Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.3
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3433 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant on Kensington High Street.

Sample our extensive range of quality food and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are visiting some of London’s best loved landmarks such as The Royal Albert Hall.

Our garden terrace is situated at the back of our restaurant and provides the perfect respite away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. Adorned with flowers and foliage, it is the perfect spot to soak up the sun during the summer months. Due to the nature of British summer our terrace cannot be booked ahead, so please just pop in.

Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, bar and a semi-private table for ten for an extra special experience, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie provides the perfect setting for any occasion.
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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife and I are visiting from Nashville and really enjoyed the ambiance of the dining room, which is done in a very nice style.
It reminded us a bit of the cafe in the movie, “Shop Around The Corner” and a little of Cafe Lalo in NYC.

U
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good value for money, food excellent

C
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It is really hard to get the attention of the service staff. They can prioritise giving service better. There were always two people preparing tables and they really are not looking around to notice customers.
Also receiving a banana that is almost off was not nice. We could have gotten a fresh one in the first place.
The rest was good.

JP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time here - and as great as the 1st time. Highly recommend - will come again when in town./

SR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed from the moment we walked through the door until we left two hours later. Ambiance, food and service was second to none.
Staff couldn't have done more to make us feel special.
When presented with our bill we were completely gobsmacked, we were expecting to pay twice as much as we did.
Will definitely be back and we will recommend to everyone..

MT
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy at the time we dined but service was great. Food good as always.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue serving a good selection of food. Staff are very friendly and courteous. Food was delicious and served very quickly.

s
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice Art Deco style interior and attentive staff. Extremely busy when we went and staff did seem a bit overstretched. One food order was wrong, as was the bill, however, these problems were quickly addressed. Tasty food but limited options for vegans. Ask for the separate vegan/vegetarian menu.

SS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The foods looks better then tastes. I don't recommend the pancakes

JL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, general low volume talking
Great food , nice atmosphere !

SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and server. Would recommend to a friend. Would return if back in the area.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great central location, and amazing food. The service was spot on and we waited for nothing. We had 3 courses and drinks and the bill was very reasonable. I would be definitely telling friends about this place and will be keen to return.

CT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very disappointed.Have eaten here twice previously but found this visit very disappointing.Waiters were rushed,supervisors were openly critical of the staff. Coats not taken at the door despite 4 members of staff at the entrance.
The food was just OK not of a standard that I expected .
This visit to London was a Christmas present for my mother-in -law ,my son and his partner were also with us so I did not complain on the night due to not wishing to embarrass everyone but the following day everyone,s comment were as as stated above.
My son who lives in London was actually quite unwell after eating.
A totally disappointed customer .

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Chicken was not up to the quality as well as service that I typically expect as a frequent customer

AC
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great venue- delicious food, really great staff and service and overall a fab evening. Will definitely be back soon

RF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Super place to go very efficient. Lovely setting and ambience. Staff very good on the ball checking double checking, crossover between diners tables was great, never felt the need to find my table staff for requirements. loved the efficient way each thing delivered to the table, staff knew exactly who it was for.So glad I booked and will recommend without doubt.only one small critisium main could have been a little warmer.

JH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

food was delicious - I will definitely be back very soon

FM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quality meat in our burgers but otherwise simple offering. Ambience and staff made the evening x

ET
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place, but a little bit too noisy for my liking.

CP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue. We went for breakfast and all our dishes were delicious. The service staff was very attentive and kind. One person in the party turned 18 on the day of our visit and they kindly brought a complimentary cake and birthday candle. I highly recommend the ivy Kensington.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Siamo stati altre volte in questo ristorante che consideriamo di buon livello e con una cucina semplice ma con ingredienti di qualità.
Unico neo un po’ rumoroso se si vuole parlare tranquillamente e la carta abbastanza monotona se si viene più volte in un breve lasso di tempo !

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RM
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambience (ie not too noisy not too quiet) great decor, excellent service, good but not excellent food) - not expensive, not cheap, a fair price. This is why I have eaten at Ivy Kensington 6 times.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was a bit perturbed initially by the noise levels but actually it didn't detract from our dining experience. The staff and food were excellent. The ambience was good and our group all enjoyed the experience.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! We will be back! Pre show dining was great value - shame to be in a hurry! x

k
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Difficult communicate with the staff.
No deaf awareness!
Shame!

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Good atmosphere and excellent food.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very elegant interior, a nice bar, well spaced tables, attentive service and great food. My only complaint is that the wine is unremarkable at the "value" end of the list, and way too expensive anywhere south of the value end. I should also add that the menus are way too complicated/extensive/small print, it would be more sensible to offer a pared down menu appropriate to the time of day and normal dining conventions.

MG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time ever in London and at The Ivy. Food was soooo good and service and ambiance was amazing too.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was totally wonderful, from drinks at the bar to the most beautiful food, and service.
Thank you
Paul & Kate Holland

JJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went above and beyond our needs to accommodate a party of 8 people with 2 birthdays.

You cannot go wrong with any of the Ivys , always excellent food, wine & service.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food 100% recommend to any one

p
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only issue was the toilets, quite dirty and messy.

M
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience4

The steak ribeye was undercooked not hot expensive for what it is definitely would not have order it again or recommend it to anyone

The fish and chips and mushy peas looked nice but once on plate one piece of cod was overcooked chips wasn’t hot mushy peas awful.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was very bad, once seated the water took more than 15 mins to take our drinks order, which was frustrating as the restaurant wasn’t particularly busy. We both ordered salmon - it had no taste and was awful. We complained and basically nothing else was available on the menu, so ended up with meals that were not also not that great so the value for money wasn’t great. So overall not a great experience

RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The grill wasn't working on day which meant 80% of the menu wasn't available. We were limited to eating what we didn't want to. To top it up nothing was offered in return to compensate for this. They could've offered may be a free drink or something from the started menu. Anyway, it was disappointing. I hope you pick up your service.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Very disappointed unable to offer many dishes because grille wasn’t working. Sorry is not enough on these occasions. Then to be offered tea or coffee on the house very poor. Had I known before hand I would have cancelled my reservation.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, made to feel at home despite a busy night. Can’t fault the service, drinks or food

SW
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Once again, the Ivy does not fail to impress. Despite a kitchen issue with the grill, the place was buzzing with couples on Valentine's evening. The quality of the food was excellent and the service was almost impeccable. It's a must to dine here of an evening whenever we visit London.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drink, amazing friendly staff who make you feel welcome, and great value for money!

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

a day ago
This branch of the Ivy Brasserie is not up to standards with the others and does not reflect the great training the Caprice holding is renown for.
From the moment of booking the information was all mixed up and quite abruptly delivered. I was told that there wouldn’t be any set menu on Valentine’s but that was not the case. And the communication via email lacked any sort of customer service skills.
Once arrived we got given a table that was so squeeze between the other two that was quite difficult to sit around. The grill wasn’t working, so a good 80% of the dishes weren’t available and nothing was given to us in order to compensate for this. Quite disappointed.
The food was great as usual though, which saved the experience!