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Arcadia Restaurant

#4,345 of 17,322 Restaurants in London
#4,664 of 18,244 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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tin foil!

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Kit66K
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Burton on Trent
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Arcadia Ristorante Italiano located at 35 High Street Kensington is wonderful! Located on a side street; My husband and I were staying at the Kensington Close and decided to take a walk. Found this great little place! The service and food was so inviting! The presentation was awesome. The waiters were full of personality; we really enjoy it when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I walk past this restaurant 2-3 times per week and always wanted to check it out. It had all the 'look' of a great little local Italian eaterie, quirky and attractive. Sat outside on a sunny day for a quick lunch with the family. Ordered the chicken milanese (pan fried breaded chicken breast) for 3 and a tuna salad. What... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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91 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Everything about this place was dull and lacklustre which is a shame as its in a great location. The service is erratic. We were abruptly shown to our table with a menu and our drink order was curtailed when the waiter had to go off. The service improved when our friends regular at the place came. My carpaccio with truffles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A little gem off kensington high street _ this Italian has a quirky interior design and a wonderful menu th a t took some discussion to choose as it all sounded enticing. Eventually decided we both were delighted with our choice very well cooked wonderful flavours and would definitely return to try out more of their menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had limited time and were looking for somewhere to eat before going to see Follies at the Royal Albert Hall. We were trying to avoid the restaurant chains and found Arcadia by chance down a side street. We were greeted warmly and given the menu - we decided to go for the two-course set menu. My husband had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The food and service were great. Love the decor - very off beat. Highly recommend. Had the clams and mussels and pasta - would come any time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Enjoyed a delicious meal with my hubby. Just off the main drag in Kensington. Loves the pumpkin ravioli and the mussel and clam starter. Finished with the crema di catalana.

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Huddersfield
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38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We are from Yorkshire but this restaurant was recommended to us so we planned the visit. Great spot, appealing décor and atmospheric. The staff were friendly, chatty and polite. The food was good from start to finish and the bottle of wine helped. There is little to say as what do you want from a good restaurant? Good food, nice... More 

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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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