Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London South Kensington
Hardens guides have spent 25 years compiling reviews of the best South Kensington restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 36 restaurants in South Kensington and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing South Kensington restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Obicà Italian restaurant in South Kensington 96 Draycott Ave - SW3
The best food in Italy is fresh, simple and true to its roots. Obicà is the home of authentic Italian food in South Kensington, bringing Italian families and locals together in stylish, relaxed surroundings. Our customers can enjoy dining al fresco or stop by for our daily aperi...
2. Patara South Kensington Thai restaurant in South Kensington 181 Fulham Rd - SW3
Patara is about beautifully executed, contemporary Thai cuisine, elegantly presented in a relaxed and stylish environment.
The chefs, all trained in Thailand, have a respect for quality ingredients and seamlessly blend eastern and western techniques to create dishes of character...
3. Bombay Brasserie Indian restaurant in South Kensington Courtfield Road - SW7
Since 1982 Bombay Brasserie has paved the way for Indian and Bombay cuisine in London. Located in eternally fashionable Kensington, the Bombay Brasserie attracts the glitterati, politico’s, captains of industry and those seeking a dining experience, which will take them to Bomb...
4. Ognisko Restaurant Polish restaurant in South Kensington 55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Rd - SW7
Ognisko Restaurant is on the ground floor of the beautiful Victorian building that is the home to the Polish Hearth Club on Exhibition Road, South Kensington. Our restaurant and bar are both open to the public for lunch, dinner or drinks seven days a week.
With a large terrace o...
5. MacellaioRC Steaks & grills restaurant in South Kensington 84 Old Brompton Rd - SW7
“Knocking more macho steak houses into a cock hat” – this offbeat grill occupies an Italian butcher’s shop in South Kensington, where “an enthusiastic owner” serves “the best steaks ever”, and where the ingenious wine list is arranged according to how rare or well done you like your meat. Staff can be a tad “patronising” though – “Italians who assume we all live on Spam and Sunblest!”
6. The Magazine Restaurant, Serpentine Gallery British, Modern restaurant in South Kensington Kensington Gdns - W2
“If you want something a bit different for a romantic meal”, Zaha Hadid’s “sleek” structure, leafily located in Hyde Park, is “a very pleasant place to eat, drink and while away time”, and the food’s not bad either.
7. Wright Brothers Fish & seafood restaurant in South Kensington 56 Old Brompton Rd - SW7
“Tanks full of sparkling sea food” showcase the “breathtakingly fresh” oysters, shellfish and other “flavoursome” fare at these “happy and bustling” outfits. Top Menu Tips – “an historic beef and oyster pie”, and “blissful oyster Happy Hour”.
8. L’Etranger French restaurant in South Kensington 36 Gloucester Rd - SW7
“The wine list’s amazing”, the “interesting” Asian/French fusion cuisine can be “exceptional”, and service is “very professional” too at this lesser-known spot near the Royal Albert Hall; it’s “expensive” though, and – “being unpredictably quiet or busy” – the “ambience is patchy”.
9. Rocca Di Papa Pizza restaurant in South Kensington 73 Old Brompton Rd - SW7
Even if the fare is “fairly standard stuff”, these “always very busy” and “noisy” Italians in South Kensington and Dulwich Village win little but praise; a visit is “always fun”.
10. Da Mario Italian restaurant in South Kensington 15 Gloucester Rd - SW7
“Still thriving” – a “long-time favourite Italian”, near the Royal Albert Hall, where “excellent pizza” is a highlight; “it’s a bit cramped but always lively”, and very “family friendly”.
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