28-50 South Kensington

4.3
49 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European
On the well known Draycott Avenue, 28°-50° South Kensington is a relaxed, wine-focused bar and restaurant offering a seasonally changing French and contemporary European menu. Guided by a team of sommeliers 28°-50° has one of the most unique wine lists in London, featuring a range of 15 red and 15 white wines by the glass, carafe and bottle at exceptional prices.

Our 'Collectors List' is showcasing fine wines from private collectors, offering our guests a chance to discover more unusual and mature wines at their peak, some of which are rarely seen in other restaurants. Spread over two floors, the venue features two dining rooms and bar seating. Whether you drop in for a drink or to dine you'll have a really special time. We also offer 'al fresco' dining and our private room is available for events, celebrations or corporate get-togethers.

Experiences

  • Fondue Evening!

    £39.95 per person

    Jan 18, 2022 only

    Enjoy a taste of the Alps with our traditional 3 course Cheese Fondue, available every Tuesday from 12pm. Start with a typical French aperitif, a blackcurrant and white wine Kir, and then enjoy this tasty Alpine specialty of local cheeses melted in white wine and kirsch. The Fondue Festival is priced at £39.95 per person, including: A Kir aperitif Walnut Salad Charcuterie Platter Fondue Savoyarde Served with crusty bread and potatoes Chocolate Mousse with blackberries and chocolate crumb

Offers

  • 50% off food - Lunch

    Jan 10 - Jan 31, 2022

    50% off all food items from 12 - 16:30, drinks not included. Not to be used in conjunction with other offers
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM, Mon - Sat 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 49 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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CaroD
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

enjoyed dining at this restaurant. found it irritating had to buy vegetables despite eating off the special lunch menu

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Danzig81
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the ambience was lovely. Highly recommended for a date night

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Malv
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. Love dining here.
Our server Beatrice was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really impressed with the set up of the place and quality of the food!

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

We went for the Christmas dinner, and it was severely lacking. The only thing my partner and I really liked was the lemon posset. The arancini was soggy. The gravlax smelled fishy and unappealing. The turkey breast was incredibly dry and a chore to get through. And the Christmas pudding was average at best, with barely a dribble of custard to balance the strong flavor. To be fair, I asked for a bit more to make the rest of the pudding edible, and the server brought some. Nothing else stands out as good or bad--just okay all around.

Overall, I'd say the meal was worth maybe half of what we paid for it, and I still think that's a bit generous. For £74.95 per person, we expected a lot higher quality.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Jonathan, We are so saddened to hear that you didn't enjoy your Christmas with 28-50, perhaps given the situation that we are facing (lack of staff, staff off calling in sick at a record high) we shouldn't have made the decision to open. Thankfully, most of our guests had a great day, but we are so sorry to hear that you didn't. We would love to get in touch and offer you a meal on us to try to change your mind on our restaurant, and would love if you could give us a call to discuss.

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Rebecca
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Booked for Christmas dinner, £180.00 and 1 hour and 45 mins later we will never get back. All we experienced was over cooked rice in the Arancini, a 25 minute wait for water alone. Mushrooms with my lamb that were slimy along with butternut squash that was still crunchy. My fiancé’s Turkey was so dry I ended up giving half of my lamb that was cooked decently to him. And to add to it no offer of coffees or more drinks and the wrong dessert brought to me at first, it is safe to say we were ridiculously disappointed.

Overall between the food along with the constant sounds of cutlery being dumped in the kitchen, the hoard of chefs coming and going next to us as we were right next to the bathrooms and kitchen and knives literally falling from the upper balcony as a whole tray of plates and cutlery got dropped on the floor above.
We will not be returning and would not have been comfortable paying if it was any day other then Christmas.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Rebecca As per similar reviews from the day, we do realise that perhaps opening this Christmas was a big gamble, that perhaps didn't pay off. We are saddened to hear the feedback from you, but as always, aim to work upwards from this and look to improve. We would love to get in touch to offer you a complimentary meal to change your opinion and show you that it was just a one-off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Booked for Christmas. Food was average. Seating area was cold, ugly and lacked ambience. Would not be dining here again

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 28 December 2021

Hi there, We are really disappointed to hear of your comments. Christmas day was particularly difficult across our group, with record amount of staff sickness, lots of our team having Covid themselves. We took the decision to stay open as we didn't want to let any of our clients down on Christmas day but this may have been the wrong decision. We are really sorry we were not able to give the best first impression but do hope you try us again another time. Kind regards, Ginny

