Aubaine High Street Kensington
Aubaine High Street Kensington

Aubaine High Street Kensington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://aubaine.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02073680950
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday: 8am - 10:30pm
    Sunday and Bank Holidays: 9am - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Garrett O'Brien
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Cafe, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: A team of dedicated chefs work with only the finest freshest ingredients adapting and changing the menus seasonally. The offering is a selection of simple delicious authentic dishes, freshly prepared daily on site. Aubaine prides itself on its boulangerie and patisseries; a selection of country style fancy breads viennoiseries, patisseries, cakes and desserts can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
  • Special Events: Aubaine has created an events pack to make booking your event that much easier. The pack sets out available event space accompanied by a selection of mouth-wateringly delicious menus. To ensure your celebration is as effectively pleasing to organise as the party itself Aubaine will happily provide you with a single point of contact from the moment you book through to the event itself. One word of warning. Book early. Aubaine proves a popular party destination. Please contact Charlene Jinguenaud email: charlene.jinguenaud@aubaine.co.uk / 0207 368 0950.

Getting there

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A word from Aubaine High Street Kensington
Contemporary French restaurant Aubaine is the culinary destination of Kensington High Street.

Aubaine offers the perfect place to relax and refuel during or after a busy day.

At Aubaine breakfast,brunch, lunch and supper is served alongside a light day menu and sumptuous pâtisserie. There is plenty to choose from, whether you desire a three course meal with friends, a brief snack in between shopping or a leisurely coffee break.
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Aubaine High Street Kensington reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.5
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.4
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
brunch (51)pre/post theatre (35)business meals (33)fit for foodies (32)sunday lunch (30)romance (27)special occasions (24)outstanding value (21)afternoon tea (20)group bookings (15)child friendly (12)good vegetarian options (12)outdoor eating (9)disabled access (6)Show More
  • Lovely venue for special occassions
    happyfromEaling
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    The service and ambiance as soon as you arrive is excellent. Staff were attentive but not intrusive and the food selection was varied and very well cooked and presented.
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    brunch, disabled access, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    This place looks the part but unfortunately doesn't deliver. The food was average, coffee was cold and the waitress seemed miserable. Granted it was busy, but not overly. We had eggs benedict and florentine - nice but very very rich. Our coffees were cold and too milky.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Pretty standard
    Melbourneknowsgoodbrunch
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Pretty basic stuff. Nothing that really stood out. Overrated in my opinion.
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  • Wonderful for informal meetings
    NoblesseOblige
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I almost always choose Aubaine (primarily Brompton Cross and less often High Street Kensington or Piccadilly) for informal business meetings and gatherings, and all three restaurants have consistently provided excellent service, a warm atmosphere and delicious food. I give 5 stars to Brompton Cross, for their unfailing courtesy and service, 3 to High Street Kensington, as their service is sometimes gruff and sketchy, and 4-5 to Piccadilly. On this occasion the service at High Street Kensington was better than usual, so thank you for making the extra effort.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • 50sladies
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Perfect dinner after day out in London for friends birthday. Attentive service and great value autumn special offer.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and trying too hard.
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Our starters ( salmon tartar and crab brioche) were delicious, but madly overpriced. For our mains we had cod and a cut of the day with truffle mash. The waitress was very confused and kept changing her mind about how many sides of mash we should get, and the end we got one and half way through our meal we got another one. Our main dishes were quite nice, but very small for the price we payed. Truffle mash was awful and lacked flavour. For a desert we shared a praline profiterole wich was dry, stale and flavourless.... The staff seemed like they were trying too hard ...probably that Bering the reason for all the empty tables. Not coming back!
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings, romance
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  • OK-ish
    Mano
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    It was my 2nd time at Aubaine and the experience unfortunately made me decide that I'll not go back to this restaurant. The first I tried was in Mayfair and it was far better. I've booked the 2 courses set menu with a glass of wine. The soups were served in coffee cups so the portions were quite small. The main food was alright but the side dishes (proposed by the waiter as necessary for some of the mains) were not quite good. The broccoli was slightly raw and unsalted. Overall an OK-ish experience but I wouldn't recommend going to this particular Aubaine.
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    outdoor eating
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  • Disappointing
    Piglet
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    After a hard day at a trade fair, I suggested this restaurant to colleagues & we booked for a table at 7.15pm for 8 people. The restaurant wasn't busy, so the food & service should have been better. The set menu was disappointing & uninviting, when the food came it was cold or lukewarm, definitely not hot, & my MD had to send his Coke back twice as the first was warm & the second wasn't Diet Coke. We were all too tired & hungry to complain, but for a total bill of over £300, it should have been better & I expected more. The Aubaine in Brompton Cross was much better.
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    group bookings
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  • lovely
    SM00VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    very pleasant meal and lovely waiting staff. recommend.
