Restaurants in Chelsea/Kensington
Known for high French cuisine, this Chelsea establishment takes its namesake from renowned head chef Tom Aikens, who once worked under Joël Robuchon in Paris.
At the threshold of Kensington High Street, this upscale Indian destination occupies the former shell of a British bank, which is apropos as the menu highlights Indian cuisine during the origins of British colonialism.
From the moment you pass through the glossy black-and-white exterior of Ramsay’s eponymous flagship (there are almost two dozen others worldwide), you know you’re in for a seriously grown-up experience.
Previously a private dining club, the Bluebird Dining Rooms are now open to the public as part of Sir Terence Conran’s ever-expanding culinary empire.
Located in the heart of Chelsea, Tom’s Kitchen is a brasserie-style restaurant serving modern European cuisine. The rustic restaurant is decorated like an Edwardian country house, with exposed brick walls, wooden tables, a marble bar, and an open kitchen.
Patrons willing to search for this unmarked eatery, tucked away in a converted East London factory, will likely find it's well worth the extra effort.
Winner of the London Restaurant Award for Indian restaurant of the year, this upscale eatery first opened in Chelsea in 1990. Illuminated by glass candelabras, the interior is designed with handmade teak furniture, Moghul-style mirrored murals, and 1840’s sepia etchings depicting life in India.
Located on Elizabeth Street in Belgravia, Thomas Cubitt is an upscale gastropub serving a distinctly British à la carte menu. Remenicent of a country house, the dining room boasts open fireplaces, bohemian oak floors, and detailed paneling.
Tom's Kitchen is chef Tom Aiken's (with his twin brother, Robert) second place, done up like a fantasy Edwardian country-house kitchen. The food is plain, simple, and delicious - like the enormous wooden slab of charcuterie.