When my parents were visiting we stumbled into a lovely restaurant in Notting Hill called Granger & Co.
It was a bright and gorgeous space, with huge windows, light wood, shining wine glasses and smiling, chatty staff.
I had a cappuccino:
They were cooked perfectly and were tender with just the right amount of crispiness in the semolina coating. The dip they served with it was sour and spicy – a bit too sour for my mood at the time, but it complemented the calamari really well and I can easily see someone else loving it.
My parents each had ricotta hotcakes (£10.80), topped with banana and caramel butter, served with maple syrup (as far as I recall). One of the best things I’ve eaten in a long while (I had to try some of theirs, obviously). The butter melted over them, caramel and all, and the ricotta added a great texture to balance out the bananas and butter. A delicious heart attack on a plate..er…bowl.
Great food and a great vibe. It was a bit on the pricier side (it is, after all, Notting Hill), but well worth a visit.