Alexandrie Restaurant

4.5
111 reviews
£26 to £40
Egyptian
Alexandrie’s in stylish Kensington Church Street offers its brand of fine modern & traditional cuisine conveying the marriage of traditional Egyptian dishes and flavours with the very best Modern European influences.
With careful thought and consideration our menus are created to provide a contemporary modern twist alongside our signature dishes. We have already been acclaimed by Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and have received praise beyond our expectations.
Our food philosophy coupled with our restaurant's interior design, perfectly reflect the unique dining experience and seamless service we intend at Alexandrie.
We welcome all patrons with our A La Carte Menu and extensive Wine List from which we have created an an express lunch and a tasting menu and we offer a fully tailored personal menu service for private dining parties in our lower floor restaurant.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Fri 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 10:00PM

What 111 People Are Saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is small but very well decorated and staff are very friendly. The food was presented very nicely and cooked to perfection. Some small changes in the way of cooking would make it the food more traditional Egyptian such as providing the traditional tomatoes and garlic sauce with the Fata. Perhaps also adding foul and Tamia (Egyptian favs beans and falafel) to the menu?

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Hera
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, interesting choices. Complimentary mezze, delicious humus and baba ganoush. Staff knew their menu well. Good choice of wine. Very relaxed. Quiet, we were only people there, but only just reopened and impacted by tier 2 restrictions.
Do go and try it, a great evening out.
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AnnetteH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with attentive staff. Good explanation of specialities.
Would highly recommend

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vipMatt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The hummus, baba ghanoush and lamb were so tasty. The service was incredible.

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ARTHUR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good, authentic food in an agreeable environment.

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is stunning. Service was perfect as was the food. It's a fancy restaurant but affordable & doesn't make you feel uncomfortable with the "fancyness".

Highly recommended!

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vipFredInLondon
London
70 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for a quiet dinner at Alexandrie just after Christmas. Overall mixed feelings. On the plus side, it is a very typical Egyptian restaurant and we felt the fool was genuinely different and fresh. Also the service was very attentive. On the negative, I would say that even with the OpenTable offer we got that day, the bill still came out pretty high given the kind of food and what we had. So worth a try...

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YolandiB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, the lamb main was like nothing we have ever had before, so make sure you try it out!

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vipNewbie
London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Interesting and tasty menu - the herb soup was delicious, as was the lamb shank. Interesting wine list with a good selection. The restaurant deserves to be much busier.

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vipyumikos
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every food was great! Especially deep fried prawn and courgette. I’d like to come back soon.

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EnjoyFood
Warwickshire
44 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and very attentive staff. Throughly enjoyed the meal.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was welcoming and attentive. We had A la carte menu - food came promptly and was very tasty. My wife's stuffed courgettes were particularly good. Would definitely recommend this place. Menu could be worded better as the descriptions perhaps dont do the food justice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 7 course tasting menu. Service was excellent and food was also excellent. Will definitely visit again.

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vipEndofthestream
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined here on our last night of a 25 day European vacation. Though Egyption in name, that is only an influence. It is as much Mediterranean as Egyption. But the dinner was delightful, well spiced, and the lamb shank was the most tender of any I have had in 50 years of dining out. Marvelous service, nicely appointed modern decor and seating. Nearly a 5 star rating, but we are very stingy with those (only 3 or 4 in all our years). So by all means this heart of Kensington restaurant is a worthy choice and a fond memory.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very early dinner so the restaurant was naturally quiet . The food was lovely and the service excellent. Highly recommended and we will visit again

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distinctive cuisine you rarely get to experience. Try the traditional Egyptian herb soup, the lamb shank, and the baked filo/dairy/almond dessert. Everything was tasty and we'll seasoned.

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davpau
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful modern decor. Quiet elegance. Attentive staff, friendly, unobtrusive, knowledgeable. Tasting menu and wine flights were nicely paired and delicious. Toilettes in the restaurant were spic ‘n span clean and beautifully maintained suggesting same detail to attention overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the tasting menu, accompanied by the wine selection. The quality of the food was excellent. Portion size as expected from fine dining. Decor and setting is very good, though we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Mid week Egyptian maybe doesn't draw the crowd, but it should. The lamb was exquisite. Not a cheap meal, but great food and something slightly different.

