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The Kensington Wine Rooms

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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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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great for evening, excellent for brunch

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"

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Scipion-Paris
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Paris, France
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712 restaurant reviews
435 helpful votes 435 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Daventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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Watertown, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Now that I live in the neighborhood, I am starting to review various nearby restaurants that I frequent. This place has some significant positives: 1. Nice way to sample a broad selection of wines 2. Good food (not breakthrough, but solid) 3. Good atmosphere My main negatives: 1. They put singles onto tiny uncomfortable high-tops; maybe a reservation would help?... More 

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

Dear Shantap Thank you for your feedback. It makes us really happy to hear you enjoyed the wine and food selection as well as the atmosphere. I was at pains to read your bad experience with one of the team, though. Our aim is to welcome our guests here like we would friends into our own home and Im sorry... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Enomatic machines let you try just a bit (or not) of several wines for a fair price. The collection os not huge, but it interesting enough. Atmosphere and service are nice.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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
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12 restaurant reviews
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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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Perth
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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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Restaurant Details

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 15 - 62
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?