No. Fifty Cheyne

4.6
103 reviews
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Contemporary British
No. Fifty Cheyne is born, rising from the flame grilled embers of the old Cheyne Walk Brasserie. The open-grill specialises in the best of British meats & fishes, with Head Chef: Iain Smith passionate about sourcing the finest seasonal ingredients.
The ruby-red First-Floor Cocktail Bar & elegant Drawing Room that overlooks Albert Bridge, the River Thames and the charming Cheyne Gardens.
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place highly recommended

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, will be back soon

TT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50 Cheyne has been refurbished recently and it’s wonderful. The staff are efficient and helpful. The food is superb.

FL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We love the food and whole experience. The service is enthusiastic is somewhat lacking in experience sometimes. The young waiter was a bit like a puppy longing to please but not always listening to what you were asking for! Definitely be back again.

CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this spot based on the beautiful decor. We loved having afternoon tea here as everything was delicious! The upstairs room was very relaxing, with beautiful ambiance, great view and gorgeous decor. The staff was so kind and made us feel so welcome. I would recommend this to anyone staying in London.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time since the refurbishment, such a nice surprise, heard a lot about it but it was even better than expected, amazing staff, beautiful food, will be back!

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and attentive service. Food and service excellent. Recommend for special occasion

TB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The cuisine was absolutely perfect—perhaps the best steak of my life. The ambiance was absolutely perfect. The service, however, was really rather disjointed, which detracted from the experience overall. We seemed to have been caught in the middle of a vendetta between two servers, one hapless and seemingly quite new, the other sort of supercilious and smug (my partner ordered a Chelsea Ramos and this server simply told him “no,” shook his head, and then brought him a cocktail list, effectively forcing him to order a different cocktail than the one he wants...ostensibly in a move to seem knowledgeable about our tastes, but I don’t know how he could possibly have been this confident in his knowledge of us since we’d never dined there before). The sense that these servers had an issue with each other was palpable, and intensified by multiple little whispered arguments and conversations (with discernibly audible commentary about details related to our table) between wait staff happening constantly in our periphery throughout our entire meal. My partner and I counted no fewer than ten different restaurant staff members who did one thing or another at our table over the course of our meal, all of whom were constantly asking us how things were going. The effect was very distracting and left my partner and I tired out by the end of the meal...we had come to share a romantic meal and enjoy a quiet, intimate conversation amongst ourselves, not to constantly be put in a position where we were asked to validate the waitstaff, assuring them every few minutes that everything was going well/discussing the minutiae of every small aspect of our meal. I genuinely hate having to be this critical, but the unending need to talk to one person or another about the experience we were currently having ruined what would have otherwise been an absolutely perfect evening out. We plan to come back, but we’re going to make a point of requesting not to be seated in the same section.

F
London
70 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit to the refurbished restaurant. We knew it as a more casual brasserie.
Very elegant ,nicely decorated. Restaurant has been extended.
Spacious tables . Comfortable seating.
Not very big menu. Portions a bit on small side
Very friendly staff, good service.
Would recommend & go back

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Max was an excellent host ! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Thank you

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff, amazing food. Love it here

JP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both outstanding. We had drinks at the bar before dinner and they were exceptional. Will definitely return next time I’m in London.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and service was excellent

WH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

i love the Drawing Room upstairs. Fabulous atmosphere. The Whisky Sour's were half the usual size and served in a stemmed glass though?! Service was poor so my guest went down to the bar. The restaurant looked lovely but was definitely more formal in its appearance than a "brasserie" suggests. Food delicious but more formal again. Surprised, given the weather forecast for the last 3 weeks, no cold main courses or delicious warm salad type clever suggestions. It was a heavy menu. It was fine - we enjoyed ourselves but it was more serious, more smart restaurant like than we had anticipated. More expensive.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great venue cocktails were superb

N
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. Wonderful food and faultless service. Will definitely be back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most wonderful birthday dinner - both service and food were absolutely faultless. Staff even picked up on this being a birthday without being told and arranged a delicious celebratory dessert!
The staff made this a truly enjoyable experience for all.
My puppy was also made to feel just as welcome as the humans, greeted with a copper water bowl and the staff showered her with love and treats. A rare find in London!
THANK YOU!! We’ll be back without a doubt!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great staff

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. One of the worst I’ve had. They brought the sides to our main courses 15 mins before the mains. My steak was ordered medium and it was very well done. I wouldn’t go back.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely renovation of an old favorite.
I miss the wood grill and the grilled chicken.

