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The Kensington Close Hotel

Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SP +44 2036416591

((((* British
Main course: £16
Food spend: £30

Had a lovely time there celebrating my birthday with afternoon tea. There were 7 of us and the staff were very attentive. Can't complain about anything.

Barbara Askew 13 August 2016
from London

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The Kensington Close Hotel restaurant skilfully takes on this British institution with impeccable style and approachability. Served throughout the day, its simple, sumptuous menu is served in a classically elegant setting.

In this grand 4-star hotel, The Kensington Close menu offers an extensive range of traditional dishes, like rich chicken liver parfait, or homemade bread and butter pudding. The setting of plush furnishings and subtle colour tones at The Kensington Close Hotel London make for a tranquil, comfortable setting in which to fully appreciate the hotel's sense of refinement and timelessness. Guests can enjoy the traditional full English for breakfast as well as continental-style treats, or a varied buffet at lunchtimes.

All of the classic favourites that make British afternoon tea such an important and celebrated meal are featured on the Kensington Close Hotel menu. Delicate finger sandwiches with a range of fillings are served alongside an irresistible range of freshly baked cakes, pastries, and other sweet treats.

A fine addition to the London restaurant and afternoon tea circle, the Kensington Close Hotel sits just 2 minutes’ walk from High Street Kensington Tube Station.

The Kensington Close Hotel

Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SP

Contact +44 2073684023
Reservations +44 2036416591

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Customer reviews for The Kensington Close Hotel

4.1 ((((* (based on 40 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (19)
  • afternoon tea (16)
  • value (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • luxury (8)
  • private dining (7)
  • business (6)
  • lunch (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 29 October 2016 by Elisabeth Marrapodi from USA

    Had an enjoyable afternoon tea

  • ((*** 27 October 2016 by Marion Mcdermott from middlesex

    Customer service was not up to the standard expected for this establishment.Staff were unfriendly. Not once were we asked if we would like more tea or coffee or if everything was alright for us. The sandwiches were stale and two of them had no filling, they were supposed to be egg mayonnaise but were just bread and butter. We were made to feel unwelcome by the staff. Not one of them smiled or greeted us. We were made to feel as though we were an inconvenience.

  • (((** 30 August 2016 by N. B. from Ipplepen

    I booked afternoon tea which was very nice but definitely no wow factor ! Having said that it was a very good price for what we had and the service was excellent.

  • ((((( 13 August 2016 by Barbara Askew from London

    Had a lovely time there celebrating my birthday with afternoon tea. There were 7 of us and the staff were very attentive. Can't complain about anything.

  • (**** 14 June 2016 by Natalie Kinsley from London

    I went to the kesington hotel with my sister to celebrate her engagement. However I was deeply deeply disappointed with it. The sandwiches were soggy and the bread tasted old and dry. The scones tasted stale and overall I was so sad and frankly imbaressed that I had taken my older sister there for a well deserved treat and celebration!

  • ((((( 20 May 2016 by Sarah from Peterborough

    Great service and a lovely selection of food :)

  • ((((( 2 May 2016 by Jonathan Wrench from London

    Afternoon tea- excellent, great service too!

  • ((((* 18 April 2016 by Cassandra Peters from London

    Lovely customer service, friendly staff and a nice environment.

  • ((*** 5 April 2016 by Alice Cooke from London

    The food was all very good and it's a lovely hotel - great atmosphere, feels very luxurious. However the service was not good - very slow to bring out our selection of food considering it was very quiet at the time. We expected to be offered some tea (it is afternoon tea)! But as this had not been provided by the time we finished eating, we called a waitress over to ask for some tea. This was then brought over but we then had to get someone's attention again to ask for some milk. Considering there were 3 members of staff standing around we were a little surprised at how unattentive they were. We had booked online at a cost of £24 per person including champagne. When the bill came, it was a cost of £30 per person. Upon querying this I was told they had just raised their prices last week, which I was unaware of as I had booked it several weeks ago. The a manager came over and did discount it to the original price but we felt it was quite cheeky of them when I had clearly booked it before their price rise.

  • ((((( 27 March 2016 by Susan Fisher from Melksham

    Booked afternoon Tea as meeting up with two Norwegian friends who had never had this experience. As it was Easter, we had the extra treat of hot cross buns and Easter Egg cup cakes. After a full day of walking the Regents canal, this ended our day perfectly. The whole experience was relaxed and enjoyable. The staff were magnificent too. Many thanks.

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