Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea

4.2
875 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
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 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 in the heart of the city. Seasonality is key to the menu, offering a selection of both light and hearty dishes created by Tom Aikens and his team. Breakfast and brunch are always a hit at Tom’s Kitchen, with our famous egg dishes also making a feature on the weekday lunch menu. A varied kids’ menu is also on offer, served at breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Boasting two beautiful rooms for private dining, Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea is also a superb venue for intimate events
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Modern European
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Hours of Operation

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 11:30am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6pm-10:30pm (last orders)
Dinner: Saturday: 6pm-10:30pm (last orders)
Dinner: Sunday: 6pm - 9.30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
020 7349 0202
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Spread over three storeys of a stunning converted townhouse in the heart of Chelsea, Tom’s Kitchen boasts beautiful spaces suitable for all occasions. From breakfast board meeting, intimate lunch, celebratory birthday party or wedding reception to press launches and kid’s parties, we cater for all.
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Private Party Contact
Chelsea Events Team: 020 3700 1875
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Parking Details
Parking on Cale Street:
On-street parking in residents-only permit holders bays.
Parking is permitted Monday - Saturday on a single yellow line after 6:30pm.
Parking is permitted on a single yellow line at any time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The nearest pay and display car park is on Sloane Avenue, about a 5 minute walk away.
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Public Transit
Underground: South Kensington, Sloane Square
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Special Events & Promotions
Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea offers two gorgeous areas that are available for private hire. Accommodating from 10 to 40 guests for seated dinners, and up to 65 guests for standing receptions, the spaces offer great venues for a range of events, from birthdays to anniversaries, press launches to wedding receptions, corporate events to cocktail parties – even kid’s parties (Monday to Friday only). The brasserie is also available for private hire.
The private dining room has a maximum capacity of 22 seated around a long table, and is available for pre- and after dinner drinks. It also includes a projector and screen for meetings, plus fresh flowers, candles and place cards if required.
The first floor dining area has a maximum capacity of 40 seated and 65 standing, and has its own bar.
For more information call 020 7349 0202 or email events.chelsea@tomskitchen.co.uk.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

2 course and a glass of prosecco £20

Enjoy 2 courses and a glass of prosecco or 3 courses and a cocktail £25 from our set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer; pre-booking essential; the cocktail is a barman’s choice. Not available on Bank Holidays

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 23 July 2018

Ends: 1 October 2018

Availability: Sun 18:00-21:30
Mon-Fri 12:00-14:00 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM

What 875 People Are Saying
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London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb shoulder was fall off the bone, melt in your mouth lamb. Very tasty! Service was friendly but sharp. Would highly recommend

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food is excellent. This is why we returned for our second time, this time on a Saturday hoping for better service. There was a string of issues including missed and late orders, cold food, audible swearing from the kitchen and unfortunately poor attitude from our server which included abrupt interactions and condescension. The latter point was the most disappointing. There was an effort to compensate and that was appreciated, but I would have preferred a good meal that I would have happily paid for. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant but I would hope for far better service next time.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious food. This place is consistently brilliant.

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c
London
36 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A nice buzzy feel and the food was good and not expensive

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service at first felt like they were trying to rush us, but it quickly relaxed. Waiter was great at suggesting dishes to share, we had the Côte de Boeuf and the 7 hour lamb, both were delicious.

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M
London
91 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lovely atmosphere. We went there on a gloriously sunny day, Kate was funny and insightful. A lunch to remember.

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g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for breakfast. I had a cappuccino which felt like it had come out of a cheap machine - the sort you might get at a petrol station. We then ordered eggs benedict, shakshouka, and baked turkish eggs.

My eggs benedict were not too bad, although the muffin they were served on was far too toasted making it quite dry. The portion was small for £14.

The worst was the shakshouka which resembled nothing of the sort. It was some tomato salsa, a slice of aubergine, and a poached egg all atop a muffin (same as my benedict) and topped with hollandaise sauce. Only a mad person would consider this a shakshouka, and the idea of the combination of hollandaise and spicy tomato makes my stomach turn.

Service was fine but a little incompetent.

