Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Opened in 2008, Paradise has become West London’s Gastropub and party venue, well known for hosting famous faces and a location for everything from Sunday roasts, to late night DJs and VIP parties.
Built in 1892, Paradise by way of Kensal Green takes its name from a line in the G.K Chesterton poem, The Rolling English Road, which refers to the nearby Victorian Kensal Green cemetery.
Comprising a front pub section, dining room, outside garden, a glass covered roof terrace and two first floor private event spaces, this historic and beautiful corner site has been revitalised with an impressive food and drink offering, as well as a progressive music programme.
The drinks list features bitters, ciders, spirits, and popular lager selections that are available on draught as well as by the bottle. An international wine list that incorporates classic varieties and wines from respected European producers features 40 bins including 5 reds, 5 whites and 2 roses available by the glass. The house wine is priced at just £12.95. A cocktail list offers classic favourites, as well as an impressive list of up to 8 variations of Bloody Mary’s on Sundays.
Serving seasonal British food across this historic building made up on multiple rooms, bars, gardens and terraces, Paradise has become one of the area’s most popular venues for drinking, dancing and dining. Open for dinner throughout the week, as well as for lunch at weekends, the beautiful dining room draws a crowd of West Londoners who flock there for the beautifully prepared menus. Expect dishes such as ‘Fillet of turbot, heritage beetroot and sea purslane’, ‘Root vegetable & mizuni salad with a poached egg’ or ‘Grilled Sirloin Steak with baked tomato, béarnaise & hand cut chips’. As well as English puddings such as ‘Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream, crunchy nougatine’ or ‘Baked vanilla cheesecake with praline’.
The red brick Georgian exterior boasts a restored marble tiled façade, with an illuminated stone angel attached to the exterior visible from a distance. The transformed interior seats up to 80 in the back dining room and 50 in the front bar. The bohemian rooms feature elegant unmatched furniture, luxurious floral wallpapers, stained glass windows, original wrought iron fireplaces and dramatic chandeliers. Elegant and whimsical Louis XIV style furniture beautifully reupholstered in funky materials is scattered throughout the different rooms. Key features of the unique gothic interior referencing the nearby cemetery include large stone angel statues and retouched solid terracotta urns that decorate the bar space.
The first floor holds two private rooms, one larger ‘the music room’ which hosts live music and entertainment, and a second more intimate space ‘ the private dining room’ for groups of up to 30, opening onto a first floor outside terrace designed with a North African feel.
In keeping with the heritage of the venue’s tradition for live music, a forward-thinking but accessible music policy has been developed. To complement the look and feel of the upstairs rooms, expect mid-week performances from the most outlandish burlesque shows to cheeky cabaret acts, acoustic bands and other live performances. The weekends feature predominantly funk music played by some of London’s finest DJs.
• 15% discount in our restaurant Monday – Wednesday
• Free entry and table reservation on all Friday nights
• Queue jump on Saturday night
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Monday to Friday
6.15am - 10.45pm
Gym and pool close at 10.15pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.00am - 9.00pm
Gym and pool close at 8.30pm
8.00am - 6.00pm
Gym and pool close at 5.30pm