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
Perfect for
Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


A regular on Ready Steady Cook and a whole other slew of food programmes, Anna Haugh has become somewhat of a household name since opening Myrtle in 2019. The Irish chef comes with some serious experience on her CV, having worked for Gordon Ramsay, Philip Howard, Derry Clarke and Gulatiero Marchesi in her time.

Her first solo venture, Myrtle looks to showcase Irish food in the wider context of modern European cookery. Diners can choose between a taste or Ireland menu and the a la carte offering. The former is a £75 seven course tasting menu, while the latter allows guests more autonomy over their meal.

Plates on the tasting menu change sequentially with the seasons, but starters might include lamb sweetbreads with cep puree and balsamic; a beef and horseradish croquette or a heritage carrot salad with Cáis Na Tíre cheese, hazelnuts and a Ballymakenna violetta crisp. Possible mains might be a beef fillet with boxty. A la carte combinations include black pudding wrapped in potato; charred seabass with Molly Malone sauce and a summer bouquet; or potato pancakes with caramelised onions and pink peppercorns. Careful and creative presentation keeps things interesting, while the sweet staff are always on hand with recommendations.

The dining room itself is fresh with neutrals and duck egg blue accents that help to create the welcoming ambiance the restaurant strives to achieve. This theme is found in everything at Myrtle, with Anna specifically hiring staff who fit with the relaxed, high-quality experience Myrtle prides itself on.

For more intimate affairs, there’s a private mezzanine which can be hired for dinners, events or meetings. Here you’ll be seated in a panelled space which is flooded by natural light thanks to the overhead windows.

Open between Tuesday and Saturday, it’s always advisable to book ahead. Myrtle takes reservations ahead of time and you can book via the link above.


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

020 7352 2411 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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4 Reviews 

Terence S

01 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 5

Had the tasting menu. Every course excellent and the right portion size. Didn't want the wine flight so the waiter chose several wines from the (by glass) wine list which were very good. Will definitely return 

Brentwood Bird

26 March 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3
Atmosphere 2
Value 3
Cead mile failte? Unfortunately falls way short of that.....

Being a lover of all things Ireland and with an Irish friend in tow, I made the somewhat difficult (i.e. no nearby tube station!) trek west with high hopes of a delightful evening.  On arrival my heart sank briefly to be escorted to the upper level of the very small restaurant where no other tables were occupied. Whilst this changed over the course of the evening as tables began to fill, the first impression of a fairly soulless room, was unfortunately, my abiding memory.  Service was swift and perfunctory rather than warm and engaging - our server seemed overly keen to pour our wine even though we still hadn't finished our aperitifs!  The food, however, is glorious, despite the small portions but is it worth the east to west trek?  Probably not so I think for my next taste of Ireland, I'll be heading back to the West of Ireland, rather than to West London.


22 May 2019  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Perfect for a dinner à deux

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. 


19 May 2019  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Michelin quality gem in Chelsea

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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