Kensington Place

4.2
2151 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
020 7727 3184
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Ian Waghorn
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Public Transit

Notting Hill Gate Station (Central, Circle & District Line)
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Special Events & Promotions
Whether you’re dining in the intimate private dining room or the main restaurant, Kensington Place in Notting Hill is an ideal venue to accommodate any event. Our private dining room, seats up to 24 guests on one table, or up to 40 guests in total and can hold as many as 60 guests for a drinks and canapés reception.
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Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Special Offers

New Year's Eve Menu £35

Get 3-course New Year's Eve Menu for £35

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 31 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Mon 18:00-22:00

KP Classics Hour any dish £10

Enjoy any KP classic from our A la Carte menu for £10 each. Available Monday through to Friday from 6.30pm – 7.30pm and Saturday 6pm-7pm.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 27 June 2018

Ends: 27 December 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 18:30-19:30

A Dozen Oysters for £30 with a glass of fizz

Every Friday & Saturday enjoy a dozen Oysters for £30 with a glass of fizz between from 7pm

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 May 2018

Ends: 22 November 2018

Availability: Fri-Sat 19:00-22:00

½ dozen Oysters £16 with a glass of fizz

Every Friday & Saturday from 7pm enjoy ½ dozen Oysters for £16 with a glass of fizz

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 May 2018

Ends: 22 November 2018

Availability: Fri-Sat 19:00-22:00

Oyster Hour: Oysters £1 each

Every Friday & Saturday 6-7pm, Oysters are priced at just £1 each with optional bottomless fizz for an additional £15.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 May 2018

Ends: 22 November 2018

Availability: Fri-Sat 18:00-19:00

Set Menu: 2 courses £16.50/ 3 courses £19.50

Set Menu: 2 courses £16.50/ 3 courses £19.50 with a glass of Bellini.
This offer is subject to availability. Maximum of 8 diners. Menu is subject to change. Tables can be held for an hour a half.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.Not available in conjunction

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 February 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Mon 18:30-22:00
Tue-Fri 12:00-14:30 18:30-22:00
Sat 18:30-23:00

Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses at £20/£25 unlimited fizz for £15

From a set menu, 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses £25. Add unlimited Sparkling Wine for £15 per person. Maximum of 2 hours.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 25 August 2018

Ends: 26 January 2019

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:30
Sat 11:00-15:30

What 2151 People Are Saying
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M
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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 ...

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n
London
20 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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SO
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great fresh seafood

Went for brunch and already booked in for another.

Yum.

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n
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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P
London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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FP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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L
London
43 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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X
London
56 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A simple menu plus a number of featured offers - excellent value for money!

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M
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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??

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f
London
61 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent neighbourhood restaurant with interesting seasonal menu

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OT
London
35 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place to eat.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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U
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Professional and kind service. Significant improvement from last visit.

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YG
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner last night. Thoroughly enjoyed food and the service was attentive and friendly.

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went for dinner with a friend and food and service was lovely. A special mention to the manager, Imants, who looked after us so well and found it was my friend's birthday and organized a candle with her dessert. Will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for date. Very fresh oysters and good priced as well.. Service was top notch, and great sticky toffee pudding made end of meal delightful. We will be back soon

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to come back for second time after months and enjoy amazing meal like at first time. Server's are very welcoming and nice people. Definitely will come back for the third time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The fish was so fresh. The staff were polite and helpful. We had an amazing evening. Can't wait to book there again!

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AG
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service, great atmosphere and terrific seafood

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited on Sunday for a catch up with group of friends. Excellent food - especially for a pescatarian. Great fish options, good service and nice buzz. It has been my favorite for years!

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RW
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely meal at Kensington Place. Staff were friendly and the food was delicious, fish pie was the best I've had in a long time. Can't wait to return for another amazing evening!

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FR
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This is not the Kensington Place of old that I remember replete with celebs. It is now does a good fish and chips (light batter) reasonably priced, but has the atmosphere of a canteen.

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I
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Standards have been slipping at this once favourite restaurant for some time. Now clearly needs some care and attention. Staff turnover is higher than it should be and the service now lacks any charm. On this trip the usual bread was not offered, the fish choices were at an all time low and the standard of the cooking was just passable. In all a long way away from the previously high standards. Improve or await a slow death I’m afraid.

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A
London
49 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We eat here regularly but this is the first time we've been on a Friday night. We were disappointed that the lovely bread which used to be a feature of KP is now no longer offered, and there didn't seem to be enough staff to cope with the number of diners. Food arrived before our aperitif, getting more wine and water took several minutes before we could attract the waiter's attention and although our table from Wednesday was cancelled at the last moment and we were promised 'something nice' if we rebooked nothing was offered. Bit of a let-down really. We'll go back mid week and see if that makes a difference.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

My partner took me there for my birthday lunch. The service was okay but it was devoid of any ambience.The people who were serving looked like they should be working in the kitchen. It just left an awful lot to be desired.

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

As has long been our experience as a regular diner here, the food and ambiance are very good and enjoyable. The only issue we have raised before is while the staff are very pleasant, there is not one waiter that looks after a table. Of course it is fine for others to deliver, but we find on most visits, even when the restaurant is not full, that we have to repeatedly try to wave down any passing staff and repeat ourselves sometimes for a simple request. Customers and probably the staff would probably all benefit for better coordinate and oversight of how tables are covered. Though often frustrating, we return with managed expectations.

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

an extremely pleasant lunch. nicely decorated , cosy and comfortable restaurant. Exceptional helpful, friendly and knowledgable staff. Very welcoming. Fish a definate speciality, and nice that the restaurant also has it's own proper fishmongers shop adjoining the restaurant. The fresh fish looked very appealing. The Prawn bisque and its accompanyments were excellent, and my lemon sole was beautifully cooked on the bone. A very relaxing place to enjoy nice seafood. Nice job.

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M
London
25 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 2

Unfortunately we waited in q quiet restaurant from 1.30-2.30 for our main course which was delicious, however. WE did not have to pay, however. This was handles very well by the assistant manager as the manager had disappeared. However, and this is the big however, this was once the most beautifully designed restaurant with top food and was lively as well as fashionable with a great crowd. Its been downgraded and is but a shadow of its former self- and it needn't be. Really a shame - really nice food but now feels like it's in an airport!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty fish and seafood. 2 course menu for a very reasonable price.

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r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Would have expected there to be more fresh fish to choose from on the menu.

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CM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food and atmosphere were good but it took about 20 minutes for our food order to be taken & then asked about drinks, the restaurant was probably just over half full.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and good service. Best meal I have had in London since Sugar Club.

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W
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Friendly staff, tasty food however the ambience on a Thursday night was disappointing. Half empty. I even requested for them to turn the background music up as it was dead quiet.
They did so without any hassle which was nice.

The waiters seemed a little inexperienced as I had to keep calling them over to order beverages and food. They were very friendly just not very attentive unfortunately.

Had the set menu (2 courses) which was pleasant, no complaints about the food however the overall service experience and vibe was not that enjoyable.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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