This is our first blog post in a while, which also means first meal out in a while. The Oak is a fairly unassuming looking building (it looks like a boozer) containing a pretty decadent restaurant. There’s also a tapas bar upstairs for those inclined, but we stuck to the ground floor, which serves a plethora of Italian food.
Choosing what to have was pretty tough. I could have eaten one of everything, but due to budget and gastric constraints, decided on a starter to share; the charcuterie. A selection of cold meats and cheese, topped with a poached pear. Perfect for picking over whilst we caught up about our days.
The Oak are famous for their pizzas, but I was too tempted by the seared tuna. I think it was a pretty good decision. Served with a sherry reduction and ‘sea spaghetti’ (I still have no idea what this is), it was perfectly cooked, satisfying and not too heavy.
The call of the pizza oven was too much for Alex, and he chose well. Topped with creamy Gorgonzola and meaty Tuscan sausage. I couldn’t resist stealing a slice.
If you find yourself in Notting Hill after hours and fancy an Italian feast, you can’t go far wrong with The Oak.