Belvedere

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French
Set in the stunning former ballroom of Holland House, The Belvedere stands amid the beautiful gardens of Holland Park. Decorated in 1920s oriental finery, the Belvedere beautifully echoes its traditional surroundings.

The restaurant has a neighbourhood feel, with a warm and relaxed formal dining experience. Offering an oasis right in the centre of London, it has a charmingly romantic interior separated out into two distinct dining areas.

The first sits up and to the left, an intimate space with low ceilings while the other is indulging with ultra-high ceilings, hanging silver globes and silky walls lined with smoked mirrors. Take a second look and discover the eclectic mix of artwork boasting timeless pieces by the likes of Warhol and Damien Hirst.
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ChrissyV
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant in a lovely location. As always, service was friendly and attentive and a well positioned table. All food good other than the crushed peas with the fish which had a very unpleasant flavour - not like peas at all? Very nice Albarino wine. All in all a lovely lunch.

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Out2lunch
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service a little slow but very busy. Lovely setting. Food (Sunday roast)’was well executed but nothing particularly remarkable.

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rosie120
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I often come here for Sunday lunch, always a pleasure. Excellent service, food and atmosphere. A real bargain as well. Can't praise it enough !!

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JonathanW
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in a fantastic setting, warm welcome on arrival and all of the staff were attentive and friendly. Visited for Sunday lunch, the 2-course menu is varied and has a great selection of meats and fish (vegetarians/vegans may find themselves limited however). The lamb was cooked perfectly and was excellent with the wine we selected. I will be booking again.

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic value pre-dinner menu at 6-7. Really good portions and fantastic food. The service was also excellent and really friendly.

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PaulW
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of restaurant for a business lunch. Nice and quiet ( although this is the end of February and midweek), very good food and attentive service. Would make for quite a romantic occasion as well. Will definitely keep this on the list of " go back to " restuarants

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IanB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great lunchtime plat du jour, at a good place to meet. The wine is pricey but good.

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LaithM
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Romantic, different type of setting, nice building and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

My wife and I dined here on Valentine’s Day we were both very impressed with the atmosphere and ambiance. We were greeted very well on arrival. The menu was a set Valentine’s Day special although with limited choice. I asked the head waiter if The chef could make me a steak instead of the beef cheek and fillet and he accommodated which Was good. Unfortunately that’s where the good ends. My wife’s lobster ravioli was sub optimal if not poor. It tasted like something you would get from Morrison’s or Tesco’s as microwave food. Certainly not of fine dining standard. The steak was OK but my chips were horrible. It tasted and looked like frozen oven chips from a supermarket or a 24 hour shop. When I flagged this up to the waiter who was serving us he just brought me another bowl of chips of exactly the same poor quality. I’m not sure if he understood my point but I wanted to make the chef aware of the quality of the food. Throughout our stay none of the waiters asked us whether use were enjoying the place or importantly, the food. Probably for the best ! Overall a great place with rally good ambiance and a great name and location but the food and service were sub optimal. Sad to say we will not be dining in this restaurant again

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vipBibi
London
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

service and food were both disappointed.
any kind of a local pub would be better than this.
the experience of dining in this restaurant wasn’t bad in the past, and always like their ambiance in the restaurant.
I won’t say £75.00 for a three courses dinner is expensive, but it is clearly not “fine dining”.

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vipJoanneM
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and makes the whole family feel welcome - including small children!

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LloydofLondon
London
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A special occasion for friends to meet up. Belvedere is a wonderful & historic place. Great space for a daytime meet, after a stroll through Holland Park.

We went for dinner, to catch up. Perfect setting

Belvedere
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello and Thank You very much for nice review. Please come back to see us soon. From all of us at The Belvedere.

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vipHilaryB
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a really lovely setting for a Christmas Eve supper. We all enjoyed the food, good service and the ambience.

Belvedere
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello and Thank You very much for nice review. Please come back to see us soon. From all of us at The Belvedere.

