Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Built in 1892, Paradise by way of Kensal Green takes its name from a line in the G.K Chesterton poem, The Rolling English Road, which refers to the nearby Victorian Kensal Green cemetery. Comprising a front pub section, dining room, outside garden, a glass covered conservatory and two first floor private event spaces, this historic and beautiful corner site has an impressive food and drink offering, as well as a progressive music programme. The extensive international wine list and selection of crafted cocktails are the perfect starting point for an evening dancing the night away in one of the upstairs rooms.
Paradise by way of Kensal Green is the perfect setting for every occasion and can be hired for all kinds of events and parties. We have a range or areas available, from drinks tables to private rooms for those special occasions.View Private Dining Details
We found Paradise by Way of Kensal Green to be a delight. The food was very good, the whole bar and restaurant was light and airy with plenty of room, with very friendly, helpful staff. We'll be going back.
Came here for my birthday and received amazing service from Christina. Music was brilliant, food was even better and the candles set a stunning scene. Thank you Paradise! You made it a wonderful night!
Perfect food, great atmosphere and service! Place with a feeling and history! Superb!
Went as part of a group and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Food portions for Sunday lunch were generous and very well prepared. Service to start with was a little bit slow and may have been a problem for anyone looking for a speedier lunch but it did not spoil our enjoyment. Good value for money.
Love this place -- a bit noisy on a weekend, but quieter int he week. Lovely service, very attractive place and the food is always excellent.
Amazing experience! Food was delicious, staff were excellent and very friendly. No complaints although maybe a bit pricey if not a special occasion. I would definitely recommend this place. Love the decor and ambiance!
We had booked a last minute lunch for 5 on Easter Day. A fabulous greeting was followed by a very friendly and efficient waitress. Food was all excellent, particularly the Pea and Stilton Soup and the Sea Bass. Most of us went for the traditional Roast Beef and it was a fine example of a Sunday roast. Strongly recommended with no caveats.
Very warm place with an unique atmosphere decorated with a vintage charm. Food was presented well though the sides of veggies could do with some more flavour - it was delish
We keep coming back here, with friends, always great!
Once again we enjoyed a lovely Sunday roast at The Paradise. Even though the restaurant was full the service was impeccable, the food delightful and apart from the very noisy table next to us the whole experience was faultless
Thanks Philip for your kind words!
Everything Perfect... food, ambience and staff (Joanna) amazing!!!
Thanks for your kind words Mae!
Mother days lunch! Perfect roast, yummy Prosecco we had a fab time!
Glad you enjoyed your visit!
We booked in for an early Mother’s Day meal on Saturday 30 March evening which coincided with a wedding reception being held at the venue. Despite huge demands being made on the service staff we were looked after impeccably. We were never left waiting and staff were pleasant and good humoured during a hectic shift. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. We hope the service staff are properly rewarded for their professionalism.
Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the level of service we provide.
Beautiful food, presentation and interior design - no faults at all.
The Italian manager of the restaurant made our meal so personal and such an enjoyable experience - we will definitely be coming back!!
Some amazing food and great service by the team. Would definitely recommend.
Hi Quiggs! Thank you so much for the 5 star rating and lovely comments! We hope to see you at Paradise again soon!
Fantastic food and menu. Would go back for sure. Recommend
Excellent food, atmosphere and staff! We had Sunday roast and a great vine and everyone was friendly, we had the best experience you can have in a pub on a Sunday afternoon.
Hey Maria Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your experience
Unfortunately the service was very slow and the bill was expensive. It's a shame because the food was quite nice at the restaurant was nice.
Waiting 1 hour for food was unacceptable & I wish I mentioned something to the waitress. We still got charged £12.5 % service & for bread that we ordered for the children who were very hungry whilst waiting.
Hi David So sorry for the wait. We obviously always intend to get food served in a timely fashion and this is typically the case. We have been looking into what happened in your case to make sure it does not happen again. The service charge is always optional and we would have been happy to removed. Once again we apologise for your experience and can promise this is the exception rather than the rule. Thanks
Sunday roast 10/10! Best in London.
Great as usual - this is a fantastic local pub/bar/club
Hi Alex! Thank you so much for you 5 - Star rating and lovely comments! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Really good food and lovely staff. I had the best time!
Hi Tatiane! Thank you so much for you 5 - Star rating and lovely comments! We're so glad you loved the food and our staff made your visit so enjoyable! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Great staff, lovely food and very good atmosphere, ideal to go with friends and family... I will go back again
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Just not amazing // expect more for that price
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Only one thing that I would recommend to change is the music! Should be different music than Hip hop all the time.
