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Arcadia Restaurant

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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great find

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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New Canaan, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Merseyside
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Just left this miserable place where they attempt to put on a service charge for grunting and barely looking up to acknowledge your presence. Food overpriced and less than average. A nice little strawberry could have raised the ante slightly in the £9.95 Kir Royals . Bland and a disappointing end to a otherwise lovely trip to London . I... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We came here for dinner as a group. The restaurant is very pleasant with interesting decor and pleasant and efficient staff. We had three courses, all of which were of very high quality. Mains are generally reasonable. Starters and desserts are slightly higher than normal price. Drinks are quite expensive and thinks like bread for the table similarly. A 12.5%... More 

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London, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A party of four of us went to Arcadia on new Year's Eve, They had put the boat out and the restaurant looked lovely - white balloons, glitzy hats and poppers and sparkles on the floor. I have eaten here often and the food is consistently good and was so on the night. The staff too are charming. The only... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My family and I have dined at this restaurant many times on our London visits over the past ten years. It's always been quirky and fun but it's become tired. Other restaurants have opened nearby and it almost feels like the Arcadia is being overshadowed by new and more exciting venues. Our lobster pasta dish arrived with a very unappetizing... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A group of 6 of us visited Arcadia for dinner after watching tennis in the Royal Albert Hall. We were very early for our booking but there was no problem and the service was prompt and professional. Food was very good, a decent menu and a range of prices including (before 6pm) a set menu. The halibut was particularly noteworthy.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Without a booking they found us a table v.quickly. Service was very friendly ,wine chosen and brought to the table to taste efficiently. All food choices were cooked from scratch and were exquisite. By the time London service charge was added to the bill it worked out at £38 per head approx for 2 courses. We felt for what dining... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Neighborhood restaurant, food average, service is ok . Sole was good . Risotto below average . Nice vegetable soup. Salads with nuts was good. Not going again .

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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 0 - 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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