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Food and restaurants in Kensington, Greater London

Top restaurants

Café
“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Shopping is the King's Road's obsession – here you'll find an eclectic mix of trendy boutiques, unique labels, designer shops and high-street staples, alongside a vast array of cafes and eateries. Also home to the Saatchi Gallery.”
  • 152 locals recommend
Café
“Open since 1954, the pub has a 114-cover ground floor restaurant, a 132-capacity club, and a 20-seat wine bar, plus two self-contained flats, and office, garden, and extra storage. It has developed a reputation as a host venue for stars including the first UK shows of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix, and other more modern acts such as Adele and Ed Sheeran. It also welcomed Rolling Stones bandmembers Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, when they played a “secret” gig together there in 2013. SW5 9JA”
  • 99 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Perfect for a romantic afternoon, great salads & drinks. Perfect for nice instagram photos & holiday pictures. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Pub
“If you want to experience London pub, The Scarsdale Tavern is a place you might want to visit. The Tavern is our favourite pub and local partner ( so you will get discounts!). ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“This is a unique place that looks like an old speakeasy with a detective theme. There is no sign outside the door, so it may be difficult to find, but that's part of the fun. Don't expect too much of the food, keep in mind that you are there for the unique experience and the cocktails!;)”
  • 44 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A Michelin starred gastropub with a modern British menu. It’s a bit posh, you might like it for a special meal ⭐️”
  • 63 locals recommend
Pub
“Great food and ambience. The pub has a theatre downstairs and hosts a wide variety of shows through the year. It is the local bar for the the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the oldest drama school in the UK and it's often full of young actors giving it a buzzy feel. Who knows, you may bump into Sherlock actor, Benedict Cumberbatch! He trained at LAMDA and was appointed its President in January 2018. ”
  • 52 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Favourite hangout of the young and moneyed Chelsea-ites, the food at Bluebird has traditionally played second fiddle to the cocktails. Newly-appointed executive chef Simon Gregory has, thankfully, upped the kitchen’s game considerably with the likes of salt baked kohlrabi and salsify and spice roasted baby chicken now the stars of the show.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Café
“Open since 1954, the pub has a 114-cover ground floor restaurant, a 132-capacity club, and a 20-seat wine bar, plus two self-contained flats, and office, garden, and extra storage. It has developed a reputation as a host venue for stars including the first UK shows of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Jimi Hendrix, and other more modern acts such as Adele and Ed Sheeran. It also welcomed Rolling Stones bandmembers Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood, when they played a “secret” gig together there in 2013. SW5 9JA”
  • 99 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Elegant, airy French seafood bistro with art deco tiled mosaics, for oysters, seafood and champagne.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Really fresh Lebanese cuisine moments from Earl's Court Underground Station. Get the set menu and you'll have enough for your lunch the next day! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Dining room set in a garden pavilion built for Queen Anne in 1704, serving afternoon tea, lunches, teas and cakes.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
“for breakfast, easy lunch or great snacks - watch out for their sausage rolls!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing artisanal bakery with a range of bread, sweet & savoury items. Very delicious!”
  • 18 locals recommend

Bakeries

Middle Eastern Restaurant
“Really fresh Lebanese cuisine moments from Earl's Court Underground Station. Get the set menu and you'll have enough for your lunch the next day! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“for breakfast, easy lunch or great snacks - watch out for their sausage rolls!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing artisanal bakery with a range of bread, sweet & savoury items. Very delicious!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Local cafe steps from flat. An artisanal imported from France chain with a bakery, sandwiches and snacks ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“OOhhhh yes! the best cakes and pastries in this part of town. Try some and I swear you wont ever want to leave the shop! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“In two excellent locations in Kensington and Chelsea, the Aubaine restaurants are a perfect venue for dining throughout the day, be it quick and tasty lunch or long, lingering dinner at which you can also take advantage of their extensive wine list and fabulous cocktails. The restaurants are also a great choice for afternoons because of their famous patisserie offering; the Brompton Cross venue (which features a wonderful outdoor terrace) also has a selection of boulangerie for customers to take away. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Small chain of lovely French brasseries also selling fresh bread with real French flair. My favourite though is the Old Brompton Road branch, right opposite Joseph shop. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Farm-to-table restaurant focused on seasonal British ingredients and breads from its own bakery. ”
  • 6 locals recommend