La Bodeguita del Medio

If you are looking for a Kensington bar or a Kensington restaurant, BdelM its teh best choise ever. Inspired by Havana’s most famous eponymous restaurant, La Bodeguita del Medio gives Kensington back its old cachet. The Cuban bar was packed with young lovelies the night we went. Kick off your shoes, look cool and let another slip down without touching the sides.
We started with king prawns tempura and charcuteria with melba toast, chargrilled mushrooms, asparagus, artichokes and aubergine, plus house bread and olives. Nothing poncy about any of this; the dishes come big on flavour, big on looks and in beefy, man-sized helpings.
For mains, I had sea bass - and not some weedy tiddler either - served picture-perfect, close to food pornography.  We ordered as we went along, leisurely, with plates turning up within a nano second of being a twinkle in chef’s eye. For afters, I chose mango cheesecake: tangy, sharp, no regrets.

BdelM is a Cuban romance delivered with Brit stick and attention to detail. This is a passion for very hands on owner/chef DB; no one sets out to re-create Earnest Hemingway’s favourite haunt, a new Cuban-inspired cuisine and a heroic wine list without having the hots for all things Cuban and good living. If you want to take an beautiful outdoor dining in London, so dont miss this restaurant.