You'd think you were Chihiro from Spirited Away, stumbling into a strange and fantastical world as you step through the door of this truly unique Chelsea bar. A pub has been on the spot of Cross Keys since 1765, and all incarnations have been popular with the upper-class Chelsea clientele. This particular version, however, is in a class above the rest.
I have already mentioned the fantastical air to it and that s really the only way to describe the atmosphere created by the bar s elaborate, ornate decor and furnishings. You ll have to see it yourself to truly appreciate the mythical yet non garish style of Cross Keys.
More of a gastro bar than just a bar, Cross Keys has an excellent and spacious restaurant with an open-plan kitchen at the back of the building. The menu is slightly pricey, with main courses coming in at an average of £20, but the sumptuous banquets that will be placed before you are well worth the expense. Reservations are recommended, as Cross Keys is understandably a very popular venue.
While Chihiro stumbled into a spirit-world, you ll be faced with a world of spirits! Cheap joke, but the extensive yet reasonably priced wines list should satisfy all your beverage desires.
Great food and drink in a beautiful setting, you and your escort will be feeling the magic in no time.
1 Lawrence Street,
0872 148 1121
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