The Island

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Kensal Rise
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Nestled on the back streets of Kensal Rise, The Island has undergone a major refurbishment and has been repositioned as a stylish pub/brasserie . The 60 cover 1st floor dining room focuses on seasonal local produce with its open kitchen and undulating seating areas, and is set to become part of NW10’s already thriving dining scene. A large front terrace will come into it’s own during the summer with ale fresco dining & all day sun for up to 70 covers. A small bar area on the ground floor, complimented with a lower ground seating area will serve a range of cask ales, premium spirits, continental lagers and an extensive wine list.

Venue name: The Island
Address: 123 College Road
NW10 5HA
Price: £25 and under

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Dan Filson

It's my local and the food is cracking under the current chef. The noise of music from downstairs is a tad high for my 66-y-o ears, but the food makes up for that. I had mussels today in white wine sauce and that was a perfect lunch with a glass of Prosecco to wash it down. Last week there was a wiie-tasting, at a laughably low price as a come-on, and there were 5 exquisite courses and 5 wines. 3 of the courses were absolutely top notch and the 2 very good, and the wines were good too. Weekends can be quite busy so you would be advised to book, weekdays can be quite quiet at lunch, though evenings busier. Children are often with families on weekend lunches so a happy atmosphere. Note there are stairs up to the dining area so that is not wheelchair accessible, but you can eat downstairs wither indoors or out (in fine weather, not advisable right now in November). I don't drink beer but I believe the rotation of beers is good. There's a good wine selection. Newspapers are around on some days. There's a semi-basement snug where quiz nights are held fortnightly. Take care to pay for your parking as wardens patrol.

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