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Arcadia Restaurant

$$ - $$$
South Kensington
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35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
+44 20 7937 4294
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place Great food amazing service Will definitely be back here Had such a great nite Thanks allot guys 👍👍👍👍👍👍

Thank Michael M
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around the area for somewhere to eat we could have chosen tried and tested and well known - instead we went to Arcadia and I am really pleased we did. Friendly attentive staff, nice ambiance a decent house wine and crucially great food. I had Chicken & spaghetti millanaise - moist chicken covered in crispy breadcrumb - fabulous! They... More 

Thank Jan S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant enough, but extremely small portions. The lemon tart was bland , told the waiter but not too interested

Thank russellarathoon
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Italian friend recommend this restaurant as it's his favorite Italian restaurant in London. Conveniently located walking distance from the High Street Kensington tube station, the food here was delicious. Service was provided by caring servers who spoke fluent Italian.

Thank carljw116
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited Arcadia, the portions were on the small side as I got the spaghetti bolognese with cod, however the food was great so did make up for this. I also had the cheesecake which was perfect so Arcadia is somewhere I will be returning to soon!

Thank Nishaadali7
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accidentally stumbled on Arcadia looking for Prezzo. So much better. Friendly, with a great atmosphere. Not cheap at £83 for two of us but we did have 3 courses plus coffee and a glass of wine. The food was as close to perfect as I have found. Portions fair and service immaculate with a real smile. The tomatoes and avocados... More 

Thank Kate T
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Visited for a late lunch on Mother's Day. Beautiful decor and charming, efficient service. Food was of a standard that you would expect to receive in Italy and the wine list was impressive, including my favourite from a recent trip to Italy. My new favourite restaurant in this area!

Thank Urban_Fox_58
York, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We visited here on a Sunday afternoon. It was a toss up between here and the Italian restaurant, which was part of a chain opposite. This looked interesting and we liked the decor. The staff were pleasant and we were soon served. There was a set, but quite limited menu, which we opted for. It was interesting viewing the many... More 

Thank Lindagreenacre
Mundo Novo, MS
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Arcadia restaurant is in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington. The restaurant itself is also very beautiful with many paintings hanging on the wall. The service was avarage although it took a bit of time for someone to serve us. The first course was very good as it was the soup of the day. The second course, a gnocchi was very... More 

Thank driazotto
Helsinki, Finland
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had a two-course lunch at Arcadia, haddock and cheesecake. Tasted very good, were beautifully presented and the service was inpeccable. But the portions were very small indeed. So if you are very hungry, you may want to reconsider.

Thank Paula_Trav

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 31
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Kensington High Street | Kensington Court, London W8 5EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 4294
An eccentric Italian restaurant in the heart of London���s upmarket Kensington, Arcadia is a welcome change from the hushed atmosphere and all-white d��cor of the area���s usual dining offerings. Bright and outlandish, the surroundings here at Arcadia are anything but neutral, with murals on the walls, quirky colour schemes and character aplenty. Likewise, the service is friendly and cheerful, the staff laughing along with guests as they dart from table to table, serving food and topping up wine glasses. Arcadia���s bustling kitchen is the origin of an all Italian menu of authentic classic dishes, all with a homemade, traditional flavour with most items made in house, including the fabulous hand-prepared pasta featured in a wide array of the dishes. A bit of a hidden gem amongst the many typically Kensington-friendly restaurants, the Arcadia is packed with personality and authenticity, providing its guests with an always memorable fun and colourful dining experience including high quality food, a good selection of drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.

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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 and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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