Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.5
3918 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant on Kensington High Street.

Sample our extensive range of quality food and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are visiting some of London’s best loved landmarks such as The Royal Albert Hall.

Our garden terrace is situated at the back of our restaurant and provides the perfect respite away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. Adorned with flowers and foliage, it is the perfect spot to soak up the sun during the summer months. Due to the nature of British summer our terrace cannot be booked ahead, so please just pop in.

Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, bar and a semi-private table for ten for an extra special experience, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie provides the perfect setting for any occasion.
What 3918 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarwamJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptionally good food, everything tasted great. Great service, good ambience, beautiful interior. The Ivy has becoem one of my favourite restaurants. Not cheap but not expensive especially for the quality of food you get there. Way to go The Ivy.

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KarenB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely amazing, with great food and a great atmosphere.

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eramk
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Bright, friendly, and food never disappoints! Probably my favourite branch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great experience. Excellent vibes. Good service.

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GeorgieB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent pre-tier 3 lockdown dinner. Stylish, with delicious food and charming staff.

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Janet
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were excellent. Service was great as was the food and they kindly let us have the table longer than booked as we were chatting so much!

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AmyB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food and gorgeous surroundings

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Sang2020
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat in the garden part I loved it and the service there was much better than the restaurant.

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RichardI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening oit

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vipBarryD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife’s birthday. These boys just do everything right! Roll on the next visit! 👏👏👏

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Beatha
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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Andish
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful surroundings exquisite service and wonderful food.

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RachelB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, friendly staff as always. yummy food and a very nice evening out. Looking forward to returning again after Covid level 3 is removed

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NaomiM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had such an enjoyable time at the restaurant it was the right place that I chose to celebrate my birthday at. The food was wonderful and so were the staff, it finished with taking beautiful photos outside the restaurant.

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RudyS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience1

Was slightly cold outside and service was lacking. Was difficult to get attention sat out the front

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EgliP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Unique environment and festive atmosphere. I really enjoyed my time there!!

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LauraG
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Service was absolutely awful to the point the waiter laughed at me when I asked a question. I will never dine again!

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vipElviraM
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

🙏🏼great as always

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diner7
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

my eggs were cold but I still ate them as was so hungry! ambience and service are great but the food was a little disappointing in temperature and value for money, would still go again though :-)

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KateA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Staff were rather rude. Breakfast was luke warm - poached eggs not cooked fully Expensive for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good food, with a multitude of choice on the menu. Good place to be for every occasion you may need.

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vipJeannetteV
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had recently dined at The Ivy and had an overall wonderful dining experience. On this visit unfortunately our drinks didn't arrive at the same time and the waiter brought my partner's starter before his drink arrived. We then asked 2 different wait staff before his drink finally appeared. However the manager apologized and the service and meal were were spot on for what is expected of The Ivy. This is our neighborhood gem and we really want to support them.

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amyh
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal, it more than loved up to our expectations

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EmmaB
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bustling & vibrant, we really enjoyed out lunch at the Ivy Kensington. Excellent food, great choice and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent attentive staff

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vipRoyH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Artan and his team straight back on it after lockdown. Good food and great service amidst the usual Ivy buzz.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A great lunch with my wife, a first meal out for quite some time due to all the current restrictions. Such a great feeling to be there and enjoying normality. The waitress switched mid way., but they were both excellent and enhanced our experience.

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vipWendySalisbury
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always. Charming staff, lovely venue, great choice of food. Highly recommended.

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vipDanielB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Tables very small.

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Leconnor
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice venue friendly staff but food very mediocre. My sole meniere was totally over cooked 🙁

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Farah
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The food was of low quality for the price. There was no catering for food allergies and the staff had limited knowledge of the menu. Overall, not worth it.

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vippatriciac
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff here are superb, delicious food. Wow the mince pies and brandy cream was sensational. I had roast chicken that was delicious. We were so well looked after.
Thank you.

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KarinaG
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The atmosphere was nice, staff was overwhelmed and mixed a few orders. It was very full. The main dishes were good, we were not too impressed by the desserts

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Oliver
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good food
Service was exceptional
Great atmosphere
All round good experience - recommend!

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Eliza
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

It was really busy and loud and some people were coughing so brazenly it put me off staying any longer. The staff were busy so I guess that's why they weren't friendly but the food was decent.

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ChrisB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to The Ivy twice, once for dinner and once for breakfast.
Suffice to say, it was one of the nicest places we have ever eaten at.
Food was incredible, and the staff couldn't be nicer.
It was a truly wonderful experience.

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CatherineS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was very good. Food was lovely and we did not wait long for it. Although it was 10 in the morning and very quiet but my husband and i enjoyed it, hence why we return again and again

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous evening, food was excellent, as was the service! We will definitely be back!

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MargaretT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Ivy Kensington has a really good atmosphere and the service is great. On this occasion we were celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday and I had called the restaurant earlier to ask if they do anything special for birthdays. They let me know that they can
present the birthday person with a festive piece of pie and wish them a happy birthday before the bill arrives and I asked that they please do this for my daughter. On the night they did not actually acknowledge my daughter's birthday and because she was sitting beside me it was impossible to remind the waiter without spoiling the surprise, so it never happened. This was a bit disappointing, but it was quite a busy night at the restaurant and this oversight would not stop me from recommending or going back to The Ivy again.

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, lovely food would definitely recommend

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Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 3918 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.