Spaghetti House Kensington High Street

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£25 and under
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Spaghetti House Kensington High Street located at the top of the High Street, in this leafy residential area opposite Kensington Gardens & walking distance to the Albert Hall
This little restaurant is a perfect mix of traditional & modern, small enough to be very intimate but still very atmospheric. You will feel at home sipping a cappuccino or having a drink with friends, if it's a full meal you're after, the menu includes sharing dishes, all the Italian favourites, quality fresh Salmon, juicy steaks, pasta & delectable pizza. As all dishes are freshly cooked to order you can enjoy true home cooked Italian delights, every time.
For a finale enjoy a scrumptious dessert & Illy coffee, some would say one of the best quality coffees in the world!
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Chelsea
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early dinner before pre theatre. Warm and friendly service. Wine and food all good.
Would go again.

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JocelynM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My partner and I chose this restaurant because we love Italian food and the location was very good for our plans that evening - although a little walking was involved, (about 10-15 minutes), we were keen to keep our underground costs as low as we could! We ate here before going to the Royal Albert Hall and it suited us very well.
The menu was varied and the range of prices fairly wide. We each had our favourite spaghetti Bolognese), dessert and a cold drink, with a hot drink to end the meal and felt the £51.00 bill to be very reasonable for the area. I was particularly impressed that, when the time came to choose our desserts, our waitress remembered that I had asked about dairy free options for the main course, and suggested their sorbet, in order to cater for this. I took her suggestion and was very glad that I did. It was delicious (one scoop of mango with one scoop of raspberry). Shaun had the strawberry gelato sundae-thing, which he really enjoyed.
The atmosphere was cosy, the music appropriate in both type and volume and the staff friendly/helpful. The overall noise level was definitely quieter when we got there because it was early (5:30pm), but, even though they got busier and the sound of conversation/people enjoying themselves increased while we were, even after an hour and a half, it was still comfortable and possible to hear yourself think.

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Anonymus
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Unhappy with the service. Unfriendly and the staff smelled of tobacco. Will not be visiting again.

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ChristopherS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Great food and personal service. We will definitely be back!

LJ
LJEpsom
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding, friendly, attentive and engaging. Very Italian. Food was delicious, however the anti pasta portions were tiny for the price. Pasta was perfect. Overall a lovely experience and will go back for sure.

BJ
BarryJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Excellent menu choices. Close to Royal Albert Hall so great for pre concert dining. Fast, friendly service.

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JaneT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value food in pleasant surroundings. Excellent service. I would definitely recommend

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Clive
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I always have found the staff at The Spaghetti House very friendly and welcoming. The service is excellent and good value for money. However, my Spaghetti Bolognese was on this occasion ordinary. I will return and perhaps try something else next time!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Menu choice , excellent value for the 3 course set menu. My Husband uses a small mobility scooter & the very helpful staff quickly arranged a ramp for him to get into the restaurant easily.

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Mop21
London
58 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A quiet lunch on a wet Saturday. W shared the calamari starter, which was fine. I had the spaghetti Bolognese which was excellent; a traditional Italian dish served with no fuss but very tasty. My partner has the penne arrabiata which was also very good. £40.00 with a beer and an espresso for me to finish. The service was excellent, but it was not at all busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and great food. Not much more to say.

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GeoffS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good meal and service in pleasant surroundings. Convenient location for Albert Hall.

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Stew
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reliable pasta and pizza. Oddly they had not received the booking from OpenTable. But it was early and there was no problem

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SarahP
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good restaurant at a sensible price, close to the Albert Hall in Kensington. Really good service and delicious food. Will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute gem of a place. Fantastic authentic Italian food served with a smile

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PaulS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant , not to big so felt more personal than a larger chain restaurant. Good service and lovely food , would eat there again if in area .

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Brendanv
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went here as a party of 4 for an early dinner before Carols at the Royal Albert Hall. We ordered a bottle of wine and we each had starters, mains and I had dessert. We had coffees too. Good value and cosy, the food was OK except one dish was exceptionally hot (chilli) and inedible which was disappointing. I tasted it (my wife's dish) and food should never be that spicy. I was also waiting a bit longer for my dessert which was cold so there should have been no wait necessary. I would definitely go here again as the other food was very nice and Spaghetti House is authentic and generally reliable.

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Clive
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant atmosphere and friendly service

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PaulaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Basic set menus, but excellent food!
Staff very friendly and you didn’t feel rushed at all.
Toilets are based under the restaurant and you have to negotiate some very narrow stairs to get to them, certainly not suitable for disabled people (didn’t notice if they had a disabled toilet upstairs?)

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service, great food. Lovely staff. Would recommend.

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CarolynC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close to Albert Hall. Nice atmosphere. Good service, nice menu pleasant staff.

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Navsteve
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was not our first visit to Spaghetti House Kensington. An ideal place for pre-Albert Hall dining as the service is fast and efficient and it is very close (2 stops by bus and an easy 10-15 minute leisurely
walk) to the Albert Hall. We had pre-booked and I recommend all patrons to do so as it's a busy area and many restaurants cater for museums and events in and around Kensington so that lunchtime and pre-theatre times are at a premium. The toilets are not disabled accessible - there are some stairs. Changes to menus are happily accommodated where possible without any fuss. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We stopped by here for an evening meal before a business meeting as it offered a variety of choices on the menu. The atmosphere was great; plenty of room between tables; and you could move around quite easily. The staff were fantastic, friendly, and very attentive. The food was brought out quickly and was very good.

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Achilles
London
65 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was good, and the staff were friendly and polite. However the food was really average. I ordered the chicken tagliatelle which was meant to come in a creamy sauce, but it was not creamy at all. My wife ordered the penne arabiatta and the pasta was uncooked. When we informed the staff they just asked the chef to cook it more, saying we wanted it "more well done". We still got charged the full amount for it on the bill.

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Clive
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service with a smile! Very nice food as expected

AM
AlessandroM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went here for the pre-marathon dinner to make the usual carb load. We had a lot of pasta which was really well cooked as an Italian can expect. Service was fine and really fast as we asked.

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RichardF
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked this lovely restaurant after reading other reviews, we were not disappointed. We wanted somewhere to eat prior to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, the staff were very welcoming & friendly, food absolutely delicious, good choices on the menu for food & drink, and reasonably priced considering it’s the West End. It’s approx 10 mins walk from High Street Kensington tube station & 10 mins from the Albert Hall. Perfect

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CKing
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited after trip to the royal Albert Hall. A lovely meal and we were well looked after. Great for kids too.

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shaz22
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attending event at Royal Albert Hall and chose restaurant for proximity to venue. Advised staff we had only one hour for dinner and received prompt, friendly service without feeling rushed.

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annd
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Polite and friendly staff. Prompt service. Quaint and cosy venue

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food and friendly staff. We were the last ones there but never felt like staff were waiting for us to leave..

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Exactly as anticipated, and what was on menu. Well cooked and presented. Timing about right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great little Italian restaurant close to Royal Albert Hall, very welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. Food was very good, all round great experience.

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mendesrocc
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

nothing special, the food was good, no ambiance at all

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly host on arriving. Felt at ease. Great food. Handy for RAH. Will revisit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting Spaghetti House for many years when visiting London, this one for the last couple of years. The staff are always friendly, the food is gorgeous in a pleasant atmosphere, and good value

Can't recommend enought

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Hungry
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Way below normal standard. Much confusion amongst staff - maybe new? Disappointing

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Hungry
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Never disappoints

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Hungry
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the lasagne

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visitor
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, seasonal special crab linguine was great, excellent service

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Spaghetti House Kensington High Street is rated 4.1 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

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