Located within a boutique townhouse, Kensington Hotel’s House Town restaurant is a casual affair, albeit one with a strong focus on quality food. Head chef Russell Ford has created an English menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and favours an upmarket twist on classic dishes. Chandeliers, wood panelling and green leather banquettes create a Brit-themed air of sophistication, without the pomp.
Executive chef, Steve Gibbs, formerly of Hix and Caprice Holdings, has created a menu to match all tastes where the emphasis is on fresh produce focusing on the seasons, balanced with its hand-picked wine list with something for everyone. The restaurant experience, from the service to the ambience make this unfussy space a local favourite.
Designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the interiors reflect the buildings natural charm and old English town house aesthetic. Playful, patterned fabrics and rugs are used alongside classic rosewood and walnut, embodying the mix of traditional and modern elements. The Town House’s period rooms – consisting of three beautiful interconnecting spaces of what were once individual Regency-style townhouses - feature bay windows, working fireplaces, parquet floors and original art. Ideal for a relaxed lunch or dinner and perfect for events.
The Town House bar, with its slate floors, distressed mirrors and timber-clad walls creates an informal setting in which to enjoy a cocktail or dish from the restaurant’s all day dining menu.