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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.

The food and wine was absolutely magnificent.

Tom Madsen 30 November 2017
from Gjøvik

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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 768 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • value (198)
  • private dining (147)
  • trendy (80)
  • entertainment (45)
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  • child friendly (17)
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  • ((((( 30 November 2017 by Tom Madsen from Gjøvik

    The food and wine was absolutely magnificent.

  • ((((( 29 November 2017 by Brian Baxter from Watford

    Imaginative menu, delicious food, attentive service - Kitchen W8 had them all.
    What’s not to like?

  • ((((( 28 November 2017 by Ashley Chain from Switzerland, Nyon

    Always love visiting W8 Kitchen. Myself and my wife like trying acclaimed restaurants for the odd treat but love returning to W8 Kitchen. So consistent, we know we are going to enjoy the food. We come at lunch times and have the set menu. Like the focus on simplicity and good trusted flavours done well. Can't ask for more. The sourdough bread as well is a great way to start the meal. We'll be back again soon.

  • ((((* 27 November 2017 by Jan kevin Skarholt from Trondheim

    We liked the Food, that was of a high Level. The service was was not impressive. The waiter semt unsecure and uninterested. She did not present the disches and lacked attention.

  • (((** 27 November 2017 by Will Nassau-lake from City

    Good but not spectacular food. The set lunch was good value as was the house wine. Friendly staff. We had to ask for our wine as it has not appeared at the time our to food arrived.

    A number of tables (including ours) was above/close to some heavy duty kitchen plant/ A/C units which whilst not visible which resulted in an insessant vibration akin to being on an ocean liner or subteraniean rumblings of a distant tube train and was not conducive to dining. The waitress agreed with our concerns but pleaded ignorance and we were quietly moved to another table. I cannot believe no one else had raised this before.

  • ((((* 27 November 2017 by Julian Barran from London

    Very good experience. the table was ready when we arrived.
    Service was excellent. and the food arrived in timely fashion after we had ordered.

  • ((((( 27 November 2017 by Clare Heard from London

    We always love this restaurant - wonderful food, lovely atmosphere and great staff. It never lets us down.

  • ((((( 26 November 2017 by Mai from Kuala Lumpur

    We enjoyed the tasting menu immensely.

  • ((((* 26 November 2017 by Samir Chaudhry from London


  • (**** 24 November 2017 by Mark Caldwell from London

    I am struggling to see why this restaurant has been given a Michelin star. I say this as I am regularly going to this standard if not better. The food I would say is more like a 2 knife and fork / double AA rosette. No tasting menu even though their website says it does one. When asked the waitress for one she told me they only have this menu ( the a la carte one). The main reason I came to this restaurant was for the tasting menu.

    They also need to work on their service level or train their staff better as intially our waitress standard / attention to detail was poor. She didn’t once ask for any food allergies, explain the dishes when they arrived, keeping an eye on levels of wine, which I wouldn’t of minded if the bottle was in reaching distance, however it was at a distance away from the table. I had to get up out of my seat numerous times. They also missed on increasing their takings, as I asked to order dessert wine, but again no service in taking an order and because of this I didn’t even ask for a coffee.

    As for value then I am marking it down due to you can find other restaurants of star level which the food is far better and costs the same.

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