Restaurants In and Around Kensington
We asked the Caprice girls for their favourite Kensington restaurants. This is what they said:
171 Knightsbridge Kensington SW7 | 020 7151 | www.rivealondon.com
Located in the Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge, casually chic (aren’t they all?), serving French and Italian food in tasteful surroundings. Well-presented food and a reasonably affordable price make this a quite wonderful experience to take your new girlfriend to. A couple of the Caprice girls said this was their favourite place, in fact. Smaller servings give your stomach plenty of space to try lots of different things and encourage you to share with you Caprice girl. She’s dying to share with you, so go ahead. It’s a lovely thing to do.
3 Yeoman's Row Knightsbridge SW3 | 020 7590 9290 | www.thehawksmoor.com
Simple surroundings, nothing too fancy except the impeccable mix of steak, British fare and seafood. The Hawksmoor is part of an upmarket ‘chain’ in London and all of their restaurants draw rave reviews. Can get packed at weekends but you should be able to walk in mid-week and secure a table, and the atmosphere remains calm and relaxed, just as you like it. Nothing too over board or old school here. Casual dress. Make sure your flies are up. We’ve eaten here and loved it. Juicy oysters and juicy steaks will get your new Caprice girlfriend all juicy too.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
66 Knightsbridge London SW3 | 020 7201 3833 | dinnerbyheston.com
Anyone who has the balls to put their name in the restaurant name gets my vote, especially if your name is an anagram for “Hell! That snob menu.” Drift up Kensington to reach Knightsbridge, and look for the chauffeured Bentley’s pulling up and you have found this two star Michelin restaurant. Yes, you will need to dress up for this one. Yes, you Caprice girlfriend will LOVE you for taking her here, and yes, start saving up now. A side order of peas is £75 (not really, but I’m in a flippant mood today).
From their menu: Savoury Porridge: Frog's legs, smoked beetroot, garlic, parsley & fennel