The Ivy Kensington Brasserie launches Hidden Terrace – a new outdoor terrace situated behind the restaurant and accessible via Kensington Church Walk.
The hidden terrace is steps away from the hustle and bustle of Kensington High Street and introduces al fresco dining to the restaurant’s offering.
Protecting guests from the indecisive British weather, the hidden terrace boasts an entirely retractable roof and floor to ceiling windows, to allow guests to enjoy a garden dining experience, without having to endure the discomfort that a wet or windy day can bring. The beautifully decorated terrace adds to The Ivy Kensington Brasserie’s chic and vibrant atmosphere, providing a secluded leafy surround as an intimate dining destination for anything from a morning coffee and pastry, to a full three-course evening meal with friends. Open daily until 10pm, the terrace seats 40 covers and is classic and British in design, with the full restaurant menu and drinks list available.
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, set in the space previously occupied by Pavilion’s Restaurant and Bar, opposite High Street Kensington tube station, offers accessible, sophisticated all-day dining for local residents, businesses, shoppers and visitors. As with The Ivy Kensington Brasserie’s sister sites, The Ivy Market Grill, The Ivy Chelsea Garden and The Ivy Café in Marylebone, tables are held back for walk-ins, and the modern British menu is all-encompassing, including breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, weekend brunch, light snacks and dinner.
Highlights from the breakfast and brunch menu include avocado and spinach Benedict and griddled buttermilk pancakes with smoked streaky sweet-cured bacon, drizzled with maple syrup. The all-day menu, available from 11.30am until late, includes grilled whole lobster with parsley and garlic butter and thick cut chips; brioche crumbed chicken Milanese with fried hen’s egg and black truffle; and for dessert, melting chocolate bombe with milk foam, vanilla ice cream and honeycomb centre with hot salted caramel sauce or, something a little more refreshing… lemon meringue Alaska – baked meringue with lemon ice cream, lemon curd sauce and baby basil.
Alongside the dining menu sits a specially curated cocktail list, featuring 12 bespoke cocktails – both traditional and contemporary in style, yet each as distinctive and irresistible as the next. Offerings include ‘The Ivy Kensington Royale’ – served in a coupe, this signature royale combines raspberries macerated with hibiscus, Sipsmith sloe gin, orange bitters and lime, topped with Champagne; ‘Puddle Duck Punch’ – served long, this thirst-quenching punch combines a mix of Bacardi 8yr and Havana Club Especial rum with milk, apple and cinnamon, crowned with Goslings 151; and ‘The Exhibitionist’, a take on the classic Julep, and named after the Great Exhibition of 1851 – made up of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, blackberry, Briottet crème de figue, mint and lime.
Strategically placed in the middle of Kensington High Street, the restaurant is an oasis for weary shoppers, a haven for local businesses and a constant source of succour for the residents of Kensington, Chelsea and Notting Hill. It is a mere stone’s throw from landmarks such as The Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace, not to mention the eagerly anticipated Design Museum, which is opening this year in the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street.
96 Kensington High Street,
London W8 4SG
020 3301 0500