High Street Kensington Eating Guide

The beauty of High Street Kensington and the surrounding area is its variety of delicious cuisines. From Lebanese to Japanese, Indian to British, the neighbourhood has it all.  



This tiny sushi joint is heralded as one of the best Japanese restaurants in the Capital. It’s set on an unassuming side street, but the menu including Beluga caviar, wagyu carpaccio, and fresh rolls can’t help but impress.  


Address: 14 Argyll Road, W8 7DB

Telephone: 020 7938 1536


The Orangery

If you’re looking for a regal spot to eat, then The Orangery within the royal pavilion at Kensington Palace won’t disappoint. Expect to find hearty traditional breakfasts, wholesome British mains and a traditional afternoon tea. 


Address: Holland Park, W8 6LU 

Telephone: 020 7361 2220


Dirty Bones

First established on Denman Street in Soho, Dirty Bones now has a High Street Ken outpost. This truly is one of the best spots to get your NYC comfort food fix in the whole of the city. Don’t miss the legendary 12-hour beef short rib.  


Address: 20 Kensington Church Street, W8 4EP

Telephone: 020 3019 9061



This much-loved local Indian restaurant combines wholesome home-cooked food with warm service and inviting interiors. The menu consists of contemporary flavours with a twist. 


Address: 33c Holland Street, W8 4LX

Telephone: 020 7229 2115



Run by Ffiona herself, this High Street Ken institution offers locals the most comprehensive brunch menu in the area. Highlights include Welsh lamb, aged Scottish beef and Ffiona’s legendary chicken kiev. 


Address: 51 Kensington Church Street, W8 4BA

Telephone: 020 7937 4152


Balans Soho Society

Balans is another Soho restaurant with an outpost on High Street Kensington. The restaurant has a contemporary and varied menu, consisting of treats such as vegetable jambalaya, Cornish crab linguine, red curry and beer-battered cod. Open early and closing late, it’s a fantastic casual dining option. 


Address: 187 Kensington High Street, W8 6SH

Telephone: 020 7376 0115


The Ivy Brasserie

For those creatures of comfort, The Ivy Brasserie is the place to go for honest and reliable food, served all day long. Make the most of the never-ending menu, which offers a little something for everyone, from vegans to vegetarians, meat aficionados to dessert lovers.


Address: 96 Kensington High Street, W8 4SG

Telephone: 020 3301 0500


Randa by Maroush

Satisfy your Eastern Mediterranean fix with a trip to Randa by Maroush. With a menu that includes falafel, kebabs, salads, kibbeh, baklava and more, this wholesome Lebanese joint will not disappoint.


Address: 23 Kensington Church Street, W8 4LF

Telephone: 020 7937 5363


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