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.
We really do love your restaurant with its focus on two countries and its location on the edge of Notting Hill, which brings an added pulse of energy. The food is always excellent and the wine list offers us the opportunity to be sensible or to celebrate. The staff are brilliant. What we really do appreciate is the atmosphere, which allows for relaxed fine dining without any of the unnecessary elaborate frills. All the guests we have brought have been thrilled and impressed. We will come as regularly as we can!
We spent a lovely evening. The food was amazing, so delicious and perfectly presented. The service was very good, we didn’t need to ask anything. All the staff was so attentive and took very good care of us. I would definitely recommend it. We will come back for sure!!
Caractere is world class. I love this place, and pray that they can weather the Covid storm. Last night was the last night before they had to shut for a second time. The quality was as high as ever. Looking forward to returning in 2021.
There is no question - the food is excellent and the wine list beautiful. What let the restaurant down slightly was the service and atmosphere. We weren’t explained the menu concept or which course each dish was. If the lights were dimmed a little and there were candles on the table the restaurant would have felt much cosier. Service time felt slow too. When there is no music on and only one other table in the restaurant, the wait to have your order taken feels longer than it should. I’d go back for the food, but because of the service and atmosphere, I would probably try somewhere else next time.
Superb service, unbelievable food. Always a pleasure !
lovely food, perhaps too much butter.. thank you for your care.
Food, drinks and service were all friendly and impeccable. Old fashioned aperitif was one of the best cocktails I have ever tasted. Three course lunch menu was fantastic value for money for cooking of this quality. Only wish I lived closer to this restaurant!
Superb food and excellent service.
Food was great and clients were very happy
Very good experience.
Excellent food, wine and attentive service made for ideal pre-Christmas lunch.
It was a lovely lunch food was delicious and staff were attentive and very good. Will definitely be back!
The food was 1/2* class. Execution at the highest level with a lunch menu brimming with imagination.Buckwheat and cepe tartelette, kabocha pumpkin and glazed veal sweetbread, followed byGrilled pigeon, glazed and stuffed cabbage with liver farce, confit leg and Lardo di Colonnata and molten chocolate tart. Recently visited Marcus/Berkley (fish skin soggy). and Claridges (duck raw and not crispy skin) both very poor. Gavroche was good but not better-let down by 'deconstructed' cheese cake! Decor reminds me of 1970s, maybe lit better at night.
The restaurant is a a very stylish addition to Nottinghill and sadly it was a bit devoid of customers for Friday lunch. The menu is well priced albeit the wine list does hit the high notes very quickly, but what you get is a well thought out selection of excellent wines. The food is well presented and there are enough choices for lunch and a la carte to meet most taste buds. The service was very attentive and I hope that diner numbers will increase as it is a great place for lunch or dinner
Very tasty and creative food for a reasonable price, so very good value for money. Will definitely recommend and come back
Beautifully presented and delicious food with spot on service.
We came on the recommendation of an email from Le Gavroche and I have to say one of the best decisions we made. The food was sublime, service impeccable and the atmosphere so friendly and welcoming. The wine list was a revelation as well and on the advice of the sommelier, we tried a bottle of Terra d’Eclano 2012 which was outstanding.
Had tasting menu. Liked the first 4 dishes- amazing! My taste buds were all alive again! The last 2 - nothing to write home about. Top notch service esp the lady who tended my table. The dishes came out a tad slow. Probably just me after working 4 x 13 hours shifts, I just wanted to finish my dinner quickly go home and sleep. I did perk up everytime a dish was presented to me. Your staff did notice I yawned quite a bit.
Superb food and more than excellent service!
Very, very good food and first rate service.
Always excellent even when very busy
Perfect dinner, perfect place. I love Caractere !
An excellent evening of great food and superb service
Staff made huge effort considering They knew lockdown was imminent -flavours were excellent -menu a little narrow but understand that
Amazing food and excellent service definitely our best visit yet