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Kitchen W8

11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, 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.

The ambience of the restaurant is nice and food is superb. Staff service is quick and friendly

Emily 20 April 2019
from Hong Kong

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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.

Kitchen W8

11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AH

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4.6 (((() (based on 982 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 23 April 2019 by Simon from London

    A wonderful restaurant. The food was impeccable and the service, friendly and efficient.

  • ((((* 22 April 2019 by Jonathan from London

    Very good experience overall, sociable neighbouring tables, attentive staff. Rabbit shoulder cannelloni was specially delicious. One minor issue with a course was swiftly and pleasantly dealt with by the charming manager.

  • ((((* 21 April 2019 by Andrew from Bath

    Easy to book. very welcoming. Food very good and staff very attentive

  • ((((( 20 April 2019 by Emily from Hong Kong

    The ambience of the restaurant is nice and food is superb. Staff service is quick and friendly

  • ((((* 19 April 2019 by Niki from London

    All in all, a lovely meal. A very laidback and welcoming atmosphere paired with attentive service. The amuse-bouche was light and perfect for spring, followed by a perfectly flavoured and balanced oyster with a dressing. The starter of Rabbit Cannelloni was well balanced with the wild garlic purée adding a needed sharpness to the dish of highly seasonal ingredients. The main course of Lamb Saddle was very well cooked; however, the pomme purée was a little too rich and overpowered the flavour of the sauce and the subtle flavour of the minted peas. The lettuce, however, did add a lovely, subtle bitterness to the dish. Finally, the dessert (Vanilla Croustade) was heavenly - by far my favourite dish! Everything was perfect from the richness of the white chocolate cream to the lightness of the croustade and the freshness of the strawberries. A memorable dining experience with very good food and very welcoming service which was had a nicely “understated” and relaxed charm to it, which I was rather fond of.

  • ((((( 19 April 2019 by Emma from Essex

    Went to KitchenW8 with high expectations knowing who the co owner is, and it does not disappoint. The intriguing pea humus and rice crackers, through to the exceptional desert everything was on point. The wines are reasonably priced. Favourite dish - chicken oysters, basically a posh Caesar salad, perfectly executed. If I had to be very very picky, the main course was just on the edge of being over seasoned, but that is taste, and I am scraping the barrel.

  • ((((( 16 April 2019 by Anatol from London

    Had a really good meal, my first time at Kitchen. My companion had confused the timing and was an hour late but staff were great about that. Food was ever so good, and though I'd been told by friends who'd eaten there long ago that portions were way too small, that wasn't at all our experience. And really great neighbourhood vibes.

  • ((((( 16 April 2019 by Loraine from London

    We absolutely loved everything about it: location, food, service, decor, peaceful atmosphere, (NO MUSIC THANKFULLY!) it was a real treat and we look forward to finding another excuse to push the boat out again: well worth it. Thank you.

  • ((((( 15 April 2019 by Rob from London

    Hidden gem

  • ((((( 13 April 2019 by Peter from London

    An excellent lunch, chosen mostly from the lunch-time menu, which had some delicious food combinations. The restaurant is a very civilized place for good conversation.

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