Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theparadise.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02089690098
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday – Friday: 6:30PM - 11PM
    Saturday: 12PM - 4PM; 6:30PM - 11PM
    Sunday: 12PM - 9PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: English, British
  • Executive Chef: Billy Reid
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: DJs, Live Bands, Cabaret, Theatre, Burlesque
  • Special Events: Paradise will be open for lunch on December 25th. For menu and prices info contact christina@theparadise.co.uk

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: Kensal Green, Kensal Rise
  • Parking: No
A word from Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Paradise by way of Kensal Green. An extensive refurbishment has restored this beautiful pub back to its former splendor. The highlight of this gorgeous building is an opulent yet comfortable dining room, 18th century chandeliers, high ceilings and quirky antiques creates a feeling of dining in a hedonistic French Château.

The dining room offers spacious and stylish surrounding that cater for everything from intimate romantic liaisons to larger group seating’s for celebrations.

The menu is an inventive modern European style of gastro pub fare with traditional, British carte. The emphasis is on good, honest food at reasonable prices.
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Paradise by Way of Kensal Green reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since 20 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.6
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (39)fit for foodies (34)sunday lunch (33)romance (31)group bookings (28)brunch (18)good vegetarian options (10)outstanding value (10)business meals (7)child friendly (4)afternoon tea (4)outdoor eating (3)disabled access (3)pre/post theatre (1)Show More
  • Always a pleasure
    Jules
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Going to paradise after more than 2 years i didn't know what to expect, but i was pleasantly surprised. Food is even better than before. And the desserts are the best you can find. The staff are brilliant, always there to help or make your experience as fabulous as they can. The overall atmosphere is warm and cosy. Thank you for having us and we'll be seeing you again very soon.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    IVLAVIP
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Lovely evening to celebrate family birthday.Great service unruffled by late arrival and special occasion.Atmospheric pub and really good value with TT offer
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a happy occasion
    Ruthelena
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went for my mother's birthday. The restaurant is beautiful with very helpful friendly staff. The open table deal was very good. All the food tasted lovely especially the chicken dish and home made onion rolls. They put a candle in desert and i didnt have to remind them.! It was a great evening and we will go back.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    arantxa
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We booked a table quite late as I had a friend flying from Madrid to London. The service was excellent, friently, happy and they didn't mind we had some people eating mains byt the time others were having dessert. Quite flexible and with a smile in the face. The food surprised me as it was really good. I had fish with quinoa and vegetable, and it was perfect. The desserts I didn't try them but some of my friends did and also had only good words. We then headed up to the live concert upstaris. Great evening overall.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • OpheliaVIP
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Slightly off the beaten track for us but well worth a visit. Menu offers a lot of choice and food was fantastic. Even better with the TT deal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but service shoddy
    KensalDude
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Such a lovely place with atmosphere. Let themselves down big time by sloppy service and poorly train wait staff. Good offer on so that was main redeeming aspect
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Paradise
    OpheliaVIP
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Great menu and food to die for. With the TT offer incredible value. We'll be back
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  • Paradise by way of Ken Green.
    Spr1ngwell
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    We were a small birthday group and had a private room with sofas and eating space, it madethe evening REALLY special. Although there was a bigger party we were not made to feel unwanted, very much the reverse. The portions were generous and the menu was great, probably could have included a better main for vegetarians. We have not been for a while as prices went up BUT with Open Table it made it possible. We will return - we are local and proud to have so near us.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful, friendly & delicious.
    Sian
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Beautiful, warm room with friendly, attentive staff. Nice touches like water & bread (w/ oil & balsamic) brought without being asked & nothing forgotten. Food good. 50% off food offer was good value but not taken off bill initially & was over charged because it was not clear what was exempt from offer. But manager was courteous when I queried bill and I was offered a refund.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pub food
    mattybk
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    Good deal with the open table offer, good food and service.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely service
    clecky
    Dined on 27/5/2014
    Good value as we had Opentable offer. My Seabass was lovely but I didn't like the orange segments with it, also the beetroot was not quite cooked enough. I order a side portion of mash, although I detected a few potatoes with the beetroot! Honeycomb icecream didn't seem like homemade and it would have been nice to have some pieces of honeycomb in it. Overall I thought the food was not as good as in the past, maybe fact there was a big party on in the bar affected things?
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • Great place.
    Griffin72
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Great place with good food. Although a bit expensive. Service absolutely shocking which can ruin your evening.
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    group bookings
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  • Always paradise!
    Ancho
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    Had a wonderful birthday meal here last week. Gorgeous food and fabulous service. I'm lucky enough to have this place as a semi-local, but it's good enough to travel for.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Consistently great
    happyeater
    Dined on 12/5/2014
    Another great meal at Paradise. Service is excellent, the food incredible and we always have a fantastic meal here.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymous
    Dined on 12/5/2014
    It was all going brilliantly until it came to time for coffee and the bill. Didn't get offered the chocolates unless specifically asked for. Worse though did not get the 50% discount at first... Got told we had to have 2 courses! We had! Then still got charged service on the 100% bill. Not really good enough!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LMHT
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good as always but menu needs to improve, i was struggling this time.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent Service
    Tishiag
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had such wonderful experience at Paradise By Way of Kensal rise right from the booking stage to us leaving the restaurant! We had a bit of a complex booking arrangement and had to contact the restaurant directly and received such a welcoming and pleasing email from the Manager which made us feel reassured that everything would be k for our friends' 40th Birthday Dinner Celebration. I would definitely visit again as not only is the Food outstanding but the service is top notch.
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    group bookings, special occasions
