The Botanist
7 Sloane Square, SW1W
Underground: Sloane Square
In a prime Sloane Square position, this fine restaurant and bar serves fantastic cocktails as well as having an extensive food menu too.

The Crescent
99 Fulham Road London SW3 6RH
Underground: South Kensington
Stylish and modern wine bar located at Brompton Cross, one of the most exclusive restaurant areas in London. Smallish ground floor with more space in the basement. Friendly, knowledgeable barman. They have a selection of 250 wines and they sell a wide range by the glass. The London evening paper, the Evening Standard, says “The Crescent has one of London’s ten best wine lists.” The Zagat Guide confirms this by commenting that it has “a fantastic wine list”.

Dome Café
354 King’s Road London SW3
Underground: Sloane Square or South Kensington
A chain of over 20 cafés, which are also licensed to sell drinks without serving food. Although these appear all over London, this one is supposedly special as it is frequented by local celebrities. Nevertheless, it is a pleasantly relaxing cafe with an assortment of drinks and good food on offer.

Henry J Bean’s
195-197 Kings Road, SW3 5ED
Underground: South Kensington or Sloane Square

Very popular hangout in the local area, this large bar can get heaving on Friday and Saturday when its open til midnight. There’s also a large beer garden – perfect for summer drinking. (Try the jugs of Pimms!)

The Hollywood Arms
45 Hollywood Road, SW10 9HX
Underground: Earls Court
Very friendly pub just off the Fulham Road, the Hollywood Arms has been around for 143 years, so certainly a Chelsea institution. Play one of the board games for extra fun!

The Phene
9 Phene Street, SW3 9NY
Underground: South Kensington or Sloane Square
Very stylish-yet-cosy pub, with something for everyone – you wouldn’t think it’s that type of place, but there’s even a TV screen to show sporting events. Large, nicely landscaped beer garden perfect for summer drinks with friends, though you can also enjoy it in winter as there’s plenty of outdoor heaters. A smart restaurant at the back of the pub serves a lovely variety of dishes for both lunch and dinner, though pick one of the generous sharing platters for a bit of variety!

Rumi Lounge
531 King’s Road, SW10 0TZ
Underground: Fulham Broadway
Come and enjoy the intimate atmosphere at Rumi, a Cocktail lounge situated in the heart of the Kings Road’s buzzing nightlife. Rumi provides a chilled, mellow space in which you can assure on meeting an interesting and sophisticated crowd, or dance to the elevating tunes that gradually increase beats as the evening progresses. Taste the lusciously fresh, modern and classic Cocktails, the relaxing candle-lit tables, the abundantly cushioned sofas, or the compelling dance floor, and everything in between.

2 Comments on “Pubs & Bars in Chelsea”

  1. I am organising a Boys Day out for 16 , 60-70 year olds on the 25th July. We are going to the National Army Museum in Royal Hospita Road after lunch.
    We would like a traditional pub lunch not too far from the NAM. I like the look of the “Phene” . Would 16 be too much for them to handle ?

    Regards, Tony Perkins

    1. Hi Tony, I am sure that they would be able to accommodate your group of sixteen given enough advance notice (and as your event is over two months away, that’s plenty!). It’s probably easiest to contact them via their website at to see what they say. Hope you have a nice day out!

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