Review on Ugly Butterfly
The Ugly Butterfly located on iconic King's Road in the heart of Chelsea is the latest restaurant from esteemed chef Adam Handling, a sustainable and casual venue with an ethos of zero waste. It's a collaboration between Handling together with Cadogan Estates, and the Felix Project, a London-based charity which collects surplus food from food industry suppliers, and delivers it to local charities to help feed vulnerable people, together with the Quintessentially Foundation, who provide funding to improve the education, health and welfare of disadvantaged people and communities in the United Kingdom.
The interiors are pared back in keeping with the spirit of the restaurant, featuring simple whitewashed brick walls and furniture made from recycled and reclaimed wood, set on wooden flooring. The kitchen's dishes focus on bread, milk, eggs and bananas, the four most-wasted food products, most of which will be supplied from Adam Handling Chelsea at the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, with 2.5% of the takings donated to The Felix Project.
The menu is divided into snacks you can eat with your hands, small plates and sweets, along the lines of chicken liver, salted scones and fermented fig or salmon belly, caviar oil and hispi. When it comes to desserts you might see doughnut pudding with custard and jam or a coffee grounds tiramisu.
To accompany the food there's Champagne available by the glass from the region's top wine makers.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Dinner: 10.00pm Wed-Sat (11.30am - 6.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card