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Arcadia Restaurant

35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
+44 20 7937 4294
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“carpaccio” (10 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here for my boyfriend birthday , had an amazing dining experience from start to finish. The food was great and the staff is friendly and informative.If you are looking for one of the best dining experiences in London this is it. Highly recommend!

Thank Eglementina27
Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant has to compete with three chain restaurants next to it, which must be hard. However the 12.5% service charge on the bill (no prior notice of that one) was a put off. The restaurant produced very good quality starters, and then it was...More

Thank chuckWarwick_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying just a little way up the road, and following a day at Wimbledon, we called in here to see if they had any tables. We'd spotted the restaurant the day before, as it's tucked away off the High Street, amongst other more...More

Thank ElaineWB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember going to this restaurant 15 years ago - it seems to have been there forever. Great location off Kensington High Street. Met up with some friends in the area and we all had very good meals BUT the decor was unchanged and dilapidated....More

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this Restaurant on way to the Royal Albert Hall and what a lovely surprise it was! I ordered a Rib-Eye Steak and it was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s and so HUGE, I wasn't able to do it justice. My friend ordered the Fish selection and that...More

Thank lozclough
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We came across this typical Italian restaurant by going out after the Albert Hall theater. You will feel immediately welcomed by the typical Italian warmth, great ambience, new Italian music, and Italian staff. We ate almost everything fish based on two appetizers, two mains and...More

Thank Eros D
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely osso buco served with a lovely bit of risotto. Very tastey, beautiful veal - yum! Lovely wine and my colleague enjoyed a fine meal too we both enjoyed the tiramisu. Funky 70s decor! A great location for dinner. I will be back.

Thank evolutionaryGuy
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We wondered into this restaurant of Kensington high street for a lunch bite. The staff was rude to us from the start and through out the visit. I ordered the chicken and received a microscopic portion with some undercooked potatoes. My wife ordered pasta a...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Arcadia for the first time last month We thought it looked cute and authentic When we arrived we noticed that they had 2 offers on the board Hanging outside One for two courses at £10.95 And the other for 3 courses at £13.95...More

Thank caroline509
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Food was ok, nothing more than average and the portions were exceptionally small, though it is 2 courses for £11 in central London so it's not that irritating. However the staff were incredibly dismissive, to the point where I actually found it offensive. Food was...More

Thank Laurie F
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 4294
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An eccentric Italian restaurant in the heart of London���s upmarket Kensington, Arcadia is a welcome change from the hushed atmosphere and all-white d��cor of the area���s usual dining offerings. Bright and outlandish, the surroundings here at Arcadia are anything but neutral, with murals on the walls, quirky colour schemes and character aplenty. Likewise, the service is friendly and cheerful, the staff laughing along with guests as they dart from table to table, serving food and topping up wine glasses. Arcadia���s bustling kitchen is the origin of an all Italian menu of authentic classic dishes, all with a homemade, traditional flavour with most items made in house, including the fabulous hand-prepared pasta featured in a wide array of the dishes. A bit of a hidden gem amongst the many typically Kensington-friendly restaurants, the Arcadia is packed with personality and authenticity, providing its guests with an always memorable fun and colourful dining experience including high quality food, a good selection of drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.
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