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JulieC
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good restaurant and good severance food was good and would recommend

Belvedere
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello and Thank You very much for nice review. Please come back to see us soon. From all of us at The Belvedere.

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GavinH
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Belvedere is a beautiful restaurant in a peaceful part of Holland Park. It is light and spacious. The food is very good and the portions not too small or large, I think.

Belvedere
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hello and Thank You very much for nice review. Please come back to see us soon. From all of us at The Belvedere.

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JD42
Berkshire
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very Nice restaurant with good menu. Food was lovely but could have been hotter. Nice ambience and we didn't feel rushed between courses so all in all a good experience.

Belvedere
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you JD42 for your all star review! We are very happy that you enjoyed The Belvedere and we appreciate the feedback. Best for the new decade from all of us at Belvedere.

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PaulineD
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been enjoying the Belvedere's Sunday roast lunches on special occasions for many years, since the restaurant was recommended to us. Have recommended it to a number of friends.

Belvedere
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you Pauline for the 5 star review! We are very delighted that you are a loyal customer throughout the years. thank you from all of us at The Belvedere.

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TheSquib
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I live near the Park but haven't been for a long time. It's a lovely space and the food/service were really excellent. Maybe I didn't read the website properly as took me a while to find the entrance to the Car Park which is on Abbotsbury Road.

Belvedere
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you TheSquib for your all star review! Yes, we are nestled in the middle of the park and sometimes is a bit tricky to find us but we've are here always for neighbours and newcomers. Best for the new decade from all of us at Belvedere Restaurant.

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Stunning location in the middle le of the park, beautiful and light room, excellent service (very helpful in turning a reservation for 7 into a table for 8 and letting us linger over dessert and coffee), wonderful food and set lunch is great value

Belvedere
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thank you DeborahB for your all star review! Best for the new decade from all of us at Belvedere Restaurant.

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John69
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with confused decor and a great wine list! Calm beautiful and uncrowded. How rare!

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for nice note. We hope to see you soon again with us. Yes we do have a confused decor! that's us! Art Deco, Modern Art and lots of beautiful scenery in the middle of Holland Park.

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HenryS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best set lunch deal in Kensington/Holland Park. Beautiful setting and good food.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you Henry for nice rating From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Come to see us again!

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Georgek
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very uncrowded at this time of the year for lunch. It enabled my guest and I to talk freely with no noise around us which could have made it difficult to hear. The menu of the day had a good variety of choices and the cost was about £30 per head including only one glass of wine. Very reasonable for a restaurant of this quality.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you George for nice review! Come to see us again!

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JulieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and beautiful room, tables and atmosphere with very discreet pianist playing at just the right level. Great choice of dishes on Sunday lunch menu. Food delicious. For a beautiful first class restaurant I felt it was good value. Have recommended already.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Julie for nice review! We hope to see you again soon.

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vickyb
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Vegetarian and vegan options were really poor. I had the vegetable tart and it was literally just puff pastry with some roasted vegetables put in it, no flavour at all.
Lovely setting just ned to think about vegetarian and vegan options a bit more

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you Vicky for your feedback on Veggie Menu items. Noted and passed along to our chef. We hope that you give us another chance soon.

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BarbaraT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting in Holland Park - restaurant is elegant, Art Deco and the service was first class. Very good value 2/3 course lunch menu beautifully presented. Wine list pricey as cheapest bottle is £29 but the white we ordered was perfect temperature.
Thank you - will return!

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Barbara for nice review! Noted that the wine temperature was perfect. Come to see us again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been off an on coming to this place for 15 years.... it’s just such elegant place with silky service.... always have a great time

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park, your repeated patronage means a lot to us. Thank you for nice review!

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bonfiglia
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere is unmatched, especially on a Sunday with live piano background. The service is careful and friendly. The dishes are a bit traditional/classic for my taste, but the execution and the ingredients are impeccable. A must for a Sunday lunch.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Bonfiglia for nice review! Come to see us again!

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SPatel
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue for special occasions - great food - fixed 3 courses for £29 - very reasonable vegetarian option could have been more imaginative
Loved the pianist and decor

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you for nice rating and feedback. Come to see us again soon!

