Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


39 Chepstow Place Send to Phone
020-7792 5501
Underground: Notting Hill Gate
Assaggi is still a favorite after all these years.


Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Assaggi Restaurant Review

: Assaggi’s room, above a pub, has an elegant simplicity about it, the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over a leafy Notting Hill residential street. Bare floorboards combine with walls decorated with square canvases of strong colors. The cooking, however, is the focus. It all starts, as it should, with seasonal, fresh ingredients. Try favourites like the duo of foie gras parfait and escalope with a tart wild berry compote, plenty of the freshest pastas, or sashimi of red mullet to start. Move on to rib-eye of beef (for two) with white truffle butter or the fresh fish of the day. Daily specials keep the regulars coming back for more. For dessert, the famous flourless chocolate cake with ice cream, which has become an Assaggi classic, comes highly recommended. The wine list's loyalty is to Italy, with good and unusual effect, and you’ll find some treasures. Ask if you don’t know your Italian regional wines. Service is charming, yet matter-of-fact.

10-Year Tawny Port, Ramos Pinto, Quinta de Ervamoira

In GAYOT's latest Wine of the Week learn about the origin of Port wine, its grape varietals, its various types and then read the review of a 10-Year Port.


GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.