10 April 2019

"Restaurant No. Fifty Cheyne brings new light to Old Chelsea"

Another wonderful review for No. Fifty Cheyne from Tatler Magazine.

Francesca Carington for Tatler:

"The founding director of the Old Vic and owner of Ronnie Scott’s, Sally Greene, brings something truly special to West London...

Welcome to Old Chelsea, the idyllic cluster of small, leafy streets by the River Thames. Remember that perennial Old Chelsea favourite, the Cheyne Walk Brasserie? After a nine-month total makeover, it’s been reborn as what can only become SW3’s new place to be, No Fifty Cheyne.

Behind it all is Sally Greene, the founding director of the Old Vic and owner of Ronnie Scott’s, so the expectation, on visiting, was something a little bit theatrical and a little bit louche. The incredibly well-lit interiors (trust Greene to know the importance of good lighting) give the space a golden glow. There are stripy banquettes, glass chandeliers, marble tables and sexy shades of burnt sienna. In the middle of it all is a huge open grill. There’s an intimate feel of being in someone’s exquisitely tasteful house, reinforced by the utterly charming staff. The restaurant has only just opened, but on a recent evening was packed with a classic Chelsea set – a mix of impeccably dressed older couples and glamorous groups of young French and Italians..."

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