Bumpkin has launched its summer menu and last week I went along to a bloggers dinner at their Notting Hill restaurant to have a taste.
It was my first time here and given that I had already visited the Chelsea and South Kensington restaurants, I thought I knew what to expect. What I hadn’t anticipated was that Bumpkin Notting Hill was not only a lot bigger but it also oozed personality, something different, on each floor.
From private dining rooms to larger function rooms, there was an eclectic mix of styles which I absolutely loved …
And of course, there was downstairs which was very busy. Around our table, there were six of us: Sunny in London, Adventures of a London Kiwi, Selena The Places, Love and London, Urban Pixxels and myself.
As for the food, I had the scallops for starter with a matching glass of wine.
And easily the best part of the evening, for dessert I had the baked vanilla custard with poached rhubarb and hazelnut crumble. I can’t stop thinking about this dish, it is that good. And what I wouldn’t give to have it right in front of me, right now.
But overall it was a very satisfying evening, full of flavours and surrounded by fabulous company. The main dining room’s atmosphere was very relaxed and yet animated: a great way to spend any evening I must say.
Bumpkin, 209 Westbourne Park Road, London, W11 1 EA.