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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

Nice ambiance, delicious food, highly recommended

N 25 March 2017
from London

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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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Customer reviews for Kitchen W8

4.6 (((() (based on 557 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (407)
  • lunch (282)
  • romantic (184)
  • business (173)
  • luxury (156)
  • value (148)
  • private dining (101)
  • trendy (62)
  • entertainment (33)
  • large parties (20)
  • child friendly (14)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Stephen Berry from Letchworth Garden City

    Always consistently good ,very flavoursome dishes nicely executed and presented well ,efficient staff.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Heather Cameron from Watford

    A fabulous evening. Great food and super wine recommendation for the wine by our charming waitress. She was attentive and engaging without being over the top. I had the Brill which was delicious. Three people in our party had the veal and all said it was amazing. The whole evening was perfect from start to finish. Thank you.

  • (((** 26 March 2017 by Peter Sedgwick from London

    The first time at this restaurant. The food and service were excellent. While the carafe of red Bordeaux was a little disappointing this is definitely somewhere we will look forward to visiting again.

  • ((((( 25 March 2017 by Ayelet Yogev from London

    Excellent dining experience. The food was delicious. Every dish was exceptional. Early dinner is a great idea for exploring the food at a fair price.

  • ((((( 25 March 2017 by N from London

    Nice ambiance, delicious food, highly recommended

  • (**** 23 March 2017 by Deborah Allen from Cheltenham

    Set menu, delicious but very small portions. Main course lots of pasta tiny amount of rabbit. Thank goodness for the bread.

  • ((((* 23 March 2017 by Ann from Watford

    Lovely food.

  • (((** 23 March 2017 by Ed Ellis from Wales

    Front of house- excellent.
    Starters: quail - wonderful medley of flavours; artichoke - good Mains: Brill - excellent - the sauce particularly good; Cod - take it off the menu! The cooking method rendered the cod tasteless and did nothing for its' texture. The turnip and carrots did not add to the experience although the broth was accomplished. (But overall this was not a dish that satisfied fine dining criteria.)
    Pudding: Rhubarb - very good; Muscadet financiers - excellent. Overall a very positive experience slightly undermined by the cod!

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Rachel Facer from London

    excellent food and good menu choice

  • ((((* 21 March 2017 by Caroline Creed from Sevenoaks Kent

    A well decorated, modern restaurant with charming attentive staff. We both chose the scallop which was lovely, I had the duck which was delicious, my husband chose the beef. The veg were perfectly cooked - he would have liked another slice of beef! The choc pudding was to die for. Good value too!

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