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First Floor Restaurant

About First Floor Restaurant

If Harpers and Queen are raving about your restaurant you know you've got it made. But, let's face it Notting Hillbillies don't need H&Q to tell them that First Floor is 'wonderful' and 'decadent'. They clearly already know that this shrine to glamour and good taste is a winner because there's a profusion of fashionable locals in here every night basking under the huge chandelier among the boho chic Austen-meets-French chateau décor. The surroundings might be impressive but they'd be nothing without the food - beautifully prepared luxurious modern European dishes such as the rapture inducing dover sole with chargrilled asparagus and caper butter sauce.

Sample a la carte


Asparagus & mascarpone soup, finished with truffle oil £5.50
Duck liver parfait on beetroot carpaccio & peppered pear confit £6.50
Prosciutto with charentais melon, mozzarella di bufala & basil £7.25
Soft shell crab spring rolls with wasabi mayonnaise & Asian salad £8.50

Other starters are available.

Main Course

Sea bass with herb crust on fennel confit & cherry tomato caponata £13.50
Ballantine of chicken, filled with king prawns, wrapped in Parma ham, carrot julienne, new potatoes, finished with a lemon, pepper velouté £14.75
Pan seared snapper with sautéed samphire & leeks, saffron gnocchi, shellfish & parsley velouté £15.00
New season lamb noisette on spring peas, potato galette and a wattleseed jus £16.95
Char-grilled rib eye steak with shallot butter, slow roasted tomatoes & endive salad £17.50
Crayfish risotto with piquillo peppers, pea shoots & preserved lemon £12.00

Other main courses are available.


Vanilla crème brulée with spiced rhubarb compote £5.50
Pavlova filled with yogurt, mascarpone, raspberries, blackberry & mint £5.50
Hazelnut & chocolate parfait with ginger mousse £5.50
Selection of Italian cheeses with walnut and fig chutney, oat cakes £7.95

Additional Information


186 Portobello Road, Ladbroke Grove, W11 1LA

Nearest tube:

Ladbroke Grove
a discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon 7pm - 11pm
Tues - Sat 12pm - 4pm and 7pm - 11pm
Sun 12pm - 5pm

Dress Code:

Smart Casual

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