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Beaufort House Chelsea (Bar, Restaurant, Club)

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354 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UZ
Cuisine: Modern European
Tel: 020 7352 2828 | Email to Beaufort House Chelsea | Transport: South Kensington | Write review

Beaufort House Chelsea Review

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Best for: Swanky nights out with friends; after-dinner drinks; being [or pretending to be] a Sloaney.

Great: Modern European cuisine; starters; main courses; desserts; cocktails; wine; atmosphere; service; décor (can you tell I like it?).

I felt I needed to adopt an alter ego for my recent visit to Beaufort House, Chelsea’s slick cocktail bar, brasserie and private members’ club. You see, the only Club Card I own is the one that earns points at a well-known high street food giant. I would fit in better if I became Pandora Montague-Fitzherbert for the night. Ah Pandora, the elegant Oxford graduate who runs her own art gallery in SW3. Female water polo champion for Hampshire and engaged to Freddy, one of the Conservative Party’s most promising MPs.

Oh yes, I take the construction of my double-life very seriously.

I realise I’m being unashamedly stereotypical here, but my bus journey on the way to Beaufort House only seemed to consolidate my preconceptions. The puckering of lips drowning out the buzz of the engine.

“Give my love to your mummy, MWAH!”

“YES. GIVE MY LOVE TO YOUR MUMMY TOO DARLING MWAH MWAH MWAH MWAH.”

Oh dear...

I was worried about the type of people I’d be surrounded by, but in fact I had no reason to be fearful. It is true that some of the frequenters of Beaufort House are like this – notably the bronzed and beautiful Jack Wills-clad youngsters attending the private party taking place on the third floor - but the majority are simply wealthy-looking businessmen discussing seemingly important matters, along with groups of well-dressed females enjoying a night out, and young professionals indulging in a post-work cocktail. And there are certainly an impressive collection of cocktails to get through; reasonably priced too.

Perched at the ground floor horseshoe bar underneath an opulent Art-Deco chandelier, Pandora Montague-Fitzherbert and her/my guest started the evening with a delicious Kir Imperiale - Chambord black raspberry liqueur and champagne.

There were others Pandora would loved to have tried including the Sloane Sling – Pinot Grigio with vodka, lemon & elderflower - and the King’s Road Crush – a raspberry & pineapple vodka concoction – but, as I knew we were to enjoy a three-course meal with wine from the brasserie’s lunchtime menu, Pandora decided to save myself. For one night only I was a member of Beaufort House. I was to be the very ladylike Pandora, and she definitely wouldn’t have too many cocktails and trip up the stairs, falling flat on her face into a room full of strangers. (Honestly, that has never happened to me. Or Pandora).

Normally the brasserie food is only served at lunchtime for the public, while in the evening, Japanese bar snacks are on offer. But luckily my guest and Pandora got to sample the brasserie food in the members’ club, where it is always on offer.

The second floor clubroom is the epitome of contemporary British style: dim lighting, wooden floors, comfy leather sofas, and portraits of various Dukes adorning the walls. Young men chatted over dinner, as did groups of wealthy Americans, and a pensive-looking dandy reclined on the settee with a historical novel.

The waiters have the rare skill of being attentive but not obtrusive, and are down-to-Earth chatty. Happy to recommend a Sancerre from the extensive wine list featuring labels from across the globe (prices from £19-£300), our waiter later returned to check we were happy with the choice.

The food on offer here is nothing innovative, just the usual brasserie fare, but it is done to perfection. Pandora started with scallops, which were succulent and delightfully caramelised, accompanied by smoked bacon and pea purée. A hearty portion of chilli crab linguine followed. Both the pasta and crab tasted fresh, and just the right amount of chilli and garlic had been used to achieve a fiery and flavoursome dish. It broke my heart being forced to leave so much, but the portion was enormous. My guest was equally thrilled with her smoked salmon starter and chicken with truffle broth main course. Puddings were tasty too. Chocolate and toffee-based treats were on offer, which always leads to a good night in my book. Pandora went for the chocolate mousse, with pear and Chantilly cream. I couldn’t really taste the pear, but the large quantities of aromatic Sancerre my guest and I had been slurping on all night meant Pandora was in no mood for grumbling.

Finishing this delightful gourmet journey with a coffee, my guest and Pandora mused that we really could get used to this kind of lifestyle. Casting out eyes over the membership application form, we noticed that we needed two proposers before we could join (as if that was the only obstacle in our way).

“Maybe we should go and have a chat to Mr Tim-Nice-But-Dim and his pal over there...” my guest remarked, just as a beautiful blonde arrived at their table; probably called Pandora. Oh well, back on the 345 bus to Peckham I go.
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Anna Parkin

Customer Reviews for Beaufort House Chelsea

Average (based on 3 votes): 3 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“I use Beaufort House regularly as it is my base when I'm in London. It has a great brasserie in the day (child friendly, so I can meet my friends with kids) and I work upstairs in the Private members lounge in the day as its got wifi. I have also held meetings in the boardroom (FOC as I'm a member!)and held my birthday party in the Penthouse Champagne Bar (also FOC so just had to pay for drinks). It has everything that I need, and is reasonably priced (membership was £400, but they put £200 of that on my card to spend on food or drinks - bargain!). Lucky to have found it, save a fortune, and the staff are so welcoming and friendly it makes being in London bearable!”
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Claire Dix, Dartmouth, Devon (5 years 5 months 12 days ago)

“Beaufort House is great fun! The food was good and the atmosphere busy but a good group of people. Would recommend to anyone wanting a good night out with friends!”
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Jack, London (5 years 11 months 6 days ago)

