It's always been the home of London's elite, and now Made in Chelsea has got the glitterati and twitterati flocking to the borough. Lauren Bravo hops under the velvet rope to discover the hottest haunts in Chelsea
A King's Road institution, Bluebird is "the place to see and be seen" for Chelsea socialites with a proper hunger on. Caggie, Ollie, Cheska and Gabby have all been seen dining at the Conran-founded restaurant, which boasts hearty meat and shellfish dishes on a modern European menu from head chef Mark Block.
Built on the site of the old Bluebird garage, the hotspot has a brasserie, bar, café, courtyard, and food store to explore - as well as private spaces for more exclusive occasions, dahling.
350 King's Road, London SW3 5UU
2. Love Bakery
Disproving Mark-Francis' belief that "Chelsea girls don't eat" with one glob of glittery frosting, Love Bakery is the King's Road's sugar fix du jour - Made in Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue is so enamoured with the place that you'll even find her working behind the counter.
With delectable flavours like rum and apple, chai latte and Earl Grey and rose petal, it's a classy way to get your calories in before a night on the tiles. Sorry, a night on the roof terrace.
319 King's Road, London SW3 5EP
3. 86 Restaurant and Bar
The scene of Ollie and Gabby's rendez-vous in episode one (she told him how she felt, he told her, "those eyelashes look exceptional") and Caggie and Funda's awkward brunch in episode four, 86 Fulham Road is a big hit with the whole MIC crew.
With former Bluebird chef Mark Broadbent behind the stove, this Chelsea favourite serves up foodie credentials as well as being a glossy drinking hole. It's got an art deco-inspired bar, opulent restaurant and the obligatory private dining area - for when you need a night away from the flashbulbs. Only the exceptionally-eyelashed need apply.
86 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HR
4. Cheyne Walk Brasserie
Recommended to us by Hugo as one of the best eateries in Chelsea, this candy-coloured restaurant and salon has an open grill in the centre of its dining room, where favourites like lobster, veal chop and Wagyu beef sizzle for all to see.
With a menu full of Gallic charm, you can pretend you've yacht-hopped to Cannes for the weekend. Without the Spencer-funded price tag.
50 Cheyne Walk, London SW3 5LR
5. The Jam Tree
A new addition to Chelsea's culinary landscape, this funky little gastro pub and garden is an escape from standard upmarket fare. Its 'Colonial-inspired' menu includes sticky-fingered favourites like battered chilli squid, jerk chicken and jam roly-poly, with a separate menu of barbecue offerings for al fresco soirees.
And we know how the Chelsea set love their al fresco soirees.
541 Kings Road, London SW6 2EB
6. Phat Phuc noodle bar
With a name more snigger-worthy than most of Chelsea's dining spots, this authentic Vietnamese noodle bar is a favourite with jewel heir Francis - a diamond in the rough, some might say.
It's also bargainous compared to its neighbours, with big steaming bowls of pho, laksa and noodle salad for under £7. And they do takeaway. Why not send the chauffeur?
151 Sydney Street, London SW3 6NT
Not only was JuJu crowned Best Bar at the London Club and Bar Awards 2011, but it's also a winner with the Made in Chelsea crew - Gabrielle had her birthday there recently.
The King's Road hangout prides itself on top-notch mixology, with a cocktail list as extensive as its customers' Visa bills. Forget Long Island; its Chelsea Iced Tea will knock you right out of your Louboutins.
316-318 King's Road, London SW3 5UH
8. The Phene
When the Chelsea set go dahn the pub, this is how they do it. MIC's Hugo loves The Phene so much that many of his hearts to heart with Spencer on the show take place in its purple velvet-clad bosom.
With a saloon bar, deli, terrace and boudoir-style lounge, it's a little more lavish than your regular boozer, but it still welcomes Sunday brunchers and lingering Scrabble-players with open arms.
9 Phene Street, London SW3 5NY
A people-watcher's paradise, this contemporary Italian eatery is perched on the edge of Duke of York Square, where the Middleton sisters have often been seen shopping away an afternoon.
There's a heated terrace and café for laid-back lunching, and a deli to stock up on canapé fodder for your next dinner party. The Duchess of Cambridge probably loves cured meat, right?
85 Duke of York Square, King's Road, London SW3 4LY
10. The Botanist
Proving that the Sloaney way is Chelsea, The Botanist has hosted some of the show's own delicate flowers, as well as Prince Harry's on-off beau Chelsy Davy.
With a big, sumptuous breakfast menu and huge range of teas, this Sloane Square hotspot is a fantastically elegant way to start the day. It beats Shreddies in your dressing gown, anyway.
No.7 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EE
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