Should you be strolling through the affluent area of Kensington and hunger grabs you suddenly like a free newspaper vendor, take a look at our list of recommended Kensington restaurants. From quirky cafes to classy fine-dining establishments, we have just the right selection of Kensington restaurants for you. Restaurants in Kensington never tasted so good.
Don't forget to check out our recommended list of Kensington bars
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The Exhibitionist Hotel, 8-10 Queensbury Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2EA
(020) 7915 0000
100 Kensington is a stylish restaurant offering an innovative Asian fusion menu.
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AP
(020) 7937 3339
With its fine food, interesting décor, warm atmosphere and comprehensive drinks, it comes as little surprise that The Abingdon is a success story in this upscale neighbourhood.
The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SA
(020) 7368 3993
Visitors to the famous and lavish Babylon on Kensington High Street can go for drinks whilst enjoying sweeping views of the London skyline before sampling the excellent Modern European menu.
Part of an upbeat chain of restaurants, Balans on the High Street offer an eclectic menu of European dishes within a lively, chilled environment, attracting a mixed crowd of people.
187 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6SH
(020) 7376 0115
Refined French cuisine from this gorgeous 17th century mansion off Abbotsbury Road.
off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park, London, W8 6LU
(020) 7602 1238
Cacciari's is a sleek restaurant that offers time-honoured Italian cuisine alongside a compact choice of regional wines. The friendly staff and relaxed surroundings makes this an ideal choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
82 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3LQ
(020) 7052 9046
The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DL
(020) 7917 1000
Cheneston's at the Milestone Hotel offers a fine selection of British cuisine in impressive surroundings.
Modern British fare from this restaurant on Kensington Church Street which has picked up a few awards for its dedication to sourcing organic produce.
124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 4BH
(020) 7221 9225
Coco Momo offers a varied menu with a few dishes inspired from around the world. The venue has a relaxed brasserie styled area and a chic dining room making this an ideal choice for both relaxed dining and special occasions.
25 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, SW7 4PL
(020) 7589 0905
Cote offers classic French cuisine in chic and stylish surroundings. Popular dishes available on the menu include steak hache and frites and creme caramel which are accompanied by a cultured selection of wines.
47 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DA
(020) 7938 4147
Very good, unpretentious curry in a traditional setting in Kensington.
134 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 4HA
(020) 7370 7617
20 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 4EP
(020) 3019 9061
Dirty Bones is a quirky venue in Kensington that offers a variety of dishes including cheeseburger dumplings; grilled chicken & kale salad; beef short rib; and much more. On the drinks menu, expect a varied choice of signature cocktails, wines, beers and shakes.
Kensington's Ffiona's is a well established, cosy neighbourhood restaurant offering a menu of classic British dishes. Using locally sourced produce, a typical menu may include steak and kidney pie, chicken kiev and sticky toffee pudding. At the weekends Ffiona's offers an Anglo-American brunch menu which includes bacon and eggs, buttermilk waffles and American pancakes.
51 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 4BA
(020) 7937 4152
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is a sophisticated restaurant that offers friendly, accessible dining throughout the day. The kitchen team create a modern British offering with dishes including grilled whole lobster with parsley and garlic butter; brioche crumbed chicken Milanese with fried hen’s egg; and melting chocolate bombe with milk foam.
96 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4SG
The drinks selection at the Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers a varied choice of fine wines and a cocktail list including classic favourites and twelve bespoke creations.
(020) 3301 0500
Head to the Kensington Square Kitchen for breakfast, lunch or tea, with a wide menu to choose from. The casual atmosphere makes it the perfect place for business meetings or getting together with the family.
9 Kensington Square, Kensington, London, W8 5EP
(020) 7938 2598
After a few incarnations in the past couple of years, Kitchen W8 seems to have finally found its niche. Although Michelin-starred chef Philip Howard isn’t the head chef at Kitchen W8, he designed the menu and his influence is easily spotted, with plenty of high quality ingredients and interesting combinations featuring on the menu.
11 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AH
(020) 7937 0120
Launceston Place is an intimate restaurant offering distinctly British cuisine but with a creative twist.
1a Launceston Place, Kensington, London, W8 5RL
(020) 7937 6912
Resembling a rustic inn from centuries ago, this wonderful little restaurant on Old Court Place provides some classic British dishes with the odd continental element thrown in too.
6 Old Court Place, Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 4PL
(020) 7937 6462
Choose from a variety of food on the menu at Ognisko. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner but the bar is open throughout the day for drinks and bar snacks.
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2PG
(020) 7589 0101
Co-owned by ex Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Kensington's Sticky Fingers serves up the usual American fare of ribs and burgers but the staff are good humoured, tolerant and unerringly cheerful.
1a Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 7QG
(020) 7938 5338
Thali on Old Brompton Road offers traditional North Indian cuisine served within stylish surroundings.
166 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW5 0BA
(020) 7373 2626
Former Ubon by Nobu head chef Yasuhiro Mineno brings sumptuous sushi to High Street Kensington.
1a Argyll Road, Kensington, London, W8 7DB
(020) 7938 1536
Housed in a Grade II listed building, Zaika is a 120 cover restaurant found on Kensington High Street.
1 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5NP
Zaika offers a northern Indian choice of dishes which is influenced by the Middle East and uses cooking techniques similar to Europe. Menu highlights include Mahi Mussalan (Awadhi baked sea bass); and Sikandri Raan (slow braised lamb leg, browned onion, cashew nut and almond sauce).
(020) 7795 6533