17 Jul 2017
Following a recent refurbishment, the Grade II listed Notting Hill pub, The Elgin, has reopened offering a relaxed and welcoming pub, inviting dining room and dedicated gin bar that simply oozes old school elegance.
Original features, including an impressive mahogany bar, real wood fireplaces and stained-glass windows are offset by striking chandeliers, brightly upholstered seating and contemporary artwork to create a comfortable yet stylish backdrop to a menu bursting with British seasonal produce and a drinks offering that includes a vast array of gins as well as draught beers, craft ales, wine and cocktails. Add to this, a bustling outside space and several private rooms, The Elgin is a local for all seasons, from a quick pint through to weekend brunch, an informal supper or a fabulous cocktail party.
Kick off an evening in The Elgin’s El Gin Bar with its vast range of gins, over 40 in fact, from large distilleries like Hendrick’s and Bombay Sapphire through to boutique brands such as Little Bird and the locally distilled Portobello Road. Choose from classic London drys, aromatics or fresh and floral varieties, for a G&T just how you like it.
If gin isn’t your tipple of choice, The Elgin also offers a generous selection of bottled craft ales from the likes of Duvel, Goose Island, Beavertown and Meantime breweries as well as draught beers, a carefully curated wine list and creative cocktails.
The kitchen, led by Head Chef Regi Di Campos, serves up a seasonally-changing menu of quality dishes showcasing the best of British fare from brunch right through to dinner in the stunning Market Room. Timeless crowd pleasers including Camden Hells battered cod with hand-cut chips and mushy peas and The Elgin’s prime beef burger with melted cheese and ale onions. More modern dishes with a twist feature wood pigeon Kiev offset by a tart and fruity gooseberry and sloe gin purée; or cider glazed pork ribeye with sautéed potatoes and a tangy apple slaw. Finish with a slice of homemade vanilla panna cotta and pistachio brittle, or push the boat out with a decadent chocolate fondant with an oozing Devon fudge centre.
Brunch continues the British theme with dishes of black pudding, bacon, potato, picked shallot and crispy duck egg salad with an English mustard dressing as well as everyone’s favourite, poached egg with smoked hollandaise. The Sunday roast is an essential for any great British pub and The Elgin does it with flair with a choice of locally sourced meats from roast beef and pork tenderloin to chicken crown, served with all the trimmings and lashings of gravy.
Celebrations & Meetings
With four spaces to choose from, The Elgin is ideal for all sorts of occasions, from family gatherings and birthday celebrations to meetings and private dinners. Upstairs, choose between The Long Room accommodating up to 50 and or the intimate yet striking Round Room complete with inviting sofas and a chaise longue for a relaxed vibe for up to 20 guests. With a bar linking the rooms, book both for a versatile space suited to drinks receptions and decadent dinners. The Market Dining room and El Gin bar can also be booked exclusively for groups of up to 150 and 40 respectively.
So, whether you’re part of the Notting Hill set or just passing through, The Elgin is the latest must visit.