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Readers regularly give a big thumbs-up to this “high-quality” Michelin-starred act – a collaboration between restaurateurs Phil Howard (ex-The Square) and Rebecca Mascarenhas (Sonny's Kitchen). From the “smart”, muted interiors, decked out with circular mirrors and tasteful artwork, to the first-rate service, Kitchen W8 has the same ‘neighbourhood-cum-destination’ feel as sibling The Ledbury. The team’s “outstanding” take on contemporary European cuisine rarely turns up a dud dish, from the crunchy tapioca crackers served as an amuse-bouche to wafer-thin slices of smoked eel paired with grilled mackerel, golden beetroot and sweet mustard sauce, or loin of Ibérico pork with hay-roasted carrots, spiced almonds, apricot and bulgur wheat. To conclude, Swiss roll with raspberry ripple ice cream and lemon verbena delivers a hit of exquisitely refined comfort food. The set lunch is reckoned to be one of the “best-value Michelin menus” in London, while wines rely heavily on the Old World. “Will we go back? You bet!” chimes one contented diner.

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Kitchen W8

11-13 Abingdon Road ,London W8 6AH

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Not as good as it was

by   platinum reviewer (97)

Dec 2016

We've eaten here quite a lot over the years, both before and after a refurb. that marked a distinct improvement in food, environment and traffic. It became a restaurant to rely on for a quality lunch with true Michelin star qualities at a very fair price, and I've reviewed it on two or three websites. We noticed at our last visit that the food and service wasn't up to previous standards, and the same was more true today. Which gets me wondering- seems there's very few restaurants...

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David H.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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Kitchen W8

11-13 Abingdon Road ,London W8 6AH

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TOTALLY UNIMPRESSED!

by   gold reviewer (31)

Sep 2016

5 of us went and I don't think we could have been less impressed with the service and food. We took one look at the tasting menu and decided on a la carte and so glad we did: 3 poor courses rather than 6. None of us enjoyed our food, it wasn't disgusting but just nothing to write home about, The service was dreadful, I don't think the waitress could have been more disinterested in us. I really don't understand why people have rated this restaurant, there is better food at the same...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 4

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Kitchen W8

11-13 Abingdon Road ,London W8 6AH

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They just keep getting oit right here

by   platinum reviewer (97)

Sep 2015

I've eaten here more than a dozen times , always nicely. The reason I'm reviewing it again is that in an environment where "set lunches" are increasingly made down to a price and dull, and bear little relationship to the complexity and quality of food on the main menu, Kitchen W8 are still turning out three courses of great quality, and considerable interest, for all of £23. The meal we had yesterday was either right from their main menu, or a close adaptation. It was...

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

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11-13 Abingdon Road ,London W8 6AH

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loved it!

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Jul 2015

Have now been to Kitchen W8 three times in two months, once for lunch and twice for dinner. The special set lunch menu is wonderful value, but not, I think, available for dinner. The food is absolutely delicious, beautifully cooked, presented and really fresh, seasonal and interesting. Wine/champagne can be bought by the glass, which is an added bonus as we did not want a whole bottle. Service is helpful and not intrusive, and the staff seem to enjoy being there. (The English is not always easy...

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Linda S.'s rating

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

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11-13 Abingdon Road ,London W8 6AH

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DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE

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Mar 2015

What a nice evening! The four of us were delighted by the quality of the products , the presentation and the taste of the food. Service was very friendly and efficient. The chef took our allergies in consideration, the result was outstanding. For sure, we will come back. BC

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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Kitchen W8

11-13 Abingdon Road ,London W8 6AH

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Almost excellent

by   (3)

Sep 2014

There was much to enjoy about my first visit to Kitchen W8. First of all, I instinctively like restaurants tucked away in quiet residential streets - albeit in this case just off the teeming Ken High St - I suppose the idea of eating in a locals favourite is appealing and the probability that it will have to work harder to build and retain a following than more visible places. The interior is well lit, with nicely spaced tables and a relaxing ambiance. The food was generally excellent; I started...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 5

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11-13 Abingdon Road ,London W8 6AH

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by   gold reviewer (40)

Jul 2014

Restaurant is exactly as pictured-a somewhat Avengers/James Bond 60s style Quant type decor(satin style checkerboad wallpaper etc) in Abingdon Road(Road of the original Bibas amongst others)(not to be confused with adjacent Abingdon Villas Kensington. A cut above everything else in the immediate neighbourhood . The greeting and service were flawless throughout-friendly and confident in just the right measure obviously professionally and geuinely French staff. The restaurant & its linen were nice...

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

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    Quiet eating :: Kitchen W8 | Quiet eating

    I had heard a great deal about Kitchen W8. Apparently a new up and coming restaurant. Time to put it to the test.

    I went with a friend and we decided to split the set lunch choices so one of us would go for the sea theme courses and the other, the more land based animals...
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    ivy eats again. :: Kitchen W8, London | ivy eats again.

    Unlike other Michelin starred restaurants, Kitchen W8 main brief is to bring affordable priced food to the local community. The word "affordable" certainly ticked the box for us, being a relatively somewhat cheaper than most of the michelin starred restaurants that I have encountered. Kitchen W8 seems to be unknown to the public, located just off Kensington High Street.

    This would be a place that I know would not sort of take a massive whack on my bank account to treating Mr. T's birthday celebration. The restaurant is bright and modern, white table lining cloths that is not overly too posh but still filled...
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    Scotland Eats Out :: Scotland Eats Out: review; Kitchen W8

    Kitchen W8 is described and has based its values on being a neighbourhood restaurant, I am not sure about you but for me this is not your typical “neighbourhood” establishment. Located in upper class area Kensington and part owned by two michelin star chef Philip Howard, this straight away makes it a cut above any other neighbourhood restaurant I have eaten within. A visit to London to catch up with an old school friend, created the perfect opportunity to experience some of the culinary delights that London has to offer (again)...
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    LUNCHING ABOVE OUR WEIGHT :: Kitchen W8: Restaurant Review | Lunching Above Our Weight

    We have done something deviant, dear readers – and we’re not sure you’re going to like it. We have betrayed the founding premise of this publication (loosely termed) and have consumed a meal in the evening, making a mockery of the very title of this lunch-themed blog. But what a way to undermine our integrity – our meal at Kitchen W8 was an absolute treat, and if it weren’t for a worrying lack of funds, we could have been fully converted to this dinner nonsense. A rather smart looking, pristinely white affair, we were briefly concerned that Chris’s jeans which had recently been accidentally slit open with a box cutter...
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    Food Expectations :: Food Expectations Kitchen W8 Review

    Kitchen W8 is another restaurant that was so close to our previous flat, we ended up never visiting but as soon as we moved away, a friend suggested it for dinner and we jumped right on it!
    Kitchen W8 has a Michelin star but is more affordable than other restaurants with the same pedigree. Most starters ranged from &9-13 and mains were &20-30.
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Essential Details for Kitchen W8

  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Area: Kensington
  • Price: £56.00
  • Wine: £25
  • Champagne: £58
  • Lunch: £23.00 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: £25.00 (3 courses)

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