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Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomskitchen.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 349 0202
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 12:15pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6pm-10:30pm (last orders)
    Saturday - Sunday: 6pm-9:30pm (last orders)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Modern European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea offers two gorgeous areas that are available for private hire. Accommodating from 10 to 40 guests for seated dinners, and up to 65 guests for standing receptions, the spaces offer great venues for a range of events, from birthdays to anniversaries, press launches to wedding receptions, corporate events to cocktail parties – even kid’s parties (Monday to Friday only). The brasserie is also available for private hire.
    The private dining room has a maximum capacity of 22 seated around a long table, and is available for pre- and after dinner drinks. It also includes a projector and screen for meetings, plus fresh flowers, candles and place cards if required.
    The first floor dining area has a maximum capacity of 40 seated and 65 standing, and has its own bar.
    For more information call 020 7349 0202 or email events.chelsea@tomskitchen.co.uk.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Underground: South Kensington, Sloane Square
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking on Cale Street:
    On-street parking in residents-only permit holders bays.
    Parking is permitted Monday - Saturday on a single yellow line after 6:30pm.
    Parking is permitted on a single yellow line at any time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
    The nearest pay and display car park is on Sloane Avenue, about a 5 minute walk away.
A word from Tom's Kitchen
Tom’s Kitchen is a modern British twist on a French brasserie. While brasserie means comfort food – there is Caesar salad and steak tartare, fish pie and macaroni cheese (with a grating of truffle), Tom’s Kitchen also puts its well-executed spin on other dishes such as hand-dived baked scallops with chorizo, and duck confit. Desserts are no less exciting - and comforting, from milk chocolate mousse profiteroles to espresso crème brûlée.
Tom’s Kitchen believes in making the most of the seasons, so the menu changes accordingly, bringing the best each month has to offer.
Breakfast is big at Tom’s Kitchen - voted Best Breakfast in London by Time Out. As well as The Full English, dishes include eggs royale with smoked salmon, crisp Belgian waffles with caramelized apples, cinnamon cream and maple syrup, plus homemade granola with mixed berries and Greek yoghurt.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBrunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Firstly be prepared for a noisy restaurant. Although small it is hectic with an open kitchen and what seems like far higher levels of noise than one might expect from the number of covers. My wife had a cocktail to start which she found delicious. We opted for the snacks rather than starters and had excellent smoked mackerel pate,red pepper humous which was insipid, some average bread and a bowl of inspired nuts. The main was the let down. Both opting for the fish and chips it was served on a square bread board with crushed peas, a completely flavourless tartare sauce, a completely flavourless piece of fish (I forget the variety) and some rather nice chips. Eton mess and apricot tart just about saved the day. Overall - indifferent."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "4 of us had brunch here on Saturday and found the service poor. Despite being one of only three tables that were occupied we still faced a lengthy wait to order, ordering was difficult as the waiter was unfamiliar with the menu and then three of our meals arrived but the fourth was left with just a side of mushrooms and no main dish. The good was lovely but again we waited ages for the bill while the staff stood at the bar chatting to each other. We were going to complain as we left but the manager was occupied listening to a complaint from another diner at the front door!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "This is maybe my 5 or 6th visit to Tom's Kitchen. It is a bustling restaurant with high energy and pretty good food. This time we ordered champagne... but as it was not chilled switched our order to a chablis. The waitperson brought us instead a sauvignon blanc.. argued re the type of wine.. (the wine was called Ch______) then opened the bottle and served it to us."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Husband couldn't even cope with looking at the menu as we were pounced upon by staff as soon as we had sat down virtually on top of next table. As we were on holiday we thought we may go as restaurant near our accommodation. We eat out a lot and enjoy dining in London. This was average meal compared to others including pubs. All the food was tasty but nothing special. We did enjoy the gloating islands pudding. We felt rushed. Yes it was all well cooked but we enjoyed Geals and The Phene more."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Poor service, in attentive staff, pedestrian food, very noisy could not recommend"
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "This place is overrated for breakfast. There is nothing special with the food and it's not cheap. While loads of staff who seem to be hanging around, they kept forgetting the basics, eg butter on the table for toast and filling glasses with tap water when asked. I thought this place won an award for best breakfast - it must have been the only entrant. Nothing special at all."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "Stupidly didn't check menus before going, as got shocked to see this restaurant serves foie gras. The restaurant is trying to give an image of using seasonal local produce and caring where food comes from, quote website: "where the emphasis is on where the food comes from and how it is grown. "Tom’s Kitchen takes responsibility for the sustainability and integrity of food – a philosophy that guides their principles today" Really? Saddens me greatly to see such an establishment still supports such barbaric farming methods as force feeding ducks!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "We had a table booked for Saturday Night, when we arrived we were seated upstairs. We thought that being London the place would be buzzing, how wrong was I, by the time we had finished our main course we were practically the only people left. Our drinks took an eternity to come, one of the starters was cold although my starter was nice (Foie Gras). The main courses were ok, nothing to shout about. The dessert was the highlight which is saying something. Anyway I certainly wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend it to any friends. I was going to ask for the service to be removed at the end but couldn't be bothered with the hassle. As we left the waiter apologised for the slow service which was ironic as we were the only people left to serve!"
