Tucked away on a Chelsea backstreet, The Surprise presents traditional British classics and delicious comfort food in a cosy gastro pub environment. <br/><br/>Cosy yet quirky, the flamboyant pub has cosy sofas, fireplaces and bold eccentric artwork. Sample dishes on the menu include shepherd's pie with hogget shoulder, a British cured meat board and Cornish squid with lemon and mayonnaise.
The atmosphere here was great but the food let it down. I was there for Sunday lunch and was in the mood for the trad slap up meal. We were offered a choice of pork, beef or chicken for two. My companions were on starters only, so that meant no chicken. The waiter told me that the beef was not rare, but they might be able to find some medium rare (when I saw someone else's plate, there was...more
Hidden away pub in Chelsea - I've lived within a couple blocks of this place for over a year and didn't know it was there until a week or two ago. I guess you could say it was a... "Surprise" to find a pub in the area I hadn't been to yet. :-) It definitely has a Chelsea feel to it, you'll find lots of well dressed rich people having a pint at their neighborhood pub, but the inside actually...more