Parlour Kensal

Restaurants , British Kensal Rise
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Parlour Kensal

Stop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a cup of Allpress coffee at this relatively new restaurant to Kensal Green. Decked out in what we can only described as 'homely-industrial' furnishings, the Parlour provides a pleasant setting in which to relax.

If you're feeling adventurous, why not try the Chef's Table, which seats seven and is a combination of art and food. The chef will create a work of art on the table in front of you, entirely made out of food, which you can then eat.

Venue name: Parlour Kensal
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Address: 5 Regent St
London
NW10 5LG
Transport: Tube: Kensal Green
Price: £25 and under
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Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:1
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  • 1 star:1
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Henry C
tastemaker

The Parlour is a good pub / restaurant, but it could be great. I love the selection of beers (all interesting, craft and delicious) and wines (straight from Borough wines). The food is creative (Popcorn Chicken Pops) and absolutely beautiful (The Blue Cheese Custard w/ Crudités), I really wish I could say this was my favourite pub in London.


The only thing which holds it back though, is it's penchant for closing to the public for private events on a Friday night. Over the past year, I have been turned away in excess of 7 - 10 times by a very polite bouncer who informs me the pub is closed. This has ruined my evening plans more than once and driven me in the arms of one of their nearest competitors along Chamberlayne Road.


It's a shame, as they really have understood the local zeitgeist of the boutique Kensal Rise, but they drive away those who should be locals with an overly elitist private events habit.

Laura B
tastemaker

An absolute hidden gem. I live around Queen's Park and this is by far my favourite spot. The breakfasts are delicious (try the avocado on toast or the unlimited toast for just ONE POUND!!), great atmosphere in the evening and brilliant staff. Particularly the lovely Kiwi who is the friendliest person around. I took my parents here and my dad even went 'I could LIVE here'. Parents approval - must be good!

Lucy W

Feel comfortable and well cared for whilst enjoying 5 star cooking, 5 star service, but thankfully not 5 star prices.

Rosalyn M

The food is excellent, the ambiance will make your day, and the servers take exemplary care of you. I mentioned on my first visit that I have a gluten allergy, and our server remembered me on my next visit (months later and for breakfast instead of dinner) and made sure I was safe and looked after. By the way, great place for those of us with allergies or autoimmune stuff to look out for. Go for a weekend brunch any time or a fancy dinner for a special occasion.

alina l

Lousy place which is a shame as the Parlour is a beautiful pub. The decor has a charming Victorian feel and attracts a nice mix of easy going clientèle. The atmosphere is generally relaxed which may contribute to the complacency of the staff. 15 min for an average cocktail not including a 10 min wait at the bar for service. The bar staff are miserable and do not example customer service. ..at all! They are not observant and do not take note as who has been waiting longer than others at the bar. When you gently remind the bar staff that you were waiting before the customer on either side of you, they simply ignore you without apology or acknowledgment. No smiles or thank you's or any attempt to win back your customer favour. Staff training is hugely lacking.

For charging up to £9 per cocktail which tastes average and with a wait time of an average 25min per drink, I'd rather make use of my time and go to a bar that is more equipped at serving larger numbers more efficiently with a taste experience that is worthy of the price tag.

Poor experience and I'm not a fussy customer. Parlour is quite dreadful.

Ian Mann

If you are able to sell your firstborn & afford the experience of the Chef's table it is truly an experience! For my bro's 18th our parents splashed out. The food literally keeps on coming & is thoroughly delicious. From beautiful meat & fish dishes to the ridiculous amount of starters & Chef Jesse channelling Willy Wonka in front of your eyes so your dessert is literally on the table (albeit on tin foil)... Can't fault. Stunning.

Anna Cleaver

Great dinner party. Lovely sharing food. Loved the Seabass & Cocktails. My other half and pals loved the beer range. Best bit is the staff, team and atmosphere Very helpful, happy, considerate and knowledgeable. You can tell its a good place by the crowd in there. Thank you. See you soon

Alison

Excellent new gastro pub/restaurant for the Queens Park/Kensal Rise area. Ate there last night and the food was delicious, service excellent and friendly. Sunday brunch menu looks great too. Will be going back again soon.