“Great venue, exactly what Chelsea needed! I thought the food was perfect, there is something light if you are just wanting to stop by for a light snack or some heavy meals if you are really hungry. Well priced too, which is surprising in Chelsea! Really busy when it gets sunny as all the windows open and so get there early!”
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cass, London (6 years 1 months 5 days ago)

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Beaufort House Chelsea Opening Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 1:30am Friday: 8:00am - 3:30am
Tuesday: 8:00am - 1:30am Saturday: 9:00am - 3:30am
Wednesday: 8:00am - 2:30am Sunday: 9:00am - 1:30am
Thursday: 8:00am - 2:30am    

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Beaufort House Chelsea Food & Drinks

Beaufort House Chelsea Food Menu

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Bar Snack Menu
We offer Bar Snacks all afternoon and evening
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Breakfast Menu
Served from 8am daily
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All day Brunch Menu
Choose from a range of dishes from our all day brunch menu
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A La Carte - Dinner Menu
Our a la carte dinner menu is served each evening till late
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Healthy Kids Menu
Our healthy kids menu is served all day until 6pm daily.
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Beaufort House Chelsea Drinks Menu

We built our reputation on our cocktail bar. For a special night out, choose a reliable classic or one of our signature cocktails created by some of the best mixologists in London. All are welcome in our ground-floor bar. But of course members have a choice of three bars throughout Beaufort House, and also have access to our penthouse champagne bar.

Updated 25/01/2012

Item Description Price
Beaufort House Champagne Punch Grey Goose vodka shaken with fresh peach, passion fruit and lemon juice with a hint of passionfruit syrup, served long, topped with champagne. £ 9.00
Spiced Pear Mojito Captain Morgan spiced rum, fresh pear purée, mint, lime and a hint of vanilla sugar, served long over crushed ice. £ 8.00
King’s Road Crush Fresh raspberries and pineapple shaken with Finlandia grapefruit vodka, fresh lemon and Chambird black raspberry liqueur served long over crushed ice. £ 7.50
Sloane Sling Ketel One Citroen shaken with fresh muddled lemon, mint, a hint of elderower and pinot grigio, served long. £ 8.00
Beaufort Garden Bombay Sapphire gin shaken with fresh cucumber and homemade camomile syrup, served long, topped with soda. £ 8.00
Sauvignon Blanc - Bottle Sauvignon Touraine, Caves de la Tourangelle - Loire £ 22.50
Merlot - Bottle Château Belingard Rouge - Bergerac £ 25.50

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Special offers, discounts and deals at Beaufort House Chelsea

At Beaufort House we offer regular special offers to our loyal customers. To sign up to our special offer email please send us an email via the website.

Updated 25/01/2012

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Events and other great things going on at Beaufort House Chelsea

Beaufort House can happily cater for all manner of celebrations including weddings, birthdays & anniversary parties, and children’s parties, as well as private screenings of films or sports events.

Updated 25/01/2012

Summer with Beau

Type: Music - DJ
Date: 14 May, 2016 - 03 Sep, 2016
Day(s): Saturday
Time: 15:00 - 23:45
Why bother going to Ibiza this summer? Beaufort House Chelsea is bringing Ibiza to you!

Situated on the fashionable, stylish Kings Road, Beaufort House is creating its own tropical atmosphere that will come to life every Saturday afternoon from 3pm ’til sundown.

Their proud labrador, ‘Beaufort’, or ‘Beau’ to his friends, has decided to come out and play!! Beau just wants to have fun; and what Beau wants, Beau gets – and Beau wants a BEACH PARTYY!! So put on those swanky boat shoes, shorts and shades we have all missed over the dark winter months and come and PARTY WITH BEAU!

Beaufort House will be opening its summer doors every Saturday from the 14th of May and hosting DJ’s from 3pm playing your favourite summer tunes, so pop down to your friendly neighbourhood beach bar; relax, eat, drink, have a boogie and enjoy your summer with Beau!

Champagne Tuesdays

Type: Drinks
Date: 17 May, 2016 - 30 Aug, 2016
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 08:00 - 23:45
Join us at Beaufort House Chelsea EVERY Tuesday for “Champagne Tuesdays at The House” .
Only £25 for a bottle of Champagne, all day and all night… and only on Tuesday’s!

“Come quickly ! I’m tasting stars!”
Dom Pierre Perignon, French Benedictine Monk, (1638 – 1715) when he first tasted his newly created champagne.

Beaufort House Chelsea Hire Details

Beaufort House prides itself as being a haven from the outside world, a stylish home-from-home, but that doesn’t stop us from offering state of the art business facilities & impressive, flexible space

Updated 25/01/2012

Name: Club Room
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 750
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 30
Notes: Our sophisticated Club Room can be used day or night and is perfect for private dining, drinks receptions screenings, presentations, training and board meetings. With its own private bar.
Name: Members Lounge
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 5000
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 200
Notes: The Members Lounge, with private bar is a large versatile space that can accommodate groups from 10 up to 180. There is a removable partition which can make the room more intimate, and the room is light and spacious with natural daylight and blackout curtains. A great room for larger training sessions, conferences, seminars, fashions shows, drinks receptions and private dinners.
Name: Penthouse Champagne Bar
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 2000
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: Optional
Capacity: 50
Notes: Intimate but with a real wow factor, the penthouse champagne bar is here when you want somewhere special to celebrate! Ideal for drinks with canapes followed by dancing into the early hours.

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