The Imperial

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Description

Stamford Bridge staple, The Imperial Arms has lost both, its arms and its match day mayhem, as the King's Road pub has undergone a lavish makeover. The Chelsea bar is now known simply as The Imperial, and takes on a new role as a chic gastro pub. The Victorian building has been lovingly restored, to a sleek and sophisticated finish that incorporates original antique features, and the stylish vibe of its King's Road neighbours. 

While holding on to the popularity and charm of the old pub, this London restaurant bar brings in customers with a selection of refined yet nutritious sustainably-sourced British and international cuisine, and a varied wine list stocked with both British and organic options. The Imperial is the work of long-time food and beverage pros Kate MacWhirter and Alan Turtill who, between them, have CVs that read like a little black book of London bars and restaurants; they've also brought in bright spark young chef Tom Hope to run the seasonally-focused kitchen.

This  Chelsea restaurant bar is sophisticated yet low key, with guests dropping in for everything from a quick tipple, to a three course meal. Spaces ranging from a bustling open kitchen restaurant, to a chilled out bar space or beer garden.  

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For private hire functions, checkout their 'Eden' secret garden; a getaway packed with historical artifacts, beautiful botanicals and 19th-century-inspired adornments, courtesy of premium Champagne brand, 'Perrier-Jouët'.

Info

No door charge
No queues normally
Splash the Cash £££
Fulham
18
Smart casual

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
09:00 23:00
09:00 23:00
09:00 23:00
09:00 00:00
09:00 00:00
09:00 00:00
10:00 22:00

Location

The Imperial
577 King's Road, London, SW6 2EH

Area:
West London

Nearest station:
Fulham Broadway (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.25

Menus

The Imperial Dinner Menu Download
The Imperial Breakfast Menu Download
The Imperial Wine List Download


This venue serves Roast Dinner, Gastro, Pub Food and Breakfast food.

A word from the chef:
A simple yet stunning collection of sustainable and seasonal cuisine.

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The Service was initially very good with many top ups for drinks. However when it came to dinner the service was a little poor, 4 of our meals came put together but 3 had to wait 15-20 minutes for their meals. visited The Imperial on 17 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017 by
4

Great service and amazing food as always! aennab visited The Imperial on 16 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017 by
5

Fantastic outside area for our event of 50-60 people and staff were very attentive on the day visited The Imperial on 15 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Super night! The garden was lovely as well as the staff and food! I highly recommend this place for a great garden party! visited The Imperial on 03 Jul 2017
05 Jul 2017 by
5

Setting delightful, outside and shady, food very,very disappointing and service slow. Five of us ordered Asian salad with beef; lettuce very tired, carrot limp and no beef at all. If you run out SAY SO. It used to be so much better! Has it changed hands? visited The Imperial on 26 Jun 2017
28 Jun 2017 by
2

Our FRESH industry dinner at The Imperial was outstanding - the food, service and general atmosphere of the whole evening was great. The staff during the evening couldn't have done any more to help, the planning before the event and the follow up was excellent. Thank you Henry and your team at The Imperial! visited The Imperial on 13 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
5

Lunch was perfection - brilliant service, utterly delicious food, beautiful setting, we really couldn't have asked for more. You made us all feel so welcome and looked after us perfectly - it surpassed all my expectations and all 10 of us LOVED our lazy Sunday lunch with you. Thank you so much. Jess visited The Imperial on 04 Jun 2017
07 Jun 2017 by
5

Generally good, perhaps the food could have been served a little earlier. visited The Imperial on 01 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
4

amazing team,the staff were great ,food was good ,i will use them again visited The Imperial on 28 May 2017
30 May 2017 by
5

We held my boyfriend's 30th birthday party in the room upstairs and it was fantastic. Friendly and helpful staff and lovely food. The room is really nicely set out and the events staff are very helpful and make things nice and easy. visited The Imperial on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

I can not recommend this location enough for private venue hire. The room they have upstairs is a great space with a lot of natural light. The staff are amazing and the food is delicious. Can't wait to go again visited The Imperial on 13 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
5

Excellent, food, service . Nice to see the kitchen as a feature in the restaurant. Will return. visited The Imperial on 16 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
5

A most welcome return to the fantastic new seasonal gastric pub menu. So much choice. Well done chef & keep up the good work. We will be back!! visited The Imperial on 16 May 2017
18 May 2017 by
5

