Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kitchenw8.com/
  • Phone: 02079370120
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:Monday to Sunday 12:00pm to 3:00pm
    Dinner:Monday to Sunday 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Modern European, British
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8 opened in October 2009. We hope that our restaurant, in Kensington, will prove to be a much loved local and one that is used by all and sundry in the neighbourhood on a regular basis. The space has been designed with comfort in mind and the food and wine are guaranteed to revive your spirit.
In short, we want Kitchen W8 to be a home from home. Our benchmark for success is to send you back out into the world feeling better than when you arrived. Kitchen W8 is a result of long conversations between ourselves trying to define the kind of places we like to go to with our friends, family and colleagues.
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Kitchen W8 reviews from OpenTable diners
195 reviews since 2 June 2014
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4
    Value4
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (115)fit for foodies (109)business meals (75)romance (70)outstanding value (45)sunday lunch (39)pre/post theatre (14)group bookings (13)good vegetarian options (11)brunch (8)child friendly (6)outdoor eating (4)afternoon tea (3)disabled access (3)Show More
  • Great lunch set
    Leezz
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    Lunch set in friendly price with michelin-starred taste and quality!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Very good value for money
    Maca
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Opted for the three course dinner menu and shared the dishes. Top food, well presented and served. Recommended for groups, less for romance.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but tasty portions
    alanatcroydonVIP
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    My friend and I had the two course lunch option, and enjoyed the salmon and pork belly main dishes. But they were small in size. The cheese and biscuits and the ice cream were good desserts. We enjoyed the malbec wine but others on the list looked very expensive. The highlight for me was seeing a French waitress I had last seen several times in one of the best restaurants in Northern France
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies
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  • The tasting menu with wines
    food4life
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    The tasting menu with wines for GBP 95 is a good value. Outstanding food - difficult to say which one of the 6 courses was the best. More emphasis on staff training and and they can aim for the second Michelin star.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value set menu
    Anon
    Dined on 15/3/2014
    The Saturday lunch set menu was great value - £23 for 3 courses and though small, the courses were beautifully prepared and delicious. Combined with the delicious spongey bread they top you up with all throughout the meal there was more than enough food.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Well executed food!
    NRowe
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent food and great value for a sunday lunch.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, brunch, outstanding value, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Smithy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have eaten at many Michelin star restaurants. This was one of the best. Absolutely fantastic our whole party was blown away. Nice relaxed atmosphere, great food and exceptional value for this level of dining. First class highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    Iancr
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The appetizer of thinly sliced eel was spectacular to look at as well as to eat. The eel is sliced paper thin and is almost translucent , so that the initial impression is of a beautiful decoration on the plate. The beef for the main course was cooked to perfection. The wine carafes are terrific value and excellent accompaniments to the meal while keeping the overall cost of the meal reasonable. Along the same lines, there was no problem in sharing an appetizer or dessert. Our waiter was friendly but not too friendly and knowledgable of the food. In summary, we had a memorable meal for a reasonable price.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Fab food
    Foodforfun
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    The food was fantastic, deserved its Michelin star. The service was friendly and polite but lacked the professionalism of a top class restaurant. Errors made on drink service which really required some simple communication, serving tonic instead of bitter lemon because there was no bitter lemon, and hoping I wouldn't notice the difference! On line booking system seemed ineffective, we did not get our preferred time but the restaurant was quiet the night we went. I suspect if we had phoned we may have got our preferred time.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    Danni
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    My partner and I had Sunday lunch there on a weekend away in London. The food was lovely. The menu had a good variety of choice that suited us both and the service was also great. In fact there was nothing we could fault. We have already recommended the restaurant to several of our friends that live in the area and would return which speaks volumes really.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    nigel
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    To be honest we were very disappointed. While the head waiter was very attentive our waitress's accent was so strong I had difficulty hearing what she said, but then i am hard of hearing. While I appreciate that food of this standard is not really about quantity the portions were very small. Both my wife and I had the warm salad of brown shrimps of which were very good, but tiny. My wife had guinea fowl as her main, and I had the duck of which was meagre two thin slices of breast and the skin was underdone and rubbery, three tiny pieces of turnip of which were wonderful, but one swallow doesn't make. To cut our losses we didn't bother with the dessert, and by 10.30 the place was empty.
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  • Birthday Meal with The Penguin.
    MrChoo
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Went out for a birthday meal on the Saturday evening (01-03-14). Food was excellent, service was top notch. The only thing that spoiled it was the fat middle-aged woman who looked like The Penguin slowly getting hammered and making a fool of herself on the table opposite. Night was partially ruined by her witch-like cackling and her penguin waddling to the toilet. Shame as I'm sure the resturant normally isn't like this. I just had the misfortune of attending on the same evening as Batman's greatest enemy.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing
    FineDinningNewby
    Dined on 26/2/2014
    First time I have been to a Michelin star restaurant ,and I was not disappointed.I went for a birthday meal where I told them my mum had a wheat and gluten intolerance,they catered to this very well - provided her own bread.Although I did not pick from the set menu,it was very good value for money.The quality of the meal was amazing and filled us all up.I certainly would go again and have already told everyone about it.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    Dine2shine
    Dined on 23/2/2014
    Had a very enjoyable experience at kitchenW8 last Sunday. Excellent food and service. It may benefit from having a main person, a maître d, from the personal aspect point of view but otherwise excellent.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Fab
    Foud1e
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    My wife and went there for a birthday treat. The food was excellent and we enjoyed every last bite. The restaurant had a nice vibe and the staff were excellent. Will be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Bex16
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    We went on a Friday night and had the set menu, which was fantastic value for money. Really enjoyed all the food and the service was super efficient. Muscles were particularly good. Would reccomend to anyone!
