Kensington Archive

  • London’s dining scene is more diverse and innovative than it has ever been before.  New upstarts with their increasingly quirky ideas seem to be opening on a daily basis, each […]

    L’Etranger, SW7

    London’s dining scene is more diverse and innovative than it has ever been before.  New upstarts with their increasingly quirky ideas seem to be opening on a daily basis, each […]

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  • Take a wine barrel full of irrepressible Italian charm, add an endearing pinch of comedic service and top it off with some seriously impressive food and apparently you have the […]

    Ilia, SW3

    Take a wine barrel full of irrepressible Italian charm, add an endearing pinch of comedic service and top it off with some seriously impressive food and apparently you have the […]

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  • Gordon Ramsay may now be more (in)famous for his out-of-kitchen antics than the dazzling cooking skills that earned him his place in the spotlight, but there’s no doubting Gordon’s ability […]

    Petrus, SW1

    Gordon Ramsay may now be more (in)famous for his out-of-kitchen antics than the dazzling cooking skills that earned him his place in the spotlight, but there’s no doubting Gordon’s ability […]

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  • Our love affair with Thailand and their fine cuisine is clear to see, with Thai restaurants becoming almost as common as Chinese and Indian on our high streets.  One of […]

    Patara, Various locations

    Our love affair with Thailand and their fine cuisine is clear to see, with Thai restaurants becoming almost as common as Chinese and Indian on our high streets.  One of […]

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  • The annoying thing about the so called Gastropub is that they so often disappoint.  Too many ailing establishments slap on a lick of neutral paint, unenthusiastically overhaul the menu and […]

    The Jam Tree, W14

    The annoying thing about the so called Gastropub is that they so often disappoint.  Too many ailing establishments slap on a lick of neutral paint, unenthusiastically overhaul the menu and […]

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  • A serious wine list has become a pre-requisite for any restaurant or bar with the slightest aspirations of achieving credibility.  The starting point seems to around 40 varietals, but it’s […]

    The Kensington Wine Rooms, W8

    A serious wine list has become a pre-requisite for any restaurant or bar with the slightest aspirations of achieving credibility.  The starting point seems to around 40 varietals, but it’s […]

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  • The ratio of rubbish to good Chinese restaurants in the UK is truly one of the biggest crimes of our restaurant industry.  Thousands of years worth of heritage and dedication […]

    Min Jiang, W8

    The ratio of rubbish to good Chinese restaurants in the UK is truly one of the biggest crimes of our restaurant industry.  Thousands of years worth of heritage and dedication […]

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  • When it comes to diet, my general rule is to eat relatively healthy five days a week, and to “eat till I pop” the other two days; however, working in […]

    Madsen, SW7

    When it comes to diet, my general rule is to eat relatively healthy five days a week, and to “eat till I pop” the other two days; however, working in […]

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