Portobello Dock, 342-344 Ladbroke Grove , London, W10 5BU

SquareMeal Review of Kichenette

First-time restaurateurs with a great idea but no funds are turning to ‘kitchen incubators’ as a way of developing their concepts on a shoestring. Founded by Cynthia Shanmugalingam, Kitchenette is the first of its kind in the UK and is located beneath Steve Parle’s rocking Dock Kitchen on the Portobello Dock development. Kitchenette’s programme of four-six week residencies kicks off with ‘pao wow’ – modern Indian small plates from Anshu Ahuja, who has recreated the tastes of Mumbai, Kerala and Goa with dishes such as salt fish croquettes with green chilli and lime aïoli, roast squash and cauliflower with salsa verde or spicy chicken with tomato, yoghurt and fenugreek, crispy okra and fried kale. Next up is Louisiana BBQ, followed in 2015 by Persian food and Japanese rice-bowl donburi cooking. To drink there’s a small selection of biodynamic wines, beers and cocktails.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Queen's Park Station 550m

Kensal Green Tube Station 832m


Address: Portobello Dock, 342-344 Ladbroke Grove , London W10 5BU

Area: Ladbroke Grove

Opening times

Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Thurs-Sat 7pm-late

Nearby Landmarks

Portobello Road 1km

Electric Cinema 1km



Cuisine: International

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