Guide MICHELIN 2020

Kitchen W8

(1080 Reviews)
11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AH
A la carte menu

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 1080 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (298)
  • child friendly (24)
  • dinner (800)
  • entertainment (60)
  • large parties (34)
  • lunch (522)
  • luxury (281)
  • private dining (214)
  • romantic (344)
  • trendy (106)
  • value (260)
  • views (1)
  • By David V from London
    15 November 2019

    The best food and service we have had in a while. The meals were inventive, masterfully prepared and a joy to eat

  • By Steve H from Manchester
    15 November 2019

    Fabulous from start to finish

  • By William R from London
    13 November 2019

    Top food , quiet and relaxed atmosphere and friendly service

  • By Rupert K from London
    10 November 2019

    This was a delicious and very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Brilliant food, attentive service and very good ambience. First class.

  • By Patrick L from HK
    31 October 2019

    The beef rib and the sea beam were disappointing. Credits to the Iberico pork and the venison.

  • By Martin R from LONDON
    31 October 2019

    Excellent, attentive but unobtrusive service. Food well prepared and interesting and the house white was both crisp and fruity and served chilled but not frozen. We brought red wine which was opened to breathe and was served in proper Burgundy glasses. Thank you. A relaxed and unhurried evening of fine dining.

  • By Douglas F from London
    26 October 2019

    Excellent food quality and service Some tables a little too close together

  • By Eirik V from Oslo
    25 October 2019


  • By Susan O from Devon
    25 October 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the restaurant was pleasantly relaxed. The sommelier was especially helpful. Each dish was beautifully presented and had gorgeous flavours and combinations. Very enjoyable indeed

  • By Judith S from Lake Macquarie Australia
    23 October 2019

    Delicious food and excellent staff/service. I am a particular fan of your Darjeeling tea and truffles.

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

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