We will be staying for one week in a VRBO, with our extended family. I would appreciate any recommendations for take-out or (light)grocery shopping. I will need to pick up a bag of coffee beans also. We plan to eat out one regular meal and sample snacks through out the day. We have no dietary restrictions. Thank you.
I can’t comment on take out apart from the legendary Ottolenghi, but groceries are easily sourced anywhere in London. Even small supermarkets will sell coffee beans. Put your address into Google maps and search supermarkets to find out what is near you. Common chains with smaller inner city stores are Tesco and Sainsbury’s but you might also have M&S Food or Waitrose nearby.
There's a Tesco Express just a block or two west of the Notting Hill Underground Station. In that area there are several chain restaurants that should be glad to do takeout. If you zoom way in on Google Maps, you'll be able to see their names.
Also simply use Google Maps on your cell phone and type in groceries Notting Hill, UK.
This thread was also about Notting Hill.
Thank you so much for all the helpful suggestions. I will report back when I return.
for hot meal takeaway to take back to the flat, especially with lots of folks, think Nandos. Spicy afro/Portuguese chicken and all the fixings. Excellent and travels really well in a (paper) take out bag.
Here's the webpage for their Notting Hill location next to the tube station: https://www.nandos.co.uk/restaurants/notting-hill
Also good fun for eating in.
Just stayed at the Hayden Pub and Rooms, which was across the street from the Nando’s. Didn’t actually hit nando’s (I get takeout from them at work and at home in Chicago, and it’s the same menu more or less).
Plenty of groceries about the neighborhood. Believe you can get takeout at La Cocotte, where we had a brilliant late lunch/early dinner. We had a splendid brunch on our last day at Granger and Co, that I would highly recommend. And we fell in love with Gail’s for espresso drinks and pastries.
But you’ll have no problem finding whatever you need. It’s a healthy, walkable neighborhood, with lots of shops, groceries, pubs, restaurants, and such.
Thank you for your suggestions. We were able to walk to Tesco and Mark&Spenser for quick grocery trips. Even the familiar bagels were slightly different. And we also got to try hot cross buns. We had our first meal at Nando's. It was real treat for us because we don't have them in our area.
So everything worked out food wise.
that all sounds great. Which sauce did you have a Nandos? I'm medium on the chicken at ordering, medium on the spicy rice, lemon and herb on the corn, with a bottle of hot on the table for emphasis in some of the chicken breast.