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Arcadia Restaurant

#3,751 of 17,149 Restaurants in London
#4,001 of 18,029 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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dull

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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120 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We happened to be in Kensington and were planning to go for a walk in the park. Planned on grabbing a quick sandwich but happen to pass this little Italian just of Kensington High Street whilst we were looking and decided to pop in for lunch. Restaurant was fairly quiet with what I guess were a few regulars enjoying their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a find. My wife and I had a great time at this restaurant, the atmosphere was great, busy but relaxing. The food was superb and the service was excellent. Will be coming back!

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is our second visit to Arcadia. On both occasions we found the staff to be friendly and efficient. There's a good mix of meat, fish and pasta dishes on the menu and we all enjoyed the dishes we had (particularly the prawns in garlic and oil). Our vegetarian diner was pleased with the choice of meat free dishes as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A great find just off the High Street in Kensington. This is a gem of a restaurant with a wonderful aroma of Italian flavors greeting you the minute you walk in the door. Service was fantastic, homemade pasta and sauces exceeded expectations and portions were generous.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?