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Square Meal Review of The Surprise ?

True to its name, this cheery member of the ever-growing Geronimo Inns stable manages to throw down a few surprise curve balls, while delivering on the gastropub basics. Downstairs is decked out in the chain’s usual brand of front-room geniality; upstairs, it’s more formal, with an appealing menu of ‘tapas-style’ Brit dishes for sharing. Eclectic options such as crispy squid with harissa mayonnaise or aubergine fritters drizzled with honey sit alongside Brit stalwarts including honey-mustard chipolatas, Scotch eggs with piccalilli and smoked mackerel pâté on toast. Those not sold on small plates can order a steak from the specials board, while homely desserts continue the British theme and Sunday roasts pander to trencherman appetites. Guest ales are kept in good order, and almost everything on the food-friendly global wine list is available by the glass.


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  1. Published : Monday, 28 October 2013

    S.W. Foodie :: The Surprise... a fantastic Chelsea boozer

    It was Sunday afternoon and a birthday of one of my dearest and longest standing friends. 17 of us took over the upstairs dining room (which is fab by the way) and nestled in for a good feeding and curing of hangovers and tiredness.

    A Geronimo Inn pub, The Surprise is described as 'a little haven in the heart of Chelsea' and I don't think it could be said any better. Roaring fires and uniquely covered sofas and chairs make the place appear homely and quirky. Somewhere great to get stuck into a good bottle of read and decent conversation...
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Essential Details for The Surprise

  • Cuisine: Gastropub
  • Area: Chelsea
  • Price: £32.00
  • Wine: £14.50
  • Champagne: £40.00

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