Tom Aikens has relaunched the flagship site for his Tom’s Kitchen group of casual brasseries. The restaurant on Chelsea’s Cale Street has undergone an extensive refurbishment, as well as the introduction of a new menu offering seasonal British small plates.
Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea first opened in 2006 serving comfort food classics, now 12 years on it has a new sharing-style menu that makes the most of home-grown produce like asparagus, rhubarb, mushrooms and game. On the menu: Beef tartare with black garlic aioli, new season turnips and puffed rice and Salt baked heritage carrots, strained yoghurt and carrot top pesto, will sit alongside larger sharing dishes including Scallops with Fruit Pig black pudding and peas and Spatchcock Norfolk quail with peanut sauce and pickled sweet cucumber relish.
Those looking for the comfort food dishes and Tom’s Kitchen classics will not be disappointed. Dishes include: Fish pie with cider, leeks and parsley crumb; Chicken schnitzel with violet artichoke salad and parmesan; and Seven-hour slow cooked shoulder of lamb with mashed potato and balsamic onions.
The restaurant occupies a beautiful, three storey Chelsea townhouse (the former site of The Blenheim pub) which has undergone a serious refurb with a new bar, window seating, rejuvenated ground and first floor dining rooms, and two stylish private dining rooms on the top floor.