Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea

4.2
889 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 courses with a cocktail £20

Enjoy 2 courses and a house cocktail for £20 or 3 courses and cocktail £25 from the set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 12 October 2018

Ends: 12 January 2019

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

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 889 People Are Saying
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TC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the 3 course deal and it was quite good. Recommended

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was very good, service was abysmal. Not bad enough to refuse to pay the service charge, but bad enough to have discussed that as an option. Will not be back

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d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food here. And the service was friendly and professional. When there was a problem it was swiftly remedied.

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c
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food worth the price we paid on open table. I wouldn't say it was worth the price on the regular menu. However they make their money back by hugely overcharging on wine

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was slow and inattentive, but the kitchen staff were on top form which made up for it. The breakfast is second to none!

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AI
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great neighbourhood restaurant - we all ordered off the prix fixe menu and the food was delicious. I had the mushroom risotto, very good but my friends ordered the pork belly and it was even better. I also recommend the molten chocolate cake for desert - so good! Look forward to going back again soon.

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JS
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Second time here and not as good service as the first time which was a little disappointing. We were sat upstairs which isn’t the nicest vibe, staff forgot about us, were confused, sent over drinks that we didn’t order. When I asked if there were any for any forms of potatoes served I was told no but there were chips on the menu......then told fries aren’t potatoes.....which was a worry.

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MH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a place I really wanted to see! I adore Tom’s cooking. But if you like to have a nice evening for two or four people, it might be a bit crowded.

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M
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Kid-friendly with amazing service ... and the food is divine. Delicious comfort food classics done to a next-level standard and a few dishes with a twist! This is a place that will suit almost any occasion!

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Perth / WA
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Incredibly noisy restaurant so felt like we were shouting across a table for two. Food was great, although the lamb was probably slightly overdone (medium rather than medium rare) and the venison underdone (served very rare). Service was fine but seemed disorganised with approx four different people involved in serving us and therefore asking the same questions repeatedly and still forgetting to bring the bread we ordered.

Good food, could be a fantastic experience with a bit more staff coordination and a setting that can absorb the noise a bit better.

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We were sitted upstairs where we were completed forgotten by the staff. We had to ask the waiter for our juices and our mains. As regards our mains, the waiter seemed to have forgotten them completely and he came back later to tell us that there was an issue with the kitchen. They deducted the coffees from our bill. We have visited Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea several times but this time the servise was completely disappointing.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch fixed price menu very good value. Cheese starter and fish main were pefect. House cocktail included the price. Personally I would have preferred a glass of wine. Coffee was so good, even the decaf. Pleasant staff.

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ZM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Our meals, both the appetizers and entrees, were excellent but...there were too many service gaffes for a restaurant with this reputation. The kitchen and servers didn’t seem on the same page. Especially annoying we’re the loud and frequent cries (screams) of “Service please” from the kitchen. It’s a shame to say but this is a poorly managed restaurant.

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OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic British food. Dishes were all beautiful and very good value. Staff and setting great too.

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A
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
40 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
99 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
4 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
23 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
2 reviews
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
London
2 reviews
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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PS
Newcastle
9 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
24 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
5 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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A
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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