Kingsley Two Brasserie

3.7
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39 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European

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Enjoy the high ceilings and velour chairs in our brasserie with delicious British and European dishes and extensive wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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Phone number
0800 330 8553
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 39 People Are Saying
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.4
ambience
3.8
value
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33% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LP
London
89 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to Kingsley Two Brasserie with a friend for a catch up. The main restaurant was closed so we were seated in the bar to eat where they had some tables set up to the side. It was very quiet but the food was good and the service was good too.

KS
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restoration of the bank building- the hostess could not have been more accommodating despite the fact that we had inadvertently booked a restaurant of the same name in London - they managed to squeeze us in - the staff was exceedingly professional but warm. The food was outstanding- each of our meals and apps was well prepared and gorgeous. Not a criticism if anything at all.
Looking forward to returning

R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful service from start to finish- we actually left before the food was served. There was no indication of how long the food would take or what the delay was. We sat there for nearly two hours and got offered a bowl of ready salted crisps whilst waiting.

c
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

our experiance here was terrible, food very poor, service even poorer, despite us being the only two people in the restaurant over a 2 and half hours, we did wander why it was empty, and we soon found out. Would not reccomend anyone to go there, completely ruined our time in london, and we are takeing our complaint further. So my advice don,t bother, there is some lovely restaurants nearby, that want your custom.

PM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Although the staff were lovely, it took forever for our cocktails to come. Burgers are not allows to be medium rare and when I asked for my steak to be medium-welldone what I got went way past well done and the meat was super dry.

The staff were accommodating with dessert which we appreciated, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the delays and not delivering on the food.

f
London
24 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2012
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had an early booking due to a theatre reservation so the restaurant was empty however the service was excellent as was the food. Two of us had pork belly and scallops which were delicious, the others had a salmon and broccoli risotto with a lobster bisque and pork loin. I would visit again but would recommend a later booking for additional ambience.

c
London
26 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this place at the last minute. The restaurant is inside the Thistle hotel and the decor is nice, fresh and quite modern looking. Our wait staff were cry friendly and quick to offer suggestions when I couldn't make up my mind which was really nice of them. The food was delicious and the servings are very generous! We would love to done there again!

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kingsley Two, Holborn, London. Visited this hotel restaurant to sample their 3 courses and glass of prosecco for £22 p/p. We were the only two people in the restaurant for the entirity of our meal but did not feel self conscious. Our waitress was lovely, very attentive. We met the manager, the chef and the sous chef! We were able to congratulate them on the great food that we enjoyed. We had 3 choices for each course and so long as you're not too fussy, you'll identify a suitable dish!

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2012
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Initially very rude - Firstly not giving us the proper menu (a paper menu instead), and then once asking for the proper menu, were only 'allowed' 1 between 2 despite the place being almost empty. Had to wait upwards of an hour for food - and was told after already having waited half an hour that they didn't have something we ordered: main courses came at different times. My main course was bordering cold when it finally arrived. Finally they tried to pull a fast one and not give us 25% discount.

R
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, pate for starters and the pork belly were gorgeous, so well done and delicious, the service was excellent we felt very comfortable and we had the waiter and maitre d checking on us after every course was served.
The restaurant was literally empty! which is sort of ok for a Tuesday but is central London! that made the ambience a bit dull - but we enjoyed the quietness. Definitely recoomend. Also we went for drinks to the bar before dinner and cocktails were excellent

GW
London
63 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2011
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My main criticism of The Kingley is the service. We had a very slow waiter who lacked any waiting skills altogether. He knew our group were convening in the bar first but didn't make up the table so we had to then wait while he shuffled tables and laid it. He gave us no menu/ wine list. We had to request it ourselves. He got one of our starters wrong. Throughout the meal we had to call him over to order more drinks, etc. which was poor considering there were only 2 other tables occupied.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice restaurant with really good food. Was empty for a Wednesday evening but this was nice as we could speak and hear each other. I would recommend the Kingsley Two to anyone. Already made two more bookings :)

c
London
130 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value deal. Service a little on the slow side

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2011
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The selection on the menu was extremely limited, which was a shame because the food itself was really good. The service was reasonable; sometimes the staff were a little forgetful in spite of the restaurant being quite, but they made it up to us with a drink on the house.

L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The set menu is very limited so we asked to see the main menu. We were told we could have 50% off our food instead. So we agreed and the food was lovely. However at paying for the bill we were told it was only 25% off. Our bill was put down and we were unsure of how to proceed. I certainly wouldn't have had the lemon sole at £23.50 if it wasn't half price. So we complained and then we were given the 50% off. It tarred the night and without that incident I would have been very positive.

HP
Hertfordshire
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went on a Wednesday with the 25% off offer. Evening was to catch up with a friend and it was a good venue for this. It was quiet - only a few diners and the service was extremely slow - but that did not really bother us. The waiter was polite and when we did get his attention, he served well. It was OK but won't go charging back.