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "A good looking place and yet a very good service; it's not necessary to spend a little fortune eating out in London; I really don't know if I keep my mouth shut and stop spreading the news (to avoid crowds in the future)or if I tell the truth..."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere was nice, but the service disappointing. The waiter who served us was not very friendly and while he was fairly prompt, he didn't smile once. I appreciated his efficiency with our brunch orders, but for the price of the dishes I was expecting service with a smile. The relaxing ambiance was also slightly disrupted by screaming children, which I understand can't really be helped, but is worth bearing in mind when making a weekend brunch booking."
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "His bistro is the perfect mix between casual eating and great food. The fish was outstanding and the quality just great."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "The wild mushroom pasta was allright but an arrogant french server spoiled the dinner."
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "The slowed cooked lamb was fantastic. The beef patty is a little too dry in the burger. Service was perfect except that the layout is more for communal dining. Would certainly recommend this restaurant for casual family gathering."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "Lovely pre theatre lunch. Great food and service. Very pleasant surroundings."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "We booked at Tom's Kitchen after having heard so many positive reviews about the food, the ingredients and style. I can confirm that the menu offers a wide choice for vegetarians, meat lovers and fish lovers. The reputation of the restaurant is well deserved. The staff is extremely friendly and service oriented, eager to help and satisfy customers. We tried the catch of the day marinated with lemon and vegetables. It was delicious. The food was cooked at the right temperature, served nicely with a mix of flavours to offer balance.The portions, however, were on the small side. The dessert was delicious-profiteroles filled with chocolate mouse and covered in rich dark chocolate."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "De passage à Londres, nous avions les bons commentaires sur cette enseigne sur le site de Tripadvisor. Nous avons réservé, via le net, pour un dimanche soir. Très bon accueil notamment par un jeune français qui venait de démarrer dans le job depuis 10 jours. Bon rapport qualité prix et produits fait maison. Nous recommandons cette adresse connue autant par les locaux que les touristes"
    dined on 08/06/2014
  • "We had a great dinner. The food, the service, the wine, everything was wonderful. We hope to return in the future."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "My second time here, last time was a lovely informal meal and so recommended it to some friends and returned as a foursome. Restaurant was too hot, and the two expensive bottles of red wine we ordered were way too hot as they'd been left out rather than in a wine fridge, so we had to get ice buckets to cool them down. My cocktail arrived with a half rotten strawberry on the glass, which was pretty unappealing. Staff were nice and friendly but didn't seem to understand that this wasn't really good enough. Food was decent (lovely pork belly main), but overall it was a disappointing and expensive experience (more than £100 per head) and I'm afraid I wish we'd gone somewhere else. "
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Foie gras with egg and bacon was divine! The whole evening was great. Service was friendly French non-stuffy. tell-it-how-it-is!"
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "Had dinner at bar as was solo traveller. Outstanding food , wine , service and ambience. Fresh spring ingredients sourced locally... Asparagus, lamb . Would highly recommend and hope to return"
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "Toms Kitchen is one of my favourite places to dine in London. The quality of the food is always first class and never disappointing. The sharing Baked Alaska is like no other dessert! "
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, crab cakes were light ans tasty, steak was perfectly cooked although the chips were underdone which was very disappointing and the choclate tart was a little boring. Service was attentive without smothering. Would go back."
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "It's a lovely atmosphere there, the food quality is quite good, but I wouldn't advise to go there for dinner or special occasions, it's more appropriate for lunch or breakfast."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "I took my son (13) here for breakfast as a treat. He had the waffles which were amazing, so light. The food is lovely, ambience brilliant and everyone was welcoming and friendly. "
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "We selected Tom's Kitchen based on other reviews and were not disappointed. Overall, the food was very good (the chicken schnitzel was a little overdone), wine also good, and the baked Alaska was fun & tasty. It is rather noisy since there are quite a few tables in a small place - we didn't mind, but probably not the best choice if you're looking for a quiet atmosphere. The service was excellent despite being very busy, everyone was attentive and took care that orders were received on time."
