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Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.3
4.3
6221 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary 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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Booked 218 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–22:45
    Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00
    Sun 08:00–21:45

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or impress at a business lunch, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 12 people. Positioned on its own level, the semi-private dining area was designed to present a great vantage point over the restaurant, giving you the option of a more intimate setting while still being able to enjoy the atmosphere of the main restaurant. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus.

  • Area

    Kensington

  • Parking Details

    NCP Royal Garden Hotel Car Park, 2 - 24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT (4 min walk from the car park) Indigo Hornton Street Car Park, Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX (3 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    We are located 2 minutes walk away from High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines)<br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2022
    "A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday between 11.30am – 6.15pm, changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two courses - 17.95 Three courses - 22.95

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Menu

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What 6,221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  • West London

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, lovely waitor, very attentive to our needs, food was delicious, we recommend

  2. S

    Ssuarez

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    When we walked in the lady had asked for name on reservation the mid way through completely left us without even asking her colleague to cover for her to check for our reservation she just up and left to do something else. Her colleague stood there for a few seconds and then took our name again and let us in. Service between food was slow, we’d get a menu then no one come for a good while. Same with dessert we got the dessert menu and waited for almost 25/30 mins before getting someone’s attention eventho we were visibility ready to order. The food quality also unfortunately was not great. Despite the service my partner did tip as our waitress was really friendly but just overall not the atmosphere/service you’d expect

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Good reputation was not followed up with a great dining experience. It was average at best, no complaints( no seasoning on the steaks) but nothing bad just was expecting more from a restaurant of this reputation. Ivy in Cambridge is much better..

  4. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Good crispy duck salad. Slightly slow service, overall a very nice place for a sunday lunch.

  5. PG

    PritiG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Was very busy and servers had their handsfull. Was hard to get there attention at times. But my husband loved the Ivy. It was his first Ivy experience but not the last for sure!

  6. M

    Mcgin

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Really special brunch at the Ivy, great service and fabulous atmosphere!

  7. TM

    TeresaM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place. Tasty breakfast. Professional staff.

  8. l

    louise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food1service3ambience4

    We had the cook breakfasts really not that good poached eggs very watery in the avocado, was all luke warm had been sitting around and we had to wait over 1/2 hour , the small oval plates the food is served are not easy to eat from and food all bundled together so presentation poor .

  9. PJ

    PeJe

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The service was rude and they missed items from the order

  10. AB

    AnneB

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    People at the reception were extremely unfriendly. The first table they proposed us was next to the loo. When I asked to change they reacted in an hostile manner. The evening was saved by us having to look for a friendly restaurant manager. I recommend bypassing the reception

  11. f

    florenceq

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Food and wine very good. Service fine. Noise level really high and you could hardly hear what your guests were saying.No need to add music over all.

  12. s

    sharonp

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Very cramped Noisy with some boisterous tables and some screaming children

  13. MM

    MMMM

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Hi, Dinner was lovely as always but service is very slow. We also requested a few things that did not come and had to ask for them again. The worse is the level of noise which is usually very high. MArta

  14. AC

    AnnaCC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love sitting on the Patio here. Such a cute vibe and always incredible food and drinks!

  15. L

    Lolo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We have dined many Ivy restaurants all of which have been very good. For this reason we booked the Ivy in Kensington expecting the same standard. We were very disappointed with the quality of the food .It was certainly not up to the very high standard of the others visited; namely, Kingston on Thames, Marlow, Oxford, and Tunbridge Wells. Tunbridge Wells

  16. JB

    JoshuaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Poor quality food, not worth it. The wine by the glass is awful as well.

  17. F

    Francesco

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Not very impressed with the Ivy Kensington. Very noisy place, had to wait one hour + for the food to be served (with a baby especially not ideal) and quality of the food definitely not worth the bill. Not recommended.

  18. SE

    StevenE

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Good buzzy ambience and the staff was friendly. The food, however, was awful. My sons pancakes had ants in them - twice. The eggs benedict was cold and hollandaise sauce was congealed. The creme brule was cold and when you cracked through it was yellow soup. Very dreadful.

  19. f

    foodies

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Service was dreadful very slow took other diners orders before us when they arrived after us had to ask twice for water it wasn't busy staff seemed not to be bothered

  20. JL

    JacquelineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, delicious food and friendly staff

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Food took 45 minutes to arrive. People who had arrived much later than us got the food earlier. Got the order wrong. The eggs (for the avocado Benedict) was not runny at all and was almost like a hard-boiled egg so it was over cooked. Been at this location numerous times but definitely will not be returning unfortunately.

  22. m

    michaelc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    A terrific way to start the weekend. Vibrant and full of atmosphere, guaranteed to banish the work-a-day blues with great attention to detail and marvellous staff.

