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February 5th, 2013

The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

 The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

Faultless pub food @ The Enterprise


Category: Brasserie (£££), very good value set lunch 

 The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

My quest of trying to find a good and decently priced restaurant in the Chelsea/Knightsbridge area brought me to The Enterprise, a bright and friendly gastro pub in posh Walton Street, just behind Harrods.  While other restaurants in this area are truly spoilt by their location among the rich, the famous and the non-discerning eaters (Baity Kitchen, Ciro’s),  The Enterprise appears to be a pleasant exception.  Not only is the set lunch incredibly well priced (available Monday to Friday, £17.25 for 2 and £19.50 for 3 courses), but also the atmosphere is welcoming and the staff is charming, helpful and not the least bit snotty.  If it wasn’t for the ladies with motionless faces and protruding lips, results of extensive cosmetic surgery, one could almost forget that one is in Knightsbridge.

 The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

Set lunch @ Enterprise

The Enterprise serves elegant British pub food with an international twist which was, when I visited, executed without fault.  Our meal started with an amuse bouche, which was lovely but I have forgotten what it was (baby brain alert).  The salad with sweet pumpkin, chunks of creamy goat’s cheese and crunchy walnuts was as good as they come.  I thought the second course of sea bass was stunning.  The fish was cooked to perfect moist tenderness and rested on a bed of creamy, buttery and herby potato mash flavoured.  The fresh tomatoes and cress added a beautiful freshness to the dish.  The best (if not exactly healthiest) part of this plate was the browned anchovy butter, which mixed with the mash, was just gorgeous.  I also had a bite of the perfectly decent chestnut mushroom risotto, cooked exactly al dente and with rich earthy mushroom aroma.

 The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

Amuse Bouche @ Enterprise

 The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

Roast Pumpkin Salad @ Enterprise

 The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

Roast Sea Bass @ Enterprise

Apart from the solid food, The Enterprise also scores highly in my newly introduced category of “Child Friendliness“. This lunch at The Enterprise was my first outing with my newborn, and I didn’t even know how to navigate my pram.  The lovely waitresses immediately made space for my pram in the packed restaurant and helped me in and out of the door.  I felt welcome with my baby (mind you, he slept through the meal), and I have no hesitation to return with him to The Enterprise for lunch (as long as he behaves himself in public places that is, I don’t want to put you off icon wink The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge) ) .

  • Food: 8/10
  • Service: 8/10
  • Ambiance: 7/10
  • Child-friendliness: 9/10
  • Value for Money: 8/10 for the set lunch
  • Chances of Returning: 80%
  • Verdict: The place to go for lunch when you happen to be in the area and need an escape from overpriced, touristy places with mediocre food and snotty staff.
The Enterprise
35 Walton Street
T: 020 7584 3148

Dinner Diary and Foodraker have also dined at The Enterprise.

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3 comments to The Neighbourhood Gem: THE ENTERPRISE (Knightsbridge)

  • Dieser Fisch sieht so appetitlich frisch aus – pub food in England hat sich in den letzten 20 Jahren aber sowas von verändert!!

  • Ute

    @Ilse – das muss frueher wirklich grauslich gewesen sein. Ich kann mich nur erinnern als ich mit der Schule in den fruehen neunziger Jahren in UK war – wir haben von Schokolade und Mc Donalds gelebt, das war wirklich noch das beste!

  • Nice sounding place,food and service. Thamks for the useful info. Next time I am at my sister’s place in Chelsea, I will try to try it out!

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