Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Kensington Place

British seafood

KP prawns cocktail

Located just around the corner from Notting Hill station, Kensington Place is a British restaurant that specialise in seafood, with its own fish market just next door. It is part of the D&D restaurant and hotel group, so in terms of quality you can be pretty confident. I was tasked by my family to find a decent British restaurant for lunch before visiting Kensington Palace and Kensington Place was the first one that came to my mind as it offers some British classics at very affordable lunch menu.

Scottish smoked salmon
steamed mussels
KP fish pie

The KP prawn cocktail got us off to a very good start, the freshness of the prawn could not be questioned. It had plenty of natural sweetness which worked wonder with the lightly seasoned salad. The steamed pot of mussels was also a winner, again it was very fresh with the tiny hint of garlic added a good depth of flavour into the dish. I really enjoyed the KP fish pie, the creamy potato was very smooth and the fish itself wasn't overly cooked as well, which is normally not a simple task in a fish pie.

haddock and chips
spiced rum creme burlee

The none seafood items were less good however so this place might not be ideal for people who are not into seafood or have allergies. The service, as expected was very solid, nothing less that I would expect from a D&D restaurant. All in all it was a very pleasant lunch, I have managed to try some classic British seafood items that were executed finely to do them justice. Price wise the 3 course set lunch costed me £25 which is not a bad deal considering the quality of the cooking. It also has a more expensive market fish menu that offers whole fishes and prime cuts, which I am confident it could only be better.

Food 3/5

Head chef: 

Tim Peirson

What I paid: 

£32 per head with a glass of wine

Average cost without drinks and services:


201 Kensington Church St, London W8 7LX

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