A Night to remember at The Fox and Pheasant, a British and charmingly vibrant country pub, on the Chelsea/Fulham border.
Kensington Mums had a fun night out at the newly renovated The Fox and Pheasant Pub in Chelsea. At first glance it looks like a regular pub yet to our pleasant surprise, the pub turned out to have a hidden gem. It has been recently renovated over the past 12 months to create a new destination pub and dining experience, whilst retaining its original spirit and atmosphere. We loved the backyard terrace where we sat for our dinner. Many pubs usually smell old and damp but not this one, the place looks great which gives it a fresh feel while still offering the classic Pub experience.
The Fox & Pheasant’s dining experience champions British produce and is founded on the importance of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. The head Chef Tony Bee, trained under Gordon Ramsay. Seasonality is at the core of the menu, with a focus on pub classics, finer dishes, and light, healthy servings. Highlights include Sea bream with smoked almond pesto, Monkfish cheek scampi and gluten-free sticky toffee pudding. Bar snacks are served all day and include classics such as scotch eggs and sausage rolls, alongside more original dishes like buttermilk fried rabbit or sticky pork tacos.
The ambience comes quite as a surprise, from the outside the place seems like your normal pub, but the terrace is absolutely breathtaking, and the food is pretty good as well
What to expect?
We were welcomed with some complimentary veggies and breadsticks along with Hummus dip. It was only two of us from the team, so we chose the Courgette & Burrata, romesco, toasted hazelnuts as a starter it was a bit small to share but good for a starter and tasted very fresh. For main dish we had the spiced cauliflower salad, buckwheat and pomegranate, this had a great combination of spicy, savory and sweet. We also ordered sirloin steak with Portobello mushroom, it was nicely presented along with some Sweet Potatoes fries on the side (and not as greasy as it is usually done in some other places). We finished with a heavenly sticky pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream. The place offers a nice selection of wines as well. On the wine list of predominantly old-world wines are some big, familiar classics, and some fine, harder to find reserves. The cocktail list offers British spirit to those dining or simply drinking at the bar and includes a handpicked selection, such as Bellinis, Moscow Mules, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys and Espresso Martinis.
The terrace offers a very cozy candle lit dinner atmosphere.
The Fox and Pheasant is definitely on our list for future family lunches/dinners or even date night close by! Highly recommend it.
The Fox and Pheasant is located on 1 Billing Road, London, SW10 9UJ