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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Neatly designed dishes with a strong emphasis on flavour

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Okay, it maybe tucked away just a few paces off fashionable Kensington High Street and lends its name to its up-scale postcode, but the ‘Kitchen’ shrewdly delivers a winning neighbourhood-character format, albeit high calibre, to these well-heeled parts. Inside follows the theme; a smart, relaxed, light, contemporary confection of warm pastel shades interspersed with modernist artworks and oval mirrors, while stylish seating, white linen and friendly, efficient service seal that neighbourhood-cum-destination vibe. Appealing menus fit the bill from the off, the kitchen delivering light, clean, well-presented modern dishes with a strong emphasis on flavour and seasonality. Perhaps open with a breast of quail teamed with Scottish girolles, summer truffles, corn and almonds, while main event sea-fresh roasted John Dory, served with coco bean ragu, pancetta and caramelised cauliflower, might rock your boat too. Desserts fly the flag for fruit, perhaps poached greengage plums with stem ginger, yogurt and almond, but also go rich; witness a warm chocolate croustade, salt caramel and lime. The fixed-price lunch/early-evening menu offers real value, while wines score high too.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December, Bank holidays
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Mark Kempson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 7
  • Wines over £30: 110
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Starter from: £8.95
  • Main course from £17
  • Dessert from: £6.95
  • 2-course lunch from: £25
  • 3-course lunch from: £28
  • 2-course dinner from: £26.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £29.50
  • Tasting menu from: £75
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • Off-site parking available: On street, NCP High Street

Getting here

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High Street Kensington
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