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#19 of 17,412 Restaurants in London
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PRICE RANGE
$33 - $56
CUISINES
Bar, British, Gastropub, Dining bars
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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South Kensington
0.5 miles from Natural History Museum
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Outdoor Seating Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from the service to the food was 5/5 stars. Every member of the staff was exceptionally friendly and clearly passionate about food and drink. I can’t recommend this place enough from the wild mushrooms, croquettes, and amazing chocolate tart. The tea infused old fashioned...was amazing and everyone said their drink was incredible. I cannot recommend Publiq enough. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Team L, Owner at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jake, Thank you for leaving a review on both Google and TripAdvisor. We wish to see you again soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food but the most important part is the hospitality shown by the staff. You feel well taken care of and valued. The cocktails were also very impressive.

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Team L, Guest Relations Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ben, Thank you very much for review. We are pleased to hear you had a good time at Publiq. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff talked us through the menu. Beautifully presented dishes and wonderful flavours. Seek out this little gem, definitely worth a visit. We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Team L, Guest Relations Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andy, Thank you very much for you incredible review. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Theses days a place has to be very good or truly awful to persuade me to write a review; Publiq. is very definitely in the first category. Online booking was simple with good text follow up. The location is extremely convenient for the Royal Albert...Hall and the restaurant was full of Promenaders when we visited, which makes the impeccable service all the more creditable, given almost everyone wanted to leave at the same time. The staff knew everything about the ingredients, their provenance and what they contributed to each dish. They were also extremely friendly and efficient. The food has a middle-eastern feel and the ordering style is a selection of sharing plates rather in the manner of tapas. We enjoyed mauve aubergines, pork, Guinea Fowl and some truly excellent and perfectly cooked turbot, each in a distinctive sauce or marinade. There was a wonderful refreshing salad of green tomatoes, Japanese style cucumber and herbs. Publiq. Is not cheap, but the food, service and general ambience justify the price. If I was looking for a criticism I would go for the wine list. Rather limited and less value than the food, but this is being picky. Definitely one to repeat.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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The Team L, Guest Relations Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tony, Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are very pleased to hear you truly enjoyed your experience here. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon with hopefully a wine list that would suit you more. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from the moment you approach the door, fantastic atmosphere with a cosy basement area too. Food is out of this world, paired with some top notch cocktails. Well done team, I am a forever customer!

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Team L, Guest Relations Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your very kind review. We are pleased to hear you had a great time at Publiq. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Publiq offers delicious and innovative small plates. We stopped by without a reservation but the owner let us stay on a condition that we finish our meal in 1.5 hours. The small-plates here are exquisite, innovative and delicious. I highly recommend this local restaurant. Don’t...forget to make reservation, though.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Team L, Guest Relations Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear hieplepham, Thank you very much for your review at Publiq. We are pleased to hear you had a great experience at Publiq. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed August 22, 2022

I visited here in July with my mum for a pre Royal Albert Hall meal (it’s only a few minutes walk away!) and had a wonderful meal. We sat outside on the terrace as it was a warm evening. Shared the ceviche and tempura veg...to start (both v tasty), and had the ex-dairy cow steak and a side of potatoes for the main. The steak was absolutely delicious. It’s v rich so one portion was more than enough for us too. Our serving waiter was also very attentive and friendly. Will definitely come back next time we visit the RAH!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Team L, Owner at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2022

Dear KnuttyJo, Thank you for coming with you mum. It was an absolute pleasure to have you both. We are looking forward to seeing you soon next time you are around. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Publiq at the northern end of Palace Gate near an entrance to Kensington Gardens styles itself as a cocktail bar, cafe and restaurant all roles into one. It is convenient for Kensington High Street and the Royal Albert Hall whence I had come from a...matinee Prom. It makes maximum use of all its modest space spread over a ground floor and basement. It has some tables on an outside terrace. Next door is an ancient gambling house with a Latin motto but on the evidence of our visit to an excellent meal at Publiq is a much safer bet than a win at the neighbouring roulette tables. Publiq had been nicely refurbished with some abstract art courtesy of the manager’s former flat mate. The menu includes sharing dishes tapas, or perhaps more accurately rationes, style which can alternatively be enjoyed as small-ish mains for one. Hence my wife chose a dish comprising two substantial chicken pieces in an unctious gravy with peppers and mushrooms. I had from a set menu an unusual rectangular cut of halibut with a bone at the end with fennel and an olive stew. A cucumber and pear gazpacho and a passion fruit creme brûlée with almonds were the standouts for me.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Team L, Owner at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2022

Dear Futtock21, What a review!! Thank you very much, it means a lot to us. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your lunch at Publiq and we cannot wait to have you again soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

A great restaurant with delicious inventive food and perfect, very friendly, staff! Thank you so much for a great time!

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Team L, Owner at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2022

Dear IzminiF1, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Publiq. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed August 11, 2022

Just amazing - but where do I begin? Food? Service ? Wine? Vibe ? Look the food makes your tastebuds dance - it is as simple as that . Every dish we tasted was 5 star ( the only one below that would be the...ceviche which would be a 4 - as I have had better.) The wines are fantastic and unusual . The orange wine is very good and the cocktails first class. In terms of service we were pampered . I have a cheese analogy and we were accommodated by having elements of the dishes put on the side We loved the design of the place and the ambiance was wonderful . We will be back and I cannot recommend the place enough - which is particularly brilliant if you are off to the Royal Albert HallMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Team L, Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2022

Dear Sandy, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a real pleasure to meet you. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed August 8, 2022

Lovely food with attentive staff. We enjoyed the shared platters as well as the innovative dishes. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Team L, Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2022

Hi arl59, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem around the corner from a beautiful park. Each and every item we tasted was creative, clever and delicious. The service was professional yet very warm and personable, even when we had multiple requests they complied in their signature positive style....The lemonade was delicious as was the bourbon, everything was exquisite, especially the asparagus + corgettes , moon melon soup, prawn skewers, aubergine, steak, carrots, kale salad and potatoes with crème fraiche. It was a delight to sit outside but they have indoor seating as well, get reservations for a larger group, the signature chocolate tart was out of this world. Greg and Marine were amazing hosts, thank you for a very memorable evening.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Team L, Front Office Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2022

Dear Sugarfoodie, Thank you very much for this outstanding review, it means a lot to us! We are very glad to read you enjoyed your experience at Publiq. We hope to see you again anytime soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

Greg - what a place you have! Inviting tasty tapas style treats of a menu with unique cocktails and beautiful wines. We had a pre evening meal with you before going to the Royal Albert Hall and it was just fantastic! Lovely to meet you...and we will be coming again and telling everyone we know! Well done - great place! Paul and Louise WightmanMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Team L, Front Office Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2022

Dear Paul and Louise, Thank you very much for your very sweet review. We are really pleased to hear you had a great time at Publiq. We are looking forward to having you again soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed July 23, 2022

This place is perfect distance to the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace. An added extra is the fantastic atmosphere and great staff who know the seasonal menu inside out.

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Team L, Front Office Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2022

Dear Michael H, Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad to hear you had a good time at Publiq. and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Marine

Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

Phenomenal Our hotel recommended Publiq and it was beyond expectations. Personnel and service polite but friendly and accommodating beyond necessary. Local food bubbling with flavor. Would love to return.

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Team L, Front Office Manager at Publiq., responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2022

Dear r m, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so pleased to hear you had a great time at Publiq. We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Marine

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There are covered tables outside - which would , I think, be accessible. However my memory tells me that there were steps up into the dining room ( which is quite small ) it’s worth ringing them as they are amazingly... More
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Publiq. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5