Popular West Kensington gastropub, The Jam Tree is spreading
its wings with a second branch opening this week on King's Road. The Jam
Tree Chelsea will feature a copper topped bar, roaring fires, mismatched
furniture including salvaged tables and chesterfield sofas and then
antique mirrors and pop art adorn the walls. We're also looking forward
to lazy summer afternoons in the garden.
The menu from executive chef, James
Browne - formerly of The Settle Inn, The Well and Alchemy - will mirror
that of The Jam Tree original with its diverse line-up from Malaysia,
South Africa and India plus good old British pub grub. Come summer, a
barbeque in the outdoor area will serve up a range of marinated meats,
burgers and Asian and Caribbean street food.
Highlights from James' menu include
starters of Curried Cornish Crab Samosas with Cucumber Raita and Battered
Sticky Squid with Chilli, Garlic and Spring Onion Dipping Sauce and then
mains will feature Jamaican Chicken Curry with Fried Plantain and Rice
and Peas and Cod and Prawn Fishcakes with Spring Greens, Poached Egg and
The stars of the Jam Tree's cocktail
list are its Jam Cocktails which use artisan conserves in place of
flavoured syrups. We love the Jam Mojito - strawberry, raspberry or
blackcurrant jam blended with rum, ice and mint.
Owners Sam O'Riordan, Yann Roberts and
Aslhey Letchford have an impressive entertainment and hospitality pedig
ree between them being respectively MD of Serious Artist Management,
launching Pacha and The White House and setting up Gigalum, Clapham Grand
and Aquum (voted Best New Bar at last year's London Club Awards). We
reckon you'll be in safe hands.
The Jam Tree
541 Kings Road
020 3397 3739