Kensington Place

Kensington Place, 201 - 209 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LX
NameKensington Place
Location201 - 209 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LX
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For many food-lovers, Kensington Place is where the current food renaissance all began. This was the first place where you could enjoy seriously good food, sometimes light and simple, but with deft, complex touches, in what is essentially a very smart of-the-moment brasserie-style setting. Kensington Place taught us to expect fabulous space, madly buzzing ambience, service, and food that made us swoon. And now? It's still fabulous, still has Rowley Leigh at the helm, and still is number-one choice for media and stage types, and lucky local denizens of Notting Hill. The modern decor features enormous plate glass windows for the see-and-be-seen factor, a calm mural of a child's ball on a pond, designer chairs and designer everything else, and an active and satisfying bar area where you can grab a snack. Buy why deny yourself the full KP experience? You haven't lived until you've tried the starter of chicken and goats cheese mousse, or griddle scallops with pea puree and mint vinaigrette. Try mains of game sausages with red cabbage and nursery-type puds like Beaujolais pears with black pepper ice cream. The wine list is imaginative and there are loads by the glass and down at the affordable end. The greeting staff are exceptional and the waiters slim as whippets to fit between the tables.

Kensington Place has always been just the best place to gather a crowd of friends for every kind of celebration - the place is a hub of joie de vivre and has a great buzz about it. Fall through the revolving door into the bright, welcoming bar space and let the bartenders show you who's boss. Then move into the modern, smart-funky dining room for terrific food and drink. There is a charming private dining room seating up to 44 or accommodating up to 60 standing that would be right for engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, and impressive business entertaining. Set menus include dishes like raw wild salmon with ginger dressing, bollito misto with salsa verde, and rhubarb queen of puddings. The wines are very well chosen and include a good selection in the keep-the-bank-manager-happy end of the spectrum.



Accomodation Ramada London Hyde Park (0.28 miles)
Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill (0.33 miles)
Bayswater Inn Hotel (0.35 miles)
Reem Hotel (0.36 miles)
Royal Garden Hotel (0.53 miles)
Attractions Baumkotter Gallery (0.23 miles)
Japanese Gallery (0.23 miles)
Kensington Gardens (0.33 miles)
Wolseley Fine Arts (0.48 miles)
Eagle & Co. (0.49 miles)
Pubs Uxbridge Arms The (0.17 miles)
Zetland Arms The (1.45 miles)
Queen's Head (1.51 miles)
Imperial Arms The (2.11 miles)
Zd Bar (2.44 miles)
Train Stations Kensington Olympia (1.08 miles)
London Paddington (1.13 miles)
Shepherds Bush (1.20 miles)
West Brompton (1.46 miles)
Queens Park (London) (1.83 miles)