Opening in October 2018
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
Caractère is a chic, contemporary and independent restaurant situated in Notting Hill and opened by husband and wife team Diego Ferrari and Emily Roux.
In French, Caractère literally means character or personality, something that both Emily and Diego love to express through their cooking and hospitality. The menu represents different personality traits so you can choose to be ‘Curious’ and ‘Greedy’ a la carte, or ‘Be Adventurous’ with the full tasting menu.
Great food! Nice deco and atmosphere. Could improve the service.
Excellent food and amazing service!
Seriously good cooking, as you might expect from Emily Roux, with sophisticated but unpretentious service. Good value for dinner - though not a bargain lunch option. Expect to pay more than £50 for a midday meal if you also have a glass of wine.
Interesting, innovative food that actually tasted as it sounded on the menu (which in itself was fascinating). Impeccable service: friendly, informative and authoritative without being either condescending or obsequious - which, regrettably, is often the case elsewhere in the metropolis. A well thought out, eclectic and welcoming ambience. A wine list that is the result of a lot of thought. And a charming patronne who answered an itinerant writer's questions honestly and without hesitation. Not just a "petit bon addresse" - an experience worth travelling for. And one with character! Thank you
Probably one of the best meals we have in london in a long time. Excellent!
A fabulous new restaurant in the neighbourhood.
Fantastic evening would highly recommend the restaurant
A coat cupboard would be very much appreciated - I did not like hanging an expensive coat on a coat stand
Awesome evening, great food great service, will definitely book again
Excellent except the wine list.
All great, good service, excellent food. Expensive, but then perhaps that's why.
Caractere was a delight. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious. My only issue was that I ordered the signature celeriac “cacio e pepe”, which was delicious, but too heavy. The pictures of it show a light sauce on the beautifully presented celeriac, looking like tagliatelli, whereas when mine arrived, I had to actually check it was what I ordered as it was a mound of sauce. I think it would have been more enjoyable and interesting if they had just held back a bit on the sauce “cacio e pepe”. But...the amuse bouche, cheese bread and goodies, were a delight, as were the wait staff... It was a complete treat and I will be spreading the word as much as I can.
Excellent experience. Perfect flavours, amazing service, great design where one can notice that all details have been thought through. Already recommended to all my friends. Congratulations to the team and the owners! Will definitely come again.
We absolutely loved our experience. Second visit for my husband, first for me. The service was excellent. The food was sublime - very difficult to pick a favourite course. I think it’s brilliant that guests can have different dishes from the tasting menu - we both got to try each other’s. We loved it and we wish you every success. We will most certainly be back again!
Exceeded expectations. Neighbourhood restaurant feel - relaxed vibe, lovely waiting staff, superb food and a knowledgable sommelier. Good choice for both meat eaters and vegetarians.
A fantastic and delicious dining experience that lived well up to up to our expectations and that reassured us that the tradition started by the grandparents continues for -at least- another generation. We'll be back.
Nice experience but pricey. VAT not in the menu prices? Great service.
lunch Was exceptual
Truly recommend it family and friends!
great food, lovely charming waitress! great restaurant!
The food was outstanding, service was everything you need (engaged and knowledgeable), portions a fraction small (never have enough of a good thing). Luca was excellent. Downsides, greeting was distracted, the same for leaving. As small drinkers, been immediately asked for our aperitif order was a bit off. That’s slight nit picking, solid8.5/9-10
Amazing lunch with amazing service. Will definitely recommend as well as make a return visit! Thank you Caractere.