Cross Keys

Popular pub with a friendly bar, airy back restaurant, real ales and modern bar food

Features

Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
Garden
  • Separate restaurant

Bar food times: 12-3, 6-10; 12-4, 6-10 Sat; 12-9 Sun

Typical main dish: crispy battered haddock and chips

Typical main dish price: £14.00

Average two course evening meal price: £20.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (3)

Price of cheapest bitter: £4.25

Name of cheapest bitter: Youngs London Original

Child restrictions: Children welcome but must leave bar area by 7pm

The good pub guide review

In a quiet street midway between Chelsea Embankment and the Kings Road, this gently civilised, bright Chelsea pub is popular with a lively crowd of customers for both the up-to-date food and good choice of drinks. The central counter has bar areas to each side with simple furnishings: distressed panelled walls, some exposed brickwork, a couple of open fires, framed tobacco postcards and display cases of butterflies, tankards on a rack, mirrors, industrial-style ceiling lights, and a mix of cushioned wooden dining chairs and wheelbacks around scrubbed tables on bare boards and stools against the counter. Friendly staff serve ales from Brakspears, Sambrooks, Trumans and Youngs on handpump, eight wines by the glass and 18 whiskies; background music. At the back, the airy conservatory-style dining room has button-back wall seating and similar chairs and tables.

The good pub guide food review

Well presented, tasty food includes pork and apple sausage rolls, truffle mac 'n' cheese fritters, chicken, tarragon and leek pie with buttered greens and mash, tagliatelle with morels, asparagus and poached egg, Moving Mountain vegan burger and chips, roast cauliflower with Persian-spiced lentils, spinach and chickpeas, duck breast with confit leg pastilla, fondant potato, savoy cabbage and chicory, and puddings such as lemon tart with crème fraîche and peanut and chocolate stack with praline foam and vanilla ice-cream.

2021 Awards

Name of Licensee

James Hardesly

Contact Details

Cross Keys, 1 Lawrence Street, London, SW3 5NB

(020) 7351 0686