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“Average dinner at the Henry Root”
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The Henry Root
Price range: $25 - $56
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Description: A relaxed all-day dining room in the heart of Chelsea, The Henry Root is open from breakfast through to dinner and late night drinks, serving both clean, healthy and comforting British dishes using the best seasonal produce.
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We met old friends here for a meal in Londontown. We had heard good things about the restaurant so decided to try it. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be......... On this Saturday evening in May, the service was slow and the place wasn't even full. We constantly had to flag down a waiter throughout the meal whenever we needed something. I must admit that my food was excellent but my wife and friends dishes were very average. One of the prawn dishes was especially curious. When the size and number of prawns was questioned, we were told that they were "baby prawns" (looked suspiciously like medium size shrimp) and that it was the fact that they were small that made it seem that there weren't enough on the plate. Hmmm. Waitress had a great imagination and we all had a good laugh but for the money, this place was over rated. We won't go back.

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Thank Gweilow
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We chose the The Henry Root to entertain friends visiting from the Netherlands who enjoy good cooking in a friendly and buzzy environment.

Good decision.

There is not much to say. We were inspired by a newspaper review and we concur with its findings. The restaurant is fab. Great food, great value for money and a great fun. The service was professional and friendly. If we were to get picky we might say it was a bit slow towards the end of the evening but we were not in a hurry so what did it matter? The acid test is "Would you go there again?" Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

Thank CymraegBeirniaid
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Comfortable, quirky, low key restaurant with good , mostly locally produced food. lovely wine list -- watch for specials on some evenings.

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Thank comonaut2
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

I spent two hours webseeking somewhere my ex pat flying in brother (60) and myself (48) who both spent most of the 70's and 80's around Park Walk + his wife glam would like... the SW10 scene has changed and apart from No.11 next door, so have the customers.

Henry Root was reassuring like it's late namesake, not sure how long it has been open..but on a pretty afternoon with the open kitchen and light sunny atmosphere all looked very inviting - eating was fine marred by overcooked linguini and 1 inch pieces of asparagus (x3) on its very own salad..house wine was £22 which when I checked - is a 5x mark up - pretty shocking even in Chelsea. A pity, it has all the elements of fun you need on a Summer evening/lunch, please owners also do not bill with automatic 12% service, it annoys customers terribly - even when most of the staff did frankly deserve it.

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Thank Lady-Fenton
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Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

the foodis good, the menu short but diverse, the place nice and well set, the crew attentive and helpful, and the prices reasonable. Next to hot Chelsea spots, a quite relax atmosphere and not root noisy. Lovely place !!!

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Thank FloranH
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