After an incredible success at Mahiki Mayfair
, Mahiki decided to open up a new venue in Kensington.
If you are looking for a wonderful experience at a nightclub in Kensington, you need to check out the Mahiki Kensington. By the same people who brought us the original Mahiki nightclub, this trendy new venue in Kensington offers all that the Mahiki on Dover Street does, and more!
This venue is a lovely space for the Mahiki theme to play out, much more open and warmer than the original club, but still with that fun 'Pacific Islander meets African Tribal' aspect that makes it really stand out from the other clubs in London.
Inside the Mahiki Kensington the decor is as edgy and tribal themed as in the original Mahiki Club in London. The same signature bamboo and wooden furnishings and features lend the rooms a warm, exotic air, with stunning authentic wooden carvings and beautifully painted scenes of palm trees mixed with plush nightclub booths and intimate little table arrangements.
The tropical theme adds a touch of busy to this fun Kensington club, with bright lilies, drinks served in ornate carvings, coconuts and pineapples, and delightful texture and colour everywhere. Although the tables are very intimate and private, the booths are much larger, accommodating bigger parties or individuals who want to meet new people, or just people watch. There are also plenty of seats by the bar, where you can enjoy delightful tropical cocktails and high end bottles.
Like its counterpart, the Mahiki nightclub offers a delicious blend of traditional pub fare, Pacific themed cuisine, and American style sushi, all at a pretty reasonable price. Their chef is definitely an expert in elevating even the simplest of dishes, and the Mahiki Kensington could be said to be one of the best places for gastropub fine dining in London.
Because of the overall theme, the Kensington Mahiki nightclub attracts a young crowd, largely in their twenties and thirties, full of life, open to new experiences, and ready to party. If this describes you, then you know you will be in a crowd of like-minded people here. Remember to dress elegantly to get into this club. A suit and smart shoes for men, a cocktail dress and heels for women. Absolutely no sportswear or torn clothes, although exceptions may be made for undamaged blue jeans if the rest of your outfit is smart.
Getting on the guest list is an absolute must at this popular Kensington nightclub. Like the original Mahiki, the Mahiki in Kensington is always buzzing with activity, and it can be hard to get in some nights if you are not on the guest list, or you don't have a reservation. It is strongly recommended to book a table or bottle service, even if you are on the guest list, to make sure you get in.
You can also reserve a larger table for a party, or book the entire venue for an event, although you need to make sure that you confirm the contents of your package before completing the payment, as they offer different products and deals depending on the day and the size of your party. You may not be able to get a refund if you book the whole venue and change your mind later, so make sure you know what you're getting.
THE DRESS CODE AT MAHIKI KENSINGTON
Dress codes can be confusing, so let us help you with our detailed, visual guides!
What is recommended:
The recommended look is the best one not just to get you in, but to make you feel at home.
Most people at the Mahiki clubs dress in a red carpet sexy style. Men generally wear button down shirts (with or without a t-shirt underneath), smart blue or black jeans, and smart shoes.
Women generally wear short cocktail dresses, plenty of sparkle, with their hair down, glamorous make up, simple jewellery (and not too much of it!) and high heeled shoes.
What is allowed:
The allowed clothes are the full range of what will get you through the door.
Red carpet sexy for men includes:
-button down shirts (most colours)
-short sleeve button down shirts
-two piece suits
-black and grey suit trousers
-smart blue or black jeans
-black or brown leather (or faux leather) shoes
-smart casual shoes (moccasins, loafers, etc)
Red carpet sexy for women includes:
-smart two piece outfits
-crop tops with miniskirts or leggings
-2-8" high heels
What is a grey area:
The grey area are clothes that might be allowed some days/events and not others, or that are at the discretion of door staff. In short, if you happen to be in the area, wearing these clothes and want to check the club out, then maybe see if you can. You might get lucky. But if you are actually planning a night here? Avoid these and go for something closer to the dress code.
Women's business attire is a grey area. A pant suit is a good look, but don't go too formal.
T-shirts are a grey area. Although worn under a button down shirt they are fabulous, they are not recommended on their own.
Men's jewellery is a grey area. Generally a little subtle jewellery is fine, but it is better to avoid it if in doubt.
What is forbidden:
These clothes will get you turned away at the door, even if you are on the guest list, have a table with bottle service reserved, and it's your birthday. Sorry.
No sportswear. Not even fashion pieces. And definitely no trainers.
No sandals or flip flops. Women may wear strappy "spartan sandal" high heels, but no true to type sandals.
No bright suit jackets or trousers. Although they don't mind you getting creative with shirt colours, a suit colour that is too bold will get you turned away.
No "bling" or statement jewellery. It is not considered inkeeping with the atmosphere of the venue. Please try and wear small and delicate pieces.
No distressed look clothes. Nothing torn, worn, or stained. Not even as a statement piece.
No oversized coats, hats, or large bags. Please take them off and check them in at the cloakroom.