Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Kensington And Chelsea
Hardens guides have spent 29 years compiling reviews of the best Kensington And Chelsea restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 53 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
Located at The Hari Hotel, il Pampero is a hidden gem in the heart of Belgravia. The restaurant is just moments away from Harrods and within walking distance of London's leading attractions, including The Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.Open for break...
3. Light of India restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 67/69 Gloucester Road - SW7
Located at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea,The Light of India restaurant is a classy and elegant Indian restaurant established in 1984. Our culinary philosophy is deceptively simple. We celebrate the ver...
4. 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...
5. The Eagle British, Modern restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 250 Ladbroke Grove - W10
At Hippo Inns we want to ensure our pubs are one of a kind within the neighbourhood. Just a short stroll from Ladbroke Grove station and you’ll arrive at The Eagle. Spread over two floors, downstairs you’ll find a classic, relaxed pub complete with wood fire and sp...
6. Apadana Restaurant Persian restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 351 Kensington High Street - W8
Apadana Restaurant is a 5 Star Award-winning chic restaurant that uses family-kept recipes to craft authentic, sumptuous Iranian classic dishes in the heart of London's trendy Kensington high street.Indulge your senses in our family kept recipes passed on for generation...
7. 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’”.
8. 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!”
9. Orasay Scottish restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 31 Kensington Park Road - W11
As “a welcome arrival in the area”, Jackson Boxer’s “friendly and unpretentious” new venture (which oldies will think of as opposite the long-RIP 192) commands a lot of support from Notting Hill locals, and it’s drawing a “fun crowd”, including a few famous faces. The cuisine focuses on the Hebridean islands where Boxer spent childhood summers: to fans, results are “superb”, but one or two reporters feel “good ingredients are fussily assembled” to create dishes that are merely “good but not amazing”.
10. The Sea, The Sea Fish & seafood restaurant in Kensington and Chelsea 174 Pavilion Road - SW3
“Fish shop by day and seafood restaurant by night”, this “cutely-situated”, mid-2019 newcomer, in an über-chichi enclave off Sloane Street, comes from the same stable as Bonnie Gull, and has won instant acclaim as a “great entrant to the London seafood scene”. “Minimalist decor” sets a tone where the focus is on pristine ingredients zhooshed up with a bit of culinary magic by chef Leandro Carreria: beautiful, if “very expensive”. You can also eat there at lunch, but with “no mains, desserts or coffee”.
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