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About Ivy Kensington Brasserie

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is a casual British restaurant serving an extensive all-day menu of food and cocktails. The restaurant and bar inside have an aura of approachable sophistication and familiar luxury; outside is an extensive terrace.

96 Kensington High Street
London, W8 4SG
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am – 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 8am – 11:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3301 0500

Website:
http://www.theivykensingtonbrasserie.com/

Parking Details:
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
London W8 7NX
020 7937 7040

Public Transport:
We are located 2 minutes walk away from High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines)

Executive Chef:
Sean Burbidge

Additional:
Bar Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Ivy Kensington Brasserie has partnered with prominent champagne house Perrier-Jouët to create “Butterfly Kisses” – the ultimate romantic Champagne Afternoon Tea.

Available everyday from Friday, 8 January to Monday, 15 February 2016 between 3pm until 5pm. Priced at £27.50 per person which includes a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut. All guests ordering the Perrier-Jouët “Butterfly Kisses” Afternoon Tea will receive their own origami butterfly at the end of their meal, which will unfold to reveal a secret Valentine’s message, and for 140 lucky people, a bespoke Valentine’s Day prize.

Quote "Butterfly Kisses" in the special request box when completing your reservation if you wish to enjoy this exclusive Afternoon Tea.

Ivy Kensington Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Lunch (310)
Special Occasions (300)
Brunch (251)
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Good for a Date (242)
Good for Birthdays (209)
Casual (183)
Good for Anniversaries (177)
People Watching (173)
Sunday Lunch (165)
Pre/post Theatre (156)
Business Meals (141)
Cosy (138)
Fit for Foodies (137)
Fun (134)
Neighbourhood Gem (132)
Romance (129)
Afternoon Tea (120)
Comfort Food (114)
Hot Spot (98)
Creative Cuisine (93)
Authentic (89)
Handcrafted Cocktails (87)
Group Bookings (86)
Bar Seating (84)
Afternoon Coffee (81)
Healthy (69)
Notable Wine List (68)
Vibrant Bar Scene (62)
Quiet Conversation (61)
Quick Bite (57)
Worth the Drive (53)
Seasonal (48)
Good Vegetarian Options (41)
Late-night Find (35)
Child Friendly (35)
Gluten Free Options (29)
Local Ingredients (19)
Tasting Menu (17)
Disabled Access (16)
Outdoor Eating (14)
Scenic View (14)
Outstanding Value (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Great Beer (7)
Organic (7)
Vegan (5)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (London)·Dined 6 hours ago

Fantastic food and amazing service. Can’t wait to go back 😄😄😄

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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic restaurant with excellent service, great for a date!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

A very pleasant restaurant with an excellent ambience. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable, will definitely go again

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been for lunch and dinner on a number of occasions and have enjoyed each visit but the other couple had not. The staff are attentive but not intrusive, the menus is varied and reasonably well priced for the location. The ambience is conducive to good conversation making for an enjoyable evening

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined 5 days ago

I have visited twice in a week. Excellent both times.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous meal with lovely service and good value for money.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Was also here the day before for dinner and decided to book breakfast as we were staying close by, so quality rather than the quantity of a hotel buffet breakfast. Coffee was amazing, my wife had lobster Benedict which she loved, although it was a tiny amount of lobster. I had two scrambled eggs with toast; first toast got sent back as it was 20% blackened and the eggs were quite firm and very salty, made worse by me as I put salt on before tasting. It’s a beautiful restaurant and the staff really did look after us, however on both visits they were let down slightly by what was coming out of the kitchen. Probably wouldn’t bother with breakfast there again because, while it’s a small point why would anyone burn the toast and then the waiting staff serve it unless they weren’t too bothered about their customers?

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·Dined on 13 January 2018

A vibrant eatery with the feel of old established establishment.
Staff very helpful and attentive.
I will have to go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Excellent food with a lovely ambience great for a friends catch up

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

As always the entire evening was lovely. Great atmosphere, service impeccable, food & wine amazing!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Lovely as always just not enough vegetarian options.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 11 January 2018

It was a really nice meal, good service and a good atmosphere. And not overly expensive either.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2018

Amazing food.. few vegetarian options but whatever they had was really flavoursome and made with a lot of care. Service was simply the cherry on the cake!

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 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2018

I always enjoy my visits to the Ivy Kensington. The reception greeting is always warm & helpful & even when booked solid, they will always try & find an option. I have only recently discovered them for brunch & have on both occasions greatly enjoyed this meal - both for the menu range and presentation. Staff service is always excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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·Dined on 9 January 2018

Fabulous atmosphere, always friendly, great service (even when they make mistakes). Great consistency whatever the time of day. Only reason for the reduced stars on value is I do think the wine list needs some attention and is general a tad overpriced, relying to a certain extent on names rather than quality.

