A cosy British restaurant in South Kensington.
Friendly service, scrumptious desserts and prices that won’t make your eyes pop, this snug British restaurant is definitely a good spot to find yourself lazing away a weekend afternoon with family and friends. Although at first glance Bumpkin seems to grapple with an identity crisis: the mix of rustic and polished decor at this South Ken branch (its third) makes the place feel a bit like a country pub on the set of a Western movie – think wooden crates and floral wallpaper. The owner’s vision, which was to create a spot for ‘city folk who like a little country living’, is elaborately brought to life in the dining room, which, for all its doilied foibles, is admittedly quite cosy.
Boasting only the finest British seasonal ‘fayre’, the menu is suitably stocked with crowd-pleasers: burgers, fish ’n’ chips or sausage and mash. A beef-and-porter pie came served piping hot in a skillet, with chunks of tender meat under a light pastry. Delicious. Sides of crispy sweet potato chips and crunchy tenderstem broccoli made for lovely, if fairly unremarkable, accompaniments.
Before heading back to your city-slicking ways, make sure you grab a portion of sticky toffee pudding – not too sweet and served with Jude’s vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce.
Located on the Old Brompton Road, Bumpkin uses the best British seasonal produce served in comfortable surrounds with a touch of rustic simplicity.
We love celebrations here at Bumpkin, and if you've got a special occasion or event in mind, let us know. We have beautiful private dining rooms, ideal for enjoying our mouth-watering food and warm atmosphere.
Meeting friends for lunch? Dinner with the family? South Kensington is the perfect retreat. Try our fantastic seasonal fare. There's something for everyone.
|Venue name:||Bumpkin South Kensington||Contact:|
102 Old Brompton Road
|Transport:||Tube: South Kensington|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £90.|
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Average User Rating
3.6 / 5
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Went for brunch on Saturday 30th November, big mistake. The restaurant was less than a quarter full, and yet after showing us to a table they didn't take a drinks order for nearly 10 mins despite trying to grab their eye. We ordered two full English breakfasts and when it arrived, it was cold. The food had obviously been pre-cooked, the bacon was cold and rubbery, the plate was cold and all the food also. Despite having toast we then had to ask for butter which we received a few minutes later, twice. It was a rare treat for us having a small child and a very rare weekend away just the two of us, so added to the disappointment. Plenty of other good options around here for brunch, avoid.
After ice skating at the natural history museum nearby we wandered around searching for a decent pub amongst all the restaurants until we found Bumpkin, the cute name also helped. It’s filled with a mixture of diners and drinkers, us being the latter settled at the front bar and began the arduous task of sampling the cocktails on offer.
The gin bramble and Sloane sling didn’t disappoint and four cocktails later (around £8 each) we were settling a rather hefty bill and on our merry way.
This place has a nice cosy atmosphere which is in between a pub vibe and a restaurant and I’d happily return if in the area.
Bumpkin South Kensington's menu features seasonal, local meat and produce, including their amazing burgers, cod & chips, steak, pork belly, salads and their award-winning sticky toffee pudding, not to mention a full bar with a large selection of English wines. They have a beautiful private room on the 1st floor perfect for meetings and parties.
I first went here for brunch and loved it. Yummy comfort food and a great, cozy atmosphere. They also serve Thanksgiving dinner every November which is great news for American ex-pats!
I was really looking forward to a good Sunday lunch for Mothering Sunday with my family. I understand that this is a busy day for restaurants and they will have lots of covers. But we were shoved in the corner next to the kitchen, where the chefs were shouting out orders (towards us, not the kitchen) so loudly we could hardly hear anyone at our table speak. The staff were utterly hopeless, even though there were so many of them. As we shown our table, I had to move out the way for one of the waiters (not carrying anything), as they barged passed me. We were not asked if we wanted anything to drink, we always had to grab their attention if we wanted something. The food took over an hour and half to arrive...No apologies for the delay. I was told their pies were the best. Mine was so over cooked that there was no source left and my sisters was undercooked that the pastry was still soggy and white. We were never asked if we would like pudding or coffee/ tea. But once we managed to get their attention we finally ordered. We also ordered a glass of sweet wine, which they managed to forget about. Once we had finished our puddings and gentile reminder, they did arrive. Finally we got the bill and a whopping one at that for what we had, they had over charged us for the sweet wine. I just found the whole experience rather unpleasant, as I felt as though they were doing me a favour being there, a very grudging favour at that!