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Elystan Street

43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT

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Main course: £20
Food spend: £43

Everything was perfect, I couldn't decide what to eat so Phil made me smaller portions of three starters and three mains....... tapas Phil Howard style with a divine Meurseault to accompany. A perfect Valentine's lunch in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.

Nikkie Patchett 15 February 2017
from Wallington

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From acclaimed restaurateur Phil Howard, Elystan Street Chelsea serves seasonal, ingredient-led, gimmick-free dishes, in a relaxed but refined setting. Rich British and European flavours are joined by an impressive wine selection, as well as creative cocktails and local beers.

The Elystan Street menu begins with the likes of roast calf’s sweetbread with truffled autumn slaw, tartare of aged beef with artichoke heart and truffle, and ravioli of langoustines with barbecue dressing. Amongst the flavour-packed mains, try breast of mallard with pumpkin and chestnuts, salt-baked white beetroot and celeriac with truffled hazelnut pesto, or the aged fillet and short rib of beef with creamed potato, bone marrow,wild mushroom and red wine.

Desserts at Elystan Street restaurant are just as inventive, and include roasted figs with goat’s milk ice cream, lemon and thyme fritters and olive oil, and smashed brownie with chocolate foam, hazelnut ice cream and vanilla Chantilly. The Elystan Street wine list covers an array of international wines, with rare bottles joined by champagnes, ports and sherries.

Elystan Street London is an 8-minute walk from South Kensington Tube Station.

Elystan Street

43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT

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Customer reviews for Elystan Street

4.5 (((() (based on 147 reviews)
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  • dinner (110)
  • lunch (78)
  • luxury (55)
  • private dining (49)
  • business (42)
  • romantic (35)
  • trendy (25)
  • value (20)
  • large parties (9)
  • entertainment (8)
  • child friendly (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((( 24 February 2017 by Paul Bawcutt from London

    Extremely good experience. Excellent food and friendly efficient service.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Tayalni Gehl from London

    Our overall dining experience at Phil Howard's new restaurant was exceptional. From the very friendly hostess to the attentive waiter and waitresses, service at Elystan Street was very good. Lunch menu option was good although I would have liked to see less vegetarian option as main (but only because I am a carnivorous). Our best dishes were the spatchcock, red mullet linguine and the duck - in the order. The cauliflower puree (side to the truffle chicken pie) was a bit too salty for our liking but appreciate it's very subjective. One of the best restaurants in London for 2017 so far.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Adam Raffety from London

    Great, modern dining room. Relaxed luxury. Fantastic creative food in an unpretentious environment.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Nikkie Patchett from Wallington

    Everything was perfect, I couldn't decide what to eat so Phil made me smaller portions of three starters and three mains....... tapas Phil Howard style with a divine Meurseault to accompany. A perfect Valentine's lunch in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.

  • ((((( 14 February 2017 by Steve Swartzentruber from South Kensington, London

    Absolutely incredible experience. The atmosphere is very comfortable, but upscale. The wait staff was incredibly knowledgable about the menu with very good wine pairings. And the food...just WOW!!!

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by John McDonnell from London

    Best food we've had in a new restaurant (new to us, that is) for a long time. Very good Wine List for its size. Better than its predecessor (Tom Aikens). Pity there weren't any of the trimmings (amuse gueules, a chocolate with the coffee etc): the prices would have justified them.

  • ((((( 11 February 2017 by Suzanne Wilsey from San Francisco, CA

    The restaurant -- from its calm, lighted façade to its simple, muted interior -- is lovely. We were warmly greeted and seated and our menu questions were answered as we munched on Marcona olives and Castelvetrano )??) olives. The sommelier recommended a glass of Albarino (a wine we didn't know) to go with the fish we had chosen, and off we went! Tartare of scallops, Oysters 3 ways, Squid, and Cod -- all these dishes were delicious. We loved the combinations of unusual ingredients (lovage? who knew? and the fresh, clean tastes. Our desserts, a Rhubarb/Victoria sponge log and a Lime tart with Passionfruit, were equally wonderful. We are so glad the New York Times reviewed Elystan Street, and we're especially glad we read the review and booked a table before we got on the plane to London. We'll be back the next time we're here!

  • ((((( 11 February 2017 by Jane Martin from London

    A beautiful lunch menu; I would have been happy with any of the dishes on it. Food was delicious but not over- worked. Service was very welcoming and relaxed in a confident and assured way. Dining room was fresh yet warm; a massive improvement on the boring, beige decor of the Square. Very much look forward to visiting again.

  • ((((( 10 February 2017 by Matthew Kaye from London

    My first visit and will definitely return...

  • ((((( 9 February 2017 by James Holah from London


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