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.
Booked for 9pm. Sat down at 9.15pm
Ignored by waiter as he was setting tables.
Wine took ages to come out. Waiter forgot chips. Chips actually not good, should not have bothered ordering them. Wine not kept near table and we often had empty glasses.
Overpriced and poorly staffed.
The Ivy on High Street Kensington is a great restaurant but the service is hit and miss. The garden terrace outside is particularly bad, with what seems to be their ‘rookie’ section. It’s a shame because the garden terrace is a beautiful atmosphere, but good luck being asked if you want a drink or top up after your first round for the rest of the evening.
The menu has changed and the salmon and asparagus dish doesn’t compare to the salmon and caviar dish on the previous menu. The new salmon dish was bland.
I've been here numerous times now and I am always very satisfied with my visits. The food quality is always excellent and very good value. Staff are also very friendly and helpful. I particularly recommend the traditional fish and chips! The only issue i have with the value is the noise level, which is very high and find it difficult to hear the person I am dining with, hence 4 stars.
Very disappointed with the afternoon tea at the Ivy. It used to be very good and now the quality has deteriorated immensely. I always use to have the afternoon tea but now the food was really bad. Such a shame!
We have always had wonderful food and service and have never been disappointed. Would highly recommend.
Food and service are solid but not spectacular. Everything was spot on, until we asked for something just out of the ordinary - an extra order of toast, a second glass of juice. We had to wait for them, should have taken a few minutes at best but it was longer. Location is very good, in heart of Kensington just a minute from Underground, a few minutes’ walk from Hyde Park.
Good food and good service. Prices reasonable.
Beautiful surroundings, great for people watching. Delicious steak tartare!
We dined at the Ivy Kensington to celebrate our Nephew’s Birthday and belated Mother’s and Father’s Day presents. The atmosphere here was lovely and service was good.
Friendly, welcoming, attentive and nicely paced. Our food was excellent as usual.
My husband and I love the chain and are so impressed by its consistency across branches, high quality, impeccable decor and attentive service. The seared tuna was delicious and beautifully presented and my husband enjoyed the fillet very much. The wine selection is not extensive but you can find excellent wines
Excellent food and table service however my online booking was not on the system and have never been so embarrassed whilst waiting at the front of the queue to be seated. What was meant a special treat for my wife left us feeling very awkward.
Food, ambiance and service very good, but acoustics harsh, need to shout when room is anywhere near full.
Always a pleasure! Excellent food and prompt and attentive service - always consistent in high standards.
We had a table in the outside part which was very nice. Service was good apart from having to wait quite awhile for our pudding. Impressed with the prawn cocktail, it was delicious. An expensive treat for mum
Nice restaurant with a beautiful interior. However, the acoustics are dreadful, we could barely even hear ourselves.
Good food and nice surroundings, attentive service
I have been to the IVY restaurants plenty of time during the past five years. This year this was my second time within a month: firstly it was the Market Grill in Covent Garden, now the Brasserie on High Street Ken Yesterday we were a party of four and in the Market Grill we were five (I took out my clients).
We all found the quality of the food has dropped significantly, not sure if it is because of cheaper ingredients, but it was just not nice. I hope this will improve as I do love your restaurants but for a while I will not be booking myself, unless someone invites me. I will need to find a different alternative for client entertainment.
Friendly, welcoming, and professional staff. Bustling and unpretentious environment. Absolutely delicious food. I can recommend eating here to anyone who needs a treat, without breaking the bank. I will be back!
Service was very slow. 10.00 for brunch. We had to wait for ages for bottled water and request ordering service. Upon completion of the meal chocolates were requested but never came. We asked someone else. Restaurant was not full.
Another enjoyable meal with friends in the Ivy Kensington Brasserie
They had not been before but were impressed
It is not often that four people go out for dinner and everyone says their meal was the best they had ever
Good food good service. Pleasant Atmosphere.
Always up to all standards!
Great place, lovely food but service was comical at times and not great considering the type of restaurant it is
Lovely food, the prawn starter was delicious my only issue was that service was a little slow
I personally enjoyed more other Ivy’s location. The waiter was rushed and manners were not up to the standard’s expectations. Food was good. Atmosphere nice but not as special as Soho or Granary Sq.
Expensive for very average food. Much better places with more attentive service to go than this.
Food was delicious and prices reasonable. Only slight negative was the feeling that the waiter was not happy with us ordering modestly and tried to up-sell at any opportunity, looking disapproving when we declined.
WE HAD A VERY NICE MEAL WITH A LOVELY LIVELY ATMOSPHERE BUT THE SOUND LEVELS WERE GOOD WE COULD STILL TALK AND I HAVE HEARING ISSUES.
MY ONLY COMPLAINT WOULD BE ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF STAFF GATHERED AROUND THE EXIT FROM THE LADIES TOILET ALL DOING THERE OWN THING AT THE STATION BUT QUITE INTIMIDATING TRYING TO PUSH THOUGH TO RETURN TO MY TABLE.
Everybody very attentive as was Birthday lunch for friend who was 89 today. Unfortunately when I got home I had the runs !! Don’t know why but no problems as it is ok now !
Arrived early and front of house seemed a bit out out by this. Enjoyed the food but unlike Guildford Ivy we weren’t made to feel we were being looked after.
Very poor and disappointing experience
It took 1 hour to get the dishes after ordering
And another hour to get the bill
We always have such a GREAT time! As a family, as a date, on our own! Everyone is so nice, it starts with Yolanda at front desk that greets every guests with a smile, the professionalism and skills of the GM, Artan and his team! CONGRATULATIONS to the Ivy kensington for doing such an amazing job. Thank you!
The Ivy never fails to deliver. I love it for all occasions - girls lunches, suppers with friends, teenagers birthdays and celebratory lunches. Thank you Ivy
Slightly disappointing! The meet and greet staff were very helpful but it went downhill from there. We had to wait about 15 minutes to have our order taken then 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive and had to remind staff several times. I asked for some water on about three occasions.
The food was ok but not of a standard I would expect. Sorry folks I think you can do a lot better.
Amazing! Loved the atmosphere, delicious food and great cocktails!!!
My tea was cold and weak, i asked for another and the next one was tepid and weak again. It was still on my bill even though i told them both teas were no good
Noisy - amateur service (eg - had to ask 3 times for an ordered side dish) - ok food. Overall I can get a better dinner at any number of restaurants in the area
Lovely meal, arrived early and were welcomed. Food very tasty
The place is fine dining. The specialty drinks are great. I had the Olympian Martini which is shaken with a little apricot jam. Look for it. My salmon was perfect with a pink middle, not over cooked. Love this place. A regular for my friends and me.