For Foodies

You’re in for a treat if you have the chance to dine in Kensington. It seems to me that when I advise my guests at the hotel in Kensington that the choice of cuisine is infinite in this area. Whether you’re looking for an international or traditional experience, I can point you in the right direction.

Nov
18
Kensington Breakfast and Brunch Spots

Kensington Breakfast and Brunch Spots

Posted by Oliver, on 18 Nov 2013, in For Foodies
'Brunch at Village East’, © 2012 Bex Walton, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

‘Brunch at Village East’, © 2012 Bex Walton, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

Kensington hotels in London tend to be filled with people that spend all day on their feet, whether they’re trawling Notting Hill for bargains for doing some window shopping on the high street. Like my mother always said, a good breakfast will set you up for the day – and our guests need the energy! That’s why I’ve picked my favourite breakfast and brunch spots from around Kensington to share with you: whether you’re looking for a full English, an American shortstack, or a light continental. (more…)

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Oct
14
Kitchen W8

Posh Nosh at Kitchen W8

Posted by Oliver, on 14 Oct 2013, in For Foodies
‘Kitchen W8’, © 2012 Mike Fleming, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

‘Kitchen W8’, © 2012 Mike Fleming, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

Lunch, anyone? One of the most common questions I get asked about is food. As one of the most popular Kensington hotels in London, the Regency gets its fair share of foodies passing through, and I’m always delighted to see them. These are the people who can sniff out a good truffle faster than any dachshund, and who know instinctively what wine goes with what fish. For me, a love of food indicates a love of life, company and new discoveries. Show me a belly that loves good food and I’ll show you a mind that loves adventure! (more…)

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Sep
17
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Sip the Finest Wine in Kensington

Posted by Oliver, on 17 Sep 2013, in For Foodies
 “Kensington Wine Rooms, Kensington, W8” c. 2012 Ewan-M, used under a Creative Commons License

“Kensington Wine Rooms, Kensington, W8” c. 2012 Ewan-M, used under a Creative Commons License

The world of wine is fascinating to me, and with all my years working in Kensington hotels in London, I have seen every kind of wine personality pass through. There are the collectors – the people that hoard wine in safeguarded cellars, to whom wine is an investment, an interest and sometimes an obsession. Talking to a passionate wine collector makes me feel like I’m getting a lesson on art, science and history all in one. (more…)

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Aug
24
Kensington Place Restaurant

A Modern Brasserie Inspired by the Sea

Posted by Oliver, on 24 Aug 2013, in For Foodies
'IXS_0071', © 2008 Leon Brocard, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

‘IXS_0071′, © 2008 Leon Brocard, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

Of all the fantastic restaurants in Kensington, Kensington Place might be my top pick. This modern brasserie focuses on dishes featuring freshly caught seafood. Head chef Dan Loftin chooses only the best seafood that is bought from the restaurants partner, The Fish Shop. As concierge for one of the best Kensington hotels in London, I know all of the best spots, and this is one of them ! (more…)

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Aug
18
Buttercup Cake Shop

A Welcomed Tooth-ache

Posted by Oliver, on 18 Aug 2013, in For Foodies
“Buttercupcake Cake Shop”, © 2013 Rachel Kramer Bussel, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

“Buttercupcake Cake Shop”, © 2013 Rachel Kramer Bussel, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

Less than four minutes away from our beautiful Regency Hotel, the Buttercup Cake Shop is one of my favourite places to grab a scrumptious bite, or two, of something sweet. One of the best things about Kensington is the village feel in the middle of this big city of London. I just adore the tight knit community feel one experiences while walking the streets of Kensington. (more…)

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Jul
07
Taste the Ledbury

A Relaxed Atmosphere with Exceptional Taste

Posted by Oliver, on 07 Jul 2013, in For Foodies
'Ledbury, Notting Hill, W11', © 2011 Ewan Munro, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

‘Ledbury, Notting Hill, W11′, © 2011 Ewan Munro, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

One of the most distinctive qualities Kensington possesses is the extensive number of truly delicious restaurants and pubs. I always find myself stopping in to a new place to appease my grumbling stomach, and more often than not, discovering exceptional food. This past week I was walking home after a great day at work and happened upon The Ledbury. I could not be more excited to tell you about this restaurant minutes from my Kensington hotel. (more…)

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