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Adam Handling Chelsea Restaurant

4.6
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128 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary European
Adam Handling Chelsea is an elegant dining space serving contemporary British cuisine in the heart of Chelsea. Created by critically-acclaimed chef Adam Handling, the menu showcases his memorable and distinctive style, as well as a fundamental commitment to using the best seasonal produce in a sustainable way.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 128 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicolaH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a birthday lunch and weren’t disappointed. The food was delicious, the service was great and the restaurant itself is very pretty. The set lunch menu was also fabulous value for money and the maitre de was very accommodating in letting me swap the wine that is included, for a cocktail instead. We will definitely be recommending to our friends and family.

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DennisS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays. The gin cocktail to start was perfect, very classy. Everything was perfect. The food, the staff and the ambience makes this a very place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. The food has such fantastic flavours. Each dish is an absolute joy. Portions are perfect and wine pairings were superb. Definitely going back again soon.

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PedroAnny
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great tasting menu from Adam’s team. We first were thrilled at his cooking in E1 and it was great to eat such creative dishes from each if his locations. His food never disappoints. A lovely place to celebrate a birthday.

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KimH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The tasting menu is well worth it. The lobster in wagyu beef was off the charts

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AnnP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were initially shown to an unsuitable small table. Really meant for two (there were three of us). The starters were amazing. We were them given another knife and fork which we thought were for the main. These were taken away unused as we didn’t realise we could have gone back for more of the starters. I loved my main but my friend thought her pork a little tasteless.

Overall very enjoyable

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location, interior design is beautiful, staff all very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our return visit.

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JonB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited on a Sunday to try the lunch buffet - seriously high quality food all round, very generous with great variety. A la carte main also of the absolute highest standard and perfect portion size. Drinks package surprisingly good value and would recommended taking it. Service as attentive and professional as would be expected at an AH venue. All in pretty much ideal Sunday lunch

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LaurieE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food just as is the case with his other restaurants. Lovely setting too and the service is incredible.
It is pretty expensive which seems stupid to say bearing in mind how great it is, but the wine list in particular is punchy

JC
JayC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The staff were excellent and very attentive. Smoked salmon start was delicious but tiny portion. We both ordered the flat iron steak and couldn’t get the knife through it so sent them back. The staff were excellent in dealing with that and we opted for the fish which was good but again small. We shared a cheese platter which was plentiful for two. Wine was very good but expensive. The bar looks great and the hotel is lovely.

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Russ
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service.

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vipMGJ1
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

his is an absolutely fantastic restaurant- if you like sophisticated, polished kind of places, with grown up, interesting food. (I am a truffle addict- going truffle hunting each year, and I surely got a fix here). Before waxing lyrical let me say that it was also a deeply frustrating experience- EXCRUCIATINGLY SLOW SERVICE, beyond any proportion. We arrived (for a work-dinner, not wanting to linger) at 650. By 710, with our ordered cocktails still not there (one barman, way too many demands) we went to the table, a couple of complaints notwithstanding. 715 or so cocktails showed up. We got the 5 course tasting menu noting they were late and had to wait 30 mins in between courses- painful and weren't done before 10.20pm. This wasnt us indulging. It was the restaurant being SO SLOW! Pity as the service was super professional otherwise (but, what can you do with it?) and the food on the whole memorably good. The chicken skin butter was divine (had way too much of it as we had to eat something while waiting- and thus were over-fed on bread and tasty butter). The snacks were fun and fluffy, the salmon delicate with texture variation, the "mother" interesting (even if not as much), the fish lovely with a very flavourful bisqu-y sauce, the desert light. Oh, how i wish they can fix their service to return.. but- will they? A massive let-down w timing. Perhaps if i were with my better half time would have flown but a minimum of 3.5hours for the small tasting menu is not what i bargained for. Still- great place.

