Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.5
4263 reviews
£26 to £40
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.
What 4263 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinM
London
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and great food. Really enjoyed our dinner at the Ivy.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good and ample portion size lovely ambience in the garden section

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, portions were huge. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant, booked for 1730, was moved to the bar at 1930 as needed table,

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AnitaR
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious warm scones

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ValerieD
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice brasserie for a leisurely lunch
Food was very nice but not outstanding
Location great
Service excellent

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Nick
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Ivy came up trumps, as always. Great menu, good service and a very prompt rectification of a problem with our order of spinach. Lovely outside seating with heaters (on at full strength due to unseasonably cold weather). All in all an excellent choice of restaurant in High Street Ken.

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raymondj
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, felt welcomed

The lovely waitress was super friendly with us and made my baby daughter smile.

10/10

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service as usual as good as friendly as efficient and as discreet as ever. Nice to have come back to familiar menu items a sense of normalcy we missed the past few months

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ColinM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I like the ivy but maybe I just picked the wrong meal, the chicken Milanese was at best bland with an over cooked fried egg sat on it, I’d have been unimpressed if I’d made it myself so it was disappointing for a restaurant with high standards, on a plus side our waitress was outstanding.

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Foodie
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fallen Lemon desert was the best along with everything else as always!
Great resturant for Fathers day yesterday

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vipFNANY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food, great and spaced out tables? Professional services. Vey much enjoyed the blackened cod and monkfish curry. Will go back and back again.

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Morgyfluffyhead
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

V nice waiter working in difficult circumstances in mask. Maybe need to invest in see through masks?
Food & ambience good. But I felt it was too packed with people & too little ventilation.
A sheet of glass in a broken picture frame looked about to fall & the waiter said it would be sorted tomorrow.
I didn’t like being expected to pay 12.5% service on top of a big bill

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Kensingtondiner
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening, excellent service & food

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Didn’t realise we would be sat outside in the garden .. the ambience wasn’t the same as inside and we could have been in just a very dull standard quiet restaurant, this was very disappointing. My steak was over cooked and we had to ask twice for drinks and we weren’t offered any condiments etc so had to wait for this too.

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JanetB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely anniversary meal with great service. Would go again. 😀

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at table 33 a fabulous small round table with view of the whole restaurant. It was my mother’s birthday and the ambience, food and served to make the occasion a very happy one.
We will be back

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vipCarolyneS
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service which was lovely!

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JacquiR
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had late lunch on the terrace and was brilliant. Lovely food. Good value for money and just a lovely afternoon. Will be back

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DanielA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

everything was average unfortunately. We have frequented Chelsea IVY for many years and love it. I had a bug in my salad part of my burger and was still charged the full bill. it was just average in general. pity. im sure we will be back though. hope its better next time.

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YasminH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, lovely location, brilliant food. All round 5 stars!

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Sang2020
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of there customers especially the younger ladies don’t wear masks inside the ladies toilets it doesn’t matter how much money customers have who they are COVID-19 can kill anyone.

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ConnieG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at an Ivy restaurant. Our first visit to South Kensington and you did not disappoint.
Amazing food, service, drinks and lively ambience. I highly recommend the Blackened Cod dish! We can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great service and great food

KR
KevinR
London
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was disappointing. Table spacing as before pandemic, would expect to be wider apart to maintain social distancing.

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TaraH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Fish had to be sent back because it smelled and tasted of bleach. When I was served my main course I felt something fall on my foot. I pointed out to the waiter I felt something , he looked and sneered “it was just a chip”, without bothering to apologise or bend down and pick it up.

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martdj
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service let them down by forgetting part of order however the bill reflected this error

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vipAuriolB
Hampshire
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! Really buzzy atmosphere! Things getting back to normal at last. Thankyou IVY Kensington

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SabineD
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our reservation was at 8:45pm but the manager kindly found us a table an hour earlier and got us out of the rain. Attentive service and good wine recommendation. Black cod and fish curry mains were both delicious. We had a window table which kept the noise level down.

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NualaO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely loving food, set in an idyllic planted terrace.

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vipAnthonyA
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food and good service

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BecMJ
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy is consistently good. Always love it. Great atmosphere and love the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience, polite staff, good food, good price

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AngieK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing at the Ivy. The hardest part is what to choose!! Can’t beat that with the service and gorgeous drinks !!

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BrianT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Good ambience, busy and nice surroundings. Prefer wine to be left at the table. Hard to hear waitress behind a mask.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful staff. Good food.

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vipKeithW
London
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place, staff are great and attentive, Food good, but asked for something to be and it wasn't. So when we pointed it out, they sorted straight away. Would recommend and will go again when i'm in town next.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual.

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christopherQ
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time, we have visited for Breakfast, but, just like our previous visit, at night, all round great Food, Service, and surroundings.
Great choice of food, full English, perfect, Wife loved the the Poached Egg, with Avocado.

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Izzy
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super reliable, great choice of menu and drinks and staff always attentive and efficient

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RyanR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service and ambiance. Perfect for dates and special occasions

FAQs

Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 4263 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.