Publiq.

Publiq.

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+44 20 3417 6768+ Add website
Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wed
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thu
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Fri
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sat
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Ratings and reviews
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$38.00 – $85.00
CUISINES
Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Menu

Brunch
We serve seasonal sharing plates & cocktails, with the best produce and respect for our planet in mind. Our brunch is served from 11AM - 3PM every weekend. *We close an hour earlier on Sundays. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill. We serve unlimited filtered still and sparkling water by Belu. A voluntary £1 goes on your bill, 100% of profits going to WaterAid. For allergies and dietary requirements, please ask the Team.
Savoury.
Scrambled Cacklebean eggs.
Cacklebean eggs. Scrambled, sourdough toast
£8.00
Truffle Supplement
£13.00
Wild Mushrooms.
Seasonal mix of mushrooms, tarragon, Chef Emi's glaze, fried egg
£12.50
Frittata.
Cacklebean eggs. Pinkfir potatoes, coriander, onions, Romero peppers, chilli jam
£10.00
Braised Venison Benedict.
Jimmy's Braised Venison Benedict. Poached egg, 'Nduja hollandaise
£12.50
Gin Cured Trout Royale.
Cured Chalkstream Trout. Roe, hollandaise, dill oil
£13.50
Haricot Beans & Duck egg.
Haricot Beans. Stewed, fried duck egg
£11.50

Does this restaurant serve Bar / Pub food?
About
Publiq. is a restaurant cocktail bar at the heart of Kensington, serving ever changing seasonal small plates and cocktails using ingredients at the peak of their flavour. You can expect great tunes, a relaxed and inviting atmosphere with delicious and surprising fare and laid back hospitality. A step away from Kensington Gardens & Hyde Park, we are also 5 minutes walk away from the Royal Albert Hall, perfect for a pre- (or after-) show stop! With a heated, covered terrace (with blankets), we have a cosy ground floor lounge & bar as well as a hidden gem of a dining room which you can hire at your heart's content.
PRICE RANGE
$38.00 – $85.00
CUISINES
Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles117 reviews
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107
Very good
4
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2
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4
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Ale66350
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
We go to Publik. at least once a week, and the service is just perfect. From the thoughtful and genuine hospitality to the top quality food and drinks, I can now see what these guys had in mind when taking over this restaurant, and why they do it. Special thanks to Jake and Sebastian, who made us feel very special since our first visit and keep looking after us in the most amazing way. We also had the chance to meet the Chef Emy, who is so talented and passionate about their menu - I strongly recommend their mushroom dish, absolutely delicious.
Written October 7, 2020
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The Team L
Good evening ADMKLI, Thank you so very much for such an amazing review. We really appreciate the support re glad you had a great time. We hope to see you back soon. Team @ Publiq.
Written May 1, 2021
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Milky_Twiglet
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
Went here with 5 others and were treated to a lovely dining experience. Tapas style in service but fine dining in quality of food, we shared 9 dishes between the 6 of us and it was a flavoursome feast! Cocktails were also exceptional, their twist on an Old Fashioned re-invigorating an old classic. Service was great and it was pretty good value for money considering the area. Highly recommend, especially for a date I imagine.
Written June 22, 2021
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The Team L
Good afternoon Milky_twiglet, Thank you so very much so such a glowing review! We love hearing back from our guests and sure hope to see you back soon. Happy New Year! Greg @ Publiq.
Written December 29, 2021
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TonyCherry
Clevedon66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
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.
Written September 3, 2022
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The Team L
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
Written September 9, 2022
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Duane
Longden-upon-Tern44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
We visited here during a recent stay in the city without a reservation, the waiter squeezed us in and provided a superb service explaining the menus etc. I'm aware that that this place has great news, I felt we were perhaps missing something. The food is very good quality tapas style but we found it very overpriced. Fully aware that this in expensive Kensington, but the prices charged are the same as the 5 star hotel restaurants around and we felt this was far from fine dining. For example the cheapest bottle of wine is £42!!!! Also for 2 you would need 5 dishes which cost an average of £16. If this was 25% cheaper I would say this would have been on the money as the food is really well cooked fayre. However you could eat a the many 5* fine dining restaurants for the same cost. Overall average.
Written December 20, 2021
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The Team L
Good evening superbo1234, Thank you for taking the time to review us at Publiq. We were sorry to read you did not fully enjoy your experience. We believe our prices are in line with the extreme quality of sustainably produced ingredients, premium cocktails and natural wines we serve and we are sad we did not manage to share that with you with our hospitality. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Happy New Year! Greg @ Publiq.
Written December 29, 2021
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Zigett
London1115 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
We dived in here for a coffee when a heavy downpour caught us out. We ordered a couple of espressos which were served in large mugs...who serves espresso in a mug!? It was also the most bitter coffee we have sampled in quite some time. This said, to the credit of the staff, they did waive the bill when we raised the issue with them.