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vipDonpepe
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Christmas lunch was not what I expected, it was a very different take on a Turkey dinner. I did enjoy it though. My husband had the lamb, 3 different cuts, 2 he said were delicious but the third was full of grizzle.
The main disappointment was the dessert. My husband doesn’t have dessert but my Christmas pudding was inedible, it had been microwaved to a hard dry lump & I couldn’t find the custard….such a shame as the flavor was good.
The service was great, the lady who showed us to our table was just delightful, friendly & funny.
The atmosphere was good & the service was equally good

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Donpepe, Thank you for your very positive comments regarding our staff, and the turkey dish. We will look into the issue surrounding the lamb and Christmas pudding dish, and sincerely hope that we do not get this feedback from another client again. I'm sorry that you had the brunt of the issue. We hope to welcome you into our restaurant again, and would love to invite you back in to hopefully change your opinion! Wishing you a prosperous New Year!

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vipCoop1571
London
56 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good selection of food. Service could have been more attentive when so many staff

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 28 December 2021

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your review and many thanks for your comment on the good selection of food. Sorry the service was not up to it's usual, we will be looking into this accordingly. Kind regards, Ginny

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Ash123
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We walked 20min under the rain to get to the place and It was closed!

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 27 December 2021

Hi Ash123, We have had to make the difficult decision (given the current circumstances) to close during lunchtime, to give our few staff that are still able to work a break, and due to the lack of clientele with to the COVID situation still at hand. We have closed online bookings, and called each and every booking at lunchtime to ensure that this does not happen, and I'm sorry that yours fell through the cracks!

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SSLJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great offer and lovely place. Everyone was lovely and very helpful

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 28 December 2021

Thank you for your very kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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MarkS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly venue, good sized portions

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 15 December 2021

Hi Mark, Thank you for your lovely comments! :) Kind regards, Ginny

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BiggyG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, a really lovely atmosphere. The Cep Veloute was amazing

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 15 December 2021

Hi Biggy, Cep Veloute is one of our favourites too! Delighted you enjoyed our restaurant and we hope to see you back with us soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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DOROTA
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic evening with friends, super food,great service

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 15 December 2021

Dear Dorota, Many thanks for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you back with us soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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FredS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

a few issues with the service (items ordered not served)

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 15 December 2021

Dear Fred, I am sorry to hear that - I note you rated us 4 stars so it looks like we got some things right! We hope you decide to try us again. Kind regards, Ginny

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westendboy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Martine was awesome and the Italian sommelier has great wine recommendations in case you would like to try something new.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on Martine and Michael, they are both brilliant! We look forward to welcoming you back with us. Kind regards, Ginny

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant night with wonderful, thoughtful staff and delicious food. Can't wait to come back!

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 15 December 2021

We can't wait to welcome you back Kate and we are delighted you had a lovely night with us. Kind regards, Ginny

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vipYannick
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant and team. We went several times for food and wine tasting. The sommelier Ksenia is very knowledgeable and a great entertainer. Also a big shout-out to Martine for bringing excellent service.

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miemmilan
London
32 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

1st time at 28-50 South Kensington.
I was on a date so when I arrived and the place was half empty, why would I want to sit next to a table of 4 so close when other tables for 2 people were less busy and empty. Not exactly the best of starts.
Food wise average. Value for money- OK. Pricey for what you pay.
The wine I chose was amongst the very best I have had- my suggestion is come here for drinks and a light snack.
Service overall was excellent.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 30 November 2021

Hi there, I am delighted you loved the wine and thought the service to be excellent. Really sorry about the table you were accommodated at, we became very busy in the evening but we should have accommodated you at a better table. In terms of the food, we don't usually receive comments like this so will look into what happened there... I'm sorry you thought it to be under-whelming. We do hope to see you again. Kind regards, Ginny

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Joanne
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Very quiet when we were there. Food promptly served with care taken for my daughter’s food allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday experience for my partner. The staff were really attentive, ambiance fantastic, the food amazing, and they even sing happy birthday to her. Brilliant from start to finish.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 30 November 2021

Thank you for your touching comments and especially for deciding to celebrate the birthday at 28-50! Kind regards, Ginny

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AnnaMartina
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my brother’s birthday and they did an incredible job with my ballons and table in the best position. Food was really good and the location is gorgeous.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 30 November 2021

Dear Anna, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. The staff always go the extra mile for our guests but I am so happy you were particularly looked after for such a special event. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was the first time I had dinner here. Had a steak filet with garlic sauce and sides, as main course and a lemon sable for dessert. Both were well prepared with high quality ingredients. The waiters serving were all very friendly and responsive to our requests. I will certainly revisit and try one of the fish options.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 30 November 2021

