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Beautifully positioned and immaculately maintained, the enchanting Belvedere comes complete with rose gardens, lawns, fountains and peacocks – plus one of our favourite terraces, within listening distance of the Holland Park Opera. Once a ballroom, the main restaurant feels rejuvenated following its makeover by the late David Collins – a romantic, double-height space with mirrored screens, silk curtains and a huge baroque mirror, plus the odd piece of modern Brit artwork. The kitchen sends out scrubbed-up Anglo-European starters including asparagus with poached quails’ eggs ahead of classic mains ranging from plaice meunière with sauce choron to grilled veal cutlet with gratin dauphinoise, mushroom and Madeira jus. It’s not cutting edge, but desserts such as raspberry and almond tart with clotted cream prove that cooking like this can last the ages.
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The Belvedere

Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park ,London W8 6LU

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Jun 2013

From walking up the drive, I recalled happy memories of this place I had left for the glitz and glamour of new restaurants that had opened since I last came . Upon arriving at the main door I was greeted by a young lady with a big smile and who actually looked pleased to see me, a welcome change from some of the west end establishments, who seem to often have hosts who have an amazing talent for making you feel grateful for the fact that they are even letting you in. Oh fickle me for being attracted...

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sebastian r.'s rating

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

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The Belvedere

Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park ,London W8 6LU

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by   gold reviewer (31)

Sep 2011

Hmmm, I seem to have a difference of opinion with the other reviewers, and maybe its because I prefer eclectic food, but I was so disappointed with The Belvedere. I have wanted to go here for ages and when you first walk in, your immediate reaction is “Wow!”; the room is gorgeous and elegant. The photos dont do the room justice. The service also starts off very welcoming and efficient. Our starters were nice, but thats it, just nice. You know when you read something on the menu and the combination...

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Tanya D.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park ,London W8 6LU

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by   (3)

Aug 2011

I thought I should update this and point our that it is still just as good but Paolo the Maitre D has left and I have yet to meet the new one. The Belvedere is one of our family favourites for Sunday Lunch and while we eat there on other occasions it has to be one of the best value Sunday lunches available in London. There is a wide choice on the set menu with good choices in all 3 courses. And where else in London can you get decent Kipper Pate? Not everyone's favourite,maybe, but it is mine! Kipper...

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

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Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park ,London W8 6LU

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by   gold reviewer (40)

May 2011

Summer on the tube (insert groan). Anytime on the tube! The bleeding Circle line pushes along the tracks, screeching to a holt at every stop. The doors slide apart and release a whiff of warm air. A clammy lady sweats beside me reading Heat magazine. Just seeing the word “Heat” brings on another bout of heavy breathing and the sweats. Once outside I gasp for air and cross the road into Holland Park. It’s beautiful. Full of beautiful people reading and sunbathing. All the gardens are neat. I walk...

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David J.'s rating

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

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Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park ,London W8 6LU

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by   platinum reviewer (90)

Nov 2010

Wasn't entirely sure what to expect from The Belvedere; somewhat of an old-school Marco Pierre-White restaurant, it tends to be somewhere that I have always avoided, despite living nearby. Saturday lunches are Jazz Piano-filled and although at first I was filled with dread, it was actually a pleasant accompaniment to the meal. The dining room is filled with groups of slightly older patrons and families and the service is very area-appropriate; formal and curteous without being overly stuffy. The...

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

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Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park ,London W8 6LU

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by   silver reviewer (17)

Apr 2010

I come here on sundays sometimes for lunch with the family and is always excellent.the munu £25 for 3 courses is great value, roast beef is yummy and portions are great. wines are reasonable priced and services is very good, especially if u have children. defo reccomended

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 10

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by   (1)

Jun 2009

The service was great. View was good. Inside was quiet.. which is good for whomever needs it quiet.. Food was TERRIBLE. I announced proudly it was a Marco Pierre White restaurant and tnat food should be great.. and it was hardly edible.. but atmsophere was nice and quiet and service was good… but food.. really bad…super bad…

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 3

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Essential Details for The Belvedere

  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Area: Kensington
  • Price: £58.00
  • Wine: £26.00
  • Champagne: £49.50
  • Lunch: £15.95/19.95 (2/3 courses)
  • Private Dining: 20,60

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