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...Places near the Serpentine Gallery

Date: 03.08.11 Category:

“From super swanky to laid back and low-key, there are lots of lovely places to lunch near the Serpentine.”

Head to Min Jiang in the Royal Garden Hotel for delicious dim sum with a leafy view, to Bar Boulud for a burger or quick bite at the bar, or to the Champagne bar at Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols for a liquid lunch. If you want to be outdoors but without the cyclists, tourists, rollerbladers and screaming children of Hyde Park, the nearby Roof Gardens provides several intimate green spaces as well as fabulous food downstairs at Babylon. Wander down to Zuma to sample the most delicious and sought after Japanese in London, or on to Yashin behind High Street Kensington for wonderful sushi (with a lower price tag). And if the sun is shining, you could keep it simple with a picnic in the park, popping into Clarke's to pick up some goodies on the way.

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Min Jiang

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Min Jiang

Restaurant

"Serving critically acclaimed Chinese food, Min Jiang is definitely worth a visit. Go during daylight to really enjoy the view..."

Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT

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Bar Boulud

Bar Boulud

Restaurant with bar

"Holding 3 Michelin stars in NYC, Daniel Boulud has opened Bar Boulud, a sophisticated French brasserie under The Mandarin Oriental."

Mandarin Oriental, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1 7LA

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Fifth Floor

Fifth Floor

Restaurant with bar

"Champagne in the newly designed bar is perfect for both shopping sustenance, and to kick off a glamorous evening."

Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ

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The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens

Nightclub

"As The Drifter once sang; Everything is alright up on the roof."

6th Floor, 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

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Babylon

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Babylon

Restaurant

"The terrace of Babylon is a calm oasis overlooking the manicured Roof Gardens below and the rooftops beyond; a romantic idyllic..."

7th Floor, 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

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Zuma

Zuma

Restaurant

"Informal but stylish, Zuma pulls the monied-set thanks to great food and a fantastic atmosphere, every night of the week."

5 Raphael Street, London SW7 1DL

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Yashin Sushi

Yashin Sushi

Restaurant

"Lively and cosy, Yashin delivers exceptional sushi and opened to rave reviews."

1A Argyll Road, London W8 7DB

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Clarke's

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Clarke's

Restaurant

"A quaint but quality local restaurant and bakery, where the menu changes daily but the desire to go in does not. "

124 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BH

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