New Restaurant: Corbin & King’s COLBERT on Sloane Square

Cafe ColbertCOLBERT has the look and feel of a Parisian-inspired pavement café that might have inhabited this particular corner of Sloane Square for the past nine decades, gradually expanding over the years from one room to occupy two further rooms.

A little oiseau tells us that Colbert will open on Monday 8th October for a reduced price preview period.

DECOR In fact,  the 1898 building that housed Oriel, has undergone a structural transformation to increase basement height for the kitchen without changing the façades, and to avoid disturbance to the occupied four storeys above in this posh London conservation area. Bespoke cornices, unique plaster friezes, different custom and herringbone floors, Art Nouveau decorative arches, Victorian tiling, custom designed hand-crafted moulded glass chandeliers and wall lights, and a huge, eclectic collection of art, original French posters, vintage photographs and eccentric memorabilia collected over the years has resulted in each of the three rooms very much retaining its own character. The Colbert café chair is an out-of-production Thonet original, reproduced especially for Colbert.

Colbert ChelseaTHE MENU
The menu includes a large selection of Eggs (sur plat, brouillés, omelettes, Eggs Royale/Benedict and Florentine); Croques (including Monsieur, Madame, and also Grand Monsieur, Croque New York, Croque Raclette and Croque Provençale); as well as Parisian café stalwarts, such as Salade de Magret Fumé, Bayonne Ham with Celeriac RémouladeSteak DianeMoules MarinièreCassoulet de Canard.

On the sweet side, Colbert serves Breakfast Patisseries (Pain au Chocolat, Cannelé Bordelais, Caramel & Hazelnut Twist), Tartes (aux Pruneaux, Pommes, Fruit de Passion, Cerise aux Amandine), Biscuits/Friandises (Financiers, Sable aux Noix, Arlette) and Ice-cream Coupes.

Wine List   
Exclusively French, with many wines available by the glass.

Some nice shots of the food here

The charismatic Jeremy King & Chris Corbin – Rex Restaurant Associates Ltd

The Team
Executive Chef – Lawrence Keogh
General Manager – Daniel Craig
Assistant General Manager – Mathew Blakeley
Head Chef – Andrew Woodford
Head Pastry Chef – Keiran McAuley

Shayne Brady, Senior Designer at David Collins Studio, who was also involved in the design for The Delaunay and Brasserie Zedel, has designed Colbert.

Restaurant – 118
Exterior Seating – 22

Opening Date
No official opening day has been announced. .

Colbert Reservations Now Open

Telephone – 020 7730 2804 – or by email –

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 8am until midnight
Saturday, 9am until midnight
Sunday, 9am until 11pm

Colbert is located on Sloane Square, one of London’s most famous squares, adjacent to the Royal Court Theatre.

Nearest Tube
Sloane Square, District & Circle Line

50-52 Sloane Square London SW1W 8AX



According to Caterer and Hotel Keeper  ‘… in 2014, Corbin and King will take their first steps into hotel keeping with the opening of a luxury property overlooking Brown Hart Gardens in Mayfair. Originally built as a garage in 1926, the Beaumont Hotel will have 73 bedrooms, a restaurant, lobby bar and small spa. Artist Antony Gormley is to create a piece of public art in the form of a sculpture to be used as a guest room.’


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