The welcome from the lovely staff and the food fabulous as always visited The Imperial on 08 May 2017
12 May 2017 by
5

Not the best. After submitting an online booking from 5pm till 6.45, arrived to be told there was nothing available !!' visited The Imperial on 07 May 2017
09 May 2017 by
1

Fab venue for a ladies lunch, food is amazing and the outside space really lovely. visited The Imperial on 07 May 2017
09 May 2017 by
5

Excellent venue, great food and service. Thank you for a fabulous 5-year old birthday party visited The Imperial on 30 Apr 2017
02 May 2017 by
5

we had a delicious meal sitting in the beautiful garden in the sunshine. A real hidden gem in Fulham visited The Imperial on 19 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 by
5

We were disappointed by our visit. Food was mediocre and portions not particularly generous. Restaurant smelt strongly of fried food and service was disinterested. It was a real shame as our previous meal was excellent. visited The Imperial on 16 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
1

This was our second visit for Sunday lunch and unfortunately didn't live up to our great experience on the first visit. We came at the end of the lunchtime hour and the size of the portions was significantly small. My husband and I shared cote de Boeuf and had three small pieces of fatty beef each. The side orders and gravy were also served to the table after we had finished the main. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming especially with us having a young baby so I can't fault them but the food itself was very disappointing. Such a shame as it was brilliant on the first visit. visited The Imperial on 16 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
1

A mixed evening. The waiter was super friendly but it took ages to get drinks. There were many items that were no longer available so the small menu became a very small menu and it is lucky that none of us were picky. Nonetheless, the food we did order was very good. Not sure how soon I will be back - if invited, I would happily go, but I won't be rushing back on my own accord. visited The Imperial on 08 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
3

Great quality food and incredibly friendly and pleasant staff !! visited The Imperial on 08 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
5

Had lunch in the garden on Saturday afternoon. Really excellent service, food, drinks and atmosphere. Would absolutely recommend. visited The Imperial on 08 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
5

Thoroughly enjoyed it. A hidden gem visited The Imperial on 02 Apr 2017
05 Apr 2017 by
5

The food is always superb. The staff are very friendly and attentive. A great place to hang out and enjoy a pint or sit down for a lazy Sunday lunch. visited The Imperial on 02 Apr 2017
05 Apr 2017 by
4

Great Food, Service and bit slow... visited The Imperial on 02 Apr 2017
04 Apr 2017 by
4

As always Alan and his staff were first class great service and food Jimmy chelsea1960 visited The Imperial on 01 Apr 2017
03 Apr 2017 by
5

Very pleasant service and all food good . Table of 10 for brunch visited The Imperial on 26 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by
5

Excellent food and service, very child friendly. Will definitely be visiting again. visited The Imperial on 26 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by
5

Enchanting mother s day with friends and family. Beautiful rosé de Provence with fantastic sirloin steak. visited The Imperial on 26 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by
5

Wonderful restaurant, consistently first class food and service a real hidden gem! visited The Imperial on 21 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017 by
5

Amazing experience at the restaurant. The waiter was extremely lovely and attentive. The decor and environment was also perfect. All guests enjoyed their meals. Would definitely recommend. visited The Imperial on 18 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by
5

As usual very impressive. The menu was suitable for the occasion Although the Imperial was very busy table service and service from the kitchen was very good. Every reason to keep coming back visited The Imperial on 13 Mar 2017
15 Mar 2017 by
4

Really delicious Sunday lunch. Beef perfect & not the usual flip flop you get on your plate from other pubs. They forgot my roast potatoes but my daughter had plenty so I pinched hers. Lighting a bit dull. Would definitely go again visited The Imperial on 12 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017 by
4

The first thing on the menu were the options for breakfast when we were expecting to choose from the dinner menu. The menu was incredibly difficult to read as the print is so small which was rather irritating. The roast pork dish was very tasty, however, it looked a small portion as it was on such a big plate and it needed some vegetables as a side order. When it arrived I asked for a recommendation for a side order and I was told an endive salad. I declined that suggestion. The chocolate dessert was not as refined as expected and it seemed as though I was eating a mouth full of icing sugar, it was very dry unless you waited for the ice cream to melt... An average evening for the price, however the staff were very welcoming. visited The Imperial on 11 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 by
3

