Review on Marco
Marco Pierre White teamed up with Chelsea supremo Roman Abramovich to open this elegantly swish venue at the heart of the Football Club complex. The site was once a branch of Harry Ramsden's, but it has been given a sophisticated makeover in line with the premier league's glamorously moneyed image (think gold pillars, sleek grey leather banquettes and a marble bar).
The swanky decor and polished service are trademark MPW, likewise the regularly changing menu, which is a mix of Anglo-French standards and signature dishes from the main man's back catalogue. English classics such as shepherd's pie with buttered peas or braised oxtail and kidney pudding share the stage with brandade of salt cod, foie gras and green peppercorn terrine, and peppered rib-eye with grilled oysters.
There are are also a few wholesome braised dishes for winter days, plus a hotch-potch of desserts from Eton mess to rice pudding with prunes and Armagnac. France picks up most of the honours on the heavyweight wine list, although Italy stays in contention. Note that opening times may vary during Chelsea home games, when the kitchen switches to Bulldog British mode delivering banner-waving crowd-pleasers from a fixed-price menu.
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card