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The Admiral Codrington

Chelsea, London

You may have already heard of this award-winning Chelsea inn tucked away in London’s stylish heart of South Kensington. A dining institution for Londoners in-the-know, many famous names have passed through its doors.

Part traditional British inn, part elegant dining room, here you can enjoy a pint of Cask Marque ale and homemade sausage rolls or dine on native lobster and Chateaubriand steak paired with an exquisite fine wine. The intimate Navarino private dining room hidden away atop the inn has its own discrete entrance and is the epitome of refined Chelsea dining. Handsome wallpaper, golden mirrors and a few British quirks provide the décor, such as maritime-themed photos and prints. Perfect for a secret evening soiree in our fair capital.


  • Already a wining and dining institution in Chelsea
  • The retractable glass roof in the restaurant makes for elegant almost al fresco dining in the summer
  • The Navarino Private Dining Room has its own discreet entrance so you and your guests can enjoy the utmost privacy
Things to Do

The Restaurant

Renowned for their gourmet burgers, dry aged steaks and award-wining Sunday roasts, The Admiral Codrington use only the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients for their menus. Native lobster and foie gras make regular menu appearances and stop by on Saturdays to sample their signature Bloody Mary cocktail.

Dine on great British cuisine

The Bar

Enjoy everything from incredible ales and wines to chocolate martinis and fine whiskies from behind their handsome darkwood bar. Luxurious bar snacks such as crispy cod cheeks, Burford Brown Scotch eggs and chilli salt squid provide ideal pickings when you’re feeling peckish. A heated garden is available for outdoor drinks and cigars.

Enjoy delicious bar snacks

Private dining & events

The sophisticated Navarino Room offers elegant private dining for 30 seated guests and up to 60 for drinks and canapés. Perfect for a private dinner, event or meeting in Chelsea.

The Navarino Room

Culture & Heritage

Museums & Shopping

Boasting a prime location in the heart of London’s style center of Chelsea, The Admiral Codrington offers easy reach to various luxury boutiques, world-class museums and some of London’s finest concert halls.

Also visit:

  • Exhibition Road: home to the Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum
  • Royal Albert Hall: enjoy world-class concerts including the annual Summer Proms
  • Harrods: luxury fashion, accessories, gifts and food
  • Portobello Road & Golborne Road markets: antiques, clothing, furniture and more



Hyde Park

At 350 acres, Hyde Park is the largest of London’s eight Royal Parks and is home to a number of renowned landmarks. Share your secrets at Speaker’s Corner, enjoy a boat ride on the Serpentine Lake or visit the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. It hosts an array of important events within the capital from music festivals to sports events.

Also visit:

  • Kensington Gardens: The Albert Memorial, Italian Gardens & Serpentine Gallery
  • St James’s Park, Green Park: Royal Parks with access to The Mall and Buckingham Palace
  • Buckingham Palace & Buckingham Palace Gardens
  • Battersea Park: Battersea Power Station, children’s zoo and boating lake

Kensington Gardens

Getting Here

Nearest tube station is South Kensington – a 5 minute walk.

Pay and display parking is available on Draycott Avenue and Denyer Street.

The Admiral Codrington

17 Mossop Street, London SW3 2LY
+44 (0) 207 581 0005