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Kitchen W8

11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AH +44 2081281709

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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.

Great value fixed price lunch in quiet comfortable surroundings.

Michael Steiner 15 February 2018
from London

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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

Contact +44 2079370120
Reservations +44 2081281709

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Customer reviews for Kitchen W8

4.6 (((() (based on 797 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • private dining (151)
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  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Caroline Valls from London

    This is our GO TO local restauraunt and we have been going for years. We always have a wonderful evening. The food is excellent and the staff polite, helpful and not too invasive. Value for money - very good comparing to other restaurants of this type in London.

  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Alessandra Bonfiglioli from London

    We had a 2-courses lunch on a Saturday and we enjoyed it very much. Both dishes (starter and main) were well designed and executed with top-rate materials. All ingredients were tasty and perfectly harmonized: even without sparkles, you could say there is a starred chef behind it. The bill was so light and the meal delightful that we'll soon visit again.

  • ((((( 19 February 2018 by Marshall from London

    Dinner was a great experience. The restaurant is cozy but very nice, and the staff was friendly and professional. The food was excellently prepared and presented and the meal was a delight. This was our first Valentine's Day celebratory dinner together as a couple (albeit a couple of days late) and it was all we could have hoped for. Thanks to the staff and the chef!

  • ((*** 16 February 2018 by Justina from London

    Nice place, nice food. It is a pity that certain customers do not know how to behave in a public place, and that the staff did not seem to mind.

  • ((((( 15 February 2018 by Alex Taylor from London

    Third time visiting and yet to be disappointed - fantastic, attentive service without being too visible and distracting; gorgeous food and plating; standout dish was probably the passionfruit sorbet (simple presentation was at first a little underwhelming, but once the eating began it was just a sublime end to an amazing meal.)

  • ((((( 15 February 2018 by Michael Steiner from London

    Great value fixed price lunch in quiet comfortable surroundings.

  • (((** 15 February 2018 by Sarah Essex from London

    Wonderful food and service. My favourite place especially for the wonderful set menu!!

  • ((((* 15 February 2018 by Jasmina Vuckovic from Brighton

    Really nice food. We went for the 6-7pm set menu deal which was a good value for money.The only drawback was that the waitress was not sensitive enough to 3 young women eating early, all from the set menu when she was recommending the wines. We felt a bit pressured to go for the more expensive ones as she didn`t offer us the range of prices.

  • (((** 13 February 2018 by Derek Oakley from cheshire

    I returned with my wife as the first time i came to Kitchen W8 I was descending rapidly into a bout of flu and didn't appreciate it as i should. It all looked and felt right and my wife loved it. That's a good barometer as she has no patience with over-wrought michelin food.
    So the return was good but not great. We both struggled to find a starter that grabbed our interest and ended up choosing the "least worst " sounding. My wife had the cauliflower dish and i the crab soup. Both excellent.
    I enjoyed my quail main, my wife thought the pork belly dull.
    Deserts of pear and passion fruit sorbet good but not exciting.
    Wine choices are good, well priced and the availability of good wine by carafe is very customer friendly.

    So, a very good, well priced meal - much to recommend.
    What might stop me returning is the pace of the meal. It's much too fast. We hadn't finished our champagne aperos before the starter arrived. This meant that the carafe of white to drink with starters was, to a degree, wasted.
    I asked for the main to be slowed and was told it would be 15 mins. It wasn't, it was less than 10. I felt that the customer is required to adapt to the needs of an efficient kitchen. This spoiled the experience a little.
    We arrived a little before our 8 pm reservation and, despite trying to slow things were paying the bill before 9.30. I can't be alone in thinking this is too fast to be convivial.

  • ((((( 12 February 2018 by Rauli Forsblom from Helsinki

    Everything was GREAT

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