Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Fab!With the 50% off the food this is a steal. Food was excellent with a good menu choice. We took some friends and they loved it too. Service is friendly and good. Definitely return.14/05/2013 00:00:00Always amazingThis is the second time I've dined at Paradise, each time it's been delicious and the staff have been lovely, just the right amount of attention. Highly recommend.13/05/2013 00:00:00Quirky venueThis is an interesting restaurant with a busy bar. The decor is quirky an old style elaborate pub with a mixture of Art Deco and antique , there are bird cages, chandeliers sculptures. The bar hums and there is often music there, there is a mock library to sit and have pre prandial drinks. The waitresses are friendly and charming and the food I had wholesome. A paradise in a rather dodgy are!12/05/2013 00:00:00Good local gastropub = heavenWent with four others. I always feel sad when it's not full on a Saturday lunch, but at least we could hear ourselves... Oysters were good, shrimp were good, salmon-poached egg combo was good (though the hollandaise looked slightly congealed). Steak was OK - not the most tender and juice I've ever tasted, chips were good. Veggie mains was well-thought through, nice range of flavours and textures. Desserts were VERY good - ice-creams to die for, and interesting banana-brownie-caramel ice cream dish with 'wow' factor. Not cheap (£30 pp for 3 courses, no drinks) but good food, local, nice atmosphere and friendly service. We'll be back.11/05/2013 00:00:00unexpectedly good combinationunexpectedly good combination of ambience, friendly staff and food!10/05/2013 00:00:00My favorite gastro pubNo place beats the ambiance at Paradise. Great food as always and good service.06/05/2013 00:00:00a little piece of London paradisetucked away, but so cosy, great atmosphere and feel, very good food, it is the kind of place you never want to leave, just have a different drink or meal in one room after the other ...04/05/2013 00:00:00ScrumptiousDinner with a friend was really good; food was delicious and interesting, wine choice was fab ( by the glass) and dessert - which we shared was amazing. Chocolate brownie and caramelised bananas. Yum.
Word of warning..20% did not apply as we had two mains and one desert which I hadn't noticed. So no discount but still worth the money. Look forward to next visit. Great service from the loudest, bubbliest, most friendly Italian waitress who was slightly bonkers but lovely! Great night at The Paradise. :)03/05/2013 00:00:00ExcellentLovely place more of a gastro pub with great food. Service very good and lovely atmosphere. Especially good value with 50% off the food. Will definitely go back.30/04/2013 00:00:00Another great dinnerHad another great evening at the Paradise. The 50% off offer makes it incredibly good value. Really enjoyed the salmon and the white sprouting broccoli was a first!30/04/2013 00:00:00Saturday Family LunchWe took our son for a special treat to Paradise... and enjoyed a beautifully presented two course lunch, which could not have been nicer. It was served very professionally, to high standard, by experienced waiters in a well-designed dining-room.
Our meal was about £40 p.p but then we had a superb NZ organic Sauvignon Blanc as recommended by the our waiter.
For special occasions it is extremely pleasant and we will be going back for Sunday Lunch!20/04/2013 00:00:00Again our evening meal atAgain our evening meal at the Paradise was lovely. From the start the staff were attentive treating us as 'special' guests it seemed, without being overbearing, They were attentive but casual.
My sole with shrimps was great and tasty as was my friend's venison. The starters of beetroot and feta and a selection of fish was tasty and great if you share.
The Italian organic wine was perfect and overall with the 50% off the food a fabulous meal for the money. Will definitely come again.16/04/2013 00:00:00Yet another fantastic Lunch!Another amazing sunday lunch, great atmosphere, amazing food, fabulous desserts. I cannot rate this place enough, I love it, it's my favourite roast in London! Love it.14/04/2013 00:00:00Great!!Great as a restaurant, pub and/or club. All in one!12/04/2013 00:00:00Wonderful findExcellent Easter lunch. Friendly staff and lovely ambience.31/03/2013 00:00:00Simple - great service & great foodTook my girlfriend along for a sunday date night. Excellent staff, Amena in particular was great at recommending wine and dishes. We had the roast beef and roast lamb - both were excellent
The place looks great and feels great. Can't recommend enough24/03/2013 00:00:00The Sunday roasts and dessertsThe Sunday roasts and desserts are delicious. Generous portions. We love the ambiance here, too.17/03/2013 00:00:00Perfect Sunday lunch!Food was great, staff were great, couldn't have been better!10/03/2013 00:00:00Nice recoveryI've always enjoyed dining at Paradise, but this time the service was a little off, the waitress forgot to bring the wine we'd ordered to go with the starter and we waited a good 20 minutes for our desserts to turn up. But after we pointed this out the team there were very apologetic and they did everything in their power to make us feel appreciated and not neglected. Full marks for turning us from grumpy unimpressed customers to happy devoted Paradise fans once more!03/03/2013 00:00:00AmazingMy boyfriend and I went here for sunday lunch, it was fantastic, we both had the beef which was just melt in the mouth (i am very fussy) the presentation, the wine they recommended and deserts (jaffacake) were brilliant. I also loved my coffee cocktail!
