Par Margaret Kemp
Ollie Dabbous’ Christmas pop-up canteen chic is located in a quiet garden square, near to King’s Road and the Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea https://www.saatchigallery.com
opposite the handsome Garrison Chapel (part of the original Chelsea Barracks) built in 1859 after the Crimean War by architect George Morgan.
It’s now an impressive luxury development and if you like the pop-up you may want to consider acquiring a house/apartment here:
So, 2 Michelin star superchef Ollie Dabbous (who sharpened his knives with the likes of Raymond Blanc, Heston Blumenthal, Pascal Barbot, Guy Savoy, Noma, Copenhagen and Mugaritz, Spain) opened his first London restaurant ‘Dabbous’ in 2012 an immediate success, with queues waiting patiently in line for tables outside the Whitfield Street, London W.1 address.
Since then Dabbous has notched up two Michelin stars, most recently for ‘Hide’, Piccadilly which he opened in 2018. He’s passionate about seasonality and will endeavour to, where possible, grow the produce served in the pop-up in the kitchen garden.
Choose from Black Truffle Hideaway Croque Monsieur (£18) Smoked Salmon from H. Forman & Son, London mustard and black treacle sour cream (£9) Warm sausage roll, red cabbage & caraway coleslaw (£9) Cold Roast Beef on Toast, Cornish Gouda cheese, watercress and pickles (£12) Puy lentil salad, herbs, avocado and caramelised pecans (£9). Cheese, chutney, apple & mead, warm rye bread (£12).
Match with, say, Adalina Prosecco (£35 bottle - £8.50 glass) or red Fleurie, Lucien Lardy, Beaujolais (£48)
Early morning croissants are served with house made strawberry & hibiscus jam or marmalade (£4) sip English Breakfast/Earl Grey/pure chamomile teas (£4). Or delicious warm Buckwheat pain au chocolat (£4) Pine corn & candied fruit muffin (£9) and mouth-watering crumbly warm traditional Xmas mince pies, brandy butter (£3).
Christmas Hideaway at Chelsea Barracks Chapel is a tranquil, peaceful space to enjoy delicious food in the most exclusive part of London.
See you there!
Garrison Square, London SW1 8BG
No reservations - just pop in from 9am