Vardo

4.5
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99 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International

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Good Vegetarian Options
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.
What 99 People Are Saying
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London
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us went for a pre-theatre dinner before going to the Royal Court. It was our first visit and on entering we were impressed with the style and decor of the restaurant. We enjoyed excellent food, wine and service.

o
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service fast and friendly, and the atmosphere buzzing. Really highly recommended.

E
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely tasty food, great friendly service. I will definitely be back when I am next in London.

EW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As fans of Caravan's food we were very excited to try their new restaurant, Vardo on Kings Road. It didn't disappoint with familiar flavoursome options like cornbread and chipotle butter, delicious pizzas and lots of great combinations of flavours and textures. Service was friendly and helpful. We thought the cocktails weren't quite up to the standard of the food but we loved the decor and ambiance of the new space.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu and my food was lukewarm, but the service was outstanding. Would dine again

CZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch at Vardo. Lovely ambience for a friend get together and delicious food! Thank you.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As always, food is very good. Service has been very haphazard each time.

TW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious restaurant and lovely staff- highly recommend to anyone!

AB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very nice addition. I asked to sit by the windows. Food good. Service a bit slow.

RJ
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The menu is limited . The whole experience did not meet my expectation . The food quality was brasserie standard

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant food, service and atmosphere! will return and recommend

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Your staff are wonderful! Thank you

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I'd been to Vardo after after regularly going to Caravan restaurants. Slightly more sophisticated atmosphere, but with the same level of service of quality of food that I've come to love and expect. The staff were friendly, engaged, but did not overwhelm. Everything we ate was delish, I cannot recommend enough the lamb shoulder dish!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good! Portions are okay not too big not too small. Cocktails were spot on. Can't complain. Easy booking system.

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time at Vardo and had a fantastic time. Great food was only topped with brilliant service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good place to go for brunch if you are taking your toddlers, pushchair and you enjoy noticeable presence of young children. Not that great for couples expecting a nice quiet quality brunch on weekends.

t
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to visit this place every time friends come to see me

Food is outstanding, whether you come for brunch, light lunch or dinner

AV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, very helpful and friendly. Dishes are good size, lovely for sharing. Taste is outstanding and suprisingly different and I am a picky eater (Ottolenghi fan). Thanks to our waitress we tried the jerusalem artichokes, deep fried with skin on, a clever way to prepare them. One minus, I felt there was a lot of noise but that's also to do with the size of the restaurant that was fully booked.

LN
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmopshere, perfect location, delicious food excellent service including the non stop flow of white wine

JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely evening at Vardo. Delicious menu served by excellent, intelligent staff in an attractive and warm atmosphere. Liked it so much I went back for lunch the next day.

SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food innovative and excellent. Greeting staff grumpy and unhelpful but serving staff charming.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not quite there yet - needs improvement. Was expecting more from caravan and especially in such a prime location!

AM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Innovative menu. Exciting choices for brunch. Great Bloody Mary. Will definitely go back soon!

A
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Some of the worst service ive ever experie ced. And charged £5 for a side of chorizo when it said £1.50 on the menu.

Vardo
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hey Alexandra, Thanks for taking the time to review! As mentioned in my reply via another social platform, unsure where the Chorizo confusion came from as defs states £5 on the menu. Apologies for however this misunderstanding occurred. Would love to chat about your comments re:service more - drop me a line via greg.r@vardorestaurant.co.uk so we can discuss in more detail. Thank you! Greg

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ED
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Vardo to celebrate my birthday with 5 friends and thought it was absolutely fantastic. The staff were excellent, the food was delicious and had a wide variety of options that suited everyone. Overall It was very good value for money and the ambience of the restaurant made it a really lovely atmosphere. I would definitely recommend Vardo to my friends in the future. Thank you for making my birthday so special!

DL
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a lovely space. We thoroughly enjoyed being there.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, fab food, location great so a very nice experience overall - we’ll be back! 😊

T
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dinning experience

Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Top notch. Dumplings are best that I've ever eaten, Jerusalem artichokes taste amazing, the steamed mussels I could have everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I am a chocolate person, but the olive oil ice cream is to die for.
Can't wait to go there again.

e
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service and ambiance were really nice. The food was ok but the menu and dishes need some adjustments: too complicated.

k
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service everytime . I recommend brunch

GC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice atmosphere. Excellent location. The only think that should be improved is espresso, has sour test.

JA
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and original, and the service was truly great! There was a slight problem with our order so we were given a complimentary starter, which was extremely thoughtful of them.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first visit to Vardo. Lovely vibe to the restaurant. Wonderful service throughout the night. The food was great, particularly the croquettes and the spiced Dahl. Thoroughly enjoyable.

DF
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and gorgeous interiors! Will definitely be back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a great meal! such a beautiful restaurant. I’ll definitely be back!

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It is early days for Vardo and they have done a great job today. It is a great well thought out fusion menu.

The food is very well prepared and presented, and it is delicious.

The location and design of the restaurant is fantastic. It provides a great atmosphere both at the bar and on tables.

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soothing acoustic, despite being packed, how lovely not to have to shout or wince at the sound in a packed restaurant. Soft lighting, lovely shapes, extremely comfortable ambience all round, right down to the crockery and glassware. Ingenious menu made to the highest standard. Service was attentive and discretely beguiling. Loved it. Took leftovers home in a swiftly provided takeout box. Still delicious the next day. Will be back with friends and family. Congrats and thank you for a wonderful evening. Give me all your recipes.

R
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and lovely setting, helpful and friendly staff. Was nice for a meal and chat with a friend

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This new spot within the Duke of York square was a pleasant and welcome surprise. The pizza was one of the best I have tried and the food options are different to most restaurants down the King's road. Not the cheapest but you can expect it for the area however, given the quality of the food it is well worth it. The only thing I would say was the service was slightly slow...but the staff were very pleasant and friendly.

PL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great with friends or family
Pizza to die for!
Like the brunch menu on the weekend less but that is a personal taste