Find an Italian restaurant that evokes the sense of an authentic trattoria, and you know you’re going to have a great meal. Da Mario has been keeping things simple since 1972, and you’ll see from the second you walk up the named tiles on the steps that it’s quite a spot.
This Italian cuisine restaurant can get incredibly busy around lunch, especially for tourist groups, so best to book a table for dinner and get ready for an Italian feast.
Location: 15 Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4PP
You’ll never have had Polish food in a setting like this. Ognisko is a bright and airy restaurant with a focus on Baltic and Polish cuisine.
In the summer months, it’s a must to book a table for the outside patio for lunch. Even if you don’t know what the name of the dish on the menu means, taking a gamble will result in a great dining experience.
Location: 55 Exhibition Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2PG
Daphne’s - an upscale Italian eatery known for their focus on seasonal dishes. It’s been a mainstay in the Kensington area since opening in 1964, with a recent facelift that has seen a new bar open and vintage Italian Murano glass chandeliers in the main restaurant.
If you were looking for first-class Italian restaurants in Kensington for a group, booking into their Conservatory room is a must.
Location: 112 Draycott Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3AE
Gaucho Sloane Avenue
Not to be confused with El Gaucho beside South Kensington tube station, Gaucho Sloane Avenue is where anyone looking for a perfectly cooked steak will want to go. As one of twelve Gaucho restaurants in London, this Argentinian restaurant is an extremely popular chain.
Their Electro Brunch Feast is one of the best brunch experiences in the area.
Location: 89 Sloane Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3DX
Cuisine: Argentinian Steak
Capote Y Toros
Like having a little sherry with dinner? Then how does a menu of 125 sherries sound?
Capote Y Toros advertises itself as a ham & sherry bar with a diverse tapas food menu and one of the most comprehensive wine lists you’ve ever seen.
Location: 157 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0LJ