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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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Sophisticated modern British cuisine overlooking Kensington Gardens

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

With its leafy views over Kensington Gardens, the upscale Royal Garden Hotel's location takes some beating. The contemporary decor in the restaurant reflects the park-life theme, with a natural colour palate, wood veneer and large black-and-white images of trees. Steve Munkley's modern British cooking is light, clear-flavoured and uncomplicated, and shows commitment to local British suppliers and seasonality. Seared sesame-crusted tuna is matched with a palate-sharpening Bloody Mary sorbet, followed by chargrilled T-bone of halibut, crispy cod's cheek, Lyonnaise potatoes, asparagus and tartare sauce, and to finish, there's prune and Cognac double-baked soufflé with brandy cream. Service is clued-up and friendly, while the value lunch keeps the Kensington locals on-side.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 10.30
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Steve Munkley

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 3
  • Wines over £30: 90
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 90
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40

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High Street Kensington
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