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Jul 21, 2014 12:40 PM

Kensington Olympia Recommendations

My spouse and I are moving from the Pacific NW to Kensington Olympia. Any recommendations for nearby restaurants? Looking at prior threads, it looks like Chez Marcelle and Alounak get the most mentions.


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  1. You are lucky - its easy to get out of the area for better options. Search on the surrounding areas and easy to reach tube stops.

    1. As PhilD said, there's not much in Kenisngton Olympia itself, but the nearby areas are well worth exploring.
      In Earl's Court, Addie's Thai Cafe (Thai) and Dragon Palace (Dim Sum) are pretty good. As is 101 Thai Kitchen in Stamford Brook.

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      1. re: eljnwin

        There is a Japanese nearby in Hammersmith which is reasonably good for London - yelp it, its the one with the most reviews.

      2. Indian Express is a good local Indian. The Cumberland is a half decent gastro pub as is the Havelock. Taiwan Village is a very decent Hunanese. Mohsen and Rose for Persian, Best Mangal for Turkish and Addies for Thai...

        1. For lazy lunchtimes the food court at the top of Wholefoods on the Kensingston high street is good for trendy and ethical variety. Good shop too. Huge.

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          1. re: Foxeyblue

            Did you mean ethnic instead of ethical? :-)

            1. re: zuriga1

              Assume ethical as its Wholefoods.

              1. re: zuriga1

                As PhilD said, I did mean ethical. Although you will also find food from all over the globe.

            2. Karma is a good quality high street type Indian restaurant that also does delivery and takeout.

              There are quite a few places around Kensington High Street (e.g. Kitchen W8) that are good and may be within walking distance. I am a fan of Addie's also... just don't try for delivery on a Fri. or Sat night.