Kensington Square Kitchen

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Kensington Square Kitchen

Don't be disappointed if you can't see a free table in the tiny ground-floor space of this long-serving venue for breakfast, brunch and lunch: there's more space downstairs. Chef-patron Sara Adams places the highest importance on careful cooking of good-quality ingredients, British and local whenever possible. On one visit she came out of the kitchen in her whites to clarify exactly the degree of doneness required for an order of rare burger, which came with coleslaw, barbecue sauce and fries.

Brunch offerings really do offer the best of both breakfast and lunch, with egg dishes for late risers and enticing sandwiches and heartier stuff for those needing their second meal of the day. You might spot both pâté and rillettes on the menu at the same time, always a good sign. On the lunch menu you'll find imaginatively presented fish, meat and vegetarian dishes alongside 'KSK favourites': club sandwiches, and that precisely timed burger. Attractive salads also feature. And at every stage there are cakes galore to satisfy those with a sweet tooth.




Venue name: Kensington Square Kitchen
Address: 9 Kensington Square
W8 5EP
Opening hours: Open Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm; Sat 8.30am-4.30pm, Sun 9.30am-4pm.
Transport: Tube: High St Kensington tube
Price: Lunch for two with soft drinks and service: around £45
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The kind of independent artistry that is all too rare in this part of London. Great atmosphere, fabulous innovative food and warm friendly staff make KSK a very popular spot - fully deserved. In years gone by troubadours would have roamed France declaring their love for Sara's divine cakes, but they didn't have a Timeout review option. They're definitely worth singing about though. Bravo.

A neighbourhood gem. Consistently delicious food, coffee and great service. Such a good hangover brunch place.

Absolutely love this place, it's always buzzing and hard to get a table which is testament to just how fabulous it is! Locally sourced, delicious food - perfect for breakfast , brunch, coffee and cakes - staff are very friendly and the owner is quite simply a superstar who comes out of the kitchen to chat and welcome you at every opportunity. Go, go, go!

The only place worth considering for lunch in Kensington, with a weekly change in their menu and amazing banana bread!

Fabulous spot, always great food. Fresh changes to the menu every day which makes it a great local to keep popping into each day. The Monmoth Coffee is fantastic and the staff are really friendly even when its packed.

What a fab little find this place is. Went after seeing the good reviews (best porridge in London by Evening Standard, not too shabby) and wasn't disappointed. Does more than good breakfasts (the pancakes were epic), my friends had the pulled pork which came with really good homemade coleslaw and the eggs with safron aioli and sourdough was amazing! Great little place, like the last review says it does get busy but we didn't have to wait long for a table and in my opinion it is well worth it. Prices seemed reasonable given its Kensington.

This is one of my absolute favourite spots to go, just tucked away behind bustling Ken High Street on the gorgeous Kensington Square. Amongst the choices for breakfast there are delicious American pancakes or scrambled eggs on yummy sourdough bread, and you can't beat a croque-monsieur and frites for lunch. The coffee is always superb. It has a lovely laid back, friendly atmosphere and the staff are cheery and helpful. It can get very busy at the weekend but in my opinion deservedly so – get there early!

Probably just had the best coffee in London as well as Brioche French toast with passion fruit., which was simply amazing. Will be back soon...