Town House at The Kensington


SquareMeal Review of Town House at The Kensington

Elegant decor takes on a sultry vibe in the windowless bar, where you can pick from a lengthy line-up of clever mixes (a ginger and lavender martini, perhaps) or ask talented staff to whip up something bespoke. In the next-door dining room, dark wood bookshelves, green leather seats and bare tables spell business, with the kitchen specialising in upmarket Brit grub. A starter of home-smoked salmon, which arrives in a miniature, smoke-filled bell jar alongside salmon tartare, pickled cucumber and avocado purée, sets the tone so high that the commendable beef Wellington and chocolate fondant almost disappoint by comparison. Service is spot on, although prices aren’t for the faint hearted.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cosy, Glamorous, Luxury, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Celebrations, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


Housed inside The Kensington hotel, Town House is an all-day restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Designed to be a ‘home away from home’, this comfortable space boasts a real fireplace, plush armchairs, crystal chandeliers and homely furnishings designed to evoke the feel of a warm, if very luxurious, living room. Enjoy an elegant meal in the light-filled dining room, or head over to the glamorous bar when the sun goes down to sample one of its signature cocktails.

The a la carte menu is available for dinner and features a range of classic brasserie-style dishes. You might like to start with Buffalo milk burrata with tomatoes, basil dressing and toasted focaccia, or sea bass ceviche with baby corn, avocado, lime, chilli and corn tortillas. Main courses include Black Angus grass-fed steak with Café de Paris butter, fries and a salad, as well as whole Dover sole served grilled or meuniere. A variety of sides can be ordered to complement your meal. Desserts continue the classic theme, with the likes of baked lemon cheesecake with raspberry compote, crème brulee with apricots and amaretto, and a warm chocolate fondant with praline ice cream. Do note that a vegetarian and vegan menu is also available.  

An a la carte breakfast menu is served every day at Town House, which includes hot and cold options. Keep things simple with a croissant and coffee, or opt for a something more substantial such as eggs royale, a full English or pancakes with maple syrup and bacon.  

The bar at Town House is a central part of its offering, with a strong focus on cocktails. Examples of its signature creations include the sweet and sour Last Word which features gin, Chartreusse Verte, Maraschino and lime juice, or the Brandy Crusta made with Seignette VS, orange and Marasche liqueurs. There are nine non-alcoholic cocktails on the list, too, for those looking to forego the booze, while a huge selection of premium wines spirits and Champagne complete its offering.  


Are there vegan options?

Yes, there is a separate vegetarian and vegan menu available.

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Is there a dress code?

The recommended dress code is smart casual.

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The Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5LP

020 7589 6300 020 7589 6300


Opening Times

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 07:30-11:00
Sun 07:30-11:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 11:00-13:30
Fri 11:00-13:30
Sat 11:00-13:30
Sun 11:00-13:30
Mon 12:00-17:00
Tue 12:00-17:00
Wed 12:00-17:00
Thu 12:00-17:00
Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon 12:00-16:00
Tue 12:00-16:00
Wed 12:00-16:00
Thu 12:00-16:00
Fri 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun 12:00-16:00
Pre Theatre Dinner
Mon 17:00-18:15
Tue 17:00-18:15
Wed 17:00-18:15
Thu 17:00-18:15
Fri 17:00-18:15
Sat 17:00-18:15
Sun 17:00-18:15
Mon 18:00-23:00
Tue 18:00-23:00
Wed 18:00-23:00
Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri 18:00-23:00
Sat 18:00-23:00
Sun 18:00-23:00


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Neale S

13 April 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
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