La Terrazza presents our Executive Chef Raffaele Lauriola
Serving delicious, contemporary twists on classic Italian flavour combinations and dishes, inspired by his native roots in Italy. As a boy in Northern Puglia, he was lucky to experience the pleasures of organic food. His culinary philosophy is to prepare dishes that combine the vibrant colours of vegetables with the simplicity of Mediterranean preparation, thus enhancing the taste of great and natural ingredients.
With the use of different top seasonal products and astonishing creativity, he presents exceptional dishes based on Italian culinary traditions available to you in one of the most luxurious of Kensington restaurants.
“Good cuisine is the base of a healthy and happy life”
Out of all the Kensington restaurants, La Terrazza is the most beautiful, bright and casual space situated on the ground floor of Hotel Xenia, Autograph Collection open to the public and in-house guests. With comfortable colourful chairs set against the custom made Fornasetti wallpaper, the restaurant creates a relaxing space to savour delicious dishes over a long, relaxing afternoon or evening in the heart of Kensington.
Afternoon tea at La Terrazza is served on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 2-5pm and must be pre-booked. It is a perfect respite serving for those exploring West London and the fantastic array of museums and galleries on the restaurant’s doorstep including the Design Museum, Natural History Museum and V&A Museum – what could be better to take the strain off your feet than one of the best restaurants in Kensington?
Every afternoon, it is possible to experience the best of Italy with the Aperitivo Terrace. Through summer and winter, indulge in the taste of Italy, on our heated terrace and in our conservatory.
When the lights are dimmed and tables are redressed for dinner service, La Terrazza comes into its own, be it a romantic dinner date or pre-theatre dining before heading to a performance at The Royal Albert Hall nearby. Offering an extensive wine list from the on-site cellar, diners can explore a plethora of Italian wines by the bottle or glass, the collection of which includes fantastic labels from artisan and organic vineyards