Kensington's best delicatessens and fine food markets

Insider Guide by Ginza co-founder Rob Chu

A deli lunch is a great option for the gourmand on a budget in Kensington.

And with Holland Park and Kensington Palace Gardens at your doorstep, why not stop at one of the neighbourhood’s excellent delicatessens and compose your own picnic hamper?

Mr Christian's

Notting Hill

11 Elgin Cres, Notting Hill, London W11 2JA, UK

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Mr Christian's offers a wide selection of breads and pastries, with over 50 types of bread

Set in the heart of Notting Hill, next to bustling Portobello Market, ‘Mr. C’s’ first opened its doors in 1974. A range of fine foods from both Britain and the continent is on offer, as well as prepared meals for you to take away.

La Piccola Deli

Holland Park

4 Clarendon Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 3AA, UK

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Grab a hearty sandwich to go from this quintessentially Italian neighbourhood deli.

An authentic Italian deli on a side street just off Holland Park Avenue. Fresh pasta, toasted sandwiches and dolci are all on offer. As well as lots of fine Italian ingredients to take home and stock your pantry with.


Sloan Square

2-5 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3 4LY, UK

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Partridges café terrace

Partridges is a group of family-owned fine foods market that opened its first location on the Duke of York Square in Chelsea in 1972. There is a wide selection of local and imported speciality foods, as well as Partridges own label and local artisan and startup food brands.

Brompton Food Market

South Kensington

33 Thurloe Pl, Kensington, London SW7 2HQ, UK

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The exterior of this upscale deli and grocer is trop charmant

Just next to South Kensington tube station on Thurloe Place, Brompton Food Market is a deli, grocer and cafe wrapped into one. There is a ‘hidden garden’ at the back of the shop (conveniently heated in the winter to keep you cozy) for al fresco dining away from the hustle and bustle of South Ken.