Tom's Kitchen - Chelsea

4.1
906 reviews
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  • 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

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: 31 March 2019

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

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 906 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Mediocre food, rushed service, lost reservation, and an £85 bill. Tom’s Kitchen is not what it once was.

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p
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a reasonably good meal but certainly not outstanding. if it was right on my doorstep I would consider going back but it is not a restaurant that I would go out of my way to return to

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very friendly staff and nice place.
The starters and risotto were delicious, but the steak was overcooked and a bit chewy.

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DF
London
30 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Professional and passionate

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NN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food but it is always so cold in the restaurant!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Une épaule d’agneau cuite à la perfection avec une réduction de jus, vin et balsamique qu’on aurait mangée à la cuillère ! Tout cela dans une ambiance très sympathique ! On y reviendra !
On a adoré!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good food, very spicy Bloody Mary’s and indulgent desserts. Also, for a Saturday at peak time, very accommodating of us bringing along our pram and patient whilst we added more and more people to the booking.

We’ve been here before and love the place, though this was the first time with a group. Gets a bit noisy so we were shouting a bit to be heard, and the wait staff had difficulty hearing us, but everything came out as expected and there were not mistakes at least.

There were a lot of good vegetarian and vegan options for some of the group too.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked lunch for the set menu offer advertised on open table but when we were arrived told it wasn't available. No apologies or alternatives offered, brunch only (which is very expensive and limited).

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T
London
24 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Open Table deal at Tom’s Kitchen is excellent value. Good food and a buzzy atmosphere

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Food was delicious, great for groups or solo dining. Highly recommend!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely flavoursome brunch in a relaxed setting

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MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and nice atmosphere.

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MM
London
22 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went on New Year’s Day with the kids. Food was okay, nothing special. Pancakes (days special) were more like a thick sponge cake rather than pancakes

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Z
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Having been to Tom’s kitchen many times in the past, this was a hugely disappointing meal. We went for breakfast on a weekday. They’ve changed the menu in the last year, made it more expensive and poorer quality. The food was cold and certainly not worth what we pod. There was a single waiter serving the whole floor of the restaurant and he was clearly stretched. I doubt I’d go back having really enjoyed my previous experiences, you can see they are just trying to save money and cut corners

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T
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great lunch with old friends on a good open table deal

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I found the prices were expensive for what I was being served. £14 for a Eggs Benedict where the eggs, muffins and plates are arriving cold is definitely not value for money.

I just hope the other dishes on the menu were not like this as myself and my friends order both arrived cold.

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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
6 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
9 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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G
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second or third time I have been to this location, this time on a Monday evening. Quiet neighborhood and not too many diners. It can be loud later in the week and on weekends, but my niece and I had the entire evening to talk and laugh and enjoy the fabulous food in the quiet, off hours, environment. Always a joy to go to Tom's Kitchen!

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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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OT
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
45 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
110 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
25 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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