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“Tired thai”

CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant
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Ranked #5,125 of 23,024 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
Description: 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.
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Tired thai”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Poor service quality- well meaning but lacking quality.
Very disappointing food- cold, gloopy or missing!

Visited April 2013
Thank Wentworth40
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This was a birthday treat and it was lovely..finger sandwiches,scones and macaroons along with tea/coffee.Champagne as an extra special treat.

Visited March 2013
Thank Malchris
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Armagh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely food, excellent service”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

The atmosphere and ambiance in this bar is fantastic. The food is lovely and the staff are the most efficient I have ever encountered (Martyna is brilliant)

Visited March 2013
Thank mricycold
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Victoria, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Dinner”
Reviewed 1 October 2012 via mobile

Wife and I staying next door at Ashburn Hotel and had mixed-feelings about having dinner there last evening after reading mixed reviews. However what a pleasant surprise: great waitress, super entrees, attentive manager - so a good time was had by all!

1 Thank Jasbark264
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Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“An overlooked gem on the Cromwell Road - but a few niggles”
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We came here with the Travelzoo deal, which was excellent value. We took a table by the window, which was nice. Very well appointed decor and furniture, the place feels classy and a bit special. Service from Spanish waiter Daniel was friendly, but his colleagues (including the food and beverage manager) were less appropriate. We enjoyed excellent cocktails, although the barman did try to dissuade me from my choice, I suspect because he didn't want to make it. Starters and main courses were tasty and high quality, although I was disappointed that they had run out of steak (what hotel does that?) and the salad leaves that accompanied each plate needed a dressing. It was a little amateurish to have to order desserts at the start of the meal, but these too were excellent. We also had a bottle of prosecco, which was delicious, very light and not at all sharp. Two hotel residents appeared at 9:50 (when the restaurant stops serving at 10pm) and were told no food was available. They only wanted chips, and I was amazed that this could not be accommodated either by the kitchen or the room service menu. Very poor for a hotel lounge. Overall, we enjoyed our meal, but the service needs a few tweaks, I suspect largely because the f&b manager is poorly trained.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank DoctorSpa
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