Gallery Mess

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Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, SW3 4SQ
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Mon - Sat 10am -11.30pm; Sun 10am - 7pm
How much?
Starter: £5.50-£9 Main: £12.50-£17

What better way to end a stroll around the Saatchi Gallery than with a feast at the Gallery Mess? We tucked into the Devonshire crab bruschetta, a perfect melange of textures and citrusy flavours and a velvety melt in your mouth ceviche of Scottish salmon. The butter poached corn fed chicken was a beast unto itself; indulgently moist and served with mash so comforting it was like a hug from your grandma while the braised feather blade of beef simply fell apart in the tangy onion sauce. The chocolate and praline cheesecake in a word? Outrageous. With service that’s perfectly attentive and surroundings so pretty, it’s easy to see why the Gallery Mess is a favourite with scores of ladies what lunch. / Rosa Kaftan