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Eating & Drinking
at The Ampersand Hotel

Apero is among Kensington's best restaurants, serving easy-going Mediterranean cooking, with an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere that appeals to both houseguests and locals. The Drawing Rooms is the place for coffees, light bites, patisseries and our popular Science Afternoon Tea, in a room that's always busy with a convivial neighbourhood spirit. Beyond the large windows, which flood the interior in natural light, the bustle of South Kensington passes by.

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    Modern Mediterranean
    Restaurant and Bar
    in the heart of South Kensington

    Tucked beneath the Victorian cellar arches of The Ampersand Hotel, Apero brings a shot of fresh Mediterranean style to the heart of South Kensington.

    Softly lit, with cool white metro tiles and exposed brick walls, Apero is an intimate, laidback restaurant in Kensington where you can catch up over a shared plate of something deliciously simple and modern. Menus inspired by the Mediterranean's best ingredients and the region's most enduring flavours are popular with both locals and hotel guests, who gather here from breakfast to late evening. 

    The buzzy bar at Apero, tended by staff with a real passion for what they serve, is an understated but glamorous place to get into the ‘aperitivo' spirit with a signature cocktail or glass of wine before dinner.

    Two/Three course Lunch Special and Early Supper offerings - £12.95/£15.95 per person
    Served Monday to Friday Midday to 2.30pm

    6.30am to 10.30am Monday to Friday, 7am to 11am Saturday and Sunday
    Download our Breakfast menu

    Lunch & Dinner
    Midday to 2.30pm Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10.30pm Monday to Sunday
    Download our Lunch & Dinner menu

    11.30am to 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday and Public Holidays
    Download our "Pranzo Della Nona" Brunch menu
    Download our a la carte Brunch menu

    Midday to Midnight Monday to Thursday, Midday to 11pm Sunday
    Midday to 1am Friday and Saturday
    Download our Drinks list

    To book a table please call +44 (0)207 591 4410, email info@aperorestaurantandbar.com or visit the Apero website.


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    The Drawing Rooms

    Enjoy our one-of-a-kind
    Science Afternoon Tea
    in the Drawing Rooms

    French finesse meets British style in The Drawing Rooms - the elegant heart of The Ampersand Hotel, with deep sofas and studded armchairs in scarlet velvets and kingfisher blues. Part English drawing room, part "salon de the", this is the place to enjoy pretty pastries, exceptional teas and freshly pressed coffees in South Kensington.

    It is here that we serve our one-of-a-kind Science Afternoon Tea, which is completely unique to The Ampersand. Having won Best Themed Afternoon Tea at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, it is gaining huge popularity in London now. You can expect a mix of exciting and curious dishes, from jellies served in petri dishes, to chocolate spacemen and dinosaur biscuits. 

    For a grown up twist on The Hotel’s Famous Science Afternoon Tea why not indulge yourself with our newly launched "Teapot Tales" available Monday to Saturday 12:30 - 9pm and Sunday 12.30 - 7pm. See our Teapot Tales here.

    Alongside our Afternoon Tea, we also serve all-day light bites, which makes us popular with our Kensington neighbours, as well as those who want a meeting in a quiet corner of our discrete London address. The feeling is both intimate and buzzing, with sunshine pouring in through the large Victorian windows.

    See our Morning Menu here
    See our All Day Menu here
    See our Drinks Menu here

    The Drawing Rooms of our Kensington boutique hotel are open from 9.00am to 11.00pm Monday to Sunday. Pastries and cakes are also available for take away.

    Our Science Afternoon Tea is served from 12.30pm to 9.00pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 12.30pm to 7.00pm on Sunday. 

    To book our Science Afternoon Tea or our Science Teapot Tales, please call +44 (0)207 591 4414 or email drawingrooms@ampersandhotel.com

    Afternoon Tea makes a wonderful gift for someone special. Find our Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers here

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    The Wine Room

    A space dedicated to
    private dining
    and our cellar of fine wines

    Adjacent to our Apero Kensington restaurant under the Victorian brick vaults of The Ampersand Hotel is The Wine Room. With a polished basalt floor and oak banqueting table, surrounded by 10 sturdy leather-bound chairs, the elegant and intimate ambience is ideal for a group of friends.

    Available for Kensington private dining, wine tasting and intimate events, The Wine Room also showcases the hotel's red wine collection in an imposing floor-to-ceiling display that dominates an entire wall. When not booked for private events, it operates under the same opening hours as Apero.

    For groups of 10 guests or more, The Games Room and The Library are also available for private hire. 

    To discuss a booking please call +44 (0)207 591 4706 or email events@ampersandhotel.com