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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 #915 of 17,318 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: English, British
Neighborhood: Chelsea
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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
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I feel bad for the waitresses as they did a great job of being attentive and very pleasant. The food however was very underwhelming and over priced. That falls on the owner and chef.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Sorry. Avoid avoid avoid. Read these reviews but I have some serious doubts. Tough fatty lamb. No one else in the place on a Sunday when Londoners pack the best places for lunch. When I saw how empty they were I should have left as it was a bad sign. We travelled by taxi to make our reservation and both... More

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Madam It is a fact of modern-day life that any person can now go online and write reviews, about all sorts of topics. We at Penny of course love positive reviews, but believe it or not we also appreciate criticism and we have often acted on the negative comments to try and keep on improving. Our customers spend hard-earned... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Top marks for this team. We were looked after so well the experience was not simply food and drink but all encompassing hospitality. Hype re beef Wellington? Fully deserved and thoroughly recommended. Cocktails were inspired - no need for a menu, we were asked for a few basic likes and dislikes and hey presto. I'm not normally a cocktail fan... More

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for the kind and effusive comments. We try to be as hospitable as we can and are glad that this has come across in your dining experience with us. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future. With kind regards More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Today was our first time visit to try their Sunday Roast and I must say everything was delicious. The roast was cooked perfectly and good cuts of meat were chosen rather than the cheap cuts one often finds in sadly most of the restaurants in London. Definitely will be visiting this restaurant again soon!!

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for your kind comments on our Sunday roast. We hope that you will find the time to visit us again in the near future. With kindest regards More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have been to the Penny Black now several times and have never been disappointed. I found out about it through Tastecard, which offers a 2 4 1 deal. The food is delicious with great quality meat and fish, which is cooked to perfection! The staff are friendly and efficient. It's a wonderful place for either an evening with friends... More

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued custom! We hope you will visit us again to try the new items added to the menu over the last week. With kindest regards More

London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Went there spur of the moment went to another resturant service was terrible ended up in penny black and was so glad we did the service was fantastic , the food was out standing especially the scallops . And for main beef Wellington, only down side no children's menu . Really lovely staff. Would defo go back even thinking going... More

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are sorry that we do not have a dedicated children's menu, but as you now know we do offer child portions of our regular a la carte dishes, or we will try and cook something specific for the child if we have the ingredients in the kitchen to do so! In any case,... More

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've reviewed Penny Black before but that was for Sunday lunch and this time we went for a mid-week evening meal. Again the service was very good, granted the it was early and we were more or less the only ones there, but the staff showed good knowledge of the menu and wines. The food was excellent, if a little... More

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for your kind comments and hope that we will continue to see you here at the restaurant. With kindest regards More

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This place is special to us for a number of reasons that I won't go into for times sake. My boyfriend and I ate here this evening and while it was not the perfect meal, due to some issues with sides and accompaniments, we were looked after in an incredibly professional and personal way the likes of which I very... More

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Miss Tempest Thank you for your kind and warming review. I am so glad that you have returned to Penny on many occasions since and I am again sorry that not every element of your dinner with us was as perfect as it should have been. Although you were kind enough to mention some staffing issues, in truth this... More

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

No fault can be found at this wonderful establishment our evening was amazing food exceptional the chef very flexible due to a fuss eater in our group the staff amazing could teach many an establishment how to meet their customers needs. Food was perfect beautifully presented exceptional taste the wine list to die for and a maître d' who was... More

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Madam Thank you so much for such a lovely and kind review. I am so glad that you trusted us enough to allow us to make some special dishes to accommodate your guest's dietary requirements and I hope that our efforts go some way in showing that the restaurant industry is not totally cynical and robotic! We would be... More

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Tasty food and great wine selection. Suitable for romantic dinners. In the heart of Fulham. Lovely helpful staff. Would defo recommend.

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Penny_Black_Manager, Manager at The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Madam Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you back at Penny soon. With kindest regards More

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