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La Palombe, London, Greater London

La Palombe

4.6
4.6
15 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
La Palombe is a neighbourhood French bistro that showcases the terroir of the Pyrenees & French Basque Country.

A large wood burning grill and rotisserie takes centre stage where the majority of our dishes are cooked over live embers. The short menu changes daily and concentrates on plates with a sense of history and provenance, including our speciality of wild and foraged foods.

The wine list is sourced entirely from independent producers, and regularly updated with a specialised focus on low intervention, natural and biodynamic wines.

We are across the road to the Design Museum & Holland Park, a 10 minute walk from Kensington Olympia and a short distance to the Royal Albert Hall.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean, Contemporary French
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 18:00–23:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00
  • Phone number
    020 7602 6777
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kamilla Yarmelenko
  • Area
    Kensington
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    High Street Kensington Tube station is a 5 minute walk.<br />Kensington Olympia station is a 7 minute walk<br />Earls Court Tube station is a 10 minute walk
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

What 15 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • West London

    Good for business meals

  • West London

    Good for business meals

  • West London

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • West London

    Healthy

  • West London

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West London

    Great for fine wines

  • West London

    Romantic

  • West London

    Good for special occasions

  • West London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

15 Reviews
  1. MadeleineO

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maravillosa comida y la gente del servicio, muy simpática!

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  2. Pari

    London

    276 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm intimate ambience. The food was delicious, but tiny portion sizes, specially of the mains,that the price doesn't justify.

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  3. KatieP

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When you’re still thinking about the food 2 days later, you know you had an excellent meal and experience. Run don’t walk to La Palombe. We can’t wait to come back!

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  4. SERGIOS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a memorable experience. Service is warm and attentive, the food is exceptional to the point that we couldn’t fault anything. We had the Côte de Boeuf for two, accompanied with a mouth watering peppercorn sauce. I must say it was one of the best I’ve had in London. A side of fries with their signature chilli herb broccoli did the trick for our main course. The wine recommendation was perfect to pair with our mains, and they even gave us a taster to ensure it was according to our liking. To finish, we were recommended the tarte au miel. What a great way to finish our meal. La Palombe is a great addition to the neighbourhood and was the perfect restaurant for our date night. Thank you. We will return soon

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great new addition to the neighbourhood. The ox cheek pie was incredible. Great service

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  6. FionaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new spot in the neighbourhood, food was delicious, the duck croquetas were outstanding. The wine list has great finds on accessible prices. Black board special wines were a stand out, will be back to try more!

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  7. EvieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With huge thanks to the whole team - we had such a lovely evening! The staff were all so friendly and helpful, which makes such a difference. They chose us a delicious red to go with our steak - outstanding! We loved the owner's food knowledge and that there was a story behind each dish. We will be back - soon! Thanks from Evie and Sam

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  8. Anonymous

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining in this new restaurant which recently opened and was very impressed with the attention to detail of both cooking and service. Excellent venison, truffles and more all foraged by the owner!

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  9. Anonymous

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent French food, mostly wild and foraged and nicely cooked over wood. Classic and very pretty bistro done to a very high standard with exceptional and very friendly service. Excellent dinner and will return soon.

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  10. HGeo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Regardless of whether you are completely new to cuisine from the Basque region of France, or a seasoned expert on the topic, La Palombe is the place to go. From booking the table online to leaving the establishment after the visit, it was clear that every care has been taken to ensure a brilliant customer experience throughout. The booking process was simple and user-friendly thanks to the OpenTable platform. A couple of reminder emails a day or two before the visit were useful to allow me to confirm to the establishment that plans hadn't changed and I would still be attending. They also offered the optional opportunity to upload a profile photo of myself for easier recognition by the staff upon arrival. A genuinely warm welcome was waiting when I walked through the door, and I was offered a choice of tables. The sound levels were comfortable at all times during my visit, the open kitchen adding an appetising ambience of smells and sounds of cooking. It wasn't long before James Chiavarini himself, who owns and runs La Palombe and the well-established Il Portico nearby with his family, came to my table to offer his personal welcome and engage in some friendly conversation about my experience so far and my choice from the menu. He also did the same with every other table. I decided to skip the starter in favour of a main-course-sized portion of steak tartare, which although listed within the starters section of the menu, the establishment kindly agreed to serve to me as a main. James did inform me that they serve it in a relatively plain style. Having tried it, it must be said that, when the quality of the ingredients and of the meal's preparation is this good, what more do you need? The taste experience was multifaceted, constantly morphing between pleasant shades of salty, sour and good old meaty. The egg yolks and pan cristal were done just right. For dessert, it was the rhubarb mille feuille for me. Great choice. Like I said earlier, La Palombe is the place.

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FAQs

La Palombe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7602 6777.

La Palombe is rated 4.6 stars by 15 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Palombe

267 Kensington High St, London, Greater London W8 6NA

Additional information

  • Area
    Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 18:00–23:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    High Street Kensington Tube station is a 5 minute walk.Kensington Olympia station is a 7 minute walkEarls Court Tube station is a 10 minute walk
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kamilla Yarmelenko
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
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