Vardo

4.4
362 reviews
£26 to £40
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 362 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.4
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HungryDan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and cocktails, friendly service and great music. Also good for people watching!

Vardo
Responded on 22 December 2020

Hi HungryDan, Thank you for the glowing review, hope to see you soon, Best, Chris

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KatieT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible and food ordered was forgotten. Waitresses were sullen and grumpy. Good food but the service completely spoils it

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Penny
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and ambience on a Friday night. We ate on one of the outside tables with beautiful faux sheepskin rugs on the chairs and a heater so we were perfectly warm and comfortable. as well as receiving great service.

Vardo
Responded on 22 December 2020

Hi Penny, Sounds like you and company had a great evening on Friday night, Hope to see you again soon and thank you so much for this lovely review, ill share it with the team. Best, Chris

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vipmichelev
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place abd cozy. I wish all the restaurants would take off the service charge from the final bill.

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Soniumikew
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We did order the fried sea bass in Thai sauce , it was lovely as usual, but it was lots of sauce and nothing else, maybe some rice, it was like a soup.
Next time I will order something extra with it.

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JACKIC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great outside restaurant facilities . The staff were helpful

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ImanA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere, staff were really nice. Also they don’t bother you whilst your eating and you don’t feel rushed to leave after your meal.

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vipFok32
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious dishes and cocktails. Definitely will book again.

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vipPunamG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but great food and location

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Olly
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

You changed the recipe for the pizza with anchovy and it was awful. The noise was Unbearable. They opened a window right above where we were sitting and there was a howling draft. We couldn’t hear ourselves think as the noise was so loud and pounding. It was all very disappointing.

Vardo
Responded on 13 December 2020

Hi Olly, many thanks for your feedback. We try to cater for lots of different tastes in the restaurant and I know the managers at Vardo are happy to turn the music down on request or will try to switch tables for people to a quieter spot. Similarly we try to accommodate different requests with the temperature. Please send me an email to aneliese@vardorestaurant.co.uk with more details and we can try and work out how we missed the mark on this occasion and how we can improve this going forward. We'd like to invite you back to the restaurant if you're willing to give us another chance and show you the optimum Vardo experience.

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AFFF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Music was too loud and not conducive to evening dining - service was extremely poor - drinks never arrived and had to ask repeatedly for it.

Vardo
Responded on 13 December 2020

Hi AFFF, thanks for the feedback. We apologise that we seemed to have missed the mark on this occasion - please drop me a line on aneliese@vardorestaurant.co.uk and we'd love to invite you back for some drinks on us to make up for it. The manager on duty will be happy to accommodate any music volume requests you have so you can enjoy the optimum Vardo experience with us

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ZinaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very nice seating
Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The whole experience was good, team friendly and very accommodating

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Katlow
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food!! Love the atmosphere! Brilliant for vegetarians and fun to share lots of different dishes!

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CarmelaD
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I love this place and it’s usually a really nice vibe. Staff, decor , wine etc great. Food not as delicious as normal and the music was intrusive.

Vardo
Responded on 13 December 2020

Hi Carmela, we apologise that you weren't enjoying the music volume - next time you're in if it's too loud let us know and we'll be happy to adjust it for you. We look forward to seeing you again - drop me a line on aneliese@vardorestaurant.co.uk and we can arrange some complimentary arrival drinks for you

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vipstuffed
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lamb meatballs were amazing!

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vipNatab
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food and ambience is always brilliant here. Unfortunately there were guests not abiding to social distancing, and the restaurant should have been more proactive in protecting the other customers.

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JoannaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A perfect dining experience. Food and cocktails absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere and efficient service.

Vardo
Responded on 1 December 2020

Hi JoannaD Great to hear you enjoyed your visit - we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Vcccc
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and lovely ambience, I di wish they had a bigger selection of dessert and mock tails but what they do have is really good!

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Clarabelle
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Vardo! It’s really become one of my favourite restaurants. The food is always good, and the menu is varied enough to cater for however hungry you are.....from something light, to something quite substantial. And it’s consistently good.....as are the staff, who are always smiley and welcoming. It’s a great addition to the Chelsea restaurant scene....and not exorbitant either!

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FiomaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Small portion sizes but friendly staff and good location. Unfortunately drinks weren’t brought out until after the food! Overall I was a bit disappointed but it’s pretty good value as restaurants in the area go.

