RestaurantsLondonChelseaSW10

survey result

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”.

Summary

£63
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “good”, “well-priced” wine list and an “excellent atmosphere” are key to the enduring success of John Brinkley’s “neighbourhood stand-by” in a sidestreet near Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Despite “pretty average cooking” and “pleasant if slow service”, it “serves its Chelsea fanbase well (mostly ageing roués on the pull, and with a strong leaning to Eurotrash!)”

Summary

£62
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lively spot, with an excellent wine list” – key selling points of John Brinkley’s Chelsea perennial, near the C&W hospital. “The food isn’t bad, but it’s unlikely to be the main attraction to the twenty-something, local bright-young-things that seem so attracted to the place”.

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Restaurant details

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

Brinkley’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Brinkley’s Restaurant in SW10, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Brinkley’s restaurant.
chris L
Food was decent, but the portions were tiny...
Reviewed 3 months,

"Food was decent, but the portions were tiny for the price, but thats what you get in this neck of the woods. The service was dreadful. waitresses asking customers to pass plates and galsses down the table as they couldnt be bothered to walk round to the other side of the table. Waiter dropping one course onto the table and smashing plates - they then forgot to bring our replacement plates and the course that was dropped despite us asking several times. It was so bad it was almost comical."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.50 £24.00 £4.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
47 Hollywood Rd, London, SW10 9HX
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 2:30 pm‑11 pm

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