Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.4
1880 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 07:30–22:30
Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00
Sun 09:00–22:00
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Phone number
020 3301 0500
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Sean Burbidge
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Parking Details
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
London W8 7NX
020 7937 7040
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Public Transit
We are located 2 minutes walk away from High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines)
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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CB
London
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A name you always rely on to deliver a very good meal.

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Was style over substance plus not a happy expereince. Wife ordered a hamburger done well. Came out medium and chips were cold. Asked for mayo. Came when she had nearly finished what she was eating. No apology. They did remibe off bill however. Was ok but far superior places.

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RP
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Have been many times, always good quality food.
This time round we had to wait 75 minutes for our main course, computer glitch they said.
Seems that the personell are all new compared to 4 months ago and are operating a bit chaotically.
We were kindly compensated for our exceptional wait, so will be back

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DR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having dined at three Ivy outposts now, I continue to be delighted with the excellent quality and variety of eating. Highly recommended.

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HK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice food and the waiters were nice but not very attentive. The toilets were also not of a very good standard which was surprising for such a high quality restaurant.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Honestly a bit disappointed with the quality of the food !!!

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t
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch on Sunday. I had the Garden breakfast which was the best meal I’ve ever tasted.. It was also my 40th celebrations and made my day when they bought out a desert with a candle on. Thankyou The Ivy Kensington :)

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EK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic breakfast! Great service, great food and great atmosphere.

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BJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The breakfast was better than the steak meal the night before.

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BJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I have had better steak for a lot less money in places just as good.

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SP
London
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lively and smart without being formal. Service was mostly attentive and friendly. The food is tasty but feels a little standardized, for example the Bloody Mary tasted similar to a ready made one rather than freshly prepared. The eggs in our eggs Benedict were cold, probably from waiting too long before being brought to the table.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely evening with friends. Nice atmosphere, great wine, delicious food. Would definitely recommend.

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SU
London
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable dining experience, food and service very very good.

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SB
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

it was very busy and i felt the food was not as good as previous times.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Delicious food. Tables a bit cramped together and very noisy. Service pleasant but slow.

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EG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Sadly the service was very poor. The first time I have experienced that at an Ivy. We went especially early as we had guests who had just arrived off a long haul flight. It took near 4 hours for us to get through our meal and that was without a desert! The waitress was a lovely person but poor in the service which spoilt the experience

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HM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely late lunch with a friend after visit to Kensington Palace. We sat in the outside area which was lovely - fresh and a little quieter than the main restaurant. Service was nicely paced and friendly. Will visit again.

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d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Menu has a lot of options so good for families. Overall quality of food was very good. But back of the House was far superior to front of the house service which was atrocious. We never saw our waiter after we ordered and constantly had to ask for items through out the meal. Wait staff appears untrained and overwhelmed. While the quality of the food was good, I would save a trip to here until they figure service out.

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RW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful meal - with a great menu - as always.
Front of house service was fantastic, despite my mix up on booking time - they were able to help and accommodate with minimal fuss.
Table service was a little slow at times - but the restaurant was busy, and it didn't impact my overall experience.
My only small piece of negative feedback, was that my main course wasn't warm enough. Again, I think this was driven by the number of covers in the restaurant at the time. Even being a little cold, the flavour was still beautiful, and the quality of food was great.
The scallops with chorizo and butternut squash starter was phenomenal. Impeccably cooked & bursting with flavour - I can't recommend this dish highly enough. My new favourite!

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PR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding courteous efficient and friendly, the food was excellent, good value for money

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RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were a party of 7 and the waiter was very pushy! I asked for the early dinner menu at 5.45 (menu goes until 6.30) and he rolled his eyes at me. Felt very rushed the entire time and not all at taken care of. Food was also very average, not at all special.

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Huge fan of the growing restaurant group and eager to try their Kensington venue. The food did not disappoint, it was fantastic. Unfortunately our whole experience from start to finish was very rushed and quite frantic. We were asked several times within the first 15mins whether we had decided on our choices. The meals came almost too quickly; unfortunately took away the enjoyment of my birthday meal and felt like it was ‘fast food’ as such. Loved the decor and the food was stunning. Just please, less with the rushing.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Been to most Ivy’s across the UK and most of the time it’s inveedible, however our waiter on Monday 8th in the garden was not great unfortunately, he didn’t understand or couldn’t hear us order plus he wouldn’t make any recommendations just said ‘no’ when we asked about drinks available. Our glasses weren’t cleared often so we were left with a lot of glasses on the table. Other than that the food was lovely but trying to talk over a leaf blower in the background was difficult. There were gardeners next to us and it wasn’t the most ambient.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with a pleasant buzz. The noise level was a bit high but we were by the window so we could just about hear our conversation. Food was delicious and very attentive and friendly staff.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely spectacular and the staff are so friendly .

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RP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Table right by the door when many other tables were available
Food is very average

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Be careful they don’t lists all ingredients for the meal on the menu (causing me to have an allergic reaction- to avocado) they only list the ingredients if they feel there is enough of it within the meal. Staff were ok but just be careful

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J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy and nice place with excellent food. I love Ivy and the choice of food

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PA
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb food and service. This was a delightful meal. The fish pie special was to die for!

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and friendly staff serving. Would definitely come back again and recommend the restaurant

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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food good and service. Good value for money. Buzzy vibe. Loved it.

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great staff and would definitely visit again.

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JD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating as we had limited amount of time & service was perfect. Enjoyed the food as usual

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What made the experience outstanding was the little birthday tart, my friend was very appreciative. Your chips are very good. Your staff are very attentive, in a good way.

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s
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Front tables too cold I want a better table next time

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a pre theatre meal with my mother and we were joined by my nephew who lives near London. We asked to move tables as it was a bit draughty near the window and the waitress arranged this with efficiency and no fuss. The atmosphere, food and cocktails were excellent and our waitress was absolutely lovely which made our experience even more enjoyable.
The restaurant had an old school glamour which appealed to all our age groups 78,51 and 19!
We would recommend The Ivy Brasserie very highly ,thank you for an enjoyable and memorable meal.

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M
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was the second time I had been to this venue, both for special occasions meeting friends. All of us live outside London but all will revisit as a successful meeting place, however I preferred the outside terrace as you could at least hear what was said. When I visit again I would like to be given this option in the warmer months. The worst part of the whole expearience was trying to amend my last booking by phone, I gave up and booked another table online

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and service

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent cocktails. Cod was cooked perfectly but a little bland.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Trendy restaurant. Price/quality of food is an issue. Friendly personnel. Too noisy.

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