Overall, I brought my friends here and to be honest, I felt pretty embarrassed to have done so.

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K
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time was very pleasant and I enjoyed a long lunch with a friend. Good food and very good service.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Poor food, awful service; too noisy you can’t hear what you are talking.

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A
London
47 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for breakfast and the food was really nice, it’s a come back for sure.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Worst Brunch ever had! The apple mint juice never arrived. The pancake was like a rubber and so hard to cut. Returned it once and the restaurant was gracious enough to offer another one but the next one was no better than the first one. Decided not to even try anything.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great family dinner here whilst visiting London. Great food and service and lots of options to make the kids feel special too

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LB
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tom Aitkens is an expert in sustainable fishing as well as responsible restauranteur habits .. and. his gorgeous restaurant exemplifies this general philosophy. Quality rules always

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

What happened to Tom’s!!!! It used to be great. Now the food is mediocre and the staff are confused. All our dishes ( mains and appetisers) arrived at different times, the waiter/ waitress didn’t know the names of everything, my steak with bernaise sauce on the side arrived as a fairly poor cut of meat with peppercorn sauce all over it, appetisers quite small. On the basis of what used to be a solid neighbourhood restaurant, this is now a fairly poor experience. Very disappointing

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Coming off a recent refurbishment this long term favourite has lost its charm and quality. The new menu is lackluster and over priced, the portions are very small and the value and quality is just not what it used to be.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Menu presented at the restaurant didn’t match what was listed on OpenTable. Rude waiter, had to repeat order twice and they still got it wrong. Female manager was rude asking me to move our buggy when it wasn’t even in the way. Wasn’t offered water when other patrons around us where. Just shocking service overall, I’ve been dozens of times to this restaurant but today was the last. A really bad Father’s Day breakfast indeed. Shocking!

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IW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Inspired menu, late table so restaurant quiet but enjoyed food and service

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HI
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, great food! Really enjoyable evening at Tom's Kitchen! We will be back!

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Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant overall on a visit after RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Good ambience & decor. Enjoyed drinks at the bar (wife’s Aperol Spritz best she’s ever had) and cocktail & wine later.

Bread tasty & starters (mushrooms) unusual but delicious as were the mains and desserts). Daughter loved her jumbo prawns & for fish/chips

Excellent friendly and prompt service without being intrusive. Nice little touch for anniversary at end (free prosecco & a sorbet/ice cream).

My only criticism which prevented 5 stars was that the chateaubriand (400gm @£50) for two could’ve been a bit bigger. It was beautifully cooked and delicious (as was the veg, etc) but we wanted a little bit more!

Change that and 5 state easily.

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m
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent but the order of serving dishes to share needs a little thought. Also plates should be hot!
Staff were helpful and cheerful house wine was good quality and value

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A
London
21 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would definitely recommend for a casual lunch. Buzzy / noisy ambience and an interesting menu.

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AO
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was overall good.
Starters excellent. Disappointed with quail main. Would have more starters to share next time.
Service was good. Wine choice was good. Atmosphere was good. Prices are fair.
I have been to Toms kitchen many times and would return.
This time was a treat for my 15year old’s birthday. A tiny recognition or mention would have been a nice touch but alas did not occur. -shame.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The white wine was warm which the waiter said was because London could not cope with the hot weather..

I have been to the restaurant several times prior to the new menu and the food was great. Now the portion sizes for what you pay are very ( very ) small. The waiter did mention when we ordered something about tapas .. but if it is a tapas menu then its a very (very )expensive one for what you get ..

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EK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, interesting, very good quality food and amazing service! Was just a bit loud

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice welcome but after that service was slow and disjointed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was too detailed with not enough flavour, too many different kitchens at play in one menu. Service was very slow. Took us an hour to receive dessert and to pay.
Acoustics were also bad for a table of 5

