Restaurants, Polish South Kensington
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)

The heaped counter of fresh and colourful dishes act as an attractive welcome at this Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant in Kensington. Those venturing further will find themselves amongst Armenian knick-knacks, candlelit tables and plenty of terracotta. 

The menu changes with the seasons but diners can expect own-made quiches, salads, vegetable medleys and larger mains such as mackerel fried with dried oats with charcoal grilled corn, or beetroot and potato hash with horseradish cream. They have their own allotment, too, where they grow Persian, Armenian and Italian herbs. 

Expect organic wines and beers, too. 


Venue name: Jakob's
Address: 20 Gloucester Road
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-10.50pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Gloucester Road tube
Price: Main courses £3.50-£7.80. Set meal £12-£16 per person (minimum 2). Unlicensed. Corkage no charge.
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A charming and romantic place. I felt like I was in a movie when a sweet man played classical music on the old piano. The food is Mediterranean with lots of choices of lasagna, grilled salmon, eggplant and a huge selection of salads. This would also be a great place to grab a take-away, but why not linger and feel the authentic vibe. The service inside and out is friendly and generous. I give it 5 stars! 

Worst place I've ever eaten. £25 for just a starter and waited 2 hours for the blandest food I've ever eaten.

When you make a mistake you put it right.

The manager didn't even have the guts to speak to us afterwards.

The pub two door down served better food.

Although there's no sign that declares this an Armenian restaurant, it's one of the only places in London you can find Armenian dishes on the menu. Generous portions, authentically prepared, extremely flavoursome. My meal here in December was my first but won't be my last.

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