Elystan Street

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“Phil Howard strikes gold with this stylish Chelsea gem” declares an admirer of Elystan Street – a slick yet informal affair untroubled by amuse-bouches, tasting menus and tablecloths. Having sold The Square after 25 years of critical acclaim, Howard decided to postpone retirement and return to the stove, where he is now delivering uncomplicated yet highly sophisticated food full of “clever and subtle flavours”. Expect out-and-out indulgence from, say, golden-roasted veal sweetbreads with a rich veal sauce and an autumn ‘slaw’, or grouse breasts cooked blushing pink with little croquettes of leg meat, root vegetables and elderberry sauce. Lighter options might bring mackerel rillettes with Porthilly oyster and dressed Poole prawns, while pasta is a forte – think a fat raviolo of scallop and langoustine in a delicate foaming bisque. After that, bitter chocolate mousse with milk ice cream and salted caramel sauce is the must-order pud. Prices are hardly kind (mind you, this is high-living Chelsea), but the dining room is a dream – all towering windows, polished wood and clean lines. With smart staff who get the low-fuss approach just right and a wine list that ticks all the boxes, this is the “perfect all-round package”.

Good to know about Elystan Street

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Modern European
Ambience
Fun, Quiet conversation, Widely spaced tables
Other Awards
One michelin star
People
Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Occasions
Sunday roast

Location for Elystan Street

43 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NT

Opening Times of Elystan Street

Mon-Sun 12.30pm-2.45pm Sun (3.15pm) 6.30-10pm (Fri-Sat -10.30pm Sun -9.30pm)

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David H

Very decent new restaurant on familiar premises
05 February 2018
We've been coming to these premises a while, since Tom Aikens opened here and have happy memories of excellent food . So its surprising that it took a little more than a year from opening for us to get there. The thing that surprised us is that the place-and the food- doesn't set out to be cutting edge. Its good quality traditional cooking, not an edgy or particularly creative approach at all. That said, no harm done. We like a mix . There's only one menu , fixed price at £35/2 courses/£42.50 for 3. There is however a lot of choice with seven options available on each course Speaking as we find, the restaurant, the service and the food are all things we can feel comfortable with. We enjoyed all we chose , and our bottle of red from the value end of an extensive list. Its in a part of London we use quite a few times a year, so there's no reason to think we wouldn't go back. Enjoyable
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