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TereziaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was very good ☺️🥳 But Servixe was very slowvly ... location si good and restaurant is very nice

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Pocohuntess
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good with the exception of an incident that spoilt the afternoon for me. I am aware that a service charge is never mandatory and as per the website and the menu this stated very clearly that a discretionary 12.5% surcharge would be applied. I do not want to pay this, nor should this be forced upon me. This is not enshrined in law and current discussions with parliament are in place to stop restaurants from insisting and simply adding on an extra charge on top of the meal. All food industry are obligated to pay their workers either a living wage or a minimum wage. I was disappointed when I requested for the charge to be taken off my bill. The excuse being made was that this was on the till and could not be removed. For Alexandrie Restaurant to act with mendacity, attempt to force me to pay a charge that is not legal upset me greatly and based on this issue I will never go back and eat there. I did not go to enjoy lunch to engage in an altercation and embarrass myself and quests. This issue could have been settled promptly. It is an absolute disgrace to assume that customers have no rights. In America it is customary to tip your service provider and employees are reliant on this to boost their wages. In the UK this is not legally binding and not required. Employers must pay their employees either a living wage or minimum wages. Currently the government is consultation with the hospitality industry regarding service charge, tips etc. Common practice is that this is optional and the money belongs to the business who can use this as they see fit. This is an additional charge to food that you are paying for. Not acceptable at all as a cash tip given to the server can be kept by the server whilst the service charge means you have pad for the meal and giving the business a mandatory unlawful charges that customers neither understand nor question. I will be writing to my MP to complain and further ensure that this tradition is stopped. Utter shock and upset.

Alexandrie Restaurant
Responded on 9 May 2019

Dear, sorry you feel that way.Thank you for praising the food and the restaurant when engaging with the waiter.I'd like to remind you that the service charge is discretionary as stated on the menu and bill. Shouldn't you want to pay it is your right to do so.Note this is a general and LEGAL practice in the UK .Sorry but at no time you were" forced" to pay the service as you stated it was removed from the bill and not paid for.We take genuine customer's feedback seriously . Regards Alexandrie

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I booked this halal restaurant for my boyfriend’s 40s birthday. As main he ordered the lamb shank but when arrived we realised it was hard. That spoiled a bit the atmosphere. My main was fine but I really wanted to be a good experience for him! We told the waiter who promptly changed the dish with a much softer one.
The food is very tasty, from starters to desserts, overall its really worth a try maybe not in special occasions though, when you want a smooth enjoyable dinner.

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GregoryD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Très bonne nourriture et service extra. On s'attendait à manger un peu plus typique mais les plats étaient vraiment très bien préparés.

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vipJonoln
London
224 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here and it won’t be the last! We were in at 6pm and got the 20% discount on food which was automatically deducted. The room filled up later but tables are nicely spaced and it was never noisy. The food was Mediterranean in style and the hummus as amuse bouche was excellent and served with lovely flat bread. Quail breasts and delicious lamb shanks followed. There is a decent wine list with a good selection by the glass. A very nice restaurant all in all.

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vipMrGrumpy
London
282 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Unusual Middle Eastern food with a French accent, very well prepared with excellent service. Ambience rather quiet and even subdued.

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vipFandBFanatic
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Congratulations to the team of professionals who make Alexandrie Restaurant a go-to destination. Our meal there was excellent, the service attentive and caring and the ambiance was chic but without the pretense seen at so many restaurants today. Cannot wait to go back!

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IngiJ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent. The chef really puts in the time and dedication to create amazing food that looks stunning!
Great job

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MairiM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Friendly waiter. Efficient service.

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AnnaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious, and the service attentive. I had a wonderful business meal, but it would equally be great for a family dinner or date night.

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Elena
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quiet restaurant with a high-quality food and service. They can make both vegans and meat-lovers happy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quiet place

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GehanE
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most wonderful dinner experiences in London. Every single detail was more than perfect.
Really a memorable night, thank you.

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Manup76
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ristorante di medio livello
Personale gentile
Cucina abbastanza elevata

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AlexB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there for a special birthday treat for my wife. Amazing food and a good selection of wine.

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KanakoT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We tried the tasting menu and All dishes here were amazing! I will definitely visit again!

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JessC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was brilliant from start to end. It was our first time having Egyptian food but it was absolutely delicious. Worth going to!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was good but because only one staff was working , it's a little slow but we didn't mind as we were not in a rush.

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Magenta7
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexandrie is a beautiful restaurant. We went because we have travelled around Egypt and wanted to experience a little of the Egyptian warmth and friendliness in London and Alexandrie did not disappoint. The food was exceptional for both my husband who eats everything and for me as a vegan. I was delighted to find vegan baklava on the dessert menu. Amazing! I never get to eat a decent dessert. We really enjoyed Alexandrie and would highly recommend it.

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KenO
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try ! Food service excellent. Prompt tasty and good various choices on taster menu

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vipKennyH
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alexandrie was a real treat from beginning to end. Very cozy restaurant in the heart of Kensington. My wife and I were only in London for a couple of nights and we wanted to try something different so we decided to try an Egyptian restaurant. The complimentary appetizer was delicious, as was every dish we had. I had the lightly fried prawns to start and the spicy chicken entrée. We shared a delicious traditional Egyptian dessert consisting of baked filo and custard. Highly recommended.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One each of the four occasions that I have visited the restaurant recently, the food has been excellent and the ambience charming.

FAQs

Alexandrie Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Alexandrie Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.alexandrie.co.uk.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.