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Brother Marcus, South Kensington

What They Say

Brother Marcus was created by three best friends, Arthur, Alex and Tas. We bring the flavours and recipes of the Eastern Mediterranean to London. Having travelled the region extensively and experienced the food, drink and culture it … Read more →

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Open Mon-Fri 12pm–11pm, Sat 11am–11pm Sun–10pm

The blurb

The scents and spices of the Levant waft from the doors of CERU on Bute Street in South Kensington, just a shout away from the District Line tube, and close to … Read more →

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'Soaked in a secret mix of ten spices for ten hours, these little red balls are a must-try'


Open Mon–Thu midday–3pm and 6pm–10.30pm; Fri midday–3pm and 6pm–11pm; Sat midday–11pm and Sun midday-10.30pm

The blurb

On a sunny evening in May, after a glass of wine on Exhibition Road, we headed back past South Kensington station, passing the flash … Read more →

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100 kensington
' Get in there before they come to their senses and bump up the prices'

100 Kensington

Afternoon tea Mon–Sun midday–5pm; dinner Mon–Sun 5.30pm–9.30pm; brunch Sat–Sun midday–4pm

“A mere stone’s throw from South Kensington tube station,” read the press release for 100 Kensington.

This is ironic because throwing stones is one of the first things I think … Read more →

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'God, it was all unbelievably yummy'

Brunello Bar and Restaurant (formerly Osteria 60)

Breakfast Mon–Fri 7am–10.30am, Sat–Sun 7am–11am; lunch midday–2.30pm; afternoon tea 1pm–5.30pm; dinner 7pm–10.30pm

The blurb

‘Elegant, Milanese-style hotel dining room and bar for upscale Italian cuisine and interesting wines. Facing Kensington Gardens, on the ground floor of the Baglioni Hotel Read more →

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'Duck breast turned up blushing, the ginger and lemongrass jus it came with a smart pairing'

MK Bar and Grill

Mon–Fri 11am–11pm, Sat–Sun 8.30am–11pm

“This feels very Kensington,” said the other half as we strolled into MK, close to Gloucester Road. For a Friday night it was pretty calm, maybe because, being such a big place, it would take quite … Read more →

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'It’s hard to find fault with what they are doing here'


Wed—Sat 6pm—late

The style:

Ramusake is a South Kensington members club styled around a New York East Village speakeasy having an affair with an izakaya (an informal Japanese bar/restaurant). The interior is moody and chic with dark walls, low lighting … Read more →

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'Tombo is certainly a delightful find, in its simple and cleanly sophisticated focus'


Mon—Sun 11.30am—9.30pm

The style:

South Kensington’s Tombo, recently refurbished and reopened, labels itself ‘London’s first authentic Japanese café and delicatessen’ with good reason, with their unique, authentic range of Japanese teas and speciality ingredients cleverly combined into more recognisable European … Read more →

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'The best wines are here'


Open 5pm–late daily

The style:

The team behind award-winning Asian-French restaurant L’Etranger has opened a 40-cover bar, lounge and dining room in the basement of the restaurant, aiming to be ‘younger and more spirited’ than its much-loved sister.

It’s an … Read more →

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'L 'Etranger is like dining in a Parisian restaurant that serves very good Japanese cuisine'

L ‘Etranger

Open lunch Mon–Sun midday–3pm; Dinner Mon–Thu 6pm–11pm; Fri–Sat 6pm–11.30pm; Sun 6pm–10pm

L ’Etranger means ‘The stranger,’ which is pretty accurate – I felt very much an outsider. As you enter the intimate restaurant there is no doubt that this is … Read more →

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