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One Kensington
One Kensington

One Kensington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.one-kensington.com
  • Phone: 0207 795 6533
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday – Sunday 12:00pm until 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday- Sunday 6pm until 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European
  • Executive Chef: Massimiliano Blasone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact restaurant for details.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: High Street Kensington Tube
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from One Kensington
Overlooking Kensington Palace Gardens, ONE KENSINGTON provides a glamorous space for socialising and entertaining from lunch, dinner, through to cocktails and late supper. The new 120 cover venue consists of a dining area, a counter bar and the raised champagne table.
One Kensington offers an european menu that is simple yet elegant, combining a casual counter bar experience with a unique premium dining event. One Kensington is housed in a grade II listed building at number One Kensington High Street. The intriguing building was originally home to The London & County Bank in 1885.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Dont be fooled by the beautiful pictures of the website. The food was totally substandard and the presentation - well there was none! I was embarrassed that I had chosen this restaurant to take my boss to and had made my selection due to the location and connection to the Tamarind in Mayfair not thinking for one minute that it would be as appauling as it was. I would definitely NOT recommend this restaurant..."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Lovely venue on High Street Ken but wholly inadequate staffing levels on the night we visited. Very busy & and a result next to no service provided. For example, the a la carte starter of venison was cold. Had to pour own bottle of wine, no cutlery for main courses and it took forever to get anyone's attention. Staff looked thoroughly fed up and stressed at being so busy! Not a relaxing or enjoyable experience for a high-end W8 location, never again."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "Very early days and so very empty. Comfortable and good service did not make up for the somewhat strange dishes. Over complicated and not particularly appetising. However if the steak frites are good then it will be somewhere good to go. They would be well advised to study the menue of good Parisian bistros. The classic dishes work and people enjoy them. It's a very good commercial idea to go with what people like and are familiar with. The decor is excellent... Apart from the enormous brass sign that dominates a wall saying "Toilets" ..... "
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "I was pleasantly surprised at my visit to One Kensington. The food was outstanding! The service was a tiny bit chaotic but the waiters were very polite and all the meals arrived warm and at the same time! I had beef cheeks which was delicious and my foodie daughter had the scallops which she said were superb. The very high ceilings and wood panelled walls as well as gothic windows make the space itself very special. "
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "..is ONE KENSINGTON. The ambiance and decor is doing more than just enhancing the fantastic menu, it makes the experience to dine there a great one. The room itself has lost nothing of its splendor of days past and the careful restaurant ion and accentuation of its elements have contributed a further gem to London's foodie-scene. One that has the marks of becoming a classic... "
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "Greeted with a friendly welcome. Staff very efficient and couldn't do enough for you. Will definitely go again. "
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our meal and the wine was delicious. Good value on the top table deal - and pretty reasonable prices anyway. They also did gluten free bread which I was very impressed by! The restaurant looks like it used to be an old library or University dining room so has some great features and very high ceilings. The lighting was a bit too bright for us and could do with being turned down a bit. The only slight let down was that our waiter seemed to be a bit distracted. "
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "The 3 course set menu deal was great, and delicious!! I felt super full afterwards, luckily the station is close so I could roll there. Park is just across the road, so we had a lovely wander and then dinner! The wine made the bill larger than i would have liked, but that's usually the case anyway. Would definitely recommend it."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "First time visit and pleasantly surprised. Tall ceilings make for a good light and airy feel. Food was delicious but priced to match the location overlooking Kensington Palace! Interesting cocktail bar - slightly quiter than expected for a Friday night which was a positive. Attentive service."
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Excellent quality of food - especially the panna cotta! Staff very attentive and extremely helpful. We will be back but probably would ask to sit slightly more inside the restaurant as we were quite near the front door"
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "We've received excellent service st OneK. We've had perfect steaks and nothing at all could be improved. Well done and thanks to the team!"
    dined on 13/05/2014
  • "We booked because of the great value for money offer & the venue in such a prestigious area. This was a double birthday celebration meal and we were not disappointed. The staff were polite, efficient and professional. We were offered Sunday Roast as part of the OpenTable deal which was a welcome bonus. The restaurant was almost empty, such a shame. The music was just right level & style. The food was fantastic we had the chicken to start, very crispy & tasty. Sunday Roast Beef served beautifully pink, though the carrots almost broke teeth. Pana Cota for desert and a delicious glass of Prosecco. The restaurant provided a lovely Happy Birthday emblazoned desert, a lovely treat thank you. "
    dined on 11/05/2014
  • "Food was a let down, dessert was amazing, starter and main lacked any wow factor. Therefore giving us no want to return."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "We didn't have a horrible time, but it wasn't great - the staff were pleasant but the service was a bit weird - food came out at a lightning pace, so much so that our bread was brought to us midway through the starter. Our starters and mains were very big and busy with too many fiddly clashing flavours that didn't really make any sense. We left after two courses."
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "Had a lovely lunch to celebrate our daughters graduation. The staff were particularly nice and it was refreshing that they had time to chat to us about the history of the beautiful building as well as our plans for the day. Lunch was delicious too. We will definitely be back."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "excellent fresh food, a perfectly balanced and mouth watering set lunch at £20, including a glass of prosecco. Run to have lunch/dinner there before the secret is out!the only reason I havent rated the ambience highly is because this newly opened restaurant was not very busy at lunch-yet! "
    dined on 06/05/2014
  • "Had the TT set menu which was good value and very well presented. Generous potion sizes so make sure you are hungry as you want to leave room for pudding! We were very well looked after throughout with friendly, attentive staff. "
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "Good food and service in a lovely room. Recommended."
