Cheneston's

4.3
60 reviews
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£41 and over
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English
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  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Birthdays
Deriving its name from an early spelling of Kensington, Cheneston's is our intimate restaurant offering the finest international cuisine with an emphasis on modern British. Immaculately presented with fine mahogany furniture, brightly lit with natural daylight pouring in from the leaded windows in the original style complementing the fine Victorian architecture of the building, you will feel transported from the busy London streets to a rich, comfortable environment in which to relax over lunch or dinner. Our chef, Kim Sjobakk, and his team make their mark serving a fine international cuisine with an accent on modern British dishes. They balance their natural creativity with a superb range of traditional comfort foods and a willingness to cook something special just for you. If they have the ingredients to hand (organic and, wherever possible, locally sourced), they'll rustle up exactly what you want – when you want. There's a fine choice of wine too with more than 400 vintages.

Special Offers

Summer of Culture: ‘Moving to Mars’ inspired Afternoon Tea: £60

This afternoon tea at The Milestone Hotel & Residences, opposite Kensington Palace, will be hosted by Emily Watson, curator of ‘Moving to Mars’, who will give an exclusive insight into its design fiction, immersive experiences, new commissions and collaborations with contemporary designers. Discover how a Mars colony might evolve, from the spaceships to be used for the eight-month journey to the habitats that people will live in.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. You’ll enjoy a delicious afternoon tea Cheneston's Restaurant with a delicate array of finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones piled high with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of space-themed pastries. Full payment is required in advance to confirm your booking. A member of the team will be in touch to arrange this with you. Your booking isn’t confirmed until payment is made.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 14 August 2019

Ends: 14 August 2019

Availability: Wed 14:00-14:00

PMD Tea Academy and Afternoon Tea £70 pp

The tea tutorial marries a selection of the finest PMD Teas with an award-winning Afternoon Tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. The Tea Academy will be hosted by Dananjaya Silva, Managing Director of PMD Tea, in the stunning setting of Cheneston's restaurant, with crisp white table linen, exquisite rose centrepieces, mahogany furniture and beautiful Victorian leaded windows. Dan will guide you through the history of tea and how to expertly pair tea with food, creating the ultimate experience.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Academy is only available on 27th July, 28th September and 9th Nov 2019

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 May 2019

Ends: 28 September 2019

Availability: Sat 14:00-14:00

What 60 People Are Saying
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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opulent surroundings, exquisite food and professional service. Highly recommended.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was great and very friendly service. Our dover sole was served a bit cold. Linguine was not special as expected.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointed

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Staff couldn’t wait for us to leave. Rude.

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PA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbe établissement! Le Chic londonnien, décor classique, mets excellents, service de haut niveau sans être hautain. Parfait!

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CO
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five star service and five star food, accommodated my food allergy (Gluten Free) with speciality breads and pastries, a credit to the chef.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was slow and staff not attentive. We had the pre Theatre menu and it was awful. It is such a shame as it is a lovely place.

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S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Historic decor, very rich interiors. Cosy dining area, very private, very good service. Would recommend.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a stylish and sophisticated restaurant. The ambience is beautiful and elegant, the service is excellent, and the food is delicious. My girlfriends and I were seated at a corner table we really appreciated as we had asked for privacy. The atmosphere was lovely and subdued, perfect for our catch-up. We had the three course offer and a nice bottle of wine with it and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. We will definitely go again.

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Houston
59 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderfully romantic setting for a delicious pre-theater dinner. The bar is a hidden gem tucked away from the busy street that fronts the hotel.

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L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant atmosphere, very attentive waitstaff, and magnificent food. A worthy choice for a special occasion!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We did enjoy our evening but the service was very slow and the food and drink very expensive.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ambience so great and our waiter was of help with the menu. However, our waiter was waiting on three tables simultaneously, this caused some clumsiness. Per guest rather than per table may be a great idea for their tasks.
Thank you.

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MG
London
276 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good modern English food and good service-but hardly any diners, hence 3 stars for ambience! Admittedly quite expensive with no multiple course deals, which is a pity.

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a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner party of adults with children in the private Windsor room. Service was impeccable, food perfect. We will gladly go back.

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d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had an excellent meal. service and food were outstanding, as was the entertainment.

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2013
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The place is charming and food is good, but the restaurant was empty for some reason.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please note, toptable reservations are not communicated to Cheneston's. Their accommodating staff seated us anyway at a lovely table, and were very attentive throughout the evening. The food was excellent, and the cocktails were very well-prepared. I highly recommend the place.

