Chucs Cafe Kensington

4.4
107 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 107 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Monaco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and lovely atmosphere

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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.

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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!

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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 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.

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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
4 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

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vipDaniel9
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Chucs. My go to place

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MargheritaA
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious ! I would recommend to anybody for a special breakfast!

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HenryS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We ordered 2 coffees... the first arrived 10 mins later, was the wrong coffee and then both had arrived 15 mins after ordering. I then ordered breakfast.. 25 mins later.. yes, 24 mins later it had still not arrived and I cancelled..no drama but said I was not prepared to wait any longer. utter rubbish!
Then the bill came and it had the breakfast on it... £34 for 2 late cold coffees and a breakfast no one had. Avoid this place.. staff don’t have clue, Fawlty Towers in a nutshell. Still, nice outside area and staff were pleasant just didn’t have a clue what was going on and how to manage such a place.
6 Manuel’s and no Polly!!

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Appealing
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were given excellent service by everyone especially the manager. Most impressive makes a perfect little local, smart, fashionable and very welcoming with something for everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service

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Delidaily
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Outstanding outdoors space, even for drizzly days

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RoryC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good service and good food, I recommend Chucs.

You should book a reservation to be on the safe side... they don't have alot of covers with social distancing...guidelines.

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georgiabh
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit here in the last month and as before the food was very good and the service friendly and efficient

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ReveurJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was awful, won’t be going back there again.

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vipcesca
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The waiters were quite slow in taking our order and the staff was generally not wearing masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

No waiter wearing mask !
40’ wait before being served at 8:30am!
Food very good...eventually.

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 4.4 stars by 107 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.