361 Restaurants near Chelsea London

We found 361 restaurants within 1 miles 1 miles of Chelsea London

Few London districts have remained as on-trend as Chelsea for so long. For more than 50 years, since the heady days of swinging London, SW3 has been cool – an unparalleled achievement in the fickle world of fashion. Vivienne Westwood and punk kept the area vital in the 1970s and designer boutiques still pepper the neighbourhood. Sloane Rangers and more latterly the Made in Chelseaset have also made the place their home – along with a stupendous set of restaurants and bars.

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Le Pain Quotidien Chelsea

Le Pain Quotidien Chelsea

London, SW10 9PJ
0.3 miles
Evening dining is the latest venture pursued by this chain of Belgium-based, baguette, croissant and coffee bars. The new Fulham Road restaurant is Le Pain ... Find out more
Zizzi Earls Court

Zizzi Earls Court

London, SW5 9QF
1.0 miles
What we think
" Nationwide Italian chain Zizzi is not exactly the last word in cutting-edge culinary cool, but it’s been quick off the mark to introduce some hot ne ..." Read our full review
Franco Manca Earl's Court

Franco Manca Earl's Court

Earls Court, SW5 9RQ
1.0 miles
This Earl’s Court pizzeria is intimate and cosy, perfect for small get together and casual dates. Just across the road from Earl’s Court undergr ... Find out more
El Metro

El Metro

London, SW6 1TB
1.0 miles
This Spanish Restaurant opened in 1989 and has been a success ever since. The secret of this success is that El Metro is not only a restaurant. It’s a co ... Find out more
Villa Mama's

Villa Mama's

London, SW3 3NT
0.5 miles
What we think
"Chef and restaurateur Roaya Saleh has brought her Villa Mama concept over from Bahrain to the well-heeled streets of Chelsea. A few doors down from Phi ..." Read our full review
The Drawing Room at 3 Cromwell Road

The Drawing Room at 3 Cromwell Road

London, SW7 2HR
0.7 miles
What we think
" This stately townhouse (formerly Dorsia) has been trying to find its groove as a restaurant, bar and club for swishy-haired trust-funders in SW7’s p ..." Read our full review
Egerton House Hotel (afternoon tea)

Egerton House Hotel (afternoon tea)

Knightsbridge, SW3 2BX
0.9 miles
What we think
"What could be better after a few hours spent exploring some of the myriad collections at the V&A Museum than a proper English afternoon tea? The Eg ..." Read our full review
Big Easy Chelsea

Big Easy Chelsea

London, SW3 5UR
0.0 miles
What we think
"It’s almost impossible not to have a good time at this mini-chain of Deep South BBQ/ crabshacks – provided you don’t take things too ..." Read our full review
Franco Manca South Kensington

Franco Manca South Kensington

South Kensington, SW7 3LD
0.5 miles
Fancy a bit of culture with your sourdough pizza? Franco Manca’s South Kensington branch is the perfect location for the museum buffs. Just down the r ... Find out more
Daylesford - Brompton Cross

Daylesford - Brompton Cross

London, SW3 3DZ
0.6 miles
Our stunning new organic farmshop & café on Sloane Avenue is now open.   Set over three floors, the new space celebrates the sensational f ... Find out more
Humphrey's Bar (afternoon tea)

Humphrey's Bar (afternoon tea)

London, SW7 4LH
0.7 miles
What we think
"Teatime at Humphrey’s Bar in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel is a restful break in the day for foot-weary tourists and business-weary conference ..." Read our full review
Chelsea Riverside Brasserie

Chelsea Riverside Brasserie

London, SW10 0XG
0.7 miles
What we think
"  Occupying an enviable position overlooking Chelsea Harbour, this likeable European brasserie has plenty going for it. The clean-lined dining ro ..." Read our full review
Garfunkels - Gloucester Road

Garfunkels - Gloucester Road

London, SW7 4SF
0.8 miles
Handy for the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum, this Garfunkel's is the perfect spot if you're taking the ki ... Find out more
Apero at The Ampersand Hotel

