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Arcadia Restaurant

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35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
442079374294
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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: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service but now looking tired

Revisited this restaurant after two years and have to say our memories were slightly tarnished by the way the owners have let the decor and furnishings deteriorate. That a side the food is fab and the staff very friendly. Good Italian food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
SUZANNE T
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff here are fab and the place has a great atmosphere, however not all the food was good. The shellfish risotto was apparently very nice. the mixed shellfish dish which was the most expensive on the menu, however, seemed poor value in comparison. My 'veal' with potatoes and mange tout was mainly potatoes and mange tout; the meat was... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited this restaurant after two years and have to say our memories were slightly tarnished by the way the owners have let the decor and furnishings deteriorate. That a side the food is fab and the staff very friendly. Good Italian food.

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1 Thank SUZANNE T
Langkawi, Malaysia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Had dinner at here and the food was excellent. Great service and friendly staff. The atmosphere was great with full house all the times during dinner and great wines too. Will come back again soon

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I ate at Arcadia for the first time a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it! We both had appetizers, bread and fish dishes and thought the food and service and superb. We were too full for dessert, but other patrons nearby had ordered dessert and it looked delicious. It's a bit pricey, but worth it.

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Thank Buffy T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The most wonderful authentic Italian food I have ever had! This place is a hidden gem. The staff are excellent, warm , funny, charming and made us feel at home. The food is divine. Homemade fresh pasta, (the bolognaise is heavenly), dishes which are authentic to Italy and no such things as brushetta or garlic bread thank god! A warm... More 

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1 Thank Katharine H
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Arcadia Restaurant is an excellent place in Kensington, London. Food is great, coffee amazing, wifi works fine as well. It's really unique. Top recommendation!

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Seeking an early dinner we happened on Arcadia off High Stree Kensington. Typically Italian ambience and food, sharing a starter then moving on to risotto and gnocchi which were very good. Only problem was the over attentive service, waiters pouring wine into your glass after almost every mouthful. This was possibly because it was so quite at the time. Will... More 

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1 Thank Phil S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We saw the set menu price of 12.95 for 3 courses and decided it was definitely worth a shot, given most mains alone cost more than that in the area. After being seated, we were initially disappointed by the fact that the set menu only had two options for each course, Starters- Bruschetta/Soup Mains-Pangasius/Tomato Spaghetti Desserts- Apple tart/Blueberry Semifreddo Although... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled into this cosy Italian hidden restaurant by mistake, and was so pleased with the service and quality of food. It's one of those intimate Italian eateries that are perfect for couples or maximum four people as the place is small although there is a seating area downstairs. The bruschetta was so delicious although it looked bland at first... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

It's always a surprise that there aren't loads of eating places near to the Royal Albert Hall. Anyway, without having booked (now we know better!), we trawled around the area looking for somewhere and we declined as fully booked. However.............. On the offchance, we tried Arcadia who did everything they could to accommodate us and found us a table for... More 

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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: 442079374294

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?