SW3, Saatchi Mess, Duke of York Square

With the wet and stormy weather that’s plaguing London, we have to turn our attention to things to do indoors.

Sloane Square in the wind and rain
Sloane Square in the wind and rain

After my sale (window) shopping in Sloane Square got sabotaged by the dreary weather, I took shelter in the Saatchi Mess restaurant on the Duke of York square just off the King’s Road.

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The Saatchi gallery is just next door

Saachi mess, sloane square, chelsea sloane square lunch gallery kings road I have spent many hours inside the Saatchi gallery (room after room of fascinating pieces, and free entry!), but had never been into the restaurant. This week I my friend suggested a visit and we were SO impressed from the moment we walked in.

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An adorable restaurant for an adorable crowd

The restaurant is very light thanks to the strip of big windows that look onto the square. There is outdoor seating just next to the green that would be perfect for  wine or afternoon tea in the sunshine – but alas! the weather kept my little friend and I indoors.

sloane square lunch gallery kings road
Gorgeous Whistle and Bango SW11 & SW3 bangles.

 And what a lovely crowd – there were elderly couples enjoying a glass of wine, young business people having a working lunch, and ladies gossiping over wine and tea, and the restaurants INFAMOUS scones.

 The atmosphere was extremely unpretentious and we were made instantly welcome thanks to the extremely friendly waiters. The menu was utterly delicious (although not cheap) but I chose the fishcakes (£13.50), whilst my friend picked fish and chips (£12.50). The presentation of the dishes was immaculate on arrival and the portions extremely large.

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divine fishcakes, the perfect portion size
sloane square lunch gallery kings road
Ice cream and sorbet from a list of classic British desserts

The atmosphere, the views, the presentation and taste of the food, make the higher price tags totally worth it. I’d recommend the Saatchi Mess if you find yourself looking for something a little special along the King’s Road, whether for a glass of wine and a catch up with a friend, lunch with the Grandma, or a well deserved break from shopping with your family. See my map for the exact loaction #SW3

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x The Whistler x

www.whistleandbango.com

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2 thoughts on “SW3, Saatchi Mess, Duke of York Square

  1. This is good to know! I walk or ride past the Saatchi Gallery nearly every day and have yet to visit. Putting it on my to do list!

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