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyable evening with
    Hannah15
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    Really enjoyable evening with great food and brilliant service nothing to much trouble at all especially as I'm gluten free will be back again ! X
    Special Features:
    disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    Island28
    Dined on 17/2/2014
    An excellent meal. Well informed staff who were attentive but not fussy. A thoroughly enjoyable evening . We will be visiting again !
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Kitchen W8
    Tosse
    Dined on 16/2/2014
    We took the tasting menu and it was a great experience, from eel to duck to cheese to chocolate with popcorn. A great culinary experience in a very pleasant experience with very attentative service.
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food with choice and
    LL12VIP
    Dined on 16/2/2014
    amazing food with choice and good service. only downside is it seemed a bit noisy when restaurant is full due to low ceiling and close tables.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunching with the ladies
    HappyCrew
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Perfect meals and service. Would definitely come back
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a very nicely composed
    thedane
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a very nicely composed set menu- ticking in at 25£. Great value
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Set dinnper
    Luvgrub
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everything very tasty, crab balls, garlic velouté,fresh bread a meal in itself. Table service attentive and informative. Poor initial welcome as staff briefing still taking place even though we arrived at time booked, shown to unset table, not offered any drinks.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dishes were well prepared.
    TangMo
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Dishes were well prepared. All the combination were good. Desserts were too sweet. Great ambience. good for many occasions not just romance. The price is a bit too high though acceptable. Though, it is not outstanding from other restaurants. I am not sure weather it is because this was my first time here and did not try many choices. Overall, it is worth trying. (For me it's worth getting back)
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice atmosphere
    Marlene
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Very good restaurant, nice wine card, service kind of "a la francaise" that makes the experience double better !
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Food was great Let down by service?
    rh118
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Food was amazing - but too few staff - although the waitress tried her best to cope we had to pour our own wine etc. and waist for long periods - as did the tables around us. Several tables had to call out to the waitresses to be noticed. Meanwhile the maitre d' was having long conversations with a new member of staff who was dining there next to us that night. Wish he had paid us as much attention.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but poor service
    Toptablediner
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    The food was outstanding, but the experience was let down by service that was surly to the point of rude. Our waitress also struggled to explain our food and appeared uninterested in taking our order. Unexpected and disappointing.
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  • Very good option
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    Really good food for value. Fine and original cuisine. I am always looking for the culinar experience with different courses than what I can cook myself at home... that was the perfect example of what I am looking for ... really good and original.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • One of the best meals!
    ejshorty00
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    Fabulous food,up there with the best I have experienced,service great would definately go back many times and recomend to anyone for a special occasion.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I work locally, so took the
    CMac
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    I work locally, so took the opportunity to try this restaurant with my colleagues. We had the set menu and found the food well seasoned and full of flavour. We would definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on Wednesday
    Helen
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    I was meeting friends from Australia and we had lots to talk about and the important thing is that we could hear each other as the tables were not too close to each other. The food was excellent. We had the set menu so good value and we had three courses.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding value for Sunday lunch
    Clara
    Dined on 26/1/2014
    I had my special occasion here on this Sunday for lunch. The foods are amazingly good with very impression taste. And the value for Sunday lunch is recommended. Desserts are pretty good, definitely will come to visit for next time.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Perfect!
    NicD
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    I agonised over my decision to book this restaurant as I really wanted it to be special for my mum and sister ... I really shouldn't have worried because it was perfect! We had the 6 course tasting menu which was exceptional. The ambience was more relaxed than other Michelin star restaurants I've dined at but that was exactly what I was looking for. There was a buzz around the restaurant and the service was very friendly. There was no sommelier but there was a fantastic choice of mid price wines. Fabulous evening and I will definitely dine there again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local recommendation
    Foodie
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    We had lunch at W8 Kitchen recently. Great food, good offer and close to home. Recommended!
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    Sunday lunch
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  • For those who love gastronomy
    Fleur21VIP
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    Amazing chef! Very elaborated and excellent cuisine.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, great service
    Jojo32
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    We had a great meal at kitchen W8. On arrival preferred the set menu; a great choice at fantastic value. The staff were great at explaining what every dish was. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the fish was cooked to perfection and the portion size was spot on.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Outstanding food - again
    Estoban
    Dined on 23/1/2014
    I have just looked at their web site - as I thought they were awarded a Michellin Star in 2011 - certainly deserved for the food on all 3 of my visits - but based on service on Wednesday I imagine they have lost it or will do soon .
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  • Don't hesitate. Top marks!
    carob244
    Dined on 23/1/2014
    A really enjoyable meal had by all. Great food and service. Look forwards to going back again.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch
    SW3Foodie
    Dined on 19/1/2014
    Food was delicious. Drinks were reassuringly expensive which doubled the bill on top of the food. Bloody Mary at £10 was particularly disappointing as very bland.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class Dining
    DottyPig
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    I took my partner here for his Birthday as a special treat. I couldn't fault a thing about the visit, the service was prompt, friendly & very helpful. I have an allergy which wasn't a proble here, I was offered a number of options and alterations to dishes, and the chef even made me a separate started to accommodate this The food was exquisite & the portion sizes were the right size to allow you to comfortably eat a 3 course meal I would visit the restaurant again, and hopefully try the 7 dish tasting menu, which looked fantastic
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.