Stanley's

4.6
154 reviews
£25 and under
British
A secret garden in the heart of Chelsea
Inspired by the English country garden, to those who know it, Stanley’s is Chelsea’s best kept secret. A hidden oasis of serenity, tucked away just off the King’s Road. A comfortable place to eat and drink - offering comfort, laughter and relaxation all year round.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 154 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back here. Love the new winter menu. The courtyard is fabulous!!! See you soon stanleys...

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

To say the food was sub-par would be an understatement.

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Alice
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fabulous setting and attentive staff - what more could you want?!! I will be back post lockdown in December for more!

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Bani2eat
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outside was well done and felt safe. People furthest from heaters were a little cold but generally very well done. Food and chef excellent 😊

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ChrissyF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanleys is fantastic. We went to celebrate my dad's birthday in a group of 6 outside. They offered us blankets which was very kind. The atmosphere is fab and the food incredible. For a place that has been open only a few months with lockdown i was incredibly impressed with everything.

Would absolutely go back!

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vipmandy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Slightly overpriced but lovely setting

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SophieTL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outside dining in London! Delicious food and great service.

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Sophie
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Stanley's are not serving a brunch menu anymore - but didn't inform me that before booking or after booking, despite still advertising it on their website. The waiter rolled his eyes multiple times during the short period we were there. It's a lovely setting and was really well set-up for the Covid restrictions but the menu is really disappointing and the staff not very friendly.

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DEPOTLUXURY
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE, FOOD EXCELLENT, FOOD PRESENTATION, EXCELLENT SERVICE.

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Elou
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, clean location that felt safe and well distanced from other customers.
Most important factor was how delicious the food was, I strongly recommend to everyone to go eat there ASAP

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NickyN
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Really nice venue, and the food was good, although the 'small' plates really were very small - it felt a little as though they were trying to make as much margin as possible by giving you as little as they could get away with.
The main courses looked good, but we would have loved to have seen another meat option.
Other than that, it was all good, and the staff were attentive and engaged.
We hope to be back soon, Covid permitting. Hoping that perhaps the small plates could be made a tiny bit bigger?

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JulietteP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with my friend. The venue is amazing and the food excellent, I took the ribeye which was so tender and perfectly cook. Will come back for sure.

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Lily
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were very disappointed that it wasn’t clear when we made the booking that food service stopped at the time we booked for. When we booked there were numerous time slots available with no indication that there would be no food service. It was impossible to order as the waiter kept saying they would come to us and didn’t, to the point we had to wave and vie for attention. We were also made to feel stupid when we were told we couldn’t order, as if we were in the wrong. Overall a very underwhelming and disappointing experience.

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vipRoBh
London
35 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food & ambience. Venison doughnuts in particular were delicious. The white flowers decor was beautiful for autumn. Since it’s mainly an outdoors restaurant, it can get a little cold but they have good cover and overhead heaters and blankets. Probably adding a few more standing heaters may help make the place more cosy!

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Ceuacd
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to meet friends outdoors. It’s warm, the environment is very comfortable and the food is just delightful. The small plates are smashing. Service is friendly and efficient. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous new place divine food and service went twice in. A week xxx

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RogerW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each had 2 starters & a pudding. Fantastic . So different & delicious.

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Barbs215
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mu husband and I had a very nice lunch inside. I had the scallop special which was wonderful. Food and service were just fine. it was very quiet inside but I am sure that the garden was a bit noisier. All in all, great experience and we are looking forward to returning. Booking on weekends is a bit difficult as it popular with the outside seating.

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vippatricia63
Berkshire
38 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely spot in Chelsea. We needed a new venue and Stanley’s hit the mark. Outdoor covered space plus indoor. Fantastic food with great variety of sharing plates. Lovely staff and management. I wish them well. Have just booked again for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely staff. Great atmosphere.10/10 👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service. Unfortunately they allow smoking so ambience ruined by pungent cigar smoke.

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bjan09
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice outdoor place but food isn’t great and expensive for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor menu (unless you like fish). No brunch menu available (we were seated at midday). Staff were very casual about wearing masks correctly. Wouldn’t go back.

Stanley's
Responded on 31 October 2020

I'm very sorry to hear about your experience at Stanley's, We have some fantastic fish suppliers and we love to highlight the quality of their products, but even so only 30% of our savoury dishes are fish or shellfish based. I apologise too that you were disappointed by the lack of brunch, but sadly we do not serve brunch in the winter anymore and we have a sterling lunch menu on offer. Please do contact me at bookings@stanleyschelsea.co.uk if you have any further comments. Kind regards, James.

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ML18
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor terrace and delicious food. Great ambience

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JollyBoat
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I found the atmosphere at Stanley’s to be very lively but the staff were struggling to control the young somewhat less than sober diners from wondering around mask less. It appears the new eating outside has just allowed smokers to chain smoke regardless the next table are dining.
In all, not a great experience. Too many young, loud, pleased to hear their own voices, disrespectful clientele. Didn’t really do Stanley’s any favours. Food was good but all tasted slightly smokey!!
Sorry, but I couldn’t recommend.

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vipIanP
London
25 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and brilliant service plus heated outdoor dining - however staff need to sort their face masks to properly cover noses and mouths

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Grigrisou
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Lovely surrounding but too close to rather noisy table not enough distances
Excellent and attentive service
Slightly disappointing crab on brown bun as rather dry and no dressing bun bit chewy
Delicious crispy prawns

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redned
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for lunch with 3 girlfriends. We sat under the new canopy outside with the heaters and were extremely warm. The food was utterly divine and the service fantastic. We could not find fault with anything, and cannot wait to come again.

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Bella
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing, innovative food with excellent service.

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AlexB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous; service excellent and very friendly; decor has been done beautifully and lends a great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food

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vipAnV1
London
32 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s a lovely restaurant however we were very disappointed and dissatisfied with the fact that they only do a very small brunch menu for Sunday lunch . When I booked this restaurant via open table there wasn’t mentioned anywhere that we can only have brunch on Sunday, neither Stanley’s own website mentions this either.
In the end we only had some eggs and desserts, hugely unacceptable for Sunday lunch !!!

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MilaD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing place and high quality food. I will come back definitely in near future. I strongly recommend this place to everyone who wants to enjoy in great atmosphere.

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SophieTL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic place with delicious food and a great vibe

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Very limited menu , 4 main courses with 2 of them salads! and not special or delicious salads at all.

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AmyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely ambience and great food. Waiters were extremely attentive and polite. Lovely to be able to sit outside in a courtyard in the colder months too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, staff and atmosphere. Best new restaurant in Chelsea.

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ClarindaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very relaxed and enjoyable

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are helpful, thoughtful and extremely polite. The food at Stanley’s is fabulous and well worth a visit. The outside are is large and extremely comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Great service. We will be back.

FAQs

Stanley's is rated 4.6 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.