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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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Price range: $16 - $65
Cuisines: European, Bistro, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were a party of two and went on a Sunday evening. We arrived at 7:30pm and were not served until 20 mins later with food arriving a tidy hour after being seated. On multiple occasions, i had tried to get the waiters attention to: obtain the menu, get a drink, order food, find out where my food was after... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went there with friend and the quality of food was very good. The service was also really good with a good attention to everything, complementary water is given when arriving and there is a very good choice of wines. We had a very good explanation on wines and food pairing. I would definitetly go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed a great meal - grilled lobster with a bottle of wine. Helped by knowledgeable and friendly staff who made the dining experience even more enjoyable. Will definitely be going back.

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58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Pretentious place, but very average food. And expensive. The staff was better than many places. The steak was good and the wine was average. They were not really able to give good wine suggestions. The place can be given a miss.

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had steaks here and they were a bit tough until we were given (on request) a steak knife. The service was a little amateurish in fact, and we had to ask for several things that should have been provided without asking. Quality overall was good. Wine by the glass was expensive. Traffic noise from the busy road outside (buses)... More

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

Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear about our sloppy service. We will certainly be taking your comments on board so that we are sharper in the future. I hope you do give us another try, perhaps to sample our brunch options. Kind regards, Ollie More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great place to have a few glasses of rare wine with some yummy nibbles. Wine is dispensed though machines so all you have to do is top up your wine card with credit and they leave you to it to taste as you please.

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

Hi Talal Thank you for the review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed sampling wine from our Enomatic machines. We have just started with a new set of wines in the Enomatics, focusing on the wines of the Jura, so I hope we see you soon for more tasting! All the best Ollie More

London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I pass this place almost daily but just never thought of going in. I guess the name put me off! Anyway I digress I did go today invited by a friend and I loved the place. Wooden tables and wooden high tables with wine fridges for sampling the various wines is what meets you in the first room where we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

it's a great joy and a moment of happiness for us when we find a restaurant like Kensington Wine Rooms. A huge selection of wines from all around the world and a great food. One of the best steak I have ever had with a great sauce. Service is very friendly and nice. We have already been here twice in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Easy walk from Notting hill Gate station. Very cute and rustic. Food was simple, but perfectly prepared. Service was great. And then there is wine! A great concept. Either order from menu just like everywhere else or try their card club. Fill a card with funds (think top-up oyster) and then go to wine wall where you can drop your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had a dinner a few weeks ago with friends and we had a very nice time. The staff was attentive and my food was really nice. I had the pork for main which was delicious and it was a very balanced plate without the unnecessary carbs but a tasty bed of greenery. I tried the chocolate budding with salted... More

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