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Chucs Cafe Kensington, London,

Chucs Cafe Kensington

4.3
4.3
125 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Chucs Cafe Kensington, the fourth London outpost for the Restaurant & Cafe collection, offers a high-quality, full service café menu, alongside takeaway options – including paninis, salads, smoothies and coffee.

The breakfast menu features a wide selection of dishes, ranging from fresh pastries and House Granola & Yoghurt, to classic favourites including Eggs Benedict, and Smashed Avocado with Poached Eggs & Smoked Chilli.

The all day offering will include some of Chucs’ most popular dishes, including the delicious – and don’t forget Instagrammable – Cobb Salad, Chicken Milanese & Club Sandwich.

Come evening, guests can select from a carefully curated wine list - a large selection of which will be available by the glass – all to be enjoyed alongside ciccheti, small plates, or main dishes - including Burrata, Saffron & Prawn Risotto, Wild mushrooms Lasagna.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 8037 4525
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Benjamin Mellor
  • Private party facilities
    Please email info@chucsrestaurants..com
  • Area
    South Kensington
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    The closest tube stations are South Kensington (which is less that a five minute walk from Chucs Cafe Kensington) and Gloucester Road.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

125 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a great time at Chucs. Never a bad experience

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  2. LulaM82

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place, very slow service, average food, expensive.

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  3. GeorginaM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and attentive server. Great value for money and perfect atmosphere for a cosy, but elegant catch up supper.

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  4. Sarahvh

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They had run out of every thing we wanted off the menu so we walked out

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  5. Sbty

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great! Thank you for our dinner, Most enjoyable.

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  6. Katia

    London

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Honestly, a little surprised given how often I go to Chucs across London. Service was so bad I almost wanted to tell them to take off the gratuity. Our waiter kept forgetting our orders - my tea, then our bread basket, and we didn’t even get our final cappuccino (which wasn’t even on the bill so he absolutely forgot). Based on this last experience I’ll probably never go back again. Sometimes I just want to get the food I order when I go out to eat.

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  7. PamelaF

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful meal . Service was wonderful . Would recommend and certainly come back .

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  8. Matt

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice enough location and setting. Starters were good, mains average, service rushed and not reflecting the prices they charge, can do better elsewhere.

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  9. RichR

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely birthday brunch and the waiters were absolutely wonderful! So attentive and kind - would highly recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good breakfast, nice staff and lovely decor.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really attentive service. They even called the day before to warn us about the weather. Great place for a girls lunch.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Nothing special, is a glorified Italian. Paid for the name and not the food itself. The waiter put us outside and it was freezing cold even for May time. We were pushed into a corner in the outside seating which wasn’t a problem until we were forgotten about. Had to ask for cutlery multiple times, had to order drinks as they were forgotten about and the food was below average - and the price for the quality of the food was poor also. Get better value at pizza express…

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  13. NickB

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good service and welcoming

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  14. PenelopeE

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service. Sat outside by the road and heaters and covers made it a comfortable al fresco dining experience despite a cooler evening!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Monaco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very poor service, had to ask 3 times for our drinks, food order came wrong, we felt rushed off the table. Overall stressful situation.

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  16. GabrielaT

    Newcastle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced, noisy, cramped, poor meal choices, half a sandwich 15 quid

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  17. Morgan

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food and lovely atmosphere

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  18. Londonbymarlene

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing breakfasts and nice staff

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  19. RoryC

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and nice outdoor dining experience. I would recommend Chucs in South Kensington.

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  20. Caroline

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, a proper Italian vibe!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice setting but smoking shouldn’t be allowed under the canopy as it’s like being inside with the plastic walls and the space isn’t big enough to be aerated. Not nice when you’re eating and the person less than 1m away is smoking over your food. Food was good however and tasty but pasta could have been a bit hotter as was nearly cold by the time I finished it and could be a slightly larger portion for the cost of it.

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  22. annabell

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Would like to like this place as space was nice outside but the service was lacking, waited for extra bacon for a while. Also the portions are tiny aka 1 small piece of sour dough with small amount of scrambled egg for 7.50 was laughable

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Brilliant apart from the idiot sitting next to us.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food and great service !

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  25. Alexis

    London

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and food

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  26. VictoriaH

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely atmosphere and made a big deal about it being my birthday which was lovely

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food

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  28. EmilceL

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for dinner with a friend and the food and wine were lovely, but what stood out was the kindness and excellent predisposition of the staff! They went above and beyond for us with recommendations about the menu, making sure we had everything we needed, offering us blankets when they noticed my friend had put her coat on. Definitely would recommend!

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  29. Liodel

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit surprised that the table we sat on was just cleaned with a damp cloth, bare minimum would be using an anti bacterial spray. Wasn’t busy so I didn’t mind that much but both me and my guest noticed the distance between tables is probably about a foot at most, nobody sat at the next table so this wasn’t an issue at the time. Otherwise great service menu and atmosphere.

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  30. Dinner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible road works in the are result in very very busy next to outdoor seating area, Breakfast was average, not hot and had clearly been sitting under a warmer for some time and had dried up the eggs and bacon cheap black pudding average sausage - I would say quite disappointing considering the price of £14.50 for full English !!!

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  31. globaldiner

    London

    39 reviews

    1.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner refuses to turn the heaters on to save money - we asked several times as did others to turn the heaters on

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  32. Lucy

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Slightly small portions but overall a lovely experience

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  33. DRM20

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I would advise you to stay away from this restaurant. The service is nil - we were told we could not sit in a quiet area of the terrace because the table was for 3 people, however they let 2 people sit at a larger table because “they had requested it.” They made us sit in a cramped area with other loud customers. There is no social distancing at this place and it was extremely uncomfortable sitting here. The food is another story...bland and unimpressive. I ordered burrata with blood orange...the tiny sliver of blood orange I received was the end of the orange and was 1cm in diameter! One of the worst dining experiences I have had!

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  34. BonyaK

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick and attentive service, food not so great, but worth a try.

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  35. sedenl

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chuck's is always a good idea. Love been there. Such an elegant atmosphere and nice staff.

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  36. Clap

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice breakfast, lovely terrace, amazing food and friendly service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Every time we go there it is very average I’m afraid. The food portions are small and the service very mixed (they always forget items). The cocktails are also poor and taste watered down. There are much better restaurants in the area.

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  38. KatieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent support with my daughter, high chair provided. Very kind waitress and manager. Lovely experience. Great heaters. Food great as ever.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with nice terrace. Great food, wonderful service. Unsure if food quality warrants the price tag.

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  40. Jack

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious first meal out in 4 months. The team did not miss a beat. Food was fantastic!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chucs Cafe Kensington using the Order Online button. Chucs Cafe Kensington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8037 4525.

Chucs Cafe Kensington is rated 4.3 stars by 125 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chucs Cafe Kensington

97 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3LD

Additional information

  • Area
    South Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    The closest tube stations are South Kensington (which is less that a five minute walk from Chucs Cafe Kensington) and Gloucester Road.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Benjamin Mellor
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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