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The Kensington Wine Rooms

127 - 129 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP, England (Chelsea)
+44 20 7727 8142
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Ranked #1,978 of 18,140 Restaurants in London
Price range: $15 - $60
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, Bistro, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Drogheda, Ireland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Staying nearby and The Wine Rooms was recommended for a midweek business dinner. Faultless service, food and wine. Had Calamari, steak and strudel. Sounds safe and almost boring but each dish was perfectly cooked and presented. Also, prices are quire reasonable for the quality and standard. Would highly recommend for a casual business dinner or with friends. On a midweek... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Felt like trying some new wines, I'd heard this place was known for having a large selection not just by the glass but by the sample, which is great for experimenting right?! I chatted to the lovely tall waiter who really did have great knowledge of the wine, he didn't seem interested in selling us the most expensive or what... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My husband and I had been on a night out and wanted to stop for a drink afterwards. We stumbled across the Wine Rooms walking back to our hotel. Upon entering we said we were just staying for a drink rather than food and quickly given a wine list. This was a completely new concept to us so we was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

High quality food, good and friendly service. Good dining room - spacious and calm. The special was a game pie which was excellent. Extensive wine list - with good value at the cheaper end. Attentive and discrete service.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went for a drink and dessert to the Kensington wine bar after spending a terrible evening at the Churchill arms next door. Very friendly staff. Certainly to recommend.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We found this place after an internet trawl and me and a mate went there for dinner on my last night in London. It was a short walk from the tube station and it was absolutely fantastic!! After eating at Michelin starred restaurants during my London stay I was happy to find food just as good with friendly service an... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

During a trip to London this weekend, I ended up having a free night to myself and decided to try out the Kensington Wine Rooms. I easily made a reservation for one about 4 hours earlier in the day. When I arrived, I had a very friendly greeting from the bar. I was offered a seat and some water and... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were happy to have the opportunity to find a great choice of second or third wines of prestigious Bordeaux's castles, very expensive if you are limited to the main wine. The quality of food was very good and the service fine. Not recommended for romantic dinner, the dining room is loud but the atmosphere is very pleasant. Don't miss... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went here lured by the extensive wine list by the glass, however we were also very impressed with the service and the food. Had the soft shell crab starter and the venison Carpaccio which were both very well cooked- only criticism is that the portions of the starters were pretty small. For mains we both had Iberico pork which... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having already visited the Fulham wine rooms we were familiar with the concept of the enomatic tasting system. This time we were here as a party of 4 for dinner. After sampling a few wines we were then able to choose various bottles to accompany dinner. The calamari entree was beautifully cooked, fresh and simple. The soft shell crab was... More 

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Additional Information about The Kensington Wine Rooms

Address: 127 - 129 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7727 8142
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 60
Cuisine: European, Bistro, Wine Bar

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