At your service

Our amazing prize draw in aid of the Kitchen W8 front of house team.

We’ll cook for you, give you cooking lessons, organise tutored wine tastings, or simply deliver the most delicious meal to your door.

Top Chef

Phil Howard

Kitchen W8 General Manager and Sommelier

Charlotte Prescot

Kitchen W8 Head Chef

Mark Kempson




Why do we need a Staff Fund?

It’s been the toughest year we’ve ever known. None of us at Kitchen W8 would still be working if it wasn’t for the furlough scheme, but the reality is that our staff have been living on severely reduced earnings, particularly after the ruling that the service charge may not be taken into consideration when calculating the 80% on offer. The service charge makes up part of the overall earnings so this has proved to be a significant blow to us all.

With rents to pay and families to feed, 60% of the normal wage has just not been enough to help our staff keep going. So, we’ve been really lucky that Phil and Rebecca, who own Kitchen W8, have done everything they can to raise money to cover the difference – from selling our Friend for Life vouchers to starting our Food to Order scheme, to dipping into restaurant reserves.

However, now that the third lockdown has struck and with every other avenue now explored we feel like marathon runners who have just hit the wall.  So we’re asking for your help to get us over the finishing line.


It would be amazing if you could donate what you would have done in service had you been able to dine with us and in thanks we will enter you into our exclusive prize draw.


Everyone who donates will be entered into a draw to win some fabulous exclusive prizes – see below.

Just click below to make a donation.

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Our Fantastic Prizes

From the Kitchen W8 Team

Three chances to win dinnerat your home cooked by Kitchen W8's chef Mark Kempson

For up to 10 guests

Mark will work with you on a menu. We’ll supply the food and a kitchen team to cook with Mark. Our front of house team will dress your table and serve the food, and when it’s all done we will leave your kitchen and dining room spick and span. All you need to do is supply the wine and the guests!

Dinner cooked by Phil Howard at your home

For up to 10 guests

A chance to have a special meal cooked at your house by one of Britain’s most revered chefs. Phil’s epic menu will be his top six signature dishes from his long and varied career. We’ll provide the kitchen and waiting staff, all you need to do is supply the wine and invite some very excited guests.

A tutored wine tasting with Charlotte Prescot

For up to six guests

Wine expert Charlotte Prescot will take you through a tutored wine tasting – Old World Tastes at New World Prices. You will get to taste some of the most classic old world grape varieties being grown in unexpected locations across the globe and discover extraordinarily delicious wines that represent great value.

A day's foraging in the countryside with Phil Howard

Join Phil and professional forager Mike de Stroumillo of @the_wild_room  on a day in the countryside discovering how to identify and forage mushrooms and hedgerow foods from wild garlic to sloes.

A cookery Masterclass with Phil Howard

For you and up to six friends

Whether you want to make the perfect pasta, learn the secrets of fish cookery or become a dessert maker extraordinaire, Phil will be on hand to help you. You can choose the subject of your class for this truly personalised cooking experience.

A delicious meal for two delivered to your door

Our food for delivery service has had fantastic reviews and one lucky winner will receive a wonderful three course meal for two.

Terms & Conditions

By entering the prize draw you are agreeing to these prize draw terms and conditions. The prize draw is being run by Kitchen W8 Restaurant.  The prize draw is open to entrants over 18 years of age. (Kitchen W8 staff members are excluded from the draw).  In entering the prize draw, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. A maximum of one entry per individual is permitted. The prize draw is free to enter. To enter the prize draw simply click on the prize button. We will not accept responsibility if contact details provided are incomplete or inaccurate. The prizes will be as described on the web site. The winners will be drawn at random. The prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered. We reserve the right to substitute prizes with another prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to do so. The decision of Kitchen W8 regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it. Winner announcement . The winners will be notified after 15 May 2021 via the email provided during subscription. We will attempt to contact the winner by email up to two times.
If the winner does not respond to the emails notifying them of their win within 14 days of the second email, they will lose their right to the prize, and Kitchen W8 reserves the right to choose and notify a new winner.

Our prize draw is free to enter although a donation to our staff fund would be hugely appreciated. To enter without donating send a postcard with your name and contact details to Kitchen W8 Restaurant, 11-13 Abingdon Road, London W8 0DQ, or email [email protected]