For the inside knowledge on where to eat before or after a football match at Stamford Bridge, we turned to top Chelsea Football Club supporter and also Tech Exec, Gastronome and Food Writer Dino Joannides of food Blog Daily Epicurean for his tips.
59 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3JS
Does this South Kensington place serve the best kebabs for miles? Its legions of fans certainly think so. Don't mess around - go for the mixed grill.
32 Burnaby St, Chelsea, London SW10 0PL
Run by Geronimo Inns, this backstreet Chelsea pub prides itself on a buzzing match day atmosphere. Our top pick? The chicken, beef, lamb & root veg pie sharer platter.
1 Harrington Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3ES
Head here for lunch when all the dim sum are on the menu. It's not noted for its friendly service but if you're after fast, fresh dim sum to keep you going on the terraces then this'll see you right.
438 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ
Anywhere rated by the late, great AA Gill has got to be worth a punt. This independent restaurant has been delighting locals (and critics) since opening in 2011. Expect seasonal food with a French influence.
94 Waterford Rd, Fulham, London SW6 2HA
Traditional (and briliant) Neapolitan pizzeria just by Stamford Bridge. Just make sure you don't fanny about ordering a salad or you'll be given short shrift.
14 Hollywood Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9HY
This Italian restaurant is from a chap who came here via Toto's, Baglioni and Zafferano. Risotto with black truffles is a good bet here.
22 Waterford Road, Fulham, London SW6 2DR
This gastro pub from the folk behind Claude's Kitchen serves up super burgers plus their small plates and sharing platters are great if you're grabbing something before the match.
477 Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HL
Barely a street away from the ground, this gastropub serves up a good value blackboard range of on-the-hoof food including scotch eggs, sausage rolls and honey-glazed mini chipolatas.
Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6 1QP
This is London's only Michelin-starred gastropub and as such the food is many levels about the usual footie pub fare. Obviously you're going to want some of their amazing scotch eggs but right now, the game is very good too.
163 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0LJ
A plateful of jamon, some decent croquettas and maybe a few of their red tuna miniburgers with kimchci sauce and you'll be set for anything the day's events throw at you.
619 Fulham Road, London SW6 5UQ
This Turkish restaurant is now more than 20 years old. They usually run a special menu on a match day and while it may be busy, you'll always get served quickly and cheerfully.
472 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1BY
Right beside the station, this food hall couldn't be more convenient for the stadium and it's particularly easy if you want to grab something quickly. Food options include Butchies for chicken sandwiches, Fanny's Kebabs, Ahi Poké and Press Cafe. Oh and there's a massive bar here too, in case you were wondering.
New for 2019/20 season
1A Langton St, London SW10 0JL
This new Chelsea restaurant is a labour of love by Irish Chef Patron Anna Haugh. The menu du jour features black pudding wrapped in potato and ends with brown bread ice-cream. Sold.
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