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Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.2
4.2
6811 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy's urbane, neighbourhood-style brasserie for accessible Modern British eats, served all day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or impress at a business lunch, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 12 people. Positioned on its own level, the semi-private dining area was designed to present a great vantage point over the restaurant, giving you the option of a more intimate setting while still being able to enjoy the atmosphere of the main restaurant. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus.

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Parking details

    NCP Royal Garden Hotel Car Park, 2 - 24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT (4 min walk from the car park) Indigo Hornton Street Car Park, Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX (3 min walk from the car park)

  • Public transit

    We are located 2 minutes walk away from High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines)<br />

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ivy Christmas Set Dining Experience

    £60.00 per person

    Nov 28 - Dec 30, 2022
    Join us at The Ivy for a dining experience like no other. Feast on festive dishes including Goose & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Christmas Pudding. Guests will also receive a Christmas cracker to celebrate with a bang. Tables of 7 guests or more will be required to dine off this festive menu rather than the al la carte menu.
  • Ring in the New Year in style with a set menu

    £65.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Raise a glass this New Year’s Eve in the glamourous and vibrant surroundings of The Ivy. Dine with loved ones over a three-course menu specifically selected for the occasion featuring the classic Buffalo Mozzarella, Roast Chicken, indulgent Chocolate Bombe and more. Three-course menu available for £65 per person. Book now to make it a night to remember.
  • The Ivy Christmas Set Dining Experience

    £60.00 per person

    Nov 15 - Nov 27, 2022
    oin us at The Ivy for a dining experience like no other. Feast on festive dishes including Goose & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Christmas Pudding. Guests will also receive a Christmas cracker to celebrate with a bang.

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What 6,811 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • West London

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely setting, food was fine but service was very inconsistent.
  2. AO

    AnatoliyO

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The wine was a scam. I ordered a bottle at £90 and they have brought a bottle of £360. They claim that it was in another menu and not the main menu. When complained to the manager they said that they cannot do anything about it and made me pay for it. I don’t really care for the price, but this is just fraud. This is total unacceptable and is just low class pick-pocketing style. Shame on them.
  3. AC

    AnnetteC

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Love the Ivy and this one has been our go to place. Unfortunately, this evening we were awaiting our main course 1.hr 10 mins after which the wrong dish was sent. We had to send a few things back as they were not up to standard but to give the manager his due, he was sympathetic and tried to correct the errors. Hopefully this is just a blip in these days of staffing issues as we do love this group.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Staff are quite miserable, rarely crack a smile. Shame because it ruins the vibe.
  5. S

    Sylvia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Waiters are not nice and we couldn’t feel welcomed. Place are really noisy and therefore not recommend if you want to have a relaxing time with family or friends.
  6. IV

    IoannisV

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    IVY collection, safe choice in London
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great value food. Lovely ambience. Unique in type of ambience. Very rare to find a restaurant as lively as The Ivy Kensington in London. We love it and go regularly to it. We highly recommend it.
  8. y

    yuen

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The service here was disappointing and poor, it definitely did not live up to the brand of The Ivy. The food is not worth the price as portion sizes are small and the taste is average. The ambience is not bad.
  9. s

    soso

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    International friends visiting
  10. CD

    CaptDoug

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Ivy Kensington - always exceptional. This was a solo visit, and my table captain assumed I was waiting for a companion and only offered water upon seating. Once they realized that I was alone - wonderful contrition and amazing service! I was doted upon for the remainder of my lengthy stay. The food was perfect. Consistency is THE measure for an exceptional restaurant - and The Ivy has not disappointed me in 12+ years.
  11. s

    sanjayc

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service must be improved. It seems corner tables are not attended to appropriately.
  12. A

    Angieg

    Hertfordshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration with my friend… But my steak was cooked in burnt oil!!! So not the best, compared to my steak at the Ivy Winchester , the day before!!
  13. EK

    EmanK

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was very slow but the food was very good
  14. JD

    JayneD

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Very nice venue but the food was not up to my expectations. The service was generally y good but it all felt very rushed – you need to finish so someone else can come in. We did get 2 complimentary after dinner drinks though.
  15. f

    falex

    London

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Mains a bit delayed though. But great food when it came!
  16. s

    sarag

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service has really gone down at Ivy restaurants unfortunately
  17. KL

    KLMS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely late lunch with old friends. Noise level quite high at beginning (end of lunchtime) but soon became less busy and delightful. Food was tasty and beautifully presented. Not hurried, which was brilliant, as we had alot to catch up on. Friends from abroad loved it .
  18. RW

    RosieW

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Slow to be seated and served, and when asking for the bill. Food was nice but nothing special.
  19. J

    Jeznlondon

    London

    180 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The biggest problem with the Ivy Kensington is the noise level. It's a faitly cavernous space with tables tightly packed together and full of hard surfaces so that you're constantly having to raise your voice. We left as quickly as we could because of that. Apart from that, I had the Onion soup which was great - for mains, we ordered the veal sirloin which arrived lukewarm and was tough and sinewy. I've tried this Ivy several times, but it really isn't great.
  20. M

    Munchtime

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Portions generally a bit miserly. Had to order extra veggies which makes It more expensive than it should be Food delicious though Service good
  21. SD

    SueD

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Terrible service by waiting staff. Table too small for purpose. Would not bother again, very disappointing!
  22. LC