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·Dined on 5 January 2018

I booked a table for my husband’s birthday and we couldn’t have been more impressed with the food and service.

The restaurant itself is lovely. Really nice decor and sets the scene.

All the staff were attentive and could not have done anything more for us. They were fab!

We opted for the 3 course set menu as it was an early dinner. It was very good value. My husband had the bang bang chicken, steak and creme brûlée which he enjoyed and all looked to be decent sized portions. I’m a veggie so I had the onion soup (which was the best I’ve ever had), the aubergine (which was gorgeous- so filling- sometimes the veggie options are tiny but not this one! I ordered chips on the side thinking it would be tiny but I did not need them at all!) and the vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce (also lovely).

We cannot recommend this restaurant enough! Thank you so much- it was a lovely start to the evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 4 January 2018

Came here for a quick dinner with a friend but ended having three courses and sharing a bottle of wine. Buzzing atmosphere when surrounding restaurants were empty, delicious food and charming and attentive service. The lighting is perfect and the interior beautifully decorated with pages from the Catalogue for the Great Exhibition which took place only a short walk away in Hyde Park.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

We had a very good lunch with friends. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service very good. The food is always excellent and delicious and the wines are very good too. It has become a popular place for us to eat with friends or family and never fails to meet our expectations.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

My parents and me stayed at "The Ivy Kensington Brasserie" over new years eve and i really have to say that it was fantastic. The location is breathtaking and the food is delicious. I really recommend this restaurant to everyone who wants to spend a special night somewhere. Also the service is wonderful and everything is clean and orderly. I really fell in love with the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Authentic, Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

It was a pleasure to be there on New Years Eve. Everything about the evening was lovely. The staff were great and the food was superb. I would highly recommend The Ivy.
Francesca B

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2017

We booked the semi-private room for our New Year's Eve group celebration for 12. Our experience was top-notch! Appetizers and cocktails were beautifully presented, we were given plenty of time to enjoy without being rushed to the next course. Our waiter was attentive, never an empty glass or dirty dish left lingering on the table. Main courses and desserts were fresh and served all together. The food was delicious! WE will for sure be booking again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

Excellent service.Unrushed but attentive.
Pleasant atmosphere-All customers enjoying the experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

I have eaten here a few times. The food & service has always been outstanding.
It was very busy on the evening we dined this time , but our table was ready when we arrived & despite the rush the service was fast. I had the duck curry which was delicious! The cherry ice cream sundae was also mouthwatering!
We will be back again soon

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Went for brunch, Good food with friendly staff, nice location too. Amazing dessert, would recommend the bombe. :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 29 December 2017

Great evening for our parents 61st Wedding Anniversary. Attentive staff and gorgeous food

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Upholds same quality, service and ambience of other Ivy restaurants, great to see none is lost now they are a chain.
Wine is expensive but food is not madly priced so overall good price for the quality

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 28 December 2017

de-lis-ious!!!.....great food , service and atmosphier, yum

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 27 December 2017

Overall very impressed with restaurant, staff were friendly and quick service was provided. I had the Fillet steak which was very good and reasonably priced for location.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 26 December 2017

We Were Treated As V.I.PS From Start To Finish. Fantastic Service Great Food Great Place To Go To Eat.
Many Thanks To All The Team.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Lovely restaurant great food and very attentive staff

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Nice food, friendly staff and good ambiance, we will return.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 23 December 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Good food lovely atmosphere and great service

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

Booked for dinner after attending the Carol concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Lovely food, wonderful staff and attentive, seamless service. Looking forward to returning.

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 (Leicestershire)·Dined on 22 December 2017

The staff were very attentive and catered for our every need - the food was lovely and when it came time to leave and we needed a taxi a member of staff stood outside and hailed one for us - excellent customer service

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

Good old British wholesome grub in pleasant surroundings with good staff and service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

Lively venue, buzzing but with attentive and friendly staff. Amazing food and our 14 year old son was made to feel like a young adult rather than a child which made his day. Very well done Ivy Kensington, keep it up!

Paul.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 20 December 2017

Really lovely Christmas ambiance. Fantastic service - not rushed and even when they thought our table would be needed for the next booking we were looked after - in fact we didn't have to move in the end - which made it a great afternoon - we were made to feel very welcomed and special. Thank you

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 19 December 2017

The restaurant looked so inviting with all the Christmas trees outside. We were greeted at the door by a very friendly girl who showed us to a nice table in the corner. Appreciated the white tablecloth and thick napkins. Waiters were very efficient and friendly and the food was gorgeous. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2017

Lovely pre- royal Albert hall dinner

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·Dined on 17 December 2017

Good food good wine and excellent service nice feel to the restaurant would go again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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