2 July 2015

Two restaurants in Chelsea | チェルシーのレストラン 2 軒

I've been to two restaurants near Kings Road in Chelsea recently which is rather unusual for me as I don't go to the area so often. So it might be a good idea to keep a record. The first restaurant is Rabbit where I had lunch with C from Paris. Their food is tapas in British style. I'm happy that tapas has become popular in London because I love to share dishes. The menu was really attractive so we had quite a lengthy discussion before we ordered.


1軒目はパリから帰省中の C ちゃんとランチした Rabbit。

'Squid ink cracker, sea bass roe, dill' and 'Mushroom Marmite eclarir, confit egg york'
Amuse bouche called "mouthful". You can eat them in one bite but we managed to share.

'Gin cured rainbow trout, horseradish curd, pickled rapeseed'
I did have a flavour of gin and the pickled rapeseed had interesting popping texture.

'Asparagus, truffle, egg confit, linseed'
Truffle did a good job for this dish. It could've been better if the asparagus had been bit more crunchy.

'Lamb chips, parsley, lemon, harissa'
A lamb version of fish fingers with spicy Moroccan sauce.

'Sussex strawberry, clotted cream ice cream'
It can't go wrong with rich ice cream and lovely strawberry sauce!

All the dishes were presented so beautifully that it felt a pity to eat them. One complaint was that the home made bread was too salty (it could've happened only this day though). Still it was a comfy restaurant with friendly and attentive staff.


172 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 4UP
Tel  020 375 00172

The second restaurant is The Painted Heron by the River Thames, a modern Indian restaurant where we celebrated my husband's birthday (his favourite food is Indian, obviously).

2件目はインド料理好きなツレアイの誕生日を祝うべく向かった The Painted Heron。

'Poppadum with homemade chutney'
The chutney was lovely! They were garlic, plum and mango from right to left and the plum one reminded me of Japanese pickled plums (umeboshi).

'Raita with yoghurt, aubergine, pomegranate', 'Beef Mussaman curry, lemon grass, coconut milk, peanuts' and 'Baby tandoori chicken, spice minced lamb, quail egg'
The spices were combined in a sophisticated way. I'm not keen on greasy Indian food but I enjoyed their light dishes. Especially the sauce for the baby chicken was a triumph!

We had bottles of beer with our meal and they put the bottles in an ice bucket. Yes, we were in a restaurant in Chelsea!


The Painted Heron
112 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea SW10 0DJ
Tel 020 7351 5232

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