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La Sophia

020 3589 4493

46 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR

£43.00 French , Halal Notting Hill, Holland Park

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  • Wine: £17.95
  • Champagne: £46.00
  • Opening Hours: Wed-Sun 12N-2pm (Sat -2.30pm) Mon-Sun 6-10pm (Fri-Sat -10.30pm Sun -9pm)

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Rough-hewn walls, gauzy curtains and low tables inlaid with mother-of-pearl might suggest a exotic Eastern hideaway, but family-run La Sophia’s main business is seasonal French cooking based on carefully sourced, esoteric ingredients – everything from chocolate balsamic vinegar to pastis mustard. The menu shifts with the seasons, but typical offerings might run from beef tartare with Dijon mustard, tomato concassé and a poached egg to roast cod with clams, spinach and carrot purée or roast saddle and confit leg of rabbit with grilled polenta and mustard sauce. After that, try marinated pineapple with sweet spices, coconut sorbet and passion fruit. Deep-rooted family ties mean that Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences also crop up from time to time, and La Sophia also claims to be the only French restaurant in London with a halal menu. To drink, pick from the short international wine list, or bring your own bottle (Sunday to Friday, no corkage).

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  1. La Sophia

    46 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
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    Food That Makes You Smile

    Delicious Halal French and Mediterranean Food

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  2. La Sophia

    46 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
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    Sara S.

    La Sophia: Charming Taste Buds with French Gusto

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    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  3. La Sophia

    46 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
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    Alice A.

    The Audley Chronicle: La Sophia - best food of 2013 (so far...)

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  1. A French restaurant claiming to be the only in London with a fully halal menu is unique enough for me to journey to neighbourhood restaurant La Sophia in Notting Hill to investigate. I asked two friends to join me me; a big-eater Muslim along with a lactose-intolerant vegetarian, just to help up their game. A stone's throw from Portobello Road, the restaurant opened in the summer of 2010 and presents a Mediterranean and French menu with classics from the latter cooked with no presence of alcohol (think confit de canard and escargots de Bourgogne). Not to mention all the meat is halal (which includes what can be eaten and how it is sacrificed and prepared). Halal snails and foie gras? Who even knew there were such things...
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  2. With its black and gold tipped exterior combined with a February evening’s natural light, La Sophia didn’t jump out at us. This isn’t a restaurant that you would wander into from the street, rather like the Harry Potter Room of Requirement, you have to be seeking it out to find it. When taking this photo, I still wasn’t convinced, but on entering my spirits lifted. The interior of La Sophia, with its antique mirrors, smooth dark beams and mood lighting, provided the perfect dining aesthetic...
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  •  Dinner set menu - 2 courses £19.50 per person and 3 courses £25 per person

    • This offer is available from January 8, 2013 until October 30, 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.

      Max: 45 people

      Starts: 08 Jan 2013

      Expires: October 2014

      includes VAT.

  •  Lunch set menu - 2 courses £14.50 per person and 3 courses £19.00 per person

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