Hanson at the Chelsea Restaurant


SquareMeal Review of Hanson at the Chelsea Restaurant

Chef Andrew Hanson’s restaurant just off bustling Wind Street is a peaceful, cosy retreat overseen by a superb front-of-house team. Blackboard menus highlight the fact that fish is a vital part of the repertoire & freshness is guaranteed. Drawing together classic, international & Welsh influences, starters could include scallops with wild mushroom risotto or pressed ham hock terrine. After that, consider tempura-battered cod with superb hand-cut chips & homemade tartare sauce or hake fillet on roast red pepper risotto with sauce américaine, crispy cockles, rocket & parmesan shavings. For something meaty, try eight-hour pork belly with scrumpy sauce, fresh sage & onion mash & ‘pink lady’ apple glaze. Don’t miss desserts such as sticky toffee pudding or the wonderfully sharp & fruity baked lemon tart.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
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Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates
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Hanson at The Chelsea is an award winning restaurant based in the seaside city of Swansea. This restaurant focuses on seafood, with the chefs sourcing fresh fish from the local marina. But, if you don’t fancy yourself a seafood connoisseur, then there is something to suit every taste. Hanson’s team are proud to only use the finest local ingredients in all of their dishes, and so you can expect to be delighted with dishes of the best quality. The menus include lunch, dinner, à la carte, dessert, tasters, wine and more. With over 30 years of experience in the food and drink industry and a team of passionate, skilled professionals, you will love your time at Hanson at The Chelsea, a restaurant that holds an AA Rosette award.

On the menu, expect to find starters like chicken liver parfait with orange butter, toasted homemade walnut bread, pear and date chutney, or Swansea smoked salmon with Devon crab and prawn blinis, fresh melon and cucumber salad. For your main, you'll truly be spoilt for choice. Try the herb crusted roast rack of Welsh lamb with crispy potato Shepherd’s pie, gratin dauphinoise and baby vegetables, or an 8 hour slow cooked crispy belly pork with black pepper and herb rosti, bourguignon garnish and a split sauce of Madeira and sage oil. If you prefer something from the grill, try the 30 day aged prime centre cut British Sirloin, dry aged on the bone for 14 days or porcini risotto finished with parmesan, crispy avocado, asparagus, wild mushrooms and crispy roots.

Don’t forget about the delicious desserts, including the Tahitian vanilla crème brulée with hard sugar glaze, the lemon tart with light sugar glaze and crème patissier, or traditional Jam sponge pudding with fresh hot vanilla custard.


Do you need to book a table?

Yes, it's recommended that you book a table before visiting.

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Are there vegetarian options?

It is a seafood restaurant so vegetarian options are limited.

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17 St Mary Street, City Centre, Swansea, SA1 3LH

01792 464068 01792 464068


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:00
Wed 12:00-14:00
Thu 12:00-14:00
Fri 12:00-14:00
Sat 12:00-14:00
Sun Closed
Mon 19:00-21:00
Tue 19:00-21:00
Wed 19:00-21:00
Thu 19:00-21:00
Fri 19:00-21:00
Sat 19:00-21:00
Sun Closed


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2 Reviews 


13 April 2019  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Birthday lunch

Fantastic meal today, my first course was the Swansea smoked salmon with crab and berries, delicious! partner had goats cheese equally delicious.  Mains was chicken supreme, amazing! partner had cod equally delicious. Desert brioche bread pudding  couldn't get enough and cheese board, this has changed a bit sonce ladt time, less varieties of cheese, still good though. Big thank you to Zac, Libby & Rachel, always attentive, great service, see you soon x

Susan C

22 November 2009  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
This is the third time we have visited the restaurant and the standard has been consistently excellent each time. Wonderful food with beautiful presentation. Excellent value for money too. Compared favourably with recent visit to Gordon Ramsey's at Claridges. Only down side is that seating is a little crowded.
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