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a
London
156 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service ,fayre and whole experience. Thanks and will recommend to friends.

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MJ
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience at Cheneston's. The food, wine and atmosphere was fantastic. Staff was very friendly especially Lia who did an outstanding job with the wine selection. No doubt, next time in London I will go back.

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M
London
46 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A little on the high side for price, but the service was exceptional!

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GW
London
59 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2012
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were kindly seated in the Park Lounge which was my preference for afternoon tea, and the staff were very accomodating. The afternoon tea itself was good, with a nice variety of sandwiches. A slight criticism is that the pastry/cake portions were small for the price compared to other venues. A very relaxing spot though - wish there wasn't a 2 hour turnaround.

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l
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had afternoon tea with a freind at Cheneston's in London this past weekend and it was absolutely lovely. Perfect atmosphere for a quiet catch-up, delicious food - and not too much (we didn't come away feeling sick as one often does with a full afternoon tea!), but great value for money by comparison to some of the big names out there. This is definitely a place I'll come back to!

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C
London
88 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2011
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The Milestone worked hard on decor and presentation, and its "cream tea in the library" is a perfect period piece to impress guests with. The finger sandwiches are very good, the little cakes very traditional. There does not seem to be great choice of teas and the waiter that took our order did not understand a request for Lapsang and produced a Darjeeling instead. A request to share a cream tea was also ignored /lost in translation, so that a double portion and double bill ensued. Shame.

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CG
Surrey
59 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2011
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A great classic English dining room, offering excellent food, exquisite personal service, making you feel like you are dining in a country mansion rather than a London hotel. Definitely one to recommend!

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OT
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner at Cheneston's on a Friday night. This place has a quintessentially English atmosphere. With candle lit tables, it is intimate, perfect for a quiet romantic dinner. The menu is English with a modern European influence without being contrived. Our main courses were pork and beef. Both were delicious, tender and cooked perfectly. The dessert was different and we both had the fig and toffee pudding which we found a touch on the savoury side rather than sweet. Service was attentive.

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Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner at Cheneston's on a Friday night. This place has a quintessentially English atmosphere. With candle lit tables, it is intimate, perfect for a quiet romantic dinner. The menu is English with a modern European influence without being contrived. Our main courses were pork and beef. Both were delicious, tender and cooked perfectly. The dessert was different and we both had the fig and toffee pudding which we found a touch on the savoury side rather than sweet. Service was attentive.

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M
London
105 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cheneston's offers a good service and nice food. WE enjoyed some afternoon tea there and consider coming back one day.

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C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2011
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been to Cheneston's a couple of times for breakfast and lunch. Had very good experiences but my last visit for dinner was a bit of a disappointment. Not only was it extrememely expensive but the portions were tiny. Also the cheese course was very boring in its selection.

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CG
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely small restaurant with excellent food and fantastic service.

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P
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time at Chenestons. The service was excellent, not obtrusive.
The food was so delicious and firstly a feast for the eyes. Wine is expensive but it is the norm at such a restaurant. Will go again for a special occasion, very nice hotel, close to the Royal albert Hall.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2011
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Very nice and pleasant staff in a lovely decor, but it was too empty and quiet for my taste. The food was good, although the main was less than hot, which is surprising given that at that time we were the only table in the restaurant (at 9pm). The real let down was the price, which at £37 for a main did not reflect the quality of the food (albeit good). Frankly this restaurant is at least double what it should be priced. At almost £100 per person this is far from good value, and with an almost completely empty restaurant, I recommend staying clear of this place.

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C
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent - the only words to use

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P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2010
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

At Cheneston's at Milestone Hotel in London U.K.,our impression was extremely good!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2010
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for my birthday afternoon tea. The food and service were ok but not amazing. The setting was lovely though and they let us sit there for as long as we wanted.

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C
London
40 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheneston's at the Milestone hotel was idyllic. A luxurious home from home. The most relaxing evening. I would definitely go again.

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F
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took the festival offer and as there was a limited choice we thought it would be ok, but we were pleasantly surprised at how fabulous the food tasted. They also gave us 2 amuse bouche which were both amazing. I had the chicken pie which was really meaty and delicious and probably the best chicken pie I've ever had. My husband had the fish and chips which was really good as the fish melted in his mouth. There was also 3 different types of fish. Would definitely go back.

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h
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had the set lunch. delicious food. impeccable service. extensive and unusual wine list

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h
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had the set lunch. delicious food. impeccable service. extensive and unusual wine list

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GS
Melbourne / VIC
25 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family had a great breakfast experience here. The service was fantastic and the food fine. Great value for money too we thought.

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