Romulo Café and Restaurant

(177 Reviews)
343 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NW
Filipino
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Top offer

A la carte menu for 1-9 people

This offer is available from December 16, 2019 until December 31, 2025, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:30.

Restaurant description

Set in a former Georgian townhouse on Kensington High Street, the newly renovated Romulo Café and Restaurant is a neighbourhood restaurant offering delightful Filipino cuisine in a vibrant, chic atmosphere. Complementing the new interiors is a fresh menu that balances all the exciting favourites and signature creations such as Tito Greg’s Kare-Kare, Chicken and Pork Adobo “Romulo Style’ but in a more pared down form. Inspired by the famed Carlos P. Romulo and run by his family, this highly commended restaurant offers traditional recipes with an innovative touch. Vegetarians will find much to tickle their palates, such as the Young Jackfruit and Coconut Stew.

A new fixture is a prix fixe lunchtime menu from Monday to Friday, 12pm to 3pm. Featuring two courses for just £12.95 or three for £15.75 – and dishes of the calibre of Ilocos-style miki noodle soup, grilled pork belly barbecue and mango float ice cream – this is not only a great value ‘express’ offering for time-pressed diners, but a fantastic introduction to Filipino cooking for those unfamiliar with the cuisine.

Created by executive chef Jeremy Villanueva, all dishes continue to be made with the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from such renowned local suppliers as Dingley Dell Pork. The Bar serves traditional and speciality cocktails as well as original Philippine beers.

Romulo Café and Restaurant is located just by Warwick Gardens bus stop or an 8-minute walk from both Kensington Olympia and High Street Kensington stations. Please note, kitchen closing times are 21:30 Sunday to Thursday, and 21:45 at weekends.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Romulo Café and Restaurant
4.6
(based on 177 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (18)
  • al fresco (7)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (23)
  • child friendly (29)
  • dinner (150)
  • entertainment (13)
  • large parties (42)
  • lunch (114)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (52)
  • romantic (60)
  • trendy (47)
  • value (51)
  • views (4)
  • By Peter S from London
    14 March 2020

    Excellent in every aspect. Delicious food, excellent customer service and great atmosphere. First class.

  • By Kylie P from Dublin
    10 March 2020

    Great staff and delicious food. Celebrated my birthday there and we had an amazing time.

  • By Cherry rose B from London
    8 March 2020

    Kare Kare and lechon were fab, fresh lumpia not so much. Would love to try other dishes. Would definitely recommend to others

  • By Gus R from Weybridge, Surrey
    7 March 2020

    We were visiting London on two consecutive weekends and look to try new cuisines. Chose the Romulo Cafe and Restaurant as it serves Philippino food. On the first visit we chose three starters and three mains. Our favourite was definitely the stuffed squid. Not that the king prawns and tuna ceviche disappointed! Very good dishes as well. Main course went for the pork belly and chicken thigh. Again delicious. Enjoyed the experience so much, two of us returned the following weekend. We had enjoyed the squid so much, both of us went for the stuffed squid again! Main course was the milk fish al ajillo. What a delicious dish! The service was excellent, staff most attentive and knowledgeable. Will definitely return!

  • By Edgardo U from Makati
    5 March 2020

    The new look of Romulo’s is sooo welcoming and gives a peak of Philippine food and hospitality. The food is 5?????????? And puts Philippine food on the map ! I had tears in my eyes from joy !

  • By Dominique O from Harlow essex
    14 February 2020

    Everything was perfect and the food is legit filipino taste!

  • By Rhoda H from London
    7 February 2020

    The food was delicious and so beautifully presented. If you’ve never tried Filipino cuisine before, I highly recommend visiting Romulo Cafe. I liked the ox tail in peanut sauce dish and the king prawns were also another favourite. We’d love to go back again.

  • By Marcel S from London
    31 January 2020

    Amazing as always - definitely best Filipino restaurant in London and one of the best overall food!

  • By Sue S from London
    28 January 2020

    The food was excellent and so was the service. All 8 of us had a great time!

  • By Lily C from London
    24 January 2020

    Delicious food, excellent service and a great atmosphere, will definitely be coming back

Restaurant Location Map
Romulo Café and Restaurant
343 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NW

Available offers

  • A la carte menu for 1-9 people
  • A la carte menu for 10+ people
  • Filipino afternoon tea for £35 per person
  • Lunch menu - 2 courses £12.95, 3 courses £15.75 per person

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