Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London North Kensington
Hardens guides have spent 25 years compiling reviews of the best North Kensington restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 8 restaurants in North Kensington and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing North Kensington restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Southam Street Japanese restaurant in North Kensington 36 Golborne Road - W10
In the un-lovely shadow of the Trellick Tower, this ambitious newcomer occupies a stylishly converted three-floor Victorian boozer, whose latest former incarnation was as West Thirty Six (RIP). The second venture from Luca Longobardi and Chris Denney of 2017’s smash hit ‘108 Garage’, it’s inspired surprisingly little press attention (perhaps because of its obscure-whatever-the-trendies-may-tell-you setting), but such feedback as we have is upbeat, praising its “Asian-inspired” cuisine as “fresh, light and really great”. The first floor raw bar serves Nikkei (a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines) fare, while the second floor houses a private members’ tequila and mezcal bar.
2. Pizza East Portobello Pizza restaurant in North Kensington 310 Portobello Rd - W10
“A really interesting take on the pizza genre” (with a focus on “original”, often hearty, toppings) combined with an excitingly grungy hipster vibe ensure this successful Soho House-owned group remains “extremely popular and always busy”. “Prices are reasonable too” and for such a style-conscious scene, gripes about service are notable by their absence.
3. Flat Iron Steaks & grills restaurant in North Kensington 46 Golborne Rd - W10
“If steak ’n’ chips is what you want, then it’s hard to beat”, this “simple, yet very effective” small chain, which is “all about doing just one thing and doing it right”: “superbly cooked” meat from a “limited choice” of cuts (majoring in the ‘flat iron’ itself) plus salad, “no starters or dessert, but a free ice cream cone as you leave”. “A simple set up”, it inspired “no complaints” this year, even if – with expansion, including a new King’s Cross branch – ratings are not quite as exciting as once they were.
4. Snaps & Rye Danish restaurant in North Kensington 93 Golborne Rd - W10
“The daytime sandwiches are the prettiest creations” and the “dinner menus are incredible, with delicious seafood and beautiful flavours”, say fans of this Danish diner in North Kensington, whose “fairly recent refurbishment has made it even cosier”; tipped for brunch.
5. Lisboa Pâtisserie Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in North Kensington 57 Golborne Rd - W10
“It feels like Lisbon with the bustle and blue tiles” when you visit this long-established North Kensington café. Expect excellent coffee and “great cakes at keen prices” including “the best pastéis de natas outside (or possibly inside) Portugal”.
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