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Kensington Roof Gardens

99 Kensington High Street | Kensington, London W8 5SA, England (Earls Court)
+44 20 7937 7994
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Ranked #1,487 of 17,213 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $90 - $123
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing food, great service, great location. Only disappointment was the fact that we didn't get to see the gardens due to the fact that it didn't open until 9pm (our dinner ressie was at 6pm) and then we would have to pay a cover of 10 pounds. This was disappointing being that we had just spend 80+ pounds each on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wow,wow,wow. Visited the place on 10\09\14 and must say it was brilliant from scenery to food the staff are very good and nothing is to much trouble for them. The food was superb the gardens are lovely and the flowers outstanding. I would visit this place again without fail. As we live in Somerset it is a long trip, but... More

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Kensington Roof Gardens, responded to this review

I think it is only right that we start by saying ‘wow’ followed very quickly by thank you for your glowing review! It was an absolute pleasure to read, and we very much appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. We know there are a lot of places to choose from in London, and we really appreciate you... More

Horley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What an amazing place. This is my third visit and the gardens were open this time! Check that they are open if you want to see the gardens. There is a river with flamingoes and ducks and a Spanish garden and Tudor garden! Amazing! The restaurant has a set menu for lunchtime which is very good value and the food... More

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Kensington Roof Gardens, responded to this review

We were thrilled to read your recent review of Babylon and even more delighted to hear that you’ve visited on a number of occasions and plan to come back again. We really appreciate your comments and will be sure to feedback to the restaurant manager and the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Babylon and the... More

Horsens, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I can see why this place is popular. It is also hugely expensive, and for all your money you get unprepared and borderline rude staff, messed up time tables, and not a single flamingo in sight. There were ducks, though. The food (a well-stocked but not very impressive BBQ-buffet) gave me a mild case of... uh... indigestion, but fortunately this... More

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Kensington Roof Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to feedback following your recent visit to The Roof Gardens. I was very sorry to hear of your disappointment with our BBQ and your overall experience at the Roof Gardens along with not being able to see our flamingos; we do put them to bed during the evenings so this may have been the... More

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been to the Roof Gardens, Babylon restaurant, and club numerous times and I have to say every time I visit I have a lovely evening. The past two times we have visited the restaurant on a Tuesday as we love the live jazz music. The menu is varied and there is always something lovely to eat. I really... More

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Kensington Roof Gardens, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to read your review and to hear that you are a returning guest who has enjoyed all that The Roof Gardens and Babylon has to offer. Our live jazz on Tuesday evenings have proved extremely popular and we look forward to welcoming you back to Babylon and The Roof Gardens very soon. Once again thank... More

Stockholm, Sverige
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing lunch, the service was absolutely excellent as usually in London. But the food was delicious fortunately was not the chef at all English. which perhaps partly explains the matter, I hope I'm not rude, if so, I apologize immediately.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a one-off experience in London and worth making the trip to Kensington. Lunch in the restaurant is pricey but worthwhile for the experience (£50 head for two courses with a glass of wine and coffee). Service and food first rate. We were able to wander out onto the terrace (8 to 10 foot) outdoor strip but were unable... More

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London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went there for a private event. The place is litterarly spectacular. Drinks and food are nice, but the terrace with the garden and the falmingos is definitely something unique for London and for big cities in general. Even if is only for a drink, it is worth going upthere once!!

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Kensington Roof Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback following your recent event experience at The Roof Gardens. Needless to say I have shared your comments with the entire team who were delighted to hear them! We hope to welcome you back to The Roof Gardens very soon. Kind regards Sam Wilson General Manager Sam.wilson@roofgardens.virgin.com More

Cambs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The roof gardens and terrace bar is one of my fave places to visit when in London. I love the views, the cocktails (on the expensive side but you do get what you pay for) and the service is very good. It's a good idea to phone in advance if you're wanting to visit the gardens as a few times... More

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Kensington Roof Gardens, responded to this review

It was so lovely to read your review and hear that The Roof Gardens is one of your favourite places to visit when you are in London, so thank you for taking the time to share your comments. It would appear you saw the terrace just before we gave it some TLC! Safe to say we have spruced it up... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Not sure what the hype is all about! Don't get me wrong cocktails were good and service excellent but I was expecting a better venue and better atmosphere. The name roof gardens gives the impression it's a open roof terrace but it's just a 7ft wide outdoor strip that surrounds the indoor restaurant. Enjoyed the cocktails and bar snacks but... More

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GeneralManagerRG, General Manager at Kensington Roof Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on our cocktails along with noting the excellent service you received as they are great for the team to read. Babylon is situated on the 7th floor and our terrace overlooks the English Woodland, one of three gardens that make up The Roof Gardens on the floor below. When the... More

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