Serving continental and cooked to order breakfasts, weekend Prosecco brunches, grazing tapas style lunches, indulgent afternoon teas and a seasonal a la carte dinner menu, Evoluzione really is the jewel in Kensington’s crown. The kitchen is open from 6.30am – 10.30pm daily, and is rightly regarded as one of the best Kensington restaurants for Italian food.
Out of all the Kensington restaurants, Evoluzione is the most beautiful, bright and casual space situated on the ground floor of Hotel Xenia, Autograph Collection open to the public and in-house guests. With comfortable colourful chairs set against the custom made Fornasetti wallpaper, the restaurant creates a relaxing space to savour former Michelin-starred Chef Andrea’s signature dishes over a long, relaxing afternoon or evening in the heart of Kensington.
Afternoon tea at Evoluzione is served daily from 2pm – 5pm and is a perfect respite serving for those exploring West London and the fantastic array of museums and galleries on the restaurant’s doorstep including the Design Museum, Natural History Museum and V&A Museum – what could be better to take the strain off your feet than one of the best restaurants in Kensington?
When the lights are dimmed and tables are redressed for dinner service, Evoluzione comes into its own as a romantic setting for a dinner date or pre-theatre dinner before heading to a performance at The Royal Albert Hall nearby. Offering an extensive wine list from the on-site cellar, diners can explore a plethora of Italian wines by the bottle or glass, the collection of which includes fantastic labels from artisan and organic vineyards.
Available for exclusive hire, the Kensington restaurant seats up to 40 guests for gala dinners, buffet lunches and dining for up to 50 people and networking receptions for up to 70 people with the use of the Evoluzione Conservatory and Terrace.