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The Kensington Wine Rooms
127-129 Kensington Church StreetKensingtonLondonW8 7LP
Not a bad place to grab a bite to eat after walking around the area, It was crowded for happy hour and we managed to get seated in the last table in the back for dinner.
I had the Smoked haddock, spinach mash, poached egg, grain mustard dressing, which surprisingly a large serving and I only managed to finish half. The poached egg was perfectly poached and the haddock's smoky flavor...more
Stopped in for a glass or two of wine and a few starters. Unfamiliar with French wines but our server provided two suggested tastings. A contemporary setting, with lots of quiet spots for conversation. At 6pm on Friday its nearly full with a demographic of locales 30- 50 yrs of age. Stayed for 2 glasses of wine each.more
I recently moved back to London, so this was my first visit to Kensington Wine Rooms in four years. The concept has changed a bit, as it's no longer self-serve. I arrived around 7 PM on a weeknight and it was absolutely packed. I was immediately greeted by a friendly waiter, who managed to find us a couple of barstools off to the side and took our order. Although the wine dispensers are still...more
40 Wines By The Glass
Visit: October 4
Before I visit a city, I always do a search on Yelp for wine bars. And Kensington Wine Room was one of the results of my search for London wine bars. I was so excited when I saw that they have 40 self-serve wine stations. My favorite! I feel like a kid in a candy store with an unlimited budget. I like the option of purchasing just a taste (25 ml), a...more
Three words: not so much.
Given the choice, I vastly prefer drinking wine upstairs at the nearby Whole Foods than I do here. Kensington Wine Rooms just isn't the sort of place you want to linger and chat (really, why else do you go to a wine bar?)
And the unpleasant attitude of the staff member who helped us combined with his unwillingness to be flexible regarding seating arrangement in a...more