Fantastic cote de boeuf, yummy fish and chips and peas for the kids, excellent pinot noir and super friendly and efficient staff for a magnifique lunch! visited The Imperial on 05 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017 by
5

Used the team for my 50th birthday party. Lovely team and great food. It made my celebration really special. visited The Imperial on 04 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
5

delicious food thank you all visited The Imperial on 28 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017 by
5

Wonderful environment. Delicious food and wine. visited The Imperial on 26 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017 by
5

Overall very pleasant. However we've ordered two more toasts ; two slices, and we've received two plates of jam-butter-toasts and had to pay £4. The waiter didn't felt very sorry about it and didn't seem to take them back, and just left us with the 2 plates. But appart from that, we enjoyed our brunch. visited The Imperial on 26 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017 by
3

An excellent evening. The food was delicious and the staff attentive. The fact I broke a tooth on the suckling pork did not detract from my enjoyment of the evening! visited The Imperial on 23 Feb 2017
26 Feb 2017 by
5

The staff at imperial put on a fantastic wedding breakfast for us and our 18 guests and 10 month old baby. The food was excellent and the service was amazing. We have since received so many comments from all the guests saying what a fantastic place, I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants style, good food and excellent service. We would certainly use this venue again. visited The Imperial on 22 Feb 2017
25 Feb 2017 by
5

Good experience. Very good reception and very good food. visited The Imperial on 14 Feb 2017
19 Feb 2017 by
5

Lovely Valentines dinner in absolute privacy, not being jammed in like sardines, yet still with a few nice touches like a bouquet of rosés wine flight and Valentine's Day cocktails which were delicious. Food as ever was spot on. Thanks!! visited The Imperial on 14 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 by
5

We went to the Imperial for lunch on Sunday 12th February for my partner's birthday, taking all his grownup children with us. We all had the roast and everyone without exception enjoyed it. The chicken was succulent and more than enough, roast potatoes crisp and really nice vegetables. The roast beef portion was more than enough. I ask management to organised a chocolate cake, this was delicious and came with candles. The lady manager and staff were charming. If I had one complaint it would be that the property is quite cold and a of a draft. I understand that this is an old property, but perhaps, some nice heaters could be installed. The coffee was also excellent! visited The Imperial on 12 Feb 2017
14 Feb 2017 by
4

The service was fantastic and the staff were extremely accommodating. I had my one year old son with me and they were absolutely brilliant making sure his food came out straight away. The food was also excellent. visited The Imperial on 11 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017 by
5

The. Best ever great service atmosphere visited The Imperial on 10 Feb 2017
12 Feb 2017 by
5

Fresh Yorkshire Pudding makes all the difference to a Sunday Roast. Our favourite lunch spot in the area, much better than the usual gastro pub, light and airy with really nice service. visited The Imperial on 05 Feb 2017
07 Feb 2017 by
5

The Imperial was a fantastic venue for my daughters 7th birthday party. The upstairs room was set up beautifully and Miguel of the Imperial was an incredible help setting up and throughout the party. We liked it so much we are back next month to have our younger daughter's party there! visited The Imperial on 14 Jan 2017
17 Jan 2017 by
5

We had such a great night - thanks so much! The staff were so attentive and friendly and nothing was ever too much bother. Perfect evening. Catherine visited The Imperial on 06 Jan 2017
08 Jan 2017 by
5

One of my favourite venues, thanks ever so much for accommodating my guests and I in your out door area at no cost. visited The Imperial on 31 Dec 2016
05 Jan 2017 by
5

Great food. Efficient and friendly service. All in all, superb! visited The Imperial on 26 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016 by
5

Must have been good, can't remember what we ate!!!!!!! visited The Imperial on 24 Dec 2016
26 Dec 2016 by
5

Incredible food. Not sure about the interior now it has been updated. Too much grey ( slightly depressing) and office looking chairs at the table?? Before it has much more individuality please can you soften the whole place up, it's far too masculine and cold visited The Imperial on 17 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 by
4

Wonderful staff, very attentive and a brilliant atmosphere. visited The Imperial on 16 Dec 2016
19 Dec 2016 by
5

