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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.

Summary

£106
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous on all levels” – Taylor Bonnyman’s “utterly exceptional” dining room, “hidden in the heart of Chelsea” provides “not only a real treat, but a genuinely interesting gastronomic experience”. “Beautifully crafted, creative food combinations are served with professional yet genuine charm” in “such a beautiful space”. “It’s difficult to find any fault” – if you tried hard you might say that the “decor is a bit ‘posh restaurant’”.

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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

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Lunch only 6
Menu2 140.00 Dinner only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%

Restaurant details

Yes
6
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 6 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 alice@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.
Robert K
Exceptional food and service....
Reviewed 3 months, 25 days ago

"Exceptional food and service."

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Lloyd S
Over recent years this restaurant has becom...
Reviewed 4 months, 7 days ago

"Over recent years this restaurant has become a real favourite and I have to say that after our latest visit on saturday there’s definitely no reason to think this will change in the future. The Five Fields is set in Blacklands Terrace a quiet little street of the Kings Road in Chelsea. Here you will enter to a beautiful cosy dining room and enjoy a fabulous lunch / dinner with amazing food , great wine and excellent friendly service. So now to our latest visit where on entering we received a warm welcome back from manager Jason before he escorted us to our table. This was followed by a complimentary glass of Charles Heidsieck 2006 Blanc des Millenaires champagne poured by Agnieszka who I definitely consider to be one of the top sommeliers in the country. We would enjoy the champagne along with some fabulous Canapés. The first was Salmon in a tomato tuille along with a Foie Gras parfait and finally a Celeriac Consommé. Now it was time to look at the menu which for lunch is a seven course tasting menu with an optional extra cheese course. Once decided that the menu looked amazing and nothing needed to be adjusted we needed to choose some wine. On discussion with sommelier Agnieszka we went for her highly recommended Domaine Duroche 2015 Pinot Noir from Burgundy. This wine was light and fruity that was an absolutely perfect pairing with the majority of the menu. We now moved onto the second course of Beetroot executed perfectly in two different ways. You started with the Red Beetroot with dill and smoked eel before refreshing your palate with the White Beetroot , creme fraiche and oyster. This was followed by the Brassicas which was a stunning Roasted Scallop with cured turnips followed by a Red Cabbage mousse and crispy kale. The flavour combinations of each dish were simply sublime. What was to follow next would literally blow us away. This was an absolutely fantastic Jerusalem Artichoke with sunflower seeds and oxtail a definite highlight of the day. Now it was time for the main course of Fallow Deer with swede and meadowsweet a dish worthy of being the main dish in any establishment. We then decided to have the additional extra Cheese Course accompanied by a glass of port. There was a selection of three cheeses along with bread , crackers , celery , pickled walnuts , honeycomb , pear chutney and a surprise to us in cumin fudge that was actually a delightful pairing with the goat’s cheese. Now we moved on to dessert which started with a fabulous and refreshing Blood Orange Sorbet with buttermilk before the main dessert a Rhubarb Tartare with jasmine cream. This was paired delightfully with a glass of Rathfinny sparkling rose wine and for me a 2016 Jurancon sweet wine courtesy of sommelier Agnieszka which was a fantastic gesture on her part. We finished with tea , coffee and petit fours to bring to an end an outstanding lunch. The food created by chefs Taylor , Marguerite and the team was simply amazing. The service led by manager Jason , Sandra and Michaela was impeccable. The wine pairings from Agnieszka were just perfect. This is why I would highly recommend a visit to this fabulous restaurant and personally can’t wait to return again myself in the near future. Thank You Taylor , Marguerite , Jason and all the team for a fantastic dining experience and look forward to seeing you all again soon."

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David C
Better even than we expected Ambience perf...
Reviewed 4 months, 14 days ago

"Better even than we expected Ambience perfect; quiet but not morgue like"

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Haydn P
Without doubt, our favourite restaurant. Fo...
Reviewed 5 months, 5 days ago

"Without doubt, our favourite restaurant. Food, service and ambiance are all outstanding and never fail to delight. The food is innovative, absolutely delicious and each course is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate."

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Paul F
Almost perfect experience Another in my foo...
Reviewed 7 months, 7 days ago

"Almost perfect experience Another in my food pilgrimage. It’s quite a small venue but superbly organised and presented. Staff are very good at what they do! The taster menu was superb, hard to list a star dish as all were quite superb. The venison and the lemon curd ice cream courses stood out! I had a slight faux pas when I spilt a course and they cleared it up very efficiently. Toilets beautifully clean Slightly sad not to get the chance to meet chef, as is my joy, not sure the reason was credible but hey ho! Met some amazing chefs in my time."

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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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