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The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar

212 Fulham Road | Chelsea, London SW10 9PJ, England (Chelsea)
+44 20 7349 9901
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Ranked #619 of 17,059 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: English, British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Description: The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar is at the forefront of British dining in the Chelsea area. Located on the "Beach" area of the Fulham Road, the Penny Black was established in early 2011 and has garnered an enviable reputation for making food that you simply want to eat! With an extensive menu famous for Beef Wellington and one of the best Sunday roasts in London, the Penny Black offers a casual yet sophisticated dining experience with unrivalled service standards. A new buzzing bar at the front of the restaurant shows off world-class cocktails and a wine list featuring almost 100 wines all available by the glass or half bottle carafe. The cosy bar tables in particular are always in high demand so booking is essential. A private dining floor seating up to 32 guests complements a bespoke events service and a renowned external catering division. The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar is truly the place to be for those in the know!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Exeter
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We found this through trip advisor and my daughter booked it. We were four in party on a sat nights at 8.15. There were two other couples who left before we finished. The staff were excellent and looked after us very well. The food was good but nothing exceptional and the price a bit steep £165 for three adults and... More

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hotel made booking for English food Nice feeling inside and good for children (9 & 13) Nice waiter, very friend and good help to tell us the menu Menu not big but good choice Very nice steak and fish Price ok and manager speaks Chinese to make easy for us

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm not a big user of TripAdvisor, but had such a lovely evening I felt I just had to share! We popped in the other weekend for dinner, and had one of the best meals I've ever eaten! I had the Rack of Lamb and my boyfriend had the Beef Wellington, both were delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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205 reviews 205 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We needed a restaurant within walking distance of where our son was staying and after reading reviews gave this one a try. The place was quite empty (early on a Tuesday evening) but they made us welcome and did not rush us and pretty soon others came in. The menu is varied enough to suit everybody but two of us... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our meal was what you might describe as a crisis purchase. We needed food late at night after a post operation visit across the road at the hospital. We are not locals. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was absolutely delicious. I've rarely if ever tasted such a succulent hamburger.

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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very good service. Food was good but not impressive. Beef Wellington was pretty pricey but you can order fixed menu. Overall pretty good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We ate here after reading some of the reviews hear and I wanted to try the Beef Wellington. We weren't disappointed it was fantastic, together with the good service, we had a very nice evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I visit the Penny Black quite often as the food here is superb, cocktails are amazing, service is impeccable and a lovely atmosphere too. I just got back from having the Sunday roast which filled me up so much I sadly couldn't fit in dessert :-( I highly recommend this place, whether it be for lunch, dinner or just drinks.... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wonderful dining experience in Chelsea. Attentive service, great ambiance. One if the best burgers with foie gras ever!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My visited the Penny Black was based on reviews of previous dinners. I did however find the rating somewhat exaggerated. It is a nine neighborhood restaurant, offering satisfactory dinner but alas, not much more than this. Service was good, meal offering standard. Swordfish dish prepared as a steak, unimaginative. It is a restaurant to visit if you are in the... More

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