Parlour Kensal

4.3
221 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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We are an all day and late night serving PARLOUR, with wonderful food from Chef/Owner Jesse Dunford Wood; Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and late night dinner. Dishes range from an ‘interesting’ Full English and Toast-Your-Own-Brekkie, to Cow Pie and Chicken Kyiv, and Toasted Marshmallow Wagon Wheel to finish.

Creative cocktails, (a Not-in-Hill Perhaps?) and craft beer from Hackney to Hawaii keep up the standards in the bar. Wine doesn’t get overlooked either, with most of the concise list available by both the glass and carafe.

Menus change throughout the day, and there is something to eat and drink whatever the time.

We do not encourage naughty wandering children in the evening , but saying that we do welcome everyone during the day.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
We open for brunch Tuesday - Sunday from 10am, and close at Midnight, with our kitchen open until 10pm-ish.
We are closed on Mondays.
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Phone number
020 8969 2184
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jesse Dunford Wood
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Catering
The food is a big attraction to PARLOUR, with our all week brunches (from an ‘interesting’ Full English to Toast-Your-Own-Brekkie), our legendary 'Back Door' Smoked Salmon, Desperate Dan's Cow Pie, or Chicken Kyiv.
We also have a rolling seasonal dinner menu with wonderful Sea Bass, Pork or Spring Lamb perhaps. A Hot Strawberry Souffle for dessert maybe?
Sunday Lunch is a big event in England, and is rightly a big event at PARLOUR too, with roasts available all day until late, followed by a Crumble and Custard too.. Have a look at our sample menus on this page.
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Parking Details
Parking is tricky around here, and public transport recommended, persevere on the parking though.
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Public Transit
Kensal Green Overground and Underground (Bakerloo Line) station is just 5 minutes walk from here, as is Kensal Rise Overland. Buses are plentiful and frequent. Phone us if you need help getting here.
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Entertainment
We offer funky recorded music and a hell of a performance on the Chef's Table, although no live acts.
There is though a Quiz! Ask for details!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Parlour is an informal neighbourhood restaurant and bar in Kensal NW10, a great range of craft beers and creative cocktails go hand in hand with the fun & colourful British food from owner & Chef Jesse Dunford Wood. Great art on the walls, and even a Secret Garden out the back.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place we love it, great food, amazing staff always helpful and good fun

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 2nd time at Parlour and it was the perfect choice for our wedding anniversary with kids in tow. Food is scrumptious and presented in fun novel ways. Cocktails are spot on and kids menu is just as delicious as adult one.

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n
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and ambience as always
always fun and interesting menu

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7
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu looked interesting and did not disappoint, eg chestnut hummous, asparagus bread-and-butter pudding, deep fried custard. The waiter was friendly. It was quite noisy though, so not really suitable for serious conversation.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I arrived at 12:30 pm for a brunch and upon being seated, the waiter proceeded to give me the supper menu and promptly walk away without bothering to correct his mistake.
His female colleague was more helpful in that regard. In fact she was the only one that made this experience palatable.
The food was cold and the scrambled eggs were too under-cooked for my taste.
One good thing I can say is that the seats were comfortable.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my partner and I really loved this place. The service was top notch and really thoughtful - tall lad with dark hair (sorry, not sure of his name!). The fresh bread was so delicious that we took a few away with us for later! Food choice was really varied and tasty (had the cow pie and the venison - both great!). We really liked the creativity and originality in all the little details such as the menu, the beer mats and the decor. Well worth another visit!

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SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Really enjoyed the food , trying new food ideas
Will definitely be returing .

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Really great food in a haven of bohemian cool. Cow pie looked amazing. I had homemade chorizo which was delicious. Popcorn chicken and hummus also good starters to sare. Interesting craft beer range and decent outside area. Lasting impression was the food - exceptional.

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t
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend and I had a great pre-cinema meal here. We loved everything about the place, from the warm welcome and attentive personal service to the wonderful food and drinks. Made an ordinary weekday meal feel special.

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TB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the service was friendly and efficient, the food excellent and the whole experience perfect.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a fantastic lunch. Great value and excellent seasonal, well executed cooking.

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best FEB in London!!

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MB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice, good food and attentive service. definitely go back

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place with attention to details both in decor and food. Love to go there with my son for local breakfast/brunch.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly interesting twist on some classic dishes. For anyone interested in finding amazing food with a little more thought into it, this is a must!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As great as always. Lovely , local gem. Fantastic food at great value and always lovely, friendly staff.

