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Phoenix

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23 Smith Street | Chelsea, London SW3 4EE, England
+44 (0)20 7730 9182
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Description: This Smith Street pub, running directly south off Kings Road, once a...
This Smith Street pub, running directly south off Kings Road, once a hang-out of young trend followers, is now a regular haunt of the locals. They love the warm cosy atmosphere, not to mention the delightful menu that is refreshingly changed every week. Equally busy at lunch and dinner, The Phoenix takes bookings for both meals, or even if you just fancy a snack and a drink, you are welcome to come in. To the back of the pub is the dining room, where you can book a table for two or twenty and confidently expect to receive the same attentive service throughout the pub, no matter how large your group. Stan, the chef of The Phoenix, has been with Geronimo for many years and will be happy to serve up a selection of traditional British dishes for you.
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  • 14
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quality & Value + they cook a mean steak!

Saturday night was steak night there. It was a reasonable £23 for a bone in rib eye with sorrel butter and rosemary inc homemade fries and a lovely roasted beef tomato. It was nicely matured beef that was cooked perfectly over clearly a super high heat with a nice crust forming from the seasonings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
BingoBrian
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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English first
Monmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Saturday night was steak night there. It was a reasonable £23 for a bone in rib eye with sorrel butter and rosemary inc homemade fries and a lovely roasted beef tomato. It was nicely matured beef that was cooked perfectly over clearly a super high heat with a nice crust forming from the seasonings but staying nice and juicy inside... More 

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La Jolla, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place has changed in the 15 years since I visited it last. It has become more of a gastropub than pub. Having said that we enjoyed our meal and found the service friendly and the food tasty.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As this is my local, I should probably not be advertising how great it is for fear of never again being able to get a reservation. But I have to give credit. This is a truly cosy, warm and comfortable pub with an extremely welcoming staff - including the 'always cheerful' manager, Mark. One can eat in the relaxed bar... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The food was painfully average. The kidneys, virtually inedible. Guinea fowl over seasoned. Perhaps if fish and chips had not run out, would not have been so disappointed. Nice atmosphere though.

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Singapore
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196 reviews 196 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Relatively new pub. The pub food was fine and tasty. The service was fine. Would consider going back.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I just ate here at the weekend with friends having been a loyal customer for some years. It was one of the most embarrassingly tragic experiences I have ever had in a pub. Our table was reserved for 1.30. We ordered at 2 and the starters arrived at 3. The mains arrived at 3.45 and the roast chicken was dry... More 

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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Phoenix, responded to this review

Dear Loonbuster Thank for taking the time to provide us with your review regarding your recent experience at the Phoenix. I would like to apologise that we failed to meet your expectations at the pub in regards to the service you received. I can assure you that I have passed on your comments to the Management Team who would like... More 

Geneva
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Light late lunch. Chipolatas in honey and mustard very good indeed. French chardonnay very pleasant. Smiling, cheerful service.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After spending a happy couple of hours at Chelsea Physic Garden, we found the Phoenix for a late lunch. The staff were very friendly, the menu much better than the other pubs in the area. The food was beautifully presented and flavoursome. Inside was light and airy. There is a large bar eating area and a separate more formal eating... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

£7.95 for 4 slices of cheese, imaginatively contrived from 2 varieties- sums the place up, A couple of different ales- from The same old Gironimo Inns stock list, comfortable and clean, but lacking both personality and individuality, This also applies to 'the surprise' and 'the builders arms' If you want something more original in the area, head to the Sydney... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Barnaby and I visited after going to the National Army Museum, the beer was in great condition and Geronimo have a habit of providing interesting guest beers. I tried two, which were in excellent condition, Barnaby enjoyed his steak sandwich and declared it was delicious. I had a starter, which was a delicious salad. It is hard to find seats... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Smith Street | Chelsea, London SW3 4EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7730 9182

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 63
  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

This Smith Street pub, running directly south off Kings Road, once a hang-out of young trend followers, is now a regular haunt of the locals. They love the warm cosy atmosphere, not to mention the delightful menu that is refreshingly changed every week. Equally busy at lunch and dinner, The Phoenix takes bookings for both meals, or even if you just fancy a snack and a drink, you are welcome to come in. To the back of the pub is the dining room, where you can book a table for two or twenty and confidently expect to receive the same attentive service throughout the pub, no matter how large your group. Stan, the chef of The Phoenix, has been with Geronimo for many years and will be happy to serve up a selection of traditional British dishes for you.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?