Montgomery Place

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© Gemma Day
Ladbroke Grove

Montgomery Place keeps a low profile, its dark exterior embellished by a couple of tables outside in summer. Inside, the prime table just by the window is usually taken, as are the places at the bar; for intimacy, head, instead, to the more spacious back area.

Declaring that the bar takes its inspiration ‘from the roaring era of Hemingway… and the rebirth of cool’, the venue’s thick, juicy menu contains plenty of variety: the extra-dry Montgomery Style martini blends ice-cold Tanqueray with a suspicion of Noilly Prat; the mint julep is built around Woodforde Reserve; and the Old Cuban is a combination of a mojito and a champagne cocktail. Look out, too, for in-house mixes such as the Silver Pine (Havana Club, Campari, grapefruit, agave nectar and passion-fruit syrup), created at the bar’s now-closed sister operation Dusk in Battersea.

Venue name: Montgomery Place
Address: 31 Kensington Park Road
W11 2EU
Opening hours: Open 5pm-midnight Mon-Fri, Sun; 2pm-1am Sat. Food served 5-11pm daily
Transport: Tube: Ladbroke Grove tube

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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My boyfriend took me here on one of our first dates, and I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was relaxing and quiet, and the jazzy lounge style music was the perfect accompaniment to the wonderful cocktails on a sunday night. I'm asking every week when we will go back!


I have lived in West London for years now and this is my favourite place to go out locally. The staff are fantastic - the lovely waitress (with red hair) is super friendly and always remembers me and the barmen are outstanding. The cocktails are spot on and delicisious. Can not recommend it highly enough. 5/5.


I agree with Richard, Old Fasioned at Monty's are just spot on. All classics are of very good quality. It is my local place and we are always a small group. Everytime we have an amazing time with the friendly staff and the best drinks in town! As good as it gets! D.


This place is absolute value for money! I went there on friends recommendation to try theirs Old fashioneds and Manhattans. Not knowing the place, I thought it's another regular street bar, but how wrong I was. I love my classics, know them well, tried plenty around the world - I simply found my place! For about £10 classic drink you have absolutely well balanced drink made out of not cheap brands, on spot hand crafted ice diamonds and heavy crystal glass serve! This is 5* hotel service for half the money...loving it! The atmosphere is spot on with comfy leather seats, very friendly and welcoming staff. Bartenders are masters in their fields. You have to try the great food selection to accompany your master drinks. Surf & Turf is the best thing on the menu. I had to order one more! Luxury bar snacks for great price. I love the concept and this is my NO.1 bar so far. Rich