Romulo Café

Bars, Fusion, Noodles, Pan Asian, South East Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian·
££££
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Bronze Award
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SquareMeal Review of Romulo Café

Bronze Award

A Filipino specialist at the ‘wrong’ end of Kensington High Street might not sound like a recipe for foodie success but Romulo Café is well worth putting aside your preconceptions for. For a start, it’s not a Café – this is a proper restaurant, complete with marble-topped tables and charming owners who are happy to talk newcomers through the long menu.

Then there’s the family pedigree. Carlos P Romulo was a Pulitzer prize-winning Philippine ambassador to the USA and Romulo Café is the brainchild of his grandchildren. This London outpost is the first beyond the Philippines and follows three well-established Romulos in the Metro Manila area.

And of course there’s the cooking itself, which is miles away from the fast-food ethos of Filipino fried-chicken sensation Jollibee down the road in Earl’s Court. The cooking is best described as South East Asian food with Spanish and American influences. Some of it might sound strange, but for every smoked fish spring roll or taro flan there’s hot-smoked Scottish salmon or tofu and enoki salad – plus fried chicken, as crisp-skinned as you’d hope and with a punchy adobe mayonnaise for dipping.

Elsewhere, we enjoyed pork hock spiked with a tomato shrimp sauce and spicy vinegar, bao buns filled with confit duck leg, and vanilla cheesecake dyed purple with yam. And while some of it might taste a bit odd – grilled aubergine encased in tomato and drizzled with a salted egg-yolk dressing was a taste we didn’t acquire – it’s never less than interesting.

Afternoon tea, set menus and quick lunches broaden Romulo’s appeal, and rest assured that if you over-order, the very friendly staff will box up any leftovers for you to take home.

 

 

 

 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Bars, Fusion, Noodles, Pan Asian, South East Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Home delivery, Just Eat, Takeaway service, Uber Eats
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Quiet conversation, Romantic, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

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Yes there are vegan options on the menu at Romulo Café.

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Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Romulo Café.

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Location

343 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6NW

020 3141 6390 020 3141 6390

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Opening Times

Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-21:00
Wed 17:00-21:00
Thu 17:00-21:00
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-21:00
Sat 12:00-21:00
Sun 12:00-21:00

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3 Reviews 
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Service
Atmosphere
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Morgane B

28 May 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Morgane B

28 May 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Lyesther C

28 December 2022  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5

Great service and palatable fusioned menu to compliment the local taste.

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