Husband and wife team, Emily Roux and Diego Ferrari, are opening Caractère in Notting Hill this October. Emily of course is the daughter of Michel Roux Jr, and Diego has been head chef at his father-in-law’s restaurant Le Gavroche for the past three years, so we can expect a mix of classical French with elemements drawn from Diego’s Italian heritage.
In reference to the restaurant’s name, the menu is divvied up into six character traits – curious (small plates/starters), subtle (veg-focused small plates), delicate (fish mains), robust (meat mains), strong (cheese) and greedy (dessert) – with dishes including seared mackerel with confit beetroot, black cardamom and parsley; seared oxtail ravioli with beef consomme and bone marrow; and whole roasted figs in the leaf with gateau basque and double cream. You can go a la carte and choose dishes at random but they also have a tasting option that will hit all six sections for £78.
As part of of what’s probably the UK’s most revered restaurant family, you can bet all eyes will be on this one – booking is open now.
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Opens Thurs 4th October 2018
209 Westbourne Park Road, London, W11 1EA