Ask Me: the King’s road

Ask Me: the King’s road

We gave you the opportunity to ask your burning questions about the King’s Road and we answered. Read on to find out more.

What’s the theme for this year’s Chelsea in Bloom?

We are delighted to confirm the theme for this year’s Chelsea in Bloom is ‘British Icons’ – inspired by this year’s Platinum Jubilee and the many other amazing British icons from across fashion, design, art, sport, literature, film, music and more – from David Bowie, to the Mini, Bond, Mary Poppins to Vivienne Westwood, Big Ben… Save 23-28 May 2022 in your diaries!

Does Soul Cycle have an opening date? 

We don’t have an opening date just yet but as soon as we do, we promise to share it on our Instagram. Please stay tuned.

Where can I find the best vegetarian food? 

We absolutely love Vardo for their vegetarian and vegan dishes. The flavours come from around the world and are out of this world. Chicama does a brilliant vegetarian tasting menu and Humble is our resident vegan restaurant which we love too.

Where’s the best family restaurant?

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is very child-friendly and has high-chairs for their little diners too. Sticks’N’Sushi is a great place for families with their kids menu and a little something fun for kids to do where they have to look for the cheeky monkey that hides somewhere different each day. Other fun places for families to eat include Benihana, The Big Easy, My Old Dutch and Bluebird Chelsea during school holidays with their Tiny Tea afternoon tea.

When is all the construction work expected to finish?

There are different timelines for each project along the King’s Road. The two biggest works are at 196-222 King’s Road which will be completed in 2023 and what was the King’s Walk Mall which we will share a date for as soon as we have confirmation.

Where can I grab breakfast?

LEON has just opened on the King’s Road with a great selection of hearty breakfasts to eat-in or pick-up on the way to work or after a school drop-off and for King’s Road Privilege Card holders, they’re offering 15% off. For a more laid back breakfast, The Black Penny at Duke of York Square has some of the best breakfasts in Chelsea. If you’re after something a little healthier, try Juice Baby or Acai Berry for something nourishing.

Please can you share your restaurant recommendations?

Where to start!? If you love Asian food, we love Sticks’N’Sushi or The Ivy Asia. For the finest quality British dishes, we recommend Rabbit and for great pub food, The Cadogan Arms and The Surprise (just tucked away so you’ll avoid the crowds) really are a must. Off the King’s Road on Cale Street, you’ll find Cinquecento Pizzeria which is a real favourite amongst the locals.

Why does Duke of York Square have more followers than the King’s Road?

Duke of York Square’s Instagram is over seven years old, while the King’s Road started in 2019. We think we’re catching up but if you’d like to tell your friends about us then we’d love to say hello! The King’s Road is the place to be in Chelsea.

Where can I find the best American style pancakes?

Good question! My Old Dutch is the place to go for pancakes along the King’s Road but for American Pancakes, Wulf & Lamb on Pavilion Road have vegan American pancakes stacked with maple syrup, mixed berries and vanilla cashew cream. Other places for fluffy (non-American) pancakes include Granger & Co for their fluffy ricotta hotcakes and Ottolenghi’s Dutch baby pancakes. Both of which are also on Pavilion Road.

Where can I find a killer spin class? 

There’s a new spin studio in Chelsea. Have you discovered cyKO at Raffles yet? Here are all the details you need to know and nearby on Pavilion Road, you can also find a killer spin class at KXU, which is pay-as-you-go so it’s easy to drop in. For the real fitness-lovers, find out edit of the best workouts in the neighbourhood here.

Where’s the best place to grab lunch?

If you are after a long and leisurely lunch with plenty of people watching and good food, Vardo at Duke of York Square is a great spot. The Ivy Chelsea Garden has a beautiful setting and, for great lunch menus, The Cadogan Arms, 2850 Chelsea and Cafe Colbert are great places to try. And if you’re looking for somewhere with a view, you can’t beat the rooftop views from Peter Jones’ 6th Floor Restaurant. But if you’re after something to grab and go, try new openings Leon or Ottolenghi on Pavilion Road, and The Black Penny also have delicious salads to pack up and take away with you.


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