Apero at The Ampersand Hotel

London, SW7 3ER
0.6 miles
What we think
"The “corporatization of the Polpo look” continues apace at this Med-influenced venue attached to the Ampersand Hotel. Dangling Edison light ..." Read our full review

Breakfast restaurants in Chelsea

Aubaine Brompton Cross 260-262 Brompton Road, SW3 2AS (above)

The urbane Aubaine mini-chain of all-dayer cafés originated here, and its ethos suits Chelsea well. All Gallic bases are covered for breakfast, from a simple pain au chocolate (patisserie is baked in-house) to a whopping ‘full French’ involving Toulouse sausage and Alsace bacon. Soothing Bloody Marys are on hand too, especially popular during weekend brunch when Aubaine’s daily menu of Med-influenced fare comes into play. Decor of distressed wooden furniture and soft, flattering lighting helps ease you into the day.

Tom’s Kitchen 27 Cale Street, SW3 3QP

Michelin-starred Tom Aikens’ boisterous, stripped-back brasserie line is now a mini-chain, but this original branch still caters for local brekkie hunters. The wide-ranging choice includes healthy superfood granola, though you can also go the indulgent route with Rhug Estate sausage sandwich or Belgian waffles. You want classy? Head for the truffle eggs Benedict. Robust British-inspired grub is added to the weekend brunch menu and is the mainstay at lunch and dinner.

Lunch restaurants in Chelsea

Daphne’s 112 Draycott Avenue, SW3 3AE (above)

A neighbourhood Italian bolthole and gastronomic destination rolled into one, Daphne’s is handsome, refined and utterly assured. The space resembles a tasteful and expensively clad Italian townhouse and comes into its own for lunch. Bold regional flavours characterise the menu: octopus carpaccio with crispy soft-shell crab, followed by roast rump of lamb with caponata and salsa verde, perhaps. And for dessert, strawberry gelato is guaranteed to clear any rain-clouds away. As expected from Caprice Holdings, flawless service is a given.

Rabbit 172 King’s Road, SW3 4UP

A unique, characterful and youthful offshoot of The Shed, Rabbit offers a pleasing country-meets-city setting to enjoy a Chelsea lunch. The family behind the enterprise owns a Sussex farm, and the kitchen gets the best from the ample produce it provides. Start with confit rabbit and chervil on crispbread, then continue with sharing plates of seasonal ingredients imbued with cheffy creativity: pork chop with fennel salsa, nasturtium leaves and crackling dust, say, followed by honeycomb on mascarpone with tarragon sugar.

Restaurants for dinner in Chelsea

La Famiglia 7 Langton Street, SW10 0JL (above)

For nearly 40 years, this friendly, family-run Italian has been providing locals with Tuscan-based food ‘cooked the way mama taught us’. Blue-and-white tiled interiors channel the spirit of provincial Italy whatever the weather, while the sun-trap terrace is much sought after on summer evenings. First-rate ingredients and Italian know-how combine in regional classics such as pappa al pomodoro (bread and tomato soup), or roasted veal with Swiss chard. Service gets praise and the Italian wine list is fun to explore.

Le Colombier 145 Dovehouse Street, SW3 6LB

Didier Garnier’s stately French stalwart takes huge pride in the trappings of classic Gallic hospitality – from dicky-bowed waiters to artfully turned vegetables. It’s no wonder the old-school Chelsea brigade flock to this handsome cream-and-blue dining room and its sought-after terrace. The cooking is timeless and executed to perfection, including peerless, precisely spiced beef tartare, and expertly cooked slabs of turbot with earthy mushrooms and buttered mangetout. Pick from one of London’s best French wine lists and unwind at your leisure. 

Luxury dining in Chelsea

Elystan Street 43 Elystan Street, SW3 3NT

After leaving The Square, stellar chef Philip Howard aimed to create a world of loosened-up luxury at Elystan Street. Lunchtimes in the light-filled space can be subdued, but evenings buzz to full houses of appreciative diners. From the lunch menu, we loved the smoked mackerel velouté with Porthilly oysters, leek hearts and smoked-eel toast. But if you’re after unapologetic richness, come for dinner and order breast of duck for its sweetly-sticky side order of caramelised onion and endive tart.

