Tom Aikens Restaurant, based on Elystan Street in Chelsea, first opened its doors in May 2003 to critical acclaim owing to Tom’s innovative style and creative interpretation of modern French cuisine.
In January 2012, the restaurant re-opened following the move towards a more informal style of fine dining and interior refurbishment. True to form, Tom Aikens upholds the culinary excellence found in like-minded restaurants in a refreshingly relaxed setting with friendly and knowledgeable service.
Simple bespoke wooden furniture, and a beautifully crafted collection of unmatched plates and china, speak volumes about this new spirit. Reflecting a focus on natural, organic materials and ingredients, they set the stage for a selection of dishes as arresting to look at as they are fascinating to taste.
The innovative menus – including a seven course tasting menu – become the focus of a relaxed, gregarious experience. Meanwhile, the restaurant’s wine list runs to around 350 international bins, managed by head sommelier Raphael Rodriguez.
In October 2012, the restaurant was delighted to learn that it was awarded 1 Michelin star for the 2013 Great Britain and Ireland guide and 5 AA Rosettes