Bandol

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French
Located in the heart of Chelsea, Bandol is the second restaurant venture from the founders of Margaux, South Kensington.




Inspired by the flavours and colours of South of France, Bandol brings Nicoise and Provencale sharing dishes to London with fresh, simple ingredients at heart, paired with carefully selected wines from the region.

Private Dining

Bandol restaurant is available for hire, with space for 35 seated or 75 standing guests. Located in the heart of Chelsea, Bandol is inspired by the flavours of the South of France, bringing together Nicoise and Provencal, paired with carefully selected wines from the region.

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Special Offers

Set dinner: Complimentary Prosecco/Bellini/Kir Royal 2 courses £29

From a set menu 3 courses £35.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 2 September 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-19:00

What 273 People Are Saying
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S
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and food. Will definitely be back!

J
Munich
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great to share. Very friendly staff - always a great choice.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a weekday and it was nicely cosy and private. A great decor, Food and service were impeccable too!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. It was my first visit to Bandolim and I absolutely loved it. In fact, me & my other 5 friends. The food was exceptional (starter, main, dessert), really nice service and the atmosphere is just perfect. I’m definitely coming back! Great value for money.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’d not been to Bandol for over a year and our dining experience exceeded our expectations. The food, atmosphere and service were all amazing, and the staff were very accommodating with my husband’s allergies - it was a bonus for them to take them seriously and not assume his allergies were a Chelsea dietary fad.

Can’t wait to go back!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Staff were nice. Food was barely warm. Time to get a new chef

LW
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, attentive staff. Great all round

MB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent. Decided on ordering off the menu instead of the price fixe but either would have been lovely
The waiter suggested a fabulous bottle of French wine and we got a nice show with the chocolate bombe. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

MH
New Zealand
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot! New favourite spot in Chelsea.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

GreAt food great ambience service was not 5

LL
London
161 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were not offered the cheapest set kunch option but asked for it and got the menus. £15 for 2 courses good value but food just okay. I’m guessing a la carte options are much nicer.
Lovely looking room with good air con and I liked the bar area.

DH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Bandol. The sharing plates to start with are lovely and there is always something there for everyone.
Delicious Bandol wine to wash it down with too!

PF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great for a work team dinner.
Service was great - friendly waiter.
Food was very good.
Love the decoration, restaurant layout and ambience.

G
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always the same great standard of food! Very attentive staff that are always so friendly. Perfect place for groups (especially at the back) wonderful for dates towards the front.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic! Love the seafood dishes there!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table to celebrate the arrival of my cousin in London, who has impeccable taste in food living in New York City. The atmosphere was great as we reserved the private room in the back. We ordered some amuse buche and appetizers to share. You can’t go wrong with anything but our stand outs were the black ink risotto, the octopus, the olive tapenade and the asparagus. Then we each ordered a main course, and everyone was thrilled with their dish. We had the filet of sea bass and mussels and the “no-sotto” was outstanding! We ordered wine for the table and the manager walked us through the entire selection to help us choose the perfect pairing for our meal. The service was incredible, fast and everyone made us feel right at home. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to enjoy delicious food and an unforgettable experience.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and Food! Highly recommended for any occasion

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent cooking from South of France. Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value and incredible food - amazing wine list too - worth every penny!

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very friendly stuff. They help me charge my phone.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Idéal pour une occasion spéciale comme un enterrement de vie de jeune fille!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit after friends from that area recommended it.
Food and service were great and we found a cosy atmosphere!

k
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really pleasant meal and very nice place that has interesting menu. It is French so onion is everywhere even if not listed.

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous evening celebrating a birthday ...sat in one of the small rooms .....amazing service and fabulous food! looking forward to visiting again.

M
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lovely lovely place. We had a wonderful meal, staff top notch professional and unobtrusive, spot on service. We really loved octopus appetiser and the duck leg confit with Asian salad. Room design and overall ambience is super cool. What a gem in Chelsea neighbourhood!

JC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant looks lovely with a very nice fit out.
The food was very average though. The service was pleasant but the vibe of the restaurant was a little off putting.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food& drink, beautiful decor. Just a little rowdy and loud from the nearby group, and the music was too loud so talking was difficult, despite having our own little cubicle!
Also, the service was a little slow.
The food more than made up for it though!

PA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service on point and not too oppressing. Food has a french and Italian modern twist and is outstanding, in my opinion.

Room is very charming, modern, cozy and romantic!

5*!!! Go and enjoy....

Paola

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, lovely atmosfere and attentive service. I will come back for sure!

WR
London
80 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely ambience, food is quite Italian over French, but Very tasty. Ask for a booth table.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

From the shared platters aubergines were fantastic as well the crispy duck in the mains. Good size portions in the mains

CC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very charming and intimate venue, beautiful cooper bar (great cocktails!) and a big olive tree in the main room.
The food was really good especially the duck and the lavender creme brûlée.
We had a bit of a miss understanding with our order and ended up having to wait for one of our main courses but the staff was excellent in solving the issue and we eventually enjoyed our dinner throughout the evening.
Good wine selection too.
Amazing pissaladiere as amuse bouche !!
Only downside : the main room and tables are a little too dark in my opinion!

CE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The amount of times that the server pressured us for wine was at least 5 to 6. The food was subpar. Nothing mind blowing and covered in olive oil. Don’t order the fois gras - it was chewy.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in the area. The food is really good and service great. Very pleasant place with great decoration. A bit expensive but it comes with the quality of the food and the armosphere. Warmly recommended

VT
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and the staff are professional, friendly, and attentive. The restaurant has a lovely interior and comfortable ambiance. The ratatouille is excellent as was the grilled octopus. My only disappointment was that we went for the brunch but because it was Mother's Day they suspended that part of the menu. Otherwise, a truly lovely experience.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not sure .
I had seared scallops with Jerusalem artichoke purée . The scallops were a bit crispy and I think there was sand in them, the waiter very sure about himself tried to convince me that it was the artichoke . But having tasted the purée and the scallops separately I know the scallops were definitely sandy.
Otherwise good food and good deserts

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night with good food and superb service

JR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation via OpenTable, only to turn up at the restaurant (on time) and be told that the kitchen was now closed. When I pointed out that I did in fact have a reservation and they then confirmed that was the case, they were incredibly apologetic and bent over backwards to provide us with a full meal, even to the extent of offering us a free glass of wine. Other restaurants would have simply shrugged their shoulders. So full marks to Bandol. They dealt with the situation incredibly well and I will certainly be returning. (The manager admitted that they had simply forgotten to close off bookings after a certain time from OpenTable)

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, nice service and really good food. Atmosphere also great,

P
London
38 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent small French restaurant, had a very fine birthday dinner for my wife. Every course was delicious, good value for Chelsea as well.

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