Y
London
65 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kingsley was a nice experience - food was lovely, decor was ok. It wasn`t very busy, which made it perfect for a quiet dinner for 2.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bengal Village, London. As always, great food and great value. Most definitly recommended.

d
Nashville
148 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2011
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely Hotel but restaurant was empty which was a shame. Top Table menu was a bit limited but the main fish course that I had was very tasty. Unfortunately I can't say the same for dessert as it was mean't to be a chocolate fondant but came out as a dry chocolate cake. My friend had a starter instead of dessert which she said was really good. The 2 course offer comes with half a bottle of the house wine which again wasn't the nicest wine but it was drinkable. Overall very average but good price

f
London
55 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The meal at Kingsley Two was uninspiring - one of those meals where 24 hours later you struggle to remember what you ate! There were very few diners but nevertheless they brought the wrong starter so one of us had finished eating the hot starter before the correct second one arrived. By 6.00 pm one of the four main courses was off leaving no meat options available. The apple crumble however, despite being a substitute for the listed pomme tatin, was extremely good - maybe bought in ??

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere and very good value.

E
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience2

KINGSLEY TWO, Holborn, London

Food good, very friendly reception, excellent service, but since there were only two other people dining, the ambience was not particularly lively, in fact rather lonely, which the friendliness of the staff did make up for.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Bengal Village was very good and very reasonably priced.

f
London
56 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff - good quality, generous food.

JG
Essex
29 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good value, although unfortunately we were the only diners for the whole meal. The waiter was very helpful and did not make us feel that we were putting him out, though.

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kingsley 2 London. Great food and good value with the offer. Good service but we were the only diners in the restaurant so lacked a bit of atmosphere.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not much atmosphere at The Kingsley, as it's a hotel restaurant.
Other than that, the food was reasonable and the service fairly good.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kingsley Two is located in a central London hotel. We arrived at 7pm and were the only people there, will it didn't get full the atmosphere was relaxing and the service was very good. The food was very nice and they had a reasonable wine list. We would definitely go there again.

OT
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2011
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Had on of the special offers. Starter of fish cakes was really good. as was the fresh fruit salad. Beef was a bit tough. Overall ambience of restaurant is not good.

C
London
25 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Another excellent meal at Kingsley Two - two within a week. I think that says quite a lot. I'd reiterate my previous comments and just say that if you're looking for a very good meal at a very reasonable price then I wouldn't hesitate to go. Happy eating! :-)

E
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2011
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The toptable 3 courses and glass of prosecco at the Kingsley Two in Bloomsbury was very good value for money. What let the evening down was the service, unfortunately. We had to ask for the prosecco, which arrived after ordering wine. The waitress, although pleasant, did not seem trained, had difficulty opening the wine, borrowed glasses from another table and made the chef seek her out to serve the dessert, by which time the ice cream was melting - and there were only 3 tables to serve!

C
London
25 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our meal at Kingsley Two was fantastic. Th restaurant's hidden away inside a boutique hotel but worth finding. From the moment you enter you feel they're trying their best to impress, and they do. A delicious 4 course meal (with complimentary amuse bouche) and a glass of Prosecco for Pizza Express money made this a restaurant I'll definitely be hurrying back to. Definitely recommended!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kingsley
Resturant Kinsley Two. Holburn, London

We enjoyed a fanatastic meal in a beautiful surroundings. The service as excellent.

f
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2011
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Very empty on a friday evening so atmosphere wasn't great, food average

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice food, lovely service. Agree with other reviewers that it was unusally quiet (only three tables taken, including us, on a Friday night and for most of the evening we were there on our own!), but given we were looking for a chilled catch up it actually quite suited us.

A
London
57 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2011
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice and simple food and very pleasant service. Too short of a menu, only worthwhile thanks to TT deal

SC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2011
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were the only ones when we arrived, 5.30pm quite an early start! The place was hard to find in Holborn as it is inside a Hotel! However, we had good tasting food, the restaurant was smart/trendy looking. One menus option was not available but we were offerred an alternative and we were well looked after by Staff. The wine and coffee clearly added to the Bill but all in all the 2 courses for £15 was excellent value. I'd go again - a later sitting would provide more ambience!

h
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2011
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Bengal Village, 75 Brick Lane, Shadwell, E1 24/2/11

Top Table had not booked the table as arranged so we were lucky to get a table.

Food OK portions very small. Food was not hot.

Service was slow but staff were very friendly.

£40 for a starter, main with rice and bread. 1 beer and one water. for 2 people

LN
London
29 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2010
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went to the Kingsley Two restaurant near Holborn last weekend, inside the Kingsley Hotel. It was surprisingly quiet for a central London location, and lacked the buzzing atmosphere you might get elsewhere in the West End. The service was friendly and food was alright - but not likely somewhere I'll eat again, unless I was staying at the hotel.