Guide MICHELIN 2020

Kitchen W8

(1111 Reviews)
11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AH
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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
(based on 1111 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (302)
  • child friendly (26)
  • dinner (824)
  • entertainment (61)
  • large parties (35)
  • lunch (538)
  • luxury (289)
  • private dining (225)
  • romantic (353)
  • trendy (107)
  • value (266)
  • views (1)
  • By Will M from London
    14 February 2020

    Had the Valentine’s Set Menu which was amazing. We loved all the courses. Particular favourite was the guinea hen

  • By Eamonn W from London
    13 February 2020

    Friendly service and great food.

  • By Mali T from London
    12 February 2020

    Excellent service and delicious food, chef was very accommodating (vegan and gluten free)

  • By Bob P from London
    7 February 2020

    Food was good although not Michelin level Service was excellent Restaurant was noisy and ambiance a little sterile

  • By Louise W from London
    2 February 2020

    Very good atmosphere, decor, and food. Service is good, although there’s an extended wait to get it. Good value

  • By Marc J from London
    2 February 2020

    Set menu was interesting and good value. Vegetarian options were particularly good

  • By Josephine G from Southampton
    1 February 2020

    This was our second visit to this restaurant and once again it did not disappoint. (Birthday treat) We had the tasting menu which was very good. Especially liked the cod fillet (neither of us being fish lovers). Food is beautifully presented and each dish is explained on delivery. Would highly recommend if only for a one off treat. Staff are very attentive without being intrusive. Not cheap but good value for money.

  • By Susan S from Wiltshire
    31 January 2020

    From the moment we walked into the restaurant the welcome was fantastic. The food was extraordinary the flavours and presentation top notch. The team were friendly and attentive.

  • By Ivan S from LONDN
    29 January 2020

    Really lovely experience as always. The team was welcoming, engaging, charming and attentive. What else could one want ?????

  • By Karen E from London
    28 January 2020

    Very pretty room, friendly service, and delicious food. We had the set menu with a carafe of the cheapest white wine (£16) and it was very good. Bite sized portions, but rich enough to be truly satisfying. The main course pollock was cooked to perfection with a sumptuous cream sauce.

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