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Gallery Mess, Kings Road, Chelsea

We decided to escape the noise of the Carnival on Sunday and head down to Peter Jones to do a bit of shopping, all pretty predictable for a Bank Holiday. After a fruitless trip up and down the Kings Road trying to find her a new dress I suggested to my lovely wife we grab a bite and a drink somewhere.

I remembered the piece on this site about "Gallery Mess" so after looking at the menu and like the sound of the scones with cream we decided to pop in. It was reasonably busy inside and out but we were offered a choice of tables. We ordered tea for two and the scones. These came out as 3 mini scones each served with a little individual pot of jam and generous helping of cream. The scones were delicious and warm which was a nice touch.

Gallery Mess certainly look like a nice place to sit and people watch or be seen. Service was professional and the price reasonable. It seems to get in a good mix of clientele. We were particularly taken with the table next to us of twenty-something affluent girls who appeared to think they were in the british version of "The Hills" , Lauren and Heidi had nothing on these 3. All in all very pleased we popped in and a great choice if you are shopping on the Kings Road.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Overall rating
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8

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