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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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Warm and Friendly

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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London, England
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London, England
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206 reviews 206 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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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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Daventry, United Kingdom
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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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Watertown, Massachusetts
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65 helpful votes 65 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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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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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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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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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 - 60
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?