Goat, a New York – Italian restaurant in Chelsea, serves wood-fired pizzas and peanut butter cheesecake, that was all I needed to know when we were invited down to try out their Thanksgiving Menu this weekend.

Goat Chelsea Review

Formally a pub and nightclub, 333 Fulham road is now a relaxed yet funky restaurant on the ground floor and stylish cocktail bar and lounge upstairs.

The restaurant decor, a mix of original features and modern glamour, perfectly compliments a menu that plays host to traditional American favorites such as Lemon Meringue Pie alongside dishes that are peppered with modern twists.

Upstairs the venue boasts a beautiful cocktail bar, with a DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

My favourite part though, of this stylish, metropolitan, restaurant, was that children were welcomed with open arms. I love to eat out, I love good food and I love to share this with girls. Unfortunately this isn’t always possible. All too often I find myself heading back to Zizzi or Pizza Express as my first choice restaurant suddenly can’t fit us in when I mention the two and four-year old we are bringing along.

Goat Chelsea Review

Now I completely agree there is nothing worse than children running round a restaurant when you are trying to eat, but not all children misbehave as soon as you ask them to sit still. Some have been eating out since birth and are well accustomed to how it works. Sit down, look at the menu, talk to your family, maybe a spot of colouring in if you are lucky – this is how it should be. This is what is on offer at Goat.


The children’s menu was full of ‘real food’. The kind of food found on an adults menu, just smaller portions of it. And the staff were great with the girls, friendly and attentive, not patronising at all. They allowed Scarlett to order her own food, this made her night.

Our food was not disappointing either. My starter, burrata salad with roast cherry tomatoes, tasted so fresh you’d have though the cheese was made on the premises and The Essex Husband’s dessert of Lemon Meringue Pie was declared to be the best he had ever had. There was even a S’mores bread and butter pudding as a Thanksgiving treat, amazing!


Alongside their great dinner menu, Goat also offer a rather special weekend brunch (complete with a child’s entertainer so you can read the papers undisputed) served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am.

I will be certainly eat at Goat again, it’s just such a shame it’s so far away for us to get to. Maybe I should become a Chelsea FC supporter so I’m nearby every other weekend.

Disclaimer – We were given a complimentary meal for the purpose of this Goat Chelsea review but all views expressed are my own.  

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