Under The Chandeliers Of Aubrey Restaurant And Bar
Self-proclaimed London hidden gems cannot compare with this real treasure located a stone's throw away from the buzzing tourist-packed South Kensington station. With its classic country club-style surroundings, Aubrey Bar at The Kensington Hotel is a perfect place for a glass of Rosato Royale and a discreet conversation under the gorgeous glass teardrop chandeliers. Take your time and explore the list of cocktails to excite your tastebuds - brought to you by an award-winning mixologist Alessandro Pizzoli who, instead of simply mixing the cocktail of your choice, will happily talk to you to explore what your preferences are and create a cocktail blend to personalise your experience.
Following through from the bar to the restaurant for dinner, you will step back in time and immerse yourself into the classy yet laid-back atmosphere. Expect more chandeliers, wooden floors and British racing green leather banquettes creating a quintessentially British experience, whether you are having a family celebration, a business meeting or a tete-a-tete with a friend. This is a perfect place to take your time, avoid watching the clock and discuss current affairs.
A beautifully designed English menu features locally sourced ingredients and flavours offering you classic English dishes with a modern twist. Starting with a welcome watermelon martini with a vanilla stick, my choice of a chicken liver and foie gras parfait with apple chutney and brioche for the starter, fillet of cod, heritage tomato and rapeseed dressing for the main and ruby plum crumble with vanilla ice cream for desert was a perfect food affair giving new gourmet sensations to my tastebuds. Now that I know where this hidden gem is, I am pretty sure I'll be coming back for more. And so can you do, too.