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Elystan Street

43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT

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

Fabulous food, wine and atmosphere. Staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Can't wait to visit again.

Mark Parry 20 April 2017
from Chesterfield

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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 194 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (105)
  • luxury (72)
  • private dining (68)
  • business (52)
  • romantic (49)
  • trendy (37)
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  • ((((* 20 April 2017 by Rajiv Rupani from London

    Really good and food was very tasty. The staff were very knowledgeable about the dishes. I like the decor of the place very rustics slick .

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Mark Parry from Chesterfield

    Fabulous food, wine and atmosphere. Staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Can't wait to visit again.

  • (((** 18 April 2017 by Lilia A from London

    Very Chelsea, very good, lovely space, good service and fairly reasonable value for money at lunchtime. £50 for 3 courses. I may have been more enraptured with thid place if it wasn't for amazing dinner experiences at another Mich star restaurant called the Ninth only a few nights prior to Elystan Street. It is sure more casual, cosy and with more imaginative food than Elystan, plus better value for money. That said, I would definitely dine at Elystan again just to see if its rather cold, almost clinically observable spread out tables and space become warmly lit up and more cosy at night!

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Christine Thom from London

    We had Easter Sunday lunch at Elystan Street and it was amazing. The food was delicious, the people who served us were polite and took time to chat and made us feel welcome. The atmosphere was also very good, people of all ages (including two very well behaved week old twins) just relaxing chatting on a Sunday.
    Highly recommend the restaurant and hope to go back soon.

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Charles Doxat from London

    superb food & service.

  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by Nicole Meyer from new york New York

    The experience was lovely, sophisticated, excellent food, marvellous flavours, beautiful décor, and upscale. I was not impressed by our waiter, to be honest. He kept scratching his head with his pen at our table, he seemed to be sweating, and I didn't think he was attentive. He almost seemed belligerent, not at all consistent with the tone and feeling of your restaurant. Additionally, we came to the restaurant because of the New York Times article written in January 2017 and we brought the article with us. We showed him and he wasn't that impressed (not that we wanted impressed) and he showed the chef (whom we hoped to meet, that was the point). When we left the restaurant we showed the manager (a lovely tall man) who was very excited to see the article and understand our reasons for being there; he kept the article. I wish we had showed him first, not the waiter. So, excellent restaurant but I would not want to be waited on by our waiter; he detracted from the experience.

  • (((** 15 April 2017 by Janice Von bulow from London

    One of the best means we've had! Absolutely fabulous food.

  • ((((* 14 April 2017 by Sally Bailey from Cirencester

    The Bisque was excellent as was the Chicken tagine

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Mark Woodroffe from Rickmansworth

    The mushroom ravioli starter was exquisite

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Emma Lucas from London

    Superb meal. Very accessible menu with creatively conceived dishes that deliver a perfect combination of tastes and textures without leaving you with the feeling that they are trying too hard to impress and thus are over-engineering. Made very good use of the morel season. We had the garlic velouté with stuffed morels and the mushroom ravioli with morel velouté, then the cheese soufflé and the red mullet, followed by the smashed brownie and the rhubarb cheesecake. All faultless. Particularly good on the sauces. Portions perfect - not taster-nouvelle, nor American stuff-your-face - just right for the food. Their bread is excellent - fabulous warm sourdough that's crusty on the outside and soft and springy on the inside, served warm with butter. Top quality Nocellara olives and blanched salted almonds also on the table as soon as you sit down. Tables nicely spaced out and acoustics good; vibrant atmosphere without being loud. Service excellent and staff lovely. The feel of the place is very comfortable and makes it easy to just enjoy the food without feeling you have to be sitting back-straight, hands in lap, best behaviour every second because the surroundings are so precious - no tablecloths, every-day cutlery and glassware etc. Reading over this, it sounds like a rigged review, but we are major foodies with very demanding standards and we honestly had a very good experience. Before we left we rebooked for a family birthday. Based on this experience, they should have no trouble acquiring a star.

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