The Kensington Wine Rooms: simple food & great wine

I actually missed lunch as my train back from the coast was late in but I joined my wife and family after their meal at the Kensington wine rooms for a couple of drinks. The staff were very friendly and explained how the pre pay wine card worked and how to sample the different wines. I think Selfridges had tried to use the same system but the local trading standards were being difficult about selling wine that wasn't in the prescribed 175ml and 250ml glasses. Anyway here you can buy a "taste" or the more usual serving from a choice of about 30 wines. i tried 3 different choices which were very nice.

The menu is limited but then people are here mainly for the booze. Having said that my wife said her fillet steak was lovely and the cheese she shared with her sister afterwards excellent. They do also have a tapas menu. It all looked very nice and reminded me of the Enoteca's you get in Italy where you can try a variety of wines along with a spot of food. It is a welcome addition to Kensington Church St and I look forward to popping in again.

Monday, May 11, 2009
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 7

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