If you happen to visit London and are looking for a fabulous spot to stay in the city, Chelsea would be ideal. This well-heeled neighbourhood is home to a variety of luxury hotels keeping in with the affluence of the area.
The hotels near Sloane Square would be the perfect choice because of their proximity to some of the best shopping spots in the area.
The San Domenico House hotel is one such luxury boutique hotel offering top-notch amenities and very high standards of customer service.
Some of the trendy spots to enjoy a fantastic meal in and around the Chelsea neighbourhood include:
Bibendum Oyster Bar: The most outstanding feature of the place is its superb interiors complemented by equally delicious food. While it is understandably pricey, it is well worth every penny in terms of food and drinks. A French-themed brasserie it boasts of Art Deco interiors and is a perfect blend of old world charm and modern sophistication. The food is eclectic, to say the least, and its intimate ambience makes having a meal here always a pleasurable experience. Plus the place is great for people watching as well. Enjoy some fine wine paired with nibbles and oysters and enjoy the decadent charm of the place.
La Bouchee: If you are looking for a cosy intimate venue with a very French feel to it head to La Bouchee. Located close to the South Kensington tube station it offers some of the best traditional French food in this part of London. The ambience is romantic and is akin to enjoying a fine meal in a Parisian upscale brasserie. It exudes genteel charm with candlelight and wood interiors making it ideal to visit with your partner. You will need to book a table to avoid queuing up.
Aubaine: Located in South Kensington a great place to head for lunch when in the neighbourhood. While it is a part of a chain of eateries, they have a terrific menu with plenty of variety in food. Its interiors have a distinctly Gallic feel to the place. Apart from their super-food, they offer a mean selection of cakes and pies too.
606 Club: If you are a jazz aficionado this is the best spot in town for jazz music. Its nondescript appearance belies its plush interiors, so do not get put-off at its rather non-glamorous entrance. Once you enter and arrive in its basement section you will find all you can expect from a top class jazz joint. With a laidback ambience, terrific music complemented by excellent food, a fabulous place to enjoy a meal at. Just ensure you book a table in advance.
Amika: One of the coolest spots for drinks in town is Amika, which has three different sections with different decor and music. The main section is Chandelier Bar which exudes a gothic look and feel. The Cocktail Bar is another snazzy section with a fine selection of drinks to choose from. Advanced booking is a must if you plan a visit.