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TeganE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very friendly and lovely staff (when they were there) but they took the order incorrectly and as a result one of our meals took a very long time to come out. We weren’t paid much attention at all as we were sat outside.

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JaniceF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic menu, plenty of options to choose from.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Poor hygiene, dirty tables, water dropped on the floor and on the sofa from the previous clients, no diet coke

Vardo
Responded on 23 October 2020

Hi It appears we may have missed the mark on this occasion and I apologise about that If you have the time it would be great to get some more feedback on where we went wrong and what we can do to improve and grow - please do feel free to drop me an email as and when it suits. I have fed this back to the team and the manager on duty who'll be taking extra precautions to make sure this doesn't happen again Best Aneliese aneliese@vardorestaurant.co.uk

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MerajO
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Visited here twice recently for dinner and breakfast. Ambience and service were excellent and food very good.

Vardo
Responded on 23 October 2020

Cheers MerajO! Look forward to welcoming you back soon Best, Aneliese

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FifiL
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly service, great location. Will definitely visit again!

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vipTriniF
London
22 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great menu and interesting choices for all in a spacious and light setting. Great for lunch and not too pricey.

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CarolynC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely space and very pleasant staff. Following Covid rules very well.

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LauraS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for brunch on Saturday, always very enjoyable both in terms of food and atmosphere and reasonably priced.

One request.......please can you offer the brunch menu on more days or at least on a Friday as well as the weekend!

Thank you!

Vardo
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Laura S! Many thanks for taking time to review and glad everything was fab! We do a breakfast menu Monday to Friday from 9-11:30 that has everything from the brunch menu on minus two dishes so do pop on in sometime this week or next. Have a great day Best Storm

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HannahR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is great and I love the ethos of the restaurant. The level of service has dropped which is sad.

Vardo
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi HannahR, Many thanks for taking time to review. Seems we missed the mark on this Occassion and i apologise about that! If you have the time it would be great to get some honest feedback that we can take on board, learn from and develop. Do feel free to pop me an email or drop in for a coffee when your next in the area. Regards Storm storm@caravanrestaurants.co.uk

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vipMagChelsea
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I had a very pleasant experience at Vardo. We went for lunch and the service and the food was very good! Light options. I would suggest that they should have more dessert options. And less spicy food!

Vardo
Responded on 13 October 2020

Thanks MagD! Hopefully see you again soon. Best Storm

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vipTweedytrixie
London
44 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

still love to be out and eating at Vardo, thank you, so good and staff really fantastic.

Vardo
Responded on 13 October 2020

Thanks Tweedytrixie! Such great things to hear really chuffed. Have a fab day Best Storm

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ClaraC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Thank you Katie, Tiffany and Toby. Top staff that were fun and helpful. We ate and drank... And stayed there because we were enjoying being out out! We will be back. Great Espresso Martinis. Fab Friday.

Vardo
Responded on 13 October 2020

Thanks ClaraC! Great to hear. See you soon. Best Storm

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UllaT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely spacious seating for all with good distancing. It was nice and warm but the music was too noisy for conversation, that spoilt an otherwise lovely experience! Next time we hope to be able to dig outside

Vardo
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi UllaT, Many thanks for taking time to review! Noted re the music i will feed this back to the team. Hopefully see you again soon. Best Storm

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SandroA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ate an amazing sea bass with sauce of lemon. I liked it a lot.

Vardo
Responded on 13 October 2020

Thanks SandroA! Hopefully see you again soon. Best Storm

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Claudia
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal! Food was lovely, service could have been a little quicker but the staff were very nice and friendly. Great value!!

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Foodie86
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first time! Love this place! Will be back! Pizzas are brilliant and so is the sea bass! Breakfast is fab too! Will be back!

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BriannaG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff food and drinks were sensational. Strongly recommend

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SALLYA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The location and ambience are great.
Food good, service very good

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Darren
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was slow and when the food eventually came one of the pizzas was wrong.

Vardo
Responded on 13 October 2020

Hi Darren, Many thanks for taking time to review. Seems we missed the mark on this Occassion and i apologise about that! If you have the time it would be great to get some honest feedback that we can take on board, learn from and develop. Do feel free to pop me an email when you can. Regards Storm storm@caravanrestaurants.co.uk

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FAQs

Vardo does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Vardo is rated 4.4 stars by 362 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.