Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.5
3988 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 3988 People Are Saying
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HelenP
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a good place to eat outside. The tables overlooked a lovely garden and there was a canvas roof to shelter us from the rain. Heaters as well. The staff were friendly, the music just the right volume, and the food excellent.

KJ
KathJ
London
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service4ambience2

I’m sick of restaurants only giving you a table for a very short amount of time, in this case just a hour. It’s not really worth making the effort to go out. We ordered tea and as it arrived were told they needed the table in half an hour!!! I want to support the hospitality industry but they need to understand that we need time to enjoy socialising again.

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vipILChinese
London
159 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great set up in the garden with screens and cover to protect from weather. Attentive service, decent food. Very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th Birthday for my daughter staff were wonderful

MW
MargaritaW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there. Loved the food, the place and basically everything :-)

JM
JamesM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The new Peruvian Chicken dish is amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great value! The outdoor seating is gorgeous and warm

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super attentive the food was outstanding and the outside dining area was beautiful

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bibou
London
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was simple ( brunch) yet very good. The service was attentive and quick but not too much.
The outside space is really great.

PJ
PenelopeJ
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, ambience and attention to detail. Chef cooked me something special again, what wonderful service! Made to feel very special and my friend was given a lovely cake and candle for her birthday which made her happy. We both felt appreciated and welcomed. Can't recommend highly enough.

LT
LauraT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant and still got to appreciate it even on the terrace as the doors were open. Can’t wait to come back when we can be inside

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Deej
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent - attentive, polite, just the right pace. All the staff came across as very thoughtful and wanting to make it a lovely evening. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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OznurS
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my husband birthday l mentioned that but nothing was special we ordered a dessert at least cake might come with a candle or small note

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday - lovely outdoor garden. Felt special. Looking forward to being able to eat inside it again.

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Jette
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a date mid-afternoon and had a lovely time. The terrace is perfectly positioned to people-watch, which is great. The service was excellent, the food was absolutely divine. Overall a fantastic experience, recommend it wholeheartedly. The warm duck salad was especially delightful👌🏻

DC
DeniseC
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal and drinks for a special birthday, can’t wait to return

BW
BrianW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service in covid times. The food was sublime. Thank you for making our dining experience so magical

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EmmaR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening. Kept warm by heaters. Thanks!

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viphmelmc
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor setting for dining at the Ivy Brasserie High St Kensington. Food was fresh and very tasty and service was efficient. A delightful place for lunch.

PJ
PenelopeJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, ambience and attention to detail. Because if certain allergies the chef even cooked me something special just for me, which was much appreciated. That's what I call service and why I shall be returning again soon. Very highly recommended.

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Mandi
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really nice, attentive waiter, good food, pleasant ambiance :) would recommend

ER
ElinaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place , food was great and very friendly staff!

Thank you ))

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Keith
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good restaurant with specialities - excellent service with a good wine list.
Having to dine alfresco and with the removal of the screens in the garden area, reduces the appeal and I would wait until after the 17th May to visit

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vippatriciac
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a gem , love coming here , great food, lovely staff & always such a treat .

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vipHola
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food, great service and overall enjoyable evening.

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LizzieS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garden in the back is SO lovely! Perfect spot for a first meal back after lockdown. Standouts were the aperol spritz and zucchini fritti.

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AmandaA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enchanting, fun, delicious, celebratory! Thank you The Ivy HSK for just this ... on my 50th birthday celebration ❤️

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vipDolly
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Superb service. Very well organised in the garden at the back with attentive staff and a food atmosphere

SK
SK91
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The personnel was very nice and attentive.
The food was good.
The space well managed and the terrace was beautiful

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Adolorata
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine on the terrace. Food and service was excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice atmosphere and food, as always!

GS
vipGordonS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be back at the IB as we call it. Unusual to be outside on the side alley pavement but that did not detract for one moment from the wonderful food, service and atmosphere overall that I've come to associate with this lovely place. Thanks to all!

LL
LadyLJ
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We have dined at Ivy Kensington many times before and were looking forward to finally being able to return. Whilst our meal was pleasant, we didn’t feel it was up to usual Ivy standards. We do of course appreciate the extra challenges for hospitality currently, but the meal did not feel up to scratch.
I booked the table weeks ago and yet it seemed as if our booking had taken them by surprise, and rather than sitting in the actual terrace garden (which is very pretty) we were stuck on a table which was effectively on its own just inside the door. We almost felt like we were in a corridor? We had people walking past us all throughout the meal, and because the table was stuck right inside the door only only of us could feel the benefit of the heaters, so I was cold throughout the meal.
Had we actually sat in the garden as I had booked it might be different, but we just felt like a bit of an afterthought throughout.

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vipSimona
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening super nice waitress

AM
AnnetteM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the ivy for a treat for my 50th birthday the setting was lovely the staff were so helpful and attentive and the food was amazing I will definitely go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

They need more vegetarian options for mains !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

It took a while to get waited in whilst we were seated and our main course took over an hour to arrive. But all in all it was a good afternoon. The restaurant did not rush us out of the venue at all.

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Natasha
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed our dinner post lockdown. thank you

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Trish
London
12 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Table on the High St was good watching the world go by. Food was good but thought my monkfish was not fresh so although curry was very nice the fish was not great. Service very good and very pleasant. Shepeherds pie apparently was good. White onion soup was good.

PJ
PenelopeJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

As a vegan who does eat meat but not beef and has certain allergies, there was nothing on the menu I could eat. They used to do half a roast chicken or grilled chicken but the new menu has nothing plain, only spicy food. The waitress spoke to the chef who agreed there was nothing I could have & I ended up with an avocado, chips & peas, very disappointing. There was also no dessert other than a sorbet. They have promised however that the next time I go the chef will get some plain grilled chicken in for me. We shall see....

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Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 3988 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.