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Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea, London,
Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea, London,
Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea, London,
Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea, London,
Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea, London,

Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea

3.9
3.9
814 Reviews
£41 and over
British
Located a stones throw away from the Kings Road, this modern British Brasserie makes the ideal city retreat
Set in a townhouse on the former site of The Blenheim pub, Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea serves comfort food favourites and seasonal specials in a relaxed and informal environment, from breakfast to cocktails to dinner, seven days a week.

The restaurant’s cosy and rustic charm makes it a winner with all guests looking to relax over great food or a drink in the heart of the city.

Seasonality is key to the menu, offering a new concept to our newly refurbished restaurant of Small Plates created by Tom Aikens

Breakfast and brunch are always a hit at Tom’s Kitchen

Boasting two beautiful rooms for private dining, Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea is also a superb venue for intimate events.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 09:00–11:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 09:30–15:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30 Sun 18:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    020 7349 0202
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Parking Details
    Parking on Cale Street:<br />On-street parking in residents-only permit holders bays.<br />Parking is permitted Monday - Saturday on a single yellow line after 6:30pm.<br />Parking is permitted on a single yellow line at any time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.<br />The nearest pay and display car park is on Sloane Avenue, about a 5 minute walk away.
  • Public Transit
    Underground: South Kensington, Sloane Square
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 814 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

814 Reviews
  1. AaronR

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Even though it was the holidays and they were clearly working with the b team, food and service was very good. Menu was game heavy, which is the hot thing in London now.

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  2. Andy

    London

    63 reviews

    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A real disappointment for me! Just prior to us attending, I discovered some poor reviews on trip advisor and almost cancelled our reservation...but went through with it, only to be incredibly disappointed. The service was slow, some of the menu was not available and we were not advised prior to ordering and the food we did have was steak and it was as tough as old boots! I would not return and would not recommend

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  3. LBG1

    Toronto

    49 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I am going to post my “trip advisor review “ because honestly I have given this too much time already. No word from my personal email to the restaurant. Vacillating between Terrible and Poor. This is probably my 20th meal at Tom's Kitchen since it opened. I am a huge long time fan of Tom Aitkens, his innovative delivery and passion about both fine food and food for the people. Some years ago he had a Fish Market/ Fish and Chippery a bit down the road on Cale Street. I have a huge amount of respect for his dedication towards sustainable food sources and sustainable fishing.. BUT if this was my 20th meal at Tom's Kitchen this meal and the 19th meal about 6 months ago fall into the basket of the worst dining experiences of the 21st Century. I only rebooked because I received an email in October that their difficulties had been sorted out. Apparently not as the meal was not only deja vu but worse. We were seated at an awful table away from the main part of the dining area despite having booked about 3 weeks earlier. No one was seated near us for the duration of our meal. We were served the wrong bottle of champagne and when we pointed this out there was a bit of a scene. The service was very slow, and the food (well it was a Monday but the fish and chips had a fishy suspect flavour). We were actually about to pay and leave before our food arrived hoping to walk into. nearby Thai restaurant but the food arrived before we could ask for the bill. I don't know what to say. I can neither recommend the restaurant or ever even consider returning. Date of visit: December 2019

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  4. AmandaR

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Arrived early but had a long wait until our table was available due to previous customers not leaving promptly. Service terribly slow. The restaurant simply couldn’t cope with having a full house. Cocktails nice but with only 1 member of staff serving, very slow. Compensated for poor/slow service by offering a complimentary bottle of wine which was nice but didn’t really make up for such a long wait.

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  5. Disappointed

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Average place, probably due to the choice i made. My dish was made by little cups of different things, extremely small quantity, not very tasty...I added two eggs and they came in a separate bowl...how do you eat two poached eggs alone, not even bread!

