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Welcome to a new type of lockdown; where once again, restaurant trips become rare.
What this means is that I will have to rely on others for reviews; so thanks to @heraldsinc for this review of Cottons in Notting Hill.
I hadn't heard of Cottons before, but it is well known and was visited for a birthday trip. Looking at the site and the pictures, I can see why.
This is how they describe themselves:
"Welcome to Cottons Notting Hill where it's Carnival all year long! Following a complete re-design, we are glad to welcome you in to totally tropical vibes and a new bigger bar area for our infamous rum selection and cocktails.Cottons is packed full of contagious Caribbean spirit offering a wide selection of Caribbean cuisine in the heart of Notting Hill including our signature Mixed Jerk Grill Platter and Jerk Half Chicken, Superfood Rasta Salad and divine desserts full of tropical taste.
Calling all Rum lovers, Cottons proudly owns of the Guinness World Record for the most amount of rums commercially available - 372 to be precise. Come and try them all!"
Sounds both yummy and boozy. I should visit.
Guest Post below:
I have been lucky enough now to have tried a few Caribbean restaurants over the years, thanks to my brother in law. He has helped open up my eyes a bit more to what is out there. I always go for a jerk dish, something I know and something I enjoy.
When I gazed at the menu at Cottons, what grabbed my attention was the mixed meat platter, Jerk Pork, Jerk Chicken, chicken wing and a lamb chop - sold, sold, sold.
When it came, it did not disappoint. The dish came with a serving of rice and plantain, very yummy. The sauce on the meat had the necessary and expected kick, yet it didn't leave me crying. It was finger licking good in fact and I was happy and sad after I had consumed it all.
It was only after 20 minutes that I realised how much I had eaten and that I was way beyond full. At the time of eating, I was just savouring every bite.
I should mention that I did get the salt fish fritters to start, which had a lovely mango chutney sauce and were a great portion size to start.
The restaurant itself was very nice and cozy. Tables relatively close together and with attentive staff. We didn't have to wait too long for our food and everything was served efficiently and with a smile. Cottons has a few other venues dotted around London, so if you are in Camden or Shoreditch, do go and visit. Well worth it!
Thanks for the blog and I will definitely go and visit.