Ivy Kensington Brasserie

4.5
3946 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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TanyaW
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall i’m happy and will definitely comeback . Although we had some slight issues it’s was rectified .

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MatthewB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service,been to a few ivy restaurants and was very pleased with kensington as this was a speacial ocasion for myself it met my needs

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EleanorS
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and great atmosphere.
Celebrating my birthday, which they recognised with a treat!

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Taniath
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They looked after us nicely but wasn’t spectacular for the first meal out for months. Bottles of wine mostly £40+ and size of helpings appear to have got smaller - but chicken Milanese was delicious as were the truffle chips.

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vipJakman
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a positive experience. The service was good, and the food was delicious. They have an amazing covered outdoor terrace in the back of the restaurant. The civières patio is warm and dry.

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SueF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delight to go out to lunch again and eat food we wouldn’t cook for ourselves. Excellent cooking

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KimB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much for Richard the General manager , and all the other staff members who were brilliant and really made our celebration VERY VERY SPECIAL!!!!

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vipTonyM
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Highly recommended

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vipRickR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had an outstanding birthday brunch on 18 April. The sidewalk seating is the best we've experienced since the partial reopening on 12 April, but Ivy, we believe, is best inside during the evening, when the restaurant is buzzing with activity, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always reliable. Good quality and a fair price. Wish they would change the Weekend Brunch menu a bit more but the classics are always on.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a special occasion for a friends birthday and even though prior to ringing up a few times on the phone a few days before the booking no effort was made to make it a special experience. A happy birthday was not even said by a member of staff to my friend. A very poor effort and we will not be returning . I was looking forward to bringing my family there in the future but I would definitely not recommend.

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AlexO
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Ivy. Nice seating in garden terrace.
Excellent additions to menu and wine list.

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vipEmmaC
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We had a 17:00 booking but noticed they were super quiet, so they agreed to seat us at 16:30. We had a starter and main but were asked to leave before dessert. The restaurant was quiet and it was my best friends birthday, so dessert was important but we paid up, cancelled the 2nd bottle of wine and left. We grabbed a drink elsewhere and noticed 3 tables continued to be empty. Lastly, sitting at the front wasn't great, we asked to be moved to the back but they never even replied, our waitress just said she would find out. I Love The Ivy mainly Chelsea Garden and Victoria. I won't be coming back to Kensington.

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kirstyt
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food standard is so high and very reasonably priced and the staff are so friendly and attentive. Highly recommend dining here.

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ANDREWT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and we were out in the conservatory..Great food. Pricey drinks

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic night 😍

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CharlotteC
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and lovely staff, food good. Staff very pleased to be back and go the extra mile

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NicolaB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and service was good.
We have a very pleasant evening.

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Emz0302
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal with beautiful food. Very tasty. My cheese soufflé and hubby's smoked salmon was beautiful! Only thing that let it down was the ambience; you're sitting on the High Street with sirens and cars honking. Unfortunately something that's going to happen until we're allowed to eat inside again! Was lovely to get out, and the food and service was impeccable. Would come again, when we can dine inside!

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cristinag
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for lunch... the garden is really nice

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VirginiaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable first outing after lockdown.

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AmyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, stylish surroundings

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vipMimi
London
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

End of the madness and finally back to reality, meaning, normal life!

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NatalieL
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So lovely to be back to one of our favourite restaurants
❤️❤️
Lovely food
Fab service

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JeffP
Munich
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A welcome return to civilised dining in one of our favourite resturants

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful time and delicious food.

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vipdanapriadkina
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garden area is very nice and aesthetic. The food was delicious as always. All staff was very attentive and friendly. Definitely will come here again and again!

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MarwamJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally good food, everything tasted great. Great service, good ambience, beautiful interior. The Ivy has becoem one of my favourite restaurants. Not cheap but not expensive especially for the quality of food you get there. Way to go The Ivy.

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KarenB
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing, with great food and a great atmosphere.

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eramk
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Bright, friendly, and food never disappoints! Probably my favourite branch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience. Excellent vibes. Good service.

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GeorgieB
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pre-tier 3 lockdown dinner. Stylish, with delicious food and charming staff.

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Janet
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were excellent. Service was great as was the food and they kindly let us have the table longer than booked as we were chatting so much!

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AmyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and gorgeous surroundings

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Sang2020
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the garden part I loved it and the service there was much better than the restaurant.

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RichardI
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening oit

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vipBarryD
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. These boys just do everything right! Roll on the next visit! 👏👏👏

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Beatha
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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Andish
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings exquisite service and wonderful food.

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RachelB
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, friendly staff as always. yummy food and a very nice evening out. Looking forward to returning again after Covid level 3 is removed

FAQs

Ivy Kensington Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 3946 OpenTable diners.

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.