Located on a prominent corner of Ladbroke Grove and Lancaster Road, The KPH is a local landmark as well as being one of London’s oldest live music venues. Harcourt Inns has restored and relaunched Ladbroke Grove’s stunning landmark pub, The KPH (Kensington Park Hotel).the cellar is full to the brim with kegs from Stiegl, The Kernel, Mikkeller & Portbello Brewing. Originally established in the 1860s, catering to the Irish labourers who built Notting Hill and then settled in the area,
The KPH was host Tom Jones’ first gig, and the Clash’s Mick Jones declared it his favourite local. Reopening in August as a ground-floor pub with a first-floor dining room with an exciting new music programme – The KPH has been reinvigorated with menus from group chef-director Henry Harris. Rising star Ruairidh Summers, joins The KPH as Head Chef following his acclaimed pop-up Summers, housed in the upstairs dining room at Kilburn’s Sir Colin Campbell pub. Ruairidh has created menus inspired by his and Henry’s shared love of Parisian Bistro food – it’s contemporary, colourful and fresh, with additional influences from the Montreal food scene blending with more traditional French flavours. Menu highlights include octopus carpaccio, coco bean salad with ricotta and fine herbs, and guinea fowl with hispi and Alsace bacon. A set lunch menu will be available every weekday priced £16 for two courses and £19 for three, while Saturdays are for brunch and Sundays will celebrate the traditional roast. Harcourt Inns is an independently owned portfolio of pubs that includes The Coach in Clerkenwell and The Hero of Maida.