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Town House at The Kensington Hotel

The Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5LR +44 2034636973

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Main course: £18
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 06:30 - 22:30

Great attention to detail, delicious food and lovely, friendly and attentive staff.

Katie Shean 18 April 2017
from London

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Located in the heart of South Kensington, the Town House restaurant & bar is an all-day dining haven, accessed through its own discreet entrance on Manson Place. While away an afternoon over a delicious classic afternoon tea or sip exquisite cocktails at the adjacent K Bar.

Executive Chef Steve Gibbs, formerly of Hix and Caprice Holdings, has created a menu to match all tastes where the emphasis is on fresh produce focusing on the seasons, balanced with its hand-picked wine list with something for everyone.

Designed by Alexander Waterworth, the interiors reflect the building's natural charm and old English Town House aesthetic, with a specially-curated library also adding to the charm. The Town House’s period rooms – consisting of 3 beautiful interconnecting spaces - of what were once individual Regency style townhouses, feature bay windows, working fireplaces, parquet floors and original art.

Launched in February 2016, K Bar is inspired by the sophisticated atmosphere of a gentlemen's club. Deep grained oak panelling lines the space which is softened by racing green and royal blue upholstery. An impressive bar front with leather panelling and a rich green marble top accompanies a polished brass back bar display and bespoke wine fridges. Bar Manager Ben Manchester, has put together a cocktail list with unique recipes created to demonstrate how food and drink go so well together.

South Kensington Tube Station is a 5-minute walk away.

Town House at The Kensington Hotel

The Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5LR

Contact +44 2075896300
Reservations +44 2034636973

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Customer reviews for Town House at The Kensington Hotel

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  • afternoon tea (130)
  • luxury (63)
  • romantic (55)
  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (43)
  • private dining (32)
  • value (27)
  • business (23)
  • trendy (20)
  • breakfast (19)
  • child friendly (14)
  • large parties (8)
  • entertainment (7)
  • views (5)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Tara Boswell from London

    Such an amazing experience. Food was super, service was second to none. Absolutely loved it, highly recommend.

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by Debra Patch from Rickmansworth

    We went along for the Tale as old as Time Afternoon Tea. Staff were very attentive and polite. Food was delicious. My only complaint is that our table was never 'visited' by the characters from Beauty & The Beast. The staff seemed to take them constantly to tables with children. Which is a shame as grown ups are big fans of the story too.

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Neha Khan from Epsom

    The tale as old as time afternoon tea is highly recommended for any disney fan and a wonderful afternoon treat.

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Rinu Raja from London

    We had afternoon tea at The Kensington and it was lovely. The beauty and beast theme was excellent and the details made the experience great. It did feel a little rush as it was fully booked and we had a 2pm seating - we were sat down a little after 2pm and pushed to leave by 4pm. We had a few dietary requirements which I had called and mentioned in advance yet we were still asked about them on seating, and our food was noriable later than the other tables around us. Overall still fantastic!

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by On kee Luk from Hong Kong

    everything is nice.
    Thanks for the polite and helpful staff.

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Wendy Guttridge from Norwich

    We visited for the Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea. The experience was fantastic. Excellent food which was themed to the Beauty and the Beast animated film. The service, by all members of staff, was 5 star. Every aspect of the tea was first class. So very happy to have experienced this exceptional treat. Many, many thanks.

  • ((*** 21 April 2017 by Jenny Perfect from Romford

    Was a little disappointed with the whole experience. Starters was lovely but we were only provided with one plate of sandwiches and one pot of tea. Most establishments offer to replenish the sandwiches and the tea. There was no offer at any time. There was a shortage of selection tea available.(no cloud tea) There was also a shortage of ornaments for all the tables,waiters were moving the roses and candles from table to table.

  • ((((( 18 April 2017 by Katie Shean from London

    Great attention to detail, delicious food and lovely, friendly and attentive staff.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Is H from London

    Very pleasant ambience and attentive but not intrusive staff. Head waiter/manager was most helpful, courteous and accommodating. The food was exceptionally well prepared in its simplicity, in particular the seared tuna for starters and stone bass for mains. The booking was easy. Easily our best evening out for the year.

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Zoe Hosking from London

    Lovely Beauty and the Beast themed afternoon tea. Everything was very detailed, and tasted amazing. The staff were very welcoming and explained all the food and it's significance in the film extremely well. They were also very accommodating; they made me a separate starter and sandwiches as I am vegetarian. Would definitely recommend.

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