Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.3
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£26 to £40
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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.
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MD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited the Ivy Kensington Brasserie with my friend for her birthday, plus her Mum and her friend. We were heading to see Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall afterwards, so we were particularly fond of the special Cirque set menu. It was such brilliant value for money, and the food and cocktails was all fantastic. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked through the door to the moment we left. My friend is vegan and allergic to nuts, and the staff and kitchen were so accommodating with this. The waiter also brought out a special vegan dessert for my friend at the end!

MH
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great in letting me keep my lunch table for another meeting. Very kind of them.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice food and nice surrounding

g
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I didn't think it was anything special, the fish dish was average not worth the price also chocy bomb was not great and the rum ba ba was awful. One of the waitress hem was down. Not a great day. Definitely not worth the money.

D
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was average given the price. Also £5 for a basket of bread is excessive.

RR
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, great food, atmosphere and staff. Christian excellent and I think Alan superb. Visit four Ivy Brasseries regularly............................... Excellent staff to customer service. Highly recommended...............

CR
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment and very helpful staff. Delicious food too. We always have a good time here

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was very enjoyable. We will definitely be returning.

PK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I am not sure what I was expecting but I came away disappointed. The food was nice enough, but very small portions. The service was incredibly slow and the staff indifferent to us and everybody else in the restaurant I suspect. It wasn't worth the best part of £200 that I spent.

MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lövely dining experience with beautiful food and friendly and attentive service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. M&J. Australia

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service at The Ivy Kensington has repeatedly been inconsistent: sometimes very good, but with regular mistakes in orders and/or absence (failing to check on us after extended periods of time). Food choice is OK, although not terribly intriguing. Food quality is also OK, but also never exceptional. We go there for the ambiance, which is really nice, but always leave a bit disappointed with the overall experience.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although we enjoyed the food experience, the lady who showed us to our table was not welcoming and sullen. However the waiters who served us were very friendly and efficient

We also found the seating arrangements were too close to the diners either side of us

GS
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a treat to visit the IB, the staff are always lovely and the food is great!

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent venue. I went with my wife for her birthday lunch and they even arranged for an individual birthday cake, totally unsolicited. Old fashioned service.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and ambiance. Only downer is that there always seems to be a puddle under the men's urinal. Otherwise tip top.

R
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A goog place for a quick but at the same time gourmet lunch

JP
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night to celebrate a birthday. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. Would definitely recommend and we will be sure to go again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good food
Good service

JD
London
55 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Fish was poor and chips were over fried, too oily,

CC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Not sure, having had to send my fish and chips back. Fish okay but the batter very very soggy.

LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were having our last dinner in London after a week’s holiday over Christmas. Even after Nee Year’s it was still beautifully decorated for Christmas and was a perfect place to celebrate a wonderful trip.

AW
Wales
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I booked a table as a Christmas present for our friends on your website after reading a special offer of a two course set menu.What a disappointment when we arrived to be told it was not available which meant our bill was more than we anticipated.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing, service was really lacking unfortunately. I believe amazing food should come with amazing service and this wasn’t delivered. Prices were worth it as the food was beautiful

HJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pumpkin soup and lobster linguine were great, but the signature Gin and tonic was AHHMAZING!!!!

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Excellent menu, superb service, moderately priced.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Ordered our food on New Years Day morning. Coffee, toast and two hot breakfasts.
The cold toast arrived without any plates. The delayed coffee arrived after asking for it.
There were two managers on duty who were clearing and laying tables. Good service is about anticipating customers needs and staff knowing their roles.
The Ivy don’t have it quite right!

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is our second visit to Ivy Kensington.
Lovely atmosphere and food.
The staff were really really run off their feet!
Brought us the wrong starters then didn’t bring our sides.
Waited for ages after asking for our bill.
That said - we had a lively New Years Eve and would defo return.
Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for New Years Eve. We love Ivy in general and we ordered our favourite dish: the duck curry but the portion was smaller than usual. When we asked they brought extra and offered tea/coffee. The service is incredible😊

R
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attractive and well run restaurant, a little noisier than Ivy Wimbledon, but not unexpected in a brasserie. I am generally depressed by the high number of restaurant chains, but the Ivy works. We are so happy they kept the regular menu for New Year’s Eve.

ML
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance but felt rushed and was told they needed the table. As soon as we were finished dining, we were told that they needed the table twice even though we had to ask for our bill.

It spoiled the ending of the dining experience.

SB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Visited during the day on New Years. Was pleasant enough but the service wasn’t great and the noise was quite echoey. The decor was not as good as other Ivy branches I have visited.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We saw the restaurant was half empty on New Year’s Eve lunch so walked in and asked for a table
The hostess walked around, came back shaking her head and said there was no availability until 2:45.
Many were well into their main course so it seemed unlikely though 3 other couples arrived at the same time as us and got the same story.
Before leaving the area, I checked open table, and they showed the place to be wide open!!!
I double checked for 4 and 6, same story!!!
So I booked a table, turned around and went back. Completely unfazed, the girl seated us.
We felt very sorry for the waiters working on a holiday weekend and no opportunity for tips as the restaurant did not fill up, and many were turned away.
Poor experience with a less than fresh salad completed a sub standard outing.
Not at all to their usual standard in any respect

a
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. Would highly recommend

AB
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fantastic evening! No complaints and will definitely be going again. There is a very special atmosphere and it is perfect for a treat and a fun moment with friends and family.

VM
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Extremely slow service despite not being overly busy. Couldn’t fault the food however. Had a much better overall experience at the Brighton Ivy (Superb!) so would definitely recommend/go back again but not to the Ivy Kensington.

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Had poor service the entire time. Table not set properly.
I’ve been to the Ivy before so I’m aware of the high standard of customer service they have.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely evening good atmosphere, and food. We had a great waiter who was attentive and chatty.

An enjoyable evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

They forgot to bring our food. Totally forgot us and our order for almost an hour.

P
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food for the price, brunch menu had good choice. Service friendly and professional.

F
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time with the family to conclude our stay in London...