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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

Excellent food, refined but not fussy, nice staff and good value for the quality. I was in New York recently and would pay almost as much for 1 person as we did here for two. and not as good.

Michael Schachter 24 November 2016
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 435 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (320)
  • lunch (226)
  • romantic (139)
  • business (133)
  • luxury (120)
  • value (118)
  • private dining (73)
  • trendy (43)
  • entertainment (22)
  • large parties (18)
  • child friendly (12)
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  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Judith from London

    Really amazing place - a quiet, hidden gem of a restaurant with exceptional food and great service at reasonable prices.

  • ((((* 4 December 2016 by Caroline Thompson from Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    Quite an intimate feel. Smart but relaxed. Greeted at the door. Shown to the table & menu provided. Lack of basic wine knowledge by waitresses. Delicious complimentary apetizer. Wine served eventually was very good. Starter of salad leaves was dull, eel& mackerel excellent. Main - cod was plate lickingly good & the steak dish tender & tasty. Our plates were taken by our Italian waitress whilst we were both still eating our last mouthfuls!! A little prompt, having waited initially for our food order to be taken. A beautifully presented banana ice cream, cream & brandy snap, delicious. The food was a 10, the service 7.

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Lee M Pearce from Earls Court, London

    The set menu for the holiday was simply superb! Great options, beautiful presentation and creative without being pretentious. Simply put W8K is my favourite new discovery in all of London!

  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Carlos Fracao from London


  • ((((* 4 December 2016 by Bart Lenaerts from Antwerp

    good price value cobination

  • ((((( 3 December 2016 by Ali Lee-Gayle from Harrow

    Excellent service, excellent food - loved every course.The aged sirloin was exceptional. very attentative staff with special praise going to Monika. Would definitely eat there again and will be recommending it to my friends. The restaurant was spotless. The chef(s) deserve every praise and I can see why it has earned a Michelin star. Well done.

  • ((((( 3 December 2016 by Allan Orme from London


  • ((((( 2 December 2016 by Simon Dodsworth from London

    Everything spot on, food delicious, superb value for money.

  • ((((( 1 December 2016 by Anthony Walters from Lichfield

    A joy. Delicious interesting food. Great service.

  • ((((( 1 December 2016 by Alison Payne from London

    Great meal as always.. Tables are placed so you don't feel your right next to others. Wonderful use of seasonal products.

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