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The Spotted Pig / Chelsea

Welcome to the Spotted Pig, April Bloomfield’s cosy gastropub in Chelsea. You’ll find it by the cute spotted pig hanging above the entrance out in the lush front garden. April Bloomfield is an English chef with great credentials, she was originally scouted by Mario Batali before moving to New York to open the Spotted Pig. We visited just after the venue lost the Michelin star it had held since 2005, being downgraded to the Bib Gourmand guide. Nevertheless the achievement of this venue cannot be understated, to hold a star as a gastropub is to say the venue could compete with the finest of restaurants around the world while still being accessible and affordable to many.The space is small but it adds to the atmosphere. The decor is eclectic, warm and cheerful with a friendly and welcoming buzz as you enter. We visited on a weekend and gained the brunch options as well as the usual lunch choices. We started with a Cucumber Collins, a refreshing take on a Tom Collins. Given the menu crossover …