Insider recommended restaurants in Chelsea

Insiders share their picks for the perfect meal on or around Chelsea's iconic King's Road

Chelsea has an undeniable charm and the King’s Road a perennial appeal to both locals and visitors to London.

The three restaurants below each offer some thing a little different, but all promise stellar food and an unforgettable experience.



172 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4UP, UK

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Gorgeous bone marrow ravioli with sage butter at Rabbit

Rabbit is the love child of the three Gladwin Brothers - one a farmer, the second a chef, and the third a restauranteur. Like The Shed, their original Notting Hill location, Rabbit is all about ‘wild food’ and a nose-to-tail approach to ingredients. Expect seasonal, farm-to-table British small plates in a rustic environment.

What to order: The menu changes daily. Dishes are served tapas-style allowing for you to sample a number of plates and are perfect for sharing.

Recommended by Sarah, co-founder of Ginza

Buonasera at The Jam


289 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EW, UK

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Try a hearty helping of silky pasta at this Italian restaurant, popular with locals

This Italian has been in its King’s Road premises since the 1970s. The interior has a unique layout: cozy pine wood booths are arranged over two levels, with the second level is reached by wooden step ladders. It’s almost like you’re sitting in a treehouse! But this restaurant is more than a design gimmick - the food also happens to be delicious.

What to order: Mary recommends the Ravioli 4 Formaggi- it’s simply ‘the best’.

Recommended by Mary, illustrator and designer. From Colorado Springs, Mary lives in Clapham with her husband Tyler. Follow @marybandrews on Instagram


Modern European

47 Hollywood Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9HX, UK

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Lots of natural light on a sunny day on the heated terrace at Brinkley's

This Chelsea institution on Hollywood Road is a popular haunt for stylish locals. The menu is international with a great selection of vegetarian and seafood dishes. The ‘garden’ at Brinkley’s is actually an all-season, all-weather sunroom with a retractable roof. It is the perfect spot for brunch, lunch or dinner with friends.

What to order: Ida recommends the tuna tartar as the best you can get in London.

Recommended by Ida. A West London devotee and big time foodie, Ida is originally from Oslo, but is now firmly planted in Westbourne Park