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The Kings Head

#2,188 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
South Kensington
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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17 Hogarth Place | Earl's Court, London SW5 0QT, England
+44 20 7373 5239
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic pub . Great selection of beers , ales and gin . Superb menu and food was delicious . Staff were super helpful and accommodating . Highly recommend you visit . (Try the sea bass) Will definitely return shortly .

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Thank Malcolm J
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best fish and chips I ever had in UK. Selection of beer and ales is amazing. Staff nice and polite, nothing was to much to ask. Atmosphere was great . It has been a great night out with friends

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Thank Branislav M
Switzerland
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264 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 619 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really good breakfasts with quality ingredients. Nice ambience and decor - relaxed and welcoming place. Staff were really genuine and friendly, chatted with us but didn't impose. Will definitely be back!

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Thank inkwave17
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostess/waitress upstairs in the dining room. Pub food was good (the nutella dessert especially!). I had lamb and it was tasty, others had fish and chips.

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Thank Bubba_da_Traveler1
KingsHead_EarlsCourt, General Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Bubba. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Glad you enjoyed our Nutella bread & butter pudding. Be sure to visit next time you're in town. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just had the most wonderful time at the Kings Head in SW5. The staff are amazing and the chef just produced the best Shepherds Pie I have ever had. It was made with slow braised shoulder of lamb and tasted heavenly. Now for dessert yum.

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Thank Bernadette C
KingsHead_EarlsCourt, General Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the review Bernadette. Your feedback is massively appreciated. So great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I have passed on your comments to our head chef and he is beaming with joy. I hope that dessert rose to the challenge as well. More 

Ulverston, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

First time back at this place after its total refurb. They have totally transformed it from a great pub to an amazing pub. More space, more seating and an upstairs restaurant. Approximately 8 real ales on tap and a comprehensive food menu. Completely on trend and a great place to socialise and relax after a long day at the office.... More 

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Thank Ian D
KingsHead_EarlsCourt, General Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Ian. We really appreciate your feedback and it's great to hear your views on our refurbishment. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I used to go here a lot, it was well managed with fantastic staff. My last few visits under new management have not been an enjoyable experiences. Staff have been in-personable and inefficient. It's a shame having known what it used to be. Cold and unfriendly, wouldn't bother.

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Thank 158214Lvnj
KingsHead_EarlsCourt, General Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Sorry that you haven't enjoyed your recent visits to the King's Head, and thank you for your review. All feedback is greatly appreciated and your comments will be shared with the team. If you find yourself in the area any time soon, please pop in and speak to a member of the management team. We would be interested to hear... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Small pub, plenty of atmosphere and a up market menu compared to normal pub food. worth a visit, good wine list and variety of beers.

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Thank james d
KingsHead_EarlsCourt, Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, James. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. As we are a 'pub down a side street', anything that helps us shout about where we are is massively beneficial to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The King’s Head pub was a delight for food. Downstairs was there is a bustling pub. When we went upstairs, after a short, unwelcoming wait, we were eventually treated to a wonderful dining experience. Also went back for a light lunch. This included one of the best pastrami sandwiches that we have ever had.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I spent Christmas Day at The King's Head and had a wonderful time. The food was great, the atmosphere very friendly, chatting to other guests who were also enjoying the day and the staff,were just perfect. A great pub that I would safely recommend to anyone. I wish I lived in London so that I could visit it more often.... More 

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1 Thank DianaWebb999
KingsHead_EarlsCourt, General Manager at The Kings Head, responded to this review

Absolutely delighted to hear you had a great time with us Diana. Afraid I can't take any of the credit as a new baby meant I was off, but I am extremely proud of my team for their work on Christmas Day. Great to hear that others were enjoying their experience also. Many thanks for the review. Look forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Hogarth Place | Earl's Court, London SW5 0QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7373 5239

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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