Vardo

4.5
526 reviews
£25 and under
International
Sitting in the heart of Duke of York Square in Chelsea, Vardo is all about 'no boundaries'. Inspired by the travelling wagon spanning the globe collecting produce, spices and influence along the way, we're taking things back to basics with the menu. There's plenty of low and slow cooking techniques, with carefully sourced ingredients from across the UK with a global influence and to compliment, there will be lots of tasty drinks on offer, all influenced by the sensory journey of the silk-road, with spices sourced from East to West.

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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 526 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGourmandy
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent menu with a wide choice of interesting food. The location is great and it has a lovely ambiance. Highly recommended

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Jennie100
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing but the service wasnt brilliant. Servers forgetful and very disinterested.

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IsaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I booked a table for lunch in advance and I had to wait at least 10 minutes to get my table. The table had to be prepared despite the fact that I could see a lot of table either unprepared or prepared. I booked an outdoor table and I ended up having a table on the rim of the outdoor space, just under the music. 2hours under such very loud music was very uncountable and made the experience not pleasant.

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ChiChi
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Just a lovely setting. Lots of buzz. Food is intriguing and pizza are some of the best ones I have tried in the UK (I am Italian). Service also very good - just on the expensive side.

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MaxineM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab place great atmosphere definitely come back again

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SallyH
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Delicious food. Fabulous location. Thoroughly recommend. You will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Lots of choice for non meat eaters.

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DebMS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Overpriced and not enough food in their “large plates”.

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vipLaurenced
London
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the location is perfect.

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AbbiN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good food. Quite slow service but friendly staff.

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ChantelleH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The waitress explained the menu as “Well travelled” and that’s exactly what it was- a collection of amazing flavors and textures. Would definitely visit again!

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JaneD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had an outside table - a lovely warm evening g. Nice food & good people watching

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LauraZ
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good and helpful waiter who helped me through the menu and suggested the necessary changes to comply with my allergy as I am Coeliac.
The only thing I would like to suggest is to bring sugar to the table when coffees are ordered and preferably in small paper bags. I had to ask twice as the first time it was forgotten and my coffee got cold by the time sugar arrived. I asked for a new one, still it can surely be rectified. It happened an other time I had lunch.

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MLDN
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice venue with the sun on our faces but the lack of choice on the menu for drink & dessert was a little disappointing

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vipAJ33
London
32 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Flavoursome food and healthy options. Great service.

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Mason
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing evening. Great ambience, food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Terrible service and everything we asked for was not available inc drink ingredients!

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PatriciaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance and service. Perfect for lunch outside in summer.

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SophieK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very fast and friendly and the vibes were immaculate. The food came quickly and was delish and well presented.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is epic. Loved our visit and will definitely be heading back soon.

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Bakerandbowl
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most fav summer restaurants. Everything about it is amazing!

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ChrisO
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Vardo's location is fantastic, tough to beat on a sunny day. This said, the food was mediocre and overpriced for the quality and quantity served. Service was disorganised and seemed overwhelmed. We were managed by many servers who knew absolutely nothing about the menu which was a major disappointment.

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Food was fantastic, however the service was terrible! We had to wait over 25 minutes for a bottle of wine, and were told they were very busy. I understand fi we were ordering cocktails but a bottle of wine and 2 glasses shouldn't take that long. Others around us sat down after we had and had finished their meals by the time we got our first drink. We also had to ask multiple times where our next drinks order was over the time we were dining, the waiters actually didn't process one of them. I don't expect to have to chase the staff 3 times for drinks we ordered. Really not acceptable. We visited at lunchtime and there were free tables so not at full capacity. They need more staff, and those that were there, just ignored us. Really disappointed and wont be recommending based on this.

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FlDe
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was pretty poor. There were a lot of waiting staff walking around but hard to flag anyone down. It took a long time for the table to be cleared and we weren’t offered a menu for desserts or the the option of the bill.
My friend was struggling with the heat and we asked multiple times to move into the shade with no joy. We asked to move onto a table when people finished & left (which many did) but no joy.
The food however was amazing. For that I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter for brunch and gave promised to make it a monthly occurrence.

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Rebecca
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting, nice food. Quite expensive drinks - wouldn’t pick the aperol spritz! Too many smokers outside!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Waiters uninterested- never got us the colouring pack. Had to ask for water 3/4 times-
Aperol spritz full of ice .
Pizzas slightly burnt
The caramelised pizza tasted too garlicky
Menu look old and dirty and flew everywhere.
Food prices too expensive- so was afraid to order something as prices too high.
Next time will treat it more like a cafe so I get to enjoy the beautiful design and ambience and not worry about prices. Tip was included which makes the waiters uninterested as they get tipped no matter the service.
Play some music pls

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Delphin
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely location for a dinner during first summer evenings with big windows opening. One comment, beside request to shut the windows as it was crafty it was not done until the terrace was empty, I guess for service reason. Blankets were offered.
Very pleasant evening.

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vipImogenS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I are the biggest foodies and eat out very regularly. Vardo exceeded our expectations and we both agreed it was the best food we have had in a VERY long time. The flavours were divine and everything was cooked to perfection. We also had a lovely bottle of rose. All in all, a perfect experience!

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OliviaG
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was very nice but the drinks took longer to come than the food so we had to ask to hurry along.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, lovely staff, great place!

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RoyaA
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely staff and good food. But twice I had to almost get up to get their attention. They need to look around the room a bit more in case a customer needs something. However, I am still giving Vardo a 5 star review, as it’s a little gem 💎 in my neighbourhood.

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hils
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long while. Fantastic vegetarian and vegan dishes. Great atmosphere

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Cole
London
22 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty food, good selection of wines and attentive but not overbearing service.

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HananeB
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. I Always enjoy my visit.

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birgitb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I like Vardo very much,it’s ideal for lunch,the pizzas are divine,good selection of all starters,there is a variety of vegetarian options,the staff is always kind and try to fulfill requests,ideally located ,so it’s my favourite choice if I meet friends in town🌹

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MaxMiller
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its my local and i like to use for business breakfasts and friends for coffee.
The evening vibe changes and its a lovely atmosphere. The food will not let you down no matter what you preferences are i tend to go for the small plate selection and they are nice portions. They have a good selection of drinks , from shots/juices, coffees to wine and beers.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice vibe, gentle staff, a bit too noisy inside. The croquettes are amazing!!!

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JenniferT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, staff and decor. only downside is that if you want to sit outside be aware that people who wish to smoke can do so. This unfortunately is not something I enjoy especially whole eating/drinking. Luckily we were able to move indoors.

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NicolaB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a sunny day. Food delicious. Service friendly but a little slow

FAQs

Vardo does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Vardo is rated 4.5 stars by 526 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.