Brunello Restaurant at the Baglioni Hotel

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162 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Brunello Bar and Restaurant, with its charming terrace, is located in the heart of Kensington, overlooking Hyde Park and only a few minutes’ walk from Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.

The perfect place to enjoy, after or before exploring the city’s rich cultural scene and shopping areas close by, with its exquisite traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist in a beautiful 1950s styled Milanese trattoria designed by Spagnulo & Partners.

Brunello Bar provides a fantastic ambiance for enjoying an Italian Aperitivo, ideal for an after work or a pre-dinner meet-up, accompanied with old time Italians favorite cocktails such as the Spritz, Negroni and Prosecco.

Brunello Bar and Restaurant offers an unforgettable Signature Afternoon tea with an Italian twist amongst stunning art works and lighting.

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Daily 12:00PM - 2:00PM 7:00PM - 10:00PM

What 162 People Are Saying
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything went perfect. Excellent food and wine list!!

HT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive but discreet service. We were looked after from the front door onwards. Food delicious and the set menu with glass of Prosecco included was good value for central London.

PP
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very nice décor and location. Food was average (dessert was frozen and had to be sent back). Service a little slow which got to be a problem as this was pre-theatre.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to be in, just off Hyde Park and close to The Royal Albert Hall.
A good selection of food and a seasonal menu too,

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly wonderful lunch. Very inventive seasonal veal dish. Would go agIn.

S
London
138 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t been for a while and it was just as good as before, even better. Service excellent and we were able to go for the early evening set meal - excellent value. Also they accommodated my husbands request for gluten free bread and pasta vey well - nothing was a problem. Fully recommend this lovely elegant restaurant

AL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Go for the fixed price menu (before 7) - excellent value. Avoid aperitifs unless you want to spend a lot of money!
Friendly, attentive service was much appreciated

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food,

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

overall excellent

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Very friendly and welcoming. We had the pre theatre menu which we felt was good value

IM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb staff

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Private, exclusive feel, quiet, delicious, fab service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exclusive Xmas dinner.

JL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

damn fine xmas lunch thank you for making everything so perfect

c
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great christmas dinner with all the family. Next time in London, this restaurant will be on my list

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

My husband and I came to this restaurant for a quick bite before heading to the Royal Albert Hall for our anniversary.
We ordered a Club Sandwich each and 2 side dishes ‘Arancini balls and Calamari’. For an Italian restaurant the food was not up to 5 star standard. The Arancini balls were terribly bland with no seasoning (just salt on the coating) and the calamari was over cooked.
We also spotted around 12 flies nested on the wall right near where we were sitting.

We left very disappointed after having to pay just under £100 for food we did not enjoy 😔

S
London
138 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

A lovely spot for dinner with friends - very good food and excellent service - a little bit lacking in atmosphere as wasn’t full but we made up for that. Expensive but a lovely spot for a special event

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Lovely venue. Each staff contact was in itself was good but we were left unattended for long periods. Food average in quality but expensive.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, delicious tuna and very attentive service. Will definitely visit again !

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They kept the kitchen open for us which we appreciated alot

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was OK. Crab ravioli good ( if thrown on the plate) whilst starters and deserts average.
But 2star michelin price for averagely decent bistrot food constitutes poor value. The restaurant was only a quarter full at lunchtime - I am not surpised.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was solid. Service was even better. The setting is OK - neither great nor bad. Overall it was decent although there are better values nearby.

O
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food service and place

TG
London
98 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service to match as you would expect. An abundance of complimentary olives, bruschetta, choices of bread and antipasti. We enjoyed the baked seabass. Excellent choice for an exquisite pre-theatre dinner and located within 5 minutes walking distance to the Albert Hall. The staff were professional and very friendly.

After the show at the Albert Hall we popped back for a night cap and was welcomed with open arms. We were not rushed and enjoyed the warm summers evening of Kensington under heated parasols. The Hotel Baglioni is first class and the pricing at the restaurant is appropriate for the establishment.

