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Antipodea - Kew, London,

Antipodea - Kew

3.7
3.7
720 Reviews
£25 and under
Australian
All-day dining institution providing international food with an Australian flair, served in a simple setting with a sophisticated vibe.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Modern European, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 08:00–17:00 Tue–Thu 08:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 8940 6532
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Kew
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Kew Gardens train station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 720 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South West London

    Great for brunch

720 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always and staff were smiley and accommodating as usual.

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  2. JayneD

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice environment and we were early for the table and they were able to accommodate us. Frustratingly they were very short staffed and the drinks we ordered finally arrived with the meal. We could see our food sitting on the pass and it was there for about 5-10 minutes The food was ok

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  3. Karen

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu and tasty food, but expensive. Service was friendly but slow (took forever to pay). Overall, a nice place to have a relaxing meal

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  4. GillH

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Greeting was poor given reservation made some days before. No acknowledgement of birthday status given Music too loud to converse Food ok It was fine but nothing special, wouldn't be tempted to return

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  5. BN97

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service was really good. Nice ambience and friendly staff.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. We booked a table at 8:15pm (after the kids were down) and the staff were hinting that we should be finishing up by 9:30pm.

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  7. AdamR

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very slow, we had 2 courses in over 2 hours. The vegetarian options were severely limited. Their burger, while unique, is almost £20 but somehow didn't come with fries which is really outrageous. And the "sticky" toffee pudding came with no toffee sauce - just a dry square with cream on top - which was disappointing to say the least. The staff kept offering us things then forgetting to bring them - they asked if we'd like to see the dessert menu to which we said yes, and they promptly forgot so we had to ask them again after waiting 10-15 mins. This happened again when we had to ask for the bill twice. No table water was provided and we were never once offered any more drinks despite our glasses being noticeably empty.

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  8. Caroline

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I had fairly high expectations from reading previous reviews but I was sadly disappointed. The coffee was substandard (especially for an antipodean establishment) and the service was neither attentive nor friendly. However the food was well-presented and decent.

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  9. Tanya

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Ive always been a fan of this brand, lovely decor and great menu but the service really let them down this weekend. Unfortunately the waitresses were not trained at all and were either surly or unknowledgeable about the menu. Such a shame as the pizza was amazing, Manager was lovely when explained difficulties but the staff should really be trained better as there were plenty of them milling about.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was quite bad, had the wrong table prepared for us, and we felt extremely rushed for the first 30 min of our visit with the waitress asking us for our order literally every 30 seconds.

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  11. JosieM

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, food was good, waitress was new and struggling a bit.

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  12. Becca

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent offer and service as usual. Delish food.

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  13. PeterBee

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited for breakfast on a Saturday morning. We were seated promptly and given menus. There were two female waiting staff and a male supervisor/host. Ambience was good. We ordered coffees and cooked meals. The joggers took ages to prepare and were left on hand counter once made for done time. Eventually they were served. The food was excellent. We tried to attract the waitress for more coffees but this took ages and, again, they were slow to arrive. When they did, they were wrong and actually for another table. We ordered the bill and paid. The table next to us paid but were handed our bill. Confusion then took place over who had paid for what. It’s a good restaurant but the waiting staff need to get a grip and maybe have someone dedicated to making coffee?

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  14. Redraver77

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but very limited on veggie options and no vegan. Staff seemed quite disorganised and gave differing responses to questions about food. Fresh juices were poor and quality of fruit was not good. Atmosphere was lovely and friendly. Nice family venue.

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  15. ValH

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had their beef burger this time & really enjoyed it! It was juicy & tasty with all the usual trimmings. Basque cheesecake was delicious & rounded off our lunch nicely. A shout to the red wine we've tried, the red Australian cabernet merlot from the Hunter Valley is pretty good too.

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  16. PHILIPW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant , very busy and relaxing surroundings - great food and wine . Will go again!

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  17. SG1112225461

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was pretty good, service really needs some care and attention. Not attentive or intuitive, shame as it lets the restaurant down

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  18. DarrenV

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little restaurant with a very chilled atmosphere. Just what we were looking for after a day wondering around Kew Gardens.

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  19. Jessica

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was nice but I was disappointed that despite booking this table weeks ago I was put on the worst table in the restaurant right at the back next to the toilets and kitchen. The restaurant were accepting walk in tables and refused to move us!

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  20. Cath

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely neighbourhood cafe. Good ambience and most of all delicious food.

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  21. FS01

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience and decor is lovely but the food it is always a bit of a let down. There is not much choice and it is overpriced for what it is. The chicken schnitzel is £20 without any chips or veg! The lemon meringue pie was not great. The meringue is super sweet, thick and gooey. I actually couldn't eat it. They were supposed to close at 11pm but shuffled us out at 9.30pm. My friend had travelled from North London and we had to cut our evening short. So disappointing.

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  22. Nelly

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food (though not very Antipodean) though sticky toffee pudding was a little dry. Waiter very kindly gave us a little discount for this but it as only £1.30 so felt a little stingy

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  23. claudines

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely environment- tables nicely spaced and I loved all the real plants trailing along the walls, which made for a relaxing mood. Food was great excellent with a good choice. My first visit and not my last 😁

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Barcelona

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really like this place. Food is good however 1 remark would be they the fresh pressed juices are very expensive. 6 pounds for an orange juice or apple juice is too expensive in my opinion! Food reasonably priced and great taste!

