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Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

#527 of 18,290 Restaurants in London}
££ - £££, European, British
Kensal Green 19 Kilburn Lane, London W10 4AE, England
+44 20 8969 0098
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sunday roast” (33 reviews)
“seared tuna” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Kensal Green 19 Kilburn Lane, London W10 4AE, England
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1 - 10 of 472 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Returning here after a while much has changed with the Sunday roast. The roast potatoes are reheated in a microwave. They no longer serve the baby possain (shame) and the overall quality was not as fresh and hot as previously experienced and it also appears...More

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Paradise, actually first time in Kensal Green and just loved both the bar and the restaurant. It was a Saturday night and the place was buzzy and had a great vibe. Booked to eat in the restaurant and the food was just...More

Thank UncleDom
urbanpubsandbars, General Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for such a glowing review UncleDom! Really pleased to hear we ticked all the boxed, particularly on food and service. We'll pass on your kind words to the team. Lots of exciting changes coming to Paradise over the next month on the food, cocktails...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here a few times over the years and my experience has generally been the same: good food, average service and an unpredictable welcome! On my most recent visit, the doorman was a bit rude and unnecessarily aggressive. I was there for a friend's...More

Thank Numbergirl
urbanpubsandbars, General Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Numbergirl. Firstly thanks so much for taking the time to review, and fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your food and that your friend's birthday was a success. Sincere apologies if you feel the door staff weren't friendly on your arrival. We aim...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing experience at Paradise, Ilona, the booking manager was great to deal with from the get go, extremely proactive and helpful and even gave us a cheeky upgrade to the larger private dinning room on the night!! All the staff were great and...More

Thank Colleen O
urbanpubsandbars, General Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Colleen! We loved hosting you - so pleased you had a happy birthday with us. Thanks for taking the time to review, and look forward to seeing you again next time you visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Paradise on Saturday for dinner for the first time and it was brilliant. The food was great and the staff were amazing, we really felt looked after. Headed up to the club afterwards to dance the night (and all our calories!) away....More

Thank eriz91777
urbanpubsandbars, General Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks a lot for the review! It's lovely to receive such positive feedback about our food and service. And yes agreed, a dance upstairs is the best way to shake off the calories :) See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was extremely lucky to be able to celebrate my birthday at short notice at this incredible venue! The staff were very accommodating, the place itself is like a fortress of wander with rooms everywhere filled with mystery and charm. It's a place where both...More

Thank sci2017
urbanpubsandbars, General Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow, high praise! Thank you so much for the feedback. We're really pleased your birthday was a success, it was a pleasure for us to host you, and it means a lot you appreciated the vibe we've created at Paradise. Come and see us again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I celebrated my 30th birthday at Paradise with a lunch in the private dining room followed by drinks in the main bar. The room is a great space and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Every single person thoroughly enjoyed their food - it...More

1  Thank Georgina C
urbanpubsandbars, General Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So pleased your birthday party was a success Georgina - it was a pleasure to host you. Thanks for taking the time to review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We eat at The Paradise last Friday. The place is so beautiful, the staff is very professional and so kind. We appreciate the Chandelier on our table, it makes a beautiful atmosphere! The bred was so good, and all the food as well. Our Italien...More

Thank Laurette C
urbanpubsandbars, General Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Laurette! Thanks for taking the time to review. Great to hear you had such a positive experience, and a real compliment that you found the food, service and general ambience to be of a high standard. Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

The last time I came back I was delighted, as after a really poor experience they were really back on form with new front of house staff and we had a fantastic Sunday lunch. Unfortunately the roller coaster that is Paradise quality and service has...More

Thank CaspiaPam
Ilona L, Guest Relations Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Dear CaspiaPam, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your expectations were not met on your most recent visit to The Paradise. We pride ourselves on food quality and our high level of customer service...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

What an amazing place this was. I heard a bit about it fro my friend, before I booked this for my daughters 18th and my husbands 50th joint birthday surprise!!!! From the beginning when my friend recommended this place, I knew it had the vibe...More

Thank Orchidh12
ben_newton_paradise, Manager at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Wow, so pleased to hear such a positive review for such a special event! It means a lot to hear that we ticked all the boxes on service, food and the venue, and we'll make sure the feedback is passed on to the team. Sounds...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$27 - US$54
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensal Green 19 Kilburn Lane, London W10 4AE, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube: Kensal Green, Kensal Rise
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8969 0098
  • E-mail
Description
Kitsch and quirky, with a sense of fun and the kind of style only found in our fair capital, Paradise by way of Kensal Green oozes charm from every bohemian nook and unconventional cranny. Charmingly mismatched furniture, surprising oil paintings and wood panelling give the impression of a stately home given over to debauched revelry and the indulgence of youth. The pride and joy of Paradise by way of Kensal Green is undoubtedly the menu which makes the venue a gastropub with a real, very noticeable difference. Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, seasonally picked by Head Chef Cat Ashton, make for a temptingly different, ever-changing menu combining the new and inventive with old favourites.
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