Recalling the mischievous and convivial spirit of Chelsea in its heyday is Sloane Place, which has officially opened its doors this month. The hotel is the sister of the 99-year-old Sloane Club next door. With a decadent history, the hotel stands today as its own bright and contemporary space with the design overseen by JSJ Design.
Located in an iconic five-storey Victorian red brick building typical of Lower Sloane Street, Sloane Place has the air of continental Europe. Outdoor tables are perfectly positioned to people watch whilst enjoying a lazy brunch, or a bottle of rose with friends.
Stepping inside, a ground floor restaurant opens into a buzzy café/bar during the day where locals come for a croissant and coffee in the morning and a light lunch later on. It has already become a go-to local’s spot for weekend brunch, with the pancakes winning especially rave reviews. Teal and navy-blue furnishings, parquet flooring and bistro tables create a warm, fun space flooded with light from floor to ceiling windows facing the street. When evening descends, the lights dim and the restaurant is transformed into a sophisticated dining destination to enjoy a delicious and unpretentious dinner.
The menus are created by executive chef Bernhard Mayer (formerly of The Savoy and Four Seasons, Park Lane) and head chef Maryono Maryono. The duo combine their European and South-East Asian heritage and experience into signature dishes such as their lobster and prawn burger, Rose County beef tataki and bao buns. The Sloane Place mixologists have created a mouth-watering cocktail list to match the exciting fusion dishes on the menu.
Cocktail in hand, head downstairs to the Hideaway, an art deco basement bar, where there are plenty of corners to while away an evening with a group of friends or a lover.
From September 30, The Hideaway will host bi-weekly live music evenings offering an intimate, fun space with great drinks, snacks, and atmosphere – the perfect antidote to post-lockdown living. Sloane Place also boasts a roof terrace as a third foodie spot to venture onto whatever the weather as it has been set up to be enjoyed in all seasons.
After wining and dining, there is no cosier spot to retire to than Sloane Place’s bedrooms feature soothing dark blue and mustard soft furnishings and silvery grey walls. With five room categories from cosy to suite and prices starting from £200, guests can expect a luxurious stay in the heart of Chelsea at an accessible price point.
The hotel is a two-minute walk from Sloane Square tube station, and a short walk from cultural institutions such as the Saatchi Gallery, the Royal Court, and the lively King’s Road. Sloane Place is a welcoming new destination for out-of-towners and Londoners alike where there’s always a reason to return, whether for a night’s stay, a weekend brunch, or an evening at the bar.
Founded originally in 1922 by Princess Helena, Queen Victoria’s daughter, The Sloane Club was opened as the Service Women’s Club exclusively for women in the forces. With gentlemen not allowed entry until the 1960’s, The Sloane Club was ahead of its time in honouring spaces for empowered women. Sloane Place carries the baton of this heritage by being a new space exuding bonhomie for people to meet and come together with a shared attitude of embracing life in all its glory.
September events to delight and dazzle
- Each year, the merchants of Chelsea battle it out to win the crowning title of Chelsea in Bloom, the floral art extravaganza taking place from September 20th-25th and sees shop fronts metamorphosing into works of art made of flowers. Sloane Place will be unveiling its creation in time for the annual competition.
- During lockdown, Chakan, a home delivery concept, was conceived by chefs Bernhard and Maryono, with the desire to recreate the fresh, vibrant and complex taste of Asian cuisine to be enjoyed at home that can be ordered and delivered to locals. They have had so much fun doing it that for one night on September 16th, Sloane Place is launching a Chakan takeover night in their restaurant serving up mouth-watering, fresh dishes.
- Take a deep breath and soak it all in, on September 30th, music evenings will take place every Thursday on a fortnightly basis in The Hideaway.
Nightly rates start from £200 on a bed and breakfast basis.
Address: 62, 64 Lower Sloane St, London SW1W 8BP
Phone: 020 3928 0700