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Tom Aikens - Permanently closed -

4.5
4.5
218 Reviews
£41 and over
International
- Permanently closed - Tom Aikens Restaurant is based on Elystan Street in Chelsea, London. The restaurant first opened in 2003 and it soon gained a superb reputation for imaginative, intricate take on French cuisine. It re-opened in 2012 after a complete refurbishment.


Now, the restaurant has been completely refurbished, with interior design by Istanbul-based Hakan Ezer. The new look transforms the space, from sharp, almost austere black and white to a warmer, richer, more natural feel.
Simple bespoke wooden furniture, and a beautifully crafted collection of unmatched plates and china, speak volumes about this new spirit. Reflecting a focus on natural, organic materials and ingredients, they set the stage for a selection of dishes as arresting to look at as they are fascinating to taste.


A series of innovative à la carte and tasting menus, including six and eight course options that are also available with matching wines, are being offered.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    International, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12.00-14:30 Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 18:30-22:30 Closed on Sunday and Monday
  • Phone number
    020 7584 2003
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

219 Reviews
  1. Yumyum

    London

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My second visit to Tom's was disappointing compared to the first. Their refurb is popular but it has lost it's refined feel and is a bit like a modern pub inside now and it was chilly so we could not really relax and feel comfortable. The service is also more casual and a bit on the icy side we found that day. We requested the sommelier select seperate glasses of wines for us to go with our meals and the choice was fine but did not compliment my food at all, which was wood pigeon starter followed by lamb, as the wine chosen was a very dry white. The bread was divine, we ate all of it and the food was very good. We ordered two teas at the end and we received a small pot to share of the same size you receive for one. Not so good overall.

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  2. luv2eat

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Saw the lunch deal of £28 for 2 courses and invited 3 friends who don't usually do lunches! We had a really good experience with delicious food and excellent service which was efficient and not intrusive. They adjusted the set menu to suit our various food requirements without a fuss.It was a relaxing experience in a calm ambience.

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  3. annfromderbyshire

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our first visit to Tom Aikens, having dined at Tom's Kitchen in the past. Exceptional service and presentation. Imaginative flavour combinations. It was a quiet Wednesday lunchtime, so atmosphere was not what it could have been but we did benefit from excellent service! I loved the pared down approach to both the table setting and interior design. The house made ricotta was a superb starter for both of us. Accompanied by excellent breads and savoury butters. My ashed cod main course was excellent, the fish was precisely cooked and the ash element was not overpowering. A dietary allergy was ably accommodated without any fuss.

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  4. Chris

    London

    99 reviews

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    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have learned that Tom Aikens is closing at the end of the month. We will lose access to the best and most creative food in London, with the most imaginative presentations and the best service. This is a very sad event.

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  5. Paragliderpaul

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service and great atmosphere. Slightly disappointed that a number of wines on the menu were no longer in stock.

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  6. MrsG83

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dined with my husband for a late Xmas present and without a doubt the best restaurant we have ever been to. Service and food simply outstanding and the atmosphere struck a beautiful balance between relaxed but professional. Cannot wait to return. Simply amazing!

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  7. Angela

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Probably the best meal I have eaten in a long time. Fabulous combination of flavours and textures and beautiful presentation with each course. Friendly and non-obtrusive staff. Very relaxed atmosphere. A little bit soul-less on the night we were there as it was very quiet. Sommelier very helpful. We chose a la carte rather than the tasting menu. Scallop and pigeon starters both excellent but the pigeon was the winner. Pork and cod main courses again both excellent but the cod probably just edged it. The food is so fresh and flavoursome that you have to eat it slowly to enjoy everything that is going on. Highly recommended for a special occasion as it is expensive (but worth it).

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  8. Guinney

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a special occasion last week so took a day off and had lunch at Tom Aikens. Was really fabulous. I love the room, staff were so good and the food as expected was exceptional. Remains one of my very favourites in the entire city.

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  9. Happycustomer

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite simply, the best food we've ever eaten! Service was excellent, and the waiters were very knowledgable, friendly and professional. I require a gluten free diet, which was accommodated for without a problem. After ordering our wine and food, we were presented with a complementary trio of nibbles each. Every mouthful of all courses was bursting with flavour, and presented in such a creative way. Just when we thought we had finished, we were presented with a number of tasty treats, again these were complementry. Overall, a real quality experience in a very lovely setting, with a professional service that puts you at ease. We've already recommended the experience to a number of friends.

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  10. jem4food

    London

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tom Aikens great service and amazing décor, which compliments the food and service. The menu was exciting and tempting Will be back

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43 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NT

Additional information

  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12.00-14:30 Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 18:30-22:30 Closed on Sunday and Monday
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    International, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
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