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The Kensington Wine Rooms

127 - 129 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP, England (Chelsea)
0207 727 8142
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Ranked #3,399 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Tapas, Bar, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It has been ages since I came here and Im pleased to say they still do the best Cote de Boeuf Ive ever tasted. My wife had the Lobster and she loved it. Liked the background Jazz but could hardly hear it which was a shame.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is officially my wine spot in west London. Its been open for a good few years but I only made it in a couple of weeks ago for the first time. Ive since been back 3 times, completely hooked on the array of wines they have by the glass and the really easy, cosy atmosphere they have there. One... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good place to meet up and sample a wide variety of wines by the glass - food consistently good, nothing flash but solid restaurant/ pub fare.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Four of us had dinner at Kensington Wine Rooms the other day. We had a fabulous time and were extremely well looked after by the friendly, attentive staff. The wine selection is fabulous and they have an incredible selection by the glass in glass-fronted dispensers. We had some delicious foie gras, grilled mackerel, asparagus for starters followed by rack of... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Always reliable! Great grilled mackerel salad, with fresh horseradish, pickled beetroot and watercress. And my companion had an endive, pear and blue cheese salad, full of fresh herbs. As always the food hits the spot. As it was lunch we stuck to a glass of wine each a white Le Soula from the Roussillon and a gorgeous Knoll Riesling from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Possibly one of the worst restaurants in London. On the night we were the wines were corked, I took 2 hours to get a steak and it was really expensive

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Oliver M, General Manager at The Kensington Wine Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Emanuele We are very sorry to hear of your experience and understand how infuriating those issues with your steak and wine would have been. It is very important to us that these mistakes are not repeated and we would be grateful if you could let us know which day you dined with us, approximately where you sat and any... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We came here to drink wine on my boyfriends birthday. The waitress was really nice and welcoming, and recommended us some great wines by the glass. We found a table in the sunshine on the pavement, and followed the life on the streets. Nice vibe to the place, easy to find.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Kensington Wine Rooms is a great event or drinks date with friends. They have hundreds of wines in special machines that you can try a sample, a small glass, or a large glass of any one you'd like. Everyone gets a "debit card" that they preload with money that they swipe to try them. Great way to interact and enjoy... More

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Teramo, Italy
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We've been here a few times, it's a great social place, especially if you're with a group who don't know each other well. The 'help yourself to wine' is a great conversation starter and creates movement and interest around the table rather than all staying put. I haven't used it as a 'work' type venue but probably would. Service is... More

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Pennsylvania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We went for lunch on a bank holiday Sunday when it was relatively quiet.They have a wonderful selection of wines by the glass with the option to buy a "tasting Card"which allows sampling more of the wines.The food is "Spanish "and just OK.Good endive walnut and blue cheese salad,watery and bland egg, chorizo and spinach bake but nicely grilled squid... More

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