You should never underestimate the romantic prowess of a cute courtyard. Trees are sexy people, get with the programme. You’ll find perfect trimmed trees, endless flowers, and a truly winning potted shrimp crumpet–we’ll save our thoughtful reasoning for why crumpets are sexy for another time–at Stanley’s. A secluded courtyard in Chelsea with sophisticated food that falls somewhere between British and Mediterranean, this place is absolutely perfect for date night or a grown-up birthday dinner with your deeply fabulous friends. Prices can stack up quick, because, hello, you’re in Chelsea, but it’s all entirely worth it for a great fruity martini on a warm London evening. They do have some perfectly lovely seating inside but really you’re here for the satisfaction of eating some beef tartare and a whole grilled fish out in that charming courtyard. Don’t skip their quality cheese offerings either.
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