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The Kensington Wine Rooms

#1,725 of 17,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
European, Wine Bar, Spanish, British
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127-129 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LP, England
+44 20 7727 8142
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank b0bbing
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to taste a lot of different wines By the Glass, you can get a card and go around the wine-pouring machines tasting 25ml of each wine, or have a full glass if you like. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, the wine list has a very good range and good value for money wines. Will definitely come... More 

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Thank WineGoodlife
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a poor experience here the other day. Wine list comprised of unfathomable, very overpriced wine of indifferent quality. We were relieved of £27 plus "advisory" 12.5% tip for a total of two very indifferent glasses of white wine. First waiter had no clue about what what the obscure wines on the list were like, second wasn't much better.

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Thank PerthRaw
Robert B, General Manager at The Kensington Wine Rooms, responded to this review

Hi PerthRaw, Thanks for visiting Kensington Wine Review and thanks for your review. Kensington Wine Rooms has 40 wines by the sample and glass which puts us in the unique position to be able to offer some weird and wonderful wines. We also have a large selection of classic wines, currently offering Sancerre, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône, Burgundy, Rioja, Mendoza,... More 

Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to come here quite a lot but it must be a couple of years since I last ate here and I once gave it 5 stars so something now seems to have changed very much for the worse. For one thing the place was practically empty. (It was a Sunday evening but so was it on some of... More 

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Robert B, General Manager at The Kensington Wine Rooms, responded to this review

Hi Patrickkm123, Thanks for your visit to Kensington Wine Rooms and reviews. I am really sorry the food didn’t live up to expectations on this occasion. I appreciate your feedback and while dishes are under constant review we will be looking particularly closely at the calamari dish you describe. I would just like to address a couple of points. You... More 

Birmingham UK
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Great little wine bar with tasting bottles and knowledgeable and informative staff. We had a cheese plate too which was delicious! Highly recommended if you're visiting Notting Hill, Kensington Palace or the P ark.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We were two and ordered four starters to share and one bottle of wine (Hermitage 2000 above 80GBP). Food was nothing exceptional but it was ok. Total was 130GBP. When they made me taste the wine, I immediately smell a lot of VA but the palate was not damaged even if tasteless. I wanted to get the opinion of my... More 

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Thank Jonathan V
Robert B, General Manager at The Kensington Wine Rooms, responded to this review

Our policy is to change any wine that a guest does not enjoy, corked or otherwise. This is a routine part of our business with an average week seeing more than a dozen wines returned. We do not require a sommelier to taste or smell the wine, it is quickly replaced by the waiter or waitress serving your table. If... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Ate here twice while staying in London recently. Wonderful service and loved the whole concept of diverse and eclectic wine tasting. We were able to taste an extensive selection of wines and find the perfect match to accompany our meals. For the most part the food was excellent, however the gnocchi main was not great -- dense and lacking taste.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a restaurant with a wine room in the front. It's perfect for guests who want to taste several different wine by the glas as they have a pretty good selection. You can even buy a card that you top up so you can serve yourself from on of their fancy machines. The food is ok, nothing more unfortunately.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

It was a last minute decision to go to the Wine Rooms as that was just about the only decent wine specialist which was close enough from the bar we were at and would open until midnight on a Sunday. It came to a pleasant surprise that the range has passed out expectations. From the pictures, we thought they only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $52
Cuisine
European, Wine Bar, Spanish, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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