Kitchen W8

“Neatly designed dishes with a strong emphasis on seasonality and flavour” - AA Inspector



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Just off bustling, fashionable Kensington High Street, Kitchen W8 shrewdly delivers a winning neighbourhood-cum-destination format. A smart, relaxed, light, contemporary decor combines with friendly service to seal the relaxed, unpretentious vibe, while a confident kitchen delivers clean, creative, well-presented modern dishes with a strong emphasis on quality ingredients, flavour and seasonality. Maybe open with scorched Cornish mackerel teamed with smoked eel, golden beets, sweet mustard and oyster leaf, while, staying with the fish theme, perhaps grilled baby monkfish tail served with Portwood asparagus, wild garlic aïoli and spring onion arancini to follow. For a summery final flourish, perhaps English strawberry and elderflower fool with white chocolate and almond.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Kitchen W8
11–13 Abingdon Road, Kensington, LONDON, W8 6AH


  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 25–26 December, Bank Holidays
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 7
  • Wines over £30: 110
  • Wines by the glass: 13
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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