ULI at Notting Hill is a charming intimate restaurant in one of London’s fashionable neighbourhoods. Located on Ladbroke Road near the Notting Hill Gate tube station, ULI offers Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Malay dishes and even an item called “Singapore Fried Rice”.
There is much more to London than the Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Harrods and Oxford Street. One of the interesting neighborhoods of London is Notting Hill. It is a place brimming with restaurants, bars and cafes, and where the popular Portobello Road Market is located. The fashionable district with large Victorian townhouses has acquired world fame because it is host for the Notting Hill Carnival and because of the film “Notting Hill” staring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. See our earlier post for other restaurants in Notting Hill here.
We were exploring Notting Hill on a cold spring day when we came across a row of houses with interesting terraces just opposite the Kensington Temple. There were several restaurants and we decided on ULI because it looked really nice and offered light bites.
ULI at Notting Hill has a wooden-decked sheltered terrace. The light-filled space lets you enjoy the crisp spring air. Blankets are provided in case it becomes too chilly.
The indoor dining area is small and is dominated by the bar. Natural wood and a colour scheme of blue and muted tones give the space a relaxed resort like atmosphere. A hanging garden of pendant lights brings the feel of the outdoor terrace into the indoor dining hall.
ULI at Notting Hill has separate menus for lunch and dinner. There are also menus for desserts and for drinks. It also has a takeaway/delivery menu.
Below a photos of sections of the lunch menu.
Yum Cha Lunch at ULI
We needed a light lunch and ordered a bowl of Vegetable Pho (£7), Gyoza Pork & Chicken Potstickers (£7) and Straits-style Turnip Cakes (£7). We thought the prices were reasonable by London standard, even when the 12.5% service charge was added on (in lieu of the customary tips).
ULI’s Straits-style Turnip Cakes, or the black version of chai tow kway, was very good. It was better than many of the chai tow kway we had tried in Singapore food centres. The Gyozas did look like the gyozas but the taste was very average.
The Vegetable Pho was a well-crafted bowl of noodles with lots of ingredients. The broth was light and delicate but flavourful and fragrant. There was a good mix of pleasing textures.
We had a simple hot meal in ULI at Notting Hill on a chilly spring day that warmed our hearts. The space was very pleasant. The prices were reasonable. Good service, epitomised by serving free lime infused iced water in classy carafe and glasses, came with genuine friendliness. The food we had might not have been very special but we left ULI satisfied and happy.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
5 Ladbroke Road
Tel: 020 3141 5878
Monday – Thursday
12:00 – 15:00
18:00 – 00:00
Friday – Saturday
12:00 – 00:00
12:00 – 23:00
Nearby Tube Station : Notting Hill Gate