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23 Smith Street | Chelsea, London SW3 4EE, England
+44 (0)20 7730 9182
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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All 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
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying a 15 minute walk away and ate here after a long day wandering around London art shows. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food was really tasty. We began our evening outside and ended lounging on the huge leather sofa with a great bottle of Malbec. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and great place... More 

1 Thank Denise W
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Phoenix with 4 friends on Sunday for some drinks and some dessert. The place was quite quiet but nevertheless it was still nice. The staff were accommodating and friendly and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. They have plenty of board games too if you fancy a game of Sunday afternoon Scrabble!

Thank kattimlin
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill in between lunch and the concert at the Royal Hospital. We found the Phoenix a few minutes away from the gates of the hospital and settled in. The staff were great, the pub is very comfortable and the food, even though we didn't eat, looked great. We'll certainly be back.

Thank Mark K
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Okay, they have done some redecorating which looks nice. But, what has happened to the food and service. It took 90 minutes to get served some very simple main courses. No explanation or apology. Zero management available on a Friday night. While the food was fair in light of the price, the overall experience was terrible and should be avoided... More 

Thank James M
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129 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Tucked away off the busy Kings Road just down from Sloane Square, very smart and busy pub/restaurant, well heeled clientele but prices still ok for this part of town. Nicely decorated and spotlessly clean, quick and very friendly service, worth seeking out.

Thank Ianto999
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526 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 851 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Phoenix has consistently good food, great staff and a cosy atmosphere. Hadn't been for a couple of years and revisited last night- will return for sure and recommend to all.

1 Thank tjh2
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Lazy Rainy Sunday in London. Left the flat in the rain for a quick lunch out and remembered one of more chilled out pubs. Posh yet not pretentious - food is hearty and good. Great Easter with my lovely husband. Now for a bit of backgammon

1 Thank AnisaT
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Nice food served wether it be fish or steak and the dressed crab excellent too!! Service very good from waitresses or waiters and drinks come quickly and food comes hot to the table!! Nice ambience of LONDON a casual but smart too and good atmosphere as a laid back cosey feeling with book cases and warm interior!!

1 Thank 907rainbow
Kinver, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Always excellent, friendly service with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and super food. I have never eaten here in the evening but it's a wonderfully busy local London pub with plenty of characters( including Chelsea Pensioners) and a great place to waste an afternoon feeling part of the crowd.

1 Thank LCS650
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

went here with my father and his girl friend and we were treated so well from start to finish . father has been here before and guaranteed we woiuld enjoy our food. ~That we did ! Nothing was too much for Liza who had the patience of a saint dealing with my father who constantly performs !! Starters hit the... More 

1 Thank dee l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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Wealth courses through The King's Road, Chelsea's upmarket artery of West London life packed with shops, eateries and glitzy nightspots. For people-watching at its best and luxury retail therapy that's largely unrivalled, this area cannot be missed. But if this showy street starts to overwhelm or a moment of price tag shock sends you reeling, a quick detour down pretty much any of many King's Road veins will reveal a quieter side of Chelsea. Here the stately Royal Hospital hosts its world-famous flower show, and the Thames rolls along at a lazy pace, with leafy Battersea Park and its Peace Pagoda beckoning from across the river.
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