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

Go-Viet

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

Ramusake

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

Tombo

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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L'Etranger
'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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Carluccio's

Carluccio’s

Open Mon–Fri 7.30am–11.30pm; Sat 9am–11.30pm; Sun 9am–10.30pm

Being a huge supporter of local restaurants, there aren’t many chains that I would visit by choice but I must admit Carluccio’s has always been the exception. Its laidback approach to seasonal Italian … Read more →

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Bumpkin
'With spring on its way, Bumpkin will soon be a top spot for al fresco mooching'

Bumpkin, South Kensington

Daily 11am–11pm

Being sister venue to royal haunt Boujis nightclub and sleek cocktail bar Eclipse, WLL had high expectations for Bumpkin, and we were not disappointed. Boujis may have a royal following but it is its little sister Bumpkin that … Read more →

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