Like many of the wonderful places I have discovered in London, I stumble upon most of them by accident.
Beaufort House was definitely a worthy discovery. After getting the wrong bus home from Soho, Beaufort House was the first place we layed our eyes upon. It’s ideal if you want to let your hair down on a Friday night, but don’t want to go the whole haul with central London or a nightclub.
We absolutely couldn’t make our mind up when it came to the vast cocktail menu. I opted for a honey berry sour (£9) which was divine and looked the part too, you can tell they don’t compromise on cocktail ingredients here! Check out the drinks menu here.
The atmosphere in Beaufort was fun and flirty and everyone seemed like they were having a very good time, including the staff and it felt more like we had stumbled upon a party rather than a bar with a mixed crowd. When the bar was closing up we were taken upstairs with our freshly made cocktails by a member of staff to a louder, more lively bar which was pretty packed, so much so that we made a swift exit. We didn’t quite feel like we were meant to be there and upon more research we realised we were in the private members club area, but it seemed to be totally okay, even for a Friday night where a private party was happening.
I was so impressed by the staff and cocktails at Beaufort House that I headed back with another friend for dinner on a Saturday night and it was much quieter than the last time I’d visited, far more fitting for a quiet catch-up dinner.
The menu definitely has a healthier feel to it and the mains weren’t overbearing at all – perfect if you’re starting your January diet but still want to eat out this weekend. I had sesame seed coated salmon and it was moist and fresh with mouthwatering flavours, whilst my asparagus side was crunchy and buttery – just the way you want it. There are salads, fish dishes, and the majority of the sides are on the healthy side even though they do offer the classic sides such as chips.
Dinner for two including two mains, a side, two cocktails and two glasses of wine was £65 including service charge.
Beaufort House also do a wonderful brunch menu and afternoon tea – which I’m dying to try out!
Take a peak at the website here: http://www.beauforthousechelsea.co.uk
If you wan’t to visit: 354 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UZ