Stanley's

4.6
178 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 178 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Clara
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food and a stunning terrace - perfect.

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vipSoph
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully presented and very charming staff

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Fanny
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.
The atmosphere was very special and made everyone feel protected with the individual screens between diners.

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LisaH
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was good, so was food. Nice ambience. Would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the loveliest places in Chelsea. So Christmasy, great food, music and vibe. Service is first class too

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing Night. Thanks so much Stanley’s!!! See you soon. X

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great afternoon marked it down as the portions were a li

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Georgina
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant and very attentive service. Beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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Dudley
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience at Stanley's was completely outstanding. From the moment we arrived the service was perfection and somebody was always nearby to cater for our every need. We tried lots of different dishes and could not have been more delighted with the quality of food. We would all like to return to Stanley's very soon.

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HenryM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, the food was lovely, the truffle Gnocci was a must!

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Rachel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Outside garden is really pretty and fairly warm, good for outdoor dining

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OeschkaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special evening we all had at stanleys. The food and the service was incredible. Can’t wait for our next visit.x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Stanley’s seems to have gone downhill. I ordered the venison doughnut and it arrived absolutely cold and inedible. Had to send back and wait for ages for the replacement which was finally warmed. Food quality needs to be monitored better.

Appetisers are too overpriced - £11 for a sausage roll, really?

They should also invest in more standing heaters for outdoors- the overhead lamps are not warm enough for the current weather.

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EdwardG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fantastic food and a great atmosphere

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Holly
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm really impressed with Stanley's, the food was excellent, lovely atmosphere and really attentive service.

I had the butternut squash vegatarian main course which was absolutely bursting with flavour, the presentation too was really impressive and thoughtful.

We sat indoors for supper but the garden area is absolutely stunning and warmed by heaters if you fancy sitting out for a drink even in the winter.

Only comment is that's it was quite chilly indoors so bring layers.

Thanks for a lovely evening, I'll definitely be back soon :)

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ShelbyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault this place, yummy food and cocktails and a beautiful setting outdoors and COVID friendly. Staff were so attentive and did everything we requested, would definitely recommend and return to Stanley’s

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julesl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal in wonderful ambient garden setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food accompanied with attentive and friendly service. Made for a very special evening.

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vipIanP
London
25 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food AND warm outdoor dining. The staff working at Stanley’s are the glue that binds this place - friendly, attentive and efficient. Special shout for the young owner who works the floor with equanimity- even when faced with sloaney sots.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place. Never been before but I’ll definitely be going back. The staff are superb !

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Very friendly staff and superb food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was pouring with rain and freezing cold which wasn’t ideal... I would have liked more outdoor heaters. We just had one small high one above our table - others were also near pyramid heaters as well, but there weren’t enough of those. I had heard that the food was amazing. I found it a little too contrived and lacking choice. Perhaps there could have been better food options for a freezing cold day. A piece of fish or chicken on a big flat plate is soon going to get cold and unappealing in v cold temps. ..

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
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
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
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
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Slightly overpriced but lovely setting

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SophieTL
London
5 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
37 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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Stanley's is rated 4.6 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

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