April’s Café at Boutique 1
127/128 Sloane St., Belgravia
One of the latest trends in fashion is for boutiques to become all-day hangouts, boasting all the necessary parts: good food, coffee, and cocktails. The gang at Boutique 1 have gone all out and teamed up with East London's Bistrotheque, masters of the boozy brunch and weekend fashion hang. In their new, tiny Sloane Street location, the décor's brighter and leafier, but the cocktails, strong coffees, and indulgent snacks, like classic cheese toasties, remain. In addition, they've added tea to the menu for a girlie afternoon treat.
7 Sloane Square, Belgravia
This restaurant is situated in a great location, right on the square, making it the ideal spot for traditional afternoon tea in a posh Chelsea environment (the menu is refreshingly well-priced despite the environs). The Botanist Breakfast, which is perfect for kicking off a full day of wandering, includes a generous main dish and coffee and rings in at £12.
La Poule au Pot
231 Ebury St., Belgravia
This idyllic little French restaurant in Chelsea is well documented as one of the most romantic restaurants in London. The décor is French countryside without being cheesy, complete with candlelit nooks, dried flowers, and cluttered wall decorations. The classic French fare (ratatouille, coq au vin) lives up to the ambience. The chocolate mousse is not to be missed.
Halkin Arcade, Motcomb St., Belgravia
Nestled in the heart of Belgravia on the absurdly charming Motcomb street, Amaya is one of our favorite spots for Indian food. Most of the dishes are grilled, which lets you enjoy Indian flavors without the gut bomb that the cuisine can sometimes deliver. Favorite menu items: the grilled fish, the duck, and the grilled broccoli.
The Thomas Cubitt
44 Elizabeth St., Belgravia
This elegant gastropub has open fireplaces for a cozy effect in winter and floor-to-ceiling windows that open out onto Elizabeth Street in warmer months. The comprehensive bar menu (which ranges from rock oysters to a steak and Guinness pie) should leave you wanting for nothing, but in case you are, a more formal (and pricey) dining room menu is served on the first floor.
18 Wilton Row, Belgravia
If you’re visiting London, it’s sort of a requirement to visit a pub, and the Grenadier is our long-time favorite. It’s tucked away in a cobblestone mews and features a cozy fireplace for rainy days. Once you’ve settled in, take the time to sample the fantastic beer menu and indulge in some classic pub food.
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