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Lauren
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed every bite, almost licked our plates clean! The roast suckling pig was so crisp yet tender- the potatoes were the best I’ve ever had!

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Lauren for nice rating, Come to see us again soon!

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DANN
London
39 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience - food, service, surroundings are all superb. Surprising to find that on a Friday evening so few others were taking advantage. Is it the rather awkward access once the park has closed?

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Dann for nice rating, yes Holland Park access after hours is limited but we have an intercom at the main gate off Abbotsbury Road that allows us to welcome all customers. We encourage to call in advance of your arrival to make sure we have somebody to direct you to our door. Come to see us again soon!

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AllisterM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was very quiet for a Friday lunchtime but enjoyed a very pleasant meal with our guests. The food and service was excellent and I look forward to returning. Good ambience even with few customers on this occasion. Thanks to the staff for their hospitality

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Allister for nice rating. Come to see us again soon!

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HenryS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent value set lunch in a wonderful setting. Best place in Kensington for lunch

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Henry for nice rating. Come to see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Belvedere is a old-fashioned restaurant. The food is good: nothing exceptional or creative, but it's quality food. The prices are average for a London restaurant, however at Belvedere you also have a great service, which is a rare find in this price range. The location is also great.

A perfect place to bring parents and relatives. Ideal for work dinners in the summer.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you for nice rating. Come to see us again soon!

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naha
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

メインのステーキは、おいしかったです。
静かな公園にひっそりと建つ、雰囲気充分なレストランです。
メニューをみてわからない点は、親切に教えてもらいました。

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Naha for nice rating. Come to see us again soon! オランダ公園のベルヴェデーレにいる私たち全員から。 素敵な評価をありがとう。 またお会いしましょう!

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RogerS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant oasis in its own grounds of historic Holland Park. A Monday lunchtime.
Efficient service not intrusive..piano there but nobody playing....Panoramic window seat with views of peacocks roaming around. Traditional retro genre in the original ballroom of Holland House.
The upstairs was not open..only operating if downstairs busy and for private functions with own bar
Had to remind waitress to bring us mayonaise..very kindly smiling waitresses.. Reception and Manager not naturally relaxed...Muzak playint was unobtrusively acceptable. One could hold conversations fairly easily.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Roger for nice rating and feedback Come to see us again soon!

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lunch to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with two friends and everything was perfect - the food and drink and especially the service.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Michael for nice rating and congratulations on 40th Wedding Anniversary. Come to see us again soon!

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vipDina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Staff is very unfriendly, not even polite. But the worst thing no one cares to warn the customer that there is just one exit, which is quite difficult to find, out of Holland Park. I was with my parents of the sinor age and I picked up that place because it is just 15 minutes walk from my flat. However, we had to run a big 40 minutes circle aroun the Holland park to find the exit. Is it so difficul to put the sign showing the exit out of the park or just say, where to go. But people at this place just do not care about anything.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

Dear Dina, From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park thank you for feedback. We are aware that access to Holland Park after hours is limited but we have an intercom at the main gate off Abbotsbury Rd that allows us to welcome all customers. We would love to update signs but we are in the middle of Holland Park and the park is managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and only can follow their guidelines. We hope that you give us another chance and come to see us again soon!

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kitmar
London
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The recommendation would be for the set lunch; a good choice, good value, well-cooked and appetising. This is the second time we've been for lunch and the choices have appealed to all three of us. Thank you. The venue is gracious and spacious, with views of flower beds.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you Kitmar for nice rating. Come to see us again soon!

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vipDavid
London
66 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and deserves to be more popular.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere, Thank you for nice review! Come to see us again soon.

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GaryD
London
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cooking on a somewhat limited menu and different from what was posted on line. The scallops and sea bass was superb with wonderful flavours.

Belvedere
Responded on November 25, 2019

From all of us at Belvedere in Holland Park. Thank you for nice rating. We've are in the process of updating our website , that's probably why the difference on online menu. Come to see us again soon!

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