    LouiseC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This is a nice restaurant, with good atmosphere, however service was very poor. We were seated for 25 minutes before anyone even took a drinks order. When the food did come it was nice. We were never offered a dessert menu and unfortunately missed out as we didn’t have time due to such slow service. Not what I would expect from an Ivy restaurant.
  23. D

    Daveyboy

    Cambridge

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice food, excellent, attentive service from the waiting staff, happy to revisit in future
  24. RM

    RMH15

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service was quite slow. Waited ages for our first drink. Didn't keep getting top up with our wine often enough & general service was slow. Had to ask them to make sure we get our desert in time as we had the theatre to get to, even though we were in there almost 3 hours (there was only 2 of us). Nice food but abit pricey as sides are all extras too so adds up. Nice for a special occasion, just allow plenty of time.
  25. MM

    MegM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I appreciate that the restaurant was busy however myself and the party I was with found the staff to be slow and rude. Had to send back the salmon as it was not cooked all the way through, and considering this is the Ivy, I expected the food to be presented better and be more unique. The drinks were lovely and there was a good choice. The atmosphere was lively in there and pleasant, however overall would not go back as feel for the price paid for our party we could of got better service and food somewhere else.
  26. JC

    JenC

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Love the ambience and brunch cocktails but the food was just ok, would not eat brunch here again.
  27. SW

    SophieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating with my family and best friends as they had come to visit London for my wedding dress shopping weekend and I booked the Ivy based on my experiences at other Ivy venues before and it did not disappoint. The food, service and atmosphere was great and we all had a wonderful time. For some it was a first time visit to and Ivy and they loved it and would go again.
  28. k

    karrig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, food was good and nice atmosphere! Would come again!
  29. K

    Kelly

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I was dining alone and basically ignored my entire meal. I had to ask for service each time I needed something-to order, for another drink, everything. Staff was very rude, no one asked how my food was (it was not good). It is too expensive for the quality food and certainly the service didn’t help.
  30. EL

    ELIZABETH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous greeting, service, food and ambience. XO
  31. CC

    CarolineC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, great food and great service. Brought Canadian friends here and all had a great evening , would definitely recommend.
  32. MH

    MissH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous evening overall with very tentative staff. Just some constructive feedback really: as we were there for a special birthday they arranged a lovely birthday treat with a candle for my fiend, but if they had brought this out with the dessert that would have been excellent timing as we didn't have any time left on the table when they brought it out at the end so it was a little rushed. Great food and cocktails. Would go again.
  33. J

    James

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible service. Half our order didn’t come out until much delay. Steak was also undercooked.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and beautiful decor! The only thing that struck me as surprising is that after we finished our main dishes, the waiter informs us the restaurant has a 2 hour policy and we were nearing that time limit. As foreigners, not sure if this is a standard but would have been nice to have been informed this before sitting down.
  35. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    I ordered the miso black cod on a banana leaf. This was clearly not Cod: It was meatier, did not separate like cod, looked more like hake or salmon and did not taste like cod. I commented to the waiter and asked for a response from the chef but received no comment.
  36. R

    Rosenberry

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and exceptionally attentive staff. We had a perfect experience.
  37. GI

    GIGI

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    What a disappointment Has dinner here with my daughter. Booked a table for 2 and asked part way through our booking if we could have a table for 3 as we had another guest who wanted to join…. We were told no… in fact our gorgeous waitress was yelled at by the front of door staff for even asking. Meanwhile 4 tables remained empty for the remainder of the night up until the moment we left. When we spoke to the check in staff at reception they were incredibly rude (Aaliyah) rude and made excuses for what was just an appalling situation. Kirsty our waitress was amazing. She was apologetic and upset over being yelled at when she was just trying to tell them how many tables were empty. I will never dine at this restaurant again! Overpriced…. Obnoxious… and a chain restaurant. Rather go anywhere but here. 5 * for Kirsty though. She was amazing, polite and kind. Aaliyah was anything but.
  38. SH

    SkyeH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything you expect from the Ivy. Great pricing as although it’s a notch above average it’s affordable. Consistently good food, service etc and a really pleasant ambience.
  39. VC

    VCW2

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Burger bun was burnt, chips were tasteless and some were rock hard. Waiter tried to take plate away from my mum whilst she was clearly still eating. £7 cocktail was tasteless like fizzy water. Underwhelming visit and very disappointing
  40. M

    Molarman

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy Brasserie at High Street Kensington is our go to restaurant for lunch. Consistently good and their 2 or 3 course lunch is very good value. The service is very good and seeing the general manager keeping an eye on the service is always a good sign. As part of a chain of Ivy Restaursnts the Brasserie keeps a lot of individual charm and enjoyment.

FAQs

Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.2 stars by 6811 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ivy Kensington Brasserie

96 Kensington High Street, London, ENG W8 4SG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kensington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 8:00 am–12:00 am Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    NCP Royal Garden Hotel Car Park, 2 - 24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT (4 min walk from the car park) Indigo Hornton Street Car Park, Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX (3 min walk from the car park)

  • Public transit

    We are located 2 minutes walk away from High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0500

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or impress at a business lunch, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 12 people. Positioned on its own level, the semi-private dining area was designed to present a great vantage point over the restaurant, giving you the option of a more intimate setting while still being able to enjoy the atmosphere of the main restaurant. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus.

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