Cheneston’s Restaurant at The Milestone Hotel and Residences

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SquareMeal Review of Cheneston’s Restaurant at The Milestone Hotel and Residences

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Cliché as it may be, Cheneston’s is truly one of Kensington’s best kept secrets. This traditional dining room is tucked away inside The Milestone Hotel just opposite Kensington Gardens, where Ritz-trained executive chef Daniel Putz showcases his extraordinary talent via a menu of classical dishes.  

The dining room is the epitome of old British elegance, with classic wood panelling, delicate Victorian leaded windows and tables laden with silverware. It seats just 24 diners, and we visited on a particularly quiet evening, but service is genuinely relaxed and warm and goes a long way to making us feel at home. 

The staunchly British theme continues with the food, and the tasting menu reads like an old friend in its commitment to familiar flavours. Putz, however, injects purpose into every plate, so that the whole eight-course experience feels seamless, exciting and well balanced. We start with warm, sweet soda bread served with a perfect quenelle of soft cultured butter, followed by an impossibly light crab salad with crisp apple and crunchy sourdough croutons. These great dishes all led to an extraordinary one: a perfectly cooked piece of hake paired with a deep-fried smoked salmon beignet, broccoli puree and a superb white wine and caviar sauce. A pretty key lime pie, zesty and sweet in all the right places, would have been the perfect conclusion to a fantastic meal, but Putz is a clearly a feeder and rounds off his menu with a thick wedge of goat’s cheese, with walnut bread and fig jam.  

The whole affair is yours for £110, which for the location, quality of dishes, and all-round state of London’s restaurants scene right now, doesn’t seem like a bad deal. We weren’t drinking on the night, but wines can be matched with your meal if you like, or there’s an extensive wine list for more discerning drinkers. If you're after boundary-pushing cuisine laced with theatre and innovation, there are plenty of places in London we'd recommend instead, but when it comes to superb classic cooking served with grace and finesse, you can’t do much better than Cheneston’s.  

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cuisines
British
Ambience
Cosy, Dark and moody, Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Quirky, Romantic, Traditional, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About

Cheneston’s is a fine dining British restaurant located inside the Milestone Hotel just moments away from the stunning Kensington Gardens. Oozing plenty of traditional British charm and serving a comforting menu of refined classics, this elegant restaurant offers a sumptuous escape from the bustling streets of the city.

The traditional but luxuriously-dressed dining room boasts rich mahogany furniture, warm wood panelling, high ceilings and large windows which flood the space with plenty of natural light. This beautiful room is bursting with period features and character that’s guaranteed to transport guests to another world while they dine.

The kitchen team is headed up by executive chef Daniel Putz who has created a menu of warming signature dishes inspired by the hotel’s founder Beatrice Tollman. All the recipes have either been passed down in the family or discovered while travelling, adding a personal element to every dish. Examples of starters on the a la carte menu include Mrs T’s chicken noodle soup which is presented in the form of a pie, as well as H Forman & Son smoked salmon with soda bread. For main course, you might like to try Mrs T’s chicken pot pie, grilled dover sole with new potatoes, creamed spinach, lemon and caper dressing, or roasted loin of highland venison with celeriac, pear, hispi cabbage and red wine jus.

While dessert includes plenty of indulgent classics – think tonka bean custard tart with pear and amaretto reduction, and Mrs T’s baked vanilla cheesecake with strawberry compote.

There is also a Night Menu which serves food from 10:30pm for late-night diners, and includes a selection of light bites and starters, mains and desserts. Children are taken care of by way of a kid’s menu if you’d like to bring the whole family along.

