Serpentine Bar & Kitchen

Serpentine Bar & Kitchen

British | Mayfair, Belgravia

Ben and Hugo, the schoolfriends behind Benugo, further expand their public buildings and spaces empire with the opening of this Hyde Park bar and cafe. They lay great store by their suppliers, who've been working with their sandwich bar chain for years, but early reviewers weren't impressed.

Restaurant details

Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner
Telephone number: 020 7706 8114

Opening times: Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 8:00pm


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Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH


Critic reviews - total score 5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on September 06, 2009
"So I'd say it's a charming place to go now that summer's ending and the fair-weather joggers and skaters will stop cluttering up the place." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Kate Spicer Sunday Times
Reviewed by May 24, 2009
"I had a variation on eggs florentine with purple sprouting broccoli... The barely seasoned dish didn’t fall together around the stalky veg; it was not an improvement on spinach, and the hollandaise sauce lacked an essential richness." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5
Charmaine Mok Time Out
Reviewed on May 21, 2009
"Perhaps the heaving crowds on our visit had stretched the patience of the kitchen, because our spinach, caper and anchovy pizza was forlornly undercooked." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 2
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 21, 2009
"Some of what we ate, such as grilled tuna, was unidentifiable as anything designed for human consumption, some, like red cabbage coleslaw, seemed on the verge of fermentation." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Feargus O'Sullivan thelondonpaper
Reviewed on May 06, 2009
"It will probably never offer the slickest experience, but for honest food and a setting that’s pure poetry­, it takes some beating." READ REVIEW