Amelia Jean Jones visits a new Chelsea hotspot
When Sally Greene, founding director of The Old Vic and owner of Ronnie Scott’s, is at the helm of a restaurant, you know to expect something special. Reworked in time for summer, the Cheyne Walk Brasserie has been transformed into Chelsea’s newest place to be. With Jason Atherton’s protégé, Iain Smith, leading the culinary way and an open grill at the eatery’s heart, expect a menu of seasonal, modern British dishes. From an unexpected combination of snail and black pudding vol-au-vent to subtle twists on favourites such as lamb rump with pistachio pesto, it feels like you’re being cooked for by a friend, a sentiment reinforced by the helpful staff.
50 Cheyne Walk, SW3 5LR. 020 7376 8787.