Menu Highlights

Main Courses
Cheneston's Dinner Series: Introducing Chef Dan Putz Supper Club - £95.00

Cheneston's is excited to launch a new series of Supper Club Dinners led by Executive Chef Dan Putz. Thursday 30th May and Thursday 17th October 2024 Arrival 6 pm for 6.30 pm Tasting Menu Experience: £95 per personTables are subject to availability and ticketed; Pre-payment is required to secure your booking. Each event offers guests a unique journey curated by Chef Dan Putz travel and culinary experiences Vegetarian options are available – guests are kindly requested to inform the team at the time of booking of any dietary requirements Book online at Cheneston's : https://milestonehotel.com/dining-and-drinks/chenestons 

Weekday Set Lunch - £45.00

Enjoy our exciting new set lunch menu using the very best seasonal ingredients. Dishes include Smoked Salmon served with Sauce Gribiche, Miso Glazed Cod served with Squid Ink Linguini and Ginger, Chilli and Basil Sauce Americain and Stem Ginger Sticky Toffee Pudding served with Custard and Stem Ginger Ice Cream. Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm Monday to Friday Price: Two-courses £45 or three-courses £55 per person

Pre-Theatre Dining - £65.00

With a number of London's finest theatres and entertainment venues close by, Cheneston's is the perfect location to enjoy a quick meal before heading out to that anticipated show. Price: £65 per person Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Cheneston's Tasting Menu - £110.00

Enjoy the exquisite theatrics and delicate indulgence of our Tasting Menus at Cheneston's, showcasing eight courses that carefully navigate the flavours of the British Isles. Price: £110 per person

Sunday Roast Lunch - £70.00

Join us each Sunday as we honour this traditional and comforting British pastime, serving sustainably sourced meats and perfectly roasted seasonal vegetables. Two-course £70 | Three-course £85 Time: From 12:30pm with last orders at 3pm Until the 31st March, guests over 18 years of age that dine from our Sunday Lunch menu will receive one complimentary glass of champagne or wine per guest. No cash alternative.

Private Dining - £105.00

Cheneston's is perfect for private occasions, offering seated space for 30 people or a standing reception of 40. Fresh flowers, table decorations, bespoke menus and tailored wine lists complement our exceptional cuisine.


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Absolutely yes - simply visit their website to make a booking.

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Executive Chef Daniel Putz creates warming signature dishes inspired by founder, Beatrice Tollman, which are served alongside a range of delicious British options. Tableside carvery and daily roasts complete the experience.

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The dining room boasts fine traditional décor from rich mahogany furniture to warm wood panelling and large windows.

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Smart casual, no jeans, sports wear or trainers

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Events

£95Cheneston's Dinner Series: Chef Dan Putz Supper Club
Dining Experience
Cheneston's Dinner Series: Chef Dan Putz Supper Club

30 May 2024

The second in the series of Supper Club Dinners led by Executive Chef Dan Putz, Chenestons invites to you enjoy this unique evening on 30th May 2024. 

Arrival from 6pm 

Tasting Menu Experience: £95 per person
Tables are subject to availability and ticketed; Pre-payment is required to secure your booking.

Each event offers guests a unique journey curated by Chef Dan Putz travel and culinary experiences

Vegetarian options are available – guests are kindly requested to inform the team at the time of booking of any dietary requirements

Book Here
£95Cheneston's Dinner Series: Chef Dan Putz Supper Club
Special Dinner
Cheneston's Dinner Series: Chef Dan Putz Supper Club

17 Oct 2024

The third in the series of Supper Club Dinners led by Executive Chef Dan Putz, Chenestons invites to you enjoy this unique evening on 17th October 2024. 

Arrival 6 pm for 6.30 pm

Tasting Menu Experience: £95 per person
Tables are subject to availability and ticketed; Pre-payment is required to secure your booking.

Each event offers guests a unique journey curated by Chef Dan Putz travel and culinary experiences

Vegetarian options are available – guests are kindly requested to inform the team at the time of booking of any dietary requirements

Book Here

Location

The Milestone, 1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DL

020 7917 1200 020 7917 1200

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Opening Times

Breakfast
Mon 07:00-10:30
Tue 07:00-10:30
Wed 07:00-10:30
Thu 07:00-10:30
Fri 07:00-10:30
Sat 07:00-10:30
Sun 07:00-10:30
Lunch
Mon 12:30-14:00
Tue 12:30-14:00
Wed 12:30-14:00
Thu 12:30-14:00
Fri 12:30-14:00
Sat 12:30-14:00
Sun 12:30-14:00
Dinner
Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun 17:30-22:00

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