Nonemu – 109 Chamberlayne Rd, London NW10 3NS (CLOSED)
Settled in the bustle of Chamberlayne Road in a prime spot at the heart of Kensal Rise, from the outside Nonemu promised much. A subtle exterior – no flashy neon signs here – gave way to a dark and secluded interior – all mood lighting and mysterious fashion show visuals. Locals will be pleasantly surprised that the place feels fresh, despite it being a familiar location, but for the 3 QPF partners all those thoughts disappeared when we looked down the menu.
Billed as pan asian fusion, it all sounded delicious, and predictably we ordered a bit of everything. With the Whispering Angel in hand and tasting as fresh and as cool as the models walking down the catwalk projected behind our table, we did not have to wait long before the food started arriving. Treated to a very personable service, dishes were introduced with a flourish and did not disappoint.
Our starters included a edamame salad and tasty baby spinach with crispy tofu. Next came some chilled crab wonton crackers, sticky and seductive pork belly bites nuac cham and a particular favourite – crispy squid with tangy dipping sauce. A delicious warm aubergine with sweet chilli soy set up a run of sharing plates along with a collection of dim sum including spicy chicken and prawn & chive dumplings. Everything was packed with flavour, it was all prepared with real care and attention, and every plate went back to the kitchen empty.
The atmosphere was both fun and cool and we will definitely be back soon. Perhaps even for a lunchtime treat – Nonemu are now open 12-2 with an adjusted lunch menu – we can’t wait. Yum.
Address :109 Chamberlayne Road,London, NW10 3NS
Website : https://www.nonemu.co.uk/
Tel: 020 3904 8179
Mob: 07467 254359
Instagram – nonemu.london