Cadogan Arms

Bars and pubs, Wine bars Chelsea
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Cadogan Arms is closed for refurbishment until 2017

While the bar, serving a decent if unremarkable beer selection including Adnams and Flying Scotsman, is closest to the King’s Road action, a step down takes you to the hunting lodge-style dining room of this very west London branch of the ten-strong, east London-slanted ETM pub group. With fish sourced from Billingsgate, Cumbrian shorthorn beef steaks for two, provenance flagged up at every opportunity (this is not just asparagus; this is Norfolk asparagus) and the prerequisite retro bar snacks (black pudding scotch egg, fish fingers), the Cadogan ticks all the right boxes, but does nothing outstandingly different. The decor – leather seating and hunting trophies – is similar to other pubs in the group. The menu is meaty, though a goat’s cheese salad with popcorn-sweet candied walnuts, and a huge portion of tagliatelle with wild garlic and oddly chewy parmesan shavings were satisfying enough. ‘Essex’ ham hock did not appear to be glazed as stated and came with gravy rather than the advertised parsley sauce, making for a very salty dish. There were no specials available due to a function upstairs – which also explained the long wait times.


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Cadogan Arms says
The Cadogan Arms is now closed for refurbishment until early 2017.

After six fantastic years at The Cadogan Arms, we are sad to announce that the pub is closed from Sunday 29th March 2015 for a major re-development of the entire building. We hope to re-open the doors again in early 2017.
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Venue name: Cadogan Arms
Address: 298 King's Rd
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Lunch served noon-3.30pm, dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-10.30pm Sat; noon-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Sloane Square
Price: Main courses £13.50-£24
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Incredible food.  Genuinely one of the best meals I've had in London.  The new cocktail menu is also really inventive - the bar manager seems to be experimenting, and they have some really fun ideas on the menu.  A must do date spot, if you live anywhere near the King's Road.  A pub that can genuinely call itself a gastropub.  If you haven't been yet, go!!

Charly Lester - Time Out Head of Dating

Ordered a gin and tonic - the barman didn't seem to have a bottle opener (??!! in a pub?) and ended up opening the bottle of tonic with his teeth (after he cut himself using the spirit measure, promptly bleeding quite badly).  I am not joking.  Un-be-lievable. I was too shocked to say anything, really. Classy place, yeah.

Really good Sunday lunch, fillet cod is brilliant, get 50% off with taste card! This is a lovely find in Chelsea, a short walk away from the river. Service is brilliant and great if you're coming from watching a movie in the nearby Cineworld. A tad expensive for wine, nearly 18 pounds for 2 glasses!

Fantastic bar atmosphere here, perfect for catching up with mates on the King's Road and for meeting people. Great food too, especially the selection of sliders at the bar or upstairs in the pool room. Highly recommended.

Some great reviews below which convinced me to give this place another chance. We went this afternoon for a late lunch, the food took 55 minutes to arrive during which time we were not checked on once by the waiting staff. Hardly worth the wait, cremated yorkshire puddings, dry and tasteless chicken and tough pork belly. The bill arrived with a 12% service charge included! Appalling service and below average food, we won't be back.

Great food, (recommend the sunday roast and the chocolate parfait), with great service, very pleased.