RestaurantsLondonKensingtonW8

survey result

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A pioneer in championing dishes from the Philippines” – this Kensington feature opened in 2016 and helped pave the way for what’s nowadays a healthy level of interest in the cuisine in the Capital. It’s named for a well-known Filipino diplomat whose grandchildren own the venture; and who also run a number of similarly branded cafés back home in Asia.

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Flying the flag for Philippine cuisine in the UK” – this “pioneering” Kensington fixture (owned by the grandchildren of a famous general) “was one of a handful of Filippino places when it opened” and its “consistently good” cooking and striking interior design has made it a good culinary ambassador, showcasing heirloom dishes from within the founding family. They also have three cafés under the same brand in the Philippines.

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Personal service from a family-owned business” adds to the appeal of this Kensington fixture (owned by the grandchildren of a famous general), whose menu offers a good introduction to Filipino cuisine.

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
4
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beating Jollibee if you want to try decent, quality Filipino food” – this London outlet of a Philippines-based chain (owned by the grandchildren of a famous general) operates on a different level than its fast-food rival in nearby Earl’s Court (see also Jollibee). Offering “very fresh” and interesting dishes (for newbies, “there’s a strong whiff of Thai cuisine”), “enthusiasm is key, and the food is presented with great bravura”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
16
No dress code
70

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £12.50 £8.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
343 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NW
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday1200 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday1200 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday1200 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday1200 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday1200 pm‑9:30 pm

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