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Lovely welcoming staff, club like atmosphere, food was average however beautifully presented and the cocktails were delicious. Great for a night out with friends.

We ordered the steak tartare, the parfait of liver, the pork belly and the burger. With the exception of the steak tartare, which I found to be bland and a very small portion, all of the food was excellent. I very much enjoyed the atmosphere and the art-deco light fixtures. I would go again.

Really great service. We were drinking cocktails at the bar and the staff were very relaxed about what time we ended up sitting down at our table. The food was nice - but not as nice as the cocktails and wine. I ordered the sirloin and it was a little gristly, but still good. Good value with the discount.

The Londsdale was great! Food was very tasty but some of the main dishes weren't very hot, also my friend's steak arrived as well done even though she has asked for medium rare. The only complaint I migh thave is the service...Not very professional and there was no appologies for messing up my friend's steak than we had to wait ages to grab someone to get the bill...

Standard Notting Hill bar/restaurant fare. Very similar vibe to the Electric on Portobello. Trying very hard to be trendy while not quite there on the food. We had steak and chips, which was good but the rocket and parmesan salad was miniscule and when we asked for bread they served up something akin to last weeks old loaf which had been toasted to disguise it's age. Not cool. Also, spectacularly overpriced if not with toptable.

went to Lonsdale couple of times in the past and it is never disappointing... food great as well as their red wine & decor nice & service attentive = great value

We went with my friends to Lonsdale in Nottinghill for my Bday dinner meal. Understandably Tuesday after a Bank holiday weekend was not the busiest of nights, but the atmosphere and service was very good and we were really pleasantly surprised by the quality and value of 50% TT offer..I had oysters as a starte , half of a lobster as a main dish and a delicious chocolate fondant and most of my friends has some great steaks. I totally recommend

Not to be missed Food and service excellant

tasty food, good service and stylish interior. Dining area is a bit close to the loud bar area though

Well, that was a surprise. From the outside The Lonsdale looks like a smart neighbourhood steakhouse, but when you walk inside and it looks like a well-lit night club. Needless to say, the bar is excellently stocked and the wine list was pleasing too. Frankly, I was surprised about the food. Considering the decor, I was feeling a bit nervous, but that was completely unfounded. The food was superb and the service was very attentive. That being said, we went on a Tuesday - not the busiest night.

Great venue, service and food...

Amazing value for money! Great food! We had an early sitting so it was really quiet...but was warming up as we left. They do the best Amaretto Sours too!

Went to the Lonsdale in Notting hill last night. Massively friendly. Great service. Excellent food and great value (with the 50% off!) Would definately recommend it and we will definately be going back too!

The Lonsdale is a fun relaxing place, good service, and great for steaks. The seafood is a bit hit and miss though.

Brilliant value with the TT deal - food was fantastic and service lovely. Really liked the decor. Particular mention should go to the cocktail list - the martinis were superb.

The staff at the Lonsdale were pleasant, the menu was excellent and the food was very good. We also loved the red cushioned benches and low lighting and will definitely come again.

Fancied a steak and after reading another review decided on the Lonsdale. 50% off food and booked in early. The steak was great, and just what was needed although glad it was on special offer. All in all a nice place to eat.. If you want it quiet get there early and make the most of the big red seats..

THe food at the Lonsdale was very good. Steak cooked perfectly and chips were great. perhaps a little haevy handed on the salt generally. Fun place to go with friends, but you definitely feel like you are eating in a funky bar not a restaurant. Good cocktails. Excellent value with 50% off, full price, there are places Id rather eat in Notting Hill.

very nice atmosphere but way too crowded and loud. The food wasnt great and cocktails didnt hace any alcohol:(. Nice for socialising but not great for food. Also the toilets were very dirty and both sinks out of order.

A very pleasant dinner at The Lonsdale. Ate there early and enjoyed their 50% discount TT offer (expensive without this discount) and the food was good - steaks especially. Quite quiet early but filled up by 7.30pm. Loud music was a bit intrusive but that is the sort of place it is. Nice waitress. Would probably return.

Over rated. Noisy and expensive with pleasant but unprofessional front of house

The Lonsdale in Notting Hill has again proven to be a hit! Held a leaving party here integrating both a meal and a reserved booth for drinks. The Lonsdale were accommodating to last minute requests and time changes and were very helpful throughout. Restaurant wise, food was lovely, but a few dishes a touch on the colder side- but perhaps due to a larger party dining? Portions a good size and with 50% discount, made the prices very competitive.

The Lonsdale, tucked away in the residential street of Notting Hill, is a hidden gem! The food was excellent, I can scarcely think of any improvements. The seabass main was delicious as were the scallops and the game and liver parfait starters. One main arrived 5 mins after the other and the staff apologise profusely and said it was on the house. With the 50% off it was amazing value. £65 for 3 peope for 3 courses! They even only calculated service charge from the discounted total! give it a go

Excellent value, great staff great night

very good service. fab cocktails. good music. bar too packed but restaurant great.

