The latest global restaurant chain to arrive in London is Beefbar. The meaty menu restaurant first opened in Monaco and since then has grown with branches in Saint-Tropez, Milan, Mykonos and Sao Paolo - which might give you an indication of what to expect. Here in London they've landed on Chelsea for their first UK opening, which is a bit of a diffusion line for the group as it's called Le Petit Beefbar.
As owner Riccardo Giraudi explains: "This spinoff is all about family & friends enjoying my comforting classics.” The good news for Londoners is that means dishes should be a tad below their usual pricepoint (an Emperor's cut of Kobe beef at their Saint Tropez branch is an eye watering 240 euros).
The Cale Street restaurant will be what they're calling "an approachable introduction to the Beefbar brand". That means mains will start around £29 with dishes like steak frites and double cheesburger on the menu along with a Croque Sando.
You can also expect an extensive selection of sides, including a mash menu, along with 'street food' Chelsea-style dishes like Kobe Beef Shawarma and Jasmine tea smoked beef bao buns.
It all sounds like it'll be a hit for Chelsea folk - a sort of Flatiron for the well heeled.
More about Le Petit Beefbar
Where is it? 27 Cale St, London SW3 3QP
When? November 2021
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @lepetitbeefbar
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