Great new café/restaurant, Burnt

Burnt is the latest restaurant from Michelin trained chef Finlay Logan (pic below), who has relocated from Goode & Wright.  Burnt is in the Westbank Gallery, under the Westway between Ladbroke Grove tube station and Portobello Road. Look for a blackboard on the pavement and head upstairs. It’s surprisingly simple inside, set to change soon with new tables and chairs, but it’s lovely in the sunshine as there is a balcony over the young designers bit of the market.

untitledLunch is really delicious, the hot octopus crudo (pic above, £6.50) and smoked mackerel, apple, sprouting seeds and spinach salad (£7.50) recommended and the raw vegetable salad (£6.50) and triple cooked chips with truffled parmesan sauce (£5.50) delectable. But why Burnt? “There’s no major reason why we picked Burnt to be honest,” says co-founder Honor Powley. “I came up with it when we first began brainstorming names and thought it made an impact, was short and sweet and liked the irony, as of course we don’t burn everything!”

While you are there you can check out the Westbank Gallery art, always a great selection of contemporary artists and there’s a Ben Allen Filthy and Faded show (artwork behind the portrait of Logan) on at the moment. Well worth a visit. Open 10am for breakfast and coffee through lunch and it closes 8pm. Just stay and graze all day long. I think I will. Call 07999476536  to book a table.

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