Knightsbridge/South Kensington Restaurants
For our first night in London we'd like to dine at a restaurant near our hotel (The Kensington, near South Kensington tube). We'll be going to Paris after London so preferably nothing French . The other restaurants we're booking for our 3 night stay in London are Pollen Street Social and The Ledbury. I'm really keen to find somewhere that has a "British" inspired menu with good ambience. I've looked at Dinner by Heston B but for some reason it doesn't overly appeal and we've already got The Ledbury as our more expensive dining option. We've dined on many occasions at Zuma and Zafferano and whilst we really like both we'd prefer to try somewhere new as it seems the dining scene in London has changed a lot since we lived there 6 years ago. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
15 Lowndes Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9EY, GB
For very casual but definitely British, you could go to Bumpkin on Old Brompton Road. Or The Pig's Ear in Chelsea, a quick walk down to the Kings Road from your hotel. Hix at The Albermarle in Mayfair is also a lovely more upscale choice for authentic British cuisine. A quick cab ride away in Fulham is The Harwood Arms, which is beyond superb, and also casual. Do a quick search on those restaurants and see if any of them grab you. I'm not a huge fan of The Ledbury, for what it is worth.
I think you'd enjoy a meal at Launceston Place. I had a wonderful lunch there a few months ago, and am anxious to return for a dinner. It's a very fast taxi ride from South Ken. It definitely has a 'British inspired menu,' and the service is terrific.
1 Launceston Pl, Kensington, Greater London W8 5, GB