Firefighters have issued a reminder about cooking safely following a fire at a restaurant with flats above.
Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to the fire on Bouverie Place, Paddington.
Part of the basement was damaged by the blaze. The restaurant's external ducting - the ventilation system - from the basement to the second floor was destroyed. Firefighters led one man to safety from the second floor of the building. Seven people left the building before the Brigade arrived and one person left a neighbouring property.
London Ambulance Service crews treated one person on the scene for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is believed to be oil in a deep fat fryer catching alight.
The Brigade was called at 1904 and the fire was under control by 2000. Fire crews from Paddington and North Kensington fire stations attended the incident.