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The Magazine

West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 2AR +44 2035899538

((((* International
Average
Main course: £23
Food spend: £52
Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday : 09:00 - 18:00

I brought two Australian visitors and a friend there for lunch. It was a very pleasant experience for everyone. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The service was welcoming and attentive. The restaurant itself and its setting are just lovely.

Mary 09 November 2016
from London

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Forming part of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Hyde Park, The Magazine was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. Head Chef Emmanuel Eger’s contemporary style of cooking, combined with Zaha Hadid's inspirational architecture, creates a distinctive dining narrative at The Magazine.

Emmanuel brings the Mediterranean philosophy of care for ingredients to The Magazine menu. Through quality selection and simple technique, excellent dishes are created. Grilled octopus, tandoori and escabèche or grass-fed veal loin, oyster mushrooms and tarragon are just some of the dishes on offer.

The Magazine dining room features a flowing membrane roof, and columns that flood natural light into the room.. Stunning glass walls also give the impression of dining in the surrounding garden, providing the perfect surroundings for Emmanuel’s cooking. Open from breakfast through to afternoon tea, The Magazine also serves weekend brunch.

The Magazine’s ultra modern bar is a destination in its own right. An intimate, stylish space for diners to enjoy a cocktail in the beautiful Zaha Hadid setting. The wine list showcases favourites from the Old World as well as German, Austrian and English wines, New World wines and a carefully sourced ‘Artists Series’ of fine wines.

The Magazine at Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a 10-minute walk from both Lancaster Gate & Marble Arch Tube stations.

The Magazine

West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 2AR

Contact +44 2072987552
Reservations +44 2035899538
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Customer reviews for The Magazine

4.0 ((((* (based on 162 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (88)
  • trendy (67)
  • dinner (59)
  • views (57)
  • afternoon tea (56)
  • romantic (35)
  • breakfast (32)
  • private dining (31)
  • al fresco (30)
  • luxury (28)
  • child friendly (25)
  • value (25)
  • business (24)
  • large parties (21)
  • entertainment (10)
  • ((*** 9 November 2016 by Henrik Aase from Oslo

    Very disappointing experience or maybe too high expectaions.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Mary kate Donato from Greenwich, CT (USA)

    We were a group of 6 women on an Art Adventure in London - ALL LOVED THIS RESTAURANT! Each dish was a beautiful presentation and just as delectable. The short ribs, avocado toast, Salmon, butternut squash soup, to name a few, were wonderful.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Mary from London

    I brought two Australian visitors and a friend there for lunch. It was a very pleasant experience for everyone. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The service was welcoming and attentive. The restaurant itself and its setting are just lovely.

  • (**** 26 October 2016 by Steve Pooley from Lindon

    Service was friendly but delivery poor ,tea arrived after we'd started ,flow was not conducive to price pint , food was of poor quality and lacked freshness ,savory in particular were dull and a little "fridgy " would return but only for beverage

  • (((** 24 October 2016 by Sheila Grant from London

    Great use of flavours.
    Limited menu choices for lunch at the weekend?

  • ((((* 18 October 2016 by Amanda Wright from London

    Excellent food, the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with creme fraiche was
    extremely good.

  • ((((( 18 October 2016 by Sian Franklin from Bristol

    Lovely setting and architecture. Good food and ambiance.

  • ((((( 16 October 2016 by Rosemary Sandberg from London

    Excellent in every way. It's a wonderful room, beautiful flowers on the bar and on tables. We code two starters each which were superb - imaginative, delicious and beautifully presented. The waiting staff were charming and alert.

  • ((*** 13 October 2016 by Sylvia L from Doha

    It seemed like the restaurant was understaffed, I was waiting for 5 minutes watching the staff coming and going but no one stopped to ask anything. I sat myself down and a waitress told me "excuse me, you cant sit there you need to speak to the lady at front" Call me old fashioned but a "hello" would be a nice way to start.

    I wasn't sure what was happening as no one explained, I eventually figured out myself I booked for the 3:45 afternoon tea and had to wait until all the staff were ready and then be seated. Poor time management as it was 4:10pm before I sat down.

    The waitress who told me off was nice in the end but obviously the stress affected her. She's not the one to blame, if anything its a reflection of the management. In fact all the staff were nice eventually, but it should be right from the beginning. You need to have more staff.

    The afternoon tea non alcoholic drink was much too sweet.

  • ((((( 13 October 2016 by Lydia Strohl from Virginia USA

    A Zen space maximizing the green of the park, with healthy, light breakfast options. Fabulous find.

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