Myrtle Restaurant

Irish, Modern European·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Myrtle Restaurant

Silver Award

Myrtle is the first solo restaurant from Irish chef Anna Haugh, who has made a name for herself by heading up some of the kitchens of the big names in London restaurants (London House, Bob Bob Ricard) without fully stepping into the limelight.

Myrtle, at the World’s End end of King’s Road, is very much her chance to shine, and if the narrow proportions of the two-floor restaurant speak of the constraints of a chef funding her own restaurant, details like the Galway crystal used for the Baron Albert house Champagne, the green marble bar and butter dishes, and pewter water goblets that wouldn’t look out of place in Game of Thrones speak of an attachment to Haugh’s home country that feels heartfelt rather than corny.      

Haugh’s cooking likewise takes Ireland as inspiration but filters ingredients such as Burren Smokehouse salmon and Crozier blue cheese through a modern Irish sensibility. So while potato comes with black pudding, it is delivered as an elegant cylinder of Clonakilty black pudding tied up in a thin twine of fried potato strings.

Roasted beef fillet with boxty, meanwhile, is presented as an elegant fan of sliced meat cooked medium-rare and spooned with a glossy tarragon and confit shallot jus; there’s more beef inside the boxty, a quivering dome of potato pancake that eats like a sublime savoury dumpling.   

If there are faults, it’s that the cooking displays a little too much of the intricacy learnt at the Michelin-starred likes of Pied à Terre and The Square, and while the pricing is reasonable by Chelsea standards, portion sizes seem too skimpy to encourage the sort of loyal repeat visits that the nearby likes of Medlar prove exist at this tubeless end of SW10; our most filling dish was the knockout veggie option of celeriac pithivier.     

That said, there’s generosity aplenty in the repeated offers of the homemade soda bread (made with treacle for a spoonful of sweetness), the friendly staff deliver warm, personal service while a bottle of Provencal rosé from the well-assembled wine list was perfect for a warm summer evening when the full-length windows were open on to the street.



Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Irish, Modern European
Cosy, Quiet conversation, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About Myrtle Restaurant

This Chelsea neighbourhood joint has some serious pedigree behind it. Irish chef Anna Haugh is at the helm of her first solo restaurant, following a career which has seen her work at the likes of The Square and Bob Bob Ricard.

Haugh told us that Myrtle is "modern European with a strong Irish influence" and she nods to her heritage through the simple interiors, which feature a white and grey colour scheme, and a green marble-topped bar.

The menu includes dishes such as crispy black pudding, and boxty (an Irish potato cake) topped with braised beef – expect to see other parts of the cow elsewhere too, as some of Haugh’s menu places emphasis on nose-to-tail dining.

Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with desserts such as buttermilk panna cotta or filled doughnuts. Prefer liquid afters? You won’t find any Guinness on tap here, but you will be able to wash down your meal with a range of Old and New World wines, alongside cocktails featuring poteen (Irish moonshine).


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Myrtle Restaurant?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Myrtle Restaurant.

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Can I book a table at Myrtle Restaurant?

Yes, we strongly recommend booking for Myrtle Restaurant, this can be done online or via phone.

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Who is the head chef of Myrtle Restaurant?

The current head chef is Anna Haugh, who has appeared on BBC's Saturday Kitchen.

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Location for Myrtle Restaurant

1A Langton Street, London, London, SW10 0JL

020 7352 2411


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 18:00-22:00
Wed 18:00-22:00
Thu 18:00-22:00
Fri 18:00-22:00
Sat 18:00-22:00
Sun Closed

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2 Reviews 


Perfect for a dinner à deux
22 May 2019  

Loved this place with its tidy, seasonal menu and interesting wine list. Service was excellent - the waiting staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The carrot salad was such a novelty yet so satisfying to eat. The stuffed boxty was a favourite with us both. Looking forward to seeing the menu evolve. Will definitely be back. 

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Michelin quality gem in Chelsea
19 May 2019  

very happy to see this niche restaurant re-open as a Michelin quality outfit. Very professional service. The small menu, modern with a touch of Ireland, is perfectly executed as in a top hotel. I am sure it will expand. I guess it will be soon difficult to get bookings at short notice!

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