My first brunch of two last weekend was much closer to home. Emily had invited me to join her at Kensington Palace which sounded very regal so I jumped at the chance. Fast forward a few whatsapps and we'd worked out it was D&D restaurant Kensington Place, not Palace, but having checked out their menu I was still super keen to go. Kensington Place is a lovely modern brasserie style restaurant that's been running for over 25 years and is attached to a small fish market just off Notting Hill. No surprise then that they specialise in fish and seafood. They do a great brunch deal - 2 courses at the menu price, with a £15 supplement for bottomless prosecco or Bloody Marys. 

We settled in with a glass of prosecco while we tried to choose from the delicious sounding menu, which includes brunch dishes like eggs benedict; crispy squid with chilli and lime; flat iron steak, egg, chips and tomato chilli relish; and waffles with yoghurt and berries. 

With a weekend full of eating I went for the lighter option of oak smoked salmon, crushed avocado, poached egg, baby kale and charred dill and buckwheat toast. Perfectly poached eggs sat on wonderfully seasoned avocado and top quality smoked salmon. It was the perfect portion for me for brunch and all tasted so light and fresh and zingy. 

Emily then proceeded to give me massive food envy with her order of tempura soft shell crab "sandwich", gem lettuce, chilli jam and triple cooked chips - which I may have hoovered up half of with a side of aioli... Juicy crab was encased in the lightest of batters and topped with the tangy chilli jam that cut through the crab while the gem lettuce added a nice texture. 

Kensington Place is light and airy and relaxed, with great deals not only for brunch, but they also do an evening deal of 2 courses for £20 which I'm heading back to check out soon - fish soup with rouille, croutons and gruyere done properly is a dish I'd return for often. 


  1. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, no one can say no to avo + eggs + salmbon but my God that burger sounds next level! Love AP xo

    Andrea's Passions

    1. Haha! I know, it was a hard choice (though ok knowing Emily would let me try hers anyway!!)

      Rosie xx


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