From the team behind Goodmans and Burger & Lobster, a quiet opening in Chelsea (not something we say often); on the former corner site of Kiru (RIP), a neighbourhood Italian with Mediterranean slant and focus on seafood.
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“Hopping Chelsea local” (overlooking Chelsea Green), whose owners George Bukhov-Weinstein and Ilya Demichev also play a part in other casual luxury brands such as Beast and Burger & Lobster. Here, a vaguely Alpine interior hosts an offering whose menu incorporates a raw bar and pastas, plus prime steaks and fish grills sold by the 100g. Results are generally good, but whether they represent fair value is debated (“such an exceptional bill should not be presented to anyone with a weak heart…”)
The casually luxurious DNA of Goodmans and Burger & Lobster is evident at this two-year-old venture (opened in December 2019), overlooking Chelsea Green. What is essentially a surf ’n’ turf menu with seafood and USDA steaks sold by the 100g is bolstered by Italian dishes and pasta, all served in an elegant, vaguely Alpine setting, complete with fire pit and wooden ceiling. For the most part reports are all good – “a very welcome addition” – but, on the downside, ratings are dragged down by the fact that it’s “soooo expensive”.
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|Wine per bottle||£45.00|
2 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NS
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|