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Arcadia Restaurant

#4,410 of 17,750 Restaurants in London
#4,748 of 18,675 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, Late Night, 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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Arcadia versus Prezzo

We walked from the Kensington Close hotel the short distance to Kensington Court off Kensington High Street looking for somewhere to eat, last time we ate at Prezzo, but this time we thought we would try Arcadia. We had no trouble getting a table, the food was good, we both opted for fettuccine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We walked from the Kensington Close hotel the short distance to Kensington Court off Kensington High Street looking for somewhere to eat, last time we ate at Prezzo, but this time we thought we would try Arcadia. We had no trouble getting a table, the food was good, we both opted for fettuccine bolognese, with a nice bottle of house... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wow... Fantastic food, one of the best italian restaurants I've ever been in London. Try "crocchette" to start and then a special.... You won't be disappointed, as italian I can promise it s like eating at your gramma!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food was average, little fish in my pasta, stuck in the 1980 restaurant, never again! Carpaccio was nice but no cooking involved! My girlfriend's sea bass was not the best, too much oil, and said that my spinach tasted better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place is under-rated! I am from San Francisco which has a history of great Italian food. My wife and I ate here twice this week and lived it! We had the Carpaccio apetizer both times - it was the best I have had in Europe! We had Ossobuco on risotto the first time and fish (halibut and tuna) tonite.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a late lunch/early evening meal at Arcadia before going to the proms and chose the restaurant as it was between Leighton House which we visited earlier and the Royal Albert Hall. It being an odd time the restaurant was quiet with a handful of tables taken. The service was good and friendly. I chose mussels and clams to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Upon arrival we were greeted by a short Italian man who hadn't shaved his moustache in a few days, I thought ho hum lets get on with it. He then showed us to our seats which were ok but there was some man (probably Turkish) sat in his van blocking our view of the cobbled street, this was less than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a lovely lunch on a sunny summers day watching the world go by. Portions could be larger for the price. Would I go again? Maybe

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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
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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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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?