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The Builders Arms Kensington

#1,509 of 18,290 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
1 Kensington Court Place, London W8 5BJ, England
+44 20 7937 6213
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Kensington Court Place, London W8 5BJ, England
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We happened upon this establishment while staying on Kensington High Street. It is only a few blocks away but feels a world away. Very warm and the food was excellent. What surprised is the most is that their beer list included a local from our...More

Thank Gaertner-Tampa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comfortable friendly atmosphere. Louis and Francisca are very friendly and make you feel welcome at the pub. I definitely recommend.

Thank jfs2727
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is always fantastic, great selection of beers, staff are incredibly friendly and go out of their way to help. Luiz is our favourite - time and time again he makes our visits incredible! Thank you Luiz, as always...

Thank alicerobertson
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's true, this page really is turning into a shrine for our man on the wall Luiz. Thanks for the feedback Alice and please book in again as soon as you can.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best and absolutely favorite spot for a cold beer and fish and chips. Service was above and beyond helpful, thank you Luiz for the fabulous beer tasting!

Thank Barbara P
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There's so much love on this site for our boy Luiz, but that's because he's a living, breathing legend of hospitality. Thanks for the shout out Barbara, we'll certainly let him know.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Not far from our hotel in Kensington and managed to make it back 3 times in 2 days. Staff are incredibly hospitable, great selection of beers and wine and delicious food! Definitely recommend to anyone visiting London!

Thank TamaraHay035
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Tamara, great to know our guys are still smashing out great service daily (nay hourly). Please come down as soon as you can and we'll show you more of what we have to offer.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what can I say? Awesome atmosphere in such a great part of town. Great food to go along with the selection of tap beers. Service was top notch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

And another 5 star review, thanks for taking your time and giving us a splendid write up, much appreciated. Please stop by again the next time you're in the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a flt attendant for a U.S. carrier and I lay over in London all the time. I enjoy trying new pubs and had heard about the Builder's Arms from a colleague. It's tucked away in a little neighbor and has a charming, cozy look...More

Thank Terry M
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Terry, wow, we love that fact that you came to visit us meanwhile you were staying in London and you enjoyed the atmosphere at the Builders. Give us a call when you're back next time and we reserve a nice spot for you and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked this pub! We stopped by around dinner time and had a couple pints and shared some appetizers. The food was good and the beer selection very nice. I liked the interior decor a lot and the place had a young and fun...More

Thank John W
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great recommendation John, come back in and enjoy the young fun.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The team and the manager Lisy (sorry if spelling not correct) are great and always try hard to deliver the best service. The craft beers are always on top form and there is always friendly people in the pub to have a good chat with.

Thank DeanieMan
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

On behalf of the team thank you very much for your review, we're happy you had a nice time at the Builders:) There will be more exciting beers to come on the taps, pop in soon to try them!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in the Builders Arms with a group of 5 on a Friday evening with no reservation after wandering the area looking for a dinner spot. Luis greeted us warmly and showed us to a great table right away. The food was really delicious--try...More

Thank Elizabeth K
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Elizabeth, thank you very much for the kind words. I gave your regards to Luis, he was very happy to hear that he made your visit special. Hope to see you again when you visit London.

Nearby
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kensington Court Place, London W8 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 6213
Description
Based within the well-heeled Kensington area, The Builders Arms in London serves time-honoured British fare in quirky, contemporary surroundings. A kalaeidoscope of colours floods through the bohemian-style bar, whilst white-washed brickwork and a vaulted skylight ceiling adds to the dining area's aesthetic appeal.
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