REVIEW: CHEYNE WALK BRASSERIE
Whenit comes to finding a good piece of meat in this city, everyone is trying to steak a claim. So when a London institution like Cheyne Walk Brasserie decides to mix things up, it’s fair to say there is a lot at steak (sensing a theme here?)
The French restaurant has been around for over 10 years and since they’ve just refreshed their menu with some brand spanking new dishes, we figured it was the perfect time to give it a try. Amongst the new items is Steak Escargot- 21 day aged rib-eye topped with a sauce of garlic butter, a dark port and red wine reduction and fresh snails. Yes we did say snails.
Despite the fact we don’t normally have our meat with a side of mollusk, we figured when in France (or Chelsea in this case) and were very glad we did. For those not as keen on coming out of their shells, there are new non-snail sauces including the La Printaniere, designed
to accompany their famous salt crusted seabream. Made of cauliflower, capers, hazelnut oil, mushroom and vinegar, this sauce is so tasty we would have eaten it on it’s own.
The stunning river views from upstairs makes this a great place to bring visitors you’re keen to impress, especially since there will be a fancy new afternoon tea available from the 24th March. Created in collaboration with the Meringue Girls and served with champagne, we got a sneak preview and it’s looking (and tasting) magnifique!
So take a walk/tube/bus to Cheyne Walk Brasserie. Not giving it a go would be a missed steak.
50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 5LR