About Electric Brasserie
Now that the Electric Cinema in Portobello has recharged itself and is showing groovy movies at a premium to punters in comfy chairs, it is also the home of the Electric Brasserie, an all-day restaurant that will take care of your eating needs from 8am until quite late. Upstairs there is a
private members’ club (Query: Why is it that in Glastonbury we’re all a united cosmic being, but London is just one big velvet rope?) but it’s downstairs for the rest of us. The bar is fun, lit by bulgy yellow lights. The kitchen is open to view and, clearly, working hard. Seating is on a
hugely long leather banquette in the non-movie-themed main dining room. The
operation is run by the guys from Soho House, so the food is modern British
and good, too. Starters include saute chicken livers on toast with mixed leaves, and whiskey cured salmon with turnip pickle. Mains include duck shepherds pie, and calves liver and bacon with Lancashire potato cakes.
They even have a great silver-domed trolley to serve dishes like Beef Wellington, but if you fancy that sort of thing be sure you’re sitting at a table the trolley can reach. Some of the aisles are too tweeney. The
barmaid is beautiful, the wait staff friendly.
191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED
Mon - Sat 8am - 12 midnight