If, as Janet Street-Porter claimed, cookery books are the new porn for the socially ambitious, then Books for Cooks is a hard-core sex shop. At the rear of the shop are a small test kitchen and a cafe, where you can enjoy a simple lunch or cake while you enjoy a cursory read through your new purchase.
4 Blenheim Crescent, W11 1NN, Tel. + 020 7221 1992
Opinion – Foodsessed on Books for Cooks restaurant in Notting Hill:
Eat surrounded by over 10,000 wonderful recipe tomes at this cosy Eclectic cafe / test kitchen at the back of a sweet, slightly scruffy Notting Hill cookbook store. It’s only open for lunch and you have to get there before they run out of the usually excellent daily changing dishes, which are often crafted by visiting cooks doing demonstrations and usually sold for prices that equal a deal.