The only slight negative was that we had a little wait inbetween the main course and our desert and cocktail - however they were very busy.
I would highly recommend here to anyone and we are looking forward to visiting again!
Thanks so much
V03/03/2013 00:00:00great venueThe friendly ambience and unusual decor converted my group who all said "Where on earth....?" when I had booked it for a work reunion. Definately worth the trek (if it is, for you) - tasty gastropub food is good value with the 50% off. My lamb shank fell off the bone, and the chicken breast looked great and they enjoyed it. Too full for pudding, so had an extra bottle of very reasonable red wine instead. Overall, very good and I would go back01/03/2013 00:00:00still good but...always a pleasure to eat at the Paradise. great food and great ambience, and good service.
possibly it's time to add soe variety to the menu?
and re-arrange the tables slightly, so we are not elbow-to-elbow.
thanks01/03/2013 00:00:00Nice people nice foodA friend and I had a lovely meal. Service was excellent- attentive but not ott. Menu was original and our food was delicious. Can't fault the place!27/02/2013 00:00:00Beautiful place with great food!I have eaten here a few times and never been disappointed. The food is great and with the 50% off offer, it's good value. The staff are always really friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the venue is lovely. Highly recommended!26/02/2013 00:00:00top notchalways lives up to the high quality i have come to expect - beautiful room, fab food and great friendly staff25/02/2013 00:00:00Perfect Sunday lunch!We had a table for 4 the restaurant is lively and eccentrically glamorous. Thd staff are charming helpful and informative - nothing too much trouble ( rare these days) the Sunday lunch was perfect and as it should be - large portions and delicious. They have a good choice of dishes and puddings and cocktails - this a a fun lovely venue for any meal but especially for Sunday lunch .24/02/2013 00:00:00Nice little find.The food is very expensive without the offer, but it is always good quality, the decor is lovely and always has a good vibe.20/02/2013 00:00:00A midweek treatA very nice restaurant Lovely dinning room with soft music and a warm atmosphere The staff were very friendly and attentive I had the chicken and my friend had the salmon both were excellent The wine however was not chilled other than that I would certainly got back20/02/2013 00:00:00Another lovely mealHad another lovely evening at Paradise - great service, lovely food and a good ambience. We had the seabass for two which was lovely.20/02/2013 00:00:00Veggie friendlyMaybe just lucky but the veggie options were not the usual tokenistic, tasteless, overpriced, non-nutritious rubbish most 'normal' places have as their meatless choices (after all, the veggie is the minority in a group so won't have had much say in the choice of restaurant). Not so here. The portions were not huge but they were no smaller than the meat ones and i (and my expanding waistline) would much rather they focus on the quality, which was excellent. Service good too - informal but not matey or pestering - and, and i much prefer this, they add a service charge too. fundamentally more decent, not to mention eliminates agonising over how much to tip, and any regret over tight fistedness or over-generosity later. Nice pub too.15/02/2013 00:00:00Consistently GoodThis is the second time I've eaten in the restaurant, this time a group booking for 8 for my birthday. The waiter was attentive and made appropriate recommendations for wine etc. Nothing was too much trouble, even though my party arrived at different times. The menu is not extensive compared to some restaurants, however, every course was a resounding success (we had 3 courses). I would thoroughly recommend the Paradise for special occasions let alone a decent Friday night out coupled with a great bar and DJ upstairs. My new favourite West London Venue15/02/2013 00:00:00My local pub is excellentI dined here with my friend. We felt like going out to eat and so had a look on top table and discovered that paradise had this amazing 50 percent off of the food bill. The food was very good I must say. We had the crab and halibut/haddock fish fingers to start with ad then the chicken which was lovely. The chips came out a bit cold and although they were meant to be triple cooked they didn't wow me, but I suppose it's hard to be wowed with cold chips.
