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Clerkenwell Boy On His Favourite Places To Eat Out In Chelsea

The influential food Instagrammer downloads on the best places in the neighbourhood to impress a date, to take your mum, and to enjoy a low-key dinner

The Sloane Street Deli
The Omakase Sushi Bar at The Beaverbrook Townhouse by Clerkenwell Boy 

With almost 300,000 followers on Instagram and named as the ‘Best Instagram Feed’ of 2016 at the 2016 Observer Food Monthly awards, Clerkenwell Boy, AKA @clerkenwellboyec1, has become a trusted source of insider knowledge on the best places to eat and drink in London.

The Telegraph describes him as ‘the one to turn to for tips on the hottest places to eat in London’, and he counts Nigella Lawson and renowned food critic Marina O’Loughlin among his followers.

From where to impress a date to a lunch spot your mum will love, here he turns his focus on Chelsea with a guide to the best places to eat and drink on Sloane Street…

 

BEST PLACE FOR A LOW-KEY DINNER

For a low-key dinner, I love the newly refurbished Belmond Cadogan bar and restaurant – The LaLee – which serves up iconic European dishes and timeless classics, with a bit of old-school table-side theatre. Signature dishes include beef tartare, Dover sole and Caesar salad – washed down with a gin martini.

The LaLee, 75 Sloane St, SW1X 9SG

 

BEST PLACE TO IMPRESS A DATE

The omakase sushi bar at Beaverbrook Town House is a real hidden gem and great for date night. Arrive early for a pre-dinner drink at the cosy bar, followed by exquisite plates of sushi – made right in front of you by the chef across from the sushi counter.

The Fuji Grill at Beaverbrook Town House, 115-116 Sloane St, SW1X 9PJ

 

BEST PLACE FOR LUNCH WITH YOUR MUM

My mum would be super impressed with Holy Carrot as they serve innovative plant-based dishes, including vegan sushi, made with cauliflower rice and crispy quinoa. The service is friendly and the interiors are stunning there, too!

Holy Carrot at Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent, SW1X 0LH

 

BEST PLACE FOR A QUICK BITE

I would definitely recommend the light-filled and buzzy Sloane Street Deli for a nice breakfast, healthy lunch or quick bite. I was super impressed by the incredible dips (think hummus, baba ganoush, beetroot borani and whipped labneh) served with freshly made flatbreads. If you’re in a rush, they also have a deli counter for grab and go.

Sloane Street Deli, 162B Sloane St, SW1X 9BS

 

BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC COCKTAIL

Sir Frank’s Bar, also at Beaverbrook Town House, is a great new spot on Sloane Street to visit for cocktails. It’s an art deco-inspired bar with a cocktail menu which is largely theatre themed. Try the ‘Madame Butterfly’ – gin, greengage liqueur, bergamot, lemon and honey.

Sir Frank’s Bar at Beaverbrook Town House, 115-116 Sloane St, SW1X 9PJ
For further details on Sloane Street’s restaurants, please visit the directory here.

 

 

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