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  25. Martine

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu offers lots of variety, nice decor and friendly staff. The sweetcorn fritters topped with all sorts of things were really good.

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  26. MariaC

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A good brunch overall but somewhat spoiled by poor service due to a shortage of experienced staff. All the coffees were served tepid warm despite asking for them to be HOT several times

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  27. Restau

    Bath

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ran out of most of the options that we chose for food, also ran out of most alternative milks, included an item we had not received due to being out on our bill (which was promptly taken off once we pointed it out), service was also quite chaotic and felt like the staff didn’t really know the menu. Food was nice when it arrived but very expensive for what it was and disappointing that 2 of the 3 diners couldn’t have our first choice of item.

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  28. LauraR

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty but ungenerous portions. Nice environment. Not impressed at revising ‘discretionary’ 15% service charge to 10% despite server getting order wrong.
    Antipodea - KewResponded on 26 December 2023
    Dear LauraR, Thank-you for your feedback. We have no issue removing or changing service charge if that is requested. As explained when the request was made, that it was no issue but that it would need to go through as a tip and therefore be manually written on the receipt. Kind regards Antipodea Kew

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked a table for 4:30 in time for us to go to the light trail at Kew Gardens. Arrived to be told that the kitchen was closed. Don’t accept bookings if you aren’t serving food!
    Antipodea - KewResponded on 26 December 2023
    Dear Anonymous, Thank-you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We closed at 5pm on Christmas Eve to give our staff a well deserved rest and that means the kitchen closes at 5pm which was why a booking can be at 4.30pm. Kind regards Antipodea Kew

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  30. JulieH

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We came in September 2020 and had the most incredible meal … we live in Cornwall… been wanting to come back since then. Finally came back and were hugely disappointed at the menu, quality of food and the atmosphere.
    Antipodea - KewResponded on 26 December 2023
    Dear JulieH, Thank-you for providing your feedback. If you would like to provide some further details regarding what you found disappointing, please do email us at office@wellsgroup.co.uk Kind regards Antipodea Kew

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  31. PolinaS

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Antipodea — all locations across Richmond, Strawberry Hill and Kew — is hands-down the best breakfast in the area.
    Antipodea - KewResponded on 26 December 2023
    Dear PolinaS, Many thanks for your feedback about all of our restaurants. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Antipodea Team

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  32. AbigailS

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal staff friendly great cocktails would def go again
    Antipodea - KewResponded on 26 December 2023
    Dear AbigailS, Many thanks for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you for some more cocktails soon. The Antipodea Team

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  33. SusanM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but service less good. Friendly staff but not terribly efficient. Long waits to take our order for drinks, to take our order for food and then to pay. But food was good so I’ll be back. Staff are probably tired at this time of year.

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  34. CarolineM

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I very much enjoyed my visit to Antipodea. I liked the design and vibe. Staff were lovely too. My food was lovely, but my companion's duck breast was overcooked. Another friend chose the laksa which was delicious but she really needed a proper spoon to eat it with. I will definitely go back.
    Antipodea - KewResponded on 26 December 2023
    Dear CarolineM, Thank-you for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again some other time. Kind regards The Antipodea Team

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  35. SusannaN

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Serves a range of world foods but doesn't have the cutlery to match it. i.e I ordered Laksa and was served it with a steak knife, a fork and a desert spoon. For a noodle based soup this made eating very unenjoyable. It was a prawn Laksa and the prawns were tasteless - clearly frozen. Staff were pretty negligent. We ordered drinks and none came for 20 minutes, despite the restaurant being two thirds empty. Not a cheap place to eat so we would've expected more.

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  36. RogerM

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Manageress had not read my note requesting seating next to, or adjacent to, my partner; not opposite. This is because I struggle to hear and join a conversation in a busy restaurant. Otherwise, the junior staff were lovely and helpful.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice spot and I want to like this place more! Service needs some drilling and guidance. Nice people but it was quiet and service was all pretty ineffective / missing on a quiet night. Food was tasty.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the menu and ambience at Antipodea Kew and Richmond but the helpful, polite and brilliant staff always seem overstretched. Management need to consider employing more staff at busier periods.

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  39. SaturdayJungleCustomer

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food, varied menu and liked the brunch all day options. Service was grumpy

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  40. Lyndsey

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The main waitress was great and seemed to be running the show. But unfortunately the rest of the service was quite slow. No attention to the tables, lots of tables trying to get attention of the 2 waitstaff who seemed to be looking anywhere but at the tables. They kept going back to polish cutlery one piece at a time when several tables needed attention. Drinks came very slowly, I could see the bar and they were just moving things around, wiping the surfaces not making any of the tickets that were lining up. Saw them ask the good waitress ‘how do I make a negroni’ and they only filled the Prosecco glass up half full. Quite a strange experience to be honest and the team clearly need a bit more training. The food did come quickly and it was delicious. The restaurant was also decorated nicely for Christmas. I would go back but with the hope that the staff were a little better.

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FAQs

Antipodea - Kew does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Antipodea - Kew also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8940 6532.

Antipodea - Kew is rated 3.7 stars by 720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Antipodea - Kew

9 Station Approach, London, TW9 3QB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Kew
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 08:00–17:00 Tue–Thu 08:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Modern European, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Kew Gardens train station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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