Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.3
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3533 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.
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Masa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

おしゃれな店😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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liketoeat
London
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was perfect, the environment delightful and a lovely birthday experience:-)

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Maxabc
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good prompt service, sticking to Covid guidelines, would recommend and would go back.

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delphineb
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

nice setting, good service and good food. It was an enjoyable experience.

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Peter
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely food and attentive service (catering for nut and sesame allergies). The restaurant arranged for a cosy corner table and surprise dessert treat for our anniversary. Bubbly but not too busy atmosphere throughout the meal. Overall it has a refined but relaxed feel, and would recommend for a couple going out.

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Darrell
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely fantastic brunch, good service and made my wife's birthday very enjoyable.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow

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Lela
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively but elegant, nice atmosphere With the open front we felt comfortable regarding Covid
Good food as always

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vipTribecalovr
London
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, top notch food. The Ivy have done a great job making the restaurant covid compliant without losing any of the atmosphere. Go there and support the team who make it happen, you’ll have a great time !

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JulieC
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service good a bit rushes at first overall good

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Adolorata
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Kensington. Get a table in the Garden if possible because it transports you to a small cafe/restaurant in a European city. If you want the bussle of a busy restaurant in Paris then opt for the main restaurant. Food consistently wonderful. Tried the Blacken Cod for the first time and it was delicious.

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy is consistently good and a joy to go to, irrespective of which restaurant.

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ShaleyMc
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was impeccable and super quick. Servers were polite and welcoming. Also quite good value for money, would highly recommend

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CharlotteP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very impressed with the temperature technology being used as you enter, liked the spray hand sanitizers on the tables. Food was delicious. Service was good a little slower than I would have liked at some points but overall very good. Excellent choice for vegetarians and pescatarian patrons.

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KM23
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We did not need help and it was not offered. Menu was clear about ingredients.

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MarieB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waiter was not wearing a mask and did not respect social distancing, ie came a bit too close to diners.

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vipLetyourfoodbeyourmedicine
London
18 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lulabelle
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I went with my daughter for lunch. We were celebrating her getting her first job. She had a Hemingway cocktail, I had an Ivy Royale, which were both delicious and pink and celebratory. It is an attractive brasserie with a long bar, which is a good way to furnish a restaurant. The staff were very attentive and very kindly gave us a little celebration cake as I had told the waitress the reason for our visit (proud mum couldn't help herself). All in all an enjoyable and memorable visit. We ate seabass and haloumi salad which were good. I'd recommend the truffle chips.

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Jean
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always with the Ivy restaurants...

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Kensington is sensational and It offers something for every taste. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel special . The ambiance is exciting and the staff cant wait to make your occasion one to remember. .

The food is just moth watering though I am an addict for the blackened cod and the chocolate bomb. It is so nice to feel you have stepped back in time where service at restaurants were just perfect and you left a the restaurant. feeling happy
, content and looking forward to returning very soon.

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Christine
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We ordered the grilled halloumi and it was a hunk about 4 cm thick of raw halloumi that had been barely touched by the grill. Ideally it would have been sliced and grilled. The service was amazing.

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vipLopdun
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

If you are a Chelsea and Kensington resident ( and even from further afield in) this is an idea spot for Sunday lunch/brunch. The menu ticks all the right boxes and there is a lot to occupy the eyes as well as the mouth. I would like to return and try the restaurant and other times of the day.

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Anthony
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In spite of all the covid-19 measures the Ivy has not lost any of its previous atmosphere.
We felt safe, the service was excellent and the food was up to its usual high standard.

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KevinD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality food for a reasonable price at a great location

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SandyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic service, and delicious food & cocktails to top it off.

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Nads
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and staff! The new social distancing measures are a little odd, they don’t seem effective as screens are placed behind diners and none are between the tables meaning that they don’t actually create a barrier between customers.

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AnnS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely experience
Felt safe and food was delicious

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vipElviraM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Waiters did not wear any face masks at all and came super close to take the order. Felt unsafe.

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ConnorM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal, we had the large table at the back which was perfect. Very friendly, great food and great wine.

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vipAce13
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice introduction back into eating out again! Tables really well spaced out, lovely atmosphere - calm but still felt like we were out and about. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and the food was yummy as always.

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Anya
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother in for treat and she absolutely loved the whole experience. The food was very tasty and the staff were very friendly and professional. I would definitely return again.

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LindaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, and the food was wonderful. We will be back.

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SylviF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and it was worth it. Can’t complain.

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SharM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great decor and ambience, beautiful views from your tables too.

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ShireenM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service food was great would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, friendly staff, great ambience!

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vipFrog11215
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just the opportunity for my wife and i to have lunch out at last.

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vipEmfortee
London
20 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the first meal at a restaurant since the Covid Lockdown. It was so nice to be out dining again and being able to meet a friend to do so. When we arrived, our temperature was taken using a computer - and the temperature visible on the screen. Each table had hand sanitiser and the restroom also had hand sanitiser, operated by foot. When people vacated their tables, these and the chairs were all wiped down. What surprised us both though was that none of the staff had any sort of face covering, not even a visor as you have seen in other restaurants. The person who brought our food from the kitchen was the only person we saw wearing a face covering and gloves. We both thought that strange, seeing that the people working at the restaurant would be potentially mixing with many many people in the course of the day and evening, some of these customers would be asymptomatic, so no evidence of infection. I have no idea what the general consensus is, possibly by choice of those working there, but I thought this was a bit of a risk really, not only for them but also for those dining there. It's a bit early days for this approach we felt. We wore face coverings to the table and then removed them once seated and then to eat.

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EliaM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant but always too noisy in this place

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GanzP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Predictably pleasant dining experience, very good service, well presented dishes with quality ingredients.

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Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 3533 OpenTable diners.

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