From the ultimate shepherd’s pie to a mac ‘n’ cheese with a twist; from decadent pasta served with cream and truffles to a cure-all burger, complete with cheese and pickles, Sloane Street has all the indulgent comfort food to satisfy your cold-weather cravings.
And, if you’re one of those virtuous souls who has given up alcohol for January, be assured that your admirable abstinence cancels out the excess calories found in these delicious offerings (or it should).
Don’t want to leave the house? We don’t blame you. So it’s great news that many of these restaurants offer a delivery service, so you can indulge in the comfort of your cashmere tracksuit or silk PJs. Your call.
SMOKED SHORT RIB AT ZELMAN MEATS
The ribs at Zelman Meats are smoked overnight and glazed over and over again until there’s a just-crisp outer crust that gives way to a thin layer of fat and then the tender meat beneath. Best eaten with a side of Black Truffle and Parmesan Chips (£9).
Zelman Meats at Harvey Nichols, 109 – 125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
YELLOW FISH CURRY AY GRANGER & CO.
The Yellow Fish Curry at Granger & Co. on Pavilion Road has been called a “game changer” by its devotees – and we agree. The fish, spiced butternut squash, roast peanuts, brown rice and cucumber relish are perfectly balanced with the bite of curry spices.
Granger & Co., 237-239 Pavilion Rd, SW1X 0BP.
MAC ‘N’ CHEESE AT WULF & LAMB
Creamy, cheesy goodness topped with a crumbly layer – and it’s vegan. The Wulf & Lamb Mac ‘n’ Cheese is made with vegan pasta, cashew nut cream and vegan cheese, before being topped off with a top-secret spice blend. Follow with Tiramisu (£7.95), made with raw almond cream on a chocolate and nut base, topped with coffee meringue and a decadent brandy and vanilla cashew cream.
Wulf & Lamb, 243 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, SW1X 0BP.
SHEPHERD’S PIE AT IVY CHELSEA GARDEN
The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s shepherd’s pie is a classic, with steaming hot slow-braised lamb shoulder with beef and Wookey Hole Cheddar potato mash (13.50). Order a side of creamed spinach with toasted pine nuts and Gran Moravia (£3.95) for the ultimate comfort combo.
Ivy Chelsea Garden, 195 -197 King’s Rd, SW3 5EQ.
10oz ORIGINAL BURGER AT BURGER & LOBSTER
You can’t beat an old-school burger for guilty pleasure indulgence. The burgers at Burger & Lobster on the top floor are legendary, with nothing complicated, just lettuce, tomato, house-made pickles and B&L’s secret burger sauce, all served with a perfectly cooked 10oz beef patty.
Burger & Lobster at Harvey Nichols, 109 – 125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ.
FRIED EGGS WITH TOMATOES AND BACON AT COLBERT
When nothing but a proper fry-up will do, head to Colbert for a plate of expertly fried eggs (from £8.50), served with your choice of sides, including cooked cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, boudin noir or Cumberland sausages.
Colbert, 50-52 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX.
CHICKEN BREAST, CRISPY WINGS, PARMESAN POLENTA AND WILD MUSHROOMS AT THE BOTANIST
The Botanist’s chicken breast, served with crispy wings, parmesan polenta and wild mushrooms (£18.50) is one of our all-time favourite dishes. The combination of mushy polenta and crispy wings can’t fail to lift those winter blues.
The Botanist, 7 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE.