Restaurant: Haya

Haya NottingHill

Restaurant: Haya

Situated in the heart of Notting Hill and just a moment from Portobello Road, Haya is fast becoming the neighbourhood’s go-to restaurant.

Words by Becky Pomfret

With a new seasonal menu for autumn, simple sharing dishes range from the Mediterranean to the Middle East at Haya.


Passionate about using fresh, high-quality, seasonal ingredients to create an array of exciting exotic dishes, Haya’s founder Victoria Paltina draws inspiration from her travels.

This autumn diners can indulge in a variety of mouth-watering dishes bursting with flavour, making sure to order the signature, warm home-made breads which are freshly baked in-house each day.  Served with rich hummus or melt-in-the-mouth baba ghanoush, it would be easy to just order several of these and not worry about anything else. However that would mean missing out on the unique falafel churro, which comes with an intense side of date ketchup and can be paired beautifully with a glass of one of Haya’s carefully selected wines.


As for the main courses, the wild grilled sea bream with cashews from the sea is a chef-special, and for a group, why not share a lovingly slow cooked lamb shoulder with a home-made pitta and fennel salad, designed to be enjoyed by 4-6 people? Seasonal vegetables dishes feature throughout the entire menu, including soft barbecued carrots with grilled apricot and pistachio; buttery soft hispi cabbage with roasted aubergine; and smoked beetroots with burnt goat’s cheese. To finish with something sweet, the baklava croissant is a dessert hybrid that has to be tried.

With comfortably stylish interiors, warm lighting, and a friendly welcome, it’s the perfect neighbourhood spot for a meal for any occasion.

Haya is open for lunch and evening sittings:

Monday – Friday 12 – 23.30
Saturday – Sunday 11 – 23.30