112 Cheyne Walk
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Time Out says
Mon May 21 2012
A Cheyne Walk treasure, this discreet restaurant has deservedly built up a fan club of Chelsea residents, who come here for the adventurous menu inspired by classic culinary tradition. Dishes are well-thought through and carefully executed – if occasionally eyebrow-raising.
Along with the staples, expect the likes of chilli-rosemary nan, or smoked chicken scented with southern spices, or even tandoori monkfish paired with rhubarb. An outstanding seafood platter included such stars as a mini dosa (rice and lentil pancake) filled with juicy flaked crab, and a lovely, lightly fried sea bass fillet kissed with coriander, green chilli and lime paste.
Mains aren’t usually as memorable; chicken breast stuffed with pickled limes, simmered in a browned onion-ginger masala with chickpeas, had too many discordant flavours. Strawberries, of all things, were given an extreme makeover to produce a surprisingly tasty curry; the berries, simmered in their own juice, were spiked with a kick of chilli and ginger and sharpened with lime: a splendid match for steamy lemon rice.
On our visit, service needed to be more switched on, to match the quality of food. Check out the Sunday brunches for a well-priced taster of what’s on offer.
Painted Heron 112 Cheyne Walk
020 7351 5232
- Opening hours:
Dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Fri. Meals served 11am-11pm Sat, Sun
Tube: Sloane Square tube then bus 11, 22
Main courses £13.50-£22. Set brunch (11am-5pm Sat, Sun) £20. Set meal £45 per person (minimum 2) 6 courses
- 112 Cheyne Walk
- 020 7351 5232
- 112 Cheyne Walk
- Painted Heron
Restaurant and bar facilities. Reservations required. Accessible facilities. General facilities. Available for hire. Outdoor facilities. Tables outdoors
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