Romulo Café and Restaurant

(198 Reviews)
343 Kensington High Street, London, London, W8 6NW
Filipino

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.

Customer reviews for Romulo Café and Restaurant
4.6
(based on 198 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (20)
  • al fresco (9)
  • breakfast (10)
  • business (23)
  • child friendly (33)
  • dinner (167)
  • entertainment (14)
  • large parties (45)
  • lunch (128)
  • luxury (24)
  • private dining (58)
  • romantic (66)
  • trendy (52)
  • value (55)
  • views (4)
  • By Jenica R from Wrexham
    17 September 2020

    Relaxing experience, the food is superb and service is second to none.

  • By Sophia M from London
    16 September 2020

    Great food and service

  • By Amelia C from london
    9 September 2020

    Very good food, great vegan options!

  • By Mary joahnna-carmelle C from Southampton
    5 September 2020

    The place is really nice and fast service.

  • By Terry P from London
    5 September 2020

    Food was fantastic loved every bite and the drink ubb martini was something special. The service was great very friendly staff. Will definitely be back can not recommend enough. 11 out of 10

  • By Barry D from Clapham
    5 September 2020

    Great food and service.

  • By Philippa H from London
    1 September 2020

    Friendly welcome, prompt service and really delicious food. Very Covid aware with screens between tables. The three of us shared dishes and the clear winner was the beef ribs closely followed by stuffed squid. Definitely will return to Romulo!

  • By Carolyn P from London
    1 September 2020

    Relax atmosphere, food is beautiful.

  • By Karen claire D from Kingston-upon-thames
    29 August 2020

    I liked the service and the owner was very accomodating to all our requests. The food was lovely. We had rellenong squid and the kare kare. Would have been lovelier if they served bagoong with the kare kare, otherwise the whole experience was top notch.

  • By Faye M from Croydon
    27 August 2020

    We had a lovely time dining in Romulo Cafe. I brought my husband and his Russian Boss. The Boss like the food and we enjoyed it as usual as its not my first time and my husband. We love the Laing its really rich. The Kare Kare is just perfect. Husband loves the fish, just cooked right. My favorite Sinigang is really good. And last but not the least, the dessert, Mango Float and Ube Cheese Cake is just a delight. Just right amount of ingredients, not super sweet, not creamy. Just right balance of sweetness and cream with the graham biscuit. Overall we had a fantastic evening and my guests are relaxed and just enjoying the whole time.

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

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