Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Kensington And Chelsea
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Kensington And Chelsea restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 56 restaurants in Kensington And Chelsea and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Kensington And Chelsea restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. 7 Saints British, Modern restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 7 All Saints Road - W11
On the site that was Ripe Tomato (RIP), James Gummer’s (former maître d’ at The Wolseley) popular yearling is praised as “a neighbourhood spot that has it all”: a “monthly changing”, “short-but-impossible-to-choose-from menu” and an ambience “like going to a friend’s house and being left to do what you want in the privacy of your own table”.
2. Il Pampero Italian restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 20 Chesham Place - SW1X
2018 Review: With an interior aiming to ‘embody chic and vintage glamour’, this new hotel dining room in Belgravia delivers a traditional Italian menu, under chef Claudio Covino – only limited feedback so far, but all positive.
3. Ceru Middle Eastern restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 7-9 Bute St - SW7
2019 Review: A “different and very refreshing” formula combining “helpful service” and “consistently delicious and inventive Levantine food” all at affordable prices for the area wins enthusiasm for this “cheerful” café in the heart of South Kensington’s French quarter. (A second branch has just opened in Soho at 11 D’Arblay Street, W1.)
4. Ritorno Italian restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 442 King's Road - SW10
Ritorno celebrates the elegant lifestyle of Milan where gathering to enjoy great food, complemented by fine wines and cocktails in chic yet informal surroundings, is central to the city's way of life.On the perennially fashionable King's Road in Chelsea, Ritorno takes g...
5. Meejana Lebanese restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 241 Old Brompton Road - SW5
Meejana in Earls Court (near South Kensington) is a discrete hidden gem of a Lebanese Restaurant. A relative newcomer on the West London dining scene, Meejana is a sister restaurant to the original site in Weybridge which opened in 2007.Meejana offers the widest selecti...
6. Buvette French restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 9 Blenheim Crescent - W11
NYC bistro launched a site here in late 2020 (takeaway only until April 2021) to join outposts in Paris and Tokyo; like the original there's French-inspired décor and menu, plus a shop and natural wines.
7. Pascor Mediterranean restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 221 Kensington High Street - W8
Mangal cooking, from the cuisines of the Aegean countries including Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Turkey.
8. Como Garden Italian restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 37 Kensington High Street - W8
From the identical twins - Alberto and Arian Zandi - behind Zuaya London (next door) this new Italian small plates restaurant "celebrates dishes from across all of Italy's regions, with the menu designed to be shared".?
9. Caractère Mediterranean restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 209 Westbourne Park Road - W11
“Absolutely the best new restaurant in the past year or so” – the Roux dynasty have come up trumps with this “great newbie in the Notting Hill ’hood”, on the site of Bumpkin (RIP). It’s the brainchild of Michel Roux’s daughter Emily Roux and her husband Diego Ferrari (former head chef at Le Gavroche). “Just around the corner from The Ledbury, but half the price and less formal” – it provides a “fabulous all-round experience”, founded on “outstanding” and “creative” cooking “born out of two great cuisines: French and Italian”. (However, “the unusual menu layout does take a moment to puzzle out”, with headings like Curious, Subtle and Greedy). “Impeccable service” and the “very comfortable” space, decorated with “quirky touches” complete the experience. Top Tip – “don’t miss the celeriac ‘cacio e pepe’”.
10. Core by Clare Smyth British, Modern restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 92 Kensington Park Rd - W11
“The third Michelin star must be on its way” say fans of Clare Smyth’s “world class” one-year-old, which – after its “brilliant start” – is much “better than Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road” (her former gig); and was the most-nominated restaurant in the survey this year for providing London’s top gastronomic experience. Occupying the Notting Hill venue that some still recall as Leith’s (long RIP), she has created a “smart-but-unintimidating” space, where “superb, friendly, and unpompous staff” steer a course between “slight informality” (no tablecloths) and being “highly professional”. And “Clare and head chef Johnnie always make time to say hello”. “So much original thought has gone in” to the “masterfully-blended dishes, showing occasional idiosyncratic touches” to create “precise, exquisite morsels that look like art on a plate and taste fabulous (if at a high price tag)”. “Words aren’t enough to describe the journey your taste buds go on!”. “Unfortunately, however, it has become almost impossible to book”. Top Menu Tip – “I never thought a potato could taste that good!”
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