Stanley's

4.6
193 Reviews
£25 and under
British
A secret garden in the heart of Chelsea
Inspired by the English country garden, to those who know it, Stanley’s is Chelsea’s best kept secret. A hidden oasis of serenity, tucked away just off the King’s Road. A comfortable place to eat and drink - offering comfort, laughter and relaxation all year round.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 193 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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James
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Very enjoyable visit and looking forward to going again.

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sallyn
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Despite being super busy the food was absolutely fantastic- especially the chicken taco starter and the whipped sheep’s yogurt desert (sounds random but was divine).

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening. Thank you so much for looking after us. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor set up, fantastic service and friendly staff.

The food was pretty flavourless though

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vipemmah
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful oasis for lunch or supper. Delicious menu, friendly staff, great service, heaters & blankets.

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JosieJay
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely first post-lockdown lunch. Atmosphere and setting were fabulous. The menu was set and this made sense but it didn’t quite hit the spot for me - the food was nice but not fantastic. The wine, was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. Deserves a Michelin ⭐️. Service, great, very friendly Italian guy. Spicy marg wasn’t spicy and we weren’t a fan of the chicken liver. Apart from that - zero complaints. The scallops were probably the best ive ever had. My local restaurant, and so happy it is!

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AnnaS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, we requested a nice table as I had just got married and had a wonderful experience! Thank you!

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vipFrancescaP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere, you only get 2 hours so definitely make sure you get everything ordered in time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor area in chelsea. What a special evening we all had!! 🍾🍷🤩

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Gemma
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. Blankets were a nice touch!

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Cathryn
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service so good to be back out!

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ChristinaM
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food . Really lovely setting

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PCPA
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the outdoor area is so pretty.

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Clara
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food and a stunning terrace - perfect.

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vipSoph
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully presented and very charming staff

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Fanny
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.
The atmosphere was very special and made everyone feel protected with the individual screens between diners.

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LisaH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was good, so was food. Nice ambience. Would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the loveliest places in Chelsea. So Christmasy, great food, music and vibe. Service is first class too

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing Night. Thanks so much Stanley’s!!! See you soon. X

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great afternoon marked it down as the portions were a li

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Georgina
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant and very attentive service. Beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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Dudley
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience at Stanley's was completely outstanding. From the moment we arrived the service was perfection and somebody was always nearby to cater for our every need. We tried lots of different dishes and could not have been more delighted with the quality of food. We would all like to return to Stanley's very soon.

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HenryM
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, the food was lovely, the truffle Gnocci was a must!

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Rachel
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Outside garden is really pretty and fairly warm, good for outdoor dining

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OeschkaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special evening we all had at stanleys. The food and the service was incredible. Can’t wait for our next visit.x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Stanley’s seems to have gone downhill. I ordered the venison doughnut and it arrived absolutely cold and inedible. Had to send back and wait for ages for the replacement which was finally warmed. Food quality needs to be monitored better.

Appetisers are too overpriced - £11 for a sausage roll, really?

They should also invest in more standing heaters for outdoors- the overhead lamps are not warm enough for the current weather.

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EdwardG
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fantastic food and a great atmosphere

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Holly
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm really impressed with Stanley's, the food was excellent, lovely atmosphere and really attentive service.

I had the butternut squash vegatarian main course which was absolutely bursting with flavour, the presentation too was really impressive and thoughtful.

We sat indoors for supper but the garden area is absolutely stunning and warmed by heaters if you fancy sitting out for a drink even in the winter.

Only comment is that's it was quite chilly indoors so bring layers.

Thanks for a lovely evening, I'll definitely be back soon :)

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ShelbyH
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault this place, yummy food and cocktails and a beautiful setting outdoors and COVID friendly. Staff were so attentive and did everything we requested, would definitely recommend and return to Stanley’s

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julesl
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal in wonderful ambient garden setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food accompanied with attentive and friendly service. Made for a very special evening.

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vipIanP
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food AND warm outdoor dining. The staff working at Stanley’s are the glue that binds this place - friendly, attentive and efficient. Special shout for the young owner who works the floor with equanimity- even when faced with sloaney sots.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place. Never been before but I’ll definitely be going back. The staff are superb !

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Very friendly staff and superb food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was pouring with rain and freezing cold which wasn’t ideal... I would have liked more outdoor heaters. We just had one small high one above our table - others were also near pyramid heaters as well, but there weren’t enough of those. I had heard that the food was amazing. I found it a little too contrived and lacking choice. Perhaps there could have been better food options for a freezing cold day. A piece of fish or chicken on a big flat plate is soon going to get cold and unappealing in v cold temps. ..

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back here. Love the new winter menu. The courtyard is fabulous!!! See you soon stanleys...

FAQs

Stanley's is rated 4.6 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.