A very popular foodie pub, which overflows onto the pavement if the weather allows. It's under the same ownership as The Gun in Docklands (q.v.) - so the owners know how to produce good food.
It's named after the well-known botanist - Sir Hans Sloane - who named the surrounding square.
On the food front, don't be put off if you have to fight your way through the Chelsea Set drinking outside, all is calm once seated.
A winter menu brought the likes of 'Endive, Roquefort & Walnut Salad'; 'Half a dozen Escargots with Garlic Butter'; 'Whitebait with Tartare Sauce' and 'Prawn & Crayfish Cocktail' amongst the starters.
'Dressed Dorset Crab with Hand-Cut Chips'; 'Lemon Sole Meunière'; 'Dexter Beef Burger with Smoked Cheddar, Bacon & French Fries'; 'Braised Lamb with Anchovies, Capers, Garlic & Shallot Potatoes and Chips' and 'The Botanist Salad - roast squash, Jerusalem artichokes, spinach, hazelnuts & vacherin dressing' included on their list on mains.
Puds such as 'Crème Brûlée with Millionaires Shortbread'; 'Golden Syrup Sponge with Orange Ginger Syrup' and various cheesecakes and crumbles are there to tempt you at the end.
There's a Bar Menu includes lighter dishes such as Charcuterie or Cheese Plates; Oysters, Steak Tartare and Fishcakes - plus Breakfast items ranging from Cereals through Pastries to English Breakfast.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: Breakfast 8.00-11.30, mains about £8 to £15 (Full English Breakfast); Lunch all week 12.00-16.00, mains about £15 to £38
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.30, set D (between 17.30-18.30 & 22.00-23.00) £21 (2 courses), £26 (3 courses); mains about £15 to £38
- Seats: 84, plus about 8 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list, travels the world, kicking off at about the £18 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Sloane Square Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page.
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating