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Kitchen W8

11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AH +44 2081281709

(((() British
Opening hours
Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 21:30

Very intelligently chosen tasting menu, the wines included matched the dishes very well. Lovely dining room, impeccable service - one of the highlights of my trip to London

Kris Shapar 09 January 2017
from Stuttgart

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Kitchen W8 is a contemporary Michelin-starred restaurant on well-heeled Kensington High Street. Nestled behind a sleek and unassuming black exterior, stunning presentation of seasonal, British food has earned W8 its critical acclaim.

Foregrounding provenance of food, the Kitchen W8 menu offers such mouth-watering combinations as caramelised loin and croquette of Pata Negra pork with potato, apple and watercress, and Roast Bresse pigeon with heritage beetroots, bulgur wheat, hazelnuts and bacon. A tasting menu showcases the restaurant's finest dishes and pairs with elegant complementing wines, while Sunday lunch is a refined approach to the comforting homely roast.

Elegant and understated, the interior at the Kitchen W8 restaurant in Kensington has been designed to create a relaxed ambience. Peppered with modern art and quirky patterning, it is an apt backdrop for picture-perfect cuisine and a host of sophisticated French and New World wines.

The distinctive jet black awning of Kitchen W8 in London is recognisable in the parade of shops on Abingdon Road, just off the High Street. It is a 5-minute walk to High Street Kensington Tube Station.

Kitchen W8

11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AH

Contact +44 2079370120
Reservations +44 2081281709

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4.6 (((() (based on 488 reviews)
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  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by David Lynn from Exeter

    I love Kitchen W8. The food is terrific, always surprising and innovative, but satisfying too. The service is warm and friendly and helpful. And the atmosphere of the restaurant is sophisticated without being chilly.

  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by David Robb from London

    I usually come to Kitchen for lunch with an old friend three or four times a year. It's always a pleasure - the food is delicious and the service impeccable. Yesterday we both had the sea bream; every mouthful was perfect.

  • ((((( 21 January 2017 by Andrew from LEEDS

    A warm friendly restaurant that had fantastic food with nice touches and good service.

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by Robert Solly from Bedford

    We were warmly welcomed - there were a reasonable number of people dining so the atmosphere was good. We were presented with both the set menu and the A la Carte. The set menu was really good value for money - we chose the crab and potato emulsion which was very nice and had sophisticated accompaniments; this was followed by pork belly served with celeriac. Very tender and again very well presented. The third course was a dessert (rhubarb ice cream with extras) and cheese with home made biscuits and jam. All were excellent and, with a carafe of good wine represented great value. One of our most enjoyable lunch time meals.

  • ((((( 19 January 2017 by Timothy Moule from London

    Wonderful restaurant. Deserves its reputation and popularity.

  • ((((( 19 January 2017 by Roger Phillimore from London

    Excellent as always

  • ((((( 19 January 2017 by Yann Amouroux from Bristol

    This was a business lunch meeting, recommended by our guest, and it was a really good experience indeed. Our welcome on arrival and subsequent service was excellent, and the food simply superb. I was really pleasantly surprised by the set menu, and the dishes were amazing for what is really modestly priced considering the quality. My two guests enjoyed their meals, ordering a la carte, commenting on the presentation as well as how tasty everything was.
    Thank you very much to the team, from the kitchen to service, you did a great job and this is certainly a restaurant that I would like to visit again when I am next back in London.

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Philippe from London

    Delicious. Great staff. Very good value. Nice ambiance. Smart and simple.

  • ((((( 18 January 2017 by Rosalie Taljaard lee from London

    We had a lovely sunday lunch for my husband's birthday. The three course lunch menu for £35 is really great value for a restaurant of this quality! The food was delicious and beautifully presented, with a high attention to detail and flavour pairing between ingredients.

    The service was relaxed and friendly, yet efficient and we had a really good experience. Thank you to the Pastry Chef for preparing a special 'Happy Birthday' desert plate for my husband, it was really thoughtful and appreciated.

  • ((((( 17 January 2017 by Graeme Brown from Canberra Australia

    My wife and I thoroughly enoyed our recent meal at Kitchen W8. (It's some time now since we went and I can't recall specific dishes!)

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