Packing as many major museums as possible into one postcode district, South Kensington is home to The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, The V&A, and the Royal College of Art, to name just a few from the selection. Visiting museums is certainly culturally enriching, but it can be tiring, so where better to replenish your energy than at one of the many excellent restaurants in South Kensington? A very well-to-do area, the district has lots of options for both fine and informal dining in smart venues.
South Kensington is a home-from-home to the many French expats who live in the area, and if you’d like to eat French-style, a good bet is Peridot at the Bentley Hotel. This venue, decked out in a grand style, covers everything from breakfast to dinner. Highly recommended is the afternoon tea, featuring dainty cakes and pastries.
For Italian cuisine, head to Olives Restaurant and Bar, which is just seconds from Gloucester Road Tube. Chef Davide De Croce offers creative menu options such as tomato coulis spooned on top of a grilled sea bass fillet with a fennel, orange and artichoke salad or roasted pigeon breast with a lentil and pancetta mixture, doused in a Marsala jus.