Chelsea, Kensington

Gallery Mess

Gallery Mess

Brasserie | Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge

The Saatchi gallery cafe is run by catering company Rhubarb who, having opened an outlet at Heathrow's Terminal 5 and taken over posh river fleet Silver Fleet have now turned their attention to public spaces. The large terrace here is a popular place to be on a sunny day.

Restaurant details

Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4SQ
Nearest station: Sloane Square
Telephone number: 0207 730 8135

Opening times: 8:00am-11:30pm, 7 days a week

More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Children's meals available
  • Outside seating (weather permitting)


Swap Start/End
Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4SQ


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 4
Jasper Gerard Telegraph
Reviewed on September 19, 2009
"But the taste? "I'd love to offer you an extravagant metaphor," sighs Richard "but the dish hasn't earned one." Ouch." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on August 21, 2009
"The Mess’s food turns out to be competent modern brasserie stuff..." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on August 07, 2009
" was a long way from terrible. It just wasn’t quite there." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on August 05, 2009
"It's all kept deliberately simple, and there are several dishes that are little more than assemblies." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed by July 05, 2009
"The food is really not at all bad, bordering on really quite good." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on June 24, 2009
"The catering is by Rhubarb, best-known for their very upmarket events catering; no wonder our dishes looked like overgrown canapes." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6.5
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on June 20, 2009
"Despite the limitations of the menu, the quality of cooking is much higher than you'd expect to find in a gallery restaurant." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 21, 2009
"When something that is usually done rather miserably is done extremely well, rejoicing breaks out. It also accounts for the star rating." READ REVIEW

Powered by JReviews

Hot Dinners recommends

Test Drive