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  • 38 Connaught Street
    London W2 2AF
    Paddington
  • Transit information Bakerloo Central Circle District Hammersmith & City Get Directions
  • Phone number 020 7723 8478
  • Business website thedukeofkendal.co.uk
  • “As accidential as it was to stumble into this pub one evening, it became our local for the time we lived in London.” in 4 reviews

  • “Good community atmosphere, been there plenty of times, they do best Sunday Roast ever.” in 2 reviews

  • “The football was playing but the crowd felt quite local and pretty chilled and the overall atmosphere of this little pub felt quite cosy.” in 2 reviews

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  • 5.0 star rating
    29/5/2013

    This is my neighborhood pub and why am I giving it 5 stars ? Because it is one of the only pubs I have gone to in London that has their own menu and personal chef who cooks fresh daily. The fish and chips are to die for !

    It is a quiet pub on a quiet street that plays piano music and has some great sing-a-longs. It's a fun place to be with delicious food and reasonably priced drinks !

  • 3.0 star rating
    27/6/2014
    1 check-in here

    Great fun on a Sunday night...
    June, the piano player is an INSTITUTION and the characters that join her each week to sing old war tunes and show tunes (who knew there was a correlation??) is quite fun (though crowded) and it's a real Pub feeling in case you aren't really sure what that might be.

  • 4.0 star rating
    15/1/2014
    1 check-in here

    4 maybe 4.5, what a nice surprise! We dropped in for Sunday roast. Choice of Chicken, Beef, Lamb OR Pork Belly. Well the server said try the belly and I did and it was perfection! Crispy hard skin, unctuous fat and melt in your mouth pork. The potatoes were super crispy on the outside and soft and moist inside. The only shortcoming was dessert. The stem ginger pudding with ice cream was too sweet to be enjoyed.
      Walking distance from the Marriott on George Street.

  • 4.0 star rating
    11/5/2013
    1 check-in here

    Its a corner pub with pictures of the "How I met your Mother" cast on the wall!

    Yes at one point some of them lived nearby or still do like Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel. Even Richard Chamberlain visited and got his pic taken.

    Its a cozy little place; wood panels and wood flooring, a restaurant area and a bar area with big windows letting the sunshine in during the day.
    The staff is really friendly and very welcome. We were lucky as we were the only people during the day. Seems that people in London do work :-).
    There is a small outside seating area and on a sunny day a brilliant idea.

    We ordered the special of the day sandwiches with a pint of Heineken and for me a chicken ceasar salad and a J20, which was excellent.

    I am sure that Locals really enjoy this pub and I would do if I would life in that posh area :-)

  • 5.0 star rating
    15/12/2013
    1 check-in here
    Listed in London

    Duke Of Kendal was a great find for my mom and I.  If you are staying at the Marriott Marble Arch its short walk from the hotel for those looking for a cute little local tavern.  Loved the atmosphere of the place.  The front area is a lively bar and the bar is a little quieter dinning area.  The fish and chip was great and huge portion size.  Great beer options as well.

  • 4.0 star rating
    29/12/2013

    Good local hole. Two tv's showing football, so that's good. Slim pickings for beer, but doesn't seem to bother anyone. Staff nice enough

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/4/2013

    Came here on a sunny Spring afternoon and really enjoyed it. We had the Fish & Chips with Salt & Pepper Squid which was  slightly above average for pub grub. The football was playing but the crowd felt quite local and pretty chilled and the overall atmosphere of this little pub felt quite cosy. Will definitely be coming here again!

    It was also cool to see photos of some of the celebs that have popped by for a pint, including Barney from How I Met Your Mother and Jack Black!

  • 2.0 star rating
    1/9/2008
    First to Review

    Popped in here for a late breakfast on the way to the Serpentine Gallery & rather regretted it to be honest. Like many pubs in London the kitchen is sub-let by a Thai concern & whilst I can't comment on their staple output (although the menus were a bit shabby) I can safely say it can't be anymore of a let down than their attempt at a Full English - eggs burnt on the bottom & approaching McBreakfast-alike, a fried slice that was suspiciously unfried & mushroooms more boiled than fried. Being British of course I never complained.

    Service was fine though & I'd agree with the previous reviewer that its probably a good place to catch a match on the box.

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/7/2012

    We're recommended this pub by a concierge.
    Their marinated olives are the best !!

  • 3.0 star rating
    11/6/2012

    nice little neighborhood pub.  tasty snacks if you like munchies with your beer.

    bigges drawback of this pub is that it doesn't allow dogs.  what pub doesn't allow dogs?

  • 3.0 star rating
    1/6/2012

    Friendly servers and  weekly trivia competition run by a friendly older local that costs 2 pounds to enter and Americans have no chance of winning :) Apparently Tony Blair's house is up the street and you can see the police cars stationed there and protecting him from locals who are not his greatest fans. In terms of food, the marinated olives and garlic starter was great and the entree of Cumberland sausage on mashed potatoes with caramelized onions was pretty good. It actually made me think of Jamie Oliver's cookbook which has a recipe for this very dish. They also serve a sea bass dish which my colleague ordered and he found to be above average, but difficult to eat. Above average pub, worth a stop if you are in the Edgeware/Marble arch area.

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/11/2012

    Good for breakfast. Nice local pub.

    • Qype User consta…
    • London
    • 15 friends
    • 91 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    15/2/2009

    I've been here for drinks a few times in the evenings. There's a pretty good selection of beers. Nice atmosphere too, even in winter. The interior is clean and orderly. The service is great. Clientele is mostly civillized and respectable. Certainly a good place to watch sports too. I haven't tried the food, so I'd have to trust previous reviews on that, but overall a very nice place to have a few drinks after dinner.

  • 4.0 star rating
    24/7/2010

    It's just a neighbourhood pub, nothing special, except I can depend upon knowing someone each time I drop in...

    • Qype User Donris…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 26 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    20/1/2008

    This is a really friendly pub perfect for a drink in the summer. Its geraniums are beautifully kept in the summer and people are crowded around it outside. Many city workers come here for a drink before heading out since it is so near Oxford street. Throughout the year they have a karoeke night every sunday. THere is usually an older crowd that go to this. For the football fans among us, there is a fairly large screen that shows the games and luckily it doesn't seem to get to packed. Drinks are standardly priced but I wouldn't recommend the food. IT is fairly bland.

    • Qype User fairca…
    • Toronto, Canada
    • 1 friend
    • 1 review
    4.0 star rating
    20/5/2012

    I love this pub and the people who own it and frequent it. Loads of fun, friendly and on Sunday nights after a proper Sunday dinner,a lady by the name of June crosses the floor, sits down to the piano and begins to play 1930's songs, different patrons will begin to sing along to the music. As accidential as it was to stumble into this pub one evening, it became our local for the time we lived in London. We returned to Canada and still stay in touch with the friends we made during our time there. After a year away, we returned this February for a short visit and were greeted back like family. A really wonderful place to stop by for a quick drink, nice dinner or evening of fellowship. Cheers to the Duke of Kendal.

    • Qype User nisam…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    5.0 star rating
    24/1/2013

    Great local pub in central London! Good community atmosphere, been there plenty of times, they do best Sunday Roast ever. Staff very charming, as soon as you walk in is a big smile from people behind the bar. Manager is Spanish, friendly and showing she loves her job, few other spanish people working there, and a French guy, they also lovely. I love the special lunch they do during the week for £5.95. Recommend it

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