Written January 14, 2022
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The Team L
Good afternoon Zigett, Thank you very much for your review. We are sad to hear you you did not enjoy our single origin coffee which otherwise receives great compliments. As we are sure you are aware, we are a restaurant and cocktail bar, not a coffee house, and while coffee is not our focus, we do our best to serve the best produce nonetheless. We hoped our hospitality and gesture would invite to give us another chance to reflect better your experience. Greg @ Publiq.
Written January 16, 2022
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Matthew Sutton
Harrogate52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Very disappointing. We were really looking forward to trying Publiq after reading the great reviews. Our evening didn’t go as planned, for several reasons the experience was very badly let down, firstly my Girlfriend fell going into the building, they have steep steps and she tripped on a broken tread, she was quite upset as really hurt her knee, they brought some ice but tbh we should have gone at that point. The waitress said it happens all the time. We really didn’t feel like they addressed the problem at all, and we’re up and down wether to stay or not. We decided to stay. We ordered Beef Croquettes, Burrata, and Steak. The croquettes were pretty bland, my partner went to the toilet, as my burrata arrived, it was really unpleasant, see the photo attached it had what I can only describe as burned ash on top. I couldn’t eat it, at this point Anna returned from the toilet, she looked horrified, telling me the toilet’s were revolting, looked like someone had been sick and spat on the floor. She wanted to leave. We told the waitress we were done and we’re going to go. She said she understood completely and fetched us the bill, The bill however was for the whole meal including the steaks we had not had. We politely challenged it and she told us that the steak had been prepared (not cooked) and we would have to pay, after the fall from their broken step, the poor food and the state of the toilet, we said that didn’t sound right, she went away and came back with a reduced bill, charging us for the drinks and starters, and she had the audacity to say she’d done it because“didn’t want any trouble from us” I paid just to get out of there, Not impressed! They are lucky we’re not suing them for the broken step.
Written October 30, 2022
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Charles Montanaro
Dear Mr Sutty, We take Health & Safety very seriously at Publiq. As such, we ran through the CCTV to investigate and make sure we resolve the problem immediately. After reviewing the CCTV, we discovered the step was not the cause. Upon entering the venue, as you were coming up the stairs, the door handle was grabbed and accidentally closed which resulted in your girlfriend walking into the corner of the door and hurting her knee. I would like to truly apologise, it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of our guests and we did not spot this risk. We have already started the process of securing the door to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Please rest assured we take trips and falls seriously and do all we can to avoid them. We have been lucky to not have had any incidents until now. I am surprised to say you thought we were careless of the situation though. As soon as the accident happened, two staff members hurried to make sure your girlfriend was okay, providing ice packs in different sizes and shapes in to make sure you were attended to and reduce the swelling if any. We have a cleaning schedule and systems in place to make sure our toilets are inspected every 45 minutes to ensure their tidiness and cleanliness for our guests. During your visit the toilets were inspected shortly before you arrived and was cleaned up immediately after your departure when we discovered the mess as well. It does happen that we miss something in the cleaning intervals and if informed, we would have remedied the situation immediately. If this unfortunate accident hadn’t happened, I am sure we would have been able to offer you a great experience with us, as the many other reviews can attest to. We would like to invite you back, with two glasses of fizz on us on arrival as a gesture towards this unfortunate situation. Please let me know if you would be interested, you can email us at hello@publiq.london and we will book you in at your earliest convenience. We hope to see you soon, Charles from Publiq.
Written November 5, 2022
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Catherine F
Newbury86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 family
We popped in for lunch and were greeted by the most friendly man, who immediately made us feel like we’d made the right choice. The drinks menu was vast, with a great choice of unusual ingredients cocktails, nice wines, etc. The food was beautiful, we sampled lots of different dishes (mains and desserts) and would recommend all of them. The waiter suggested the mushrooms (which aren’t usually our kind of thing) but they were gorgeous - one of us doesn’t eat mushrooms and she adored them! Huge thank you to all of the staff, and the chefs! It was great and everyone was so nice and helpful - best customer service Everything was really clean, we asked to sit outside and there were heaters/blankets. Very close proximity to Hyde Park / Royal Albert Hall. I would highly recommend you visit here next time you’re in the area, we’ll definitely be visiting again (and I’d recommend booking because it can get busy - unsurprisingly!) Thank you all for a lovely lunch
Written January 29, 2022
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The Team L
Good evening Catherine, Thank you so very much for your glowing review- we love hearing back from our guests! We are glad to hear you had a great time with us and hope to welcome you back soon next time you are in London. Greg @ Publiq.
