Eat The Tube: The Best Restaurants Near Sloane Square Station

Food & Drink
By Erica O'Hara | 6th February 2024
Eat The Tube

Bordering upmarket Chelsea and elegant Belgravia, Sloane Square is the destination for high-end fashion boutiques, luxury hotels, and top-class dining spots. From traditional French bistros and trendy modern eateries, to gastropubs and brunch spots, this neighbourhood has it all.

These are our favourite restaurants near Sloane Square to book now.

The Best Restaurants Near Sloane Square

La Poule au Pot

For over half a century, La Poule au Pot has charmed Londoners with its timeless French romance. The quaint restaurant’s bare brick interiors, adorned with dried herbs and twinkling candles, provide the perfect setting for date night.

With classic dishes like escargots, soupe à l’oignon, ratatouille, coq a vin, and crème brulee, the French menu matches the waiters’ charming accents. Whether you enjoy a fine house wine or a premium Champagne to wash it all down with, this London gem promises a memorable evening.

The perfect setting for date night.

Where: 231 Ebury St, London SW1W 8UT

Website: www.pouleaupot.co.uk

Polpo Chelsea

Polpo Chelsea, the sibling of Russell Norman’s original Soho site, brings its signature small plates and local wines to Duke of York Square in Chelsea.

With characterful brick walls and period sash windows that open out onto the terrace, it’s the perfect setting for Italian-inspired small plates like chicken liver and sage crostini; pork, fennel and chilli meatballs in tomato sauce; soft egg, spinach and parmesan pizzette; and ‘nduja arancini. The alfresco dining area is ideal for sipping Italian wines or an Aperol spritz.

Where: 81 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY

Website: www.polpo.co.uk

The Roof Terrace at The Sloane Club

Sloane Place, the trendy boutique hotel near Sloane Square Station, hides a wonderful little secret on its rooftop. Imagine a cosy terrace with lush greenery, ambient festoon lighting, and comfy undercover seating—the ultimate chillout spot in one one of London’s most coveted postcodes.

The all-day menu is a fusion of influences from the UK, Europe, and Asia – from yellow fin tuna tartare to a toasted club sandwich and tamarind glazed crispy fried corn-fed chicken. Save room for desserts like yuzu crème brûlée and a roasted hazelnut chocolate sphere.

Where: 52 Lower Sloane St, London SW1W 8BS

Website: www.sloaneclub.co.uk

Kahani

This subterranean dining room, with its plush velvet chairs and macrame chandeliers, offers a charming atmosphere, high-quality Indian food, and innovative cocktails. Head chef Peter Joseph, known for his time at Mayfair’s Tamarind, has created a diverse menu of small plates, grilled dishes, and curries that blend Indian flavours with British ingredients.

The tandoor lamb chops and Malabar prawns are standout chargrilled dishes, while the chicken makhani and slow-cooked lamb shank are seriously tasty.

Where: 1 Wilbraham Pl, London SW1X 9AE

Website: www.kahanilondon.com

Ottolenghi Chelsea

Ottolenghi Chelsea, the brainchild of the celebrated Israeli-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi, is to go-to for Mediterranean-inspired bites near Sloane Square Station. The vibrant venue marks the franchise’s sixth London outpost, offering a range of delicious options – from morning coffees and pastries to mouth-watering lunches. It’s a must-visit for foodies, also stocking a selection of Ottolenghi products and fine wines.

The interior, with bold terrazzo floors and textured walls is welcoming and warm, and Ottolenghi’s commitment to sustainable, locally-sourced produce shines through.

Where: 261 Pavilion Rd, London SW1X 0BP

Website: www,ottolenghi.co.uk

The Orange

For a lively gastropub near Sloane Square Station, head to The Orange. This spacious Belgravia gastropub welcomes a younger crowd with a buzzing ground floor and wood-fired oven cooking fresh pizzas.

Upstairs, you’ll find a serene space, and the menu features everything from pizzas to grilled red prawns with Aleppo pepper and aioli, and pan fried gnocchi with gorgonzola cream, spinach and crispy sage. It’s the perfect place for an indulgent Sunday roast, too.

