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Time Out says
Mon Oct 3 2011
Although Tom Aikens first made his mark in haute cuisine, this brasserie is his stab at a more egalitarian style of cooking and service. It offers ‘food for everyone and anyone’ – as long as they can afford it. This is primarily a local for Chelsea Green residents; wear Thomas Pink or Joseph and you’ll fit right in.
Still, the place is highly likeable. It’s the comfort food that gets the attention – macaroni cheese, fish pie, beef burger, calf’s liver with mash – but the menu is lengthy and extends to the likes of pan-fried foie gras with duck egg and Ventreche bacon.
We’ve had complaints of poor service, and suspect that on very busy nights the tables would feel unpleasantly cramped. However, with an upbeat crowd and a bit of room for manoeuvre, the vibe is jolly good fun. Even better is a quiet breakfast time, when you can linger over superb pancakes and well-made coffee.
The decor – white brick tiles, marble counters, sleekly chunky wood furniture – was ahead of its time and still looks the business. The branch at Somerset House doesn’t have quite the same verve, but the location is a draw nevertheless.
Tom's Kitchen 27 Cale Street
020 7349 0202
- Opening hours:
Breakfast served 8-11.30am, lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri. Brunch served 10am-4pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-11pm daily
Tube: Sloane Square or South Kensington tube
Main courses £12.50-£29.50
- 27 Cale Street
- 020 7349 0202
- 27 Cale Street
- Tom's Kitchen
Food and drink
Restaurant and bar facilities. Reservations required. Breakfast. Brunch. Accessible facilities. General facilities. Private rooms. Available for hire
Meal times. Best for brunch. Best for breakfast. Business. Hip factor. Late night. Eating out. People-watching
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