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Arcadia Restaurant

35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England (Earls Court)
+44 (0)20 7937 4294
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Price range: $0 - $67
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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.
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We chose to eat here for an early supper. They do advertise 2 set courses for a very reasonable price but not a very exciting menu. The waiter informed us of the specials menu and we had 2 courses from that. It is our fault we did not ask the price, as we never saw it written down but instead... More

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Manchester
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Eating out in London can be challenging. There are many overrated, overcharging and superficial restaurants. However, Arcadia is one of the nicest restaurants I have had the pleasure to dine at in London in many years. Although the address is 35 Kensington High Street, the restaurant is located in an alleyway off the street. A small restaurant with a few... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We absolutely loved this restaurant! The food was fresh and delicious, the atmosphere (outside seating) was delightful and the service was very good. It is just "around the corner" and in the evening the locals who lived around or above came out on the street and chatted with neighbors. It was delightful to observe. We would definitely eat there again,... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely little Italian restaurant tucked out of the hustle and bustle - very good food and even better when you get the bill! - not tourist trap prices - could be why we've been a couple of times.

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SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Large group so they put us downstairs which was perfect. We could celebrate and talk and not bother other patrons. Edwardo was fun and suggested some good wine. Food and service did not disappoint and all enjoyed very much. This was our second visit and would highly recommend. Easy location near high street Kensington tube. Great!will return!!!!

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Espoo, Finland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Occassionaly we (group of 4) came across this restaurant for dinner. No free table on terasse, so we entered and went downstairs. Interior was very Italian, a bit shabby though. Service was good, positively eager and the waiter even recommended specialities outside printed menu, might have been priced pretty much higher, too. Dinner was really Italian, food was good, so... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Four us eat there recently after a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. We arrived close to closing time and were rushed into ordering as the waiter told us the kitchen was closing in five minutes. The food was reasonable but nothing special and the portions of ravioli, in particular, were tiny. Hardly enough for a starter let alone a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were taking a stroll through Kensington High Street and spotted this on a little side street. It had come recommended to us by my parents who frequent the place for lunch whenever they are in the area and it really didn't disappoint. It was almost 3pm when we arrived, we were seated promptly, and it was absolutely no problem... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We discovered Arcadia while wandering through the neighborhood looking for an interesting place to eat. We were very pleasantly surprised by the delightful decor, the friendly welcome, and most of all, by the truly delicious food. The service was top notch, and the Italian staff was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed it so much, we went back a second time... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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270 reviews 270 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I really couldn't fault anything at Arcadia. The decor was authentically Italian, the tables and chairs were comfortable, the staff very friendly and the food fresh, well cooked and above all, tasty. I should make particular mention of the ice cream (gelato) - probably the best I've had. There were 3 of us, one bottle of wine and it cost... More

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