Kitchen W8

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

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.

Customer reviews for Kitchen W8
(based on 930 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • entertainment (52)
  • value (227)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • romantic (307)
  • child friendly (21)
  • dinner (689)
  • lunch (456)
  • views (1)
  • business (266)
  • private dining (174)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (247)
  • trendy (95)
  • large parties (26)
  • By William M from London
    11 December 2018

    This is a quiet neighborhood restaurant with good but variable food, sometimes outstanding, sometimes pedestrian. It is an expensive place, well worth it on its best nights, overpriced on those occasions when the food is simply ordinary. For instance, one dish of grilled mackerel and smoked eel has virtually no eel at all. As in most London restaurants, the wine is overpriced.

  • By Dave B from Plymouth
    7 December 2018

    All three dishes were very poor. The venison was thin raw and tough. Should have sent it back. Desert, prune croustade was a soggy mess. Can't for the life of me see how this restaurant has a Michelin star?

  • By Joan M from London
    1 December 2018

    Very good food nicely presented

  • By Thomas M from London
    26 November 2018

    Good, innovative food.

  • By Dimitrios P from Athens GREECE
    26 November 2018

    Starters poor in taste and selection Main course excellent

  • By David J from London
    25 November 2018


  • By Noleen O from London
    21 November 2018

    We look forward to KitchenW8's truffle menu every year, and this year was no exception. Delicious meal, and professional friendly service, as always. Our favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

  • By Alan` K from Chapel Hill
    18 November 2018

    Wonderful meal.

  • By Svetlana T from Moscow
    18 November 2018


  • By App H H from London
    17 November 2018

    Nice restaurant, food was okay, a bit disappointed, we had high expectation as it’s one Michelin, food over seasoned, flavour combination could improve. Restaurant apmosphere nice, staff nice, service could improve, staff need to pay more attention to customers and it is not one Michelin service overall.

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

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