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Elystan Street

43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT

(((() British
Main course: £20
Food spend: £43

the best restaurant in London right now, cooking off the hook, service great friendly and informed.

Paul Roberts 24 March 2017
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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

Contact 02076285005

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Customer reviews for Elystan Street

4.6 (((() (based on 169 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (93)
  • luxury (62)
  • private dining (57)
  • business (45)
  • romantic (40)
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  • ((((( 28 March 2017 by Bea Emmenegger from Bulach

    I lived every morsel. I had the elderflower cured salmon and then the chicken tagine, and both dishes were outstanding. Wine was good as well, and that I could taste two whites was verynice. Oh, and your French server is a delight.
    I also liked the room very much. On my visit, it was rather empty, which is a shame, but I was told you getbusier towards the end of the week. Expect me back on my next visit to London, by niw my favourite food town.
    I'm very glad I watched that Saturday Kitchen episode when Phil Howard talked about his new restaurant. I googled it and was booking a table in the next instance. I'm very glad I did.

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Vikesh Patel from London

    The food was absolutely beautiful. I'd say the starts were slightly more unique than the main courses, but all delicious. However, I will say your vegetarian options were poor. We had a vegetarian in our group, and you'd sold out of one of the vegetarian options which only left pasta. As nice as the pasta was, it's not the most interesting dish for a vegetarian, especially coming to a restaurant like this. The ice-cream (toast) was fantastic though!

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by John Currier from London

    Excellent. My new favourite restaraunt.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Marek Iwaniak from London

    Elystan Street at its best, delishous food, attentive service not to mention good wine selection.
    One of our favourite restaurants.

  • ((((( 24 March 2017 by Paul Roberts from London

    the best restaurant in London right now, cooking off the hook, service great friendly and informed.

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Jeremy Wilcock from South Oxfordshire District

    Having eaten at Phillip Howards previous restaurant "The Square" we were very keen to try his new venture at Elystan Street. We were delighted with everything and it is definitely business as usual.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Shaun Marshall from Lundin Links

    Went for Sunday lunch with my wife for our 1st wedding anniversary.
    Both had the 3 course Sunday lunch menu,(with a special extra course for the occasion!) food amazing from start to finish! The wine and coffee was also excellent! Nice decor, relaxing atmosphere and great service
    Everything you expect from a restaurant but don't always get!
    Congrats Elystan Street team!

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Michael Schneider from London

    Outstanding in every way. Front of house knowledgeable, clear, attentive; friendly & professional in exactly the right balance. The room pretty & refined, without being fussy or stuffy. All three dishes were superb. I had the black linguine with red mullet, the roast gurnard, and smashed brownie. But also tasted the duck leg and citrus tart. If I were to make a constructive suggestion, it would be that the wine list is not yet at the same level as the food. More variety is needed at each price point, especially getting more older wines in. That said, a 2010 lesser Medoc for £59 was delicious and a bargain.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Patricia Crown from New York, NY

    Perfection. The cauliflower appetizer and the shallot tart were creative and exceptional. The service was a delight. The choice of wines was alluring. It was a blissful experience.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Gerard Fitoussi from Paris

    Perfect and exquisite.

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