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Arcadia Restaurant

$$ - $$$
South Kensington
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35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
+44 20 7937 4294
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited for a late lunch on Mother's Day. Beautiful decor and charming, efficient service. Food was of a standard that you would expect to receive in Italy and the wine list was impressive, including my favourite from a recent trip to Italy. My new favourite restaurant in this area!

Thank Urban_Fox_58
York, United Kingdom
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a Sunday afternoon. It was a toss up between here and the Italian restaurant, which was part of a chain opposite. This looked interesting and we liked the decor. The staff were pleasant and we were soon served. There was a set, but quite limited menu, which we opted for. It was interesting viewing the many... More 

Thank Lindagreenacre
Mundo Novo, MS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arcadia restaurant is in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington. The restaurant itself is also very beautiful with many paintings hanging on the wall. The service was avarage although it took a bit of time for someone to serve us. The first course was very good as it was the soup of the day. The second course, a gnocchi was very... More 

Thank driazotto
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a two-course lunch at Arcadia, haddock and cheesecake. Tasted very good, were beautifully presented and the service was inpeccable. But the portions were very small indeed. So if you are very hungry, you may want to reconsider.

Thank Paula_Trav
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The home made pasta dishes are the best I have tasted outside Italy. I had mussels to start with followed by gnocchi - excellent. All the rest of my party also commented how good it was. Staff very friendly and helpful. 15% service charge but worth it.

Thank richard b
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We ate here early evening before going to the Albert Hall and were given a table upstairs which was near the window. Pleasant atmosphere, décor colour was darkish but this added to the ambience. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was good. Recommended and within 5 - 10 minutes walk of the Albert Hall.

Thank 2xTraveller
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately our meal started badly as our preferred prebooked table had been commandeered by the "owners" that inevitably made us question their priorities and their commitment to their customers. The staff were obviously embarrassed and did their best to settle us at an alternate table they had reserved. The upstairs restaurant has a cozy if a little kitsch style but... More 

Thank stuffmatters
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Early evening, the first diners. Prawns as a starter. Very overcooked to the point of disintegration swimming in a bowl of melted butter dressed with slivers of garlic. No finger bowl. No lemon. Main course passable but bok choi served as 3 little white stumps.!!! White wine very warm, we had to ask for ice to cool it (and water... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Dined there as a group of 8 with USA friends. I found the place a bit too dark & a little hard to find on the 1st visit. Welcome was warm & service to a table of 8 very good.I had swordfish & my wife had halibut both of which were VERY good. Would I return?? Maybe, but the lack... More 

Thank Peter r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the team for taking care of us drunken mon-kies!! We had a great time & lucky to find you by chance, sitting over the street from the chain diner that is Prezzo - you made a refreshing change!! Ten out of ten!

Thank BeresfordChapman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
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, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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