Town House restaurant lives up to its name, the integration of three individually decorated, interconnecting drawing rooms into a cohesive whole ensuring a vibrant, communal feel. That said, through the quality of its modern British cuisine and the benefit of its own private entrance, the restaurant has established a reputation as a dining destination in its own right.
This all leads to a constantly shifting, dynamic vibe, as different scenes play out and Town House transforms itself throughout the day. By day – a bright, lively space with business types in animated discussion at one table, ladies who lunch gossiping at the next. By night – a cosy, romantic haven, softly lit by candles and fireplaces to reflect the refined feel of the adjoining K Bar.
Throughout, a neutral décor ensures the focus is on the food, but playful flourishes, be it duck-egg blue-and-white striped crockery or geometrically patterned rugs, lend a character and invention that is reflected in the presentation of the dishes.
The three spaces of the restaurant allow for groups to hire one or more of the individual rooms for private dining or events. The intimacy of The Library, with its closely stacked bookcases and characterful collectables provides a cultured backdrop for cocktail receptions while the expansive feel of The White room, with its clean, confident furnishings and open fireplace, makes for a stylish setting for communal dinners
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Town House offers a modern British mix of creative, seasonal, locally-sourced options throughout the day, overseen by Chef Gibbs with a natural, unshowy flair. It’s a flair that is mirrored by the vibrant artistry on the plate, where colourful flourishes abound, while the dishes are served with an ease and grace that reflect the confidence of the kitchen. It might be waffles, pancakes or omlettes for brunch… Pea tortellini, moules-frites or creamy burrata for lunch… Or Loch Fyne scallops, Cornish lamb, and octopus, sole or steak for dinner. The only difficulty? Making your choice.
The ambience of the hotel’s discreet cocktail bar is set by its elegant décor: the oak panels, polished brass accents, mirrored walls and slate floor lend a strong, sophisticated feel that is matched by the creative and classic cocktails mixed by the immaculate staff. There is something of an exclusive modern gentlemen’s club to the leather-panels, green marble top, underlit lamps and deep-buttoned, velvet-upholstered stools that populate the bar itself. But this is a venue for both business and pleasure, and the leather wingback chairs and teal and burgundy liveried sofas provide a more sedate feel – perfect to sink into for a long, leisurely evening, whether with a special cuvée from one of the bespoke wine fridges or an artisan gin or fine whisky from the extensive selection of spirits. The latter are harnessed in a similarly expansive cocktail list, spanning both classic and contemporary concoctions.
Mon-Thur: 4pm - 11pm
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That most British of institutions demands a suitably British backdrop –and where better to take afternoon tea than in a lavishly appointed, wide open drawing room in the Royal Borough of Kensington. At The Kensington itself, afternoon tea is not merely a between-meals snack; it is a dining experience all of its own, one to define the afternoon rather than simply punctuate it.