LR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great staff. Will definitely be back again

CF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Disappointing evening overall. Came due to the high rating. Ambience was nice, upscale. We were one of first at 7:30. Service was nice but when I asked what was in lasagna was told “beef”. I think I was looking for a bit more of a description. Appetizers were good, Parma and melon was good, burrata was ok. Main courses were a disaster. Eggplant parmigiana and lasagna were not hot, not warm, cold!! They really looked like they were leftovers from the day before. I had rigatoni carbonara which was under cooked, only warm in middle but cold outside! Flavor was nice but didn’t make up for cold and undercooked. I spoke to manager who apologized and offered to give me some money back or to come back again which I appreciated. Overall will not go back and was greatly disappointed.

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place to visit before our concert at Royal Albert Hall. They took amazing care of us and the food was delicious.

NT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food but restaurant lacked atmosphere. Service on terrace was poor considering number of customers. Restaurant service much better and knowledgeable waiter recommended good wines by the glass.

AJ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Went here with the intent of ordering pasta dishes that we’ve had prior. We’re sadly disappointed with the quality of the dishes, didn’t live up to what we’ve experienced at the restaurant prior. The waiter and manager seemed annoyed when discussing my allergies and it felt like an inconvenience to them.

S
Melbourne / VIC
19 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and great service. Good vegetarian choice too!

A
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. Our only complaint was that the décor is dated and the dining area has no windows at all. It was the only detraction to an otherwise good experience.

ML
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were hotel guests at the Baglioni - also very disappointing!

Very disappointed in both the service and the food. The food was very bland and uninspired. The service was poor - We waited approximately 10 minutes for a waiter after being seated (and the restaurant was almost empty). Asked for a wine list and was rebuffed to try a recommended glass by the captain - decided at this point that I didn't want to splurge on a bottle and took the recommendation on the glass of red. Not great, but insulting at £14 per glass. The best part of the meal was the amuse bouche. After the amuse bouche, we started with the Burrata which came with a few few roasted tomatoes and greens, but no dressing or other flavorings - had to ask for some balsamic vinegar and olive oil. I had the Sea Bass Au gratin which was an over cooked thin piece of fish smothered in pistachio bread crumbs with no hint of truffle or any other flavor. My wife had the Color Play with John Dory which consisted if fried fish nuggets on a plate of different colored sauces which all tasted the same - bland. For dessert we had the chocolate bonet with vanilla and cinnamon ice cream - at least the ice cream was good, but no sign of the vanilla, just cinnamon. Even the dinner rolls weren't worth eating - not warm and didn't appear fresh. There was a better bread selection on the breakfast buffet. We had some fabulous meals during our stay in London (even our £15 fixed price pre-theater meal), but this was not one of them. Felt very disappointed even with the £85 credit that we used from our hotel booking. Avoid at all costs.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had dinner there just after a concert in Royal Albert Hall. A ten minute walk, and we were there. The best sea bass we have ever tastet.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great - good portions, innovative but accessible menu. Service was excellent and it is a nice, upmarket but not stuffy, restaurant space. It's in a great location for the royal albert hall (where we were going on to). My only complaint is that a gin and tonic cost £15! This is a bit ridiculous given that was also the price of my pasta meal. I can understand expensive cocktails in this area - but just for a gin and tonic that's not reasonable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As expected from a five star establishment the food and service was outstanding.

My two were young children were looked after especially well.

I could not recommend Brunello high enough.

Well done and thank you to all the staff for our evening so enjoyable.

b
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian food we have not eaten for ages, like "risotto con ossobuco", a dish you can find only in the Milan area. All perfectly cooked, with a courteous and attentive service. Very much recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my Grandchildren prior to going to the Royal Abet Hall and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit . The food was just right for the children who were impressed with the level of service and how they wee treated like " small gown ups"

MJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the pleasure of dining at Brunello for the first time late Friday evening after a performance at Royal Albert Hall. The service was extremely friendly and professional, and we had an absolutely charming waitress. The chef and staff are Italian and all fabulous in their respective roles. We had a lovely and romantic corner booth and the food was outstanding. We would absolutely recommend Brunello to anyone who appreciates delicious Italian food & top service - we will be returning to enjoy another meal there soon.

OT
London
155 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, the food is superb. I would recommend for both casual dining and special occasions.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked this restaurant because it said it was convenient for the Royal Albert Hall. We had a really enjoyable meal prior to the concert and was very pleased when we realised it was within such short walking distance to the Royal Albert Hall. Food was excellent as was the service and ambiance. Would definitely recommend it and indeed go again if staying in that area of Lonndon.

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