Wouldn’t return

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GW
London
39 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to TK. A busy Saturday evening service, I arrived at 7.15 pm with my wife and 6 year old son. We selected the slightly quieter upstairs room, rather than downstairs bar area with the galley kitchen.The place quickly filled up with well-healed locals.
Service was excellent and friendly. Dishes are mid-sized, more tapas style and do come at different times. Thomas has kid's sausage and mash, which he was very happy with. My 'starter' was beef tartare, which was excellent. Sara had beetroot carpacho, and then we had squid, veg risotto and shnitzel chicken. There is a great concise wine list by the glass and even full bottles are fairly priced.
Overall, I was impressed with the food and the service was fine, our hostess charming, in fact. I am impressed with the wine list too. I enjoyed a lovely Californian pinot noir and a zippy Chilean sauvignon blanc.
Bill for 3 with wine was ca. £120 which was fair for what we had in this converted pub in the heart of Chelsea. Only £8 for two small baskets of bread (yes, £4 each!) left a sour taste in the mouth.
Recommended, modern British cooking with a twist

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YY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My friends and I went here for brunch. It was extremely noisy, we were almost shouting over each other. We were told that the kitchen was slow and can we wait 20 mins to place our order, we were fine with that but placed our drinks order first, we were then offered some bread whilst we waited. After 30 mins and after asking twice we still didn't have our drinks and 3 of us were now sharing 2 pieces of toast! (the bread we had been offered...). We asked to place our orders and again for our drinks (3 coffees...), I also asked for some more water as we had drank ours. After another 30 mins and once again asking for our coffee's our food arrived. Very poor indeed the quality and quantity was very bad, I even commented to the waiter "Have you run out of avocado or something" as there was a thin layer on my toast (£14) he just shrugged. Now over 1 hour in and our coffees arrived, all of us can't drink dairy and had ordered almond milk based drinks....all of us had been given drinks containing dairy. As this point we just wanted to leave. When the bill came over, we had been charged for everything, including the "free bread" that was offered at the start since we had to wait, and we had been charged service fee.

We asked to speak to a manager, who said "I'm sorry i told them to not charge for the drinks", I then went on to explain our experience and that all of us had been given our drinks with dairy and had drank some!! Since our second bottle of tap water never emerged we were pretty thirsty. The manager was very good and took care of the situation, however we should not have had to ask for a manager at all, the issues that day were obvious and every single table should have been a gesture of goodwill.

I will never return to the Chelsea branch ever again. And I recommend to everyone to go somewhere else for your brunch.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

As a regular diner I was disappointed with the new set up. Whilst the food was very tasty the part tapas concept really does not work. The menu is conventional - starters and mains and sides and the Tapas bring it when they want and share just doesn’t work. suggesting 3 to 4 dishes per person may lead to a very expensive meal. And delivering the side order of chips well before the main they were meant to accompany wasn’t ideal. My wife ordered beef with a side of cauliflower. The cauliflower arrived long before the beef which as a consequence we didn’t really eat. All tasty I stress but won’t return

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MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Ohhhh Tom - Why?? Go back to the old menu - this was great !! These fancy sharing plates are simply too cool for school... how do you share a burger btw? Expensive, and pointless. Sorry now off the list.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Not as nice experience as previously. Food midiocre too and not a great idea with the sharing plates. Will not come again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu changed and old favorites no longer part of menu.

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FD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ho mangiato il miglior fish & chips di sempre!
Clima confirtevole e personale super disponibile! Un ottimo inizio A Londra!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tom's Kitchen is excellent as always. One of the best breakfast / brunch spots in London. Both food and ambiance are outstanding.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are great. It’s a small restaurant that is really loud... but fun.

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c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Tom's kitchen used to be the gold standard for brunch. With staff turnover and changing suppliers things have slipped. The gluten free bread used to be made in house now it's basically from Tesco's and the eggs once light and fluffy are now chewy. Staff was helpful and wine was still lovely though

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SL
New York Area
308 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been to Tom's Kitchen for dinner a couple of times but this is the first time I have gone for brunch. The menu was good with choices to please everyone. Each of us had a different item and it was all very good. I will go back.

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Y
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun. Restaurant couldn’t find our reservation- not sure if opentable at fault or restaurant or just odd IT glitch. Any way, the place was full but they found us a space. Fun atmosphere- noisy, buzzing. Sat at the bar. Fun.

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the food, not our first visit, the restaurant staff are very average and the restaurant itself is noisy but the food is good so will go back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service food very good

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