The Surprise - Geronimo Inns

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Description

The Surprise is another of London’s charming Geronimo Inns. Located in a quiet, relaxed part of Chelsea, this stunning corner-plot pub has plenty to offer the drinkers of SW3.

Inside you’ll find a bright, inviting pub set-up, with mismatched furniture and an easy-going ambience that visitors will find hard not to fall in love with. With snug sofas, fireplaces and all sorts of quirky and interesting artworks lining the walls, this is a cosy boozer indeed.

Once comfortable, you can start to think about the great variety of real ales on tap. There’s a lovely range of wines to boot, and a food menu comprising of homely, non-pretentious cooking that changes regularly to keep things fresh. Check out the daily specials, pick at a few delectable bar snacks or settle in for a relaxed Sunday session with a Bloody Mary and a roast.

Info

No Door Charge.
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea
Over 18
No music
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
12:00 22:30

Location

The Surprise - Geronimo Inns
6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London, SW3 4AJ

Area:
West London

Nearest station:
Sloane Square (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.60
Bottle of House Wine £15.50
Bottle of Champagne £48.00

This venue serves British and Gastro food.

A word from the chef:
Our menus do change as all food is cooked from fresh..so do call for the latest menu or today’s specials, Sunday’s roasts, barsnacks, BBQ menu and oh so much more.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Dining Room Private Room 30 55 £200 - £500
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Very good dinner and service. For some reason our confirmed booking had not been entered into the system but the manager at once offered a free glass of wine which defused the situation. A table was soon available so all was well visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 22 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017 by
4

The most delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and lovely staff - I will be back! visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 12 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017 by
5

My favourite local. Great private dining room. Fantastic service all night. Food was a little disappointing compared to what we normally have on a weekly basis. Fish cakes were a little bland (lack of fish) Beef was good but really needed a sauce Desert was still slightly under cooked visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 11 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017 by
5

Food was excellent but the managers attitude needs some serious work! There was one very good waitress but the waiters were well below average. Disappointed as The Surprise has always been one of our favourite pubs. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 04 Feb 2017
05 Feb 2017 by
2

Dinner for 3 in the bar area . Excellent service and good food . Very nice evening . Thanks very much to the Surprise team . visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 02 Feb 2017
03 Feb 2017 by
5

Great starters and service let down by very bad main meal sent back dinner once then had cold veg which was returned. Manager apologiesed and gave free desserts but waited over twenty minutes and let very disappointed the fact we were not drinking alcohol and the bill was over £90 not good value and unlikely to visit again visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 21 Jan 2017
22 Jan 2017 by
3

Kitchen closes too early and a few items not available from menu visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 20 Jan 2017
21 Jan 2017 by
3

I thought the place had closed. Delighted to find it still there. Excellent food and good wine selection. Managed a pint of Sharp's too. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 31 Dec 2016
01 Jan 2017 by
5

Hello, my entree (which was pigeon) was cold as though it had been waiting a while as the other dished were prepared. The meal was otherwise fine. The service was poor though. The staff did not wish us merry christmas on arrival although it was Christmas day and did not top up wines, or water or offer us coffee and they generally were scarce and absent. They forgot to serve the mince pies which were advertised as part of the menu and then became rude when we left less than the usual sized rip. they ended with throwing the tip back at us and telling us to keep the money - simply astonishing. It soured the entire experience. I am a regular diner at The Surprise and I am now reluctant to return. Robyn Chatwood visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 25 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2016 by
1

A very good Christmas lunch. We were very disorganised but The Surprise was relaxed. Food was delicious visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 20 Dec 2016
21 Dec 2016 by
5

The cooking at The Surprise is better than most of the other pubs under Geronimo management. Great burger and excellent service! visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 17 Dec 2016
18 Dec 2016 by
5

Not what it used to be, servers almost dirty, untidy. Bill came and paid before we offered pudding menu. I may have already left this review, but really sad as used to really like the Surprise. The staff were grungy and pretty out to lunch visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 22 Nov 2016
16 Dec 2016 by
3

We had the £15 lunch which was very nice. Service was excellent and we had a lovely relaxed lunch visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 15 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016 by
5

We had a a delicious lunch for the Tite Street artists, the room looked festive & friendly and especial thanks to Judith & the staff at the Surprise. We look forward to our next lunch. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 14 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 by
5

Lovely food in a lovely warm and inviting environment visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 13 Dec 2016
14 Dec 2016 by
4

Delightful lunch and great staff visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 12 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 by
4

Great food, wonderful service( the waitress could not have been more helpful and accommodating) lovely ambience and wonderful room for a stress free large family party. We would definitely use it again. Many thanks! visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 10 Dec 2016
11 Dec 2016 by
5

