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Friday night wine down at The Phene

Friday night wine down at The Phene
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When Friday comes, the only decision you need to make is bottle or glass! Am I right, or am I right? Last Friday Frenchie and I were feeling Fridaylicious, so we decided to meet up with some friends at the historic Chelsea pub The Phene

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The Phene was built in 1850 by Victorian philanthropist Samuel Phene, who wanted a place for servants and tenants to drink. The pub has now been converted into a more stylish place with a purple lounge bar, where you can get all cosy with a great selection of library books, wine and food

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(Again I managed to get myself featured in the broken mirror with my Leica – but besides from that, isn’t this just a great bar?)

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The outdoor terrace is extremely popular! Especially in the summer! Thank God, they have heating lamps in the winter! 

So what makes The Phene so popular? First of all, I love the location. The Phene is placed in a quiet area, so no big roads outside with disturbing noice – AND my favourite bridge in LondonAlbert Bridge” is only a few steps away, if you feel like taking a little stroll (maybe hand in hand with someone special) Second, I like the diversity of the pub. You can choose to sit outside at the beach-bar style terrace, at the first-floor lounge, inside in the cosy bar-area – or you can go to the lovely restaurant, where we were placed

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Mirror mirror on the wall, don’t let me get tipsy and fall! 

Ok, time for wine and maybe a few nibbles! We went for the mezze board with sweet potato falafel, stuffed wine leaves, kalamata olives, grilled flatbread, ricotta stuffed chillies, babaganoush and harissa hummus (it was delicious!)

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The Phene also serves more traditional pub food and bigger dishes – but we mainly came for the wine!

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The lovely Carmela took really good care of us! Here she is showing us a nice bottle of white wine

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Good food, good wine, good friends = good time! 

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Hmmm, what else is on the menu?

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I’ll take this one, please

We had lovely wine at The Phene, and the staff was really warm and friendly. If you haven’t booked a table in advance, I suggest, that you do it! We were lucky to get a table. This place is very popular!

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Book-worm from another great evening at The Phene

For some The Phene might be seen as a really posh place, but in my opinion it is very relaxed! It has a homely feel, and you can come as you are! I would say, that The Phene is more than “just another pub”, so it is ok to dress up a little bit in the weekends! The Phene is, as I would put it, classic British with a stylish twist!

 

 

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