The Ark

About The Ark

A long time Kensington institution, The Ark serves up modern Italian cuisine. Although the interior space is limited, clever design has made the dining area seem a lot larger with decent sized tables and comfortable seating. The bijou decked area to the rear of the restaurant makes a delightful spot for al fresco eating. Expect more than competent cooking with top quality ingredients and beautiful presentation. We love the fresh Cornish crabmeat bruschetta to start, followed by the Galloway fillet steak with roast cherry tomatoes and potato rosti. If you still have room try the profiteroles with warm chocolate sauce. Pasta, bread and ice-cream are all made in house and white truffles are a regular menu feature in the autumn.

Sample a la carte


- Fiori di zucca alla Romana (courgette flowers stuffed with mozarella and anchovies with matchstick crisps) £6.75
- Insalata di sedano rapa, rucola e funghi con parmigano a scaglie (grilled cheese on a bed of leaves with sweet whole red pepper) £6.00
- Prosciutto con fichi (Parma ham with figs)

Other starters are available.

Main Course

- Gnocchi al pomodoro e mozarella (potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, mozarella and basil) £10.00
- Pappardelle bianco nere al granchio e zafferano (crab meat with saffron on black and white pasta) £12.00
- Bracioline di angnello alla griglia con salsa rosmarino (lamb cutlets with rosemary served with caponata) £16.00


- Tiramisu con lamponi (tulle of cream with rasperries and a swirl of chocolate) £5.50
- Pesche Agli Amaretti (fresh peach with amaretti and amaretto sauce) £5.50
- Budino di cloccolato all’arancio (dark chocolate and orange mousse with orange sauce £5.50

Additional Information


122 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill, W8 4RT

Nearest tube:

Notting Hill Gate

Average Price:

£35 - £44

Opening times:

Mon 6:30pm - 11pm
Tues - Sat 12pm - 3pm& 6:30pm - 11pm

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