Da Mario is not the absolute best restaurant in Kensington - but it is our favourite. This is a proper old-school Italian joint in a Venetian-Gothic building that fans of interesting old buildings would get fizzy knickers over. The first thing you notice is that Da Mario’s interior is authentically and charmingly a bit rubbish and there are a lot of pictures of the late, great Princess Diana on the wall. The food here is homestyle Italian, with big portions of pasta and great pizzas at a semi-reasonable price. This is a place for everybody and worth the short walk to avoid the chain bait restaurants around Gloucester Road station.
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Daylesford Organic is an all-day café, farm shop and restaurant at Brompton Cross that serves pizzas, salads, and surprisingly hearty mains.
Maggie Jones’s is a romantic, character-filled restaurant off Kensington High Street, serving a menu of excellent quality British food.
Bone Daddies High St. Kensington
Bone Daddies has brought ramen to High Street Kensington, with this location atop a Whole Foods. Hit it for an excellent bowl of noodles.
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Originally from Copenhagen, Mother is a pizzeria located in the railway arches of the new Battersea Power Station development.
Trullo is the kind of neighbourhood Italian restaurant you’d find in an actual Italian neighbourhood, and the food is simply fantastic.
Artusi is a modern take on a neighbourhood Italian restaurant. It’s a small, casual place perfect for catching up with friends.
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Yashin Sushi is an excellent, creative, and modern sushi restaurant with an ever-changing list of unusual and seasonal ingredients.
Wright Brothers South Kensington
There are a few Wright Brothers restaurants dotted all over town, but the South Kensington location is the one that your mum would like the best.
Margaux is a relatively casual but still elegant neighbourhood restaurant serving Euro bistro-style food, and they do it well.
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