Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea

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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

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 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: 30 September 2019

Ends: 30 October 2019

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

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

What 953 People Are Saying
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PR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food excellent, service a bit poor. Ok once they got going

E
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 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.

D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 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.

TO
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 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.

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, wine and service only slightly spoiled by a overly-rowdy group of young men on a birthday celebration.

RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The quality of food very poor it’s not value for money also service bad

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Menu not as varied as it used to be

AL
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 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!

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 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.

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Extremely slow and confused service.very disappointed with the food. Waste of money

KV
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Disappointingly average. Booked a tasting menu that they were not offering on the day due to supplier issues.

c
London
20 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 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.

CC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Charged me for 2 items I didn’t receive. Didn’t realize until I got home. Poorly trained waitstaff. Amazing ricotta appetizer.

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 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.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in Chelsea for breakfast! Staff were very friendly and we had the best service. Highly recommend!

t
London
34 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 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

AT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 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

S
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 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.

AC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 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

T
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 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.

ST
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The flourless chocolate cake desert is not to be missed.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 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.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Missed items in the order, desperation to be served and an excuse that a private event "upstairs" was the principal cause. Could be a great local but being greedy and serving too many covers at once on a kitchen that's not geared up for it ensures all diners suffer.
Will go back once more and see if this one night was an anomaly, I hope so.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terribl. We waited 10 minutes before getting the menu.

JC
London
17 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Two of us went to Tom’s for a pre-theatre dinner at 6ish and booked the opentable £20 menu for two courses + bellini, which ended up being £35 inc wine and service. Great food and carefully presented and very attentive service. The ambience was cold because it was early, but the restaurant is very good regardless. Would definitely come back. Thanks

KB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Normally I am a fan of Tom's Kitchen but this time just did not cut the mustard. We turned up (having booked) to be told that "open table made a mistake" and shouldnt have taken our booking. there were multiple tables free but we were made to wait by the door like lepers who weren't welcome. upon being shown to the table we ordered a gin and tonic (without lime and with fever tree tonic) only to be given a gin with lime squeezed in it and a schweppes tonic. the service was haphazard (we were offered desert menus before our main had arrived). for £60 a head for 2 courses a glass of wine i would say i would expect a lot better and feel let down.

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great staff, great food

IH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent lunch whilst on a short break to London. We chose to share a number of smaller dishes, sort-of tapas-style, and were really impressed. Everything tasted incredibly fresh with a great combination of flavours. The ricotta cheese and grated slaw salad are particularly recommended. For dessert, one of us had the white chocolate mousse, and thought it was amazing. The other went for a selection of cheeses - all British and none of which we had come across before. All were fantastic.

The wine list is good. Many wines are available as a 500ml carafe - great if there are two of you and you don’t fancy a full bottle at lunchtime.

The service was excellent. Not too fast and certainly not too slow - just right for enjoying a leisurely lunch. The restaurant space itself has a very pleasant atmosphere. The decor has a slight ‘industrial’ style, yet also felt quite cosy. Noise levels are low.

Given the Chelsea location and quality of food, prices are perfectly reasonable.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food and wine are both nice but very expensive for what you actually get. Nice but not worth the cost.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff exploited no doubt as overworked and exhausted but sweet fairly long wait for table and they forgot was a birthday lunch but chaotic need more staff

m
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Great restaurant but service was abysmal.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and a great venue. The acoustics in the restaurant aren’t great though, it makes it very loud and difficult to hear your conversations.

MH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were very disappointed with the experience at Toms Kitchen. The staff were friendly but the meal was of a poor quality - will not return!

LH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had breakfast which was very good but the plate was too small - it was difficult to eat from! I would recommend this place but the service was a little off. Timing was good but generally staff were not that friendly. Nobody seemed to smile, and they barely noticed when we left.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very bad service

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food

T
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service there was really good like being in France. The food is also excellent. Enjoy it very much.