Kitchen Notes

Clarke’s Restaurant

November 21, 2020

Late November Update Half way there… Thanksgiving & Christmas Pre-Orders Thank you to all of those who have already placed an order for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, and at the same time time, may we gently remind you that the last day to secure a home-delivered Thanksgiving Menu for

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Here we go again.

November 1, 2020

Today was bitter sweet. Although a pleasure to be open on our first (but sadly last) Sunday until December, following yesterday’s Government announcement the Restaurant will, yet again, be closing temporarily from Thursday 5th November. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support, your beautiful messages – and the smiles

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Clarke’s Restaurant

October 24, 2020

Tier 2 Restrictions Along with many of our colleagues within the hospitality sector, we have struggled to understand the latest guidelines from the Government regarding same households dining together and those who wish to book Lunch or Dinner with business colleagues. Whilst holding on firmly to our responsibilities

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Thank you – Early October

October 3, 2020

Westbourne Grove Our first thank you is to everyone in Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove for welcoming us so warmly into our new home there! We are so happy to be part of such a wonderful community, and we are looking forward to meeting even more of the locals.

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September News

August 28, 2020

The Restaurant   Friday March 20th seems a lifetime ago, and memories of the final dinner service before our temporary closure have faded. We had no idea then just how long this sad, empty and joyless moment in the history of Clarke’s would have lasted. Happily though, I

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August News

August 9, 2020

The Corner Shop Opening an extension to our Shop opposite the Restaurant during a global pandemic was possibly not something a sane person would do – but that was precisely what we did last week. Having worked on our plans and ideas for well over a year, taking

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This week – New Bread Shop (and coffee!)

July 25, 2020

No peas, no apricots or fava beans this week…. Instead – we welcome you all to a new chapter in our lives! This coming week the Shop will be closed on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th, allowing our builders time to break through from the ‘old’ shop into

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News and Sunday’s favourite – the fig

June 28, 2020

With the recent (not unexpected) news of the relaxation of the quarantine rules, my thoughts are turning to those who will be heading for the airports, as they move from one heatwave to another. If I was not focusing on the opening of our new Corner Shop and

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News and Sunday’s favourite – the cherry

June 21, 2020

We like to think that Kensington has become almost as famous as Japan for its cherry blossom walks. Even though travelling abroad may not have been part of your itinerary this Spring, you may still have been able to experience blossoming cherry trees earlier this year, as they were to be found in profusion

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News and Sunday’s favourite – the fava bean

June 14, 2020

The Restaurant has used beautiful fava beans every summer for well over 30 years, in salads, soups, risotto, pasta dishes, with roasted sea bass or salmon or with lamb. Although the earlier arrivals from Italy and Spain have already appeared in the markets, we normally prefer to wait

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