SquareMeal Review of
Cheyne Walk Brasserie
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.
Cheyne Walk Brasserie is recommended for
Ribeye and wine: £22
Grilled 300g ribeye + Side of Mixed Salad or Chips + One Sauce + One glass of French red wine £22 per person.
Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.