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The PR for this newly-relaunched King’s Road pub says it’s a ‘much-loved institution’, but we hadn’t heard of it before its mid-2021 relaunch. Still, it’s got a prime Chelsea location; it’s got the heritage and a fine restored interior (dating from 1838); and it’s got the backing with investors led by Dominic Jacobs of The Running Horse Mayfair, and investors including Jyotin, Karam & Sunaina Sethi, of JKS Restaurants. The culinary team has splendid form too – Kitchen Table’s James Knappett is collaborating with chef Alex Harper who has The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms on his CV.

survey result

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“When all that wealth and beauty on the King’s Road become too much”, this “tastefully restored” old pub (built in 1838) is something of an antidote. It wins praise all round for its “attentive” service and “traditional British fare” that’s “on the button and carefully presented”. If there’s any reservation, it’s that it doesn’t dazzle quite as much as its restaurant royalty backing might lead you to hope (the owners of JKS Restaurants, with food overseen by Kitchen Table’s James Knappett). Top Menu Tip – “prawn cocktail and skinny chips with a side order of hot sauce”.

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.

Since it was “gussied up” last year, this “beautiful and comfortable” old Chelsea pub (built in 1838) hasn’t made waves, despite a PR push and a laundry list of influential backers (including the owners of JKS Restaurants and Kitchen Table’s James Knappett). Its slick gastropub fare can be “excellent”, but is not reliably so; service sometimes strikes an “entitled” note; and it can appear “sad to see an institutional Chelsea boozer become a self-conscious eatery”.

Summary

£51
   ££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The PR for this newly relaunched King’s Road pub says it’s a ‘much-loved institution’, but we hadn’t heard of it before its mid-2021 relaunch. Still, it’s got a prime Chelsea location; it’s got a fine restored interior (dating from 1838); and it’s got strong backing, with investors led by Dominic Jacobs of The Running Horse Mayfair and Jyotin, Karam & Sunaina Sethi, of JKS Restaurants. The culinary team has splendid form too – Kitchen Table’s James Knappett is collaborating with chef Alex Harper, who has The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms on his CV.

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Highchair,Menu
40
No dress code
140

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Reviews of The Cadogan Arms Restaurant in SW3, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Cadogan Arms restaurant.
Miles T
Expensive and food no great shakes...
Reviewed 3 months, 26 days ago

"Expensive and food no great shakes"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.60 £24.80 £5.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
298 King’s Road, London, SW3 5UG
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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