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“Bold Brit and Proud of It”

Cheneston's Restaurant
Ranked #1,907 of 23,391 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: International, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: South Kensington
Transit: High St Kensington
Description: "Just off Kensington High Street, the award-winning Milestone Hotel's Cheneston Restaurant offers a spot of luxury for lunch and dinner. Reminiscent of a stately home, the room's focal point is the fancy fireplacein front of which charming staff pass to and fro attending to your every need. Our Executive Chef's international menu focuses on Modern British quisine, and his deserts are simply Divine - try sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and clotted cream washed down with a sweet glass of Muscat de Rivesaltes 1998. Splendid." in front of which charming staff pass to and fro attending to your every need. Trevor Baines' international menu focuses on Modern British dishes such as a smoked haddock and leek fritter starter, and main of pan fried calves liver, bacon, red cabbage and mash served with onion gravy. Desserts are divine - try sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and clotted cream washed down with a sweet glass of Muscat de Rivesaltes 1998. Splendid."
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Remember the days, not that long ago, when tourists returning from Britain complained about the bland, tasteless English food? Then outside cuisines began to creep in and one could "survive" on other countrys' choices while visiting the UK. Well, British is back and it is bold and proud. If you need proof, reserve a table at Cheneston's. Located in the rear of the ground level of The Milestone Hotel in Kensington, Cheneston's is a lovely taste of true Britain both in appearance and taste. A tempting menu of traditional and modern dishes greets you upon arrival. Servers are most adept at leading you through the many choices. A large leather bound wine list includes bottles from all corners of the world. Selections having been made, it is a lovely room to relax in and to appreciate the hushed tones of fellow diners. The tinkle of cutlery and shared nods of approval surround you. My husband chose to start with the crab salade and I opted for the West Coast scallops. Both were little works of art of which Turner would have been proud. The ingredients were extremely fresh--are those pea shoots growing in a roof garden here? Our entrees included Goosenargh duck and Wagyu steak fillet.
Knowing it was not quite proper to lick our plates in such surroundings, we did out best to do so with knife and fork. The food was a delight. Every so often people speak of impeccable service--it is on display here every night of the week. The Cheneston's team works the room like a well oiled machine--every cog and wheel in place, no friction, just smooth operating.
While dining in such splendor does come with a price tag, it is a worthy cost. It is a meal you will remember long after you walk down the front stairs of that lovely brick establishment. Do yourself a favor--pinch your pennies or pounds and treat yourself to top British cooking, service and decor--a terrific trifecta!

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We ate here whilst staying at the hotel & had a lovely meal from the set menu. The shrimp stroganoff was excellent as was my husbands pasta, the desserts were also gorgeous. Unlike some set menu's the quality of the food & portions were not compromised. Would recommend dining here if you are staying at the hotel.

Thank bazjosmith
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

3 of us dined here on Saturday evening. Myself a friend and my son.
The whole meal was top notch from start to finish with the most attentive service from our waiter Augustin. Thank-you Augustin:)
The mouche bouche consisted of beetroot with almond which was delicious.
We had the scallops for starter and they were cooked to perfection.
Kobe steak for main which was served with home made chips a green salad and a black truffel sauce. Again delicious.
Dessert was a chocolate souffle with ice cream mmmm stunning.
Cant wait to return 10/10

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1  Thank joylin
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I decided to take my elderly auntie for Afternoon Tea at The Milestone. It was bitterly cold and windy on the day we went but from the moment the doorman held the door open for us and we stepped into The Milestone all that was forgotten. Greeted very warmly and our coats taken from us we were taken to our table in the Park Lounge. Complete with an open fire and inviting comfortable chairs. Our waiter Olivier greeted us warmly and we started with a glass of champagne.Next we chose what tea we would like from the many varities available.Olivier was on hand to answer any questions that we had, he showed a deep knowledge of the teas.
And so the feast began, first the finger sandwhiches, followed by WARM scones with home made jam and Devonshire clotted cream which were very scrummy and finally a selection of pastries. Everything is made by the kitchen staff at the hotel in the morning.
Throughout the visit Olivier kept our teapots filled up and even boxed up what we had not eaten so that we could take them away.
Both my Auntie and I had a fantastic Afternoon Tea at Milestone Hotel and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Excellent service and excellent value for money.
And if you do eat too much and feel rather full after your visit, you can always walk out the hotel and across the road and have a walk through Hyde Park.

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Thank connorlucy
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Milestone is an extremely charming hotel with an excellent menu at reasonable prices, but our last visit Easter Sunday was a great disapointment.Our host had booked the tabel well in advance and even discussed the lam menu with the chef, but the head waiter seemed extremely uninterested in our visit. There were no other guest when we arrived, but he told us that they had been extremely busy for afternoon tea. Nice to know.
We were given the lunch menu to look at, really bargain prices, 3 courses, including coffee for 35 GBP.
The start with all the different bread and 5 types of butter created enourmous expectations, but my Chicken parfait/fois gras starter had not been cooked and was fluid. The lam was on a trolley but it was cold at 18.30. Our host, a reegular of the hotel, told the head waiter but did not even receive an excuse.
Really ashame that the old saying about not going out on a Sunday night were proven right.
We are certain that Cheneston's can be fantastic. They have the surroundings and the menu they just need to have some supervision in the kitchen and on the floor.

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Thank Lars T
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