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  • Lovely staff
    RTDE
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The two things that stand out about this restaurant are the amazing decor and the even more amazing staff. The staff here were friendly and very helpful in helping us pick out the correct cocktails/food/wine for our tastes and did not rush us to finish our meal. However, the prices were a bit grand for the end product. It it wasn't for a deal with time out I feel that the meal would have been overpriced.
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  • Lovely - would recommend
    K8CC
    Dined on 30/4/2014
    Great atmosphere, good food, lovely staff - very friendly
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Nice Meal
    mhlondon
    Dined on 29/4/2014
    Nice meal and well presented meal. A good deal with the mon-weds offer. Staff were friendly and attentive.
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  • Paradise Sunday Lunch
    Foodlover
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    Had a wonderful Easter Sunday lunch - lamb was glorious, plenty of superbly cooked veg and roast potatoes that were sooo moreish - great to hear that spare yorkies were available also Love the space here - so trendy and yet for all...will always be back...
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Great place, wonderful food
    Bb82VIP
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    Great interiors with impeccable service. Food exceptional
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good
    Italian65VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    There is a good ambience at the Paradise. The food is of good quality. However, the starters and main courses are sometimes small and, if paid at full price, too expensive. Unfortunately, the service is not always good. We had to wait more than 1h for our main courses. Despite the manager offering complimentary drink and 1 dessert was taken off the bill, we were left quite disappointed. Hope things get better!
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  • Monday night out
    Luncher
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This time it was dinner at the quirky venue that provides more than a delicious meal. Will tell friends and will go again very soon. Service was friendly and very helpful. Value great (whisper had the half price deal)
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good puddings - beautiful pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Worth a visit for the pudding. It’s a beautiful pub with a nice team of people but the mains were a little over priced for what they were. I wasn’t keen on the flavours of my dinner… it was under seasoned too. But the fish was cooked perfectly.
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    child friendly, disabled access, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, excellent
    ABdine
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    Delicious food, excellent service, very pretty decor.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little haven!
    Jdoyle
    Dined on 17/3/2014
    Food was beautiful ( but starters we definitely too small ). We had to wait over half an hour for starter and we weren't offered any more than one slice of bread each. Having said that, this was the only negative. Service was friendly and the place was beautiful. With the too table deal the value was just about right. But after dining in fine dining restaurants in Mayfair, I think without this deal their pricing is way too high!
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  • Yum
    DarrenandViclove2dine
    Dined on 16/3/2014
    Fantastic Sunday roast as normal. However it was a slight shame that the cut of beef had changed. It was still succulent but I still preferred the previous cut. However I will be back!
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch
    Londonfoodie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I love the paradise and have been many times for evening drinks. We decided to try out its Sunday lunch menu. We were left feeling bitterly disappointed, We sat at our table for over 30 minutes before our drinks arrived.. And when the food finally arrived the 3 pork bellys were very fatty and had no crackling, the vegetables were so underdone they might have well have been raw! The only saving grace was the Yorkshire which was excellent and the gravy! So disappointing as at nearly £17 each, we were hoping for a better feast.
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    special occasions, group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    mmmmmmm
    Dined on 27/2/2014
    Paradise was a lovely and quirky venue to enjoy a week night get together with old friends. The interior design was amazing and the food / cocktails were great!
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Best Sunday Roast in Town
    FoleyVIP
    Dined on 16/2/2014
    This is by far one of the best places fort Sunday Roast in London. The last couple of times I've been there the food has been amazing.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Sunday lunch venue
    gabsNHVIP
    Dined on 16/2/2014
    Been before only for dinner and loved the Sunday lunch experience: it's a beautiful room and the roast beef was lovely. We'll come again!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Roast
    Londondiner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Busy restaurant with a big selection of Sunday roasts. Nice place to spend a few hours at a weekend. Service is relaxed but friendly. The atmoshpere in the back room can sometimes be a little cold though
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    child friendly, brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Fandabidosie
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The food was fabulous, great quality ingredients,well presented and full of flavour. The decor was inviting yet chic. Friendly service.Could not fault it!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shaky service
    BarefootRascal
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    It was packed on Saturday night, and this was reflected in the service. Warm flat prosecco, swiftly replaced by champagne. Oyster order was forgotten about, had to remind them and they arrived only just before mains. Mains were both very good fish dishes. The prosecco was still on the bill, but was immediately removed when prompted. Staff were well meaning, jut a little overwhelmed. I'll stick to mid-week from now on.
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    romance, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liked the Paradise as always.
    Italian65VIP
    Dined on 22/1/2014
    Liked the Paradise as always. Despite there are less dishes to choose from the menu, we enjoyed the evening and the food once again. TT offer is a great deal!
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    special occasions, outstanding value
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  • Really lovely place
    Karen80
    Dined on 22/1/2014
    We had a great meal here. The staff are attentive but not annoyingly so, the food was delicious and the decor is really lovely. Highly recommended
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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  • Paradise never fails
    bonoVIP
    Dined on 21/1/2014
    Excellent food and setting. I keep coming back every month for the past three years.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTING
    regulardiner
    Dined on 21/1/2014
    Having looked forward to enjoying a Birthday Dinner on Tuesday evening our meal was ruined by dreadful service. The waitress was blase, messed up our order and gave us a bill for double the amount it should have been. She then gave us another bill which was still £40 too much. Third time lucky! To make matters worse she was not at all apologetic.
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    romance, good vegetarian options
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  • Food was good although the
    elin
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Food was good although the cod was very small for the price more like a starter size. The beef roast was nice, meat was tasty and not chewy. When we asked for salt and pepper, horseradish and steak knives the waitress had an attitude about it which is unacceptable.
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