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  6. Bcunny

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tom’s Kitchen is a staple of any London trip. The food as always was outstanding. We opted for the chicken spatchcock and the steak frites. Finished with a very tasty Creme Brûlée. The only issue with the service was that when we arrived the service staff were clearly very distracted by a large function taking place upstairs. We were given the wrong menus to start with, the server forgot to bring our water and a wine list. Once the meal was underway things really improved and we had a lovely evening.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor service Impatient staff Disconnected communication

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  8. Supper7

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked a table for lunch on Saturday and arrived on time with my guests. I was told that there were no tables downstairs and was taken to a cold, dreary, room upstairs where a few unhappy looking diners were seated. Most of it was empty. I noted that the people who had come in at the same time as us and not booked a table were seated downstairs. The service at the table was good but the receptionist did not even apologise for not have our booked table, or one ready within a few minutes. The food was OK but a bit cold. Nothing special. I will not go there again.

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  9. bridgetS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely staff .dirty loo, we were there around 6pm! generally could be cleaner.

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  10. EduM

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been there many times before, always a great experience. Really don’t know what happened this time, service was really bad. The 3 people serving the floor were really lost, very uncoordinated.

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  11. stephg

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Temporary staffing issue led to the restaurant essentially closing....not clear why this happened but I'd want to be reassured before returning. Remaining staff did an admirable job - but all the diners were fairly annoyed

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  12. TusharP

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A few items came over 20 minutes late but Nezih the GM took very good care of us to compensate, very graciously offering us both free sides and desserts

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  13. KMTKMTKMT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice food, helpful staff. I really enjoyed the lamb.

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  14. stratfranks

    London

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    fantastic food - unfortunately, the restaurant is so loud you can barely hear yourself, and you have to shout at your dinner companion to be heard. Also, it was freezing cold - turn the heat on, please!

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  15. PatrickR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and nice staff but only thing that let it down was that they forgot we were on the lunch menu so we had to chase them for the dessert.

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  16. IanR

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent, service a bit poor. Ok once they got going

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  17. Ekaterina

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but shame about the service. The waiter created us as if we were part of the same street gang - way too familiar, then continued with the same approach and getting annoyed that this communication was not reciprocated leaving all our dirty dishes on the table for about an hour. We will not be back after this service.

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  18. Dave

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Now that Tom’s back in command, we were looking forward to a fine meal, but it was not to be. Our veggie burgers were tasty, but extremely mushy, disgustingly so. Service was spotty. The “Perfect Margarita” tasted like cheap tequila with a store-bought margarita mix. I hope things get sorted out soon, but with Tom focused on starting his new restaurant (Muse), I doubt it.

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  19. TinaO

    London

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Really poor service at this restaurant for the last few visits. Not enough and untrained wait staff. A head waiter or Maitre'D (unsure as to position) who lacks the hospitality spirit. Mistakes made over wine and then told we were wrong! A real shame as we loved this place and even held a party here a few years ago. Won't be going back unless the front of house team changes.

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  20. casualty999

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, wine and service only slightly spoiled by a overly-rowdy group of young men on a birthday celebration.

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  21. RaedA

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality of food very poor it’s not value for money also service bad

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  22. jb82

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu not as varied as it used to be

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  23. AmandaL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and great service. Bit quiet for a Monday in August - perhaps you should do some offers to get punters in and create more atmosphere!

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  24. PeteS

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good ambience and choice of food. One negative is the service provided. Waitress forgot parts of our order and even little things like when we asked for milk for the tea.

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  25. Amirag

    London

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely slow and confused service.very disappointed with the food. Waste of money

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  26. KaiV

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointingly average. Booked a tasting menu that they were not offering on the day due to supplier issues.

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  27. cassadana

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly the best eggs benedict we have ever had. The prawn and crab and the ham and truffle. And we have tried a lot worldwide! The hollandaise was sublime not sickly like it often is! We will return.

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  28. Chris

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Charged me for 2 items I didn’t receive. Didn’t realize until I got home. Poorly trained waitstaff. Amazing ricotta appetizer.

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  29. DavidC

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, super service with all staff ensuring everything is in order and genuinely seem to care about your experience as well as food quality.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot in Chelsea for breakfast! Staff were very friendly and we had the best service. Highly recommend!

