Tom Aikens Restaurant is based on Elystan Street in Chelsea, London. The restaurant first opened in 2003, and it soon gained a superb reputation for its imaginative, intricate take on French cuisine.
The restaurant re-opened in 2012 after a complete refurbishment. The new look transforms the space, from sharp, almost austere black and white to a warmer, richer, more natural feel.
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 fiveRosettes by the AA Guide.