Good as ever! Friendly, great atmosphere - without being a flash mob. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 06 Dec 2016
07 Dec 2016 by
5

Dinner following our Carol Concert was most welcomed and Fred was brilliant -we all loved the evening visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 06 Dec 2016
07 Dec 2016 by
5

Lovely relaxed Sunday lunch. Enjoyed being in the main bar area downstairs. We would have liked more non-meat options or more roast options for one...many of your Sunday lunch options were for 2 people. One of us was vegetarian and we were only 2 people. However lovely ambience and food. Buzz visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 04 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
5

From the moment we entered to leaving the service was impeccable and the food and wine delicious. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 04 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
5

The Surprise never fails!and as usual it didn't. Excellent visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 02 Dec 2016
03 Dec 2016 by
5

We had a party of 15 at a busy Friday night but the staff could not be more helpful and everyone had a great time visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 02 Dec 2016
03 Dec 2016 by
5

Consistently good food. Good ambiance. Very pleasant staff. Our favourite local visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016 by
4

Despite booking a table online there was no table available. After a reshuffle we finally had a table. We asked to slow down our mains but they came straight after entree. Both steaks were overlooked and the cheese board had only had block of cheese! Disappointing visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 26 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by
2

Good atmosphere,very helpful staff,rated food all round a successful evening. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 22 Nov 2016
23 Nov 2016 by
4

Tomato soup really not good. Mains fine . Service all over the place. We hadn't been in a while but it's really changed. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 22 Nov 2016
23 Nov 2016 by
3

Our experience was fairly negative. We made a reservation and when we arrived they told us they didn't have our table. For the record, we had a confirmation of our reservation in an email. They eventualy gave us the worst table in a different room near the emergency exit, remote and hidden from the rest of the tables in spite of having available tables in the main area that were not used later on that evening. The behaviour was in general rude and disagreeable and only improve a bit as we were about to finish out dinner. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 12 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016 by
1

Love the Surprise! Never fails. Quite my fave in all London. Christopher Buckley visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 10 Nov 2016
12 Nov 2016 by
5

Very pleasant first experience. Lovely environment & friendly staff. I was expecting better gastronomy but I will have to come back and try more dishes definitely. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 07 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016 by
4

Love this place! good food, lovely atmosphere and great service :-) visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 05 Nov 2016
07 Nov 2016 by
5

We had a wonderful time. From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome, the surroundings were warm and cosy. The food was excellent and the service was knowledgable and efficient. Thank you very much. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 04 Nov 2016
06 Nov 2016 by
5

Very enjoyable lunch. Good food, Nice menu with seasonal items such venison and guinea fowl. Interesting wine list. Service good and not rushed. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 27 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016 by
4

Excellent service and great food visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 22 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016 by
5

I sent this directly to your restaurant; I am a bit of a foody most of my life and as I get older less and less impresses me about professional cooking and the associated ‘service’. I have been moved however in my Saturday morning fug to congratulate you and your colleagues on the ‘Surprise Experience’, not only your cooking but the superb quirky people front of house meaning Freddie, (not currently eating meat but superb recommendation of wine), and the nice lady, ‘The Blond’ whose name I didn’t catch, (who is eating meat and said “ignore Freddie, try this”) A lovely place from the outside so understated and a real Feng Shui, whatever the hell that means when you walk in. I had ‘The Blonds’ recommendation of smoked duck’s liver superb, reminded me of foi gras I had years and years ago in a Flemish restaurant in Antwerp, using Goose liver of course. The subtly of the smoked liver was superb plus the cooking, timing is of the essence here and this was the business. I followed with the ‘Chicken Kiev’ with Guinea Fowl, not taken by my friend for political reasons who ate, ‘the best fish I have had in a very long time”, scallops and monkfish. The Kiev was not the dried up fried in breadcrumbs you normally get, it was moist and absolutely delicious, perfect accompaniments and quantity. Sauces were superb, light exquisite flavors and balanced with the food, I had a supplement of roast baby parsnips beautiful, recommended by Freddie. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 14 Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016 by
5

I haven't been to the pub for a while and was pleasantly surprised with the food. Fantastic menu choice with seasonal dishes. I had the Guinea Fowl Kiev which was fantastic. The only complaint we would have is that the burger was tepid. Will definitely come back again soon. visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 13 Oct 2016
14 Oct 2016 by
4

Lovely pub, great food, good service. This is the gist of it, but reviews are apparently required to have at least thirty words. Seems kinda dumb. Are we there yet? gregbarron visited The Surprise - Geronimo Inns on 25 Jun 2016
27 Jun 2016 by
5

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