Dear diners, please note that online reservations are for the restaurant area only, not for the bar area or drinks.
Since The Kensington Wine Rooms opened its doors along Kensington Church Street in 2009, Kensington’s dining, drinking and entertainment scene has changed – it certainly wouldn’t be the same without this neighbourhood wine bar doling out its tapas-style bar food and fuss-free European and British cuisine, with a wine pairing suggestion for every dish. Not to mention the loss the west London community would feel – oenophiles and casual tipplers alike – without The Kensington Wine Rooms’ expansive yet considered offering of 150 bottles and 40 wines by the glass.
excellent as always, thanks to all the staff at Ken Wine
Realistically everything was fine with the Kensington Wine Rooms - thank you. Loved it and was looking forward to going there from the time we left Australia. It was the first place to visit on our agenda. We flew in that afternoon from Oz and we had wine / dinner that evening at the Wine Rooms. WE will be back. Perfect!. 4 of us met there. Unfortunately, there was a table beside us that were so overly loud. We happen to be next to them. Not the Wine Room's fault!
Went for dinner with friends last night, such a lovely place. Great food, great wine and knowledgeable, attentive staff.
As the name would suggest, the piece de resistance at The Kensington Wine Rooms is its well-stocked wine cellar. Here in Kensington the proprietors of one of London’s most revered wine bar families – there are sister outlets in Brackenbury and Fulham – have gone to great lengths to ensure that very bottle and bin, every drop offered by-the-glass, is selected for its ability to showcase the distinctive qualities of its terroir. The careful curatorial process at work behind the scenes at The Kensington Wine Rooms is perhaps best understood when you book for one of the regular wine tasting events held at the wine bar’s Kensington Church Street address, but even a casual glass to accompany a plate of tapas or a full evening meal will offer confirmation in equal measure.
The same commitment to the provenance of the wine that makes it to table (quality in the glass in maintained by the use of Enomatic wine dispensers) extends to the care that The Kensington Wine Rooms takes to ensure the quality of its offering across the board. It’s not all wine at this Kensington wine bar – the beer is from a brewery in south London’s Greenwich, gin and vodka comes courtesy of a boutique distillery in Hammersmith. As for the food, you can expect aged Scottish beef, Cornish crab, Gressingham duck, british cheeses from Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, and acorn-fed Spanish jamon and other premium ingredients to make an appearance on the bar plate or a la carte menus. And, once you’ve enjoyed the perfect pairing of wine and fine European and British food, every bottle is available to buy and take home.