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v
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service. We were recommended and we weren't disappointed! We will be back!

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s
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always great service, atmosphere and food. They need to change the menu up though now, as have been a few times and would be nice to have other mains than the cow pie or kiev!

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NM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

An enjoyable meal, but limited menu. Hot chocolate was cold, which they refreshed, but not full of choc flavour. Couple of fish options, It was almost too dim to read the menu. Nice ambience and excellent service from the young man who served us.

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t
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious cow pie! Nice dining rooms, spacious tables and comfortable seating, nice place to relax and have comforting meal

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for my wife's birthday lunch with friends and we all had a great time with great food. A huge success.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I've been for brunch before and really enjoyed it. However the evening meal was very average. The fiscakes were OK but they were served with a slightly strange tasting vegetable dish. I thought that the three course meal would be good value at £24 but after being disappointed with the starter and main I ending up ordering desert from the main menu ( chocolate fondant, best part of the meal) which pushed the cost up. Service was fine but nothing particularly special. The ambiance is good. I would go back for brunch but not dinner.

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f
London
111 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Parlour in Kensal Green is a hidden find. A great, trendy, relaxed brunch spot with instagram-worthy food. I definitely will be coming back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Took a while for anyone to acknowledge us prior to being seated, food was very well presented however lacked seasoning and the gravy was bland, paying for presentation over flavor, while I wouldn't go back for food I would definitely go for drinks as the venue is lovely

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BL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going here and food and ambience is spot on. We have 3 kids and 6 adults and they handled our requests really well.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Incredibly and deafeningly noisy . So noisy conversation was impossible and entire night was ruined. I would never go back despite a lovely meal , good wine and service. Just not enjoyable at all. A hen party was screaming out the back, the people at the table next to us were shouting to be heard, just awful

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening.. interesting Romanian and Bulgarian wines. Chicken Kiev amazing

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Parlor for a Valentines dinner and they gave us a really memorable night. Parlor had great ambience - great vibe, but not too densely packed and also great decor. We decided to go for the tasting menu and were not disappointed! The food took us on a 'journey of Britain' showcasing classic British food done in a special way. There were 10 courses and the waiter took the time to explain each one to us - where the ingredients were from and how it was made. Each course was absolutely amazing - our only recommendation would to make sure you are hungry if taking the tasting menu, we were bursting by the end! Overall, Parlor took great care of us, even down to putting our names on the menu for the Valentines occasion. Highly, highly recommended.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Love the parlour but the Sunday Roast was a bit tepid and also we had to swap the beef as it was so tough. Staff exceptional but was disappointing as usually so good.....

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live close by to Parlour and really enjoy coming here for lunch of brunch. The place is very nice, big, bright, very nicely decorated. We have a baby and they are very accommodating with the pram every time we come. the food is delicious and really enjoy our visits there.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We discovered this pub recently when we simply came in for a drink one Saturday morning. We saw the menu and the wonderful dining room and decided to revisit for dinner. We were not disappointed. First of all, we were delighted to be offered a bottle of Borough wine (we chose red) for a reasonable price. It was delicious. I then opted for the duck profiteroles to start which were very tasty and moreish. I then had the chicken Kiev which was nice and garlicky but I though the outside 'shell' was a bit too thick. My partner enjoyed his meal as well. All in all it was a very pleasant experience.

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d
London
26 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiters are excellent, good manners and smiles, the food is good and all together make the dinner special

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice dinner....food was brilliant. Many thanks

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant in unusual building. Slightly noisy - loud music playing when we arrived, followed by loud group of fellow diners. Shame.

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DS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked a big table in the second room for brunch with new babies. Worked well, loads of other babies in there so people were sympathetic and relaxed! Unlimited bread is a dream. Slightly slow service.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place - the food is amazing and the customer service is the best. I'll never get tired of going there!

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V
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice lace for beers, coffee fresh juices and brunch

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PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely neighbourhood venue with imaginative food and friendly efficient service.

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant for a Sunday family meal. The fish soup was great and the chicken Kiev was enormous. The food menu could benefit from a bit more clarification of the ingredients of each dish.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with a very high quality menu and nice ambience.

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