Elystan Street

Elystan Street

| Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge

Phil Howard brought in two Michelin Stars to The Square before he moved on. This is the next restaurant where he's in the kitchen, with a slightly more laid-back feel.

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Restaurant details

43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT
Nearest tube: 
  • South Kensington
Telephone number: 020 7628 5005
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

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Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on July 01, 2017
"With the mains there was no falling off. I love spaetzli and the chewy little green nurdles of Austrian noodle, stained by a parsley purée, that made a resting place for my roasted cod, quite stole the show from the sweet, fresh, flaking fish and its rich emulsion of mussels and mousserons." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Tom Howells Time Out
Reviewed by December 14, 2016
"The food is objectively delicious though, with a starter of calf’s sweetbreads with autumn slaw its immaculate apex; creamy, yielding offal topped with toasted almonds and crunchy poppy seeds, an earthy hum ever-present from truffle and shaved artichoke." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on October 23, 2016
"It started with mackerel soup, poured over eel at the table. The first mouthful transported me back to the incredible precision of manufacture, the intense extraction of flavours balanced with a balletic élan — just perfect." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on October 27, 2016
"Our two main dishes were both archly wonderful. A hungry person’s portion of roast grouse on a celeriac-and-pear purée, festooned with pickled elderberries, was, my companion said, the greatest grouse he’d ever eaten." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on October 05, 2016
"Roast grouse spatchcooked to look touchingly heart-shaped, is prepared so benignly with slow cooking and much basting (I imagine) that it almost loses its plot. But what with pickled elderberries scattered on top and celeriac and pear purée dabbed onto a cylinder of shredded fried potato enclosing the bird’s pluckier parts, it is the best restaurant grouse I have encountered." READ REVIEW