Always good for a “delicious brunch”, Bill Granger’s eponymous chain of “buzzy and cool” Antipodean restaurants opens a fourth outpost in Chelsea in June. Tucked away a moment from Sloane Square tube station in Pavilion Road, the Sydney-style restaurant – complete with private dining room and terrace – will bring the same all-day dining (including “the legendary Granger scrambled eggs on sourdough toast”) as its sister sites.
On the menu: Acai bowls, Coconut bread, and bigger breakfast salads of Courgette fritters with halloumi, siyez, kale & zhoug to start; whilst at lunchtime zingy salads such as Warm turmeric spiced chicken, slaw, lime & coconut dressing and Raw tuna & avocado poke with brown rice sing with flavour and sit alongside classics including the Ricotta Hotcakes and ‘Fresh Aussie’ (jasmine tea hot smoked salmon, poached eggs, greens, avocado and cherry tomatoes). Eclectic, colourful plates embracing bold Asian flavours and the memories of Bill’s travels continue at dinner with the ever popular yellow fish curry, spiced butternut squash & cucumber relish (available as a vegan version), as well as small plates and dishes exclusive to the Chelsea restaurant including crab & kohlrabi salad, tarragon and lemon zest, lovage borani, roast summer beans & walnuts, and a dairy-free chocolate pot with fresh turmeric crumb to finish.
Seating up to 100, the Chelsea restaurant is spread over two floors with banquettes, wood-panelled ceilings, marble-topped bar, vintage lights and grey marbled tables inspired by Caffè Greco, leading to a small terrace. Unique to Granger & Co’s Chelsea site is an upstairs private dining room, seating up to 18 guests.