RestaurantsLondonKensingtonW8

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Summary

£79
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stunning food, service and ambience” make a meal at this upscale Indian near Kensington Gardens “a special experience”. Set in a “beautiful ex-bank building with great art throughout”, fans feel it is “often overlooked given the location (i.e. not Mayfair) but up there with the best” (“I’ve tried several new Indian places, but keep returning to this one”).

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “beautiful dining room” (“an old bank building”) hosts a menu inspired by the historic royal cuisine of Lucknow, at this smart restaurant near Kensington Gardens. It “never seems to make it into the ‘top’ lists”, unlike its highly rated stablemate Tamarind in Mayfair, “but the modern cooking never disappoints and is of the highest quality”.

Summary

£69
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This plush modern venue occupies a “lovely space” – a former banking hall near Kensington Palace Gardens – and is the less well-known stablemate of the vaunted Tamarind in Mayfair. It serves “beautiful” and “innovative” dishes inspired by the historic cuisines developed for royalty in Lucknow, northern India.

Summary

£71
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The forgotten sibling of Mayfair’s swanky Tamarind inspires shockingly little feedback nowadays, but all reports continue to applaud this posh nouvelle Indian, which occupies an impressive converted banking hall near Kensington Palace Gardens: “top cuisine, with excellent service, and grand style”.

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1 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5NP

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Zaika of Kensington Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Zaika of Kensington Restaurant in W8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Zaika of Kensington restaurant.
Peter S
Quite the best Indian restaurant that I've ...
Reviewed 3 months, 1 day ago

"Quite the best Indian restaurant that I've eaten at since lockdown. The spicing is exquisite, very subtle; very generous portions; extremely attentive & good humoured service; although not cheap, the cost/quality ratio is one of the best in central London"

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Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £27.00 £10.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 12.50%
1 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5NP
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm

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