Kensington Place
Kensington Place

Kensington Place

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kensingtonplace-restaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02077273184x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

    Friday, Saturday: 12pm - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 11pm

    Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British
  • Executive Chef: Dan Loftin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Notting Hill Gate Station (Central, Circle & District Line)
  • Parking: No
A word from Kensington Place
Notting Hill’s favorite neighborhood brasserie is a much loved iconic spot in the
heart of W8 serving modern British brasserie style food with a strong emphasis on fish
and seafood. Expect to find a fabulous space, a buzzing ambience and fantastic service
with a recently refreshed interior that is both chic and relaxed.
The wine list, recently winning ‘Best Wine List’ award at Taste of London 2012, features a small boutique range of wines from around the world with an aim to match and complement the large array of fresh fish available on the menu.
Kensington Place’s private dining room, seats up to 24 guests on one table, or up to 40 guests in total and can hold as many as 70 guests for a drinks and canapés reception. The space is one of the very few purpose-built private rooms in London. It has a bright and airy feel with a high vaulted ceiling , in the center of which sits a generous skylight with eclectic décor and art work adorning the walls.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBritish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Kensington Place reviews from OpenTable diners
266 reviews since 21 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.9
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (113)special occasions (105)business meals (92)sunday lunch (72)group bookings (63)romance (55)outstanding value (54)pre/post theatre (51)brunch (40)child friendly (30)good vegetarian options (23)afternoon tea (10)disabled access (9)outdoor eating (6)Show More
  • Great food & good value
    OpenDiner21
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Chilled out atmosphere. Great range of fish dishes all well prepared. Have been here many times and Very consistent food and service at a reasonable price.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • picopico
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Open Table's set menu of two course dinner plus a glass of proseco was of an excellent value.
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    group bookings, special occasions
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  • ES Meal Deal
    Smalley
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Very good service and accommodated our dog by allocating a table by the door. Great food, good portions = good value for money!
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    business meals, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Good spot - brilliant Fish
    JMan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Enjoyed a very pleasant evening with business associates. Impressed with the fish main, sea bass and the cod, whilst the fish soup was perfectly passable. Service was good and general ambience ok.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Issi
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Had a lovely meal. We were well looked after by the staff. I had my two year old whom they looked after greatly. Meal was relaxed and very enjoyable
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    brunch, child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at a value with set menu
    MartinC
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food at a great value with a set menu ... for dinner on a Saturday !! Cod was fresh, excellent. pork belly very tasty
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  • Buzzing with the west london locals
    foodiekittyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Predominantly a seafood restaurant much to my boyfriends surprise, Kensington Place in Notting Hill is a busy, casual restaurant with minimal decor and great food. We had the 2 course set menu with prosecco for £20, which was great value. There are some meat options for those that aren't keen on seafood as well.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where was the air-con?
    RJWW14
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Always great food but they do need to sort out the air-con - the waiter seemed to be very hot and bothered! The 3 course offer menu was great with plenty of choice and a glass of wine thrown in. The new art work looked brilliant.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Dinner at Kensington Place
    MBPaddington
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A friendly welcome on arrival. We had our drinks order taken quite quickly and given menus, but we waited a good 15-20 minutes before our food order was taken. We had the set menu, which was good value at £25 for three courses and the food was tasty and a sufficient amount. My husband had ordered an additional vegetable side order, which was forgotten but rectified and they did not charge us for it. This was my second visit to Kensington Place and both times I felt the service was slow and disorganised. The food is good and would rate it as value for money. I will give it a third try and hope that the service will eventually improve!
