Nestled between SW7’s rich mix of culture and upmarket shops The Kensington is cool and sophisticated – just like the Sunday lunch menu.
Choose from an array of delicious meat and fish at the ‘market table’ (posh buffet) to start. Seafood enthusiasts are in for a real treat with oysters, crab and prawns for the taking. There’s also a selection of cured meats, salads and a variety of breads with pâtés, pickles and chutneys. Although the old saying goes, all self-control goes out the window at a buffet/market table, be sure to leave enough room for main and dessert.
We dined on a roast rib of dry-aged Devonshire beef which was soft, succulent and beautifully combined with lentils, broccoli and almonds. Of course what Sunday lunch isn’t complete without a side of potatoes? This dish was perfectly accompanied by boulangère potatoes (a lighter version of dauphinoise but just as scrumptious).
Dessert comes in the form of a charming selection of mini versions of old favourites, including the strawberry shortbread trifle with vanilla custard, the chocolate and passion fruit tart with lemon sherbet and the baked cheesecake with Kentish raspberries.
At just £29 per person (£14.50 for children) for three courses be sure to immerse yourself in this summery version of a British institution on Sundays from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Town House, The Kensington, 109-113 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5LR www.townhousekensington.com