You’ve probably been wondering where Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea has gone. Well fear not, it’s coming back and Tom Aikens’ flagship restaurant will return to Cale Street on 20th March after an extensive refurbishment and promising to be better than ever.
Version 2.0 of Tom’s Kitchen will see the all-day brasserie return serving their comfort food classics, just as it has for the last 12 years, but with a revamped menu focussing on sharing plates. Also given the once-over are the surroundings, with a new look over three floors.
Small plates will include beef tartare with black garlic aioli, new season turnips and puffed rice and salt baked heritage carrots, strained yoghurt and carrot top pesto. The larger sharing dishes will feature scallops with Fruit Pig black pudding and peas and spatchcock Norfolk quail with peanut sauce and pickled sweet cucumber relish. They’ll be joined by Tom Aikens classics like Fish pie with cider, leeks and parsley crumb, Chicken schnitzel with violet artichoke salad and parmesan and Seven-hour slow cooked shoulder of lamb with mashed potato and balsamic onions.
The redesign is pretty impressive too. The Chelsea townhouse has been rearranged with the bar acting as the focal point for the restaurant with counter dining available and relaxed window seating. Meanwhile, the ground and first floor dining rooms have also been rejuvenated with a new, darker, colour-scheme. And on the third floor private dining rooms will be on-hand for events.
The only problem is that we’re going to have to wait another month to see all this.
Tom’s Kitchen: Reopens on Wednesday 21st March, 27 Cale St, Chelsea, SW3 3QP www.tomskitchen.co.uk