RestaurantsLondonChelseaSW10

survey result

Summary

£69
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The flagship of John Brinkley’s wine-focused southwest London group attracts a well-heeled Chelsea set out for a good time. “You really shouldn’t expect great food, let alone good value at this address” – but there’s plenty of fun to be had here, and at spin-offs in Wandsworth Bridge Road and overlooking Wandsworth Common.

Summary

£68
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “fun atmosphere” and “wide wine list that’s almost at cost prices” ensure that John Brinkley’s Chelsea-set haunt remains “a perfect place for an afternoon to float away”, or a “summer’s evening in the conservatory”. The food “won’t set the world alight”, but that’s never been the point. There are now spinoffs in the Wandsworth Bridge Road and on the edge of Wandsworth Common.

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

John Brinkley’s “stalwart of Chelsea nightlife” provides “a good service to the Eurotrash and ageing lotharios brigade”. “The food won’t set the world alight”, but it’s a “buzzy” venue, with a “great garden conservatory”.

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

John Brinkley’s “stalwart of Chelsea nightlife” provides “a good service to the Eurotrash and ageing lotharios brigade”. “The food won’t set the world alight”, but it’s a “buzzy” venue, with a “great garden conservatory”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
18, 20, 35
No dress code
75
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £38.00 £45.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.50 £25.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%
47 Hollywood Rd, London, SW10 9HX
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑11 pm

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