Although the term ‘getting some work done’ has a very different meaning in Chelsea, Beaufort House is still an excellent place to settle in with your laptop. This being SW3, it’s more of a sloaney bar than an indie coffee shop, but it’s relatively quiet during the day, it’s very comfy, and the drinks are good. If you’re really serious about this freelance lark, they also offer a membership option for around £30 a month to use a dedicated members’ area that’s open until 3am.
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Daylesford Organic is an all-day café, farm shop and restaurant at Brompton Cross that serves pizzas, salads, and surprisingly hearty mains.
Greenspeares is a cosy deli near Knightsbridge which is a godsend when you’re in this part of London.
Chelsea restaurant Elystan Street does very good French and Italian fine dining in relaxed surroundings.
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A Soho classic that's stood the test of time and is still great today. Pop in at lunch for a drink and their smoked eel sandwich.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
The Chelsea offshoot of London’s Ivy restaurant is a pretty all-day brasserie, with a picturesque garden at the back for summer months.
Tramshed is all about British chicken and steak, served in memorable surroundings. It’s handy for last minute group dinners - get the Yorkshire pud.
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