West London is not short of luxury places to spend a rainy afternoon. The choice of bars, restaurants and cultural amusements is vast. However, we’ve found a hidden gem, not far from the main Chelsea hang outs, yet the perfect distance for people willing to venture off the beaten track.
The Imperial, which is situated on Kings Road, has become one of our favourite places to visit. A new beer to the UK, Affligem, has launched the bar as their flagship establishment and it’s design, layout and attention to detail, aligns itself perfectly with the craftsmanship and rich heritage associated with the beer.
As you enter the bar, you immediately view a minimalist layout, with a small number of seats and tables. But when you look deeper, you notice its history etched on tables, pictures of its humble historical beginnings hung on the brick wall and its name embroidered onto cushions in what can only be described as ‘Affligem corner’. Take a seat, and enjoy a history lesson on monks, brewing and beer dating back to 1074.
Even if you’re not a fan of premium beers or fine wines, then you’ll be swayed by the food. The carefully designed menu focuses on local produce in beautifully presented dishes perfectly paired with the right drink.
Whether you are dropping in for a quick bite or a long leisurely lunch, there is anything from pastries and sandwiches to sharing platters and Sunday roasts – there is something for everyone.
Remember to check out this bar next time you’re wondering around the Kings Road area – it won’t disappoint. In fact, you might see us there for an Affligem Blonde or two.