Cheneston's

4.4
60 reviews
£41 and over
English
Enjoy exceptional cuisine with an emphasis on cutting-edge British cuisine, prepared with the highest quality of fresh ingredients. This is fine dining but in a warm and friendly atmosphere, free of unnecessary formality. The dishes you find on the menu are also influenced by Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection who has a particular passion for food. As you step in from the bustling city streets of Kensington you will be struck by the fine traditional décor, rich mahogany furniture, warm wood panelling and the abundance of natural daylight pouring in from the Victorian leaded windows. Enter a world of calm sophistication and sumptuous luxury in our dining room, a room full of character, reflecting the distinctive period architecture of the building. The circular Oratory, with its ornate vaulted ceiling and wood panelling, is perfect for private dining. Afternoon Tea is served in the Park Lounge - available to book on Opentable.

Experiences

  • Christmas Day Lunch

    £259.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Christmas Day Dining Experience with The Milestone Hotel and Residences Guests are welcome to celebrate this special day with an exquisite five-course menu to enjoy with your loved ones. With a selection of dishes to suit all palates, The Milestone Hotel offers sittings throughout the day. Children are welcome. Time: Sittings available from 12.30 pm - 6 pm Price: £259 per person | £129.50 for children under 12 years of age The Milestone Hotel and Residences also offers private dining options. A member of the experienced events team would be happy to discuss options to make your experience all the more memorable.
  • Christmas Eve Dinner

    £225.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Listen to carols as you enjoy a five-course dinner before the festivities of the big day. Main courses include: Roast Breast of Creedy Carver Duck - Parsnip, chicory, braised leg croquette, Madeira jus Loch Duart Salmon & Tiger Prawn en Croûte - Crushed new potatoes, baby leeks, Vin Jaune sauce Roasted Loin of Venison - Mashed potato, Cavolo Nero, pickled celeriac, blackberry, red wine jus Blacksticks Blue Gnocchi - Roasted pear, chestnuts, sprout shells, pickled celery, Port wine reduction Private rooms are available on request with a minimum spend/hire fee. Guests will be asked for full prepayment. Time: 6pm | 6.30pm sitting for carols Location: Cheneston's Restaurant Price: £225per person | £112.50 for children under 12 years of age
  • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

    £275.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    New Year's Eve Gala Dinner hosted at Cheneston's Restaurant The Milestone Hotel and Residences 31st December 2021 Celebrate the New Year in style with a fabulous 5-course Dinner. Executive Chef: Daniel Putz Time: 8pm onwards Price: £275 per person | £137.50 for children under 12 years of age Full pre-payment will be required to secure your booking and a member of the team will be in touch to arrange this with you

Offers

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    Sun - Sat 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 60 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
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vipNerys
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful period British architecture, old world courteous service. Delicious food - a great place for first timers in London who want to experience a slice of history. Staff are also wonderful - true silver service with Beatrice Tolleson's recipes - and even the family's own wines from their private estate in the Wineland area of South Africa.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous dining experience in every way! Intimate, atmospheric, attentive wait staff and a fine dining experience.

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vipmichaelc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service, thanks Augustin. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service

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krakatoachris
14 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect in every way. The staff were very attentive, and we felt very special. The food was marvelous and overall it was a very good occasion.

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GagikS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Opulent surroundings, exquisite food and professional service. Highly recommended.

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Muge
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ambiance was great and very friendly service. Our dover sole was served a bit cold. Linguine was not special as expected.

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Gerrygodfrey
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Disappointed

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vipAle84
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Staff couldn’t wait for us to leave. Rude.

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PATRICEB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superbe établissement! Le Chic londonnien, décor classique, mets excellents, service de haut niveau sans être hautain. Parfait!

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COLINC
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Five star service and five star food, accommodated my food allergy (Gluten Free) with speciality breads and pastries, a credit to the chef.

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Pats
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Service was slow and staff not attentive. We had the pre Theatre menu and it was awful. It is such a shame as it is a lovely place.

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Sarah
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Historic decor, very rich interiors. Cosy dining area, very private, very good service. Would recommend.

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monegassen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2016
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a stylish and sophisticated restaurant. The ambience is beautiful and elegant, the service is excellent, and the food is delicious. My girlfriends and I were seated at a corner table we really appreciated as we had asked for privacy. The atmosphere was lovely and subdued, perfect for our catch-up. We had the three course offer and a nice bottle of wine with it and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. We will definitely go again.

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vipDeborah303
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2016
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderfully romantic setting for a delicious pre-theater dinner. The bar is a hidden gem tucked away from the busy street that fronts the hotel.

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Ladyfreegate
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant atmosphere, very attentive waitstaff, and magnificent food. A worthy choice for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2016
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

We did enjoy our evening but the service was very slow and the food and drink very expensive.

