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Sheltered from Chelsea Embankment by cleverly planted greenery, this “gleaming” high-ceilinged brasserie remains airy despite all the smoke and sizzle emanating from the enormous charcoal grill at the heart of the dining room. Large windows let in plenty of light, and the mood is enhanced by sky-blue banquettes, mint-green paintwork and glittering chandeliers. The kitchen absorbs flavours from the French regions, so expect a roster of dishes ranging from Burgundy snails in garlic butter, Scallops Carpaccio with Citrus and Ginger or the traditional Beef Tartar served with home cut Chips  – plus specialities from the aforementioned grill. Meanwhile, members of the Chelsea set get their fill of Espresso Martinis and glasses of bubbly in the chic upstairs ‘salon’. Prices aren’t cheap and the food can seem rather “heavy”, but there’s no arguing with the discreet location right by the river.
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Cheyne Walk Brasserie

50 Cheyne Walk ,London SW3 5LR

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by   gold reviewer (47)

Jul 2014

I hadn't heard of Cheyne Walk Brasserie when I was taken there so I had no expectations which I always think makes for a good review. It's in a nice location in Chelsea, away from the hustle and bustle of the King's Road and right on the river. Inside it feels very French and on a Saturday night it was busy and lively. There isn't a bar as such, but a room upstairs with seating for a pre dinner drink which was a nice start. The food was reasonably good (I had scallops then duck) but a little heavy...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 4

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by   bronze reviewer (13)

Oct 2013

Had heard lots about Cheyne Walk Brasserie and finally decided to try it. While it was a pleasant enough experience, it did not really live up to expectation and we left feeling disappointed. It is a nice old building in the backstreets of Chelsea. Was busy so there was a reasonable atmosphere but it felt a bit sterile. Not sure why but there is something about the layout and decor that is not very cosy or welcoming. However, I did like the open grill/barbeque area in the middle of the room and...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 4

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by   (1)

Feb 2013

This place used to be wonderful, now you are met by rude staff who hurry you along . The service however is awful. It took at least 45 minutes for our order to be taken. The crudite basket is lovely but our mai courses left a lot to be desired. The fish was limp and old and the meat chewy and tasteless. Mine was so bad I couldn't eat it and refused to be charged for it, even though they tried to keep it on the bill three times! Very overpriced and will not be going back.

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 3

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May 2011

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

21st May 2011. From other reviews we were expecting the staff to be a bit aloof. In reality on both our visits we found them helpful, friendly and reasonably attentive. We had the meat platter and found the steaks to be excellent both in quality and presentation. The atmosphere was both friendly and cosy rather than chic, but It is a Brasserie so expect a limited menu and an open grill in the dining area. Regarding value: the vegetables are not included in your meal choice, which does add up at...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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by   (1)

Jun 2010

Visited for the first time in Chelsea Flower Show week for lunch. Three of us ate and we had the fixed price 3 course meal for £24 per head. With a bottle of Chateau de Pinet (my sister raves about this one and it's not easy to source) the bill came to £117. I had scallops to start, a turkey dish for main, creme brulee for pud- all FAB. Sorry but I'm not one for eating out so excuse the adjectives! Food excellent- I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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by   (3)

Feb 2010

Bad value for money. This place is full of surly staff, serving food that is no better than a home BBQ. I had limp ravioli with barely any lobster (probably crayfish anyway), followed by un-cuttable duck breast. The place was too noisy to bother complaining to the nonchalent staff. The cheapest reasonable wine was a bottle of St. Veran at £36.00. Starters were £17.00 and mains £22.00, but required side dishes at £4.00 each, bringing an average main course to £30.00. Add the £6.00 cover charge (just...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 3

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by   bronze reviewer (8)

Nov 2009

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My first trip and possibly my last. We were asked to arrive promptly so at 7.45 so that the restaurant could have the table for a later booking. We spent most of the evening chasing our order, the service being inattentive and not particularly charming. When the food did finally arrive it was ok although not hot enough. The wine list was very limited and the quality of both wines chosen by the glass very ordinary. There was nothing ordinary about the bill which was far from value for money given...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 4

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by   bronze reviewer (9)

Oct 2009

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It is such a shame that the lack of warmth from the front of house and their accompanying pomposity always spoil the experience here. We have eaten here amongst all the eurotrash, gaudily overdressed types a handful of times and just feel this restaurant has an overblown opinion of it's worth…on more than one occasion we have arrived without a booking and were made to feel as though they were doing us a huge favour by allowing us to eat there – boring! The restaurant hadn't even half filled up before...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 2

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by   (1)

Sep 2009

Both my husband and I have been going to CWB for years and have celebrated birthdays and other family events here. We adore the location and the decor is lovely, however the ambience is really low key and relaxing which is what you want after a busy week! Having become parents for the first time, we have discovered to our delight, that it is a wonderful place to have lunch on a Sunday with a well behaved toddler too (yes we are always conscious that we don't want to offend the majority of diners...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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Mar 2009

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Cheyne Walk Brasserie was my favorite restaurant in London (and probably Europe) until today. One quarter into 2009 I would have thought that the credit crunch would mean that service and experience translate into a more positive experience. My spouse and I have dined at the restaurant bi-weekly for the last two years. I arranged for a group of eight people to dine for lunch today. Not sure I need to go in that restaurant again. Ever. The service was terrible. The food only okay. There were dreadful...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 1

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  • Cuisine: French
  • Area: Chelsea
  • Price: £51.00
  • Wine: £27
  • Champagne: £55
  • Lunch: £28/32 (2/3 courses)
  • Private Dining: 8,30

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