Dear John, Thank you for your kind review. A fillet steak is one of our signature dishes, and something we will always have on the menu so we are delighted you enjoyed it. See you soon! Kind regards, Ginny

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vipMark
London
161 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Apart from the starter salad which was inedible, this is a good all round restaurant. Menu slightly limited but ok. They knocked off a chunk from our bill to compensate for the salad.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 23 November 2021

Dear Mark, Thank you for reviewing us, feedback from customers is always very important. Really sorry to hear about the salad, I am very glad this got compensated for. We hope to see you back with us. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great, and food tasted fantastic but was bit pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary meal! Staff were lovely, very well informed for the wine tasting and knew about the cheeses and meats for the charcuterie platter! A very enjoyable evening will definitely return!

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 30 November 2021

Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted you had a lovely evening. We hope to see you back for your next wine tasting experience! Kind regards, Ginny

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MA121
London
60 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely lunch at 28-50. Good service and excellent wine list, and food was very good. We both had the wild mushroom veloute and the lamb cutlets I followed my started with were cooked well and very nicely presented. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Worst meal I’ve had in two years. Maybe we were there on the wrong night, but the meat was really fatty and chewy, the chips were barely cooked, and I didn’t care for their ‘interpretation’ of chocolate mousse.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 29 October 2021

Hi there, Thanks for your review, although seems like there is not much we got right this time. We will follow up with the chefs to see what happened here - very bizarre as all other reviews from the evening you dined is very good! Kind regards, Ginny

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Carmen
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The atmosphere was lovely and it was easy to hear others at the table. The staff were very nice, friendly, and attentive. The food was well-cooked and presented nicely at the table. The menu was not extensive but had a good variety of dishes to choose from. It is a great place for a celebration or date.
The restaurant was not busy at all, and only had a few tables occupied so it was not too noisy or crowded.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 29 October 2021

Dear Carmen, Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are really pleased you loved the food, variety of dishes to choose from and service. We hope to see you back with us soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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vipMonty
London
37 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent choice of wines by the glass and good value. Choose the 250ml for a decent taster. Food was very good although not a massive menu. Service was outstanding - a very nice location and a good ambiance. Not crowded or noisy on a Thursday evening.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 29 October 2021

Dear Monty, Thank you for your lovely comments and we hope to see you back with us soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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vipRichardF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a new branch (I've been to the one at Chelsea before). My son and I arrived drenched by heavy rain, but received a very warm welcome for our 1745 booking. My son had oysters and fillet steak and I had salmon ceviche and halibut - all the food was excellent.
We went for a 2014 Beaune from the fine wine menu, which was reasonably priced at £95.
The star of this restaurant is greeter and waitperson Martine - a treasure who, I hope, is properly valued by the proprietors.
Recommended. 5*

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 29 October 2021

Dear Richard, Great to hear you have given our South Kensington branch a try after visiting us on the King's Road. Even more delighted you enjoyed your experience so much! Martine is great and she is truly valued by staff and management alike. Thank you for pointing her out. We hope to see you back at 28-50 soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Birthday lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The loveliest people work here. We had such a nice time here

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GayleC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such a lovely meal and the staff were very lovely and attentive! Next time I visit London, I'll definitely be back!

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Alison
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stumbled across this on TripAdvisor as a newly opened restaurant. We were going to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall and had to eat early and wanted something special.
It was really good - food, wine and ambience all excellent.
Certainly would recommend it and will come back again ourselves.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 11 September 2021

Dear Alison, I'm so glad you decided to try us out, even more so that you loved your experience with us. We hope to see you back with us soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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IChambke
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really fun evening Martine was excellent - all in all a brilliant night out delicious food and good value

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Pedro
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food is good but definitely not French, the wine was excellent but extremely expensive

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear Pedro, We describe our restaurant as a French take on modern European Cuisine, we are not explicitly French. Our wines range from affordable to high-end, it is true that we do have some very expensive wines... But we have something for everyone, sold by the glass, carafe or bottle. Kind regards, Ginny

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UmeP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff and service was excellent all round. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive all night. She also made great recommendations for wines.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear UmeP, I have passed your kind comments on to your waitress, she is great and a credit to our team. See you back with us soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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vipmagpie
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delightful wine bar and restaurant that is very conveniently located in South Kensington just a few minutes walk from South Kensington Tube Station.

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 23 August 2021

Dear Magpie, Thank you for sharing your review on our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Ginny

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambience!

28-50 South Kensington
Responded on 23 August 2021

Many thanks for your kind comments! Kind regards, Ginny

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28-50 South Kensington is rated 4.3 stars by 49 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.