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  • Good food but super slow service
    Mits
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I can see why this restaurant had last minute availability for a group of 7 on a Saturday night. More known for their brunch/lunch, this place seems to not be able to cope with dinner. The wait staff appeared overwhelmed and at times I felt we were ignored when trying to get their attention. Whilst the restaurant decor is very nice and the food good and fair value (they offer a good value set menu), the service was unacceptably slow. I won't be returning.
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  • enjoyable meal
    Tolly
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    good food ,good service and a relaxed ambiance. As a wheelchair user it had relatively good access, although rather tight space due to furniture limiting room to get in easily! Staff were helpful and accommodating.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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  • Lovely ambience and good food
    Martin
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Very pleasant place within easy reach of the Albert Hall (10 minutes stroll away) and about 50 yards from High Street kensington station. Our waitress was really lovely, a Spanish flower in a french kitchen. The food and winde were both pretty good , at a reasonable price. ideal fora pre-Albert Hall dinner. We preferred it to the places we have tried around South Kensington station, which are mostly older and bigger brands.
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  • Poor service
    Bea4
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    I had dinner with dear friend last friday, I wanted to introduce her french cuisine. Food was good , not outstanding, but the real problem in that restaurant at High Street Kensington is the staff, we had to many persons asking us about our choices and finally for starter ( cheese board ) we waited for about 20 minutes and I have to say there was just few people. So disappointing , the same with main course, we couldnt finish our starter bsc one of waitresse told us the mains courses are ready to serve, and then we waited another half and hour for mains course arrive. .I used to go to differents Aubaine for dinner and special occasion but they really have to be more careful with training their awaiting staff>Poor,poor service.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Attentive staff and fabulous food
    Foodie31
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Fabulous food and attentive staff. The restaurant was very quiet when we were there, but filed up later. The food was delicious and I particularly enjoyed the creme brulee
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early evening supper
    Marton
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Went to Aubaine for an early supper ans ate from the 16.50 two course menu good choice, well cooked and presented with good service decent Kiwi SV by the glass
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic lunch
    nameranonVIP
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Coped well with food for a Coeliac disease sufferer.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    We had the set menu and although not a large choice the quality of the food was very good. I had the prawns to start and my friend had the goats chesse and both were presented really well and flavours were good. For main meal we both had the hake and this was also very good. I am not sure that having the deserts on a plate to show you is a good idea we found this off-putting. Overall good value but we did need to add some extras to the main course.
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  • GayleC
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    This was my first visit to Aubaine and I would certainly go back again. There was a wide choice of dishes on the menu and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. The service was also professional and friendly
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A snap decision for a late lunch.
    Basscol
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    Thinking as to where my wife and I could get a nice meal near Kensington Gardens at 4 in the afternoon we used the OpenTable app and found Aubaine. It was empty but still welcoming. Light and airy. The set menu was delicious and the house wine good enough. Plenty of good bread and lovely French butter on the house. We would definitely go back for an a la carte meal. We like Cote but this was a little better. Not sure why.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine for a chain restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food was quite good -- not special. Quality and speed of service was sub-standard: server did not know the menu (how items are prepared, what is on the plate, confused serviing and clearing, extremely slow.
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  • Open Table disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Restaurant excellent, but had no record of my Open Table booking.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • affordable quality
    S2dent
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    I loved the menu, it was satisfying and very good quality, delicious . The price with a dessert was around 20 £ which is quite affordable . Will come back
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    child friendly, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    pipicalzalargas
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    The service was por and we waited almost an hour between ordering and eating. Never going back
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  • Pre-ballet dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    I chose this restaurant due to its proximity to the Royal Albert Hall. We dinned at 6:15 and told the waiter we needed to be at a performance for 7:30. Service was prompt but we didn't feel rushed. We ate from the "2 courses and a glass of wine" offer menu. The food was well cooked and presented. Some may argue that the portion sizes were on the small side but this suited us fine. Overall a good experience. I've heard this restaurant is great for brunch and the patisserie style desserts looked tempting!
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    brunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and tasty
    LucyBee
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    I have been to Aubaine a few times and it is always a pleasant experience. I have had lunch most of the times - when is very busy - but I went there for dinner with my family last week, and it was fairly quiet, but music, chat and candles made it feel nice. The staff is always polite and have a smile. I haven't tried their coffee and pastries, so that is on the list for next time!
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    business meals, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    yoki16
