Lina Stores to open in South Kensington this spring

January 18, 2024

Lina Stores has today announced that it will open in South Kensington this Spring.

The sixth Lina Stores restaurant in London will bring its celebrated Italian dining experience to one of the world’s most important cultural quarters.  Located on the corner of Exhibition Road and Thurloe Place, the 140-cover all-day restaurant is situated in the heart of Brompton Design District, home to leading global design brands and the V&A Museum.

The newest member of the South Kensington Estates network occupies a 2,850 sq ft space in a prime location moments from South Kensington Underground Station and walking distance from the V&A Museum, Natural History Museum and Design Museum.

Inspired by the restaurants and espresso bars of Milan and Rome, the central open-theatre kitchen will provide a view of the chefs at work, while the connecting bar will offer the perfect spot for a quick espresso during the day or a classic Negroni at night.

Lina Stores Kensington will be open from breakfast through to dinner every day of the week.    Its much-loved fresh, handmade pasta will be at the heart of the experience, together with its signature selection of antipasti, renowned secondi and indulgent dolci. Complementing the menu will be a succinct wine list consisting of organic and biodynamic wines from all corners of Italy, alongside classic Italian aperitivi and cocktails served from the feature bar.

“We are incredibly excited to bring Lina Stores to South Kensington this Spring. It’s both a popular destination for those visiting the city but also has a strong sense of local community, and the neighbourhood therefore feels like the perfect location for our first restaurant in West London, and we’re thrilled to welcome guests old and new to our new home.” says Masha Rener, Head Chef of Lina Stores.

Speaking ahead of the opening, Karl Elliott, Head of Asset and Property Management, South Kensington Estates said: “We are delighted to welcome Lina Stores to Brompton Design District. The arrival of a new Lina Stores all day restaurant is a coup for the District. Visitors and locals alike will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique authentic experience of Lina Stores’ delicious menu which adds to the wealth of dining options in South Kensington.

As a destination for design lovers this corner of South Kensington and Knightsbridge continues to draw discerning design conscious clients and lovers of culture from around the world. The establishment of Brompton Design District, part of the annual London Design Festival, recognises the area as a place where people come together to share, enjoy and learn about design in its broadest sense; including through culture, fashion and food. Lina Stores is now part of the District family and we look forward to toasting this new arrival when the doors open later this year. ”

The newest partner to join South Kensington Estates network, the White Rabbit Projects backed company secured the lease through Davis Coffer Lyons who advised the landlord on this and other lettings in the area regarding new tenants. Lina Stores South Kensington opens Spring 2024.