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

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theparadise.co.uk
  • Phone: 0208 969 0098
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Good deal with the open table offer, good food and service. "
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "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? "
    dined on 27/05/2014
  • "Great place with good food. Although a bit expensive. Service absolutely shocking which can ruin your evening."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "Another great meal at Paradise. Service is excellent, the food incredible and we always have a fantastic meal here."
    dined on 12/05/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 12/05/2014
  • "Good as always but menu needs to improve, i was struggling this time."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, good food, lovely staff - very friendly"
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "Nice meal and well presented meal. A good deal with the mon-weds offer. Staff were friendly and attentive. "
    dined on 29/04/2014
  • "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..."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Great interiors with impeccable service. Food exceptional"
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "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)"
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "Delicious food, excellent service, very pretty decor."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 16/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 09/02/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 03/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 22/01/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 22/01/2014
  • "Excellent food and setting. I keep coming back every month for the past three years."
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 05/01/2014
  • "I was really disappointed with the service at this place. The staff were very slow and ignored us despite the fact that there were only 6 people in the actually dinning area. There was a limited selection on the menu and the food was not that impressive either. I wont be going back to this place in a hurry."
    dined on 01/01/2014
  • "No further comment - everything is great, as always."
    dined on 27/11/2013
  • "I have to say for the quality of the food, service and venue at Paradise brings me back in a hurry. They are consistent every time and never fail to keep their menu fresh and seasonal and this is certainly reflected in the taste. Cant wait to go back and I highly recommend."
    dined on 26/11/2013
  • "Had a lovely meal with a friend down from Scotland. Only slight issue was that the scallops were not very hot and really on the edge of being uncooked. Edible but another 10/20 secs and they would have been perfect. The place was busy for a Tuesday night, maybe due to the amazing 50% of food offer. This offer didn't affect menu choice nore the way we were looked after. Am going back this evening, so I hope the experience will be matched!"
    dined on 26/11/2013
  • "This was my third visit to the Paradise. The food as before was very good and the service attentive. With the Toptable offer the evening turned out to be very good value."
    dined on 20/11/2013
  • "We took some friends who had not been there before and they loved it. Food was excellent as was the service and ambience. Good value it you can get a percentage off the food. Always prepared to return."
    dined on 13/11/2013
  • "I love the decor and the atmosphere at Paradise, the tall ceilings, the bar, the paintings etc but the service can be a bit patchy ( and it was) and the odd dish can go wrong (overcooking a steak should be a criminal offence and I would have sent it back on any other day...) but the scallops and the hog board were great, the matchstick potatoes were fab, and the salted caramel ice-cream was delicious ( although the butterscotch was a little bland) The wines are expensive and even with the 50% food discount, the bill was over £210 for 5 of us."
    dined on 13/11/2013