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It may be billed as ‘your local British brasserie’, but this “classy” branch of the Bumpkin mini-chain feels like a gastropub by any other name. Stripped-wood floors, upbeat pop music and a blackboard advertising ‘what’s in season’ set the scene, while the dining room displays sepia prints of iconic British brands. It’s a studiously tasteful version of rustic, farmhouse chic for the tweed-clad ‘Chelsea tractor’ crowd. The open kitchen works to a flag-waving monthly menu – think artisan breads, Dorset cured meats and perky starters such as scallops with cauliflower purée and sorrel. After that, hefty mains usher in venison burgers, braised beef pie laced with oyster stout or line-caught cod with triple-cooked chips, while patriotic puds might include gingerbread and sherry trifle with candied ginger. Drinkers pack the bar for British beers, botanical cocktails and a terrific selection of English wines.

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Bumpkin South Kensington
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Bumpkin South Kensington

102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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Mar 2014

I took a friend of mine who was visiting over from New Zealand to this restaurant chain for lunch on Sunday 9th March. First thoughts of the restaurant was how British it was and I loved the interior. Our waiter was very nice and took our order in good time. However after waiting 40 minutes for our bread and feeeling somewhat hungry I had to chase our order up to find that it hadnt even been started on. Luckily the waiter was good to us and when the food came out it was enjoyable. I would still recommend...

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Stephanie H.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Bumpkin South Kensington

102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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by   (1)

Mar 2012

Great Sunday Roast, celebrated Mother's day with my friend and her mum and she had the special mother's day menu with a lovely glass of sparkling bubbles and staff all very friendly and “ Happy Mother's daying ” to everyone.So nice to be in a restaurant serving seasonal and sustainable items and happy free of everything meat. Really felt like I did my bit for sustainability. Our waiter was very happy to chat to us about the extensive wine list which I enjoyed as I am not a wine buff. We all had roasts,...

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Tracey V.'s rating

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

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Bumpkin South Kensington

102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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Mar 2012

I had friends visiting from overseas who wanted to try British cuisine. I thought what better than to take them to Bumpkin, which has always done great things with British food. Boy, am I (still) regretting it. The evening was just a disaster from the outset. I won’t go into all the details but I will pick out the “highlights”. One of my friends ordered steak medium-rare. When it arrived it was clearly not medium-rare. Anyone who has ordered steak even medium before will be aware that when you eat...

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 1

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Bumpkin South Kensington

102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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by   bronze reviewer (6)

May 2011

This was one of those evenings where I wished I'd ordered something else…for virtually every course, resulting in a large dose of food envy as I eyed the far more interesting dishes being brought to other tables. Nevertheless, at these prices, everything should be mouthwatering and memorable. That said, my pork belly main course was highly memorable…for all the wrong reasons. The crackling was the toughest I've ever done battle with. The steak knife I was provided with was no match for this hard...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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Bumpkin South Kensington

102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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Apr 2011

We've dined here twice & both times have been really happy with the quality of produce and the friendly, efficient staff. One of our visits was a fully booked mother's day lunch, but we didn't have to wait for ages for service or our meals and staff always seemed to give personal attention even though every table was full. Great for seasonal British food, this is a place that is quite passionate about food. It's also great for meat & game, which I love! And divine home made Yorkshire Puds! The wine...

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

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Bumpkin South Kensington

102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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by   bronze reviewer (6)

Apr 2011

This review has been long overdue as I recently went on holiday, but since I did a raving review about the Notting Hill branch it seems fit to give South Kensington what is due to it. I am a regular at Notting Hill so South Kensington is a new area to me, never go out there. It seemed to be very busy from early and lots of famlies. Its the newer addition to the Bumpkin brand and seems “newer”. Diverse dishes and insisting on seasonal fruit and veg is why I love Bumpkin. They also have an open kitchen...

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kelly R.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 9

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102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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by   platinum reviewer (125)

Oct 2010

Bumpkin has a good location just behind Gloucester Road tube station and serves decent drinks in its bar area. The food, service and ambiance in the dining room are a different matter. The food ranges from disapointing over bland to uneadable. A pity because this part of London could do with some fresher and younger options. Bumpkin is not one.

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 2

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102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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by   platinum reviewer (90)

Apr 2010

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Bumpkin is a quirky cross-breed that combines the charm of a traditional country inn with the modern décor of a trendy city haunt. Having checked out the menu online, I had already honed in on what I was going to order. Wait a minute… where is my Lancashire Hotpot? Reduced menu on Saturday lunchtime? I sit back and sulk in my chair like a child and cannot contain my disappointment, I am beginning to regret skipping breakfast for this. The menu lists an all day full English breakfast as well as...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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Bumpkin South Kensington

102 Old Brompton Road ,London SW7 3RD

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by   silver reviewer (29)

Jan 2009

I spent a dinner in the private room at Bumpkin the other weekend and I had a very pleasant experience. So pleasant, that I'm not sure whether we had dessert or not. Either way, the atmosphere was really nice, although admittedly I was in a group of 30+ people, all celebrating a friend’s birthday, so no surprises there. We had a kind of buffet-style dinner, with the starter being an antipasti platter and the main a choice between meat and fish, with a potato gratin and salad on the side. All dishes...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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