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    brunch, disabled access
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  • Pleasent experience
    nickname
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Enjoyed the overall experience - service was consistently friendly but not invasive - food was well prepared and presented - we mixed both the offers and the a la carte
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner Kensington Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed Kensington Place and would highly recommend KP. Delicious! A thoroughly enjoyable last night in London with friends! Friendly and helpful staff. Thank you, KP, for a great dinner.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Good as usual
    geoff
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Umpteenth time we have dined at Kensington Place. As usual the service and food were of a high standard. Both starters - The KP prawn cocktail and the crab with apple and celery were absolutely delicious. Only criticism was that the main course chicken dish needed a little more in the way of vegetable accompaniment.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Superb meal and immaculate service - and on an amazing offer. We will be back!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun evening
    Luv2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    The restaurant was chosen to meet friends who were visiting from America ...we had a great evening. The shared starter platter with an additional suggestion from Mary (The Manager) was just perfect. We all had great main courses and even better desserts. The service was great and Mary went out of way to make sure everything ran smoothly even when we had a minor issue. On top of this, I accidentally left my cashmere scarf there, I called the restaurant the next day and Mary offered to post this to me as I live an hr out of London, absolutely fantastic Customer Service. Thank you for a great evening and going over and above too.
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Lovely evening as always.
    luxevolupte
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Booked an anniversary dinner here with my fiancé and it was wonderful as always. Great food, perfect service and an enjoyable atmosphere. It's as good at lunchtime as it is in the evening and has been an reliable favourite of mine for many years. Consistently good, great food and seamless, discreet yet attentive service. Has a lovely buzz and is as good for a romantic evening as it is for dinner with friends, have even been for business lunch. Manages to be both elegant and relaxed. My fiancé had never been and really enjoyed it. Always great! Thank-you for another lovely evening Kensington place!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Overall excellent value
    MrsSheen
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    We were delighted with the food, service and ambience of Kensington Place. One error in the ordering was rectified immediately. The wine list was a little pricey but the set menu option with wine was excellent value. A lovely personal touch, willing executed, was an inscription of Happy Birthday on a desert plate. Would not hesitate about going back again, and sooner rather than later.
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    outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • colony99
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    always disappointing when the bill is wrong: in our case about £30 too much.........
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fish in the area
    profVIP
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    This place deserves its reputation. There's nowhere better for fresh well presented fish in this part of London. The special menu is top value. Service surprisingly friendly and professional for the price and in Notting Hill. A great spacious room, cool ambiance and good music all draws you back or more. Fills fast so make sure you book.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    Petale1
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    The service and food were impeccable and the overall cost very reasonable. We had the 2-course option including a glass of prosecco and total bill for 2 people was £66. I recommend the roast fillet of cod - delish!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In vogue Neighbourhood Restaurant
    foodiefun1VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent Notting Hill diner well priced menu good welcome from nice people who serve well
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • atozed
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Very normal evening. I think You shouldn't ask for a certain length to my review.
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    outdoor eating
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  • Fish BBQ
    ThommoVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We tried the fish barbeque for lunch (and understand we were the first people to do so. The food was very simple, but tasty, the fish having been marinded in various sauces first. With a bottle of London-brewed beer, it was a perfect summer lunch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normally very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Three very poor dinners and a very grumpy waitress. Odd given ken place is normally great. Hope this is an aberration and not a new chef.
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  • Very good seafood
    Rodolfo
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Calling it "fish and chips" is underrating what you will get. And grilled cod was excellent...
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  • recommended highly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    My brother-in-law is in the food service business in the states and recommended this restaurant to us while visiting London. My family of four dined and enjoyed the fresh fish dishes. The lemon sole was divine!
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    child friendly, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening !
    noemie95
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    Very nice restaurant, the food was excellent, I especially appreciated the deserts. Service was perfect.
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    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch in Notting Hill
    Katxoupi
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We head Kensington Place for lunch before to go to the theatre last Sunday. Booked because the good reviews in Yelp! that make totally sense. The place is very nice, luminous & clean. The staff so professional, their service was amazing, with especial attention to the small details. Is a place we totally recommend to anyone looking for a high quality food.
