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January 2018: After 37 years Kensington's Grade II-listed Roof Garden has closed. The venue stated: “In the face of unpredictable market conditions and a challenge to remain profitable, sadly we can confirm we have closed our doors.” Its closure was preceded by a 47% increase in the venue's rateable value.

survey result

Summary

£75
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2
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2
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stunning views from high up in Kensington”, “on a rooftop with lovely gardens and its own lake”, make this “moody, night-clubby” venue “unlike any other in London”. “The food may not live up to everything else – it’s solid if unspectacular – but it’s a great choice for a date or Sunday lunch”.

Summary

£72
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2
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful views over west London” are a pull at this “specially situated” and “moodily decorated” Kensington penthouse, where you can cap off a meal with a stroll around the incredible roof gardens. Reactions to the modern British cuisine are mixed – to fans “ambitious and well executed”, to foes “pretentious style over substance”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
Yes
12, 28
120
Yes
99 Kensington High St, London, W8 5SA
Opening hours

lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 7 pm - 11 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm

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