If you can stand queuing the best part of 45 minutes on a weekend morning to sit down and eat here, do it!
The food is fantastic and once you get a seat, the service is good too! They have a good selection of offerings all from the Daylesford farm, both prepared on site and as ingredients for you to take away and use for your own cooking.
If this branch is too busy you could try the one in Belgravia but it's just as bad for queues (and just as good for food)!
Went to the Esher location this afternoon for lunch. I had the Daylesford house salad and it was awesome. The proscuitto was so fresh! And the figs... Ugh, I love figs. The service was fantastic, the coffee delicious, and was overall a really good experience.
Minus one star for no wifi. I know you guys are new, but please fix this!!
Daylesford Organic is another great place for breakfast (and lunch too!) in fashionable Notting Hill. But beyond the trendy it offers delicious and wholesome food -and some outstanding scrambled eggs. They even convinced me to try a carrot-ginger juice that I really enjoyed and I am not adventurous when it comes to carrot in my morning beverage. So those of you shy of going in because the organic label puts you off or you think there may be a wee bit too many sprouts on your plate, don't be, this is seriously good food -for every palette. And super friendly service as well so you will feel very relaxed and at ease.
Good wifi Internet, organic healthy food and good ambience.
I love this place.
This is a combined breakfast/lunch place and speciality supermarket, they stock a great selection of organic food and non-food.
I have to admit, the groceries are expensive enough for me not to be a regular, but the food is quite good and fairly priced. Living around the corner, I tend to pop by a lot.
If you're into salads (the only thing I've really had here and highly recommendable) why only settle for one? You can combine up to three different salads, and they all taste quite good.
They have seating inside, but if you're a party of 1-2, the best place to hang out is by the window people watching.
I like the concept of this place but food and service were not up to my expectations
Not worth another visit in my opinion
The salads are very fresh
and crispy. And the cake is moist and truly delicious; you can't really imagine
that it is made up of vegetables. The taste is not too sweet unlike others.
Perfect place to grab for a delicious and healthy food.
If you're into organic eating and are in Notting Hill this is a great choice.
Service can be a tad slow and the queue can be long but they make up for it with healthy and organic ingredients and a bright and airy space. Limited groceries also for sale.
Note: This review is for the restaurant part, not the store part.
This is a fantastic place for brunch! I love brunch, because you can always order eggs or a hamburger, two impossibly great options. I ordered the hamburger and it was amazingly fresh and hot and delicious and it came with STREAKY BACON! And cute little jars of organic ketchup and mustard to apply to my burger plus a little green salad on the side so I didn't feel like a huge pig. Two of my dining companions ordered the eggs benny which also looked incredibly scrummy and the fourth ordered the bread basket which came with tasty looking jams. AND our table had a lovely little green garden down the middle, which we curiously wondered how they kept neat (tiny lawn mower?) and all in all it was just a great spot.
HOWEVER, if you have any issues being surrounded by gorgeous children dressed better than you are, this is not the spot for you. Despite the fact I went as part of a four girl sex and the city style brunch, we were surrounded by families. If you have an aversion to little ones or just a really bad hangover, this may not be your idea of fun.
This is the place if you wish to eat healthy the food is supposed to be grown organically and I guess it is because everything tastes kind of unusually good and delicious. Recommended, even for the try.
Came here the other weekend to have weekend brunch with some friends. I would have to knock off a star for the lack of seats for people waiting (and you will wait if you come on a Saturday/Sunday morning) as well as the poor waitstaff who came by our table with other peoples' orders several times.
However, the food definitely balanced this aspect of the restaurant out. The bread was high quality and my dish, Eggs Florentine, was fantastic. Perhaps it a placebo effect, but you could taste the organic aspects of the ingredients - it tasted much lighter, cleaner and earthier. The poached eggs were perfectly round and just the right level of firmness and the hollandaise sauce wasn't overpowering. Even now I dream of the Eggs Florentine, I'm definitely going back again for them.
I don't understand why they sell their milk in non-resealable pouches; but it's damn good milk, so I deal with it (hint: I got a vintage milk jug to consolidate pouches, that strikes the fancy of many a brunch/post dinner coffee guest). My other favorite of Daylesford is the hot English mustard. This will be one of those things I'll have friends ship to me, if we ever move back to the US. It really is that good! An extremely small amount goes a long way, so it took me about half-a-year to get through a jar.
As for pretty much everything else, I could take it or leave it. Sifting through the veg, I often find hints of rotten spots in things like garlic. The fruit often looks underripe. I'm all for the organic, less-than-perfect fruit and veg, but I still want it to be quality. If farmers at markets can make it work, I don't think it's too much to ask for Daylesford to keep up, too.
I've only eaten in breakfast, and it was very basic--eggs, yogurt, granola, etc. I realized everything we ordered, I could have made at home in a matter of minutes. It sorta turns me off lunch and dinner. For me Daylesford boils down to the milk and the mustard. I'll leave the rest, thanks.
A brilliant organic foodie lovers paradise!
This place specialise in tasty organic food that's fresh and great quality. They sell cheeses, breads, pastries, cakes and other lip smacking treats - yum, yum!
I would say from everything here, the cheeses are possibly their strongest point here. The selection is pretty good, it's not the cheapest but you pay for what you get and it's worth it.
