The Abingdon

Restaurants , Creative contemporary Kensington
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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
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Address: 54 Abingdon Road
London
W8 6AP
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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Kelly P

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.

Daniel L
Tastemaker

I came here for a drink at the bar because I was around the area. Little did I know that this is one of the most famous pubs in west London for food. The menu looked amazing and unfortunately we had already had dinner before. I will definitely be back for the food. The setting is perfect for a nice family roast dinner or even to take a couple of mates and to down a few pints matched with perfect-sounding and i am sure perfectly tasting British cooking. I know a few people who swear by this place and judging by the staff I will surely be back. The drinks I had here were good and I liked their selection on offer. I think price-wise would be a pretty standard west London pub. You can probably find cheaper elsewhere but why not pay a teeny bit more for a much better experience?

Deborah D

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 .

Isabelly
Tastemaker

Faultless Sunday roast. The pork belly literally melted in my mouth, and when I thought I had caught the waitress out requesting some apple sauce, she retorted that there was a puddle of caramelised apples lingering beneath the belly - kind of in a different league to a jar of Bramley, I must say. The sticky toffee pudding was a teeny weeny bit too cakey for my liking, but the rich sauce overrode these details. The service was just divine and even at the end when the host tried to boot us out (we were literally comatosed after consuming our body weights in yorkshire pud and ended up sitting at the table for around three hours) he did it with such grace ("Do you folks fancy migrating towards the comfy sofas at the bar?"). Top marks Abingdon!