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Kensington Place

London-South West London

4.3 / 5

May 11, 2018

One of Notting Hill’s favourite mainstays, Kensington Place is a light and airy brasserie specialising in fresh seafood and carefully-crafted cocktails.

Kensington Place has become a bit of a mainstay on the Notting Hill landscape over the last 25 years. It’s been through a few re-designs since then, that much is true, but it still remains a well-respected British brasserie specialising in fresh fish and seafood.

Designed using a thoroughly modern color palette (teal blues, muted greys and canary yellows), Kensington Place retains a sense of fun with large bucket chairs, black-and-white checkerboard flooring and whimsical mural paintings on the walls. Food is presented artfully, and ranges from the everyday (fish pie and beer-battered haddock) to the delightful (confit Cornish cod and tuna ceviche). The wine list is extensive (we’re talking two full pages long) and internationally sourced, with a few labels available by the glass, but most by the bottle. There’s also a handful of champagnes, and every Monday, Kensington Place entices guests by offering retail prices on several of its wines. When it comes to cocktails, Kensington Place is proud of its classics (martinis, negronis, daiquiris and the like), but feels equally-at-home crafting some modern creations. A couple of our past favorites have included the Herefordshire Crumble (vodka, blackcurrant liqueur, fresh blackberries, cloudy apple juice and a crumble rim), the Old Tom’s Garden (gin, sage, basil and fresh lime, finished with a drop of whisky) and the Plum Fusion (12-year-old whisky, plum sake and plum bitters). Spirits are all premium or craft and there’s always a handful of international bottled beers.

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