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime food, unstuffy atmosphere and lovely stuff ensured this was a night to remember. OK, so it's not cheap but a reassuringly small menu results in taste hit after hit. The chips are the best I've ever had.

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

Absolutely fabulous moment, amazing service from Alban, incredible food, can’t wait to come back !!

JR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Celebrating my wife's birthday I wanted to take her somewhere new and special. This place sounded great and the location quiet and screened pleasantly from the busy Chelsea Embankment. Slight concern as we approached was the waft of cooking smells from a kitchen griddle. After entering and being graciously received and seated I noticed that a large griddle featured behind the bar.

Interesting menu although the mains seemed to have to involve the griddle. As asparagus featured in both starters and mains we were interested in whether at the end of June they were offering English or South American asparagus. Our enthusiastic waiter assured us that the chef could be relied upon. When pressed he went and asked and told us Peruvian and the menu would be changing next week.

We went for a la carte as it had some interesting dishes.The beef carapaccio was rather overwhelmed with the asparagus sauce that entirely smothered it. The scallop dish was fine but one scallop sliced seemed rather little for a dish over £12.

We went for fish of the day to share at £70. It was cod, nicely enough cooked on the griddle served with asparagus, peas and broadbeans. The asparagus sauce loomed large with this. I enquired after the broadbeans as I couldn't see any. The waiter pointed out two or three on my plate. The chef then came and offered to provide a side dish of broadbeans which we accepted and duly arrived loaded with the thick asparagus sauce.

Wine was by the glass or carafe unless you opted for the 'wine library' which appeared to start at £100 a bottle. We had a pleasant French white.

We were offered some bread half way through our starters, a decent sourdough that had been on the griddle. No amuse bouche here. The waiter said they made the butter on site but we concluded they mixed things in with the butter there. We asked for another serving of bread during our main but the waiter forgot until we had finished that course.

It was okay.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fifth visit! Decio the waiter delivered a wonderful service

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in London

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant service and great food, welldone

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

Cheney walk used to be our favorite restaurant and we were very excited to go back and check out the place after a full refurbishment. We received a warm welcome from the management and the service was excellent. Food, as before, is outstanding and members of stuff are very attentive and accommodating of different diatary requirements. It was a special occasion dinner and we could not have celebrated in a better place!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Even though we booked a late lunch, service was slow. Wine was not poured - worse we were almost left with half a bottle of wine not drunk but left on a shelf nearby.
The food was well executed but key aspects such as the chateaubriand was cold. The side dishes (chips) were served after 5 minutes from the main courses without apology.
A well refurbished set of rooms combined with a lovely location should be a winning combination. However I suspect the endeavour will fail ( even in Chelsea) unless a really good all day manager gets to grips with it quickly.
I really like the brasserie atmosphere but better value and more importantly service by far can be found at Medlar or Eylstan Street. Otherwise you are just competing with the nearby pubs.

B
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant looks lovely after the renovation. The food, service and wine selection was excellent.

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm welcome, helpful staff and a delicious evening in every respect. We’ll be back!

EM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Max our waiter was excellent, food very good and great atmosphere

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, great restaurant.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, stunning venue, best service and exquisite food, relatively busy for a local restaurant on sunday, my new spot !!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent new place with great food and beautiful bar area, felt very sophisticated and upscale.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Lousy service

MJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our first experience at No. Fifty Cheyne was amazing - food, service, table, ambience so we returned in less than 2 weeks to enjoy it again. This second experience was good, but not as amazing. Our starter and main were delicious, but the cheese plate for dessert comprised of very tiny portions of cheese. The service started strong, but became sporadic and slow as the night wore on. We had to ask for bread 3x and the check 3x. Our first timing dining here we had one waiter all night - this time we had many different servers which seemed to create confusion. We will still go back and recommend it as the food is excellent and ambience is fantastic, so we will and give it another go - likely start up issues with the service this night.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect!!

P
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area. Food is fantastic. Will become a regular!

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience, will book again with my friends very soon

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice meal in very nice premises. We felt that everything was extremely good but nothing quite stellar. We’re likely to go again and tell our friends to try No 50.
Our only minus Mark was that the music was rather loud and although it was turned down as soon as we asked, it swiftly reverted to being at least as loud

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