ULI Restaurant

Feeling bereft at the closure of his favourite Notting Hill restaurant, ULI, Graham Rebak approached owner Michael Lim and suggested they team up and open afresh nearby. So ULI and it’s pan-Asian menu has migrated from All Saints Road to Ladbroke Road, W11. The new iteration has all the ingredients of a great neighbourhood spot. The well-lit interior of white walls, limed oak, and accents of sky blue and green in the banquette cushions and hanging plants is welcoming and comfortable. The old menu has been reimagined and offers Chinese, Malay, Thai and Singapore classics including soft shell crab, crispy aromatic duck, and peppercorn salted prawns as well as some new, more off beat dishes to try (Who knew turnip tops could taste so good?) Just added is a new YUM CHA lunch menu of lighter dishes such as steamed dim sum, pho noodle soups and bao buns. It’s buzzy and intimate, with plenty of attentive staff. Oh, and cocktails. There’s a cosy private area at the back that seats 8 and outside there are as many tables under an awning which gives it a rather European vibe (read summer holiday feeling) even on a February evening. You can takeaway, or get home delivery – and they’re launching a new app this month so you don’t even have to make a call to place your order. What’s not to like?

ULI Restaurant
5 Ladbroke Road, W11 3PA
020 3141 5878
— Anna Cryer
22nd March 2017