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The Cross Keys is a fine old Chelsea landmark, just off Cheyne Walk, dating back to 1765. It has been adorned with original artwork, by co-owner Rudy Weller, famous for The Horses of Helios & Three Graces sculptures in Piccadilly.

It comprises four rooms, the Bar & Conservatory Restaurant (where Civil Partnership Ceremonies may be held), and two party rooms, ideal for wedding receptions, The Gallery & The Room at the Top (please note that there is only disability access for the ground floor bar & conservatory).

The Bar area will accommodate up to 50 persons. The Conservatory seats 70 persons. The Gallery room can accommodate up to 100 persons for stand up with canapes & The Room at the Top for seats 15-40 persons (both sit down & stand up). There is no hire charge for the private rooms. The entire venue can be hired. Minimum spend for the party rooms is £500 on Friday & Saturday Evenings – all other times the minimum spend is £300. Set menus are £25 & £27 for 3 courses. There is a selection of canapés.

  • Great location in Old Chelsea
  • Beautiful private rooms
  • Wonderful ambience
  • Friendly staff
  • Stand up & sitdown receptions catered for
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Simon Sent on 13/04/2003
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An excellent venue for a smaller informal wedding reception

We found this venue through hitched and had our wedding reception there. We went for the room at the top and after having an afternoon sit down meal for 20 we had an evening reception for 60. This is a fantastic venue for something smaller and informal yet still with plenty of style, great food and superb service. March 2003
Tony Sent on 09/04/2003
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Excellent for a small reception

We had our wedding reception (30 guests) in The Room at the Top in September 2001, each time we go back we relive that day. The service is just right, the food simple and elegant and the wine list great for most budgets. It is one pub in London where we hanker to have an excuse to go back. Excellent.
Darren.noel Sent on 30/10/2002
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Superb food and service

I was lucky enough to be invited to the X Keys for a meal recntly and I have to say it was superb. The chef managed to achieve that perfect mix between superb presentation and amazing taste. The staff were also very attentive and also managed to achieve the slightly difficult task of being on hand whenever they were needed without being intrusive. Even if you decide this may not be your preferred wedding reception location, I would stongly recommend it as perfect for an evening out with friends. Maybe your hen night?
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1 Lawrence Street SW3 5NB Chelsea (South West London)
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