Restaurants in Kensington
Fun fact? The first ever sumo wrestling event outside of Japan was held at Kensington's Royal Albert Hall. But we're not here for muscle and mass. We're here to bring you some of the best restaurants that can be found in Kensington, from the casual eateries bringing you a top notch brunch, to elevated eateries with tasting menus and seasonal plates. Check out our recommendations below.
A contemporary British eatery celebrating hearty dishes and elegant refinement, Scoff and Banter is a must-visit in London. Offering a fresh aesthetic alongside a menu of everything from classic brunches to afternoon tea, and of course the traditional Sunday roast.
Head down a neon-lit staircase off Kensington Highstreet and you'll find Dirty Bones, the subterranean hangout serving up comfort food inspired by New York City. Chow down on chicken and waffles, cheeseburger dumplings and beef short rib, all to the tune of old-school hip hop, funk and soul.
Ease yourself into neighbourhood bar Percy's, to hunker down in intimate booths or on a cosy sofa. You can grab a bite or two of the Kensington restaurant's British tapas plates, including honey mustard sausages and Cornish cod bites. Don't forget to try the hidden door to secret bar Casamigos too.
The Duke of Clarence is a classic British boozer with a difference. You can enjoy everything from a casual brunch and small sharing plates to lavish steaks, with all cuts sourced from an award-winning family butcher. Wash your premium pub grub down with a glass (or three) of wine from their extensive list.
One of the most beautiful restaurants around, you'll find Restaurant Ours tucked away on Brompton Road - just a short stroll from South Kensington tube station. Sip on eclectic cocktails in between mouthfuls from their sumptuous sharing menu, all while you're surrounded by luscious greenery and pretty pink accents.
For a mighty fine roast with lashings of gravy in Kensington, look no further than modern pub The Britannia. Proudly sitting on the site of the old brewery, the pub is steeped in history and has provided its guests with the very best service since 1834. Expect comfy leather armchairs, a cosy bar and a contemporary dining area.
Found in West London, Côte Kensington is a stylish French brasserie that serves up all kinds of delicious fare, including roasted sea bass and juicy beef burgers. And if you're vegan, there's a completely plant-based menu for you to tuck into.
From its stunning terrace to the gorgeous interiors of the dining room, Chucs Cafe in Kensington is utterly chic and swoon-worthy. Head over for Italian dishes like cuttlefish and borlotti bean ragu, pizzas, and ribeye steak; perfect for a spot of indulgence.