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The Magazine Restaurant

Restaurants, Contemporary European Knightsbridge
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Magazine (Ed Reeve)
Ed Reeve

Time Out says

Please note, The Magazine Restaurant at The Serpentine Sackler Gallery will be closed for refurbishment until March 31 2018. Time Out Food editors, January 2018.

Architecture students regularly congregate outside The Magazine restaurant to prod and poke the space-age extension to the Serpentine’s Sackler wing. Your average suburban curtain-twitcher would have a heart attack if one of the neighbours opted for an urban expansion in the style of award-winning architect Zaha Hadid’s bright white, swooping structure.

Like the Tardis, The Magazine feels bigger on the inside, but there the resemblance ends. More like a wedding marquee than a time travel machine, its light and bright with pretty white posies on each table. Artfully designed asymmetric tables in lime green, grey and white are accompanied by comfy bucket chairs in matching hues. The kitchen is trendily open plan. The food is modern/fusion in approach, and prices for main courses range from £13 to £27.



By: Celia Plender



Address: Serpentine Sackler Gallery
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens
W2 2AR
Transport: Tube: Lancaster Gate or Marble Arch
Price: Around £90 for two with drinks and service
Opening hours: Open Tue-Sun (inc Bank Holidays) 9am–6pm; Mon closed.
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This is a place to dwell a while. Not only is it in the middle of Hyde Park, with two galleries to enjoy on the doorstep, its a beautiful building with a great restaurant inside. By day and night it looks great. The staff are friendly, the food is superb - and its a delight to find a refuge like this in the heart of London. 


Came here for a guest chef event by Freddie Money and it was truly one of the highlights of my culinary year so far. The food was picture perfect, and the restaurant itself was a work of art. It is so beautiful both inside and outside. The setting really matched the amazing food that they serve. The drinks were also reasonably priced and decent. Had one of my dishes cleared before I finished it but overall service was good. I would definitely recommend it as the go-to dining destination if one is in the hyde park area!

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