Thank you for the 5-star rating!
Un repas exceptionnel, une cuisine raffinée, inventive et délicieuse, une déco So British, le bonheur d avoir été servi par Baila, aux petits soins tout au long du repas, et qui cerise sur le gâteau, parle français. Dommage que ce super moment soit perturbé par une ambiance assez bruyante a cause du pub à côté de la salle de restaurant.
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Everything about this place is great, the food, drinks, service, prices. It’s a hidden gem.
Thank you for the 5-star rating and lovely comments!
Fantastic venue, great vibe and good food.
Thank you for the 5 star rating!
We had a great space for our party of 9 and the staff were very pleasant although a bit forgetful.
The food was generally good but in honesty the starters were a shade pretentious as this is a great pub but not fine dining.
The roast dinner lacked a wow factor and the guys that ordered sea bass and risotto were left wanting with the presentation.
Lastly no deserts with custard available and the 3 slices of cheese on the cheeseboard were a joke for 9.50!
Overall nice but restaurant prices for upmarket pub cuisine - only go if you have a few bob to spend 😉
Joan and I did enjoy our dining experience, my roast beef was a little on the chewy side no sauce was offered to me or my guest, we were cramped in the corner of the dining room roasts are the most popular item on eating on a Sunday I feel it was expensive for what was provided. Eating places must remain sharp in price I also feel that food should be served in front of the diner and not the entire meal as now is the custom, ice should be placed in the glass when offered, Gin and tonic should always have a slice of lemon
Average food and over priced for what it is. Not all bad at all but some things weren't cooked very well (eg the mussels in the cod dish were very over cooked) and dishes are expensive for what they are.
One of my favourite places to dine, drink and dance. However this time around I took an important client and the service was so bad that it became a bit of a joke.
Our waiter never managed to bring the correct 6 drinks we ordered, one at a time and wrong most of the time.... nor re-orders , brought closed bottles, wrong tonic, steak came covered in sauce I didnt order... quite a disaster for every course
If you want to indulge in a Sunday roast lunch, this is the place for you. Delicious food, wonderful service from our Italian waitress and good wines. It is noisy but that is because it does cater for being family friendly. It is certainly worth travelling to for Sunday lunch particularly but also for meals other times.
We have been several times and comes highly recommended.
Hi Paulie, thank you for the 5-star rating coupled with your lovely comments. Sundays at Paradise are a truly special atmosphere. See you again soon!
As usual amazing food, great service and ambience - nice and buzzy for a Sat night but not too loud. A definite local favourite
Hi Claire, thank you for the 5-star rating. Happy you enjoyed your Saturday night with us. See you again soon!
The food was excellent, the service was excellent! My only complaints would be that it was very busy, - people were crowded around our table and squeezing past us quit frequently as we were next to the waiter's station, and lots of people were constantly walking through from the pub area to the smoking area outside of the dining room, however this is likely because there appeared to be a birthday party for a large family. We could also smell the toilets from where we were sitting which was quite unpleasant. Those things aside, the food was fantastic and the customer service was excellent. I would probably eat here again
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the girl who served us was lovley and the food was great. The staff made the place and the food closely followed. Very Good!!!
Hi Damien, very pleased you received premium service! Thanks for the rating.
Went here for Sunday Lunch. Reservation team were very accommodating allowing us to dine in the bar area with our dog. All of the staff were super friendly and helpful. Food was amazing. would highly recommend. :)
Hi Laurence, thank you for the 5-star rating and review. So glad you brought along an added companion to enjoy a Sunday with us! Appreciate your lovely comments.
The food was delicious! I mean everything. The staff were so nice. We will definitely go back.
Thank you for the 5-star rating and review! Happy that you had a positive 360 experience. See you soon
We really enjoyed the food at Paradise. Not only creatively presented but tasted great, definitely fit for foodies. The interior decoration is beautiful. Staff were great! All in all a very positive experience.
Would have loved it if folks had started dancing a bit earlier as the DJ set sounded great, too.
Hey Farah, thank you for the 5-star rating and review. It's tough getting people up on their feet after a hearty meal! See you again soon. All the best!
Christmas family meal
Clean menu with food cooked to perfection accompanied with tasteful music!
Thank you for the 5-star rating and review Amrit. We definitely aim to be tasteful both in food and music. All the best!