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

You might also like this experience: Pasta making masterclass with a chef and artisan pasta maker

47 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0HU, UK

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Pasta making masterclass with a chef and artisan pasta maker

Upcoming dates: 15th Jan, 22nd Jan, 5th Feb and 6th Feb

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: This experience is extremely popular and sells out fast

You’ll be poured a glass of great Italian wine while Cook Eat Discover’s Oli, a trained chef and artisan pasta maker, takes you through all the essentials you need to make amazing pasta - a skill for life that will both impress and satisfy your family and dinner guests!

The intimate two hour workshop will teach you how to make pasta dough, cut pasta (tagliatelle etc), basic pasta shapes (farfalle), and filled pasta (ravioli).

You will be treated to crostini, olives and wine, and all equipment and ingredients is provided. All you need to do is just show up and enjoy yourself. At the end of the night you will have your very own handmade pasta to take home with you.

Please note that, as this is a group experience, there is a minimum number of participants needed to join this class to make it happen. In the unlikely event that we do not get the minimum group size, you will be notified at least 24 hours before your experience date and the amount you paid for your ticket will be refunded to you in full.