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London Restaurants

Tom Aikens

  • 43 Elystan St. Map It
  • Chelsea
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 03/06/2014

Fodor's Review

Is wonderchef Tom Aikens the real deal? Yes, indeed! The flame-haired former bad boy was always gracing the tabloids for having bust-ups, winning awards, hobnobbing with the gentry or flirting with bankrupcy. Now he's stripped away all his former ancien régime flummery and it's all freed up, colorful, joyous technique and ingredient-driven fireworks on the plate at his modishly moderne Nordic-style gastro-lair in Chelsea. Take in the bespoke

wooden furniture, missmatched handmade chinawear and gray linen napkins before you bliss out over his marinated hand-dived scallops with apple vinegar, his new-found vegetable numbers—like baked celeriac, raw turnip salad, or braised leeks with marjoram—while his mains kick are even finer: try the beef short rib with bone marrow and melting tendons to encounter a grandmaster at work.

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Restaurant Information


43 Elystan St., London, SW3 3NT, England

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 03/06/2014


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