Discovering the best fusion-style British-Asian cuisine in London and revealing the incredible back story!
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!).
How stunning is that decor though?! The restaurant has a super homely/cosy feel!