We bring you the best restaurants in Chelsea for 2015, including Michelin-starred dining and award-winning Italian cuisine from world-class chefs, all part of London's best restaurant guide 2015
maze Grill Park Walk
11 Park Walk
Inspired by the grill rooms of Manhattan, Gordon Ramsay's maze Grill on Park Walk opened in April 2015. This chic space offers soft green leather banquette seating surrounded by exposed brick and copper pendant lighting behind the bar. Featured on the menu are signature rare breed steaks, fish, and poultry prepared on the Montague grill, alongside a prime selection of sushi and sashimi. The steaks are aged onsite for 28 days in the maze Grill's special Himalayan salt lockers, which makes the Rare Breed Rib-Eye steak a must-have dish.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
197 King's Road
Spreading just like its namesake, The Ivy Chelsea Garden has opened following The Ivy Market Grill. The sophisticated and fetching space here includes an extensive garden with a terrace and stunning orangery, while the casual décor offers an aura of familiar luxury and peacefulness away from the busyness of SW3. It's difficult for the kitchen to not appeal to the taste buds of every guest with an extensive all-day menu of food and cocktails featuring the famous Ivy Shepherd's Pie and Ivy Garden Royale cocktail.
312 King's Road
Starting humbly as a pop-up venture, the dazzling success of Kurobuta led it to open two locations, one in Marble Arch and the other in Chelsea. Now known for its tapas-style Japanese dishes and casual ambience, the restaurant offers a look and taste blended by the inspiration of the Izakayas of Japan and trendy décor of Shoreditch. Australian chef Scott Hallsworth supplies an all-day menu of sushi and sashimi with a contemporary, sometimes Western, twist with noteworthy dishes including tuna sashimi pizza with truffle ponzu and the salmon gravadlax with avocado tartare and rich crunchies.
8-9 Blacklands Terrace
Five Fields hosts a menu celebrating native British artisanal produce and boasting ingredients from its very own herb, fruit and vegetable garden in East Sussex. With access to over a hundred herbs as well as the freshest and most seasonal produce, chefs Taylor Bonnyman and Marguerite Keogh create dishes that are contemporary, seasonally focused, and ingredient led. Menu highlights include Veal Sweetbread with bulgur wheat, broccoli and lemon and Old Spot Pig with onion, pumpernickel and rhubarb beg.
438 King's Road
Owned by David O'Connor and Chef Joe Mercer Nairne, Medlar offers a relaxed environment with French style food grown in the British Isles and Europe. This simple interior with grey walls and olive-green banquettes is complemented by the complex dishes such as duck egg tart, rare grilled ox heart with veal sweetbread, and rabbit with wild garlic white polenta, morels and spring greens. Here you will be sure to enjoy thoughtfully made dishes in a quiet and casual ambience.
145 Elyston Street
Opened by Phil Howard, ex-owner of Michelin starred, The Square, Elystan Street has enjoyed rave reviews since opening in September. Guests are repeatedly impressed by the pure and clean light dishes that create a harmony of flavour through the high quality ingredients and Howard's knowledge. A mean cocktail list and a large selection of wines are also on offer, and the old-school hospitality ensures you leave with a smile.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
43 Elystan Street
Gordon Ramsay's first wholly owned restaurant, this iconic establishment is one of the few in the world to hold three Michelin stars. Combining intimate art-deco interiors with exquisite French cuisine, guests enjoy an elegant ambiance and unparalleled service when choosing Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. As Chef Patron, Clare Smyth MBE became the only female chef in the UK to hold three Michelin stars, and now as she opens her own venture in Notting Hill, continues in a Chef Consultant position.
112 Draycott Avenue
A classic neighbourhood Italian, Daphne's is another Martin Brudnizki triumph of design, transporting guests straight to Italy with its vibrant, colourful and inviting dining room. Head Chef Michael Brown focusses on Italian staples balanced with a lighter selection of salads and carpaccio dishes. Seasonal ingredients and inimitable Italian charm come together to create an effortless experience and cement the restaurant as a firm favourite for its Chelsea regulars.
383 King's Road
Named after a legendary surfer beach on the Northern coast of Peru, Chicama is the place for delicious fresh seafood and seasonal vegetable with diners encouraged to order a few dishes each and share everything! Having worked at the likes of Chiltern Firehouse, Roka and Zuma, Head Chef Tiago Duarte certainly knows his way around a kitchen; and also Peru having spent time there researching Chicama's menu. Expect a wide variety of vibrant and addictive ingredients that come together in everything from snacks such as deep fried clams with smoked aji panca (Peruvian red chili pepper), to the wonderful selection of ceviche.
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