Discovering One Of The BEST Restaurants In London! #GotItOnGumtree


Discovering the best fusion-style British-Asian cuisine in London and revealing the incredible back story!


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Listen up gals... there's a new kid on the block - it's a DELICIOUS British-Asian fusion restaurant that OHMIGOD you need to know about. And try. And get yourself booked into ASAP! I was invited down to a wonderful evening at 108 Garage last week, fresh of the Eurostar from Paris and my expectations were not let down! We were treated to a DIVINE five-course meal, and we were also lucky enough to meet the restaurant owener, Luca and hear all about the restaurants back story (which is super exciting!), let's dive into WHY you need to know about 108 Garage! *Disclaimer: do NOT read this post whilst hungry!...
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The story: Luca, the restaurants founder set up 108 Garage initially to serve Italian tapas, but the menu actually took a complete different route once head chef; Chris Denney joined the restaurant. BUT, where did Luca found Chris?! Well, that's the fun part of the story! Luca put out an ad on Gumtree for a chef “ready to sail on a new adventure in Notting Hill” and Chris applied, they got on really well and before you know it 108 Garage was on a V exciting culinary adventure. I absolutely LOVED this concept as who bloody knew you could apply for jobs/find wonderful staff on Gumtree?! Not me, that's for sure! I've just had a quick gander and they have over 84,000 jobs available in the UK alone.. WOW! Luca was explaining to us how great it is for specialist roles such as chef work; take a look at the many roles on offer here!

The location: Situated just a stone throw from Ladbroke Grove station, it's in an 'uber-cool' part of London and I have to say that the restaurant fits in just perfectly. As soon as I walked in I was swooning over the authentic, cool decor! Oh, and if you're wondering where the name came from, then 108 Garage *actually used to be a garage!! Hence the cool pipe work and garage feel to the joint, amazing huh?!

The food: Lucas' original vision was very different from Chris's but put his faith in Chris and was happy to let him evolve the menu into fusion-style British-Asian cuisine, which I can confirm.. is BLOODY DELICIOUS! We were treated to a wonderful 5-course tasting menu (only £38 per head which I found super reasonable considering the restaurants reviews and reputation!).

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How stunning is that decor though?! The restaurant has a super homely/cosy feel!

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Have you ever heard of/visited 108 Garage before? Is this somewhere you could see yourself dining? Ever found your job on Gumtree or know someone who has?


*This post was kindly sponsored by Gumtree, all opinions and pictures are my own - as always! 🙂 

12 Comments

  1. Laura 25th May 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I LOVE the decor – so atmospheric! I don’t think I’ve ever had Asian-British fusion food but I’m very intrigued – I’ll need to go and have a little nosey around their website I think! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Hayley 27th May 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Isn’t it just love? Has so much charm and authenticity – I love it! You would love it lady, definitely check it out! 🙂 x

    • Hayley 27th May 2017 / 4:32 pm

      It really is – definitely check it out if you’re looking for a fab fusion restaurant in London! 🙂 x

  2. Amy 25th May 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Oooh I love the interiors of this place, it looks so rustic! Sounds so yummy too, definitely need to add it to my list of places to visit next time I’m in London!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Hayley 27th May 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Doesn’t it love?! The decor was amazing!! Definitely do love, it’s a great place to check out, especially if you’re a fan of fusion food!! 🙂 x

  3. Angie 26th May 2017 / 8:49 am

    Oooh love the edgy decor!

    • Hayley 26th May 2017 / 12:11 pm

      So nice isn’t it?! So characteristic and authentic, I loved it! 🙂 x

  4. Josie 26th May 2017 / 10:54 am

    Ooh – I’ve never heard of this place but sounds incredible! I love the decor and really love quirky ideas like that! The food sounds amazing as well – love that kind of cuisine and looks gorgeous! I never knew you could get jobs off Gumtree either, how handy!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

    • Hayley 27th May 2017 / 4:34 pm

      It really was love, definitely check it out if you’re in London! 🙂 I know love, same! Such a great concept and I love the fact that Luca found Chris on there; and now they run a super successful restaurant! x

  5. Suze - Luxury Columnist 26th May 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I’ve heard amazing things about this place so I’m not surprised that you love it. The tasting menu does sound very reasonable!

    • Hayley 27th May 2017 / 4:33 pm

      It really is great Suze – I think you and Angie would love it! 🙂 I thought so too, a great price for the 5 courses, especially as the food was so bloody delicious! 🙂 x

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