We had great fun holding our christmas meal pre drinks at The Imperial. Pretty garden and lovely cold prosecco - thanks all :-) visited The Imperial on 09 Dec 2016
16 Dec 2016 by
5

The food was incredible! Best roast turkey dish ever! We all loved it and the new design is fab! Well done Team Imperial 👍 visited The Imperial on 12 Dec 2016
14 Dec 2016 by
5

Beautiful food and the staff are really lovely. Also helped that Chelsea won their match and went back to top of the league:) visited The Imperial on 11 Dec 2016
13 Dec 2016 by
5

Fantastic service and great food in a lovely setting visited The Imperial on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Great place and service. Managers and staff made it easy to accomodate us with a bunch of young kids to celebrate our daughter's birthday celebration this saturday . Very reasonable price given locat, standing. Would definitively recommend and plan on coming back. visited The Imperial on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
5

Lovely pub, brilliant staff food looked amazing will be coming again soon for dinner. visited The Imperial on 07 Dec 2016
09 Dec 2016 by
5

Great atmosphere and nice wine but I was really unimpressed by the overpriced food. It was trying to be fine dining and failing miserably. Tasteless overcooked fish and my duck starter was shocking. However when I said I was unhappy I did get 20% off which I spose softened the blow of the expensive bill for unsatisfactory food. I won't be returning. visited The Imperial on 01 Dec 2016
03 Dec 2016 by
1

Nice decor, friendly staff BUT I ordered a chicken and broccoli (+kale?) salad - It had a few scant pieces of chicken on it (which tasted as if they'd come from a pre-prepared supermarket pack). Not much sustenance for over £10! visited The Imperial on 24 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by
3

The food has improved, something I thought it was very difficult. Great variety and wide selection of drinks. Service second to none, you feel very well looked after at all time. visited The Imperial on 24 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by
5

Fantastic service and staff and great bowl food. Really really enjoyed our drinks party! visited The Imperial on 25 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by
5

Good atmosphere, excellent food and service visited The Imperial on 22 Nov 2016
24 Nov 2016 by
5

Great evening. Food was delicious visited The Imperial on 08 Nov 2016
10 Nov 2016 by
5

Very friendly staff and a great all round venue! visited The Imperial on 03 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016 by
4

I was disappointed with the service and quality of good . At best it was average , and I personally won't rush back !! visited The Imperial on 30 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016 by
3

very enjoyable evening...as always...and they have lovely friendly staff. sometimes think the menu is a little overly fussy though, and the Puddings are well-overpriced......£9 is too much for the kind of restaurant this is...and it just stops you bothering. visited The Imperial on 14 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016 by
4

Amazing party venue, incredibly helpful staff, great food and a fab vibe! visited The Imperial on 14 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016 by
5

Had a lovely time thank you! visited The Imperial on 13 Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016 by
5

Food was delicious. Great atmosphere visited The Imperial on 13 Oct 2016
15 Oct 2016 by
5

The upstairs Private Dining Room is perfect for parties - we had 28 around one huge table which works so well. Incredible food, millions of pretty tea lights, essential dimmer switch (hate bright rooms) superb service; a fabulous evening was had by all, thank you The Imperial! iotc visited The Imperial on 30 Sep 2016
03 Oct 2016 by
5

Food was as great as ever Jessica visited The Imperial on 30 Sep 2016
02 Oct 2016 by
5

Amazing venue for a meeting and the staff are really attentive to make sure you are refreshed throughout the day. We will be using again for sure.
25 Sep 2016 by
5

Just paid a return visit to this fine establishment. It was much quieter than my first visit, as we went after 2:30pm Monday. As it was a lovely day we sat in their ‘Secret Garden’ (pet lover note) I chose the ‘Fish of the Day’ which was Sea Bass with Squid to start with. Both were cooked to perfection with excellent service at all time. Close to Chelsea Harbour, this is a reasonable priced venue with 5 star service. Just what you want in London today! Talking to the manager, they are apparently shortly to have a refurbishment and I for one, can’t wait to pay return visit to such a delightful place.
14 Sep 2016 by
5