Kurobuta 312 King’s Road, SW3 5UH

Scott Hallsworth’s buzzy King’s Road hotspot gets rave reviews from readers. It’s the second Kurobuta after the Marble Archsite, and stays true to the spirit of the original – from the stripped-back walls and blaring indie rock soundtrack to the cheerful Aussie staff. The fun menu has sections such as ‘junk food Japan’ (fried hot chicken wings, perhaps) and ‘something crunchy’ (shrimp tempura with kimchi mayo). Other highlights include raw salads, superb sushi and a great bar. Fair prices too.

Fine dining in Chelsea

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay 68 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HP (above)

Some 18 years down the line, Gordon Ramsay’s three-Michelin-starred flagship still thrills. Grand interiors, supremely polished service and a breathtaking wine list ensure this is top-end dining at its best. The kitchen, led by Matt Abé, exhibits brilliant craftsmanship to keep the menu firmly in London’s vanguard – witness pitch-perfect renditions of Ramsay’s signature dishes (the legendary ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon, say), along with newer ideas such as meaty halibut on crab and cauliflower couscous. A peerless London aristocrat.

Vineet Bhatia London 10 Lincoln Street, SW3 2TS

Renowned Indian chef Vineet Bhatia has relaunched his refined townhouse restaurant, offering a no-choice tasting menu for £105 – served with no music, no lunch service and almost no carbs. Instead, you get startlingly inventive cooking, from Bhatia classics (tandoori smoked salmon) to fresh creations such as tandoori lamb chop in a coffee and jaggery marinade. The presentation can be pretentious (tuna tartare borne aloft a cloud of dry ice), but flavours and textures are vividly precise – and endlessly enjoyable.

Weekend brunches in Chelsea

Big Easy 332-334 King’s Road, SW3 5UR (above)

American-sized portions of dude food are promised by this New Orleans-inspired crabshack, which also has sites in Canary Wharf and Covent Garden. Now in its 25th year, Big Easy is as popular as ever, cramming hordes of bibbed customers into its borderline-twee interpretation of a good-time soul-food eatery. Best deal at weekend brunch (including unlimited Prosecco, coffee, Mojito or house wine) is a choice between the limitless pork and chicken barbecue, and the ‘lobster fest’. Plucky, friendly service gets the tempo swinging.

Bluebird 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU

With a plum location and plenty of space on the street-level terrace and first-floor restaurant, Bluebird woos the King’s Road set with a please-all menu of globe-spanning flavours, lighter bites at the adjacent Bluebird Café and a large horseshoe bar. Its weekend set brunch provides ample options for vegetarians, pescatarians and meat-eaters: starting with the likes of crushed avocado with sprouts and poached egg on sourdough, and continuing, perhaps, with beef ragu, or seared sea trout with piperade and olives. 

Sunday lunch in Chelsea

Claude Bosi at Bibendum Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, SW3 6RD

Claude Bosi’s cooking is slightly more relaxed here than during his time at now-closed Hibiscus, although the style is certainly haute – likewise the prices. Hence Sunday lunch might begin with duck jelly with oscietra caviar and smoked sturgeon. To follow, roasts are kept below £30, though alternatives such as sea bream with morels, coffee and tarragon hold even more allure. As ever, the appeal of this special-occasion destination is amplified by the gloriously light first-floor dining room at Michelin House.

Alfresco restaurants in Chelsea

The Ivy Chelsea Garden 197 King’s Road, SW3 5ED (above)

Perfect for “lazing on a sunny afternoon” is one verdict on the resplendent manicured garden outside Chelsea’s manifestation of The Ivy. Inside isn’t so bad either, mind: a stately panelled front room and verdant Orangery within a vast Edwardian building. The kitchen delivers first-rate renditions of The Ivy’s “cosy but sophisticated classics”: crispy duck salad with five-spice dressing, the staple shepherd’s pie loaded with slow-cooked lamb shoulder, plus desserts such as blackberry sundae. Juices and salads please Chelsea’s fashionistas.

