7 reviews of The Stockpot in English
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Go here if you want to fill up for a fiver and not fill sick afterwards.
Don't go if you want first-class cuisine and top-notch service.
Good for anyone on a budget, eclectic mix of customers, great for single diners: Stockpot is doing "quick & dirty" in a good way. Stop by on a cold and wet evening, to warm up and read your paper. Have a bite with friends before going to the cinema next door. And if you like your waitresses sporting colourful swaeters - pink/yellow/turquoise, there's constant change -, you'll particurlarly like this simple restaurant on the King's Road ...
For all Spaghetti Bolognese fans: They're better at the Soho Stockpot branch.
Cheap, cheerful, attentive quick service are all words that sprang to mind when eating lunch at this little restaurant on the Kings Road. However words like; high quality, fine food and outstanding do not spring to mind!
It is not pretentious in the least, it is very handy for a quick but perfectly decent lunch at a really good price. The restaurant was busy but not crowded - I have been warned that service can be overwhelmed by a large party descending on them but I found no evidence of that on an ordinary lunchtime.
I had a 2 course set menu and was full afterwards, all for £6 or so. The Avocado was slightly under-ripe in my starter but the main had perfectly cooked pasta in a quite reasonable sauce.
I'd definitely go again but as the staff all seem to Italian I expect that their strength lies in their pasta.
If you'd rather spend your beans on a pair of shoes than on lunch, the Stockpot is an ideal place to ponder which pair of shoes to buy. Located on Chelsea's King's Road, I like this place and most importantly in the current economic climate, it's as cheap as chips. Where else can you get a starter of pate with toast for a mere £2.90?? And it's not bad pate, not in the least. Then there's Avocado Vinaigrette for £2.75, Fish and Chips for £5.95 and a Full English from the All Day Breakfast menu for £4.95. In Chelsea, that's possibly the cheapest lunch you'll find without setting foot in McDonald's.
At prices like these, you can't expect to be bowled over with the latest in gastronomic trends. The family-run Stockpot chain has been around for decades and the menu seems slightly stuck in a 1960s time warp, but if it's honest fare at lowest possible cost that you'd like when eating out, you can't go wrong with the Stockpot.
I've been here a couple of times.
The food is cheap, the service is quite abrupt, but somehow still friendly (just!), but the food is good simple gnosh.
Nothing haute cuisine, but it doesn't try to be.
If you just want to be fed, this will do you just fine.
Fairly poor. Had the worst mixed grill ever produced by a human. Had some decent pasta dishes. The Stockpot really does fit the phrase 'you get what you pay for’. Cheap prices, cheap food but worth a try.
I’ll just start by saying that this is nothing like the Stockpot in Soho, which personally I think is a dive…
Whilst the fare here is very basic, the staff are very friendly and the food is quite adequate and comes in decent man-sized portions. It’s almost opposite the local pictures too, so we squeezed in a quick meal here before a movie. Cheap too given the rather posh surroundings ;)
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