The Barbary Is Heading West for Restaurant Number Two

And it’s going to be much, much bigger

After expanding The Barbary concept with wine bar and restaurant The Barbary Next Door, literally next door the original Neal’s Yard restaurant, in 2021, founders Zoë and Layo Paskin (who also have The Palomar, The Blue Posts and Evelyn’s Table) are growing the brand once again. And this time it’s a significant expansion, taking on a 75-cover site inside a Grade II-listed building in Notting Hill.

That means as well as a counter, like the one at the original, The Barbary Notting Hill will also feature booth seating in a dining room filled with natural materials (like bamboo pendants, willow ceiling panels and dark wood furniture) and a separate cocktail bar made from volcanic stone. The menu will still be inspired by the North African, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern coasts and there’ll be plenty of cooking over fire, with dishes set to include:

  • seasonal flatbreads
  • house-made merguez
  • crispy pork belly skewers
  • fried fish collar
  • aubergine ajo blanco
  • fire-baked basbousa
  • The Barbary hashcake

A bigger space also means an expanded drinks offering, including a 250-strong wine list with a mix of bottles from classic and emerging regions. And for those who really want to splash the cash, there’ll be rare bottles of Krug and Salon and first growth Bordeaux from Latour, Petrus and Y’Quem available too.

We’ve seen how restaurants have been expanding eastwards recently but with this new opening, The Barbary is showing that west may still be best.

Key Information

Opening date | September 2024
Address | 112 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU
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