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The original and much-acclaimed Chucs Restaurant and Café, specialising in flavours of the Italian Riviera and Mediterranean.

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Chucs Dover Street Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Chucs Dover Street Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Chucs Dover Street restaurant.
Michael E
Needs to dress the tables for lunch as they...
Reviewed 6 months, 19 days ago

"Needs to dress the tables for lunch as they do for dinner also wine list entry levels far too high"

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Summary

These retro-glam cafés are mostly located in-store, but the portfolio now also boasts the “beautiful building by the Serpentine Sackler Gallery” designed by Zaha Hadid. Perhaps because their price-tag is not exactly ‘bargain basement’, feedback is somewhat limited, but there’s a fairly clear picture of chic Italian dishes that, while “good and tasty”, can seem “nothing special” given the Monte Carlo-esque bill. Any such caveats do not seem to be getting in the way of the chain’s ongoing expansion however, most recently into Kensington.

£85
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“A chic take on Italian cooking” makes these in-store deluxe cafés– a popular option “for a quiet and unassuming” (but fairly loaded) Mayfair, Notting Hill and Chelsea clientele, who often choose it for business. The sceptical view is that it’s “perfectly nice, but why all the fuss – should they stick to frocks?” They must be doing something right though, with new branches this year in Harrods and – most notably – their takeover of Zaha Hadid’s magnificent restaurant space (formerly The Magazine, RIP) at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

£82
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owned by an Italian luxury brand of ‘resort’ wear, these “cozy and calm” cafés adjoining shops in Mayfair and Chelsea aim to inspire the yachtie life of the Riviera in the 1960s. There’s “excellent service and solid food”, although some reporters favour breakfast over lunch.

£82
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Spin-offs from the up-and-coming luxury menswear brand (inspired by Ian Fleming’s look in the ’50s and ’60s) – this new duo of comfortable, clubbable cafés brings a hint of St Tropez (its third branch) to Mayfair and – now also – Notting Hill. Both serve “solid, classic Italian food”: the former is a “tiny”, “very intimate” space next to the boutique, the latter (on the ground floor below the shop, with outside terrace) is more “buzzing” and “ladies-who-lunch” in style. Notably “impeccable service” at both locations.

£66
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Opening hours
Monday7:30 am-11:30 pm
Tuesday7:30 am-11:30 pm
Wednesday7:30 am-11:30 pm
Thursday7:30 am-11:30 pm
Friday7:30 am-11:30 pm
Saturday9:30 am-12 am
Sunday11 am-4:30 pm

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