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Kensington Place

4.2
4.2
2170 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Kensington Place serves modern British brasserie-style food with a strong emphasis on fish and seafood, sourced from its resident fishmonger, in a relaxed environment.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:00pm Friday, Saturday: 11.00am - 3:00pm, 6:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 11am - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    020 7727 3184

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ian Waghorn

  • Private party facilities

    Kensington Place was the first of London’s contemporary brasseries. Only minutes from the buzz of Portobello Road and within easy reach of the Kensington’s finest hotels, Kensington Place is the perfect venue for corporate and private entertaining.

  • Private party contact

    Claudia Moore: 020 7716 7887

  • Area

    Notting Hill

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    <br>Notting Hill Gate Station (Central, Circle & District Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,170 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BB

    BusterBrown

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    We were there for almost three hours because the service was so slow. We witnessed other diners leave because they had not been served. Not a good experience.
  2. N

    Nicklyk

    London

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very pleasant dinner. My only comment is that for a restaurant in 2019 not to have sweetener or Stevia for those who don’t want sugar in their coffee strikes me as an indication of a sign of lack of concern for its customers
  3. f

    foodiefun1

    London

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brilliant value resto in the middle of residential Notting HIll. Excellent fresh ingredients on a small but perfectly formed set menu at less than £20 which includes a sparkling aperitif. These people are on form and serve customers excellently.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Monday dinner. Shame restaurant was so empty. Not sure why as food and service was great
  5. MB

    MatthewB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Having visited for valentines evening I had the special. The service was very slow, understaffed. Poor attention to the small details. 2 glasses of champagne never arrived. Overall an overpriced and disappointing evening.
  6. G

    Gourmand

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was nice (fresh oysters, tasty sea bass) but not very interesting. They should work a bit harder on their vegetables. One waiter didn’t know anything about wine but the Maître d’ was kind enough to change a mediocre bottle. Very charming gesture, very much appreciated.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely meal in this beautiful restaurant. Was sad to learn that it’s closing in the near future. Highly recommend.
  8. CA

    CcAaRr

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    A good restaurant, but not the first I would recommend when visiting London. There are much better places in and around Kensington. The service was a little pushy. Also the restaurant smelled very strongly of fish.
  9. BG

    BusheyGirl

    London

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    OK venue, pleasant staff, good food but a tad over-priced on the wine
  10. S

    Samantha

    London

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good but portion size disappointing
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch. Place was busy, but service still stayed very quick and friendly.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked late table for dinner on Thursday. Menus are great value for money and food is great and freshly cooked. We opted to have their evening standard menu with glass of wine. Food was delicious and simple, perfect for cold evening. Service superb and not intrusive, but always felt they there is waiter around if we would need anything. We will be back soon for more.
  13. OT

    OkayTC

    London

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I have been going to KP longer than I care to remember and seen it in many incarnations from the heyday with Rowley Leigh and through all the ups and downs. Our latest visit was very enjoyable. The food was good the atmosphere pleasant and the service was fine. The menu offers something for everyone and has a great selection for fish lovers. Wine mark ups are the usual 3+ and whilst our Bordeaux red was good at c£60 quite expensive. For 3 people x 2 courses + wine and water came in at £150 - £50 each. KP is an institution of the London dining scene and the planned redevelopment of the area may see it disappear. I for one will miss it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fish and chips was lovely , child’s menu also came with juice and ice-cream - great value for quality food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We sometimes had to struggle to get our waiter’s attention and his manner was a bit offhand - for example, he’d been eating something and was still chewing when he took out order. Apart from that, the food was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had their steak welldone and it was so buttery and nice. Really nice ambiance and service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service, I great dining experience
  18. I

    Ilikechocolatefondant

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visit kensington place regularly as it is my local neighbourhood restaurant and I like it every time. I enjoy the simple, well cooked food and pleasant service. I would recommend it!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local restaurant to catch up with long it seen friends. Fresh seafood and friendly staff
  20. M

    Marty

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service. I used to go here for years but the place has really gone downhill. Food very average and service is awful. Two things I ordered never arrived then they tried to add stuff to my bill at the end. DO NOT GO ...
  21. n

    nottinghillregular

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Half an hour to be served the wine. Another half hour until starters arrived. Yet another half hour until mains arrived. Didn't bother with dessert. So sad that the service and/or kitchen was so slow, after many years of enjoyable meals.
  22. SO