Overall well above normal gastro pub standards and serving staff are excellent13/02/2013 00:00:00Highly recommendableIts a bit difficult to find, but the welcome is very friendly and the food excellent. The atmosphere is a good mix between casual, but up market without feeling formal, there's a good buzz in the dining room, but you don't feel like you're rubbing elbows with or neighbors. Definitely some where to go back to. My crab salad was very tasty, and the main course steak was excellently cooked and full of flavour. The wine list was varied and the house wines by the glass were good quality.13/02/2013 00:00:00always greatstill our favourite in North Notting Hill. Great food, great service, and good value with the TT 50% off.
Perhaps a touch of variety wouldn't hurt the menu?
But everything that's on there is excellent.12/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent as alwaysParadise by way of Kensile Rise - alway good food, great service and lovely setting! The wine list is impressive and the staff know their wine! Cant recomend this place enough!11/02/2013 00:00:00Good Gastropub Food in Lovely RoomNice room, good wine list at reasonable prices, great service & food is pretty good too. A Gastropub definitely worth a visit06/02/2013 00:00:00Paradise Sunday lunchNice ambience - friendly staff - very good food. What is there not to like?03/02/2013 00:00:00ParadiseAnother great dining experience.
Service, food, and ambience all a joy to behold.
Already looking forward to my next foray to Kensal Green.29/01/2013 00:00:001st visitGreat food. The chef obviously had out some thought into the food. Will definitely go again. Affordable with the toptable deal.27/01/2013 16:00:00Great food & even better wine listSince the refurb' both the place and the crowds have improved significantly. The place looks v nice, a mix of shabby, clubby and mym nan's house feel, and the food was greatly improved. The wine list is the result of the owner's wine passion, and as a result many wines on the list will be unknown to you (as me) - you should definitely take the plunge (under good guidance from the waiter) as some wines were outstanding, and with lower than usual markups.
All in all a great night.
I would hate to recommend it as I want to keep it my own little, local treasure. Don't go.25/01/2013 16:00:00Great meal as always , greatGreat meal as always , great service thank you for another memorable evening.24/01/2013 16:00:00Great food really worth it!We went for a birthday celebration and the food was fabulous. The menu had a range of dishes, but not that much that it took forever to choose, however saying that if you don't eat meat - you may find it limiting.The overall ambience was good but it was a cold day in January and the room, therefore, was also a little cold. The service was excellent; staff did everything well and with polish. Not too overwhelming, but attentive. Definitely worth a visit!23/01/2013 16:00:00ExcellentIt was so refreshing to be served by lovely women with smiling faces! They couldn't do enough. Small menu but with a good choice. With the 50% discount it was great value. Would definitely return even without the discount. A great find.22/01/2013 00:00:00we had a lovely meal at Paradisewe had a lovely meal at Paradise again. excellent food and service. very good value with 50% off food21/01/2013 16:00:00Good service, not great food.Love the venue, love the service. Main course ok - if you are veggie and dont like mushrooms you wont be happy :-(21/01/2013 16:00:00Yet another amazing meal @ ParadiseDecided to escape the snow and were not disappointed...free "winter pims", gorgeous cocktail menu and excellent service. Dined with our 9 month old and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Food was just exceptional as always and with the TT 50% offer, it was a very reasonable night out!! Thanks again Paradise!17/01/2013 16:00:00Paradise by Way of Kensal GreenWonderful venue for a really good meal out for 5 of us - 3 serious foodies included. Good ingredients imaginatively but never bizarrely combined. Delightful and hilarious Italian waitress added value to the whole event.. 50% discount was a real January bonus.15/01/2013 16:00:00Paradise regainedAs ever, good, imaginatively cooked, beautifully served. A carefully chosen wine list assed to our enjoyment. It was a cold night and the restaurant, though by no mean full when we arrived, was warm, welcoming and comforting. The servoce was excellent and thoughtful.14/01/2013 16:00:00Another fabulous Sunday lunchAnother fabulous Sunday lunch at the Paradise. Roast dinner perfection really. Best in London, without a doubt.12/01/2013 16:00:00Paradise in ParadiseThe consistently high standard of this restaurant never ceases to amaze me.
From the moment you arrive until the time you leave,there is never a problem.
Excellent starter, smooth and creamy melt in the mouth apple and crab.
The main of feather beef was suprisingly tender and tasty.
To attain that flavour and texture they must have marinated and cooked the meat for at least a month!
The dessert we choose was the chocolate and banana souffle with orange sorbet.
It was exquisite, in taste and design. A plate produced by an artist which- would comfortably grace any
Michelin starred restaurant's menu.07/01/2013 16:00:00