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AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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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
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Even a locale as opulent as the one that surrounds Kensington High Street can lay claim to a neighbourhood restaurant, and the double-fronted venue that takes its postcode for a name fills the bill in fine style. Inside, the low-ceilinged room is furbished in determinedly monochrome array, with occasional splurts of colour from the modernist artworks, and tables are smartly got up in their best whites for a culinary production that fires on all cylinders. Mark Kempson's dishes look cleanly and neatly designed in the modern way, with a strong emphasis on the true flavours of their principal ingredients. Opening the show might be a double-act of grilled mackerel and smoked eel, accompanied by the sweetness of golden beetroot and mustard, before the main draw arrives in the form of lamb shoulder with winter pickles, calçots and Pink Firs, or roast cod with chestnut gremolata, pumpkin and hispi. Desserts make a commendable attempt to incorporate as much fruit as possible, rather than going wholesale for chocolate and caramel, the on-trend option being polenta and orange cake with passionfruit sorbet.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December, Bank holidays
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • 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: 14

Price guide

  • Starter from: £8.95
  • Main course from24.95
  • Dessert from: £6.75
  • 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
  • Off-site parking available: On street, NCP High Street

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High Street Kensington
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