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  31. thenandnow89

    London

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn't been for two years, but it was at the same standard as before. Great for brunch, albeit always very busy. Service didn't suffer, though.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered 3 steaks which were so tough they were barely edible. One was particularly bad, which we were refunded for. The fourth meal, pollock, was unpleasantly salty- it completely dominated the dish. The staff were attentive to the point of annoyance- interrupting conversation repeatedly and physically putting themselves between us

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  33. AnoushkaT

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a fab waiter but the maitre d/a more senior waiter was very overbearing and a little off putting. Otherwise the food was good, and it was a very enjoyable evening

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  34. Silver

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Table service was attentive, which made it a pleasure. I had the opentable menu for GBP20 with prosecco, which was pleasant. Tried the gin as well, which was pleasant. My partner ordered the flat iron steak, which had a very strong smell and felt abit "off". Upon feedback to the staff, we were told that this was normal due to the age of the cut. We did not like the steak at all - would not recommend it. I had the runs and had to go to the bathroom twice that evening upon returning home. So in conclusion, good table service, good value for the opentable menu, avoid the steak and there is a chance of getting the runs.

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  35. AshleyC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Having eaten a various Tom's restaurants a number of times before I knew the food would be good but the service on this visit was beyond poor. I've given 1 star as it wouldn't let me score it zero. we arrived 10 mins beyond our 2pm reservation but we're immediately told the kitchen would be shutting soon and we needed to order "very quickly or we wouldn't get any food". We proceed to order immediately (the waiter actually remained at our table from seating us, watched us read the menu and choose - no time to spare!) and the food arrived promptly, where the service took a real turn for the worse was the waiter practically starred at us throughout the lunch and rushed us out as quickly as possible, wine glasses filled to the brim quickly to ensure the bottle could be taken away, the person I was with actually requested we leave ASAP as the waiter was making them feel uncomfortable actually being there! Disappointing experience when a quick lunch for 2 people (no deserts - didn't feel like we had time!) with a bottle of wine came to £137

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Staff., tasty plates

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  37. Thehoodwater

    London

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went there last time and it was really enjoyable that’s why we went back within a few weeks. This time the water didn’t even give me the set menu that’s was advised in the open table. She gave me two menus and said that’s all they have no other menus even though I keep asking. In the end I show her the set menu on the app she suddenly say, oh that, yes we do have that menu. I think the restaurant has been very cheeky for not offering that menu from the start and even I keep asking she won’t give it to us. We ended up didn’t even order from there anyway it but the feeling were gone. Very bad service in my view. Would never go back there ever again. Bad service all the way.

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  38. SteveT

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The flourless chocolate cake desert is not to be missed.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Used the open table 2 courses for £20 deal with a cocktail/Prosecco. The portions included were huge, which was a pleasant surprise, as often with set menu deals the sizes are significantly smaller than those on the a la carte. Both of us had seriously tasty, fresh food, and we couldn’t fault a thing. Service is also extremely friendly and there is a total lack of the pretension that is unfortunately present in many of its Chelsea neighbours. Just fantastic all round - we will be back!!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They shouldn’t have taken an 8:30 reservation- when we arrived and checked in they said the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes. We had to rush to order. The food was not good - my medium rare steak was very over cooked and my salad had too much dressing. Like they rushed to prepare it. Then we had to listen while they noisily but away silverware etc while we ate. Again, they shouldn’t be taking reservations so late if it doesn’t work with how they run their restaurant. We won’t be going there again.

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27 Cale Street, London, SW3 3QP

Additional information

  • Area
    Chelsea
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 09:00–11:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 09:30–15:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30 Sun 18:00–21:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking on Cale Street:<br />On-street parking in residents-only permit holders bays.<br />Parking is permitted Monday - Saturday on a single yellow line after 6:30pm.<br />Parking is permitted on a single yellow line at any time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.<br />The nearest pay and display car park is on Sloane Avenue, about a 5 minute walk away.
  • Public Transit
    Underground: South Kensington, Sloane Square
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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