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Rosina
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. The food was superb the restaurant has been refurbished with elegance but still on trend. Can recommend highly enough. Will be going regularly

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PaoloSanvido
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, professional people. Honest price. Nice location

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from start to finish. Even got a birthday card and an extra pudding with a candle at the end. Can not fault it.

MG
MarkG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed. We had been to Frog which was superb and knew this was a different offering. Scallops were luke warm and tough, salted cod was also luke warm and my pork was surprisingly tough. It was as if they were just catering for hotel guests who could not be bothered to go out of the hotel - thus captured audience.
Lovely bottle of wine though recommended by the sommelier.
Will def not be getting a star any time soon and would recommend Frog by far.

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Stonn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue and the flavours of all dishes were stunning

RD
RobinD
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Followed Adam on Masterchef, booked this for my wife's 50th - got the chef's table which was cool. Staff v.attentive but not over bearing. Meal was a delight, wine was lovely. It wasn't so busy so i wonder how things would go when they are? Stayed at Hotel too which was lovely but expensive - food made the difference though. Would definitely recommend.

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vipLexi
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service. Sommelier was very helpful in making us chose the right wine for dinner. Lobster was about 1 minute under cooked but that might be personal taste. Lovely chocolates with the coffee.

Will definitely be returning soon.

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IreneP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal with friendly excellent staff and lovely surroundings. Perfect.

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vipOlgaD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Sunday buffet! Prawns, lobster, crab and then move on to your Sunday roast. The pork belly was delicious and the beef Wellington made to perfection!

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vipBPSresident
Cornwall
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great to see Adam Handling actually in the kitchen on New Year’s Eve, a very pleasant surprise and lovely food as always. That bread is the best ever!

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vipSMfoodie
London
95 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my 3rd or 4th visit to Adam Handling Chelsea, and I was more impressed than I have been on previous occasions. Every one of our courses was good, and the service was excellent. A super evening - thank-you!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Chicken butter was unbelievable. Roasted scallops in bone marrow sauce were also delightful.

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GerryC
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Sunday lunch deal. Staff were lovely and food and wine superb.

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Ursula
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Where do i start...

Booked at 10:45. Arrived on time, was seated nicely. Friendly smiles and nice welcome
Went with the buffet option: 35 pounds
Buffet was removed 10 mins after me being seated, i thought it was being refreshed. Nope, gone. A nice waiter offered to bring me something, got the cheese (looking like its been on the display for a while, a little hard on the edges..)
Many italians amamongst staff, chatting and gathering....after all it is Christmas even for them...
At the start, waiter puts my coat on his shoulder. Weird. Cuttleries never replaced, had to used same knife for jam and salmon.
Boutique hotel with boutique service. Better head to mandarin for service and wolesley for remarkable food. Its also cheaper and better value....

I guess training and fine dining with

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vipChicago
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and hotel. Excellent service, very luxurious and small dining rooms, not noisy. Superb food and an excellent menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

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sparklejenny
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service just perfect - loved it ⭐️⚡️✨

JC
vipJenniferC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

A pleasant experience but too expensive for what it was. Like for like at other restaurants like Texture or one of my old favourites Fera were not as expensive but similar if not better food. I wouldn’t rush back unless I couldn’t get a table elsewhere.

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JohnH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

A lovely location and most things were good, but the service and the some of the food dishes let the restaurant down, especially in view of the price.
We ordered two portions of Pork Belly and whoever prepared this was clearly asleep. I like my pork fat as much as anyone, but a ratio of 80% fat to 20% meet is ridiculous.
The service generally was hurried and appeared disorganised, but when we complained about the pork belly, we became an inconvenience to be pacified as quickly as possible. No empathy was shown. The Manager didn't bother to come over to offer an apology. We were offered a free bottle of wine, but we refused as we had drunk enough already. There was no adjustment to the bill.
Finally, the Chocolate Fondants were a little dry and would have benefitted from some cream or ice cream.

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AndyA
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5