My London: Scott Hallsworth’s 5 Favourite Chelsea Restaurants

By a woman smiling holding a drink in black and white Emily Gray |
17th January 2017

When Kurobuta popped up on the Kings Road back in 2013, it injected Chelsea’s food scene with vigour. It got everyone talking, because Chelsea is a part of London that, whilst has classic restaurants, rarely gets people really excited about food… or so you might think. We caught up with Kurobuta’s owner, Scott Hallsworth, to find out his five favourite Chelsea restaurants which will satisfy any foodie.

Medlar

Medlar

Unpretentious Dining

Why:For the Kings Road standards, Medlar is decidedly unpretentious and takes simple ingredients to new levels. A thoughtful complexity characterises the menu and a real care has been taken over the sublime seasonal produce to create masterful French styled dishes with global influences.

Make Sure You Order : Crisp calf’s brain salad with aioli, pink fir, nasturtium and dandelion and sautéed gnocchi with white onion purée, eryngii, wet walnuts and homemade fresh ricotta.

Where: 438 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW10 0LJ
Website: www.medlarrestaurant.co.uk

The Five Fields

The Five Fields

Native British Produce

Why: Native British produce showcased at its finest, with menu ingredients coming from the restaurants own garden in Sussex. The discreet décor is understated; something which can’t be said for the surprisingly elaborate and beautiful dishes.

Make Sure You Order: Completely depends on the time of year, as the menu constantly evolved in accordance with the seasons!

Where: The Five Fields 8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, SW3 2SP
Website: www.fivefieldsrestaurant.com

Chicama

Chicama

Peruvian Seafood

Why: Peruvian cuisine is one of the most richly influenced which makes it one of the most interesting. Chicama is inspired by the Peruvian coastline and specialises in superb seafood which is delivered fresh daily. The rather informal atmosphere of lively music always ensures a fun venue to sample the tastes of Peru.

Make Sure You Order: Sea bass ceviche, orange tigers milk, grilled corn, heritage tomato or whole cooked John Dory over charcoal

Where: 383 King’s Road, SW10 0LP
Website: www.chicamalondon.com

Phat Phuc Noodle Bar

Phat Phuc Noodle Bar

Feel good Vietnamese

Why: Funnily enough, Phat Phuc translates as Happy Buddha in Vietnamese, and it’s a dangerously accurate representation of how I feel after eating here: content and satisfied. All their dishes deliver authentic feel-good flavours, largely thanks to their stocks which are made from scratch, an essential element in Vietnamese cooking.

Make Sure You Order: Pho Duck, or any Pho for that matter and Laksa

Where: The Courtyard 151 Sydney Street, Chelsea, SW3 6NT
Website: www.phatphucnoodlebar.co.uk

La Delizia

La Delizia

Neighbourhood Pizzeria

Why: La Delizia goes far beyond that of a pizzeria, and it’s truly ingrained itself as a neighbourhood restaurant. The welcoming staff, Italian murals, closely guarded recipes and enticing aromas make La Delizia a spot for all occasions.

Make Sure You Order: Crostone Pugliese – toasted bread with turnip tops, anchovy fillets and burrata cheese or any pizza

Where: La Delizia Restaurant 63/65 Chelsea Manor Street, Chelsea, SW3 5RZ
Website: www.ladelizia.org.uk


www.scotthallsworth.com

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