Eating and drinking around High St Kensington

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The Kensington Conference and Events Centre will be offering light refreshments from its cafe-bar on the first floor throughout the two-day event, but you may prefer to dine out if you have more time. This list of restaurants and pubs (many of the latter also serve food) is by no means comprehensive, but is designed to give you an overview of some of the local eateries, all of which are no more than 15 minutes walk away from the Events Centre - just click on the restaurant/pub name for a location map and more information. If you have further suggestions please leave a comment! 


There are plentiful coffee shops near High Street Kensington Tube station for coffee and a sandwich, including Pret a Manger inside the station arcade and a Boots and Marks and Spencers if you need to grab a sandwich or a drink on your way to the exhibition hall. There's also a Tesco Metro a short walk left out of the tube station. There's also a Caffe Nero on Wright's Lane just behind the tube station, and Starbucks can be found further down Kensington High Street in either direction.


For those looking for just a quick bite to eat: 

Byron - 'gourmet' burger chain 

Med Kitchen - brasserie 

Patisserie Valerie - coffee and cakes  

Pizza Hut - pizza & pasta 

Wagamama - Japanese/Asian 

For a more leisurely lunch or dinner (check with restaurant for booking information):

The Abbingdon - Modern European and international  


Cafe Rouge - French bistro 

Maggie JonesEnglish  


Sticky Fingers - American 

Thai Terrace - authentic Thai  

The Terrace - modern British  

For pub lunches or post-AstroFest beers:

The Britannia   (Separate dining area)

The Builders Arms  (World cuisine, world beers and real ale)

Churchill Arms (Thai food, Fuller's pub)

The Devonshire Arms  (Food) **Suggested location of AstroFest tweetup Saturday from 6pm**

The Elephant and Castle (Real Ale)


Kensington Arms (Food and real ale)

Prince of Wales (Food available)

The Queens Arms (Food and real ales)

If you would like to make your own search for local restaurants, the full address of the AstroFest venue is: Kensington Conference and Events Centre, The Town Hall, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

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This page contains a single entry by Emily Baldwin published on February 1, 2011 2:43 PM.

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