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Parlour Kensal

Restaurants, British Kensal Green
4 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
Parlour Kensal restaurant Kensal Green 2015

Time Out says

Stop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a cup of Allpress coffee at this relatively new restaurant to Kensal Green. Decked out in what we can only described as 'homely-industrial' furnishings, the Parlour provides a pleasant setting in which to relax.

If you're feeling adventurous, why not try the Chef's Table, which seats seven and is a combination of art and food. The chef will create a work of art on the table in front of you, entirely made out of food, which you can then eat.



Address: 5 Regent St
NW10 5LG
Transport: Tube: Kensal Green
Price: £25 and under
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Users say (11)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:8
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
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Parlour Kensal just recently being chosen as 38th the best gastro pub in the UK, a well-deserved place in the list. It's a brilliant find in the North West London. My friend and I went on a Sunday for the roast dinner. We also shared their signature soup dish "Fish Soup with Prawn(less) Crackers & Caviar". It comes out of the kitchen looked likes a pretty garden on the plates. And yes they made one portion of soup into two plates and we were so impressed by the presentation. The handmade soda bread was soft and fragrance, too.

The main event has a generous portion with a teapot of gravy. The roast beef could be cooked a little bit more for my liking. But overall it was a very decent roast. I really like the roast carrot, as sweet as honey.

Now, the fun part, dessert! Parlor Kensal has some quite unconventional flavours comes to the good old British dessert, arctic roll. There were Thai curry, sweet corn, and Christmas tree just to name a few on the day we visit. At the end, we went for Christmas tree the adventure and Earl Grey tea the safe option. (You can choose two flavour for £3) And it both went down a treat. Will be back soon to try other dishes as Cow Pie,  The (No-Subs) Full Parlour Breakfast and of course more weird and wonderful flavours of arctic rolls!


Just the place you need on a rainy Saturday morning! I stumbled across the Parlour online and was convinced by their brunch menu.

Having had a night out before I did not feel too sparkly and didn't take the surroundings in immediately, but after ordering a fresh orange juice, as well as Avocado on toast (which is amazing!) I felt like new.

The place is cosy, although can get slightly loud if fully booked. The staff was really nice, although once it gets busier it make take a little while longer to get attention (but I didn't mind it, as I usually just go out for brunch if I have the time).

The food was great and despite it being a horrible rainy day, the Parlour didn't feel gloomy at all.

I'd recommend booking, as it gets really busy and you don't want to be turned away.


The Parlour is a good pub / restaurant, but it could be great. I love the selection of beers (all interesting, craft and delicious) and wines (straight from Borough wines). The food is creative (Popcorn Chicken Pops) and absolutely beautiful (The Blue Cheese Custard w/ Crudités), I really wish I could say this was my favourite pub in London.

The only thing which holds it back though, is it's penchant for closing to the public for private events on a Friday night. Over the past year, I have been turned away in excess of 7 - 10 times by a very polite bouncer who informs me the pub is closed. This has ruined my evening plans more than once and driven me in the arms of one of their nearest competitors along Chamberlayne Road.

It's a shame, as they really have understood the local zeitgeist of the boutique Kensal Rise, but they drive away those who should be locals with an overly elitist private events habit.

An absolute hidden gem. I live around Queen's Park and this is by far my favourite spot. The breakfasts are delicious (try the avocado on toast or the unlimited toast for just ONE POUND!!), great atmosphere in the evening and brilliant staff. Particularly the lovely Kiwi who is the friendliest person around. I took my parents here and my dad even went 'I could LIVE here'. Parents approval - must be good!

Feel comfortable and well cared for whilst enjoying 5 star cooking, 5 star service, but thankfully not 5 star prices.

The food is excellent, the ambiance will make your day, and the servers take exemplary care of you. I mentioned on my first visit that I have a gluten allergy, and our server remembered me on my next visit (months later and for breakfast instead of dinner) and made sure I was safe and looked after. By the way, great place for those of us with allergies or autoimmune stuff to look out for. Go for a weekend brunch any time or a fancy dinner for a special occasion.

Lousy place which is a shame as the Parlour is a beautiful pub. The decor has a charming Victorian feel and attracts a nice mix of easy going clientèle. The atmosphere is generally relaxed which may contribute to the complacency of the staff. 15 min for an average cocktail not including a 10 min wait at the bar for service. The bar staff are miserable and do not example customer service. all! They are not observant and do not take note as who has been waiting longer than others at the bar. When you gently remind the bar staff that you were waiting before the customer on either side of you, they simply ignore you without apology or acknowledgment. No smiles or thank you's or any attempt to win back your customer favour. Staff training is hugely lacking.

For charging up to £9 per cocktail which tastes average and with a wait time of an average 25min per drink, I'd rather make use of my time and go to a bar that is more equipped at serving larger numbers more efficiently with a taste experience that is worthy of the price tag.

Poor experience and I'm not a fussy customer. Parlour is quite dreadful.

If you are able to sell your firstborn & afford the experience of the Chef's table it is truly an experience! For my bro's 18th our parents splashed out. The food literally keeps on coming & is thoroughly delicious. From beautiful meat & fish dishes to the ridiculous amount of starters & Chef Jesse channelling Willy Wonka in front of your eyes so your dessert is literally on the table (albeit on tin foil)... Can't fault. Stunning.

Great dinner party. Lovely sharing food. Loved the Seabass & Cocktails. My other half and pals loved the beer range. Best bit is the staff, team and atmosphere Very helpful, happy, considerate and knowledgeable. You can tell its a good place by the crowd in there. Thank you. See you soon

Excellent new gastro pub/restaurant for the Queens Park/Kensal Rise area. Ate there last night and the food was delicious, service excellent and friendly. Sunday brunch menu looks great too. Will be going back again soon.

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