Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Chucs away

Matthew Steeples reviews Chucs – He describes it as being “Mayfair’s answer to Venice’s Cip’s Club” and lauds its simple brilliance

 

If one had to compare Chucs in Mayfair’s Dover Street to a person, it would be Dickie Greenleaf from The Talented Mr Ripley. Debonair to its core, this minute restaurant is the personification of sophistication and styled in the fashion of a classic Riva.

 

Chucs, 30b Dover Street, London, W1S 4NB. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3763 2013
Chucs – A small but perfectly formed restaurant

 

Owned by a collective that includes a trio of ‘hedgies’ and the marketing maven Charles Finch, Chucs is far from cheap but given its location, you wouldn’t expect anything else. An all-day menu focuses on classic Italian dishes but also features a club sandwich (£15) and a burger (£16).

 

Having now dined at Chucs – which even has its own adjoining clothes store – on a couple of occasions, the highlights are most definitely the superb tagliolini cacio e pepe (£15/£20) and the cobb salad with chicken (£18). The latter delights and is presented in the form of a wheel that provides a cacophony of colour on the plate. My American companion was so delighted by it that she trilled: “In all my days of eating cobb salads, I’ve never seen something so spectacular”.

 

With other dishes including slow-cooked sea bass (£31) and beef fillet straccetti (£33), the menu is reminiscent of Cip’s Club in Venice. It is perfectly balanced to suit both casual and formal dining and with a team headed by the charming Lucio Mamprin, the service is second to none.

 

Wines start at £28 for a 2014 Rosso Piceno and £33 for a 2013 Muller-Thurgau and rise to £570 for a 1999 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Dickie Greenleaf would certainly feel at home.

 

Chucs, 30b Dover Street, London, W1S 4NB. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3763 2013.

 

 

Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:

     

    5e3b97728b2e4bf58c9ff7822befe328?s=96&d=mm&r=g
    The Steeple Times
    We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

    6 COMMENTS

    1. Wow! Just back from late lunch and have to say Thx Matthew. Lucia remembered us from eons ago at Cecconi. Sadle only Six tables so do not recommend to all your friends or you will never get in. Book ahead and go on the off hour as we did.

    2. On your recommendation I took a small party for dinner last night.
      Gorgeous gem of a place, lovely seating, very pleasant staff, but sadly absolutely appalling food.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    Become a Patron of The Steeple Times

    Independent journalism will only remain independent if it is supported by clear-thinking people like you. We each have the command to make a real difference. Join us.

    2,588FansLike
    2,068FollowersFollow
    10,896FollowersFollow

    Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

    Please subscribe, like and share this very British site, it helps us grow. Your data is protected and The Steeple Times will send you an email at noon everyday that we rather trust you will enjoy.

    Advertisement

    Other Stories You May Enjoy

    Courting Expletives 2021 – Emma Rivers v Jigsaw Homes Tameside – Extraordinary official civil judgment from the County Court at Manchester packed with expletives sums up the state of once Great Britain; one is simply left wondering if potty mouthed Emma Rivers was trained by the creosoted napkin slapper Dawn Ward.

    Courting Expletives

    Extraordinary official civil judgment from the County Court at Manchester packed with expletives sums up the state of the nation; one is simply left wondering if potty mouthed Emma Rivers was trained by the creosoted napkin slapper Dawn Ward.
    Beecher’s Muck – Far right Jay Beecher supports Ghislaine Maxwell – Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest supporter revealed to be Jay Beecher, a far right-wing political writer and ex-Ukipper with associations to the quite rightly banned-from-Facebook ‘Politicalite’

    Beecher’s Muck

    Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest supporter revealed to be Jay Beecher, a far right-wing political writer and ex-Ukipper with associations to the quite rightly banned-from-Facebook ‘Politicalite’
    Mucky Maxwell & Meddling Madeley – Ghislaine Maxwell apologist Richard Madeley exposed – EXCLUSIVE – Richard Madeley is an apologist for Ghislaine Maxwell suggests ‘The Steeple Times’ and his wife, of course, was an apologist for another sexual abuser, footballer Ched Evans.

    Mucky Maxwell & Meddling Madeley

    EXCLUSIVE – Meddling Richard Madeley is an apologist for Ghislaine Maxwell suggests ‘The Steeple Times’ whilst his wife, of course, was criticised for her views on sexual abusers in 2014.
    Heroine of the Hour 2021 – Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore – In becoming the first woman ever to win the Grand National, Rachael Blackmore has brought much needed joy to the racing world.

    Heroine of the Hour 2021 – Rachael Blackmore

    In becoming the first woman ever to win the Grand National, Rachael Blackmore has brought much needed joy to the racing world.
    Hero of the Hour 2021 – 86-year-old steeplejack Peter Harknett – That 86-year-old steeplejack Peter Harknett has just completed his final job climbing St Giles Church in Horsted Keynes is remarkable.

    Hero of the Hour 2021 – Peter Harknett

    That 86-year-old steeplejack Peter Harknett has just completed his final job climbing St Giles Church in Horsted Keynes is remarkable.
    Wicked Worldwide Webbed Ghislaine 2021 – Ghislaine Maxwell website – Ghislaine Maxwell’s family opted to “bury bad news” on the day Prince Philip died by launching a new website in support of the mucky madam; on it they share that the wicked wench is reading a book by peddler of piffle Boris Johnson and elsewhere follows Richard and Judy on Twitter.

    Wicked Worldwide Webbed Ghislaine

    Ghislaine Maxwell’s family opted to “bury bad news” on the day Prince Philip died by launching a new website in support of the mucky madam; on it they share that the wicked wench is reading a book by peddler of piffle Boris Johnson and elsewhere follows Richard and Judy on Twitter.
    Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021 – ‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for Saturday’s crowded Grand National 2021.

    Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021

    ‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for Saturday’s crowded Grand National 2021.
    Website of the Week 2021 – Sadie Quinlan’s Yankee Wally – Sadie Quinlan’s ‘Yankee Wally’ YouTube channel where she “plays by the rules” whilst exposing what she views to be the nefarious activities of the Duchess of Sussex is a must watch.

    Website of the Week – Yankee Wally

    Sadie Quinlan’s ‘Yankee Wally’ YouTube channel where she “plays by the rules” whilst exposing what she views to be the nefarious activities of the Duchess of Sussex is a must watch.
    Mucky Maxwell’s Bogus Bogtrot 2021 – Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest lies – Mendacious madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s moaning about her prison conditions exposed as bogtrot as she is revealed to be a mucky pup in the bathroom area.

    Mucky Maxwell’s Bogus Bogtrot

    Mendacious madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s moaning about her prison conditions exposed as bogtrot as she is revealed to be a mucky pup in the bathroom area.
    The Slaying Sisters Sulk 2021 – Merelize van der Merwe & Larysa Switlyk – ‘The Steeple Times’s’ campaign against endangered species slaying Merelize van der Merwe and Larysa Switlyk has plainly really got to them; the sulky pair have set their attack dogs on us.

    The Slaying Sisters Sulk

    ‘The Steeple Times’s’ campaign against endangered species slaying Merelize van der Merwe and Larysa Switlyk has plainly really got to them; the sulky pair have set their attack dogs on us.

    Popular Articles From The Past

    Weather

    London
    overcast clouds
    11.2 ° C
    12.8 °
    10 °
    50 %
    6.2kmh
    97 %
    Wed
    11 °
    Thu
    9 °
    Fri
    12 °
    Sat
    13 °
    Sun
    15 °