The Facts
NAME: Parabola
IT'S: an informal restaurant at the Design Museum

24-11-2016

OPENED: November 24th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott
LOCATION: Kensington
ADDRESS: 224–238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG
CLOSEST TUBE: High Street Kensington
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am-6pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 0207 940 8795
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Parabola at the Design Museum

OPENED November 24th, 2016

Parabola at the Design Museum is a new venue for casual dining in West London.

The Design Museum relocated this year to Kensington High Street. Its permanent collection is now free to the public, and the addition of Parabola – open to everyone, whether or not you’re visiting the museum – is sure to attract newcomers and old design aficionados alike.

Restaurant, Café and Bar

An exterior shot of the Design Museum, where Parabola is located, viewed at night.

Open all day, the restaurant’s informal menu and series of guest chefs will offer high-quality, modern dishes. The cocktail bar – which is also open all day – serves drinks made with ingredients that can be found in nearby Holland Park.

At the coffee and juice counter, guests can pick up a drink or a lighter meal, including salads, sandwiches and cakes.

Parabola overlooks the treetops of Holland Park on one side and the museum’s atrium on the other.

Old and New Talent

Rowley Leigh will be the first guest chef hosted by Parabola.

True to the museum’s philosophy of showcasing the best of the past alongside the innovation of the future, its guest chef program features both big names and up-and-coming talent.

In its first two weeks after opening, Parabola offers menus designed by Rowley Leigh (Kensington Place, Le Café Anglais) and Valentine Warner (“What to Eat Now”).

“I am delighted to have been asked to be part of this innovative culinary venture,” Leigh said. His Parabola menus include some of his signature dishes.

Dedicated to Design

One of Parabola's tables and seats, positioned beside a window that overlooks the trees of Holland Park.

Taking advantage of its viewpoint over Holland Park, Parabola’s interior design incorporates pewter counters that reflect the changing seasons outside. Warm wood and leather define the restaurant and bar’s aesthetic.

Parabola has spaces for both intimate gatherings or a more social dining experience. It was named after the museum’s eye-catching, mid-century roof.

Minutes away from Raj of Kensington, Parabola joins an ever-growing West London food scene. Explore more dining options in the Kensington area by perusing our Just Opened Map.

Words by Brittany B.

The Facts
NAME: Parabola
IT'S: an informal restaurant at the Design Museum

24-11-2016

OPENED: November 24th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Sir Terence Conran and Peter Prescott
LOCATION: Kensington
ADDRESS: 224–238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG
CLOSEST TUBE: High Street Kensington
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am-6pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 0207 940 8795
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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