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Summary

£193
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set in a quiet little street off the King’s Road”, Taylor Bonnyman’s “discreet and elegant” Chelsea townhouse HQ flies under the radar in terms of PR, but is one of the survey’s Top 40 most-mentioned restaurants, thanks to its “exceptional” quality. “Top-class ingredients are beautifully treated by a first-class team” overseen by Taylor and head chef Marguerite Keogh to deliver “classically inspired British seasonal food” that’s “refined and sophisticated, but never overwrought”. Service is “slick” and “classy” but “always with a smile” and the “soothing crisp lines” of the “beautiful dining room” create an “intimate” and “welcoming” atmosphere. “A truly special place for a celebration”, especially of a romantic nature.

Summary

£163
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Taylor Bonnyman’s “exceptional” Chelsea heavyweight (one of the survey’s Top 40 most mentioned restaurants, and the winner of Harden’s London Restaurant Awards’ Top Gastronomic Experience in 2019) provides an un-showy but luxurious experience that’s hard to better. It’s very consistent all-round. His and head chef Marguerite Keogh’s thoughtful cuisine is “not too heavy and perfectly judged”, using “own-grown seasonal produce” from the restaurant’s garden in East Sussex. “Service is attentive without being cloying”. And the “charming” premises in the tangle of streets near Peter Jones are often tipped for celebrations: “perfect for romance and decadence”.

Summary

£112
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“More like the Elysian fields!”: Taylor Bonnyman’s “congenial” but “unpretentious” Chelsea HQ (founded in 2013) doesn’t court publicity, but emerged with the survey’s highest food rating this year. With its “sophisticated” interior, “spectacular wine list” and “wonderful” service – “impeccably timed, professional, yet warm” – it’s long been hailed as an “outstanding all-rounder”. But it has hit a particularly impressive and consistent culinary stride in recent times, with not a single negative report received this year (and we received many reports). Head chef, Marguerite Keogh “strives for perfection, and the care and attention to detail of ingredients processed and plated is second to none”, delivering “divinely flavoured dishes” in a mould that’s “classic in style, but very modern in execution”“witty and inventive, without being up itself or over-fussy”. Much of the produce is sourced from the restaurant’s own garden in East Sussex. Choose at lunch or dinner from a prix fixe three-course menu or alternative tasting option.

Summary

£112
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“More like the Elysian fields!”: Taylor Bonnyman’s “congenial” but “unpretentious” Chelsea HQ (founded in 2013) doesn’t court publicity, but emerged with the survey’s highest food rating this year. With its “sophisticated” interior, “spectacular wine list” and “wonderful” service – “impeccably timed, professional, yet warm” – it’s long been hailed as an “outstanding all-rounder”. But it has hit a particularly impressive and consistent culinary stride in recent times, with not a single negative report received this year (and we received many reports). Head chef, Marguerite Keogh “strives for perfection, and the care and attention to detail of ingredients processed and plated is second to none”, delivering “divinely flavoured dishes” in a mould that’s “classic in style, but very modern in execution”“witty and inventive, without being up itself or over-fussy”. Much of the produce is sourced from the restaurant’s own garden in East Sussex. Choose at lunch or dinner from a prix fixe three-course menu or alternative tasting option.

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Owner's description

A native Londoner, Taylor Bonnyman's cooking encapsulates the spirit of the capital. With a foundation built on British produce and seasonality, the cooking incorporates influences from London's broad cultural complexion and outward-looking philosophy.

Taking inspiration from the seasons, dishes reflect the aesthetics of nature and are a snapshot of the current landscape while the design of the dining room has taken inspiration from the original green fields between Chelsea and Knightsbridge where once there was open space and fresh produce taken in to London.

The main dining room is elegant and understated with pale lime-washed floors, copper backed hessian walls and features sculptured works by Sophie Dickens.

Service is delivered with aplomb by a team as warm and welcoming as they are professional and knowledgeable.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £95.00  
Dinner £160.00  
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Lunch only 6
Menu2 160.00 Dinner only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Yes
10
No dress code
32
12
Yes

Private dining

Named after John Rocque, an 18th century cartographer whose wonderfully detailed panels offer a glimpse of Georgian London where this area is referred to as “The Five Fieldsâ€?; The Rocque Room can accommodate up to 10 guests for Lunch or Dinner. Located on the first floor of the restaurant and overlooking the charming side streets of Chelsea, The Rocque Room is decorated in warm subtle tones and offers a view into our extensive Wine Cellar as well as a feature fire place.  A cosy lounge adjoins The Rocque Room and is available for drinks to welcome your guests before dining or after your meal. For enquiries into booking an event in The Rocque Room please ring 020 7838 1082 or email info@fivefieldsrestaurant.com.

The Five Fields Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Five Fields Restaurant in SW3, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Five Fields restaurant.
Richard F
As always, we had a warm welcome and were o...
Reviewed 3 months, 11 days ago

"As always, we had a warm welcome and were offered a complimentary aperitif. Every course of the tasting menu was a work of art and tasted wonderful. Nuno, the sommelier, gave us comprehensive explanations of all the wines in the wine flight."

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8-9 Blacklands Ter, London, SW3 2SP
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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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