Restaurants in Chelsea
Chelsea is one of the most iconic and fashionable parts of London, with a vibrant bar and restaurant scene. Some of the best restaurants in London can be found in this area. All along King's Road, top Chelsea restaurants serve up a variety of delicious fare. Taste some of the finest food in the city with this guide on the top restaurants in Chelsea. See what makes restaurants in Chelsea so popular and prepare yourself for a culinary exploration.
Last updated on 5th August 2016
A sophisticated bar restaurant filled with a light interior and a relaxed atmosphere. There is a fantastic variety of food on offer here starting with the inventive breakfast/brunch menu which has some interesting additions like the poached egg and pumpkin hash. The mains here are all satisfying portions with such highlights as chicken schnitzel with home-made remoulade and fries and the roast spelt and pumpkin risotto. An extensive cocktail menu seals this establishments reputation as one of the best places to come for a meal accompanied by fine wines, cocktails and craft beers.
A favourite with locals and tourists alike, Beaufort House positions itself at the top of the places to dine in Chelsea. The fashionable restaurant whips up some Meditertanean and European dishes with a trademark slickness to each meal. With such options as lemon sole fillets with tagliolini, cherry tomato & almond beurre noisette and roast rump of lamb with aubergines, spiced couscous with cumin & mint yoghurt you can be certain to enjoy a sophisticated meal. Part of the magic of the place is reserved for the bar, where talented mixologists can create classic and signature cocktails to order.
This lively King's Road gastro-pub is the perfect place to stop and relax with a good meal or chill out with a bunch of friends. Their popular beer garden fills up with sun-seeking people in the summer and heaters keep the space toasty and warm in the winter. The British inspired menu has some classic options like the 35-day matured sirloin steak and pan fried seabass while offering some delicious alternatives like the pulled pork burger and the spiced pressed pork belly with aubergine sambal, and crackling. Beautiful cocktails and a classy clientele ensure this is the ideal spot for a bit of dinner and dancing.
One of Chelsea's leading lights can be found inside a striking Georgian townhouse on Sydney Street. Bumpkin specialise in serving up authentic, seasonal British grub in a stunning setting, whichever of their rooms you find yourself in. There's food available right throughout the day, and a compelling drinks menu made up of British ciders, ales, beers, wines and cocktails.
A wonderfully comfortable and inviting steakhouse, Black and Blue King's Road is a must-try for meat-lovers in Chelsea. The leather booths, low-level lighting and natural coloured decor all make this restaurant a very cosy and intimate environment to dine in. The steak, is of course, the highlight of the menu. All the meat is produced by the restaurant's own personal butcher, to ensure the highest quality product. Every perfectly cooked steak is accompanied by a well-matched light flavoursome salad - which makes all the difference to the meal. Surprisingly good value for money, the food and drinks offer a welcome change from some of the dearer restaurants in the Chelsea area.
A mainstay of the Chelsea restaurant scene since 1987, Nam Long Le Shaker is the premier restaurant in the area. A hybrid influence of Vietnamese, Chinese and French flavours come out in each dish. The decor here is also a big attraction, with a French colonial feel paired with Indochine influence and the eclectic artwork hanging on the walls. The a la carte menu has such wonderful offerings as grilled marinated prawns, traditional lettuce wrapped spring rolls and tender sizzling meats. The restaurant is also famous for its cocktail, the Flaming Ferrari, which is popular in many celebrity circles, and is the only place in you can find one, making for many pilgrimages solely for this drink.