Restaurants, Italian Chelsea
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I have a crystal ball and this is what it tells me: 100 years from now, the whole of London will be one amorphous mass of restaurants. Not a week goes by without your local boozer, shop or public loo being turned into a trendy eatery. By those standards, converting a 350-year-old pub – the Goat in Boots – into a pizzeria, grill and bar is pretty tame.

The Goat’s new owners have ditched the boots (too panto) and created myriad levels (six, if you include the mezzanines), which can feel unnervingly like eating in an Escher artwork. But it’s good looking (as are the staff: SW10 doesn’t do fuglies), all rough-hewn woods and industrial metals in the dining areas, with nouveau-vintage in the bar.

The cooking is Italian-via-Manhattan. The signature lobster pizza broke the first commandment of toppings (‘thou shalt not use seafood’); the dried-out white meat was adrift on a sea of pancetta and watercress. Other dishes fared better however: another pizza, with a heady combination of sliced guanciale (pork cheek), rosemary-spiked burrata cheese and a pitch-perfect soft egg; exceptional polenta ‘chips’ (crisp-edged and served with a truffled mayo); the clean flavours of the tuna tartare. Factor in decent cocktails (rhubarb bellini, say), and this is not a bad spot for wannabe Millie Mackintoshes to spend an evening.

By: Tania Ballantine


Venue name: Goat
Address: 333 Fulham Rd
SW10 9QL
Opening hours: Meals served noon-10.30pm daily.Bar open 12pm till 1am Mon-Fri; 11am-1am Sat-Sun.
Transport: Tube: South Kensington tube, then bus 14
Price: Main courses £9-£24
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Emily M

This place is just down the street from me and their outside tables are always packed on a sunny afternoon. I was pleasantly surprised when I went for dinner here as it's gorgeously cozy inside and the staff are absolutely lovely. We had the tuna tartar to start which was fresh and simple but beautifully presented. I had the monkfish for main whilst my friend has the rabbit. Both were positively delicious. I went on another occasion trying the chicken with risotto and a pizza. Again, the food was super yummy and the staff were wonderful. It's a bit pricey so just keep that in mind but the food is worth the price tag. Great place. 

Sara A

Goat is a cosy restaurant with really friendly staff, delicious food and a nice assortment of cocktails. Although they did get my order wrong, they were incredibly apologetic about it and brought us a round of free drinks while we waiting for my actual dish to come out. The portions are small, too small for the kinds of prices they charge if you ask me so don't turn up starving hungry! But then again, this isn't the kind of area where people worry about how much dinner costs.


Yikes.... I came here with my mother and sister for a cocktail masterclass.. Oh boy oh boy oh boyyyyy. We were led downstairs into a dark room where the floors stuck to your feet from dirt and stickiness. Given a watery concoction they called a cocktail ,then led upstairs through the filthiest flight of stairs I've ever seen! The plague must've originated here.

The masterclass itself was no good either and people left early. Gutted! Absolutely gutted

Sarah R

Only good things to say about Goat. First of all, locations makes it quite a handy hangout. It is just off busier Chelsea's Kings road, therefore you can stop by here before you go out in Chelsea, or even come here for brunch. Italian food selection is tasty and I am definitely coming back here to try more dishes.


I arranged a Hen party to dine here before going onto Maggies next door. The service was super friendly and the food was very tasty. Definitely can recommend it!


I had lunch here with a friend and loved the service and food was simply delicious, high recommend it.