Friendly, delicious, gorgeous. The menu is so well thought out there is something to keep everyone happy. Chrissy Iley.
Evening Standard Food Magazine
Have you noticed? Chapters has a nonchalant new swagger which it wears with consummate ease. It’s no wonder, among gastro-savvy pundits, it’s being talked about as The Wolseley of the South-East for its winning brasserie luxe combination of flexible, affordable all-day menu. Like the Wolseley (the famous West End Grand Café constantly frequented by the A-list film and media crowd), it offers both gourmet and favourite comfort dishes with a twist, has a glamorous yet laid-back ambience and a frisson of people-watching possibilities.
Welcoming, stylish with the unmistakable buzz of a burgeoning hotspot, Chapters is the brainchild of the same dream team who created the iconic Chapter Two. The meticulous attention to detail and excellent service remain matched by a shift to a more informal approach to dining and more wallet-friendly pricing to match its all day ethos. Michelin have already recognised Chapters is offering a fiendishly spot-on package absolutely in tune with the times by giving it a highly covetable Bib Gourmand a mere four months after opening.Significantly it is the only restaurant in Blackheath to rate such distinction and there are fewer than twenty Bib Gourmand’s throughout London – high praise indeed for Chapter’s triple helping of cooking, atmosphere and pricing." To read the full review - click here
"Chapters is a buzzy, bright place to visit for a coffee and catch-up with friends at the pavement tables, a hearty brunch or a dinner with the parents. Here you’ll find classy cooking in a casual setting.”
Time Out 2012
"Chapters prime attraction is the splendid view over the heath. The best dishes are cooked in the josper: a charcoal grill-cum-oven. The result is fabulous steaks & mackerel fillets packed full of smokey flavour. Breakfast is served throughout the week, brunch at weekends, and kids are well-catered for. The varied wine list includes plenty by the glass and some interesting stickies.”
Square Meal 2012
"A linchpin of the area including a standout breakfast”
Harden’s London Restaurant Guide 2012
"The room is awash with natural light and accented with exposed brickwork, and there is a casual neighbourhood vibe; good natured staff make such a difference.”
The Good Food Guide 2011
"Chapters is in tune with the casual vibe of trendy Blackheath village, offering breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner in an easy-going brasserie-style ambience. It is an unbuttoned space with bare brickwork, wooden floors and toffee coloured banquette seating. You might start the day with eggs Benedict or go for a more creative modern idea from the crowd-pleasing all-day menu.”
AA Restaurant Guide 2011
"An up-to-the-minute eatery with lots of nice touches including an impressive zinc-topped bar, exposed brickwork, lots of mirrors and those modern dangly-pendulum lights. The effect is American diner meets hip Continental cafe and the all-day menu reflects this: choose from eggs Benedict or a plate of scones or go the whole hog and tuck into slow roast belly of Packington pork with choucroute and spiced lentils. And the great thing is, everything is cooked beautifully. "
"A more modern bistro feel that offers food that’s always good, and sometimes excellent"
Hardens Guide 2010
"The younger sibling of Chapter One is these days an up-to-date all-day dining venue. In Blackheath village (South East London’s answer to Hampstead), a short distance from the perimeter of the heath itself, it offers breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner from 8am - eggs Benedict to Angus beef fillet cooked over charcoal embers in the Josper oven. The ambience is agreeably laid-back, the staff well-versed and chatty, and the décor in keeping, with exposed brickwork, undressed tables and outdoor dining too. Start with a good, thick slab of ham hock, foie gras and celeriac terrine with plum chutney & toasted sourdough and end with warm treacle tart with Cornish clotted cream."
AA Restaurant Guide 2010
"It had been, as ever, a great value meal, served by knowledgeable waiters with enthusiasm. Tobin is clearly a chef driven to extract maximum flavour from great produce. That Michelin awarded Chapters a Bib Gourmand within four months of opening – the only venue in South East London with this accolade (there are only 30 across London) – comes as little surprise. Even though I now live in a less idyllic part of London than SE3, I will endeavour to make the return trip much more often." Douglas Blyde, Intoxicating Prss