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CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant

#5,881 of 18,283 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British
117-129 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DS, England
+44 20 7370 5711
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pad thai” (4 reviews)
“cromwell road” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British
$$ - $$$
117-129 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DS, England
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Great place for drinks and food ,good atmosphere and friendly staff ,very presentable and clean ,beer is cold too,food is served well presented

Thank aldob467
Reviewed 9 July 2015

My daughter and I stopped at the CheckMate for dinner my last evening in London because it was close to my hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. The 2-for-1 happy hour ran until 9:00 p.m. and included several tasty handcrafted cocktails. My daughter's chicken dish was...More

1  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 25 May 2015

The food here is nice (very nice fish&chips, good curry) and they serve a good Aperol Spritz. The restaurant area is a bit cold (both in temperature and ambiance), but the bar area is cosy, although we were not a big fan of the very...More

1  Thank M Z
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This restaurant is in Kensington in a hotel. We stumbled on it during our recent trip and found it had good food at reasonable prices. Menu is a mixture of Thai and American. The chef is Thai and does a very good job. Service was...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We are often going to these Restaurant in Kensinghton, the food is fantastic and the service is very good!!!

Thank Corrado M
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

So this was a first date bar - a little find after ice skating at the natural history museum and dinner down that direction, on the way back to the hotel. It was amazing; we got there about 11pm I think, listened to a great...More

2  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We had dinner here and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food but the menu was rather limited and the kitchen had a bad hair day that day so service was slow. The thing that surprised me was that the staff could not identify the players...More

2  Thank glendon1954
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I stopped here for drinks as I was passing the beer was cold and well presented the staff were polite and welcoming the seating area was very clean and well presented

Thank Eddie020173
Reviewed 28 January 2015

The menu carried a good selection of English and Thai dishes ,we sampled Thai style food which was all well presented satisfying portion sizes and appeared freshly prepared

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Visited twice because our first visit was so pleasant. Staff were friendly and efficient, the food was excellent and the drinks cheap if you go in happy hour! The surroundings were superb. Highly recommended!

Thank Peter G
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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29 May 2015|
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Response from Rory G | Property representative |
Hi Lifmagali, I sent you a private message with his details. Kind Regards, Rory Gissing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117-129 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7370 5711
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CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant occupies the ground floor of Kensington���s Park International Hotel. Its location in chichi southwest London makes this an ideal stop off after a visit to the area���s many museums and attractions, or for guests at the hotel. The d��cor follows a unique black and white chess theme, making this a glamorous place to kick back and relax. The raison d'��tre at CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant is cocktails ��� well-trained staff are skilled at preparing a wide range of delicious drinks. The menu features both pan Asian and traditional British pub dishes, meaning you can enjoy anything from a fragrant pad Thai to a hearty burger and chips, depending on your mood. The menu changes regularly and there are also daily specials, and a range of bar snacks.
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