11 Beauchamp Place , London, SW3 1NQ

2 reviews

Bars Chelsea

SquareMeal Review of Kumo

While the cocktails at this easy-to-miss bar are tasty & good-value, one can’t help feeling short-changed by the decor & atmosphere. The room itself is a one-dimensional black-&-red affair with cheap furnishings, acres of Perspex, & a strange ‘egg-box’ ceiling that might remind you of DIY soundproofing; the music is also played so low that it wouldn’t be out of place in a suburban lounge. The bar offers an extensive selection of Japanese snacks & platters, plus delicious cocktails such as the finely balanced sweet-sour strawberry caipiroska. Staff are nice, but a little too eager; they need to learn that studied cool is required in this chi-chi part of town. However, the skimpily dressed young things in the bar – mostly Knightsbridge misfits & tourists – seem charmed.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Knightsbridge Tube Station 626m

South Kensington Tube Station 648m


Address: 11 Beauchamp Place , London SW3 1NQ

Area: Chelsea

Opening times

mon-sun 6pm-2am

Nearby Landmarks

Harrods 295m

Victoria and Albert Museum 405m


Telephone: 020 7225 0944


Cuisine: Bars


Food & Drink: 4.5

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.5

Value: 4.5

Food & Drink: 0.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 0.0

Lee m. 24 March 2011

BAD SERVICE and AWFUL avoid at all cost booked with kgb deals for an offer which was a shabbles a lot was expected and nothing but rudeness was delivered. Ex zuma and nobu chefs at this place is LIES! sushi platter for 2-3 people is tiny and not for 2-3 people meal for one..There isnt even a kitchen its a man at the bar. Staff are incompetant and so rude. I organised my birthday here and was very disappointed save yourself some hassle and go some where else!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Mitzie8cake platinum reviewer 26 April 2010

Put the words ‘understated’, ‘slick’ and ‘unpretentious’ together and you get Kumo. Avoiding the usual Knightsbridge snobbery, this cosy basement bar offers an escape from the sometimes uptight bars its surrounded by but without compromise, combining sleek interiors together with sublime cocktails for an all round great experience. Tasty sushi dishes ranging from, grilled asparagus with soy, avocado and mushroom sushi to more elegant dishes including scallops, make for an interesting menu and work well with the ample and skilled cocktail list. The night we visited was for my husband's 30th birthday party and we were enthralled with the ambient music (which later gets a little louder to the sound of club classics, house and RnB courtesy of a DJ -but thankfully not to deafening or conversation killing levels) and the friendly, professional staff, which all helped tick the boxes for a stylish yet no-nonsense night out.