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25 July 2014
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Pavilionone star

020 3551 2860

96 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG

£37.50 British Kensington

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  • Wine: £19.50
  • Champagne: £45.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-11pm (Sun -4pm)

Square Meal Review of Pavilion ?

After seven years plying his Michelin-starred trade at Danesfield House in Marlow, Adam Simmonds has been coaxed back to London – swapping hushed fine dining for a bubbly, brasserie-style eatery complete with art-deco glass pillars, swathes of Marquina marble and a vast centrepiece bar. The unfussy vibe keeps things flexible, with ringside seats by the open kitchen and a deli/patisserie complementing the all-day offering. Fans of TV’s Great British Menu will be familiar with Simmonds’ seriously inventive ways, and the cooking is guaranteed to grab your attention – from lobster with watermelon and black olive tapenade to a brilliant surprise package of strawberry parfait with pea sorbet. In between, our rich, truffle-adorned poached halibut in creamy beurre blanc with spritely pickled onion and cubes of Granny Smith apple was as good a dish as you’ll find anywhere for under £20. Service is as breezy as the vibe, while wines offer huge variety in the sub-£40 range.

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  1. Pavilion

    96 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG
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    Natalie A.

    Fine Dining at Pavilion

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  2. Pavilion

    96 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG
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    Natalia P.

    Pavillion Restaurant

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  3. Pavilion

    96 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG
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    Fiona M.

    DON"T GO THERE!

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    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 2
    • Value: 2

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  4. Pavilion

    96 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG
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    Hugo J.

    Good start

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  5. Pavilion

    96 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG
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    Michael W.

    Been there once... Don't intend on coming back

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    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 3

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  1. Published : Tuesday, 15th July 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: Pavilion

    High Street Kensington is not known for its culinary excellence, but the newly opened Pavilion is strong enough to change that perception. Although the restaurant itself is open to the public, it is located in an exclusive private business members club, and it shows. The restaurant drips with opulence and good taste, dominated by a central champagne bar made of Marquina marble, brass, and pewter trim. Try a cocktail or two here, the Bottled Velvet (Sauvignon Blanc, Pisco, lavender and vanilla salt) being the perfect aperitif. The 22 seats around this square monolith are clad in a mustard yellow leather, and on the walls are an interpretation of Renaissance paintings. The punk-baroque art is the child of Simon Casson (collected by the likes of Prince Charles, yah), depicting old-school scenes with faces deliberately swiped out. The general tone at Pavilion is symbolic of its art – it is unambiguously high end, but never formal. Contrary to its location, there is neither the hint of corporate or business-chic, beige being resolutely swapped for playful yellow and all the better for it...
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  2. Kensington must be the one place in London that's hard to succeed in. The clientele have high standards, are famously hard to please - and quite honestly (as i know a few of its residents) are not too adventurous with their food. That's why i live in Chelsea. The home of the mediocre Italian restaurant eaters who insist in bringing their children along. Well the newly Pavilion restaurant on Kensington High Street is nothing like that, in fact it's like nothing in Kensington. And i think its locals will be very pleased indeed. Especially seeing as Michelin starred chef, Adam Simmonds is involved...
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