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Prince
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2015
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Ambience so great and our waiter was of help with the menu. However, our waiter was waiting on three tables simultaneously, this caused some clumsiness. Per guest rather than per table may be a great idea for their tasks.
Thank you.

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vipMrGrumpy
London
282 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2014
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really good modern English food and good service-but hardly any diners, hence 3 stars for ambience! Admittedly quite expensive with no multiple course deals, which is a pity.

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anna
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner party of adults with children in the private Windsor room. Service was impeccable, food perfect. We will gladly go back.

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davidw
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had an excellent meal. service and food were outstanding, as was the entertainment.

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vipAndres
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2013
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

The place is charming and food is good, but the restaurant was empty for some reason.

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Dukehumfrey
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2013
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Please note, toptable reservations are not communicated to Cheneston's. Their accommodating staff seated us anyway at a lovely table, and were very attentive throughout the evening. The food was excellent, and the cocktails were very well-prepared. I highly recommend the place.

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vipapatgee
London
156 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2013
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service ,fayre and whole experience. Thanks and will recommend to friends.

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MJB2525
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience at Cheneston's. The food, wine and atmosphere was fantastic. Staff was very friendly especially Lia who did an outstanding job with the wine selection. No doubt, next time in London I will go back.

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vipMalachi
London
47 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2012
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A little on the high side for price, but the service was exceptional!

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GirlWithACurl
London
63 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2012
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We were kindly seated in the Park Lounge which was my preference for afternoon tea, and the staff were very accomodating. The afternoon tea itself was good, with a nice variety of sandwiches. A slight criticism is that the pastry/cake portions were small for the price compared to other venues. A very relaxing spot though - wish there wasn't a 2 hour turnaround.

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londondiner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2012
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had afternoon tea with a freind at Cheneston's in London this past weekend and it was absolutely lovely. Perfect atmosphere for a quiet catch-up, delicious food - and not too much (we didn't come away feeling sick as one often does with a full afternoon tea!), but great value for money by comparison to some of the big names out there. This is definitely a place I'll come back to!

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vipChiara
London
88 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2011
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

The Milestone worked hard on decor and presentation, and its "cream tea in the library" is a perfect period piece to impress guests with. The finger sandwiches are very good, the little cakes very traditional. There does not seem to be great choice of teas and the waiter that took our order did not understand a request for Lapsang and produced a Darjeeling instead. A request to share a cream tea was also ignored /lost in translation, so that a double portion and double bill ensued. Shame.

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vipCityGent
Surrey
65 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2011
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

A great classic English dining room, offering excellent food, exquisite personal service, making you feel like you are dining in a country mansion rather than a London hotel. Definitely one to recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2011
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Dinner at Cheneston's on a Friday night. This place has a quintessentially English atmosphere. With candle lit tables, it is intimate, perfect for a quiet romantic dinner. The menu is English with a modern European influence without being contrived. Our main courses were pork and beef. Both were delicious, tender and cooked perfectly. The dessert was different and we both had the fig and toffee pudding which we found a touch on the savoury side rather than sweet. Service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2011
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Dinner at Cheneston's on a Friday night. This place has a quintessentially English atmosphere. With candle lit tables, it is intimate, perfect for a quiet romantic dinner. The menu is English with a modern European influence without being contrived. Our main courses were pork and beef. Both were delicious, tender and cooked perfectly. The dessert was different and we both had the fig and toffee pudding which we found a touch on the savoury side rather than sweet. Service was attentive.

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vipMarina
London
105 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2011
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cheneston's offers a good service and nice food. WE enjoyed some afternoon tea there and consider coming back one day.

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Chris
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2011
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I've been to Cheneston's a couple of times for breakfast and lunch. Had very good experiences but my last visit for dinner was a bit of a disappointment. Not only was it extrememely expensive but the portions were tiny. Also the cheese course was very boring in its selection.

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vipChooseGoodness
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2011
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely small restaurant with excellent food and fantastic service.

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Poplap
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2011
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time at Chenestons. The service was excellent, not obtrusive.
The food was so delicious and firstly a feast for the eyes. Wine is expensive but it is the norm at such a restaurant. Will go again for a special occasion, very nice hotel, close to the Royal albert Hall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2011
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

Very nice and pleasant staff in a lovely decor, but it was too empty and quiet for my taste. The food was good, although the main was less than hot, which is surprising given that at that time we were the only table in the restaurant (at 9pm). The real let down was the price, which at £37 for a main did not reflect the quality of the food (albeit good). Frankly this restaurant is at least double what it should be priced. At almost £100 per person this is far from good value, and with an almost completely empty restaurant, I recommend staying clear of this place.

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Chris
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2011
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent - the only words to use

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Panos
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2010
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

At Cheneston's at Milestone Hotel in London U.K.,our impression was extremely good!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2010
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Went for my birthday afternoon tea. The food and service were ok but not amazing. The setting was lovely though and they let us sit there for as long as we wanted.

FAQs

Cheneston's is rated 4.4 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.