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    disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Top quality
    profVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Quality of fish excellent (cod, sea bass, fish and chips) and service professional, friendly and prompt. Highly recommended. The room is bright and airy so feels like a place to go for the food and buzz rather than a romantic encounter.
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  • mouse
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Excellent food, we had the set menu, which was delicious and great value. The service was exemplary and the setting and atmosphere is light, airy and very comfortable.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious lunch
    Helen
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Had a lovely lunch at Kensington Place. Had the 3 course offer with Top Table, but asked for coffee instead of proscecco. I even had an extra coffee at no extra cost. The food was delicious and the lemon meringue sundae to die for. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely come again
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    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish!
    parisjd
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Went here with a girlfriend for lunch and had a lovely yellow fin tuna steak with exquisite vegetables and a gorgeous presentation. We weren't having wine, so I can't speak to the quality of the wine list. The desserts looked good though I didn't have one. Service was attentive but not too pushy, I will definitely come back here.
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    brunch, business meals, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, OK food
    EBS31
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    Having no idea about the area I booked the restaurant based on Tripadvisor reviews. Service was great. Wine was good. Food was just ok.
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  • Excellent atmosphere, food, service
    ddawson
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    Kensington Place has been my favourite restaurant for over 20 years. Somehow over a long period of time, they have been able to maintain a consistently high standard, balancing high quality with friendliness. The menu is always inventive, always excellent. The service is friendly yet discrete and alway very prompt. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic service & value
    dundunsVIP
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    I went for lunch with some girlfriends on a Saturday and the service was fantastic. The waiters were so helpful and friendly and were more than happy to accommodate any request we made. My friends had come to London from Bournemouth so it was much appreciated that they made our lunch so enjoyable. The food was very good, and excellent value for the set menu. Lovely prosecco and generous serving too! Only downside was that there were only 3 other tables, so there wasn't much atmosphere. They hadn't told us until the day that they had a private event on after us so had deliberately kept it quiet- it would have been good to know when we booked.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Lana
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    An excellent neighbourhood restaurant with good non fussy food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great for vegetarians!
    Happyeater
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Although I emailed the restaurant in advance that I was bringing 2 vegetarians, no attempt was made to produce anything but was on the menu. This consisted of one main risotto dish and although I'm not a vegetarian, I know that this and pasta seem the only choice of uninspired chefs. It was particularly unwelcome as my guests were just back from Italy. There were a couple of meatless appetisers (or those that could be made meatless) but again not very inspiring. There was also a lot of noise coming from the bar, which made conversation difficult at times. This was also not helped by the initially loud background music (softened when we asked). Why do restaurants persist in thinking that dinners don't want to make conversation?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good vibe with good food
    profp
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Kensington Place used to be a regular favourite but it went off the pace a little and this was the first time back under the new regime. KP is back to its best - good food in a rally buzzy atmosphere with attentive service even though the restaurant was full.
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    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner venue
    bertie
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    Caught up with a friend after work for dinner here. I've been meaning to come for the last three years of living nearby. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. The atmosphere was super relaxed. I love the fishy water jugs!! The food was great - oysters and a mixed smoked fish platter for starters. I had grilled monk fish for mains, that was excellent if not a little salty (but not a criticism I just loathe salt so I suspect it would be perfect for just about anyone else). My friend had the battered fish and chips and loved it. Wine by the glass (we were being good) was excellent. Dessert of chocolate mousse, milk ice cream and some peanutty crunchy stuff was really divine. Thumbs up from me & extra points for smiley staff.
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  • veroniqueVIP
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    We had a good dinner last Saturday night, good variety of dishes. We all enjoyed our meal, i opted for the steak and chips, it was lovely and my companions liked their meal as well. I have been several times to Kensington Place and it never fails, I would gladly have a meal again in this very pleasant restaurant
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    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Highly recommended
    placetoplaice
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable smart but informal dining. We were a table of two but it looked a fun place to have larger gathering too.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.