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The Dock Kitchen
The Dock Kitchen

The Dock Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dockkitchen.co.uk
  • Phone: 0208 962 1610
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 12pm - 3pm; 7pm - 10:30pm
    Thursday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from The Dock Kitchen
Located in a converted Victorian wharf building on London’s famed Ladbroke Grove, The Dock Kitchen is the West London restaurant venture of Stevie Parle, one of the capital’s most exciting young chefs. Trained at The River Café, Moro and Petersham Nurseries, Stevie has a nose for the new and a keenness to experiment, resulting in a spontaneous, exciting modern rustic menu, constantly changing and built around the best and most interesting ingredients that happen to land on The Dock Kitchen’s chopping board. Regenerated by Derwent London, The Dock Kitchen’s home overlooks the Grand Union Canal in one of the capital’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. Many of the original features have been preserved and combined with a full display of Tom Dixon furnishings and lighting, a visual complement to the glorious food of the kitchen. Al fresco riverside dining is available during the summer months.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "it is sometimes difficult to decide whether your enjoyment of an evening out is because of the food, the environment or the company. We had the Sri Lankan taster menu which was interesting and because I had never had this type of food before hard to say whether it was truly representative or well prepared. Overall the eating experience was OK but not exceptional. However, the ambience is nice and the service and welcome excellent. The Dock Kitchen is a bit hard to find if you are unfamiliar with the area and the website (with google street view) does not help. Quite expensive for what it was."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Dock kitchen delivered great and interesting food as ever. Staff were polite and helpful Only 2 points of issue - the place was completely empty , maybe 3 or 4 tables occupied which was astonishing for a Thursday evening and meant the atmosphere wasn't the best, tho the building/interior itself is great - prices were pretty steep given it isn't fine dining Definitely one to try if you haven't been"
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Walked some 2 km to find this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Interesting cafe/kitchen type layout but the food is most interesting and varied. Very cosmoplolitan and extremey tasty. We had the steak and fish with tamarind and both were delicious and well prepared. Excellent knowleable service and good wine list. Would be great in the spring and summer"
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "I have previously been to this restaurant during the summer when there is outside seating - great on a nice warm day. I fell in love with the place, food and drinks then, and I am still in love with it now. Recently went there on a Monday, service was great, very attentive staff, the restaurant itself was beautiful - perfect lighting. The food was great and delicious: artichoke for starters, rabbit leg for main, and pistachio & nutmeg cake with saffron yoghurt and yuzu ice cream for dessert. The only downside (nothing major) was that to get the set menu, the whole table had to get it, and sadly the other dinner did not want it. Would definitely visit again and visit the Tom Dixon shop downstairs."
    dined on 10/02/2014
  • "Gastronomically reliable resto at the top of Ladbroke Grove overlooks some water and the Innocent HQ"
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "with the subtle menu changes this is a place to go back to for its food and the location"
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "Quite stark surroundings where dinners share the kitchen or the kitchen shares the dining room Interesting flavour combinations in all dishes"
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "Having been a long time ago when it was initially a pop up restaurant I thought I'd pop back as it's local to me and shamefully I hadn't been since. SO glad I did as the food was superb, a truly fabulous dining experience. I'll definitely be back in the not too distant future. One small thing though....I wish it wasn't quite so bright, a little dimmer lighting in the evening would make it just perfect ;0)"
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "We have been going here more and more often as it is just so good. The menu changes pretty much every week, so there is always something new to try and it is always very inventive and interesting. The lamb I had on my last visit was out of this world delicious. Good winelist with an excellent house white that comes in under £20. Fab terrace for hot days or nights."
    dined on 10/09/2013
  • "The chef had been the featured cook for the first dinner at the Oxford Food Symposium this summer: We had a very interesting meal featuring 'do it yourself spicing' - so I was expecting lots. The restaurant is in a lovely setting and were happy to allow us to be late and to add an extra place. We sat outside which was fine but being september it was soon dark and cool. One tea candle for six is not enough light, although they were happy to bring two more. The starters were thought the best course but not that exciting - the courgette flower salad disappointed. The mains were OK but a bit pricey for what was basically three curries and two thought their grouse 'bitter'. Our girls were tired so we did not stay for desserts"
    dined on 04/09/2013
  • "Different to most places with canal side location and interesting gutsy cooking"
    dined on 27/08/2013
  • "...which cannot be counted on one's fingers. This was the best, most relaxed, simplest yet most delicious meal I've had in ages - incredible flatbreads with sumac & za'atar were made to order at the outside kiln, brought unbidden to the table & wolfed down, the palourde clams with agretti were zingy & enticing, the onglet & supermodel-skinny fries with chilli & herbs were heroic & the salted caramel ice cream was the perfect epilogue. Nothing flashy, but spectacularly on-point cooking techniques plus tip-top ingredients (nespole, anyone?), wonderfully inconspicuous but warm service & a rare sun/rosé-drenched terrace berth overlooking the beautifully regenerated Portobello Dock all combined to make this a day to remember. Thanks so much!"
    dined on 16/05/2013
  • "A very special dining experience. Not to be missed. Great food, great service. Wonderful flavors and combinations of ingredients and really fresh, quality fine food. You get the sense that everyone who works there is really enjoying being a part of such a special restaurant. The chef is divine!"
    dined on 15/04/2013
  • "best atmosphere in london, but it is getting too expensive!"
    dined on 12/03/2013
  • "WIth outdoor bread ovens and familiar foods enlivened with tastes of the Orient this is a favourite, Sensationally smiley service"
    dined on 25/03/2013
  • "Great food and lovely ambience, recommend the onglet steak and biryani"
    dined on 09/03/2013
  • "one of my favourites with great set menus, but the prices are creeping up a bit, so what used to be a regular treat is now getting on to a rare indulgence, a shame."
    dined on 29/01/2013
  • "Really enjoyed Dock Kitchen, great food with some really big flavours in beautiful surroundings. Because of its location it's a bit of a trek to get to (unless you're lucky enough to live locally of course) so check the menu in advance to make sure it appeals if you're planning on having the tasting menu for the whole table. Service was delightful and the room has a great ambience."
    dined on 24/01/2013