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "I cannot add much to the title-excellent in all respects & we will be back"
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "Great place, amasing service, delicious food!----------------------------------------------------------------"
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "Arrived early and we were greeted in a very friendly professional manner. We decided to try a cocktail. The barman was very knowledgeable and attentive - thoroughly recommended. Food was deliciousness plentiful. Staff professional and friendly. It's not cheap at all but for a treat or special occasion you should give it a go. We had a slight hiccup with our food but it was rectified in a most satisfactory manner. We wouldn't hesitate to go back again. It is such a shame it was not busier for a Saturday evening. It deserves to be full. "
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "We were having one of those nights - tense situation, travel disruption for our guests, delays - and they made it better, superfriendly staff and very good (very much needed) cocktails at the bar. Food super-quick, imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious! "
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "We went to One K for dinner with my boyfriend following an email from OpenTable about a £29 3-course meal deal + a glass of prosecco. The staff were attentive but always too much. We had 4 people serving us a at one point or the other. Food was quite average but we were unpleasantly surprised by the price of the second glass of prosecco which we ordered without looking in the menu (after all, the price of the glass as part of the meal was only £4). It came out to be £10.5 per glass which I can honestly swear I have never tasted such expensive prosecco in my entire life. It might be a good place for business lunches when you want quick and professional service but I wouldn't recommend it for pure enjoyment. "
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "For 65th birthday chose opentable offer of 2 courses plus complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Excellent value, food wondeful - beef cheeks so, so tender and tasty with good sized portions. All the staff were attentive and friendly and gathered round to wish my friend a happy birthday when a surprise birthday sweet was brought to table. Will certainly come again!"
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "One Kensington is a beautiful restaurant, the food is fabulous and the staff extremely friendly and also knowledgable about the menu. I went at lunch time on a Saturday albeit quite early so not many customers would defiantly go back and visit in an evening. "
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "Booked a table for two on Saturday via Opentable for set lunch, which included a drink as well at GBP20. The menu seemed to be very "basic". But actually each individual dish was cooked and presented in a totally "unexpected" and food quality was excellent! We ordered 2 course set lunch and additionally... a starter to share....more dessert.... Will definitely go again! "
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "Just moved to Kensington from New York City. This certainly lived up to the standards I got used to in NYC. I will be back within 2 weeks."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here in April 2014, shortly after it opened. We thought the decor was attractively done, hip yet comfortable, and the service was friendly with an appropriate level of attention. The menu was very appealing with an interesting selection where everyone can find something to their liking. The food was prepared well, everything was tasty and there were some delicious creative touches."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere. Very fresh after refurbishment."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Very innovative and authentic menu. I mostly enjoyed the relaxed and classy ambience and the sevice was really good. The restaurant has an industrial but at the same time classic character without adding too much of everything. The staff was friendly and helpful but, at the same time, being discreet and being around when needed and just for regular discreet check-ins. The food was amazing. I would highly recomment the Entrecote (the price is really good for what's offered) and the loin of venison as a starter. Also, the pea soup with lobster was yummy. I have also tried the veal schnitzel which has just the right amount of saltiness and that was a healthy surprise. I am visiting again this and next week."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing! The ambiance was very relaxing and the service was very friendly without being obtrusive. It was a special treat for us, and well worth every penny!!"
    dined on 28/04/2012
  • "Zaika was absolutely fantastic. It was the best Indian food I had ever eaten, and was in our top 10 of culinary experiences of all time - really impressive for a restaurant without a huge amount of fanfare. The dishes were so well balanced and delectable, we were stunned. The soup served before the meal was epic. The salmon was the best cooked salmon we had ever eaten. Serving portions are small, so it was good that we ordered a lot. Each one leaves one wanting more. Definitely will go back."
    dined on 25/04/2012
  • "Fantastic, fresh and authentic, what more could you ask for."
    dined on 19/04/2012
  • "2nd visit to restaurent and 2nd time I went for the Gourmand menu which was brilliant. The only iem I do not like is the chocolate samosa which I requested replacement with Chocolate Silk which was great."
    dined on 13/04/2012
  • "Entree and starter were excellent however the two main courses were extremely poor. The vegetarian platter was uninspiring and not at all at the same standard as the prior dishes. The Lamb Rogan josh / shank looked and tasted like a school dinner - the presentation was exceptionally poor and the taste not enjoyed or to a standard that I'd consider acceptable."
    dined on 09/04/2012
  • "Food was average and not worth the high prices. The gravy dishes seemed run of the mill and nothing extraordinary."
    dined on 07/04/2012
  • "Our experience wasn't a good one... The food was dull and uninteresting,we were most dissapointed. The waiter himself said that the soups were not good! An evning at an indian in Bricklane would have been much better and more than twice as cheap. If you are thinking of going; don't bother its not worth it."
    dined on 03/04/2012
  • "This was our first visit to Zaika - and we'll be going back soon! Great food in wonderful surroundings. Early evening menu especially good as we were going onto the Royal Albert Hall for a concert."
    dined on 31/03/2012
  • "Exquisite Indian food. Excellent service. Loved it."
    dined on 27/03/2012
  • "A very good restaurant serving fine quality indian food.We were provided with very good service on our particular evening."
    dined on 18/03/2012