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "Food was great, fresh ingredients. Good broad menu. Casual dining. Relaxed atmosphere. Good wine choices including 500ml carafes which is handy for two people sometimes. Tables for two are very close together. Not much nearby if you're looking for drinks before or after, just one pub. "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Enjoyed the meal and had very good service from a very nice young Italian waitress, casual vibe to the restaurant with a bistro feel so need for major dressing up. The food was excellent and there was a great choice, it was also presented very well. I do have a couple of little niggles, the chairs are not that comfy One personal annoyance on the bill is the "optional" £11.00 added for a tip, I think that adding it to the bill and then calling it optional means that the onus/pressure is then on you to object which is not great. I would much rather be left to tip at my own judgement. One tip what looks like the entrance at first isn't its the door to the left. "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "We had been looking forward to this special dinner and had only read good reviews so our expectations were quite high. Our table was booked for 6.30pm so we realised it was quite early but on arrival we were sat upstairs which only had one other table occupied (which we were placed right next to). The ambience was poor. The starter was excellent. I ordered fishpiefor main which I was clearly told had pastry on it so I ordered a side of mashed potato. When it came it was mash potato throughout and no sign of pastry. I sent the mash back! The waiter then argued with me about it containing mash and declared that most diners like this dish?! You would expect, when paying the amount charged, that the waiters would know the menu. Disappointed."
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "We arrived for our table and there was a lot of looking at the computer screen and talking to each other discussing where to sit us two people behind us asked their name and seated ahead of us then we where taken to our table. Service was ok but not totaly efficient in appearance."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "For years we'd heard about Tom's Kitchen but only recently committed to trying it. The food was very, very good. I had crab cake to start and my wife had chicken liver parfait. We both had spring lamb for the main course. Desserts were the profiteroles and passion fruit cheesecake. Throw in a glass of champagne, two Chelsea Garden cocktails, some still water and tea, you have a lunch bill for £141.00, which compared to other London venues that offer food of a lesser experience is relatively good value. I know that this is a place we'll keep coming back to. The only non-positive comment I can make is that the tables are very close together, and I understand why when you want to get as many covers as possible in this gem of a place."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "We found the venue very noisy and apparently so did the waiting staff. We requested one portion of bread with two specified dips and received two with the wrong dips. Our main courses then arrived with both meals either not as ordered or in my case a completely different meal to the one I had ordered. The dessert was thankfully very enjoyable, but overall it was a thoroughly disappointing and overpriced meal."
    dined on 21/05/2014
  • "Food was excellent and staff were very helpful and friendly. However, a little disappointed that every course I ordered had sold out. We also arrived early as requested on their website and was turned away as there was no space at the bar due to people eating at the bar. I appreciate it was busy due to the flower show but we had especially chosen this restaurant for the special flower show menu, unfortunately most courses on this had sold out before we ordered. On the whole fabulous food and staff "
    dined on 20/05/2014
  • "In my online booking made 3/4 weeks beforehand I had asked if the table could be for 7 not 6; the night before the booking I was called to say this might be a problem - apparently they only get the online 'notes' the day before the booking? I was not happy and she did manage to find the space, upstairs and that is perhaps the problem. We were on time. We were hardly welcomed to our table. It took ages for our drinks order to be taken and for drinks to be delivered. And similarly for our food order to be taken and for the food to be delivered. When my friend politely inquired about the food (we had been sitting for an hour at this stage) she was told 'you should see the number of food orders we have'! The food was excellent but service poor."
    dined on 20/05/2014
  • "Truly fantastic food full of complex flavours and visually stunning-great service,decor and ambience too."
    dined on 20/05/2014
  • "Had expected more of a twist on standard fare. Starters were competent , my main course was very good (rabbit casserole ) whilst the macaroni cheese chosen by my wife was disappointing and stodgy. My prune and Armagnac dessert was excellent. The service was enthusiastic but spotty. Good interior space but very loud and boomy."
    dined on 20/05/2014
  • "Excellent food, in particular the zingy taste of the scallops and leeks. Service friendly and attentive, but sometimes forgetful (we had to remind waiters for drinks long after they were ordered). Lively, iniformal atmosphere. Would certainly recommend and return."
    dined on 19/05/2014
  • "Great restaurant, fantastic food. Well worth a visit."
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "we went for Saturday breakfast. All tables fully booked. The atmosphere was bubbling and the staff very friendly and attentive. The museli was absolutely beautiful and the ful English the best we have had. Highly recommend."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "We go here quite often and we know everything is fine. Although this time the service was slow and the food took ages to come out. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "Recently visited the Chelsea restaurant for dinner. The food/wine was excellent as was the service, would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great evening on a special occasion or date. "
    dined on 08/05/2014