Guide MICHELIN 2020

Kitchen W8

(1126 Reviews)
11 - 13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, 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 1126 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (304)
  • child friendly (26)
  • dinner (835)
  • entertainment (61)
  • large parties (36)
  • lunch (544)
  • luxury (291)
  • private dining (229)
  • romantic (357)
  • trendy (109)
  • value (270)
  • views (1)
  • By David S from London
    5 August 2020

    Our 20 th visit to best kept secret in London. Boudin of sweetbreads and black truffle to die for

  • By Sacha H from London
    2 August 2020

    We loved this restaurant. It was the perfect place for celebrating our wedding anniversary. We had the tasting menu and as we went on a Sunday evening, had pre-chosen our own bottles of wine to take along. Loved the mackerel, veal and sea-bream dishes.

  • By Peter S from London
    1 August 2020

    Wonderful to have such a great meal after months away from restaurants. I could have eaten virtually anything on the menu. The only slight niggle is that neither of the two Italian white wines were in the same league as the food.

  • By Mike L from London
    29 July 2020

    A good experience, felt very safe. Staff were lovely the food was well cooked and presented and a knowledgeable sommelier helped us select an excellent wine to complement the food

  • By SJW W from London
    25 July 2020

    Came here just as they reopened post lockdown. Fantastic service and food was excellent, as always. Tables were quite well spaced apart and the waiters all wore masks, so we felt pretty safe. Lovely atmosphere. Certainly, great to be eating here again.

  • By Richard W from HAMMERSMITH
    25 July 2020

    it was tremendous as always. Great service, incredible food using quality ingredients. Never disappointed whenever we dine here.

  • By Fawaz A from London
    6 March 2020

    Old school decor with modern Flooring. A/C is on even in this summer. Food is consistent with restaurant “The Square” cooking before owner Phil Howard sold it. Not as highest quality ingredients, but the same standard of cooking, but less complicated. I told staff I want to come back.

  • By P R NUTTALL N from harrogate
    6 March 2020

    Truly excellent relaxed quality value for money. Can't fault.

  • By Peter David T from London
    2 March 2020

    The lunch-time menu is excellent and is a lovely way to enjoy the pleasant surroundings of this lovely address.

  • By David H from London
    1 March 2020

    The Best Sunday Lunch menu we three diners had experienced for a long time.And excellent value. Small wonder we indulged for 3 hours!

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

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