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The Kensington Wine Rooms

#1,548 of 17,236 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, British, Wine Bar
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127-129 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP, England
+44 20 7727 8142
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to KWR before and I have had some mixed feelings about it, especially the food. However, on this recent visit I went for dinner with 6 friends. The service was friendly, the food was very very good and yet again their wine list is great! They have some gems and this time they had, amongst others, a 2000... More 

Thank Mats K
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the best fish and chips with minted peas. Fabulous and just 10 pounds. Having walked all morning the unlimited table water was also welcome. With a great wine list I added a Sancerre to my lunch

Thank mvogue
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If the name of your establishment contains the word wine in it, you would expect the wine list to be deep and varied. While the place itself is nice, and had a nice atmosphere and decent service, I thought the wine list was very average. There are only about a dozen red's and almost no Italian's (although one of the... More 

Thank russth
ThorGudmundsson, Owner at The Kensington Wine Rooms, responded to this review

Hello Russth, I'm sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We do in fact have a core wine list of 100 still wines, plus about 40 'fine & rare' and another 30 or so sweets, fortifieds and sparkling. We offer 40 still wines by the glass at any one time, all on show in the 5 wine dispensers, of which... More 

Kingston, Canada
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I popped in for a glass of wine before taking up our reservation at Clarke's just across the street. The service was very friendly and the wine by the glass carefully curated and reasonably priced. The food offerings also looked interesting and worth another visit. Unfortunately we were leaving London the next day but will certainly keep... More 

1 Thank David M
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good time spent at this venue. Menu is not quite wide but however selection is good. Great selection of wine as well. Enjoyable dinner.

1 Thank 8worldtraveler6
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent Saturday night with friends celebrating my birthday, and this restaurant/wine bar has the most relaxing atmosphere. The staff (especially Michael) were very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the wine and food, but in no way over bearing. Tasting the various wines from between £1 and £2 was a great way to discover other wines and get away from going... More 

1 Thank ShedandDim
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Popped in to see if dinner was possible on a Saturday night. The place looked busy but we were accommodated very quickly. Staff were very attentive and I really liked the free water, both still and sparkling, on the table. Most restaurants charge for water now and that really irks me! Made our food selection and after discussing our wine... More 

1 Thank Sammy A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've been at the Wine Rooms last week and I had a really good time with my friends. The food is so good, they have a small menu but you can feel how fresh the food is. The selection of wine is varied. We did a wine tasting with a wine card, we tasted almost all of the wines. Nice... More 

Thank il bambi g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great fun concept. You are given a pre-paid card at the bar & then sample as many wines as your credit will allow. Fab, fun, interesting wines from a big variety of price range. Nibbles great too

Thank Helene D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Wine card Enomatic system with really interesting and different wines available. Nothing dull although a good selection of classic wine too. Good reasonably priced food and snacks is also served but the wine is the main draw here. Service was spot on - present, friendly and knowledgeable but not overbearing.

Thank b0bbing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $49
European, British, Wine Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127-129 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7727 8142

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?