    SuzanneO

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great fresh seafood Went for brunch and already booked in for another. Yum.
  23. n

    nl18

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I go to Kensington Place regularly. They always do a set lunch menu and often it's very good. Good value 2 or 3 courses. The fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked and the chips are delcious!
  24. C

    Carsten

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great location Close to Notting Hill tube. Good seafood fresh seafood. Added benefit of a seafood shop in same location. Set lunch menu price is a good deal. Seem to have lost a bit of the energy it used to have but this could be due to us having Saturday lunch. Service could be more inspired, almost had to walk over to the staff to get their attention
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    No battered fish on set menu! So disappointed
  26. P

    Patrick

    London

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    we had the evening standard menu which is fine as this is a fish based restaurant the whitebait and cod were well prepared but you needs some sides too. The service was a little disorganized fine as the restaurant began to fill up with a couple of groups. The only downside is the cleanliness of the toilets. They had overflowing bins of paper towels and towels on the floor. They need to check them more frequently.
  27. FP

    FedericaP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Locale molto bello con personale competente e disponibile. Pesce ottimo. Abbiamo optato per il menu da 3 portate , incluso un bicchiere di vino , a 20 £ e abbiamo mangiato : cocktail di gamberi, filetto di baccalà alla piastra con limone e germogli di piselli e crumble di mele. Tutto molto buono
  28. L

    Latediner

    London

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with friendly staff and beautifully cooked very fresh fish. Have been coming to this restaurant for many years and it always impresses
  29. TG

    TG24

    London

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely relaxed seafood lunch here which was very good value with the Evening Standard offer. The food was fresh and healthy, and the restaurant has a bright and pleasant ambience.
  30. KM

    KalM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my wifes birthday with breakfast. The service was perfect, once the food arrived we were not harrassed by a lurking waiter(ess) but the remained sufficiently with in sight to provide the perfect service. Food was excellent arrived in good time. The decor is fab. We will visit again.
  31. a

    atcwong

    London

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A simple menu plus a number of featured offers - excellent value for money!
  32. M

    Mdl2702

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    I have eaten many times at Kensington Place full menu and evening standard offer each year. This time food was poor. Insipid liver parfait - runny and too pungent - over sweet jam. Main course steak arrived over cooked and without fries. When the second one arrived it was barley flavoursome meat and fries were limp. Side orders over priced and spinach was awful, a damp splodge covered in some kind of sauce, salad was ratty and limp. Booked potatoes were just plain. Friend fish was plain and uninspired. We skipped dessert. What happened here??
  33. f

    foodiefun1

    London

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent neighbourhood restaurant with interesting seasonal menu
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a special lunc 3 course menu. Good tasty food but the main cause portions are small and do not include a side dish so you have to buy it separately
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Second dinner in Kensington Place after a very good first dinner. Service was consistently good, however the quality of food was unexpectedly disappointing, the muscles were not fresh, miles away from my first experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice place to eat.
  37. CB

    ClaireB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for lunch. Bright, spacious with suitably attentive staff.
  38. M

    Michaelj

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent fish for both parties. Good service. Not the greatest ambience but well worth it for the food
  39. U

    U3131

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    My spouse and I went to this restaurant for a mid-week dinner. The seafood was fresh and the waiter/ess were attentive. We would recommend this restaurant as we had wonderful evening out.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Easter Sunday Lunch with family. Although actual menu was different from that shown on internet, items were all replaced satisfactorily. We had a lovely afternoon. Thanks!

FAQs

Kensington Place is rated 4.2 stars by 2170 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Area

    Notting Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 2:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:00pm Friday, Saturday: 11.00am - 3:00pm, 6:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 11am - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Notting Hill Gate Station (Central, Circle & District Line)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ian Waghorn

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7727 3184

  • Private party facilities

    Kensington Place was the first of London’s contemporary brasseries. Only minutes from the buzz of Portobello Road and within easy reach of the Kensington’s finest hotels, Kensington Place is the perfect venue for corporate and private entertaining.

  • Private party contact

    Claudia Moore: 020 7716 7887

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