Chucs Cafe Kensington

4.5
118 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Chucs Cafe Kensington, the fourth London outpost for the Restaurant & Cafe collection, offers a high-quality, full service café menu, alongside takeaway options – including paninis, salads, smoothies and coffee.

The breakfast menu features a wide selection of dishes, ranging from fresh pastries and House Granola & Yoghurt, to classic favourites including Eggs Benedict, and Smashed Avocado with Poached Eggs & Smoked Chilli.

The all day offering will include some of Chucs’ most popular dishes, including the delicious – and don’t forget Instagrammable – Cobb Salad, Chicken Milanese & Club Sandwich.

Come evening, guests can select from a carefully curated wine list - a large selection of which will be available by the glass – all to be enjoyed alongside ciccheti, small plates, or main dishes - including Burrata with Sicilian Aubergine Caponata, Seared Tuna & Risotto with fresh Porcini & Parmesan.

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What 118 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sbty
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great! Thank you for our dinner, Most enjoyable.

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vipKatia
London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Honestly, a little surprised given how often I go to Chucs across London. Service was so bad I almost wanted to tell them to take off the gratuity. Our waiter kept forgetting our orders - my tea, then our bread basket, and we didn’t even get our final cappuccino (which wasn’t even on the bill so he absolutely forgot). Based on this last experience I’ll probably never go back again. Sometimes I just want to get the food I order when I go out to eat.

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PamelaF
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delightful meal . Service was wonderful . Would recommend and certainly come back .

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice enough location and setting. Starters were good, mains average, service rushed and not reflecting the prices they charge, can do better elsewhere.

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RichR
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday brunch and the waiters were absolutely wonderful! So attentive and kind - would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good breakfast, nice staff and lovely decor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really attentive service. They even called the day before to warn us about the weather. Great place for a girls lunch.

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vipNickB
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good service and welcoming

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PenelopeE
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service. Sat outside by the road and heaters and covers made it a comfortable al fresco dining experience despite a cooler evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monaco
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very poor service, had to ask 3 times for our drinks, food order came wrong, we felt rushed off the table. Overall stressful situation.

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GabrielaT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overpriced, noisy, cramped, poor meal choices, half a sandwich 15 quid

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and lovely atmosphere

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Londonbymarlene
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfasts and nice staff

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RoryC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and nice outdoor dining experience. I would recommend Chucs in South Kensington.

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Caroline
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, a proper Italian vibe!

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annabell
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Would like to like this place as space was nice outside but the service was lacking, waited for extra bacon for a while. Also the portions are tiny aka 1 small piece of sour dough with small amount of scrambled egg for 7.50 was laughable

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Brilliant apart from the idiot sitting next to us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and great service !

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vipAlexis
London
96 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff and food

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VictoriaH
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere and made a big deal about it being my birthday which was lovely

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EmilceL
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for dinner with a friend and the food and wine were lovely, but what stood out was the kindness and excellent predisposition of the staff! They went above and beyond for us with recommendations about the menu, making sure we had everything we needed, offering us blankets when they noticed my friend had put her coat on.

Definitely would recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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Liodel
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit surprised that the table we sat on was just cleaned with a damp cloth, bare minimum would be using an anti bacterial spray. Wasn’t busy so I didn’t mind that much but both me and my guest noticed the distance between tables is probably about a foot at most, nobody sat at the next table so this wasn’t an issue at the time. Otherwise great service menu and atmosphere.

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breakfast
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Terrible road works in the are result in very very busy next to outdoor seating area, Breakfast was average, not hot and had clearly been sitting under a warmer for some time and had dried up the eggs and bacon cheap black pudding average sausage - I would say quite disappointing considering the price of £14.50 for full English !!!

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vipglobaldiner
London
26 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience5

The owner refuses to turn the heaters on to save money - we asked several times as did others to turn the heaters on

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vipLucy
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slightly small portions but overall a lovely experience

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vipDRM20
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would advise you to stay away from this restaurant. The service is nil - we were told we could not sit in a quiet area of the terrace because the table was for 3 people, however they let 2 people sit at a larger table because “they had requested it.” They made us sit in a cramped area with other loud customers. There is no social distancing at this place and it was extremely uncomfortable sitting here. The food is another story...bland and unimpressive. I ordered burrata with blood orange...the tiny sliver of blood orange I received was the end of the orange and was 1cm in diameter! One of the worst dining experiences I have had!

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sedenl
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chuck's is always a good idea. Love been there. Such an elegant atmosphere and nice staff.

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Clap
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice breakfast, lovely terrace, amazing food and friendly service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Every time we go there it is very average I’m afraid. The food portions are small and the service very mixed (they always forget items). The cocktails are also poor and taste watered down. There are much better restaurants in the area.

KB
KatieB
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent support with my daughter, high chair provided. Very kind waitress and manager. Lovely experience. Great heaters. Food great as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with nice terrace. Great food, wonderful service. Unsure if food quality warrants the price tag.

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Jack
London
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious first meal out in 4 months. The team did not miss a beat. Food was fantastic!

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MelanieN
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A really lovely little cafe with outstanding service

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and yummy food. Would def recommend.

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vipAlexis
London
96 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch and the staff were very helpful and nice

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Sarb
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very average and expensive. Service was pretty poor with a fleet of waiters standing around chatting you would think it would be super efficient. Asked for the dessert menu after we finished brunch waited 10 mins and in defeat just asked for the bill and left instead. Food was ok nothing special but pretty expensive likely to not return.

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LucyT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cacio e Pepe was sublime and the waiters were so friendly. Will definitely go again!

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CharlotteP
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great outdoor terrace which is highly convenient for social distancing. Seamless service and exquisite food ;)

MC
vipMariaC
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a coffee or lunch for pleasure or business
Staff very professional food very good my favorite place in the neighborhood

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chucs Cafe Kensington using the Order Online button. Chucs Cafe Kensington also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Chucs Cafe Kensington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8037 4525.

Chucs Cafe Kensington is rated 4.5 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Chucs Cafe Kensington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://chucsrestaurants.giftpro.co.uk/vouchers/the-chucs-gift-card/.

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.