Permanently Closed - Kensington Place

4.2
2170 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Lunch
  • Healthy
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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)
Additional
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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Portland
11 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

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.

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N
London
29 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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f
London
70 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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G
London
29 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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BG
London
29 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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S
London
73 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Good but portion size disappointing

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
London
58 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, I great dining experience

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I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
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
21 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
45 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
12 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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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No battered fish on set menu! So disappointed

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P
London
29 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
49 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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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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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
18 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
70 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent neighbourhood restaurant with interesting seasonal menu

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OT
London
36 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
8 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
29 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
4 reviews
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
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Professional and kind service. Significant improvement from last visit.

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