Town House at The Kensington Hotel

(665 Reviews)
The Kensington Hotel 109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5LP
British, European, Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu

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London’s Landmarks Afternoon Tea £42 per person

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Main course: £18
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 06:30 - 22:30

Restaurant description

Located in the heart of South Kensington, the Town House restaurant & bar is an all-day dining haven, accessed through its own discreet entrance on Manson Place. While away an afternoon over a delicious classic afternoon tea or sip exquisite cocktails at the adjacent K Bar.

Head chef Adi Mandokhot has created a menu to match all tastes where the emphasis is on fresh produce focusing on the seasons, balanced with its hand-picked wine list with something for everyone.

Designed by Alexander Waterworth, the interiors reflect the building's natural charm and old English Town House aesthetic, with a specially-curated library also adding to the charm. The Town House’s period rooms – consisting of 3 beautiful interconnecting spaces - of what were once individual Regency style townhouses, feature bay windows, working fireplaces, parquet floors and original art.

Launched in February 2016, K Bar is inspired by the sophisticated atmosphere of a gentlemen's club. Deep grained oak panelling lines the space which is softened by racing green and royal blue upholstery. An impressive bar front with leather panelling and a rich green marble top accompanies a polished brass back bar display and bespoke wine fridges. Bar Manager Ben Manchester, has put together a cocktail list with unique recipes created to demonstrate how food and drink go so well together.

South Kensington Tube Station is a 5-minute walk away.

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

Customer reviews for Town House at The Kensington Hotel
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  • afternoon tea (549)
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  • breakfast (48)
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  • dinner (132)
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  • By A G from Cambridge
    15 July 2019

    We had the most fabulous experience and time at the Kensington Hotel! Nothing was too much and we felt like all questions and queries for answered professionally and promptly. We were first greeted by George who made us feel so welcomed as we had arrived early and we were introduced to Tomas who was a lovely gentleman who asked what the reason was behind our outing. I mentioned it was for my birthday to which he was delighted. We were shown to our table to which a rose and birthday card was waiting for me. We were then introduced to Ronald who was our waiter who explained the afternoon tea perfectly and gave us many options of teas/hot coffees and cocktails. The food was absolutely delicious and Ronald even offered to take our photo which was such a lovely touch. Even when it got busier Ronald ensures that we were getting the exact service to us as to everyone. Upon leaving, we bumped into George and Tomas and both were so delighted that we had enjoyed our visit and welcomed us back. All in all, one of the best experiences I’ve had in a hotel for afternoon tea! 100% service and 100% quality people!

  • By Elaine M from Bromley, Kent
    8 July 2019

    Wonderful London-themed afternoon tea. Very attentive staff, stylish venue, wonderful savouries and imaginative sweet products, e.g. in the shape of the Shard.

  • By TJPReview T from Paris
    5 July 2019

    Great food and great service

  • By Glenna K from San Diego
    28 June 2019

    London Landmarks afternoon tea is beautifully and cleverly presented, but service was not very impressive. We sat for a long time before anyone took our order (we had a reservation), and the restaurant was not busy — only 3 or 4 other tables (at least in the back room where we were seated). The server explained each course as she brought it, then 5-10 minutes later a colleague would come over and ask if our server had explained everything......this seemed very odd. No one refilled our water glasses until the very end of service, when someone else brought the credit card machine and noticed they were empty. Hotel doorman was very helpful — he not only gave us directions to the restaurant, but he actually walked us there and pointed out the washroom along the way.

  • By Erin P from Dublin
    15 June 2019

    This was an excellent Afternoon Tea experience. Several people in our group had dietary restrictions and our waiter very kindly explained all the options on the menu and any alternatives that could be offered for someone who is either dairy or gluten intolerant. The chief did a wonderful job adjusting the menu and everyone in our party had a wonderful time. I would highly suggest the landmark afternoon tea for anyone visiting London.

  • By Charlotte K from Kent
    15 June 2019

    The savouries were my favourite part of the afternoon tea- a wonderful addition which tasted amazing. The afternoon tea itself was one of the best I've had; beautiful place settings, wonderful ambience and attentive staff.

  • By Gloria S from Cheshire
    15 June 2019

    Lovely relaxing ambience, but waited nearly one hour to be served the main course ( we did not order a starter ). Naturally ,as the restaurant was only a quarter full ,we complained about the slow service. We had booked the table for 7-30, gave our order at 7-45 & did not receive it until 8-45.!! The Manager kindly offered us our desserts ‘ on the house ‘

  • By Sarah B from New York
    14 June 2019

    Lovely afternoon tea. Great atmosphere, bright room, lovely food presentation and novel treats. The starters were excellent. My only complaints are that the scones are too small and the jam far too runny - I struggled to keep it on my scone. Had to put the jam on first and then the clotted cream. Minor things in an otherwise lovely experience.

  • By Dana A from London
    11 June 2019

    The decor and atmosphere is exactly what I would have hoped for for an afternoon tea. The area we were seated in was also a good spot. We visited specifically for the Landmark afternoon tea. We did have a slight issue with them finding my booking but this was quickly resolved. The layout was gorgeous and the menu and souvenir map that you get to keep was very cute and all in keeping with the theme. The starters were delicious, although we did have to wait to tuck in for a colleague of the waiter who delivered our starter to come over and provide a back story to the dish. Having read this in the booklet I found this unnecessary, especially since we had a bit of a wait. I wondered if perhaps not all the waiters had been trained up for the afternoon tea experience. The spread to follow looked spectacular. The detail on the cakes were great and I loved them, sadly the taste/choice of flavours used were not as good as I expected. The gherkin was delicious. The lemon tart average, the rhubarb mousse was nice but sadly I am not a fan of rhubarb. The shard carrot cake and caramel mousse was the biggest let down, the cake was grainy and the mousse flavourless but it still looked great. I would have liked to have a more interesting mix of sandwiches but they were all well made and of a good standard. The scones were dry and not warm despite being wrapped in a napkin. I feel they would have been more appealing laid out as having them wrapped took away from the visual. The selection of teas seemed great and the teapot was a generous serving but the selection of cocktails seemed limited and no advice of cocktail pairing was offered. So all in all it was a bit of a mixed bag. It looked stunning and we enjoyed our time there but the menu could do with some work. Barbara who I believe is the hostess was amazing and gave the best service. We had a service change over and service was not consistent. With some tweaks I feel this experience could be improved dramatically!

  • By Aleksandra S from Edinburgh
    9 June 2019

    My Sunday Brunch in the Town House at the Kensington Hotel was a pleasurable experience. The beautiful scenery at Town House was perfect for celebrating this special birthday occasion. Interior design, lovely meal and desserts.. all 11 of out 10. However, I would highly recommend this place to my friends and also come back here at my next visit in London due to the excellent customer service. Thomas made me very feel special on that day and you should be proud of the customer service he delievers - professional and friendly.

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Town House at The Kensington Hotel
The Kensington Hotel 109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5LP
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