Where: 37 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8NE

Website: www.cubitthouse.co.uk

Ganymede

Don’t let the casks outside fool you; Ganymede is the top-notch, refined dining restaurant that ditches small plates for classic three-course meals. Start with raviolo of truffle creamed potato and egg yolk with roast chicken butter sauce; before moving on to mains like crispy seabass à la bourguignonne with creamed potatoes, green beans and lardons; and fallow deer with roscoff onion, pommes sarladaise, roast quince and game jus – proper British cuisine. For dessert, choose from the likes of crème brûlée and chocolate nemesis with crème fraiche.

The décor is timeless and the atmosphere welcoming, making it a must-visit near Sloane Square.

Where: 139 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QU

Website: www.ganymedelondon.co.uk

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Full of floral extravagance, The Ivy Chelsea Garden has a vintage yet luxury outdoors-in design, courtesy of Martin Bridnizki. Located on the desirable King’s Road, the restaurant offers a large, quintessentially British menu and all-day dining, alongside delicious cocktails to boot. Perhaps the most attractive aspect is the garden, offering a hideout from the bustle of streets, (and a perfect people watching opportunity). Here you’ll find trailing wisteria, climbing roses, stone clad fountains and leafy trellises. 

You can quench your appetite with dishes like Truffle Chicken Milanese, a selection of steaks, and dessert highlights like the melting chocolate bombe with a vanilla ice cream, honeycomb centre and hot salted caramel sauce.

Where: 197 King’s Rd, London SW3 5EQ

Website: www.ivycollection.com

The LaLee

The LaLee, inspired by legendary London socialite Lillie Langtry, oozes 1920s glamour with magnificent chandeliers and mirrored walls. The restaurant’s open kitchen adds a theatrical element, while attentive service enhances the experience.

The menu features dishes like Orkney scallop ceviche, line-caught sea bass, and the restaurant’s signature veal schnitzel to share. Wash it down with something from the extensive wine list.

Where: 75 Sloane St, London SW1X 9SG

Website: www.thelalee.co.uk

Wild By Tart

Housed in a chic former coal store at Eccleston Yards, Wild by Tart is a gorgeous space with warm lighting, lush foliage, and a friendly atmosphere. The menu features rustic sharing plates, such as wild mushroom arancini with chive and basil mayonnaise; whipped feta, honey and crunchy chilli oil; burrata and Jerusalem artichoke with black garlic and truffle vinagrette; and onglet with chimichurri.

Don’t miss the cookie skillet with caramelised white chocolate, miso, peanut butter and vanilla ice cream for dessert, and be sure to explore their deli for freshly baked pastries to take home with you.

Where: 3-4, Eccleston Yards, London SW1W 9AZ

Website: www.wildbytart.com

Al Mare

Located in The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Al Mare brings the Mediterranean coast to London through Italian fine dining. From breakfast to business lunches and à la carte dinners, this restaurant is a must-try for modern menus with super-fresh ingredients in one of London’s most luxurious hotels.

Enjoy calamari fritti and polpette al pomodoro to start. Delve into homemade tagliolini pasta, Milanese-style lamp chop, and grilled octopus for mains. And finish with contemporary desserts like traditional tiramisu and vegan chocolate mousse with raspberry.

Italian fine dining in one of London's most luxurious hotels.

Where: 1 Cadogan Place, Ground Floor, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, London SW1X 9PY

Website: www.jumeirah.com

 

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The Thomas Cubitt

The Thomas Cubitt is a London gastropub gem, housed in a Regency townhouse. Downstairs, the pub buzzes with patrons enjoying a menu of grilled chorizo and harissa mayo; battered haddock with chips and mushy peas; and flat iron steaks in generous portions. For pudding, treat yourself to freshly baked custard canelé and rum cream; or Bramley apple and blackberry crumble pie with custard.

It’s a fantastic local restaurant with a great vibe, making it a go-to choice for elevated pub grub near Sloane Square.

Where: 44 Elizabeth St, London SW1W 9PA

Website: www.cubitthouse.co.uk

The Buttery

The Buttery offers a slice of English countryside right in the city. This rustic-chic café-restaurant comes with a hidden garden and a laidback menu covering breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Try their Avocado Benedict, Green Shakshuka, Kimchi Fried Chicken, or indulge in Nutella French Toast with mascarpone and cherry compote crème.

Don’t miss the cocktail list, featuring classics like Mimosas and Bloody Marys, along with their signature Buttery Spritz—a zesty mix of citrus gin, St Germain, and Prosecco.

Where: 135-137 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QU

Website: www.limetreehotel.co.uk


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