Written February 6, 2022
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Getaway520888
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
Absolutely amazing food and cocktails but what makes this place special is the service. Our server Greg not only made the food shine with his explanations but his enthusiasm for the restaurant and its customers makes your experience feel unique and special no matter the occasion. Also the margaritas are to die for! Thank you for a lovely anniversary dinner
Written January 29, 2022
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The Team L
Good evening lovely people, Thank you so very much for your amazing review! We are glad to hear you had a great time for your special evening. We hope to see you back soon for more Hospitality and margaritas. Greg @ Publiq.
Written February 6, 2022
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spade65
Cheltenham7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Every now and again a restaurant really blows your mind - On Friday night Publiq did this for my wife and myself. We were met at the door by Greg who welcomed us in, a cocktail each whilst we got to grips with the menu and then the feast started. The small plates for sharing with such depth of flavours and tastes we were absolutely delighted with every one we tried. The service is spot on the team make you feel like one of their family rather than diners, they are always on hand to run through the various dishes. my personal favourite was the Mahi mahi with Clams and my wifes was the Guinea Fowl This meal was a treat as we have had a hard few months, we left with a smile on our faces - we will remember Publiq for months to come.
Written January 24, 2022
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The Team L
Good evening spade65, Thank you so very much for such a glowing review- it really means a lot to us! We are really glad to hear you had a great time with us and hope to welcome you back soon for more treat or informal nights. Greg @ Publiq.
Written January 28, 2022
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Charles J
Liverpool757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 couples
Stopped here for toilet break and the manager was so welcoming we decided to stay for food and a drink. The waitress recommended two tapas which were delicious , see the photo of the menu. We enjoyed the mulled wine and chatting with the waitress, who was from France. If we’d been staying in London longer we would have gone back for a meal.
Written January 1, 2022
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The Team L
Good evening CharlesJ430, Thank you so very much for your amazing review- and staying a bit longer after your break! We are glad to hear you had a good time with us and hope to welcome you back soon. Happy New Year! Greg @ Publiq.
Written January 7, 2022
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Charlotte J
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
When you walk into a restaurant and immediately feel at ease in the company of charismatic staff you've arrived at Publiq. We, a group of three, ordered six of the plates on offer plus two of the desserts to share. All three of us agreed we'd eat an entire bowl of the wild mushrooms on their own!
Written January 28, 2022
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The Team L
Good evening CharlotteJ2023, Thank you so very much for your amazing review- this really means a lot to us! We are pleased to hear you had a great time with us and hope to welcome you back soon for more hospitality and wild mushrooms. Greg @ Publiq.
Written February 6, 2022
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Steve T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
A terrific, small bistro located five minutes from the Albert Hall. Fantastic service coupled with a confident, vibrant menu that explodes with flavour - our favourites were the Mahi-Mahi with the salmon roe, sea aster and beurre blanc, while the Suckling Pig with Mexican mole and burnt lime were discussed long after the meal finished. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Written February 27, 2022
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The Team L
Hi Steve, Thank you so much for your amazing review; it means a lot to us. We are so glad to hear you had such a good time with us and enjoyed the experience. We are looking forward to having you around very soon. Kind regards, Marine
Written February 27, 2022
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L. Buck
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
The whole experience was absolutely incredible. The food was fantastic; the wild mushrooms were a firm favourite within the group and the orange wine recommended by the waitress was delicious. All the staff were exceptionally friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the food and wine. They were so attentive without being overzealous, which can be a rare balance, it was a totally seamless service they provided. Overall, the whole experience exceeded our expectations and was just completely faultless. We will definitely be back and will not hesitate to recommend it to our friends and family.
Written February 27, 2022
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The Team L
Hi Laura, Thank you very much for your very nice review; it means a lot to us! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch, the lovely orange wine and the overall experience at Publiq. We are looking forward to seeing you very soon and please do not hesitate to share your experience with your dear relatives. Kind regards, Marine
Written February 27, 2022
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karen anderson
Alyth9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
What a find! A genuine gem of a restaurant and bar near the Royal Albert Hall. Having read the other reviews we hoped Publiq would live up to others opinions and we were not disappointed. From the moment we entered, we were greeted by fabulous staff who then worked with panache and professionalism to understand our preferences and guide us through the interesting food and beverages choices. Cracking cocktails expertly made and the carefully sourced food and wines were mouthwatering and tasty. Coffee was smooth and rich. We will return!!
Written February 9, 2022
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The Team L
Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you had a good time before going to the Royal Alert Hall. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Marine @ Publiq.
Written February 10, 2022
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David M
Downhead12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 couples
Stylish little gem serving tasty and original dishes with a contemporary European flavour. Don't miss the truffled nuts and the wild mushrooms. Fish is also excellent, as is the wine list. Superb service. Eye watering prices, but that's London these days...
Written September 9, 2021
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The Team L
Hello, Thank you for the review, glad to see that you enjoyed your visit with us. It is excellent to hear that you enjoyed the mushrooms, the fish and our wines. We look forward to welcoming you in the New Year, Jake and the team.
Written December 29, 2021
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