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    Very disappointed location was good and actual restaurant ambience good but food was so poor. Very bland two of us dined and both didn't like any of our dishes from the set menu. Choice also poor even in a la carte. Redeeming feature was cappuccino which was good
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  • Bad service
    Liz26
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    Really off put by how rude staff were in this restaurant. It was as if we needed to apologise for being there. Shame as food was good.
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  • Romantic Dinner
    Loretta
    Dined on 21/5/2014
    My husband and I had a romantic dinner here to celebrate his birthday. The food was quite good and they had an excellent selection of wine and cocktails. The desserts were a little uninteresting. I had the feeling that they were ordered in rather than prepared on the premises. My only complaint was that service was a little slow. We had to ask twice for the bill, which wasn't ideal as we had tickets at the Royal Albert Hall.
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    brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Aubaine Ken
    LoveLondonLunchVIP
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    Pleasant enough for a weekday lunch and good value set memu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Nicole
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Visited here for a Saturday brunch. Nice ambience, and lovely decor. I had eggs royal at around £10, there were OK, but in all honesty ive had better at the likes of cafe rouge. Expensive for what you get, however understandably as it is in Kensington. Felt the service was very rushed, and honestly have not encountered such miserable waiting staff in my life.
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  • Relaxing Meal
    Jchiz
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Went here on bank holiday sunday after watching a rather dull 0 - 0 at Chelsea. We went for the set menu as we wanted to just grab a quick bite to eat. The restrant is well decorated and buzzy even though it was only half full the night we were there. The food arrived quickly and was simple well done french cooking. Good value would and I go back to try the full menu.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Disappointing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 22/4/2014
    We turn up at noon on a weekday to hear that 3 main ingredients are not available. Service was spotty at best, incredibly slow and inattentive at worst. Food was ok but both "medium" beefs came out medium-welldone. I only went because it was convenient as I had errands to run close-by.
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  • Proper Good
    Dean22Mia
    Dined on 21/4/2014
    Having travelled into London that day and staying for a few days myself and my girlfriend were running late. Aubaine were more than happy to put our reservation back by 30 minutes and when we arrived were most welcoming. The food was amazing, our starters came out in good time and were great. We ordered a bottle of wine which Aubaine had run out of, the waiter suggested a different bottle which was superb. Our mains were exceptional and we couldn't have had better deserts. Once we had finished our food we sat outside as there is a small seating area where we continued to have a glass more of wine. All in all it was a wonderful evening and would thoroughly recommend it to friends.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    SJTT
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I met a friend for lunch and ordered the 'main' sized mussels with chips. The plate of mussels I got was very small, with about 20% of the shells still unopened after cooking. The chips were overcooked and a tiny portion. Didn't feel that was worth the price. Not great value, but a bustling, pretty atmosphere and good service.
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  • Ok but nothing special
    pincopalino
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Portions weren't big so even though the deal included a glass of wine each, by the time we had ordered bread for the soup & sides for the meal it came to over £30 a head which isn't bad but for the expectation of £16.50 for 2 courses each....nothing to complain about & ate well.
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  • I went to the restaurant few
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I went to the restaurant few times with my colleagues. The food is ok but I probably wouldn't choose it as my favourite restaurant. It's an ok place to have a work lunch there.
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    business meals, child friendly
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  • Nice atmosphere, decent cooking
    int5789VIP
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Not a foodie destination but quality food in a nice relaxed atmosphere.
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    Sunday lunch, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service and average food
    Anon
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    Not a good start when the Italian waiter struggled to understand the French names of the dishes we ordered, as printed on the menu, in a French restaurant. Maybe something to do with the fact that he was more interested in looking out of the window at passing girls. Bread was ok, the olives we also ordered never arrived. My goats cheese salad was good, the ham hock disappointingly small, mainly salad. The fish was good, the lamb lacked taste. We were in a rush to get to the cinema so had to leave at 8.50pm which should have been plenty of time as we had arrived at 7.10pm; instead, we got the pudding menus at 8.30pm and the disinterested Italian still hadn't taken our order by 8.45pm so we left having had just two courses in 90 mins!
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  • A Friday business lunch
    David2013
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Crisp service and nicely prepared lunch specials made for a good lunch meeting venue. Nice interior feels sheltered from Kensington High Street whilst being in a great location.
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    business meals, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place
    Maikster
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    It's a lovely place and very nicely decorated. The food was very good and the waiters offer a very good and friendly service. We chose this place for a meal before a concert and I would prefer it to any other restaurant in the area, and it doesn't give the impression of a chain that quickly wants to get rid of you again.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, child friendly, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.