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The Builders Arms Kensington

) #2,093 of 18,131 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ , British,
1 Kensington Court Place, London W8 5BJ, England
+44 20 7937 6213
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (21 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Kensington Court Place, London W8 5BJ, England
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent atmosphere- they've added wine to the menu which was wonderful. A gem in a beautiful neighborhood. Quiet and peaceful for an afternoon drink outside or inside.

Thank Deanna D
Reviewed 6 days ago

I came to the lovely local pub last week to meet up with friends i hadnt seen for a few years to catch up, i saw the reviews on TripAdvisor and thought id give it ago as some of my friends already live in the...More

Thank Estarinaaaaa
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for another glowing review, we're very proud of the job our girls do for us and the experience they give our guests, I'll be sure to let Sarah know your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub is the reason we keep coming back to this part of Kensington. It has it all. The space is welcoming and casual, but classy without being stiffly upmarket. Yet, many a local celebrity resident can be accidentally bumped into while ordering your drink...More

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

What a fantastic write up, thank you so much and I'll be sure to let Marion and the guys know if your praise for a job well done. Please come again Iain, we'd love to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on a day off to assuage our thirst after a busy morning shopping. Situated just off the beaten track behind Barker's of Kensington the Builders Arms offers a good selection of drinks and excellent staff. Eclectic and friendly locals made us few...More

Thank Jazzmouse1
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Haha, our regulars sure are an interesting bunch, glad you and your party had a good time. Come on down again so we can turn that four stars into your new favourite pub in London, nay the world.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great space, good music, wonderful food (omg, the chic pot pie and sourdough bread board!!!), and kind employees. We were welcomed and greeted with much kindness by all! Don't miss this corner spot in Kensington! Kevin and Marion took great care of us! Enjoyed this...More

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

Thanks Benick, you guys were a nice and fun crowd and we genuinely enjoyed entertaining you. Come down again and we'll get back on with the laughter.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having taken a look at some of the many reviews I decided to have my evening meal here whilst in town on business. It was pretty busy when I arrived but a great atmosphere. I managed to find a seat and ordered a drink -...More

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

Thanks friend, we like to condense our menu so we can swap and change so our diners have a new experience every visit. But thanks for the excellent feedback, we'll be relaying it to the kitchen.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch and Wimbledon finals. What a great experience. Had the best lunch in a great environment with good friends. I have been comming here for years every time I visit London and every time is memorable! A great pub,!!

Thank TravelsByA380
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks friend, that's some awfully nice feedback, we'll make sure to keep up the good work, please message us for another booking the next time you're about.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Decided to try the Builders Arms for Sunday lunch on a whim - have popped by for a cheeky pint before, and noticed the food coming out of the kitchen looked nice - we weren't disappointed. The Sunday Lunch menu is short and traditional. We...More

Thank HardToPlease_Aussie
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Getting a 5 star review from a user name such as "Hardtoplease_Aussie" makes us feel we're doing the right things down here at team builders. Thanks for the flying review and please feel free to drop in whenever you're over from down under.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely traditional corner pub, with very friendly & very helpful staff. We both had their pie, which was great. All the other food coming out also looked really good. Would definitely return & recommend.

Thank Geoff B
General Manager A, Manager at The Builders Arms Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow Geoff, that's a nice review and thank you for taking time out to do one for us. Come in on a Sunday and try our roasts, they are absolutely (actually unbiassed) to die for.

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service. Great atmosphere in a friendly neighbourhood Pub. Highly recommended. Marion was lovely!!!

Thank jagrace10
Nearby
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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