Earlier this month we caught word of a restaurant in Notting Hill where, in true millennial fashion, you order your meal and drinks by decoding a menu made of Emojis. The Little Yellow Door is situated just opposite Notting Hill Gate tube station, so we followed our Emoji dreams down the Central Line to munch on some and drink some strong .
A donny in a bowler hat checks your name at the door before you’re led up some mysterious steps to the restaurant. It’s situated in the bottom floor of 5 flatmates’ flat, and is pretty homely as a result. The decor of the room was sick, with unusual art and signs plastering the dimly lit walls. Above our heads was a projector playing The Dark Knight, and what we thought was a mirror turned out to be a framed entryway into another room at the back.
We were then given a menu and after embarrassing ourselves and getting it wrong in front of the waiter a few times, we were brought a starter of chicken wings before some plates of heavily-packed sandwiches. Our editor, Alex, had one of the chicken dishes, while I was served the first ever veggie meal that they’d cooked since opening – boujie. They were washed down with some pretty strong cocktails to finish the meal.
Overall, the food was buff and the drinks were even better, and the meal was a fun experience to say the least. Head over to The Little Yellow Door on Wednesdays & Thursdays to taste the menu – but make sure you book in advance.
Check out their website for more info.