Chucs Café Kensington

French, Italian·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
French, Italian
Cool, Glamorous, Lively, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Counter dining, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
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Smart Italian group Chucs is known for its stylish restaurants all across town and the Kensington branch is its final jewel in the crown - for now. As the name gives away, this site is a cafe as opposed to a restaurant, so expect a more casual affair, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, with a focus on first-rate coffee supplied by Difference Coffee Co.

Available in only a handful of upmarket establishments in the capital, the Difference Coffee Co. sources the very highest-grade coffees, and works alongside one of only four fully-licensed Coffee Quality Graders in the world to create what it promises is an exemplary cup of joe.

Food-wise, diners can expect a broad range of drinks, snacks and more substantial meals, from smoothies to paninis, salads and pastas, the majority of which are available to take away. Personally, we like the sound of the fresh cakes and pastries stand, with different delights trapped behind the glass everyday.

Brunch sees the likes of homemade granola with strawberries and yoghurt alongside classic favourites such as eggs Benedict, and smashed avocado with poached eggs and the Chucs breakfast, which is packed full with mushrooms, black pudding, Paddock Farm sausage and Cotswolds streaky bacon.

Meanwhile, the all-day menu features some of Chucs’ most popular dishes, including lobster linguine with garlic, tomatoes and chilli, as well as the Chucs truffle pizza and the Chucs burger with cheddar, bacon and fries. If, come evening, you'd like to tip your hat to the Italian's aperitivo hour, small plates of cichetti are divine alongside a typical golden hour cocktail. 

We like the sound of the burrata with datterini tomatoes, calamari fritti and grilled prawns with chilli, garlic and gremolata. Pair with an Aperol Spritz, Plum and Orange Spritz or a Riviera Negroni for 'la dolce vita' bliss.


How can I amend my booking?

Should your plans change we kindly ask that you contact us to amend or cancel your reservation up to 24 hours prior to arrival. You can amend or cancel your reservation via your confirmation email. If you still need assistance, please call the Chucs Restaurant or Café that holds your reservation and a member of our team will be able to help you. Please note, groups of 6+ may incur a £20 per person fee for cancellations made less than 24 hours before the time of reservation.

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Gift & Pre-payments

We have a range of gift vouchers available to purchase via our website. If a loved one or colleague is dining with us and you’d like to treat them to a bottle of champagne or some vouchers towards their meal with us then please email us on and a member of our team will be able to help you. For frequently asked questions and further gift voucher details please click here.

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Allergies & Dietary Requirements

If you or a member of your group has an allergy, intolerance, or any other special dietary requirements, just let us know when you book, and our team will be ready to accommodate on the day.

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Family Policy

We welcome children & babies of all ages. When you’re booking your table, please make sure all children in your group, despite their age, are included in your total number of guests. And if you need a highchair or extra space for a pushchair. Just let us know when you book and we’ll take care of everything. We offer a children’s menu upon request in the restaurant, please click here to view.

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Waiting Lists

We do not currently operate a waiting list, but you can see live, up-to-date availability on our website. Our restaurant will do it best to accommodate walk ins but we cannot guarantee availability in busy periods. Any cancelled tables are immediately available online; we recommend that guests periodically check online availability as our online system is live and accurate.

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Dress Code

Much like those you’ll see hanging out along the Italian and French Riviera, we are quite relaxed about fashion, but are always stylish! We ask that you appear smart-casual and not too sporty i.e. tracksuits, football shirts, baseball caps, etc. Smart trainers are allowed.

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Dog Policy

We welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes, however we ask your four-legged companions to remain well-mannered and well-behaved during their visit.

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97 Old Brompton Road, Kensington, London, SW7 3LD

020 8037 4527 020 8037 4527


Opening Times

All day
Mon 08:00-23:00
Tue 08:00-23:00
Wed 08:00-23:00
Thu 08:00-23:00
Fri 08:00-23:00
Sat 08:00-23:00
Sun 08:00-23:00


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