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109-113 Queen's Gate | The Kensington Hotel, London SW7 5LR, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #650 of 17,143 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $13 - $40
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Description: Situated inside the sophisticated Kensington Hotel in London, Aubrey Restaurant and Bar features an excellent modern British menu with an international influence. Aubrey Restaurant boasts timeless elegance and luxury, with smart green leather banquettes, Art Deco light fittings and parquet flooring. Michelin-starred Chef John Wood and Head Chef Russell Ford have devised a fine British menu including dishes such as roasted rack of lamb with confit potato or pan fried halibut with crab and potato croquets and shellfish sauce. There is an impressive wine list, while the sweet menu offers a selection of decadent desserts and fine British cheeses. Experience afternoon tea in an elegant English setting at the stylish Kensington Hotel, surrounded by original period features and open fireplaces. The modern English afternoon tea menu features fresh homemade scones and preserves including strawberry and rose petal jam, along with sandwiches and traditional cakes. There is an extensive tea menu and diners have the option of an indulgent champagne afternoon tea.
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73 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Leigh, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food is simple but extremely good, the service was first class, its a 10 min walk to the Albert Hall

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We dined here a couple of years ago. We have two young children so the fact it opens around 5.30pm for dinner is good for us. We expected the same standard of food as last time but were sorely disappointed... The food was poor, my wife commented our local pub grub was better. The restaurant has had a recent refurb... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of having tea at the Aubrey Restaurant recently. We were greeted at the door and shown to the lounge where tea was served. The room exudes old world charm with couches, marble tables and gilt framed oil paintings. Thanks to George service was friendly and relaxed. My husband selected green tea and I... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We booked in for afternoon tea and was told we had to book, which wasn't necessary as we were the only people there. The good things: - The tea was delicious. I had green tea with a slice of lemon. - The cakes were beautiful, and there were lots of them! - The atmosphere was great, very relaxing and although... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Aubrey/The Kensington Hotel is really good location. walking distance from South Kensington station, Natural history museum and Kightbridg Harrods. South Knsington area is alwayes busy and too mamy people Because of museum also good shopping spot too. Why I love this place Aubrey Because beautiful salon is quiet and peaceful. Also good afternoon tea ofcourse and friendly servise by waiters.... More

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Very nice venue but the food is extremely disappointing. Service was also very slow though the restaurant was quite empty. I will definitely not go back there for a meal, maybe for a tea...

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Great few hours spent having afternoon tea, very good range of teas and delicious cakes and nice ambiance. Very good service from George. Highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant near Royal Albert Hall to meet up and have a late lunch/early lunch dinner and found the Aubrey. Booked for 5 of us at 4,15 so we could relax, catch up and dine before leaving for our show at 8. Music was little loud but it was turned down upon our request. Food and... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My sister and I had lunch at the Aubrey restaurant and couldn't have had a better experience. Leonardo and Olga were extremely attentive and offered great advice about what food to order. When it arrived - just delicious. Beautifully decorated hotel, smart atmosphere and a very friendly feel to it. Would definitely recommend!

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I had lunch on a Saturday and had no problems getting a table, The staff were excellent, setting the right balance of being efficient without making us feel , I had the set 3-course menu food which was very tasty And the Doyle burger was juicy and well cooked Wine options were good plus price and variety) I would recommend... More

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