Harden's says

From the team behind Caravan, Vardo (the name comes from Romany travelling wagons) opened in September 2019 in a purpose-built new building in Duke of York Square, with a public roof garden and the UK’s first fully retractable glass wall. The food is globally-inspired using top British ingredients.

survey result

Summary

£25
    £
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Looking a bit like a spaceship that’s beamed down next to the old Duke of York barracks, this “buzzy” and architecturally stunning all-day café – cylindrical and complete with public roof garden and mobile glass wall – opened in late 2019. Run by the team behind Caravan, it exhibits a lot of their DNA, scoring well as a “cheap ’n’ cheerful” option in pricey Chelsea and also for its superb breakfasts and brunches: “the people watching is great, as is the obviously high quality food (unusual, fresh and delicious) and coffee”.

Summary

From the team behind Caravan, this autumn 2019 yearling (the name comes from Romany travelling wagons) occupies a striking, purpose-built, new cylindrical building, on Duke of York Square off the King’s Road, with a public roof garden and a fully retractable glass wall (the UK’s first apparently). The food – described as top British ingredients prepared using ‘low and slow’ cooking techniques – echoes the wild-and-wacky global style of its older stablemates.

Summary

From the team behind Caravan, this autumn 2019 newcomer (the name comes from Romany travelling wagons) is set to open in a striking, purpose-built, new cylindrical building, on Duke of York Square off the King’s Road, with a public roof garden and a fully retractable glass wall (the UK’s first apparently). The food – described as top British ingredients prepared using ‘low and slow’ cooking techniques – looks set to echo the wild-and-wacky global style of its older stablemates.

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Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £25.00 £4.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £2.60
Extras  
Service 10.00%
9 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑10 pm
Tuesday9 am‑10 pm
Wednesday9 am‑11 pm
Thursday9 am‑11 pm
Friday9 am‑12 am
Saturday9 am‑12 am
Sunday9 am‑10 pm

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