Went to the Imperial for lunch on Sunday the weather was gorgeous so we had a pretty little table in the garden. From the moment we arrived the staff was very friendly and we felt very welcome and well looked after. We wanted to share the starters so we went for the tuna, squid and chorizo, Salmon Tataki and the bacon with red pepper sorbet and oh my god the flavours were just amazing. For main courses we had the roast chicken with all the trimmings and steamed mussels probably the best I've ever tasted served with crushy sourdough bread. The Imperial is fabulous restaurant well worth a visit and we shall return very soon.
18 Aug 2016 by
5

They hosted us for our company awards, and were absolutely fantastic, from beginning to end. From last-minute changes and tweaks to complicated orders, they didn't hesitate and made the entire event so easy and so enjoyable. The food and wine was fantastic, venue was lovely, and staff were outstanding - cannot recommend enough! rbluman visited The Imperial on 12 Aug 2016
15 Aug 2016 by
5

We always feel at home here. I often book the private room for training sessions with my team and it provides great focus with the added treat of delicious food. Very attentive staff make the whole experience efficient and fun! Thank you
01 Aug 2016 by
5

The team are always most attentive and cant do enough. The Imperial is ideal for business lunches and dinner. A relaxed but professional atmosphere with a garden at the back. Juliette visited The Imperial on 17 Dec 2015
24 Jul 2016 by
5

Excellent food/wine Sunday Lunch was delicious. The service friendly and very accommodating ( we had a baby). The ambiance and ecor is relaxed and inviting. You feel at home. A must unclerichard visited The Imperial on 19 Jun 2016
22 Jun 2016 by
5

I wish to say a HUGE Thank You to ALL for yesterday. ALL the lovely patent staff were amazing Your cooperation during the planning stages made it the success it was. Stacey visited The Imperial on 18 Jun 2016
21 Jun 2016 by
5

Amazing! The perfect al fresco lunch spot, fab service and INCREDIBLE FOOD! Honestly the Chef is off the charts, best food I have EVER eaten in a gastro pub! Kate the Owner/Manager goes out of her way to make sure you have the best time & are kept topped up with their delicious rose!
25 May 2016 by
5

Amsolutely stunning venue with delicious food and great staff! Had the best 30th party - one to remember! thank you to all the staff and to Karen for organising it all in advance. I would highly recommend for a special occasion!
23 May 2016 by
5

One of the best roasts we've had by far! Perfect relaxed celebration for a family birthday. Nothing too much for the team either. Hats off to the Chef! Such a good, buzzing atmosphere. Loved it! Karen visited The Imperial on 21 Feb 2016
23 Feb 2016 by
5

Our new favourite place! Fantastic food and wonderful friendly service. Our dog is always welcome and the wine list has a fantastic choice.. Having lived in the area for years it has become apparent that receiving consistently good cooked food is not easy to find however The Imperial has not disappointed in this regard! The restaurant area at the back looks into an open kitchen so you know your food is being prepared by happy chefs! We will definitely be back - a lot. rachieb100 visited The Imperial on 08 Jan 2016
11 Jan 2016 by
5

Fabulous night as always. Food is amazing, atmosphere wonderful and staff attentive and first rate. We sat in the garden under twinkling lights with wonderful wine, food and service. A great way to start the Christmas festivities. aennab visited The Imperial on 17 Dec 2015
19 Dec 2015 by
5

What a great children (8th) birthday party we had, from 6:30pm on a Sunday. Extremely friendly, helpful and professional staff. The kids loved it. We could even bring our own cake (Our daughter has peculiar tastes). Highly recommended. mgoulven visited The Imperial on 06 Dec 2015
08 Dec 2015 by
5

Fabulous day. Service was impeccable, friendly and thoughtfull. FOod was delicious with fresh ingredients. We had the private room which was perfect for our large family/friend gathering w/ kids. Lovely covered garden! Thanks 4 making my birthday so special!will be back. aennab visited The Imperial on 29 Nov 2015
01 Dec 2015 by
5

Delicious food and wine. Creative and interesting menu. Fabulous garden at the back and great atmosphere. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Also has a large room that you can book for private events. annabeldearlove visited The Imperial on 23 Nov 2015
25 Nov 2015 by
5

The food is simply fantastic as is the wine list, both full of unusual, inventive and delicious selections and creations, very impressed will be back soon to experience more!
23 Nov 2013 by
5

I did always like this place but it was crying out for a makeover, I'm a big fan of Hope's food, so I can't wait to see what they do with the place.
04 Sep 2013 by
5

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