Wormwood

Wormwood 2014

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Wormwood closed on 09/16

It's still young, but this "unassuming" yet highly original restaurant is already a destination for itinerant foodies and locals who can't believe their luck. Algerian chef Rabah Ourrad honed his skills with Pierre Gagnaire and Brett Graham, but Wormwood is entirely his own creation. The menu lists around 15 small, eclectic dishes that will rock you with their creative flair and pure deliciousness – how about lobster couscous with Manzanilla-soaked prunes, roast almonds, confit lemon and a citrusy bisque, rabbit croquetas with confit lime mayo and carrot reduction or pickled and puréed cauliflower with beetroot sauce, coconut and truffle? A fan raves that "the flavour and subtle mix of ingredients works a magic" – so take your time, properly savour each mouthful and enjoy the confident, laid-back service. The weekend lunch menu is a decent introduction, but nothing really beats the thrill of the "complete package" at night.

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Wormwood

16 All Saints Road ,London W111HH

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Say Hello to Dr Gherkin & Mr Cucumber

by   silver reviewer (17)

Jul 2015

Editor's pick The dishes and décor at Wormwood seem to have been created with Instagram in mind. Small and unassuming, it’s located on All Saint’s Road but Mediterranean style permeates the whole restaurant. On a summer evening, the colourful tiles and crockery, not to mention the conservatory right at the back, is enough to transport us out of muggy London into a Greek taverna, though the prices are very firmly in the central London range. This is a tapas restaurant but high quality tapas means that...

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Nicole G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 7

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Wormwood

16 All Saints Road ,London W111HH

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North Africa revisited

by   bronze reviewer (6)

Mar 2015

Just discover this new small casual modern dining restaurant nestle in Notting Hill in the famous All Saint rd. W11 Light with touch of north Africa pottery its where it stop. The menu read dishes you may have heard of going to Morocco but here the great chef Rabah having pass through numerous star kitchen is serving you a Michelin revisited version of North Africa. His passion and detail in the making of everything is outstanding. The flavour and the subtle mix of ingredients works a magic !...

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Jean C.'s rating

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

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16 All Saints Road ,London W111HH

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Cocktails and crafted dishes

by   silver reviewer (28)

Oct 2014

Incredibly deconstructed dishes accompanied by the best espresso martini I've ever had the pleasure to imbibe. Wine was served in those conical flasks you used in chemistry at school. The service was very friendly but I did get a bit bored of having every dish explained to me. I hate that 'concept' restaurant stuff but the food more than made up for it. It was inventive, exciting and made me smile. The pudding was quite simply delicious fun. We will be back.

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

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Wormwood

16 All Saints Road ,London W111HH

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by   bronze reviewer (9)

Aug 2014

I should not really be writing about this inventive little restaurant in the wilds of Notting Hill Gate for fear that it will be over run and I will never be able to get back in. It truly represents some of the most inventive and interesting food that I have had the fortune to come across outside of the West End over the last 5 years. Not nestled in a particularly jolly street but the type of street that gives Notting Hill its ‘edge’ – the place is a perfect ‘date’ kind of restaurant. Do not be put...

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mrstock's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 9

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  1. Published :

    The Food Judge :: Wormwood. Your guess is as good as mine. | The Food Judge

    I have no idea why they named it Wormwood. After the herb? Or perhaps the star mentioned in the Book of Revelations, which, according to Wikipedia, falls to Earth and poisons a third part of the earth’s waters. #Awkward.
    Described on the website as “wholesome, creative colourful dishes inspired by tapas/mezze culture executed with French gastronomic flair”, I’m not sure what I was expecting, but whatever it was, it wasn’t this.
    Bigged up by my foodie client, A, I was expecting Wormwood to be a little gem, a neighbourhood joy, a find. The website promised much too, with the chef all Marco Pierre White, in...
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    Dips Dines :: Wormwood - From Rapping to Cooking | Dips Dines

    It’s not often you’ll find a head chef who can belt out a decent rap, but Rabah Ourrad can do just that – because this Algerian born chef was previously lead singer of a rap band. He subsequently went on to pursue his passion for cooking, working at Sketch, The Ledbury & Momo in London before venturing out on his own & starting Wormwood with his foodie brother Akli.

    The restaurant is named after the Wormwood plant, and occupies a space on All Saints Road in Notting Hill...
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