Guide MICHELIN 2020

Kitchen W8

(1150 Reviews)
11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, London, W8 6AH
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Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:30
Friday & Saturday 12:30 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:30 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Kitchen W8
(based on 1150 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (306)
  • child friendly (26)
  • dinner (857)
  • entertainment (61)
  • large parties (36)
  • lunch (559)
  • luxury (302)
  • private dining (235)
  • romantic (367)
  • trendy (112)
  • value (274)
  • views (1)
  • By Reza M M from London
    27 September 2020

    Dining at KitchenW8 is something I really look forward and I was not disappointed. Corkage free Sunday evenings is one attraction but it’s the cuisine that is exceptional and off the charts. Grouse is my favourite dish here and it’s the very best I have ever tasted. Thanks for corkage and service too and the amazing dining experience

  • By T B from London
    25 September 2020


  • By Dave K from London
    25 September 2020

    Great food, great service

  • By Stephen R from Kensington
    25 September 2020

    Great food and excellent service . Couldn’t fault it

  • By Kudzai C from London
    19 September 2020

    Great food. Lovely staff. Tasting menu was amazing, paired with wonderful wines, highly recommend. The kicthen/chef were able to accomodate dietary restrictions and provide delicious alternatives. Had an enjoyable evening. Thank you.

  • By Helena Y from London
    12 September 2020

    We were welcomed and made to feel very comfortable. We felt safe in terms of Covid precautions. The food was absolutely exceptional. Each dish was like a present from the chef!

  • By Harry L from London
    12 September 2020

    Faultless and superior food

  • By Madeleine Y from London
    6 September 2020

    Excellent in every respect. This restaurant has never let us down over the years.

  • By Manuel L from London
    6 September 2020

    This is the second time we ate at kitchen W8. Food has been amazing. Visually appealing with great flavours and textures. Service is attentive and unobtrusive.

  • By AP P from London
    5 September 2020

    Wonderful long indulging lunch! We had the tasting menu, every dish was delicious. The staff were attentive and patient as we had to ask for the services to be slowed down.

Restaurant Location Map
Kitchen W8
11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, London, W8 6AH

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