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The Kensington Wine Rooms

#1,737 of 17,329 Restaurants in London
#1,859 of 18,251 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
European, Bistro, Wine Bar
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127 - 129 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP, England
+44 20 7727 8142
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent light lunch

We were looking for a quick-ish lunch before heading onto a wedding, and we fancied a nice glass of wine to accompany. This is the place. Great corner table and some really good lunchtime food. The service fairly slow, but otherwise excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
David6543
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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a quick-ish lunch before heading onto a wedding, and we fancied a nice glass of wine to accompany. This is the place. Great corner table and some really good lunchtime food. The service fairly slow, but otherwise excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dinner with friends, first time for all of us. Menu offered plenty for our palates - entrees of Grilled Calamari, Soft shell crab, Foie Gras. Mains of Duck, Lamb, Chateaubriand. These dishes were all well executed - not over cooked, all succulent, good flavours and combinations. The only downside on the food, maybe the dishes were a tad small given... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very pleased to discover this excellent eatery only 15 mins walk from Opera Holland Park (but make sure you have a map to distinguish the cut throughs from the cul de sacs en route) for a terrific pre-performance supper. This is primarily a wine bar but the food is very good indeed and each dish has a recommended wine alongside... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stopped in for a light dinner and we're not disappointed. Not only is this a wine bar, but the back room is a restaurant that serves lovely food. We enjoyed a bowl of lovely pea, mint and watercress soup, followed by Iberico ham, sliced thin and venison carpaccio. It was a perfect assortment for a light dinner. And the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I find this gem as I was looking for a nice wine bar near my hotel. They have a good selection of wine by the glass and a simple but nice looking menu. I have the sea bass and crab risotto. The wait staff is very friendly despite they are busy. I will go there any time versus a pub... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A business colleague and friend picked this place, which I did not know. Beware: it is not an easy area to find a parking spot. The interior, and staff, is welcoming. I always like a bit of a booth. I think this was some of the best meat I have had in the UK! And the extensive wine-by-the-glass menu added... More 

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The evening didn't start too happily as the restaurant denied we had a booking but then their friendly side took over and we were immediately accommodated. The wine rooms consist of a place to buy and drink wine at the front and a warmly decorated restaurant behind. Pleasant colours and mainly candle lit with only occasional soft jazz playing in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Myself and my friend made a last minute reservation late on a Friday evening, where the staff happily accommodated us (right up to 15 minutes past closing after we stumbled out after a bottle or two of red...). The food was fantastic, the atmosphere comforting, décor was sharp and staff were on the ball.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very nice wine bar with large choice of wine by glass thanks to Enomatic machines with delicious tapas in the evening. On Sunday much calmer, with very good brunch and especially perfectly prepared egg Benedict/Florentin. Definitely worth a visit either for evening drink or Sunday brunch"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited the Kensington Wine Rooms for the first time last Saturday for lunch. The day was very cold and grey. Once inside the Wine rooms our whole day changed. We were met with a very warm welcome, the waiter even offered me a glass of hot water to warm my hands. How good is that. The food is very... 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
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 16 - 63
Cuisine: European, Bistro, Wine Bar

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 - 129 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7727 8142

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 63
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro, Wine Bar
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

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