Kensington Crêperie has been trading since 2001, starting off life as a branch of the famous La Crêperie de Hampstead. All links to the Hampstead original have since be severed, but the Kensington establishment, which I have frequented many times over the years, continues to serve up some top drawer crêpes. It has recently undergone a refurbishment and expansion into a colourful, bright and airy space in the shop next door, whilst also broadening its menu to include salads, and sundaes. The crêpes are still very much the chief attraction here, though.
On this occasion, we shared three sweet crêpes, Banane et Chocolat – Banana with Belgium Chocolate, Hazelnut Chocolate Cream – Hazelnut, butter & cream with Belgium Chocolate and Strawberry Cream – Fresh strawberries, cream, white Belgium Chocolate, chantilly-whipped cream. All were excellent, with my favourite remaining the Banana with Belgium Chocolate.
A simple savoury Ham and Cheese with pepper on a previous visit was also very good.
In a nutshell...
The quality of the crêpes here have always been good, but I think they might have even gone up a notch on my latest visit. A very popular place, as evidenced by the many photos of celebrity patrons on the walls, and the queues at peak times, and deservedly so.
2-6 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2HF
Average Price: £10