The Chelsea Cellar

4.8
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90 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
A little known gem in the heart of Chelsea.

Its all about the ingredients.....fresh, seasonal and top quality.
The Cicchetti (or small plates) that are served at The Chelsea Cellar give you a perfect excuse to make your very own tasting menu. Alternatively 'Go large' and enjoy them as a full main course. Regardless of how you order we know you'll love them!
What 90 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.8
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vipCharlotte
London
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally loved this place! Fantastic food. Faultless evening. One allergic to nuts one celiac... they adapted and accommodated everyone. Thank you! We’ll definitely be back!

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Tricia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish it was amazing. The cellar is a little restaurant with a huge heart. I had chosen it as it had been so good to NHS during Covid and continues to be.
Our food and wine were delicious it’s now my favourite place to eat in Chelsea. The tables were spaced well apart too. The owner was so friendly too

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vipAnneB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great Italian dishes, very nice people

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SueR
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always delicious and fresh, the two owners are friendly, and our dog can join us!

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AdamT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely dinner, great food, waiters were very attentive but at peak times they were a bit stretched.

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vipAmal
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favourite dining spot!! Utterly AMAZING!

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RichardS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming and great to find a new venue with delicious food.

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ClaireL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This really is a hidden gem! I found out about now it on Tripadvisor- never would have found it otherwise. As soon as we stepped inside we felt relaxed and as though we were on holiday. The chairs were so comfy, as soon as we sat down we knew we wouldn’t want to leave anytime soon. The food was melt in the mouth delicious. We were well looked after. And it was very good value. Can’t wait to come back.

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MartinB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the nicest restaurants that I have been to for ages. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing and the hosts seemed to know everyone personally. Really felt like they wanted you there. Will certainly be going back.

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WilliamF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect local restaurant. Terrific intimate atmosphere, with friendly helpful service and an excellent menu and wine list.

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JackieC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! My new favorite restaurant!

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DavidK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful little neighborhood Italian restaurant! The owners, Tim and Roy, were very gracious and attentive. This place has a great atmosphere. It reminded my wife and I of a quaint pub; only they serve Italian. The food was amazingly good too. It's well worth the trip there.

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YuliaS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All perfect. Good food, very friendly personnel and good choice

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JuliaB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous!
Wonderful setting. Great staff. Delicious food.
What a local find!
Can't wait to come back

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vipLollyJ
London
174 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, super food, nice wine and friendly service. A great find! Will definitely return.

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vipFionaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our new favourite neighborhood hang out!

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vipEasycat
London
24 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very friendly and welcoming. Food good but service a little slow, fine for us as we were very relaxed and in no hurry as it was a Friday evening. Will definitely be back..

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NT321
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was really good, great ambiance, perfect for a date night or catching up with friends. Great value considering quality and good size of dishes

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DanielleW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant really is wonderful. It’s small and welcoming with delicious food, lovely wine and friendly staff. The atmosphere truly topped off our experience, I can’t wait to return.

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KirstenK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a fantastic find...amongst the noise of the bars and pubs on the street, we were taken down stairs to a quiet yet very ambient restaurant. A delicious menu and they could not of been more accommodating in regards to my being a coeliec. Delicious food, great service that was helpful, polite and super friendly.
The cost of the meal and the variety of wines was a treat in an area that can sometimes be overpriced. Cannot recommend more highly!!!

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NathanS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening and had an even better dining experience

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SallyE
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a lovely evening here with friends. Great service and lovely food. Really good value. Nice touch that after we had booked the restaurant took another booking for 20 and checked that we didn’t mind it being lively that evening. Will definitely be back.

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vipProfN
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic place to eat that gets away from some of the tourist areas. Small place with great service, amazing food and great prices. Both of our meals were of high quality and a portion size that was more than enough. The wine list was high quality and very reasonable prices. Very glad we found The Chelsea Cellar instead of listening to our hotel's recommendations for places (we stayed at Hotel Xenia) that were closer but looked very, very touristy. We enjoy being more with locals and eating quality food and this certainly fit that bill. Great food, great service, great location. Fantastic overall meal and experience!

