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The Brittania

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1 Allen Street | Kensington, London W8 6UX, England
+44 20 7937 6905
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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County Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a cold November Saturday we stumbled (sober) upon this fab bar. We managed to get seats beside the cosy fire. Staff were welcoming and ensured logs were thrown on the fire regularly! Lovely pub grub and a few drinks while watching the rugby. Perfect after visiting the galleries nearby.

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Thank Ali D
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub has definitely had a makeover. Booked a table for 6, and got a fabulous spot outside in their garden patio. Food was fantastic (Sunday lunch with all the trimmings) and really great service. Will go back and suggest folks head there too

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Thank BlueFoot_Travel
southampton
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wish i'd read the reviews before coming to this restaurant! Firstly the staff were nonchalant, couldnt care less wether we were there or not. Waited over 30 minutes for our roasts which were sitting on the pass for at least 10 minutes while the chef tried in vain to raise the servers awareness by ringing and ringing and ringing the... More 

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Thank watershedSouthampton
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this pub. I hate the service! I come here often as it's a really gorgeous pub but I must say that the service I encountered today was appalling. Your lady serving today (blonde, middle aged and Eastern European) is not fit for any sort of service industry. She was clearly having a bad day and was determined to... More 

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Thank UkYoshimi
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Britannia numerous times over several years. The kitchen is quite good and we wanted The Britannia to be "our local" but it seems over the last 6 months they are always understaffed on the busy weekends. One or 2 servers for food, for the whole restaurant, the front pub are and the upstairs private room... More 

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Thank GerryLdn
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is better than "average" but not "very good" (wish TA had a "good" selection). Noisy when we arrived at 5:30pm - very popular with the young after work crowd. Glass of red wine undrinkable, but shepherd's pie very good. Nice décor and clean bathrooms (for a change - London bathrooms really are filthy!). Might go back for a... More 

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Thank Sheila K
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pub looks great, all the signs were good but it took well over an hour to get the food and when we did it was cold. We were offered to have it 'warmed up' but were so hungry by then, we just ate it. Meat was very well cooked (although minimal quantity), my one parsnip was undercooked, the one... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I happened upon this on a trip when I was staying at LAK apartments and I was pleasantly surprised. The place is busy as hell but great service and wonderful food. I loved the fresh burger and amazing salad.

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Thank Janey G
Ray B, Manager at The Brittania, responded to this review

Dear Janey G, Thank you for the review. We are happy you happened upon us, and enjoyed the food and service. Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Always enjoy going here the food it always reliable. It can get very busy at times and so you have to be patient.

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Thank Boobok
Ray B, Manager at The Brittania, responded to this review

Dear Boobok, Thank you for your review. Here at the Britannia we are very happy that you like our pub, even at the very busy times. We look forward to seeing you again spoon. More 

York, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Finally had fish and chips and I'm glad I waited. They were delicious. Service as great and enjoyed the atmosphere!

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Thank LynnPowers
Ray B, Manager at The Brittania, responded to this review

Dear LynnPowers, Thank you for reviewing us at the Britannia. We are very happy you enjoyed the fish and chips from our menu, and the service was as it should be- great! Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, The Britannia team 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Allen Street | Kensington, London W8 6UX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7937 6905

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Kensington

Neighbourhood Profile
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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