Bumpkin

Address: 102 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3RD, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7341 0802

- Mid-range

3.4

All Kensington life seems to cram into this friendly country-themed brasserie.

Anyone new to London could easily assume Bumpkin is a gastropub: the country-chic décor includes requisite mismatched chairs, an open kitchen and floral wallpaper; the mood is informal, and there is even a Bumpkin ale (made by esteemed Kent producer Shepherd Neame). But unlike most gastropubs, Bumpkin serves food right through the day and is genuinely welcoming to families. In fact it’s so comfortable, plenty of adults turn up without their kids in tow.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

The something-for-everyone menu is a roll call of esteemed British producers – Elwy Valley lamb and beef, Buccleuch venison, and Loch Duart salmon among them. It’s the same when it comes to drinks, with Meantime beers, Weston’s cider and English wines from Chapel Down, Three Choirs, Ridgeview all worth a sip. Vegetarians have some lovely options – I really enjoyed the braised barley with mushrooms and Cornish Yarg cheese. Our mains were good– richly flavoured steak and ale pie and a more restauranty stack of haddock fillets with mushrooms and curly kale. The burgers look fantastic too, but the desserts need improvement: I struggled to finish even half the starchy Cambridge burnt cream.

Ambience

The faux country décor is cheeky rather than corny, with expanses of apple-green tiling keeping it modern. Depending on the time of day you might be surrounded by groups of friends on the cocktails, families in for fish and chips, or couples reading the newspapers over eggs benedict. Most will be dressed casually but expensively.

Service

Preppy, peppy and prompt, even under pressure.

Location

On a Kensington strip well known for its cafes, bars and restaurants.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Stag / hen parties
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • Trendiness

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