In the shadow of the iconic Trellick Tower, Golborne Road has seen its fair share of gentrification of late but still maintains its distinctive multicultural atmosphere. Stella McCartney moved into a chapel on the road heralding its arrival as a fashionable destination. It has served as a backdrop to both Scarlett Johansson’s pout in Woody Allen’s ‘Scoop’ and Hugh Grant’s broken heart ‘Notting Hill’, yet however des-res it may seem, Golborne Road’s residents are still very protective.
Friday Flea Market in Goldbourne Road. Worth a look - great bargains to be had. If you like shopping without knowing exactly what you’ll find, you’ll love Portobello and Golborne market. It’s real London with loads of character, a melting pot of people from all over the world, treasure and bargains to discover.
Almost opposite Snaps and Rye, you’ll find John Doe, run by 4 guys who share a passion for sustainably sourced and wild British ingredients seeking to serve traditional dishes in a contemporary and accessible way. Also uniquely gas free using ovens, grills and smoking units fuelled by sustainable English charcoal and wood from renewable forests. Artisanal beer is given the same careful treatment.
Lisboa Patisserie is an authentic Portuguese - unassuming, strangely homely small café. with a lively very local atmosphere, excellent pastries, and a vast array of tempting food on display, Lisboa is definitely worth a visit: the queue, the spartan decor, and the few small, shared tables will add up to the experience. Famous for pastel de nata and coconut pastry.