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Patswana
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went with a friend and we had a lovely dinner. The staff were very friendly and attentive and they even put a candle on the desert as it was friend's birthday. Will definitely go there again

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vipHenryE
London
34 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Splendid in every way

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Lori1020
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By chance found this Adorable restaurant located in the cellar. The space is small with maybe 9 tables. Great for a date or meeting friends. Extremely friendly service. The food was excellent! I had the ravioli and the sauce was amazing. Great wine choices recommended by the staff. I’ve already recommended this place to friends and strangers.

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vipEsther
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find! I purposely avoid Italian restaurants in London because in order to eat to the standard of Italy you need to pay the equivalent of the flight and the meal there combined. Thus, I only gave this place a chance because after a 12 hour day at work, not having eaten or drunk for 8, I was too hungry to be “fussy” about the competency of the chef (and we were driving pass on our way home). To my surprise, the food was so good that we came back two nights in a row! (And my husband is Italian!)

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TonyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This was my second visit and the food was outstanding.

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Jose
London
22 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening with friends.
This restaurant was recommended by a friend and I am glad we took up her recommendation.
Food was lovely with a nice balance of authentic Italian flavours and very reasonable prices. Menu had something for everybody and was presented as well as any other high priced Italian restaurants in London. The owners were extremely accommodating and adapted any dishes where possible. Lots of space around your table - so your dining experience felt as though you were in a private room rather than a restaurant setting. This was also enhanced by the extremely comfortable miniature sofas that you sat on instead of chairs. I dined with 4 other friends, two of whom had celebrated their birthdays earlier in the week. The owners were kind enough to produce a chandelier candle on top of a very lovely chocolate brownies - it was a nice touch. The owners really made as feel at home, so much so that we just sat and chatted even when our meal was finished... Thank you.
I am only sorry that I do not live much closer - but it definitely was worth the journey from North London.
Hope to be back real soon.

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Mxxss
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great menu, very nice people serving. It is a pleasure to be received by the owner that knows very well what they are serving and what to recommend. Overall great experience!

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Connoisseur
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again this wonderful restaurant provided quite excellent Italian food with a most interesting selection of wines in a most congenial ambience.

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vipJamesR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A quiet evening with a couple of friends in from Switzerland. The Chelsea Cellar is one of the great little undiscovered secrets in the whole Chelsea area. The food is great and simple (and is proper Italian), the wine list is excellent and the owners are a blast. It has become one of my favourite restaurants in town.

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vipMichaelC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I rarely write a review. This is an excellent restaurant. The food was exceptional...order 3 dishes, each better than the other. My favorite - the Orchiette Primavira. Service was excellent and ambiance pleasant. Tremendous value on top of that. Truly a Chelsea, and all of London gem. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little hidden gem. Have been a few times but was a while ago. Glad to see it's still as lovely as always

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Eleanor
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an excellent find. I took a date there on a recommendation from a friend and it was perfect. Intimate atmosphere, warm service (we weren't rushed, they seemed happy to have us there), and exceptional food. Will definitely be going back!

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PeterL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our second visit to The Chelsea Cellar and again we had a very pleasant evening. The food and wine was excellent, but what makes the place is the relaxed friendly service from the two chaps, front of house and chef respectively. A little gem.

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MaggiN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took two friends there for supper on Friday, 14th June, 2019. I have dined there on numerous occasions. The owners are charming, cuisine delicious with an Italian atmosphere. Highly recommend. M

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TonyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I think I can sum it up as soft and relaxing. Soft lighting, soft background music, soft seating (chairs you sink into rather than sit on), Tim and Roy are softly spoken and even the conversation by the diners was just a background hum. No noise. The food was excellent although Yvonne did tell them it was a birthday celebration so my dessert was topped with a miniature plastic candelabra with about 6 candles in it! Yvonne and I both agreed that we would go again.

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daphner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

this is an excellent neighbourhood restaurant... good food, good value for chelsea where the rates are high.. very friendly owners who also do the cooking and look after the tables... it is a great addition to Park walk.. they deserve to do very well.

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jenesais
London
31 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Tiny local gem that is impossible to categorise. If you want a buzz, a plethora of diners under forty, irritating waitstaff or a rip-off, then I suggest this may be the wrong place for you.

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