The Phene 9 Phene Street, SW3 5NY

This teeming Chelsea hostelry has one huge selling point: its luxuriant heated garden, which gets packed on warm days and balmy evenings. Inside, the ‘Feeney’ sports a high-ceilinged saloon bar that’s a perfect setting for revellers knocking back house Mojitos. Otherwise, the conservatory-style dining room draws lunching ladies who feed on lemon and marjoram chicken breasts, or broccoli, pumpkin and lentil salad. Pud might herald espresso sorbet and cardamom snap. Alternatively, a stripped-back ‘deli’ dispenses sharing platters. 

Cocktail bars in Chelsea

Barts Chelsea Cloisters, SW3 3DW

Few bars have such a handle on fun as this surreptitious speakeasy, located a couple of corridor turns into Chelsea Cloisters. Negotiate the doorman and dive into a world of 1930s kitsch – complete with ruby-red wallpaper and well-thumbed dressing-up box. All the classic cocktails are present (think Whiskey Sour with Bulleit Bourbon), but we recommend the tasting selection of house cocktails served in teacups, or specials such as Mystic Note (a gramophone filled with lemongrass-infused Tanqueray gin, apple juice and gomme).

Eclipse Walton Street 111-113 Walton Street, SW3 2HP

A swish, swinging playground for Chelsea’s party crowd, Eclipse aims at creating a sense of inoffensive lavishness – courtesy of a marble bar, white leather, and oriental partitions. Its mixologists work hard to turn the merriment up to 11. Drinks such as Gold Digger (whisky, Grand Marnier, fruit juices, ginger beer) embody the playful concoctions presented in a handy map of sweet, sour, rich and light tastes. Giant bowls of sharing cocktails are a route-one approach to hitting the dance floor.

Traditional pubs in Chelsea

Anglesea Arms 15 Selwood Terrace, SW7 3QG (above)

Laudable attributes flow from this long-serving favourite. The welcoming bar boasts guest beers and wooden seating; a south-facing terrace gets packed in summer; and the food is great. A restaurant to the rear operates under a pitched glazed roof, while the open kitchen delivers a skilful, speedy and constantly changing menu of gutsy, wholesome nourishment. In winter, you might fancy veal meatballs with linguine; spring might bring wild-garlic gnocchi. Generous portions, sensibly priced wines and sweet staff are further incentives.

The Pig’s Ear 35 Old Church Street, SW3 5BS

A charming, almost rustic local boozer in the Chelsea backstreets, The Pig’s Ear comes complete with twinkling fairy lights, jumbled furniture and music memorabilia. Pints of signature Pig’s Ear Ale (brewed locally), Orchard Pig cider and Belgian lagers go down well with a gooey Scotch egg at the bar, or you can nip upstairs to the oak-panelled dining room for well-executed British comfort cooking: wild mushrooms on toast, perhaps, or lamb casserole. Roasts rule the roost on Sundays.

Bars and restaurants featured on Made in Chelsea

Simply walking around Sloane Square can bring on feelings of hyper-reality, but if you need a real semi-reality TV fix, you might be able to spot cast members of the hit show, Made in Chelsea, at one of the venues below – all of which have been used as filming locations. ‘Is that Binky?’

The Botanist

A pulsating bar-restaurant that’s become the frenetic hub of Sloane Square

Cheyne Walk Brasserie

The sizzle doesn’t just come from the grill at this glittering Gallic venue – head for the upstairs salon.

Flora Indica

A stylish modern Indian restaurant with basement cocktail bar: very Chelsea

Goat

Once a boozer, now a restaurant, a cocktail bar – and a Sloane magnet

Hollywood Arms

A trendy, glammed-up gastropub in residential SW10

Jam Tree King’s Road

Jam-flavoured cocktails and a sun-trap beer garden entice the beau monde here

Juju

Made in Chelseameets Lawrence of Arabiaat this high-octane party club/bar.

If you want to see all that Chelsea has to offer, check out our list of the best restaurants in Chelsea or if you’re looking to explore further afield, have a look at our guides to Marylebone and Covent Garden.