Kings Road, my new home these days is going to be a place where I go to eat often, so each couple of weeks there may be a post if the place is worth it. Food wise, as I work for a restaurant group, you would think I would be eating at one of my own sites. Trust me I would, the food is beyond awesome but only open in the evening. So during the day, my lunch fix has to come from elsewhere.
Beaufort House was nearby and the vibrant sunshine made it possible for us to sit near the open frontage. The traffic, its noise and smoke was not the nicest touch, but that is what you get with any venue right on the high street. Oh how I wish it was set back a bit, but do you know what, so many things make up for this.
Firstly, the service is on point. The staff are so friendly. Very welcoming. Then there is the food which is lovely. Very quick coming out of the kitchen, but tasty and fresh. Even the other guests, as ‘Chelsea’ as they are, are all friendly with smiles. Indeed, this is a place to go for a young cute crowd, yummy mummies and even older ladies who have had a bit of work done. So what, if you feel you need a little help to look how you want – do it. It doesn’t make you less of a person.
We went for two starters of pan fried scallops, broad beans with chorizo and salmon tartare with wasabi mayonnaise. For our main courses, I opted for my favourite, crab linguini complete with the shell bits. Unfortunately, it’s a thing with most crab dishes. You cannot remove all of those pesky buggers. My dining companion had pea and lobster risotto. It would have been rude not to have a cheeky glass of wine, so of course a Pinot Grigio was on the cards.
The place is really night and day, with an evening team coming on duty which more of a focus on cocktails, good sounds and good vibes. There is an upstairs area which we didn’t get to see. Of course, as a regular in the area I will have my chance to check it out.
354 Kings Road