Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Fun
Paradise by Way of Kensal Green is West London's much loved gastropub, and an ideal spot for intimate suppers and relaxed Sunday lunches. Expect home cooked British food, prepared with love from fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce with dishes such as Salmon gravlax, Trio of lamb and Aged rib eye.

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.

Private Dining

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.

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food, great atmosphere and service! Place with a feeling and history! Superb!

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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BP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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HD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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CE
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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SG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We keep coming back here, with friends, always great!

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded on 2 April 2019

Thanks Philip for your kind words!

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ML
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything Perfect... food, ambience and staff (Joanna) amazing!!!

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Responded on 2 April 2019

Thanks for your kind words Mae!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother days lunch! Perfect roast, yummy Prosecco we had a fab time!

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Responded on 2 April 2019

Glad you enjoyed your visit!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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Responded on 2 April 2019

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the level of service we provide.

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M
Italy
11 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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Q
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some amazing food and great service by the team. Would definitely recommend.

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Responded on 25 March 2019

Hi Quiggs! Thank you so much for the 5 star rating and lovely comments! We hope to see you at Paradise again soon!

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and menu. Would go back for sure. Recommend

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Responded on 13 March 2019

Hey Maria Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your experience

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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Responded on 13 March 2019

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

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AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday roast 10/10! Best in London.

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Responded on 13 March 2019

Thanks Abir!

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual - this is a fantastic local pub/bar/club

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Responded on 4 March 2019

Hi Alex! Thank you so much for you 5 - Star rating and lovely comments! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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TV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and lovely staff. I had the best time!

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Responded on 4 March 2019

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!

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d
London
24 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great staff, lovely food and very good atmosphere, ideal to go with friends and family... I will go back again

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Responded on 25 February 2019

Thanks you for the 4 star rating! if there was anything you think we could improve on please get in touch via contact@theparadise.co.uk

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HM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Just not amazing // expect more for that price

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Responded on 25 February 2019

Thanks for the rating! If there was anything you think we could improve on please get in touch via contact@theparadise.co.uk

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only one thing that I would recommend to change is the music! Should be different music than Hip hop all the time.

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Responded on 25 February 2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating!

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V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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Responded on 11 February 2019

Hi Vincent, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your comments. We're aware that parts of the restaurant can feel busy at times and are reviewing the restaurant layout. When you do come back, please get in touch via contact@theparadise.co.uk!

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KC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is great, the food, drinks, service, prices. It’s a hidden gem.

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Responded on 11 February 2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating and lovely comments!

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue, great vibe and good food.

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Responded on 2 February 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating!

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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 😉

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SS
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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AS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

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

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PL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded on 23 January 2019

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!

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CC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual amazing food, great service and ambience - nice and buzzy for a Sat night but not too loud. A definite local favourite

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Responded on 23 January 2019

Hi Claire, thank you for the 5-star rating. Happy you enjoyed your Saturday night with us. See you again soon!

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J
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

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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Responded on 23 January 2019

Hi Jonathan, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate your comments. We're aware that parts of the restaurant can feel busy at times and are reviewing the restaurant layout. When you do come back, please get in touch via contact@theparadise.co.uk and we will make sure you are taken care of!

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

the girl who served us was lovley and the food was great. The staff made the place and the food closely followed. Very Good!!!

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Responded on 23 January 2019

Hi Damien, very pleased you received premium service! Thanks for the rating.

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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. :)

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Responded on 23 January 2019

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.

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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I mean everything. The staff were so nice. We will definitely go back.

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Responded on 4 January 2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating and review! Happy that you had a positive 360 experience. See you soon

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f
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Responded on 4 January 2019

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!

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MD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Christmas family meal

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AB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Clean menu with food cooked to perfection accompanied with tasteful music!

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Responded on 4 January 2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating and review Amrit. We definitely aim to be tasteful both in food and music. All the best!

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