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Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.3
4.3
6399 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

The Ivy's urbane, neighbourhood-style brasserie for accessible Modern British eats, served all day.

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2 people

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 08:00–00:00 Sun 08:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or impress at a business lunch, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 12 people. Positioned on its own level, the semi-private dining area was designed to present a great vantage point over the restaurant, giving you the option of a more intimate setting while still being able to enjoy the atmosphere of the main restaurant. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus.

  • Area

    Kensington

  • Parking Details

    NCP Royal Garden Hotel Car Park, 2 - 24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT (4 min walk from the car park) Indigo Hornton Street Car Park, Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX (3 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    We are located 2 minutes walk away from High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines)<br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2022
    "A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday between 11.30am – 6.15pm, changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two courses - 17.95 Three courses - 22.95

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What 6,399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • West London

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  1. DB

    DeniseB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    On the whole the food was ok. However it arrived at different times. Unfortunately my husband suffered upset stomach and was sick later in the night which he believes was due to the chicken dish he ate!

  2. M

    Martin

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service in a well decorated restaurant

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I both had the black cod – lovely!

  4. CB

    CarolynB

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Excellent choice for a pre opera dinner at 5.30. Can rely to be out in good time.

  5. a

    athene

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Our 'go to' favourite in West London, always lively, always feels a bit special. Food is good, service is extremely good. Never been let down yet.

  6. KS

    KayStreit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our breakfast at Ivy Kensington Brasserie was delightful. Service and food was excellent!

  7. EJ

    EmmaJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    We love the Ivy, and visit regularly, particularly Winchester &amp; Richmond. Unfortunately Kensington did not meet our expectations. The service was not nearly as good, the ambience was not great. This was partly due to the loud table of two ladies next to us who’s favourite word of choice was F@#% We had to ask for water for the table. My soup was splattered all over the table, and on my top, during service. The menu change isn’t great either, the veggie curry now has plant protein which isn’t needed and didn’t taste good. Our chips were cold, replacement arrived at the end of our meal, but we were still charged for these. Definitely won’t return to this restaurant.

  8. NL

    NinaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic meal I have been many times and am never disappointed. Service and food was excellent. No matter how busy they are the quality of everything is always perfect

  9. AZ

    AmrZ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food in a nice ambience. Would certainly go there again

  10. d

    dalew

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great service great food,nothing more to say very happy

  11. NB

    NatalieB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Lovely restaurant but they forgot our order so we were left waiting an hour for our food.

  12. CF

    CintiaF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience5

    I ordered the most basic brunch, eggs Benedict, and it was the worst I have ever tasted. Service was slow and the hostess was rude.

  13. SA

    SASA

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Father’s Day

  14. VO

    VincentO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We got there late and on the point of kitchen closure but no fuss was made and the food and service were great

  15. n

    nataliam

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    For Ivy on Saturday night the service was very slow and not knowledgeable. But the food was lovely which compensated for the poor service.

  16. q

    queenie

    London

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very good and we complimented the kitchen

  17. n

    niclel

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We used to be regulars at ivy Kensington and enjoyed the food but moved from the area so haven’t been in awhile. I have to say we were appalled! Service was incredibly slow. Took at least 10 minutes to ask if we wanted water then another ten to ask about drinks and we received them 15 minutes later. All the drinks were gone when the waiter finally asked if we wanted to order 20 minutes later. We had a reservation at 4:30 so there were empty tables around us. No excuse for the service. The waiter never checked on us. When the food finally arrived we asked for more drinks and water. We had starters and mains. The food arrived cold, the peppercorn sauce didn’t arrive with the food and so waited another 10 minutes for that. When did the drinks arrive? We had all finished our food completely. We kept asking where was it, it’s not busy, and he kept making excuses. It was still on the bill after the ridiculous wait. The waiter had no interest in serving us. He knew he was going to get his tip one way or another. What a shambles. A place we love has really gone down hill and we’re unlikely to return. How sad.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Going at least 4 times a month and it’s up and down but it’s a brassiere and I am ok with it but the pricing is far above its delivery… go to paris and compare . I also suggest you offer better value for good wines by the glass or BT like before where the house was Sancerre or petit Chablis etc .

  19. F

    Fatima

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    The service was poor, I received my drinks when I had nearly finished my starter. In between course everything took a long time. It felt like there were not enough staff to deal with the amount of customers. There were lots of people complaining about the wait time. It’s a shame as this has never happened before and I have eaten at the Ivy Kensington several times.

  20. E

    Erik

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Terrible atmosphere and very poor service. After a complaint, the manager took off the service charge of the bill and apologised.

  21. C

    Chiora

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had a very pleasant meal at Ivy Kensington. Food was good if not outstanding and reasonably priced. Service was good. Really great atmosphere.

