Guide MICHELIN 2020

Kitchen W8

(1179 Reviews)
11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, London, W8 6AH
British
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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
4.6
(based on 1179 reviews)

95%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (313)
  • child friendly (28)
  • dinner (882)
  • entertainment (62)
  • large parties (36)
  • lunch (576)
  • luxury (311)
  • private dining (242)
  • romantic (379)
  • trendy (115)
  • value (281)
  • views (1)
  • By Dean B from London
    4 November 2020

    Superb

  • By Juana maría I from London
    4 November 2020

    Excellent!! Food and service!! Really good.

  • By James S from London
    4 November 2020

    Fantastic food and great service! Great cocktails.

  • By Sally G from London
    3 November 2020

    Our most favourite restaurant in the world, really! Such a pretty place, light and airy, with just the right balance between formal and casual. Greetings are always friendly and welcoming. Mark's cooking is beyond wonderful. His attention to detail, intriguing choice of seasonal ingredients make for a very special experience, and all cooked with great care and love, which of course, is THE key ingredient! We think that no-one cooks fish so exquisitely as Mark, and the beef is of the finest quality. Starters are very innovative, and so pretty you could frame them! Yesterday, we had a burrata dish that looked positively jewel-like, floating in a deep red sauce and tasted divine. A favourite is the warm salad of spiced cauliflower. Whenever we go to any restaurant, anywhere, we lways end up using Kitchen W8 as our yardstick!

  • By Jaynell N from London
    2 November 2020

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Not pompous at all. We felt very comfortable in the restaurant. Food was amazing and affordable despite the Michelin star.

  • By Roger W from London
    2 November 2020

    Nice lunch, excellent wine and main.

  • By Peter L from London
    29 October 2020

    Excellent food and service and fair corkage charges

  • By Stephen B from Herts
    24 October 2020

    Excellent food , great service

  • By Caroline V from London
    24 October 2020

    A wonderful dinner and all of us commented on the exceptional food - really innovative and delicious as always. Your staff were incredibly helpful and very politely coped with my husband's difficult requests!!

  • By Ally C from lobdon
    24 October 2020

    Amazing dinner experience. I had the Game Special Menu and everything was done to perfection, from taste to presentation to service

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