Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.3
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3552 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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CatherineS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and i have been going to the Ivy for a few years now and have always enjoyed our experience. The only downside this time was my meal. I had the blackened cod which was lovely but there was a side of pickled cabbage covered in corriander. I have a very very strong dislike to corriander and it did not specify it was in the dish which in my opinion it should be mentioned as it is a very strong flavour and actually after taking a mouthful of it, it turned me off the rest of my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great social distance protocols in place. Felt very confident and happy with the provisions, staff were helpful and warm whilst maintaining social distancing. Food was as usual excellent.

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lukem
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely experience, our waiter was very friendly and made us laugh. Our table was nice as well, and the food was also excellent. No complaints whatsoever!!! :)

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Syb11
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great evening As usual at the Brasserie in Kensington. Only thing was service was not it’s usual 100% and birthday note on reservation was not acknowledged which was a shame. Other than that food was great and ambience perfect

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TC121
London
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great restaurant with friendly staff. Has a good menu and wine list. Would highly recommend.

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HannahS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning restaurant with beautiful, tasty food. Staff work super hard to be attentive. Set menu is amazing value and reflective of their a la carte options.

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David
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we needed after a hard day's sightseeing at Kensington Palace. We eat off the 2 set menus. The food was of high quality and well presented and the service was swift and friendly. The decor is classy and the Covid precautions are effective but discrete.
The drinks were also well made and lived up to expectation.
The final bill was reduced by the 'eat out to help out' scheme, otherwise it might have been a bit of a shock to the system, but even so the value for money was fair

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waitress ignored me for about 15 minutes. Food good as ever but the service clearly suffered from the pandemic.

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AhmedG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The portions in comparison to previous visits were smaller than usual for the truffles arancini, as for the zucchini fritte, undercooked and cold on the inside.
We ordered steaks with sauce béarnaise, which was hastily prepared as we tasted more of the egg yolk than the full complexion of the sauce with almost no hint of the estragon. The sirloin (21 day aged) steaks were cold (for medium rare) and flavourless for a prime cut.
The service was good.
Case of lockdown rustiness and August holiday fatigue?

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Clare
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, very nice experience all round. Am eating out here more and more.

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patriciac
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service ,delicious food , great ambiance .

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AnneLaureB
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service/food. Aperospritz not great. A nice place for lunch

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MicheleP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening - we will definitely be returning!

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MelG
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a first since lockdown and a generally enjoyable experience. There was a lack of sharpness in the service: it lacked attentiveness. I was a bit surprised that staff came up quite close without a face covering. Food good but not outstanding.

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was excellent until the end when a different waiter to the one who had served us came with the bill and made us feel that he was kicking us out. We said we just had to finish out drinks but he came up several times within as many minutes. This was the only disappointing part of our visit.

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vipRoyH
Hong Kong
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artan and his team right on the ball, as usual...

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Jessica
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A little over-priced and we had to send back the bill three times as it was incorrect! But ambience good and staff were friendly.

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Masa
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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liketoeat
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was perfect, the environment delightful and a lovely birthday experience:-)

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Maxabc
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good prompt service, sticking to Covid guidelines, would recommend and would go back.

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delphineb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

nice setting, good service and good food. It was an enjoyable experience.

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Peter
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely food and attentive service (catering for nut and sesame allergies). The restaurant arranged for a cosy corner table and surprise dessert treat for our anniversary. Bubbly but not too busy atmosphere throughout the meal. Overall it has a refined but relaxed feel, and would recommend for a couple going out.

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Darrell
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely fantastic brunch, good service and made my wife's birthday very enjoyable.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow

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Lela
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively but elegant, nice atmosphere With the open front we felt comfortable regarding Covid
Good food as always

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vipTribecalovr
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, top notch food. The Ivy have done a great job making the restaurant covid compliant without losing any of the atmosphere. Go there and support the team who make it happen, you’ll have a great time !

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JulieC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service good a bit rushes at first overall good

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Adolorata
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Kensington. Get a table in the Garden if possible because it transports you to a small cafe/restaurant in a European city. If you want the bussle of a busy restaurant in Paris then opt for the main restaurant. Food consistently wonderful. Tried the Blacken Cod for the first time and it was delicious.

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy is consistently good and a joy to go to, irrespective of which restaurant.

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CharlotteP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very impressed with the temperature technology being used as you enter, liked the spray hand sanitizers on the tables. Food was delicious. Service was good a little slower than I would have liked at some points but overall very good. Excellent choice for vegetarians and pescatarian patrons.

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ShaleyMc
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was impeccable and super quick. Servers were polite and welcoming. Also quite good value for money, would highly recommend

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KM23
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We did not need help and it was not offered. Menu was clear about ingredients.

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MarieB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waiter was not wearing a mask and did not respect social distancing, ie came a bit too close to diners.

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vipLetyourfoodbeyourmedicine
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lulabelle
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I went with my daughter for lunch. We were celebrating her getting her first job. She had a Hemingway cocktail, I had an Ivy Royale, which were both delicious and pink and celebratory. It is an attractive brasserie with a long bar, which is a good way to furnish a restaurant. The staff were very attentive and very kindly gave us a little celebration cake as I had told the waitress the reason for our visit (proud mum couldn't help herself). All in all an enjoyable and memorable visit. We ate seabass and haloumi salad which were good. I'd recommend the truffle chips.

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Jean
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always with the Ivy restaurants...

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ASKSTEVE2C
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Kensington is sensational and It offers something for every taste. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel special . The ambiance is exciting and the staff cant wait to make your occasion one to remember. .

The food is just moth watering though I am an addict for the blackened cod and the chocolate bomb. It is so nice to feel you have stepped back in time where service at restaurants were just perfect and you left a the restaurant. feeling happy
, content and looking forward to returning very soon.

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Christine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We ordered the grilled halloumi and it was a hunk about 4 cm thick of raw halloumi that had been barely touched by the grill. Ideally it would have been sliced and grilled. The service was amazing.

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vipLopdun
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

If you are a Chelsea and Kensington resident ( and even from further afield in) this is an idea spot for Sunday lunch/brunch. The menu ticks all the right boxes and there is a lot to occupy the eyes as well as the mouth. I would like to return and try the restaurant and other times of the day.

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Anthony
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In spite of all the covid-19 measures the Ivy has not lost any of its previous atmosphere.
We felt safe, the service was excellent and the food was up to its usual high standard.

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Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 3552 OpenTable diners.

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