  23. AR

    ARtyarl

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    The waitress was very rude. She took my drink away before I had finished it and when I asked where it was she got it back and slammed it on the table! Our first experience at the Ivy, Kensington too as we live in Cornwall.

  24. SM

    ScottM

    Houston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food. Service a bit slow but the server had multiple tables.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visiting Kensington Town Hall event always eat at the Ivy as always and excellent meal.

  26. NB

    NicolaB

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food was very poor. As regulars, we have always enjoyed a good meal at the Ivy in Kensington. However, the burger bun was burnt and squid was very dry. Service was very poor. We had to ask for water and bread. Courses came very close together and staff were very unfriendly. It was my partners birthday - Overall extremely disappointing!

  27. N

    Naomi

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Service was super slow Served a drink in a chipped glass, when I asked the first time, the waitress balmed me off to someone else who didn't even attend to the situation, so I had to ask someone else Food was bland and tasteless, no for the BAME at all

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    The team at front of house desk were the highlight of the evening. Beyond that everything else was poor. I arrived first from my group, and was sat alone for atleast 10-15 minutes. In that time no one approached to ask if I wanted a drink. When my guests arrived, again another 10 minutes went by. When we asked the waitress almost looked frustrated with us like we were bothering her. The food itself was okay. Starters were good - pate and prawns. Our mains weren’t great - Black cod didn’t seem very fresh and was really over cooked. It tasted more like teriyaki. The steak was okay. The lemon sole I was told was bland. Cocktails were lively though. The service wasn’t great again - when our mains arrived the waiting staff looked really confused. And didn’t bring it over for at least 3-4 minutes whilst they worked something out. This is now probably the worst part of the evening. We asked to pay the bill as we were running late for a show. The waiter who had the card machine was at another table. When he finished and was walking past, my husband asked if we could pay. The waiter rolled his eyes and looked agitated. When he came over we called him out on that, which he didn’t like, and started to be a bit confrontational rather than apologise or explain why he might be feeling stressed. We paid the service which they didn’t deserve. He did shake my husbands hand before we left but the whole thing left a bitter taste. Especially when we had just paid a lot for a meal and service which was poor. Management really need to sort things out! We definitely won’t be back! I wish I’d checked recent trip advisor reviews before booking. What’s happened! The Ivy used to be good and reliable.

  29. HY

    HelenY

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Any area would be good but be aware it's noisy in there!

  30. SW

    SophieW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    First time I have been disappointed by the Ivy. We were sat near the door which was draughty, service was slow, food cane quickly (too quick - enough to make me suspicious!), and was a little on the cold side. Ambience was lovely but it felt like they were overwhelmed and over booked! Did not feel like a special place like normal.

  31. L

    Lotylis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Lea our waitress was amazing and made our experience very special 🙏🏻😊

  32. LH

    LHKM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food and speedy service prior to a concert in the Albert Hall.

  33. NS

    NimrodS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    great experience, very good food, professional service and overall, a great dinner.

  34. R

    Rogues

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    We are regular customers at the Ivy Kensington and so it was particularly disappointing yesterday that some of the service was not up to your usual standard. As an example one of our party spilt some water and the waitress at the table didn’t do anything about it! Also we asked a question about the menu, we never got an answer. We will however keep coming, I’m sure the poor service was a one off.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    We waited a half hour and had to ask 3 times to get a waiter then our food came before our drinks and we were not even served water. The place is lovely but the service was the worst I have had in years.

  36. CW

    ClaireW

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    Been to many different Ivy s but this one I didn’t enjoy as much . The service was very slow , not friendly as usual and I had to ask three times about where our mains were -we must have waited about one hour for them . I found the waiters rather intimidating and unfriendly

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Food was average. Steak tough. Drink ordered to be served with main course was not and we have to chase twice. Arrived when m so nearly over

  38. FR

    FrankR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food , exceptional service and good value for location

  39. SS

    SadieS

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch with friend.

  40. A

    Anonimus

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was great to be able to secure a table for the morning immediately!

FAQs

Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 6221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 218 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ivy Kensington Brasserie

96 Kensington High Street London, W8 4SG

Additional information

  • Area

    Kensington

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–22:45
    Fri, Sat 08:00–23:00
    Sun 08:00–21:45

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    NCP Royal Garden Hotel Car Park, 2 - 24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT (4 min walk from the car park) Indigo Hornton Street Car Park, Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX (3 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0500

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or impress at a business lunch, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 12 people. Positioned on its own level, the semi-private dining area was designed to present a great vantage point over the restaurant, giving you the option of a more intimate setting while still being able to enjoy the atmosphere of the main restaurant. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus.

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