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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. Service was good and attentive. Acoustics are poor.

David Banks 19 May 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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4.6 (((() (based on 621 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((* 26 May 2017 by Lilita from London

    Very good value early dinner menu, £28 for 3 courses of Michelin star food. The service was not bad but not the most considered - we had asked the waitress to bring wine with the main but she brought it with the starter as it suited her. Difficult to get attention for the bill.

    Great food though & would recommend.

  • ((((* 25 May 2017 by Alan & Helen Logan from Usually Sydney, Australia when not visiting London

    My wife and I were disappointed on this visit. Whilst the quality of the food was good we felt that menu descriptions were in adequate. As an example I had the turbot and was surprised that the vegetable, in this case courgette, was served as a purée with the constistancy of a baby food. The servings were on the small side given that there was no optional side orders for seasonal vegetables etc.
    We are enthusiatic supporters of Kitchen W8 and recommend it to friends when visiting London. Please don't disappoint us. Thanks.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Graham Jackson from Newcastle


  • ((((* 21 May 2017 by Armando Braun from Colonia

    Very nice

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by David Banks from London

    Excellent food. Service was good and attentive. Acoustics are poor.

  • ((((( 18 May 2017 by Jane Cable from Chichester

    This is a wonderful restaurant which exactly meets the owners' aspirations of being a neighbourhood place with Michelin quality food. The spring lamb was amazing and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.

  • ((((( 17 May 2017 by Anna Jones from London

    The restaurant was beautiful with a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Every dish I had from the fixed price menu was perfect. Out waitress was attentive and knowledgeable.

  • ((((( 16 May 2017 by Paul Saiprasert from London

    Excellent food. Great value lunch set.

  • ((((( 16 May 2017 by Jonathan Quaintrell-evans from London

    I absolutely love it at Kitchen W8. I've been coming here for years with family and friends and I'm always excited to bring someone new to the restaurant.
    It was yet another wonderful evening with brilliant service and peerless food.
    The tasting menu is just sublime and I would say what really stands out is the impeccable wine pairings, which were among the most ideal I've ever experienced.
    I do feel that you can bulk the dishes out just a touch. An extra 50% on each dish, I genuinely feel would be perfect quantity-wise if you could make this pay. My guest and I ate rather a lot of bread and ordered an extra dessert after the menu's conclusion.
    Thank you for another memorable evening.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by May Cheong from Troy, MI, USA

    Creative menu, excellent cooking, nice sized portions

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