This vibrant, contemporary eatery, with a touch of private members’ club about it, has a relaxed gastropub as well as colourful restaurant area, complete with glam-crowd clientele.
Focusing on seasonal menus, with regionally sourced produce, The Phene ensures it has options for meat eaters, vegans, vegetarians and celiacs alike. International influences, from across Europe and into North Africa, are apparent, with tempting sharing platters and mezze boards.
Dogs are welcome throughout and there is a good-sized, covered garden with heaters and plenty of seating. Pooches will enjoy the green surrounds post-walk, or head for a promenade down the Kings Road. Bowls and treats are also on offer to stave off the munchies.
Weekends bring the chance to indulge with the breakfast menu that includes treats such as spiced banana French toast, accompanied with maple-glazed smoked bacon, chilli labneh & tamarind caramel, as well as plenty of egg-based classics. Fancy a lie-in? Then join a little later for weekend brunch, where a selection of breakfast favourites are served, along with heartier mains.
This upscale gastropub area has a bustling, bubbly ambience as the sun sets – perfect for a summer evening in the garden. With over over 30 wines by the glass, and a good selection of craft beers, including locally brewed ales, it’s a perfect spot for a post-work drink.
Should a little more refinement be desired, head further inside and enjoy the restaurant area, where humans and hounds can relax and enjoy a good meal with friends. Think pan-fried seabass with minted purple potato, asparagus and carrot puree. No room for pudding – perhaps just a liquid dessert? Try the Slippin’ Jimmy.
Bookings are taken inside only.
There are two private rooms available at The Phene. Set menus are used for events with more than 14 guests.
A children’s menu is also on offer. Children are welcome at the venue, but only until 8pm in the main bar.
Just two minutes’ walk from Albert Bridge, arguably the prettiest in London, take a stroll over to Battersea Park where your dog will be in his element in this vibrant royal park.
With the Kings Road on your doorstep, join the parading pooches, and it doesn’t just have to be for window shopping; there are several stores, such as Anthropologie, where dogs are welcomed. For inspiration see our dog-friendly London destination page.
For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below.
Address: The Phene, 9 Phene Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 5NY
A short walk from the main bus routes, public transport or taxi are likely to be your easiest options given limited parking. Should you and fido fancy driving, pay and display bays are available on adjoining streets. Parking on Phene Street is for residents only. Alternatively try Sydney Street Car Park, which is £9 for two hours’ parking, and 6 minutes’ walk away.
Sloane Square and South Kensington underground stations are both approximately 15 minutes’ walk away. With Sloane Square served by the District and Circle Lines and South Kensington by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines, there are plenty of travel route options. The Phene is also a few minutes’ walk from the Kings Road, which is served by numerous buses. Check Transport for London for your best route.
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