Saturday, 14 May 2016

cottons notting hill

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where we ate
157-159 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3LF
T: 0207 243 0090
what we ate
Barbecue glazed pork belly With rum & molasses, pickled vegetables
Honey & guava glazed Corn fed chicken Chow Infused with spiced rum 
Cottons Signature meat Platter | Jerk marinated & grilled Pork ribs, Lamb chop, Chicken pieces and herb crusted salt beef with plantain
Cottons Signature Fish & Seafood Platter | Scallops, Clams, King Prawns, Squid, Monkfish tails and lobster with plantain
Rice n peas
Fried Plantain
Chocolate Praline Bar Chocolate cake with praline mousse, lemon curd, iced bubble gum marshmallow 

what we drank
Ying Yang Colada | half pina colada, half frozen Daiquiri with edible flowers
Frozen daiquiri | dark rum, lime juice, strawberry puree and crushed ice
Reggae Rum Punch | Wray & Nephew overproof rum, orange & pineapple juice, lime juice and grenadine 

a few weeks ago i was invited to try out a new caribbean restaurant in notting hill, cottons was not a restaurant that had been on my radar before but once i asked a few friends about it they could not recommend the camden branch enough so i had high hopes for the notting hill restaurant escecically as there aren't that many caribbean restaurants local to the area. 
as you walk in you are welcomed with the sound of 90's r&b and a beautiful brightly painted mural wall. the resturant is modern is with caribian twist, we sat in the back which has a conservatory type of feel (good for letting in light when you want to take pictures of your food, i know blogger problems)
the food was lovely, not too spicy and full of flavour, i would say its not somewhere to eat if you are in a hurry as the staff let wait a little bit between courses but thats nice if you want a relaxed eveing
we also need a minute to talk about the cocktails, i had a ying yang colda which combines a frozen daiquiri and a pina colda. basically if you go get one, coconut slushy goodness. 

you can book here if you fancy checking it out for yourself and they also deliver if you want to sit in your pjs and watch telly instead of venturing outside. 

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*all food and drinks were covered for reviewing purposes however all views and cocktail loving sentiments are my own 

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