HenryChelsea dining room, The Henry Root, re-launches this October following an extensive refurbishment by hospitality group, Affinity Bars & Restaurants.

The neighbourhood dining room will re-open on Monday 5th October with an elegant new interior and refreshed all-day menu. The kitchen has been relocated to the lower-ground floor, extending the restaurant dining area and creating space for contemporary artwork and grand mirrors, which will reflect natural light from the skylight above throughout the room. At the front, a casual, café-style area for morning coffees and brunch will seat guests with dogs and young families, while sleek stools transition the space to accommodate at-bar dining, ideal for after-work cocktails and early evening small plates. Mid-way, a large communal table will cater to kid’s clubs in the morning and dinner parties in the evening. A fresh new feminine colour palette of soft pink, tan and teal will ease diners through the day, with deep blue velvet banquettes adding a luxurious and sophisticated touch for refined dining in the evening.henry2

New all-day opening hours at The Henry Root will welcome guests for breakfast from 8am on weekdays and 9am on weekends, serving brunch, lunch and dinner throughout. Offering healthy takes on casual, comfort-food classics during the day, there will be a more refined, indulgent menu available in the evening. Brunch dishes like Smashed avocado, poached eggs on rye sit alongside salads such as Puglian burrata ‘Caperese’ with heritage tomatoes and basil and sandwiches including a Native lobster brioche roll, while Seabass with braised gem and mussel viniagrette and Parmesan-crumb chicken schnitzel with fennel and apple slaw make for healthy, heartier lunch options. In the evening, dishes including Grilled halibut with girolles, spinach and ver jus and Roasted rump of lamb with braised puy lentils and salsa verde are elegant enough for special occasions and destination dining, while plates of Macaroni cheese with truffled lobster, USDA Prime rib-eye steak and Henry’s grass-fed beef burger cater to The Henry Root’s local regulars.

The bar will be laid with a selection of fresh fruit, seasonal salads and homemade cakes during the day, perfect for mid-morning coffee, light lunch and afternoon tea. Cold-pressed juices and smoothies by Radiance Cleanse will also feature, available to take-away with coffees and other hot drinks, ideal for on-the-move mums; Radiance’s Chocolate smoothie – a blend of coconut milk, raw cacao, avocado and dates – is a wholesome treat for kids while the Green juice nourishes mums on the school run. In the evening, the bar will transform into Chelsea’s cocktail hot-spot, serving a selection of classics, fizzes and seasonal specials, perfect for post-work drinks, pre-dinner tipples and nightcaps alike.

Offering locals a trusted, social dining room in the heart of Chelsea, The Henry Root’s new all-day offering and popular neighbourhood events – including renowned ‘Doggy Dinners’ and weekend kid’s clubs – will be a welcome return to the area.

The Henry Root will host a soft-launch service from Wednesday 30th September to Sunday 4th October, offering guests 50% off food all day.