Guide MICHELIN 2020

Elystan Street

(709 Reviews)
43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT
British, Gourmet
A la carte menu

Top offer

Lunch - 3 courses £30 per person


Main course: £20
Food spend: £42.5

Restaurant description

From acclaimed restaurateur Phil Howard and holder of a prestigious Michelin star, Elystan Street in Chelsea serves seasonal, ingredient-led dishes in a relaxed yet refined setting. Rich British and European creations are joined by an impressive wine selection, as well as innovative 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Elystan Street
(based on 709 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (6)
  • business (204)
  • child friendly (22)
  • dinner (543)
  • entertainment (53)
  • large parties (54)
  • lunch (433)
  • luxury (251)
  • private dining (226)
  • romantic (219)
  • trendy (144)
  • value (105)
  • views (2)
  • By Jonathan M from Woking
    19 November 2019

    Excellent value set lunch menu (GBP 30 for 3 courses). The originality of the dishes was excellent and everything we ate was successfully executed and attractively presented. The dining room has a deceptively simply elegance, managing to be both contemporary and warm at the same time. The one area for improvement is service among the more junior staff. On multiple occasions, we were asked if "we were done", which turn of phrase I do not care for in a Michelin-starred restaurant. The situation was further compounded with the question being asked, a) with one hand firmly placed on the item the waiter was seeking to remove and b) while I or my dining companion were continuing to enjoy the said item.

  • By Ismat L from London
    19 November 2019

    Fabulous meal, atmosphere and service. Loved the innovative menu. The service was fantastic; very attentive, staff very knowledgable about wines and the food. I was drinking hot water which was replenished with care. Really loved the beetroot starter and prawn main course. Fantastic location too. Thank you Team! Great job.

  • By Graeme P from Eastbourne
    15 November 2019

    Our first visit, we like to try the lunch menu before deciding to return for an evening visit We will be booking a table very soon We both had a lovely lunch, service was very good , ambience was good and the food was fantastic, a truly lovely lunch at a very reasonable price Thanks to all involved

  • By Sarah E from Cambridge
    14 November 2019

    Fabulous as ever, delicious interesting food. Our friend have recommended Elystan to their friends as a must place to eat. Your staff are delightful.We will be back.

  • By Adrian M from Cambridge
    9 November 2019

    Excellent precise cooking, great flavours, wide menu choices.

  • By Keith A from Wimbledon
    5 November 2019

    Excellent lunch, friendly staff and set menu such good value.

  • By Alex M from Edinburgh
    4 November 2019

    Excellent all round - we had lunch and it was excellent and very good value. The staff were welcoming, informative and friendly without being intrusive. As former customers of The Square we expected the best and we were not disappointed.

  • By Ulf G from Stockholm
    1 November 2019


  • By Andrew E from Beccles
    26 October 2019

    This is currently my favourite London restaurant and which we have visited a number of times. Each time it is just as it was the previous time. The food is beautiful, the service attentive but relaxed and the restaurant has a lovely comfortable atmosphere. It is also by Michelin star standards, good value. I’m already looking forward to returning.

  • By Bertrand M from London
    21 October 2019

    We went at Elystan Street on a lunch special offer which is really affordable for what you get. The starters were amazing with a mix of flavours and textures and every plate was beautilfully arranged. The dessert was a bit too much for us, again a mix of chocolate explored in different form a bit too rich to avoid a nap in the afternoon.

Restaurant Location Map
Elystan Street
43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT

Available offers

  • Lunch - 3 courses £30 per person
  • 4-course menu of Elystan Street classics with matching wines & a kitchen tour £130 per person

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