Review on Kensington Place

Kensington Place on Kensington Church Street, a glass-fronted old stager was at the forefront of London's brasserie revolution when it opened its doors in 1987. Founder Rowley Leigh's time is now taken up with other projects (including Le Café Anglais in Whiteley's Shopping Centre, Bayswater), but KP as it's affectionately called just keeps on rolling. The interior has now been updated by British designer and former creative director of the Conran shop Polly Dickens and new head chef Tim Peirson has refreshed the menu, with a strong focus on fish and shellfish.

To start there's the restaurant's popular starter of fish soup, rouille, croutons and gruyère or maybe seared swordfish, sesame, soy and mirin. Main courses take in salt cod and leek fishcake, duck egg paired with chive sauce or for the carnivores among you there could be braised suckling pig, wild mushrooms and potato purée

The Kensington Place wine list is as eclectic and wide ranging as its customers, and it's noted for its selection by the glass. Attached to the restaurant is a fish shop selling all sorts of seafood and other goodies; it does a roaring trade for cocktail parties and picnics.

Kensington Place is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Modern European / Seafood


Tim Peirson

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Tue-Fri (3.30pm Sat-Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Thu (11.00pm Fri-Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Kensington Place

  • Childrens menu
  • Pre theater meals
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 110 covers
  • Family Friendly


Kensington Place
201 - 209 Kensington Church Street
West London
W8 7LX

Nearest tube station: Notting Hill Gate

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