The restaurant had not picked up our online booking so that was a bit awkward as we showed them the email confirming our booking! The barman was fantastic- charming chatty and great. However, we were disappointed that we werent given menus or shown to our table and had to ask at 8.45, when we had the table booked for 8.30. Food was really great- chicken liver parfait magnificent! And I then had a great steak and chips!

Loved the setting. Food great with 50% offer. Overpriced at regular price though.

Sirloin good but not fantastic. At £23 vastly over priced for what I got.

Would go back for drinks or offer but not at a la carte price.

Great atmosphere in the Lonsdale in Notting Hill. It has a cool crowd and gets busy late with good music if you are in the mood for a laid back night out. Food was delicious. Steak highly recommended. Yummy martinis. Definitely a good cool spot in Notting Hill.

The Lonsdale was interesting ..... Younger clientel, very buzzy and food good. Service was mixed .... one excellent waitress and one very disinterested

Great food as always! esp 50% off

Booked the 50% off offer for Wednesday night. Extensive menu choice, we had a starter and main each. Scallops and Game were fantasic and the fillet and duck for main were equally delicious and cooked to perfection. The food portions were great (if not a little too generous) and the staff were attentive enough and friendly. The restaurant itself is nice, has an american diner feel to it, great music. Was very quiet for a Wednesday evening but would definitely go again maybe over the weekend.

such a gem hidden away from the main track. the food was divine and the service was nice and relaxed. great drinks and good music. i will be heading back soon!!

Lonsdale has great cocktails, good food and a cosy and sophisticated atmosphere. Perfect for drinks, dates, group dinners and dancing later in the evening. I love the music and the crowd tends to be mature and stylish but friendly and laid back at the same time. One of my favourite Notting Hill bars.

The Lonsdale in W11 has a nice atmosphere with comfortable seats. The food was exquisite; and the service was attentive, but not intrusive. We chose the third cheapest red wine, which was good for the price.

The Lonsdale, London. Food was delicious and very good value with the 50%offer. Menu was extensive with nice wines. Very nice atmosphere, candles, great music. Would definitely recommend it.

Lovely meal, steaks taste great (slightly more cooked than we asked for) but the restaurant is almost in a nightclub so it's not for a quiet saturday night dinner. Great venue for a birthday party with lots of friends; you can make as much noise as you like without feeling guilty!

The Lonsdale Notting Hill was superb. Had to reschedule time 2x due to work Commitments and all was handled hassle free. Food choice and cocktails all lovely. Food a touch on the cooler side but was most enjoyable. Great 50% off offer and cocktails about £8-10 each. A lovely setting for a meal, drinks and a catch up with friends.

Amazing Food as always esp with the 50% off

Great food, service and ambience! A very enjoyable evening! Thank you The Lonsdale.

Good service. Very empty restaurant on a Tuesday night (only 3-4 tables). We enjoyed the cocktails. Steak was OK, maybe slightly overcooked for a medium. Really good wine menu. Good value with TT offer, too expensive otherwise

I love the Lonsdale, great bar and cocktails, very friendly helpful staff, buzzing atmosphere, cool layout and tasty well presented food, and with the 50% offer incredible value. My venison main was a particular highlight..

Awesome dog too..

Excellent value with the TT offer. Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere-lively but not boisterous on a wednesday evening.

Stunning restaurant, superb food and wonderful cocktails

The Lonsdale is a real gem, hidden in the heart of London's Notting Hill in a residential street. Ultimately it's a small but perfectly formed cocktail bar which serves great food, and has the feel of a nightclub. We were a small group celebrating a Birthday which was ideal, but it wouldn't be my first choice to got to for a quiet, romantic meal or a large gathering (unless you hired the venue!)

Had a few issues with the food order and their ticketing system and as such our food took almost an hour. The waitress didn't handle our complaint well but the manager did! We were an early booking and there were only a few other tables whilst we were there. The food was very good so it made up for a disappointing start and they didn't charge us for one of the steaks by way of apology.

Great value with the 50% offer.


Had yet another great meal at The Lonsdale.

The Lonsdale in London's Notting Hill is a great bar that gets very busy at night. The cocktails are well made. The restaurant menu has several steak options as well as half a dozen other main courses. Sirloin steaks were good and the wine list is reasonably priced. Service was good. All in all I would recommend it both as a bar and as a restaurant.

I arrived early, and my friend was late, but the staff were fabulous and made me feel very comfortable. The food was good, and excellent value with the 50% deal. I would especially like to mention the service - the girl who took care of us was perfectly attentive, and really great. We had a very nice evening.

The Lonsdale, Notting Hill. The food was excellent and very fresh. I had veal tartre which was delicious followed by the lobster which was very fresh. Fantastic value at 50% off. The cocktails were excellent too