Chelsea Kitchen is a sister restaurant of Chelsea Market Café found in Serendra. Chelsea Kitchen gives off a nice and homey vibe, as compared to Chelsea Market Café’s elegant and classy ambiance. Both restaurants are a member of the Raintree Restaurants group – And some of the dishes found in Chelsea Kitchen’s menu actually came from other Raintree restaurants, like Greenbelt’s Mr. Jones, and Ayala Triangle’s Simple Lang (both of which I have yet to visit).
This is basically the picture of both the exterior and the interior, since the resto is located in an open area. I also love the fact that it’s located right beside the mall’s entrance, the large glass windows makes the restaurant seem a little more brighter and welcoming.
Menu: Kitchen bites, Sandwiches and fries, Soup in a mug, Mix your own salad, Pasta to share, The family table, 12” stone-fired pizza, The dessert counter, Artisanal cakes, and Drinks.
Melted French Onion soup, which automatically gets praise from me… Simply because it’s French onion soup. *biased*
Here’s our appetizer – Mushroom “Chicharon”. Oh, man. I can’t even explain how much I loved this dish. I am a total sucker for snacks that are SO addicting and good for you at the same time – And this dish happens to be one of them. It has the right combination of crunchiness and chewiness. I can pretty much eat a giant bag of these babies. The basil pesto aioli and spiced vinegar dips aren’t bad either!
Truffled Mac ‘N Cheese – Served in a casserole with pizza crisps. Delicious, with a buttery and clean taste. No gross queasy aftertaste either, which I usually get after eating too much mac and cheese. I also love the thick chunks of bacon too.
Fried Chicken Parmigiana, with herb crumbs, white sauce, and melted mozzarella. The chicken was kinda dry, and the taste of the red sauce was overwhelming (Although I’m probably just saying that because I’m not really the biggest fan of red sauce).
For my drink, I had the Cherry Berry Coke, with cherry syrup, coke, and fresh berries. This was alright. I’ll try their milkshakes next time.
Chelsea Kitchen’s food is both hearty and delicious. The taste and concept of their dishes makes them stand out against other restaurants that have the same concept. You may want to bring some extra money if you’re going to dine here, but it’s all worth it, in my opinion. ^^
Food: 5/5 (taste), 4/5 (presentation)
Chelsea Kitchen is located at G/F SM Megamall< Mega Fashion Hall, Julia Vargas Ave Wack Wack, Mandaluyong.