Elystan Street

“Sophisticated informal dining Chelsea style” - AA Inspector



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An expansive, light-flooded space with chairs in two colours at bare-topped tables is the location for Phil Howard's Chelsea operation, a sophisticated take on informal contemporary eating. His cooking, as befits his many years at The Square, displays a level of fine-tuned attention to detail in every element of a dish, from the parsley linguine with brown shrimp, shallot and shellfish bisque to the creamy parmesan polenta and sharply soused red onion that accompany delicious home-made venison, lardo and green peppercorn sausage. To finish, the Brillat-Savarin cheesecake is already legendary, its blood orange sauce, Aleppo chilli and poppy seeds adding a balancing tang.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Elystan Street
43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, LONDON, SW3 3NT


  • Seats: 64
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 6
  • Wines over £30: 200
  • Wines by the glass: 16
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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