I love delis and when I pass through Notting Hill, I always make a stop for a nice big wedge of brie or cheddar to go with some of that fine organic bread they sell. A top place for food!
Had Lunch here; we were very excited. Good combination of ingredients, well cooked. Good and gentle Service. Lovely athmosphere in the combination of grocery store and Restaurant. Free wifi Access for customers.
The second Time we went for breakfast, which maybe was our Most expensive breakfast ever, but maybe also the best One!
Great selection of foods, all organic, interesting meats, great coffee
This is a quick review on the shop and coffee bar and not the full restaurant. I was waiting in here for about 45 minutes for a friend to show up so I browsed quite a bit. Organics aren't really my big thing so I'm not too fussed about it just because it's organic. That being said, this place had some really cool items that I'll be going back to buy.
For example, few places I know sell fresh rabbit and quail, two meats which I enjoy but rarely experience cooking myself. The fresh veggies looked fantastic and heaps better than what I usually resign myself to at Sainsbury's or Tesco.
The coffee bar is also well stocked with sweet treats, savoury pies and soups, and a barista who seems to know his stuff despite his relative youth. The coffee was rich and fruity with a hint of nuttiness just after the flavour peak. It was interesting and jumpstarted my hungover brain in no time at all.
The one issue I had with the store was the location of the register which is at the back of the food section. Basically, I ordered my coffee, walked to the back to pay, then walked back to get it. Just seemed a bit odd.
I must admit that the shop looks beautiful, and actually a lot more attractive than its previous incarnations. However, what used to be a local wholefoods store affordable enough to do your entire shopping, then taken over by Fresh & Wild just to be closed down when Wholefoods opened in Kensington, is now more a treat sort of place.
The transformation seems to be in keeping with the time and neighbourhood as the shop is usually teeming with people, especially in the cafe areas.
Oh well, at least it is still a food store rather than yet another fashion outlet.
That's for sure: I like the food. But what I do like more is the whole philosophy behind it. Starting with the fresh cooked food from their own organic farms, the carbon neutral water, bottled in the UK with PVC free bottle-caps, the nice interior and so on...
Only the service could look a little bit better after the clients. One should bring time for ordering as well as paying.
While it moved into the former home of Fresh & Wild (annoying closed down by greedy Whole Foods), I'm still surprised it took so long for Daylesford Organic to come to Notting Hill - what with its residents practically bowing to the temple of all things organic, wholesome, beautiful and expensive.
This Daylesford Organic is comprised of a shopping/deli spread over 2 small - and crowded - floors, a cafe/bar (The Bread Bar Cafe) and two restaurants: The Larder Restaurant (serving local, seasonal food) and The Raw Bar Restaurant (serving, obviously, pure raw food).
Although this is meant to be a flagship store - and indeed, with its breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks/shopping/takeaway options, it is impressive - the foodshop itself is a bit more limited than you may expect. But the catch is this: the beauty of Daylesford Organics is that it really is a farmshop of sorts, and they try to sell what is freshly picked and available. The in-house produce is of course accompanied by specialty goods made elsewhere, but it's not Whole Foods. As much as possible is sourced from local producers and homemade (either on-site or out in the countryside).
Another favorite neighborhood spot. The breakfast is pricey, but if you are shopping, be sure to pick up some of the amazing jams, especially the ones for meat: rosemary & apple for pork and mint for lamb. the desserts (anything chocolate) are decadent and awesome!
This is a review for the restaurant, not the store. I went with a friend on a Wednesday afternoon and there were seats outside but I noticed when we are leaving that there was quite a wait for seats at that point. I guess it's because we got there around noon. Get the fresh juices here! They are really refreshing - I had the carrot/apple/ginger one. The salads were very fresh and crisp and had that earthy organic-y taste (ok maybe I'm making that up) but it didn't taste like supermarket bought veggies. I had ordered the choice of 3 salads for about 10 pounds - 1 had roasted squash, coriander, and goat cheese, another had wild rice, pine nuts, and rocket, and the last one.. well I don't remember but I cleaned my plate so I can assure you it was good. My friend ordered the quiche with a side of the wild rice salad as well. She said her bacon, leek and something quiche was rich, buttery and flaky (she also inhaled it pretty fast) - so that sounds like a pretty solid quiche. We also had the carrot cake and espresso. Both were superb. The cake was very moist and not too sweet with just enough carrot chunks so you might think for a sec... hey there's carrot in here, it's healthy! Anyways, the cake was really good and the espresso was decent as well - it had a chocolate-y aroma with fruity accents. Service was good - courteous and attentive, but not in your face. Additionally this place as well as other outdoor restaurants (yes 202 I'm talking about you--) on Westbourne grove are ideal for pretty people watching and not so pretty but very well dressed people watching. Oh yeah and lots of bugaboos and lunching mommies. Enjoy!
I've been here twice and on both occasions have had the baked eggs. I'm an admirer of simple things done well and DOs baked eggs epitomise this. The eggs were very fresh and had plump rich deep orange yokes. They were presented on the same cast iron pan they were baked in. On both occasions I've opted to have them with hollandaise and bacon. The bacon is the streaky kind cooked to deep dark brown and just crispy enough. The hollandaise was dreamy and subtle. On the side of the plate was a delicious slice of toasted sour dough bread. Each and every mouthful was pure delight.
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