Staying in Bayswater/Notting Hill for a week - looking for food inspiration!
Durbar -- Indian
202 -- Brunch
The Cow -- gastropub w/ a yummy seafood stew
El Pirata -- decent tapas (fine, but there are better Spanish options in Soho and S.Kensington)
Hereford Rd -- local ingredients bistro...very local and prob one to be sure to try...
Mandarin Kitchen -- Cantonese lobster, fried eel, and other seafood...avoid most of the non-seafood dishes...
Royal China -- has gotten a recent mixed review but is popular w/ locals for dimsum...
There's also an old somewhat famous Greek place that's fun in Bayswater near Hyde Park but i forgot the name...and the Lebanese place just a few doors north of The Mitre pub (again forgot the name) is great...
thai food /pub churchill arms on kensington church st off notting hill gate
geales for for fishand chips farmer street off notting hill gate
de amiccis small italian on notting hill gate
taqueria for mexican westbourne grove in notting hill.
westbourne grove will have many other restaurants worth a walk up and down to satisfy your hunger