Ivy Kensington Brasserie
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.
Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00
London W8 7NX
020 7937 7040
Fine dining, great menu choice, excellent service in very pleasant, atmospheric restaurant. Very well run establishment - thank you.
Once a favourite local, food standards sadly dropping recently with dishes arriving tepid or under/overcooked. Good atmosphere, great location, often accoustics a bit noisy.
Excellent food and a great atmosphere
Excellent food but questionable service, there seems to be no leadership on the restaurant floor, you would expect this at a High St Pizza/Pasta chain ,certainly not at the The Ivy Kensington.
This a cheerful and fun restaurant with a good vibe and plenty of energy. Some might find it noisy. The food is mostly reasonably priced. The white wine we had was thin and acidic, poor for the £50+ price.
Great food! Very well presented! Would increase a bit the portions!
The rating could be higher if only they had given us a proper table.
We booked for 5, were accomodated in a corner table for 4.
Being in the corner we also became pretty invisible to the staff.
If you don't have enough tables, don't take bookings.
Really enjoyed our meal - good atmosphere and lovely choice and reasonable price for the set menu.
Enjoyed cocktails and champagne at the bar.
Service at the table was a bit slow when trying to order more drinks but overall good.
Would come again.
It is a good value buzzy restaurant. A little difficult for conversation sometimes. Had ham and cheese omelette whic lacked flavour but was well cooked
Reliably good food and friendly service. This is a good local restaurant to have on your doorstep.
The food was good but terribly slow to arrive! The service was rather inattentive, we waited a long time and had to ask twice to find out about gluten free options.
We had an excellent dinner at the Ivy Kensington on Wednesday evening. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, with a vibrant energy, great food and attentive waiting staff. Our food was delicious - and each of us had a t least one dish per course which was truly outstanding! Food is an interesting combination of traditional/ comfort with a French Cuisine twist. There is a goos wine list and excellent desserts on offer. In short - a great evening out. Highly recommend!
Excellent delicious food, well cooked, with very good service and a lovely atmosphere. Only taken down to 4 stars because of 2 things - were charged (a lot) for water when expected it to be free - should've said "tap"! Second point was I had ticked it was for a birthday, but there was no mention of that when we were there.
Always good food in the Ivy Cafes and Braisseries. Mid priced. I like the vibe too
We had a wounderfull evening at the Ivy Brasserie. Decor is beautiful, service perfect, food and wine great.
I would recommend Ivy to anyone who wants to have a nice evening. A real gem in Kensington.
What a great restaurant. I've enjoyed every Ivy restaurant that I've visited
Lovely meal with friends. Good food and prompt service
Always enjoy visiting, food terrific and great value;the only one minor comment I would have is that the waiters are sometimes over zealous about taking orders & clearing up but otherwise the guests are so well looked after. I love having the Kensington Brasserie so close....
My favourite local place to eat. Great food and service as always
Waiters are not friendly and have attitude. Some of them were not very knowledgeable about the different menues timing
Delicious breakfast and lovely setting, would recommend!
It's noisy, the service is excellent but can be slow and it ain't cheap. And some rosé on the list that isn't blush would be much appreciated. But the quality of ingredients and cuisine makes up for all the downsides. It's a great experience.
Booked this for a special birthday breakfast as I’ve heard nothing short of good reviews. We arrived and sat at the table closest to the door in a corner (On a very cold morning.) The table was partly set when we sat down - the waiter who brought our drinks couldnt serve the water as there was no glasses set. We then ordered food which was really nice however there was no checkback on our table which led us to get up - go and find a waitress and request sauce. They cleared our table then it wasn’t up to us to find the waitress AGAIN to ask for the bill.
It seemed like the waitress on our section had too much to handle and we were last on her priorities as a smaller table.
As always, great tasting food with every bite however our table tonight was right next to the till and waiting station so way too much traffic to not get a little disturbed and annoyed. Nice touches for our special events and overall good value.
Arrived late for booking due to transport problems but the staff could not have been more accommodating. Very pleasant ambience. The food was excellent as was the service. A delight.
Always happy with The Ivy - I have been to four of them now & hope to make the rest in 2019 - I just love the solid silver & the feeling of the 1920's
The food and the interier is excellent even though the administrator almost told us off. As soon as we finished our food he told us that our table must be given to the next customer and we can no more sit there. It was frustrating. For this reason i would not prefer ivy any more
Stunning restaurant, lovey good, excellent service and all resasonably prices. Can’t wait to go back. Would recommend booking in advance as it is always busy.
Very anoying music during dinner, a bit loud but okay since it was so crowded but strange choice for a restaurant/dinner. Service at the table was slow and got the impression that the quality of the food is going backwards.. maybe bad luck due to busy night. We might try again in the future not sure yet.
Nothing to complain about really, service was not overbearing like a lot of high profile eateries so a lot more personal. Banquettes are really comfortable a lot nicer than sitting at a regular table in the middle of the room. Food was also very good.
Great atmosphere and ambience. Asked or waiter if we could take our time and he asked us to let him know when we were ready for our mains. Great service and the mushroom truffle orzo starter was to door for!
These are a great group of restaurants, I would say even better than the Ivy itself, the place has a great buzz about it and the menu is very good indeed. Well worth a visit. Kings road and Kensington both superb.
I had not seen my friend Martin in 9 years, and we both happened to be in London at the same time. We wanted to meet at a restaurant close to his hotel. He had been to the Ivy before, and chose it again. He could not have chosen a better place. The staff was attentive, the atmosphere was sophisticated in a down to earth kind of way, the food was tasty and plated beautifully, and the restaurant is conveniently located across from the High Street Kensington Tube. I enjoyed our time there immensely, and will return. It was my best experience in a London restaurant. Kudos to the Ivy team for their professionalism and hospitality.
We had a fantastic time at the Ivy. It was our work Christmas dinner and we had people travel in from Australia for it. We will be back 100%. The service was amazing.
Excellent food, good and timely service, friendly staff
Slow patchy service and average food. Not indicative of the usual Ivy Brasserie service so hopefully they were having an off day.
Lovely food and excellent service in a lively atmostphere
Great food, great vibes
Food was very good and great atmosphere too. Thought that there were delays between starters and mains but was good to chat anyway.