A restaurant and wine bar tucked away amongst the townhouses, villas and mews of Kensington. It's a relatively versatile space, with booth seating, a bar and a separate restaurant giving its clientele - usually the well-heeled locals - the kind of flexibility to which they are accustomed.
The modern-European menu ranges from parmesan soufflé with quince, alfalfa and a walnut and chicory salad to North Sea cod served with olive oil mash, Swiss chard, samphire, balsamic fig, pomegranate and purple kale. The steaks and chops are cooked in a Bertha oven - an indoor charcoal oven capable of cooking at more than 400 degrees.
There are no beers on tap but a good range available by the bottle. A varied wine list takes in the old world and new, with organic and biodynamic bottles available alongside a few on offer by the glass. Classic cocktails prove popular.
|Venue name:||The Abingdon||Contact:|
54 Abingdon Road
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 12.30-11pm; Sun 1230-10pm.|
|Transport:||Tube: High Street Kensington tube|
|Price:||Main courses £12.50-£22. Set lunch (Mon-Fri) £15.95 2 courses.|
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Off the beaten path, away from the buzz of High Street Kensington, you’ll find The Abingdon. Deep blue exteriors and a little space for outdoor dining and drinks, The Abingdon is the best local you’ll ever find.
There’s a sleek bar inside ready for drinks with your mates, and a restaurant that will impress literally anyone. My go to? A bottle (of course a bottle) of their House White followed by a seafood pick on the menu, the salmon and sea bass are out of this world delicious. Their menu changes daily, so don’t expect to go back for the same thing twice. However, a reoccurring staple is the pork chop and fries, which are always a massive winner with my husband. Best fries ever. Also, a word to the wise – get the Sticky Toffee Pudding.
You could be in New York, you could be in Paris, but you’re in London at The Abingdon, which forever tops the charts as my favourite place for evenings in Kensington.
Fabulous Service delivered by professional , friendly, staff in a relaxed atmosphere where the menu can be relied upon to delight, what ever the occasion . Thank you .