  22. WJ

    WendyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved it! Food was beautiful. Was a little unsure due to poor reviews a few days before but we really couldn’t fault it - and we eat out a lot! The asparagus starter was simple but so tasty and the Tempura prawns cooked perfectly as was the salt and pepper squid. The blackened cod was another hit as were the fish and chips ! We booked for an 18th birthday and we were greeted with a Happy birthday and attentive and happy staff Our waiter was wonderful and brought a little birthday surprise at the end of the meal - so appreciated The manager checked that we had all had a good evening and bantered with the teenagers about growing up. It was those extra things that made the meal special. Thank you

  23. p

    pauls

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    make your booking in advance; although it was Friday midday, the restaurant was F-U-L-L

  24. FN

    FNANY

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Very good brunch menu and friendly staff. A pleasure to go back to.

  25. MM

    MitchM

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A truly charming and relaxing place with high quality. We enjoyed a simply fantastic breakfast

  26. K

    Katherine

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful! Thank you especially for my birthday treat - that made it so special

  27. r

    rhonad

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place. Will definitely go again for the steak tartare!

  28. h

    helenm

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    The Ivy High St Ken Thursday 16th June lunchtime. The service very poor, noise level deafening, tables very close together, food very poor quality, oily veg, the creamed spinach was a sloppy mess. Truffle fries were so hard and crispy you could break your teeth. Staff overwhelmed and no personal touch whatsoever.

  29. GH

    GillH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for brunch pre tennis. Warm welcome attentive service and excellent food.

  30. a

    ameysselle

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    we love that place but yesterday the service was absolutely terrible : absent waiter, overcooked food...embarrassing experience given that we had a special guest with us.

  31. DH

    DerekH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very enjoyable experience with a great ambiance . The quality of the food was very good and the waiters were very friendly and professional

  32. AD

    AlanD

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    We have visited quite a few Ivy restaurants, and without fail the staff have been extremely charming and attentive, so it was disappointing that we should have to wait for 15 minutes after being seated (at 5pm) before someone appeared at the table. We usually order drinks first whilst we decide upon the food, but since we'd been left for such a long time we ordered drinks and food together. When we ordered dessert we asked for coffee to be served afterwards, and as our server came and removed the empty dishes she asked if we were now ready for our coffee, to which we said 'yes'. She then disappeared without trace, so after another 15 minutes of trying to catch someone else's eye we managed to ask for our coffee and the bill together because we had to go to the theatre and didn't want to wait for yet another 15 minutes ..... although it was quite difficult finding someone to come and take the card payment! This is the ONLY time we've had this experience at an Ivy, and the restaurant was only about half full, so we dread to think what it was like later that evening.

  33. AA

    AliaA

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    My only complaint is the staff. From front desk to servers, they were all quite rude and dismissive. Even while paying, the waitress was snappy. Not a smile in sight. Don't think I would go again.

  34. YK

    YKNK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Service is bad… Seemed waiters avoiding eye contact, in case you ask for something

  35. G

    Gautier

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Service rude, food really poor, the goat cheese salad is a joke and far from being generous. Bread not good either. Not a large choice of salads (come on, it's summer).

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Despite trying to get someone, anyone’s attention, I sat for 30 minutes waiting without a single member of the waitstaff even acknowledging me. Ended up leaving. The hostess was nice at least.

  37. WA

    WillA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So nice. Everything was just as we wanted. A must go to place and my regular now

  38. JH

    JoanneH

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Beautiful place, good atmosphere, and good food and wine but just let down by the service. We had to attract a waiter's attention for every single course, the food - eventually - arrived before the wine, we were given different water to what we ordered. Just a bit disappointing really.

  39. VV

    VanessaV

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Your menu said "open sandwich" of roast beef which I ordered, and I was basically brought a baguette/subway -style sandwich. That is not an "open sandwich". Also my Husband ordered a creme brulee which was "liquidy" and was like eating custard; that is not how creme brulee should be served. It should be set. Did I complain? No, because at that point we were so hungry we couldn't be bothered but I was surprised at the standard of food as it was a Tuesday lunchtime, and not a heaving Saturday night for example. So quite disappointed. Very hit and miss in the Kensington branch post-pandemic.

  40. J

    Jeannica

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Ambience very good but portion size of meals not good enough!

FAQs

Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 6399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

June 2022
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Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ivy Kensington Brasserie

96 Kensington High Street London, ENG W8 4SG

Additional information

  • Area

    Kensington

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 08:00–00:00 Sun 08:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    NCP Royal Garden Hotel Car Park, 2 - 24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT (4 min walk from the car park) Indigo Hornton Street Car Park, Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX (3 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    We are located 2 minutes walk away from High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0500

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or impress at a business lunch, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 12 people. Positioned on its own level, the semi-private dining area was designed to present a great vantage point over the restaurant, giving you the option of a more intimate setting while still being able to enjoy the atmosphere of the main restaurant. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus.

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