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The Surprise

6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London, SW3 4AJ +44 2035515022

((((* British
Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:00 - 23:00.

I love the quiet room upstairs and the decor is homely. Service excellent!!! and food too

Domitila Thompson 13 March 2016
from London

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Tucked away on a fine Chelsea backstreet, The Surprise is a chic and quirky gastro pub and bar. A cosy pub hangout, The Surprise serves an eclectic array of tasty traditional British treats.

A snug and eccentric gastro pub, The Surprise London is chicly decorated in silver with floral injections throughout. Plush flowery sofas and quirky artwork adorn the rooms as well as surprise quotes chalked onto boards, giving you food for thought as you enjoy your British comfort food classics. A compact venue, The Surprise still finds space for fireplaces which give the place a real homely and inviting vibe.

Eclectic and tantalising dishes include rabbit out of the hat (a daily surprise), ham hock hash served with quail’s eggs and smoked eel accompanied by roasted beets, bacon and horseradish.

Within easy reach of Sloane Square Tube Station, The Surprise in Chelsea is also just a stone’s throw from the River Thames.

The Surprise

6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London, SW3 4AJ

Contact +44 2073516954
Reservations +44 2035515022

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Customer reviews for The Surprise

4.1 ((((* (based on 9 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (4)
  • lunch (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • value (1)
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  • ((((* 27 May 2016 by Susanna Jennens from London

    Lovely evening but the service charge was optional and I fear I under tipped Sorry. Everyone approved the menu etc.

  • ((((( 13 March 2016 by Domitila Thompson from London

    I love the quiet room upstairs and the decor is homely. Service excellent!!! and food too

  • ((((( 28 February 2016 by Brigitte Dowsett from London

    Delicious varied menu. Very friendly. Efficient and prompt service. Will be returning again and again.

  • ((((* 17 November 2015 by Zair Berry from London

    Quite empty but quiet

  • ((((* 25 May 2012 by Kate from Ely

    Food good wine not so

  • ((((( 8 May 2012 by DocMurphy911 from San Francisco

    Lively spot for drinks and quiet dining whenever we come to London.

  • ((((( 25 November 2011 by philly from London

    Fantastic fun food. everything is small tapas type portions, but good english pub grub. Tasted delcious, very fresh and fantastic service

  • (((** 2 October 2011 by jasraj from london

    7.30 Saturday evening,quite empty not much atmosphere. Loo old wooden Victorian/Edwardian really unhygenic! men and women urine eveywhere and carpet in loo! A no no in a men's loo! Not sure i would return in the evening. more lunch time venue

  • ((*** 27 September 2011 by Willie 108 from London

    [...]The bar sevice was unbelievably slow prior to supper and the barman lacked training. The bar wasd not busy at the time.Food was tasty but the portions were miniscule. We tried a variety of plates but everyone felt the same. The Italian waiter was excellent. Pricing considered high in terms of value. Allin all not a great experience not to be recommended.

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