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Arcadia Restaurant

#4,217 of 17,568 Restaurants in London
#4,529 of 18,492 Places to Eat in London
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Earls Court
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35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
+44 (0)20 7937 4294
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: An eccentric Italian restaurant in the heart of London���s upmarket...
An eccentric Italian restaurant in the heart of London���s upmarket Kensington, Arcadia is a welcome change from the hushed atmosphere and all-white d��cor of the area���s usual dining offerings. Bright and outlandish, the surroundings here at Arcadia are anything but neutral, with murals on the walls, quirky colour schemes and character aplenty. Likewise, the service is friendly and cheerful, the staff laughing along with guests as they dart from table to table, serving food and topping up wine glasses. Arcadia���s bustling kitchen is the origin of an all Italian menu of authentic classic dishes, all with a homemade, traditional flavour with most items made in house, including the fabulous hand-prepared pasta featured in a wide array of the dishes. A bit of a hidden gem amongst the many typically Kensington-friendly restaurants, the Arcadia is packed with personality and authenticity, providing its guests with an always memorable fun and colourful dining experience including high quality food, a good selection of drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food

We had some lovely food at this restaurant The service was fantastic and was served with a very authentic Italian feel. We were served a complimentary Lemon Chello after to finish off our dinner. The food lacked some flavour but still lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Sami B
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to sit outside for an evening meal after a lovely sunny day, and how fortunate were we to find this restaurant. The waiters could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The food was beautifully presented, quality ingredients and very tasty. The bread was lovely, fresh and light, the Puddings were perfect. I had a... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The starter took 75 minutes to arrive and the main course another 60 minutes - all of this from the set menu. The chicken was overcooked and rubbery. The waiters were unhelpful and rude. Will not be going back. The resataurant needs to learn that they exist to serve their customers rather than the customers seving the dilatory waiters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had some lovely food at this restaurant The service was fantastic and was served with a very authentic Italian feel. We were served a complimentary Lemon Chello after to finish off our dinner. The food lacked some flavour but still lovely.

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food was fantastic, the ambiance was nice; there was music in the background, and the wait staff was terrific. Coming from America, I didn't know about the service charge of 10% which was automatically added. We generally tip 20%+, so when I questioned the staff, they explained it, and I added an additional 10%...it was worth it!

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Holbrook, New York
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240 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food was excellent by real Italian waiters. Everything was a la carte. Even the bread and water you had to pay for which is very unusual. Dessert was good. We didn't care for the smoke from the smokers outside blowing inside. Still, the fettuccine bolognese and service was good.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a nice meal here but got stung on the price of a starter. Not advertised mozzarella and tomato sounded lovely tasted lovely, almost double the price of all the other starters. A bitter taste at the end of an otherwise enjoyable meal

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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We wanted Italian food and the sun was shining and we could have been in any Italian city eating alfresco! Very good service, very good food, good menu selection even a set menu if you wanted. Good place for people watching if wanting.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

There is a prezzo across the way so I think this place gets missed sometimes, but I think the food was good for the price we paid. Staff are all lovely and friendly! Give it a go!

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Burton on Trent
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After a long day at the World Triathlon Series not far away at Hyde Park, myself and 4 colleagues wandered out to find some food. It's Saturday evening and we haven't booked so things aren't looking great. However, turn off the main drag if Kensington High Street and there is a plethora of quaint little places and this is one.... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Called into this restaurant a couple of weeks ago, without a reservation. Quiet restaurant with little atmosphere not particularly welcoming. Reasonable menu, service OK. Not impressed to have my meal served in tin foil which was then folded under the edges of my plate!

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Additional Information about Arcadia Restaurant

Address: 35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7937 4294
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 67
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
  • Neighborhood: Earls Court
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7937 4294

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 67
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

An eccentric Italian restaurant in the heart of London���s upmarket Kensington, Arcadia is a welcome change from the hushed atmosphere and all-white d��cor of the area���s usual dining offerings. Bright and outlandish, the surroundings here at Arcadia are anything but neutral, with murals on the walls, quirky colour schemes and character aplenty. Likewise, the service is friendly and cheerful, the staff laughing along with guests as they dart from table to table, serving food and topping up wine glasses. Arcadia���s bustling kitchen is the origin of an all Italian menu of authentic classic dishes, all with a homemade, traditional flavour with most items made in house, including the fabulous hand-prepared pasta featured in a wide array of the dishes. A bit of a hidden gem amongst the many typically Kensington-friendly restaurants, the Arcadia is packed with personality and authenticity, providing its guests with an always memorable fun and colourful dining experience including high quality food, a good selection of drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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