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CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant

#5,706 of 18,255 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€, British
117-129 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DS, England
+44 20 7370 5711
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pad thai” (4 reviews)
“cromwell road” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British
€€ - €€€
117-129 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DS, England
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I ordered an cosmopolitan which tasted like sugar water, waitress was unfriendly and music was really awful. Never visit again

Thank dominiquebach87
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Once more we returned to this gem in West-London, and once more we were not disappointed! As always, the food was delicious, the service impeccable and the atmosphere just right. Our server, Clarissa, was very attentive, service minded and quick, making it a perfect evening...More

Thank ArneKar
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The Checkmate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant offers an interesting and varied menu to include Thai dishes. The setting is on Cromwell Road and is easy to get to. The food is good and the service is, also.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

In the hotel we stayed at, a convenient location and a nice variety on the menu. A good Thai selection -- the seafood & glass noodles (bit spicy!) and Pad Thai were very good. Service was friendly and attentive. Though we waited a fair while...More

Thank Philippaho
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Although the restaurant was not crowded, service was slow. Food was tasty and all in our party enjoyed their dishes. Music at times can be a bit loud. Airline crews enjoy a 20% discount.

Thank travelpilot65
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

They have a happy hour where you get 2 drinks for the price of 1. I ordered an old fashioned and what a disaster it probed to be. Bartender definitely did NOT know what goes into it. After 10 mins, I got 2 drinks. It...More

Thank JayaandRaj
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a late night drink and there was live music (man & piano). We ordered a bottle of wine and were charged a discretionary 15% service charge and were quizzed when we didn't pay the full amount. This is London NOT New...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It was a delightful experienced being served in such a cutting-edge and cool bar . The service was very pleasant and charming . The waitresses and waiters looked after me and my friends at all time , making me feel very comfortable . I would...More

Thank Miguel V
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Drinks are a bit pricey considering other places in the area. It's a nice place to meet before or after a day on the town.

Thank FlyingSolo15
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We ate here twice and can recommend it. The surroundings are pleasant and our waiter was very proficient and friendly. The menu has a good choice of Thai and Traditional English food, we sampled both and it was well cooked and presented.

Thank Tamw0rth2
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
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Response from Rory G | Property representative |
Hi Lifmagali, I sent you a private message with his details. Kind Regards, Rory Gissing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117-129 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7370 5711
  • E-mail
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.
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