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The Surprise Chelsea, London, Greater London

The Surprise Chelsea

4.7
4.7
514 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Surprise is a beautiful gastro-pub tucked away in the heart of Chelsea. A hidden gem just a stone's throw from The River Thames, Battersea Park and the famous King's Road serving expertly prepared fresh, seasonal and local produce alongside a superb range of cask ales, a world class wine list and delicious cocktails!
Our famous Hamilton Room is available to book for private dining, drinks receptions and also as a meeting room, please get in touch to find our more.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    020 3837 4600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Ondrej Hula
  • Private party facilities
    We have a beautiful private dining room, The Hamilton Room, which comes with its own bar and can seat 30 people for a lunch or dinner. Drinks and canapé receptions for up to 50 people are also very welcome. Please get in touch: events@thesurprise-chelsea.co.uk!!
  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Cross Street
    Christchurch Terrace
  • Parking Details
    There are pay as you go meters just outside the pub.
  • Public Transit
    Sloane Square Tube Station is less than a ten minute walk away.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • London

    Gastro Pub

  • South West London

    Gastro Pub

514 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The roast was cold! The ramp for the wheelchair didn’t fit the door frame level.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Surprise is a beautiful pub, lovely staff but I think as we booked the table at 5pm on a Sunday the food felt like it had been sitting around all day and tasted stale. Such a shame as we were excited to viist as it was Father's day.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was really nice apart from the lady at the front (who checked us in) who told us we had to fold our pram. Felt like she had no consideration for us with a child even though there were other people there with babies and kids who were treated better. The rest of the staff were so lovely, smiley and helpful and for that reason we will definitely come back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been in for sometime and was very pleasantly surprised by the food. The staff were very friendly and helpful

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  5. Alex

    London

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a quick drink outside we were shown to our table upstairs by the window. The view is lovely up there and the room was bright and comfortable. As more people were seated the atmosphere was relaxed and convivial. The food was absolutely excellent. Starters were obviously homemade in a good way. My beef carpaccio was like very thin slices of roast; pink in the middle and cooked on the outside. Delicious. My wifes ham and chicken terrine had lovely chunks of meat with lots of flavour. The steak and lamb mains were excellent quality and cooked as requested. Along side this were the sides which really added to the dish. Puddings were great and all washed down with a bottle of Chianti. Service was friendly and we weren’t rushed and the food came at good intervals. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere upstairs.

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  6. LisaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic location, great food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back and will certainly recommend.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Switzerland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Generous portions and lovely neighbourhood ambiance

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  8. VanessaM

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice gastro-pub in the back streets of Chelsea with prices to match the location. A good option if you need a place to drink and eat in the area.

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  9. WendyM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately there was a large party with some small noisy children. Not sure what you do about it if th parents are totally unaware of the effect on th e other diners.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and great service away from the chaos of the Chelsea Flower Show. Highly recommend.

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The Surprise Chelsea is rated 4.7 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for The Surprise Chelsea

6 Christchurch Terrace, London, Greater London SW3 4AJ

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Christchurch Terrace
  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There are pay as you go meters just outside the pub.
  • Public Transit
    Sloane Square Tube Station is less than a ten minute walk away.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ondrej Hula
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3837 4600
  • Private party facilities
    We have a beautiful private dining room, The Hamilton Room, which comes with its own bar and can seat 30 people for a lunch or dinner. Drinks and canapé receptions for up to 50 people are also very welcome. Please get in touch: events@thesurprise-chelsea.co.uk!!
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