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Having survived the financial carnage that closed both its neighbouring pubs, The Imperial is a commendable example of how a boozer can be rethought for the 21st century. A refurbishment has injected fresh pizzazz into what is now a smart all-day gastropub, its high-ceilinged Victorian space kitted out with a slim new bar furnished in grey metro tiles and burnished scaffold shelving. The rear restaurant is more muted, but perked up by lively artwork and high energy levels from the open kitchen. The modern European cooking has the potential to impress, aided by a well-described wine list with a good choice by the glass. Our roasted chunks of Jerusalem artichoke in creamy mushroom consommé with slivers of almond was deep, rich and original. Suckling pork belly on sticky, sherry-poached prunes was equally rich and comforting, yet didn’t quite hit the same high. Excellent breakfasts plus lunchtime soups and sandwiches complete the all-day offer.

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The Imperial

577 King's Road ,London SW6 2EH

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Jul 2014

Since renovation, the Imperial has become a favourite. Food is creative, tasty and generally excellent with some unusual but effective flavour and texture combinations. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Atmosphere light and very pleasant.

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

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The Imperial

577 King's Road ,London SW6 2EH

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Jun 2014

Had an amazing lunch at The Imperial in Chelsea, beautiful classy setting in this converted Victorian pub and lovely warm and well trained staff. The food was exceptional and both the goats cheese and beetroot risotto and lavender cheesecake make a visit a must. Perfect for a small to medium size function as well as a business meal, romantic treat or relaxed lunch in their bar area. Very highly recommended!

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

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Essential Details for The Imperial

  • Address: 577 King's Road, London SW6 2EH
  • Telephone: 020 7736 6081
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 8am-12M (Sat 9am- ) Sun 10am-6pm
  • Cuisine: Gastropub
  • Area: Fulham
  • Price: £46.00
  • Wine: £19.00
  • Champagne: £48.00
  • Private Dining: 80,50,60

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