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The Times | 29 August 2015

Its arty décor is inspired by the nearby museums, it has a pretty tea salon plus a Mediterranean-themed restaurant.



enRoute | 01 August 2015

In the games room of this South Kensington hotel, even the décor – zigzag lamps, a striking black Ping-Pong table, vibrant green upholstery – conspires for fun.



The Independent | 22 April 2015

Located just next to South Kensington tube, this vibrant and stylish boutique hotel has been named by TripAdvisor as the second-best new hotel in Europe and the eighth most-highly rated in the world. It is fresh, quirky, welcoming and fun – no stuffiness or formality at all.



Olive Magazine | 3 February 2015

The room we take tea in is part English drawing room, part French tea salon, and comes adorned with comfortable sofas. As for the food, everything is obviously made in-house-there's a meticulously decorated raspberry cake planet with a white chocolate planetary ring, and moreish hazelnut and chocolate dinosaurs and a citrus cocktail served in a laboratory beaker, to add the Dr Jekyll experience. The portions are generous too, very welcome after a morning spent museum-hopping …



The Sunday Telegraph | 21 September 2014

Fresh, welcoming and carefully considered, the interior defies Kensington stereotypes by being fun and exuberant rather than formal and old-fashioned. The restaurant, Apero, is worth a visit in its own right.



Tatler Restaurant Guide | 01 June 2014

At teatime in the Ampersand’s Fornasetti-style drawing rooms, head chef Chris Golding and pastry chef Ji Sun Shin enter from the kitchen. They arrive bearing pretty plates of sandwiches, warm scones, the lightest meringues, pavlovas, macaroons, tea cakes and pastries, setting them out on the big table in the tea salon. It’s an elegant and civilized affair, the height of urban chic.



Evening Standard | 10 April 2014

Chef Ji Sun Shin already attracts a hungry crowd to her pastry parlour at Kensington's Ampersand Hotel. The bright, flower-filled Drawing Rooms feel more homely and welcoming than some of London's stuffier, formal tea rooms – and the price of tea is also far less daunting.



The Guardian Online | 28 March 2014

Is that not the most amazing looking tea? An incredible-looking and tasting tea, featuring such delights as white chocolate scones, hazelnut walnut and chocolate cake with a chocolate dinosaur (yes, a dinosaur) and a raspberry cake planet. It's tea from another dimension.



Conde Nast Traveller | 12 March 2014

Guests can visit Apero, the hotel's modern Mediterranean restaurant, or perhaps while away the night in the 'wine room', sampling some of the fine wines stored in the hotel's cellar. There are 111 rooms, including a wide selection of studios and suites – a perfect base for those staying in the city.



The Sunday Times | 16 February 2014

We looked for a catch, but couldn't find one: the location's fantastic, the bedrooms are sleek and stylish, with more flamboyant décor in the drawing rooms; and the staff are young and willing. An added bonus is the basement bistro, which has a real neighbourhood buzz, and a Mediterranean tapas-style menu created by the head chef, Chris Golding.



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