Kensington, a quintessentially British neighbourhood in London, is not only known for its rich history and stunning architecture but also for its vibrant culinary scene. With an array of dining options ranging from elegant brasseries to cosy bistros, Kensington offers a culinary journey that satisfies every palate. 

Uncover the top restaurants in Kensington where outstanding cuisine is paired with impeccable service as you embark on your culinary adventure! 

First up is The Shed Restaurant based in Palace Gardens Terrace. This restaurant has a cosy and rustic ambiance, where every dish tells a story and every bite is a celebration of seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and producers. From farm-to-table delicacies to innovative creations, the menu showcases the best of British cuisine with a modern twist. 

This restaurant is the flagship of the local & wild group created by the Gladwin Brothers, the west sussex brothers launched their four restaurants using their three unique skills, a farmer, chef and restaurateur. 

Extending their farm-to-fork way to life to London you can browse The Sheds menu here –

Just a 10 minute walk from The Carlyle is The Holland Kensington Dining Room, this new family and dog friendly pub specialises in British ingredient led cuisine serving seasonal dishes and regularly changing the menu. Dive into exquisite flavours and innovative dishes crafted by our talented chefs. Whether you plan a leisurely brunch with friends or a romantic dinner for two,The Holland is worth a visit.

You can browse their menu here –

Experience the essence of fine dining at Sally Clarke’s Restaurant, an iconic culinary destination in Kensington. Sally’s restaurants focuses on locally sourced seasonal menus that celebrate the best of British cuisine, menus are altered every day to accurately reflect the seasonal fruits and vegetables. Breads, pastries, ice creams, and chocolate truffles are all handmade in the kitchen. 

In addition to the restaurant the Sally Clarke chain continues with two retail shops, a wholesale bakery and production kitchen, both based just a stone’s throw away from the restaurant. 

Discover why Sally Clarke’s Restaurant is a firm favourite amongst locals by exploring the menu here –

Nestled on Kensington Church Street, amidst the bustling streets of London, lies a hidden gem that transports diners on a culinary journey to the heart of Alexandria. Experience the fine modern and traditional cuisine from Alexandria, the relaxed restaurants span across two floors. Alexandria’s menu showcases the history of Egypt incorporating French, Italian and Greek ideas. A specialty dish is Molokheya, a traditional Egyptian herb soup served with rice. Alternatively is the slow-roasted tender shank of lamb along with many more modern creations. 

Explore the menu here – 

From elegant brasseries to cosy pubs and innovative eateries, Kensington offers a culinary journey that celebrates creativity. Whether you’re in the mood for classic British cuisine, international flavours, or contemporary culinary creations, the top restaurants in Kensington promise an unforgettable dining experience that reflects the vibrant spirit of this iconic neighbourhood.

All four Nestor properties The Courtfield, The Knaresborough, The Warwick and The Carlyle are a stone’s throw away from the top restaurants in Kensington. Book your staycation with us and dive into the best dining spots. We look forward to welcoming you soon!