With its reputation for luxury and decadence, Chelsea is an ideal location to hold a dinner party that aims to impress. With that in mind, here are some of the best venues to choose from.
Tom’s Kitchen gets its name from multi-award winning chef, Tom Aikens, giving you an idea right off the bat as to the level of quality that you can expect to find here with regards to the food. His hearty British fare makes the most of seasonal produce, whilst taking inspiration from Italian, French and American cuisine. As for the space in which you will be dining, there are in fact 3 separate rooms to choose from, each coming complete with its own distinct features and capacity, from a brasserie with an open-plan kitchen to a room with its own private bar and another room with a grand dining table and lounge area.
Stylish and sophisticated in its décor, yet warm and welcoming in feel, Canvas Chelsea is a flexible, contemporary dining and events space, having played host to everything from corporate gatherings and conferences to wedding receptions and cocktail parties, and just about everything else in between. The capacity allows for up to 80 guests at a seated dinner, or as many as 200 at a more laid-back standing event. When it comes to getting there via public transport, Sloane Square would be your best bet, as it can be reached in just 4 minutes on foot.
Goat is a DJ bar, making it a perfect choice if you are looking for a venue with the effortless class of a Chelsea location, and yet a relaxed and hassle-free approach. The open-plan, split level bar has a spacious feel and benefits from ample natural daylight. As such, it lends itself particularly well to mingling with your guests, so a cocktails and canapes reception may be on the cards, with up to 130 people able to attend such an occasion. Available for hire 7 days a week, the nearest transport options include South Kensington and Fulham Broadway tube stations.
With a total standing capacity of just 45, the Chelsea Prayer Room – or CPR as it is often known – is ideally suited to a low-key gathering, where the emphasis can be put on interacting with each and every one of your guests. Inspired by a 1920s speakeasy, it has a suitably sumptuous and immersive quality, embracing old-school glamour. As for the refreshments, you can tuck into deliciously tempting cocktails and Italian canapes. Found on the popular Fulham Road, CPR is also within walking distance of both South Kensington and Fulham Broadway.
Eclipse Chelsea is a world class cocktail bar on Walton Street. Encircled by a myriad of stylish boutiques and restaurants, it is perfectly in-keeping with the beauty of its surrounding area, having become a firm favourite with locals for everything from a relaxing drink or two after work to a lively night out. Available for large group bookings and exclusive hire, the total capacity allows for up to 150 guests if standing, or 100 at a seated dinner. Being just 6 minutes from the nearest underground station, it can be reached from throughout London with ease.