This swish Chelsea restaurant is part of Will Ricker’s mini-chain of stylish pan-Asian eateries (Great Eastern Dining Room, E&O, XO). Elegant oriental lampshades hang from the ceiling of the airy black and white dining room, which is populated by a clientele dressed in the expected chinos or cocktail dresses. The only departure from the polished aesthetic is the use of disposable tablecloths, which are whipped away after every course – not a bad idea considering all the dipping sauces served.
The menu includes everything from sushi to dumplings, curries to barbecue dishes – all cooked to a high standard. Highlights of our meal included a generous portion of pad thai (one of the best we’ve found in London), and the restaurant’s signature salt and chilli squid, which was attractively presented in a newspaper cone. Also enjoyable was duck and watermelon salad with refreshing sprigs of mint and coriander, all coated in a hoi sin dressing – though it was a little on the sweet side.
To drink, there’s Asian beer, wine, saké or tea and a reasonably priced cocktail menu. Our attentive suited and booted waiter was keen on a joke, such as telling us with a twinkle in his eye that the next-door table had settled our bill.
Dishes such as beef san choi bau, miso black cod and chilli salt squid are served alongside some of London's best dim sum, making for a great weekend bottomless brunch, or late night dinner and drinks venue.
|Venue name:||Eight Over Eight||Contact:|
392 King's Road
|Opening hours:||Monday to Friday – Bar – 5pm to 10.45pm Monday to Friday – Restaurant – 6pm to 10.45pm Saturday – Restaurant – 12pm to 4pm, 6pm to 10.45pm Sunday – Restaurant – 12.30pm to 4pm, 6 to 10.30pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Sloane Square or South Kensington tube|
|Price:||Main courses £10-£36|
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Love this restaurant. Beautiful decor and scrumptious food. Great for lunch or dinner - easier to get a table at lunch though! Had an amazing lamb dish last time and always order chilli salt squid & duck and watermelon salad... My friend had a birthday in the private room downstairs for 10 which was v fun and the service was perfect.