Kitchen W8 is a joint venture between experienced restaurateurs Rebecca Mascarenhas and Philip Howard and their influence is clear to see. It’s the sort of restaurant every neighbourhood should have because it succeeds on so many levels. Whether you’re here for a special occasion or a quick bite for lunch, the staff will get the tone of the service just right and the food will be meticulously prepared yet easy to eat.
Head Chef Mark Kempson puts as much care into the great value lunch and early evening menu as he does the main à la carte. His confident cooking delivers great flavours and subtle degrees of originality so that the dishes have personality and depth. The restaurant may not be quite as informal as the name suggests but it is certainly free of pomp or pomposity.