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Adding a grungy vibe to the Soho House Group’s much-loved Electric Cinema, this revamped eatery ensures you won’t go hungry during one of its well-chosen films. The long, vaulted room pays homage to the New York diner – complete with leather booths and a long, kitchen-facing bar done out with the group’s trademark finesse and good taste. The menu, compiled with help from high-end diner Au Cheval in Chicago, is the real deal. Excellent hot dogs come in a soft, sweet brioche bap, double cheeseburgers can be pimped with a thick rasher of bacon, and hoppy American ales are the pick from an excellent beer list. Meanwhile, those who want to keep things light should order moules marinière or sea bass with capers, and probably ignore the knickerbocker glory. Otherwise, simply undo a belt notch and enjoy.


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  1. Published : Wednesday, 8 May 2013

    Over the Hype :: The Electric

    The Diner is part of ‘The Electric Complex’ situated in Notting Hill offering a cinematic, casual dining and a private members club experience all in one. The newly refurbished diner has recently reopened its doors to the public following a kitchen fire that claimed its former resident the Electric Brasserie a few months ago.

    Serving favourites from Chef Sodikoff’s French-American restaurant in Chicago, this place is best known for serving comfort food of the best kind from two menus: The Breakfast and The All-day, depending on the time of your visit...
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  1. The Electric Diner has got to be in our top three places we’ve eaten this year. Although not in our usual stomping ground, it felt quite a trek to get to Notting Hill, but oh so worth it. A very cool interior awaited us, we certainly didn’t feel we were in London anymore. The diner has a proper old US feel, if it wasn’t for the exposed brickwork you could quite easily think that you’re in a one of those long silver trailers drinking a cup of Joe. The red leather booths adds to the authenticity as does the long row of stools resting against an even longer bar...
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  1. I actually stumbled upon this place by accident  because I was looking for a few cool boutique cinemas to watch a movie on a particular weekend and the electric cinema came up. On the website, the electric diner caught my attention and after looking at the menu, I thought "why not!" . I headed straight to Portobello road after a nice walk from Piccadilly Circus to Westminster (I know...amazing). It was quite a nice day so that put in me a great mood for an awesome meal!We arrived at the restaurant and the vibes I was getting were quite neutral. It was really relaxed, dully-lit and had a nice bar that extended throughout...
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  1. The Electric "Complex" (let's call it) comprises of the cinema, the diner, the members bar and the little doughnut shop which sits in the cinema lobby. Affected by a fire in June 2012, it took another six months before it was restored and revamped. The Diner itself, with Sodikoff brought in to consult, started to serve tarted up American Diner food. Think sandwiches (which basically covers everything which involves bread), things served with eggs and a variety of other things cooked on their grill...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 20 January 2013

    Culinary Creep :: Electric Diner, Notting Hill

    The Electric Diner is a new re-incarnate of the Electric Brasserie after a fire in June 2012. Rather than rebuild, they chose to re-make the venue over into a Diner, capturing that trend of ‘America in London’, even hiring Brendan Sodikoff from Chicago restaurant Au Cheval to oversee and develop the menu. When joining an already existing trend, it can sometimes be all too easy to accidentally follow rather than offer something different yet stay on trend, however Electric Diner has managed to be part of the trend yet still elevate the classics...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 17 November 2013

    Munch My Way :: Electric Diner, Notting Hill

    Electric Diner is a little diner located right in the middle of Portobello Road and next to the Cinema.

    The front houses a bar that serves from beer on tap to cocktails and wine and as you enter the dining area you can see the open kitchen.

    The menu is very much homage the classic American style diner with their own twist as Brenden Sodikoff, the chef behind Au Cheval in Chicago helped inspire the concept of the diner’s menu and some signature dishes from his restaurant in the US...
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  1. Published : Friday, 30 November 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Electric Diner

    The Electric Diner is a collaboration between the Soho House people and renowned Chicago based chef Brendan Sodikoff. It’s situated on the Portobello Road on the former site of the Electric Brasserie which closed and has since had a massive renovation.

    I was lucky enough to be invited along to the ‘launch do’ of the Electric Diner and was rather excited to be going – I love a good diner...
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  1. Featuring donuts freshly made every morning and flavours that rotate every week, these doughy jewels are priced at just £1.50 - that's less than the cost of a cupcake or waffle from concepts further up the road. A few of the flavours put forward include: Maple Bourbon, Birthday Cake, Bergamot & Orange, Ginger Chew, Mexican Chocolate and Berry Trifle. Shamefully, I must admit to visiting at least four times in the first week, sampling options as varied as Pistachio and Cinnamon Stack through to Blueberry and Birthday Cake. All served with a side of guilt and washed down with a £2 'bottomless' filter coffee...
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  • Address: 191 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED
  • Telephone: 020 7908 9696
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-12M (Thurs-Sat -1am Sun -11pm)

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