If you are looking for a fun and quirky place to enjoy a post-work meal and drinks, then this is the place for you.

Sitting just a stone throw away from Ladbroke Grove station and Portobello Road, The Elgin promises to suit everyone's style and describes itself as an "opulent hidden gem, with a rich and vibrant history situated in the iconic Notting Hill area of West London."

The Elgin is located on Ladbroke Grove

It may just look like your normal pub from the outside, but upon stepping foot through the front door, a quirky interior hits you straight away.

The pub is shaped in a square which circles the bar and each section offers something different.

There's the Gin Bar which is designed to look like an old fashioned Gin Palace, perfect to sit back and relax with one of the many gins on offer.

So many gins to choose from!

The Market Room, which is kitted out with two wood fires for the colder nights, is where we were seated and we immediately felt at home as the long rectangular room offers a spacious yet cosy environment in which we easily settled into with a bottle of red wine - Malbec of course - delicious!

The start

Cornish crab cocktail

One look at the menu and my companion and I were stuck - everything looked delicious.

From Cornish crab to pork T-Bone and smoked duck breast we were like kids in a sweet shop.

Eventually we managed to make a decision, which was Cornish crab cocktail for myself and smoked salmon and spinach tart for my plus one.

Salmon and spinach tart

Both starters offered a light start to the meal and were mouth-watering, there was a generous portion of crab served with avocado to compliment, but I wasn't left feeling too full ahead of my main course.

I managed to grab a taste of the smoked salmon tart - wow - if you are stuck for something to choose then go for this and you most certainly won't be disappointed.

Main course

Sticking with the fish, I chose the monkfish scampi for my main course, served with pea mayo and skinny fries.

Monkfish scampi

The gleaming white fish was perfectly cooked in a light batter and I have to admit, I could not finish the chips as there were just so many, but then you can't go wrong with a generous portion of fries.

My plus one went for the traditional sausages and mash - pork and apple sausages to be precise - another meal which went down very well with my fellow diner.

Sausages and mash

Our helpful waitress recommended we order a side of buttered broad beans, peas and green beans, well it would be rude not to wouldn't it?

Tossed in butter, they were cooked to perfection and tasted divine, offering a nice mid-meal break away from the scampi and fries.

Dessert

Now for the best bit!

Vanilla panna cotta

We ordered a vanilla panna cotta to share alongside a portion of the dip your own British strawberries.

Anyone who is a fan of panna cotta will struggle to find anything wrong with this dessert which was served with macerated raspberries and sprinkled with pistachio brittle.

The strawberries were a genius idea and perfect for sharing if your chosen dining parter doesn't get to the cream before you that is!

Dip your own British strawberries

Full to the brim, we left as very satisfied customers.

All in all, we were treated to a relaxing and homely experience with beautiful food and drink served by courteous staff.

A view of the bar from our dinner table

Price: For a three course meal for two with a bottle of wine, expect to pay around £80-90

Address: Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill , London, W11 1PY

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am - 12am, Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm

Telephone: 02072295663

Website: theelginnottinghill.co.uk

Parking: Take the bus or a tube, Ladbroke Grove station is a two minute walk away

Dress Code: Smart casual

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