- Main course: £20
- Food spend: £50
- Opening hours
- Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00. Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00.
The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar is at the forefront of British dining in the Chelsea area. Located on the "Beach" area of the Fulham Road, the Penny Black was established in early 2011 and has garnered an enviable reputation for making food that you simply want to eat! With an extensive menu famous for Beef Wellington and one of the best Sunday roasts in London, the Penny Black offers a casual yet sophisticated dining experience with unrivalled service standards. A new buzzing bar at the front of the restaurant shows off world-class cocktails and a wine list featuring almost 100 wines all available by the glass or half bottle carafe. The cosy bar tables in particular are always in high demand so booking is essential.
A private dining floor seating up to 32 guests complements a bespoke events service and a renowned external catering division.
The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar is truly the place to be for those in the know!
212 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9PJ
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Customer reviews for Penny Black
((((( 4 March 2012 by Tony from London
We were over an hour late for our reservation and by the time we got to the restaurant I think they were on the brink of closing for the night. However welcome us in they did and not once did we feel we were putting them out. The hospitality and service was fantastic and we were treated like long lost family. The superb food makes it excellent value with the TT offer. Hands down the best roast beef we have had for many years. Thank you so much. We will be customers for life
((((( 2 March 2012 by Ray[@] from London
Penny Black Restaurant, LondonReally great food with a British focus. Decent value too at [$] for the set menu although the recommended beef wellington has a small supplement. Wine list is substantial and can be daunting but the staff took their time to make some suggestions which we appreciated.We have but one gripe and that is the decor. It is lovely, refined, classy, all those buzzwords that previous reviews mention. But it is lacking in some sparkle, something to go wow over. The food does do the talking, but I wish the room itself supported the excellence elsewhere.
((((( 7 January 2012 by The from Chelsea
Local to us so easy to get to, though a bit of a trek for non-locals.Sophisticated dining room, very comfortable. [*] Dinner itself was very good with a wide selection of meat and fish and a small but strikingly good dessert choice. The four of us spread our choices wide and all enjoyed each dish. Devilled livers (chicken?) and a smoked haddock with bubble and squeak were particularly good. We had a couple of different wines. The Ribera was exceptional and a white Rully burgundy was also very good for [$]. The wine list is big and as such very enjoyable for grape lovers such as ourselves to wander through.Well recommended.
((((( 2 January 2012 by Sarah from Kent
We booked NYE 2011 set menu for 8.30pm and had a throughly enjoyable evening. Food was delicious, wine and cocktails were amazing with one to suit every taste. The service from the staff was second to none, with a warm welcome and being made to feel comfortable and our needs met throughout the meal. We will definately recommend this to family and friends!
((((( 1 January 2012 by Tempest from Marlow
Friendly staff throughout the evening, great wine recommendation and delicious food. Didn't run totally smoothly but in a way it made it more enjoyable, felt comfortable.
((((( 11 December 2011 by Michael from Knightsbridge
Penny Black has all the appearance of a sophisticated local restaurant in upscale Chelsea. For some reason however I did not hold any great initial hopes for the restaurant. It seemed to have a sombre, restrained vibe slightly at odds with the pro-British menu. Nevertheless, venture in on a whim we did and I should get it out of the way now that I need to apologise profusely for that small sense of foreboding. This is a fabulous restaurant with some of the best service I have experienced in London. Indeed, the service here was lightyears better than the woeful experience at Galvin at Windows earlier on in the week. In comparison to aforementioned Galvin, Penny Black gives no pretence to being Michelin-style food - instead it is food with serious substance and no lack of style, although the emphasis seems to lie in the sustenance of customers rather than the last degree in aesthetic beauty (which often doesn't translate into the eating). Beef Wellington is superb. Lamb in chocolate and a velvety, sticky red wine sauce is heavenly, perfectly cooked till falling off the bone. The wine list is long and worthy of a good read. The little details such as full tasting notes for each bottle show attention and care. And what of the sombre atmosphere I felt at the beginning? Not in the slightest. Yes, it is restrained, it is refined, but it is also classy, elegant and exceedingly comfortable. Perhaps there needs to be more going on in terms of decoration in the dining room but then that is down to personal taste and I am unashamedly rather eclectic in that regard!
((((( 9 December 2011 by Anais from London
The Penny Black Restaurant is a FANTASTIC find for us in Chelsea. It transpires it has been in existence for about ten months, but we only noticed it walking past a few days ago. That says much about its exterior, in that it is very subtle, discreet and exudes an air of mystery. Once inside the decor is very much like a living room/dining room at home - muted neutral colours of grey and burgundy red, dark carpet, comfy chairs and beautiful table settings with white tablecloths, lovely tactile glassware and some curious artwork on the walls. All told, a very pleasant environment in which to spend a few hours of an evening. The menu is unashamedly British and lo and behold a beef Wellington! For years we have been seeking a restaurant that serves this historic dish but never found a restaurant that delivered on its undoubted promise. Here, the Wellington was sensational with deep mushroom flavour in the pate around the beef, really crisp and buttery pastry and above all a great slab of beef fillet in the middle. It is evident the chefs here have a mature sense of seasoning and it was noticeable that we didn't require any extra salt or pepper on any of the dishes. Other items we had were some large tiger prawns in garlic and I think white wine, starters of smoked haddock with a poached egg on bubble and squeak and a separate plate of smoked salmon. All absolutely excellent. We only had room for one dessert between us and the banana pudding with maple syrup was a heavenly delight. Much lighter than expected, the banana hit was quite sublime with the maple syrup playing an elegant supporting role. Service here is exceptional with the perfect mix of professionalism, attentiveness and discretion without that annoying intrusion found in so many other restaurants. The wine list also deserves a mention, especially given we spent a good long time trying to choose which one of the 100s of wines we were going to have. The choice is made harder, or perhaps easier, because each wine can be ordered by the glass th
((((( 8 December 2011 by great from london
i have visited Penny Black several times now, on different occasions. The restaurant is unbelievably welcoming, the staff is very attentive, the atmosphere - cosy and of course the food is absolutely delicious. Being slightly bored of other cuisines, finding out about this restaurant was exactly what i was looking for. The menu is full of great options, interesting combinations, vegetarian dishes and very rich wine list. A beautiful, peaceful place to dine if you appreciate the quality food.
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