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
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Recommended for

  • large parties (25)
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  • views (1)
  • trendy (91)
  • child friendly (19)
  • value (222)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • private dining (168)
  • dinner (667)
  • lunch (435)
  • breakfast (1)
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  • By Kenneth W from Hong Kong
    18 October 2018

    nice waiter and waitress

  • By Liz B from Kensington
    18 October 2018

    Kitchen W8 is absolutely excellent. Never disappoints. Since its revamp, it feels so much lighter and fresher. The private dining area looks amazing. I chose venison for my main course which was completely superb, unusually moist & a brilliant flavour. I then had a selection of 3 cheeses...delicious. We are so lucky to have a Michelin starred restaurant on our doorstep. Thank you.

  • By L H from Burgess Hill
    13 October 2018

    Food and service excellent, good relaxed atmosphere, Our waitress Flavia was outstanding and very personable?? Recommend the partridge as a starter and the Haunch of venison as a main !

  • By Lizbeth S from London
    8 October 2018


  • By K.w. L from Taipei
    7 October 2018

    Great dishes and even greater wine pairing

  • By Hedley R from London
    3 October 2018

    Great as always (I come here about six times a year). No faces I recognised this time (moved together to a new restaurant?) but still a similar atmosphere. I usually come with family, but on this occasion it was with a friend/colleague after a business meeting. We had the set lunches - just what we needed.

  • By Amber S from London
    1 October 2018

    All delicious! Generous with scallops and amazing hand-rolled pasta, chanterelle and squash starter. Lovely apple and blackberry fizz aperitif.

  • By Angela E from Alresford
    29 September 2018

    Food and service was excellent. The celeriac starter had a beautiful subtle taste and interesting textures. The dessert, beignets had an amazing texture and were lovely and crispy on the outside. Dining room is simple and elegant.

  • By Paris C. C from London
    26 September 2018

    Overall my experience at Kitchen W8 was fantastic from beginning to end -- the service, the food, the place, the neighbourhood are all excellent.

  • By Anna Z from London
    23 September 2018

    Great food and atmosphere and very pleasant service

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

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