Less of a pop-up and more of a stay-put, The Little Yellow Door is celebrating its six-month lease extension this Spring. Renowned for infamous house parties, retro gaming nights, supper clubs and Thursday takeovers, the fictional flat share, which began in 2014, is keeping its roots firmly in the heart of Notting Hill.
With new American ‘housemate’ Hank, the bar-cum-living-room-dining-room will continue to open its door four days a week for the foreseeable future, from Wednesday through to Saturday. I headed down there last Wednesday to celebrate the lease renewal and see what all the fuss was about.
The Little Yellow Door (TLYD) kicks off each week with Supper Club on Wednesdays. Last weeks celebratory special consisted of a four course meal enjoyed with fellow guests - strangers and friends - and washed down by a range of cocktails.
The Libertine – Earl Grey Infused Gin, Lemon Juice, Gomme, Egg White. Straight up in a Tea Cup; with a custard crème or jammy dodger and a very strong citrus kick.
Wedge Salad with Burnt Ends, Grated Egg, Ranch and Tobacco Onions, Thick cut Bacon with Red Eye Mayo, Chilli Apple and Pickled Watermelon
New England Clam chowder with Shrimp and Corn
Boards of Bourbon Glazed Ribs, Pulled Beef Shin, Buffalo Wings, Smoked Sausage, Burnt Ends, served with Pickled Chilli and Kraut Slaw, Potato and Bacon Salad, Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Pickles & Burnt Onion Ketchup.
Banana and Bourbon Hard Shakes and Malt Cream Brownies with Raspberry
Passion of Christ Shot - Chamomile infused Belvedere Vodka, Passion Fruit Puree, and Prosecco.
Van Wilder (Sharing (1-2) - Tequila, Rum, Vodka, Passion Fruit, Guava served in a watering can…just because.
Towering Inferno (Sharing 3-4) - Home-made punch with spirits from across the world. Composed of fresh ingredients and a splash of fire. Alcohol Of The World, Juices, Citrus, Gomme. Made in a home style blender and built over ice. Then set on fire…just for fun.
68 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3HT