REVIEW: Shopping And Royal Watching At The Cadogan Arms, Chelsea

27 March 2014 by

The Cadogan Arms is definitely worth a visit

What’s not to love about the Kings Road. Great shops, bars… and, given it is Kate Middleton’s favourite shopping strip, the chance to do some Royal watching.

But now there’s another reason to visit Chelsea’s most famous road – the Cadogan Arms. We visited for Saturday lunch, exhausted after a marathon session in Anthropologie (which is handily only a stone’s throw away).

And judging by the group of 20somethings in the window sharing a bottle of champagne and going through their morning purchases, it’s clearly a one-stop shop to refresh… before hitting the shops again.

The pub has a new head chef Sam Hawkes and the seasonal British menu is so amazing be warned – you might NOT make it outside again for hours.

To start, we had the creamiest celeriac soup with artichoke crisps and a drizzle of pesto, along with the spicy queen scallops, chorizo and samphire with hazelnut powder. Delicious.

Scallops and chorizo. What's not to love

Mains saw us sharing roast iberico pork shoulder with almond puree, pickled plums and pork jus and the most tender 35 day aged rare breed rib of beef with béarnaise sauce and hand cut chips.

Steak. We want to eat this again RIGHT NOW.

And, because it was the weekend, we even devoured the pudding menu, opting for apple tart tatin with Calvados caramel and vanilla ice cream, along with the custard pudding with Champagne rhubarb and ginger sorbet.

Definitely one for your address book. But top tip: the portions are very generous (yay!) so don’t expect to try on any clothes after your lunch…

THE ADDRESS The Cadogan Arms 298 King’s Road, London, SW3 5UG T

CONTACT 020 7352 6500

THE DETAILS A gastropub with seasonal British menu… and in the heart of the Kings Road. Open Monday-Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11am-10.30pm. Dishes range from £6 - £24.


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