A long time favourite in Chelsea, The Jam Tree is the kind of pub it’s difficult to find anywhere but London. The bar looks quite seriously as the 60’s would have, if IKEA had spread its Nordic wings as far as the Big Smoke by then. At once jaunty and practical, the team serve classic British favourites with flavours of colonial influence with aplomb. Just a few minutes walk from Fulham Broadway on the King’s Road, The Jam Tree Chelsea is home to the kind of infinitely Instagrammable food and drinks the locals adore here.
Let’s start with the food. The dinner menu at London’s The Jam Tree Chelsea is a seasonally changing affair, one that deals almost exclusively in in-season produce and classic British cooking. British food, of course, is an international affair by virtue of the country’s history, and this is honoured on the menu at The Jam Tree on the King’s Road too. There isn’t a gastropub in the land, however that is exempt from the nation’s ultimate weekend requirement: a killer Sunday lunch. Naturally then, The Jam Tree has got this nailed down too, with flourishes like raw Asian slaw and sea trout complementing pressed lamb and roasted vegetables.
With all that going on on the menu, the team at The Jam Tree Chelsea would be forgiven for neglecting everything else, but fear not, The Jam Tree has taken care of the finer details too. The drinks menu comes courtesy of a properly stocked bar and the wine list features 38 different vintages (many of which are available by the glass or carafe). For those popping by over the weekend, we recommend trying one of the bar’s Bloody Marys (you can choose from one of nine). Of course, this being The Jam Tree, there’s an infusion of jam to be had by those in the know; the bartenders mix a mean cocktail and their signature glasses are all based on jam. Find London’s The Jam Tree Chelsea on the King’s Road for a truly British gastropub experience.