Last Friday night, my partner and I paid a visit to the Chelsea Harbour Hotel for an evening of elegance, jazz music and fine dining at the hotel's weekly jazz night.

My first impression of the evening came after being greeted by the hotel staff whose service was second to none.

I visited the spot with my partner, and we were truly made to feel special by the staff’s attentiveness.

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Upon arrival, we were offered a glass of champagne and shown two menus: The jazz night menu and the a la carte menu.

The Resident: Chelsea Harbour Hotel jazz night: 'Second to none service'Chelsea Harbour Hotel jazz night: 'Second to none service' (Image: Chelsea Harbour Hotel)

The hotel’s interior provides a stunning backdrop for the evening with a view of boats in the harbour out of the window paired with dim lighting really set the restaurant’s romantic ambience.

As we were attending the hotel’s jazz evening, we opted to dine from the jazz night menu.

The evening was underscored by a talented singer, pianist and guitarist who played a wide variety of music that everyone was able to enjoy.

The music was very relaxing and smooth, giving the evening a mellow but upbeat atmosphere.

To start, we both enjoyed the Orkney scallops which were served with a cauliflower puree and wild mushrooms.

This dish was my favourite of the evening and definitely stole the show.

I adore scallops and was thrilled at how moist these were – they were perfectly cooked.

The cauliflower puree was rich and buttery, and the mushrooms added a savoury umami flavour to the sweetness of the scallops and the cauliflower.

The manager was kind enough to select a bottle of Chenin Blanc for us and explained the way that it would match the scallop dish that we had both ordered.

For my main course, I enjoyed the seared turbot served with razor clams in a champagne sauce and sauteed samphire.

The Resident: Chelsea Harbour Hotel jazz night: Seared turbot served with razor clams, sautéed samphire and champagne sauceChelsea Harbour Hotel jazz night: Seared turbot served with razor clams, sautéed samphire and champagne sauce (Image: Chelsea Harbour Hotel)

To show just how excellent the service here was, the manager came over to explain each course to us and why it had been cooked the way that it had.

For example with this dish, he explained that the turbot is cooked on the bone so that it maintains its flavour.

He even went as far as to drizzle the champagne sauce over my plate for me as he went through what we would both be eating.

My partner opted for the glazed breast of duck which was served with soya, pak choy, chilli and broccoli puree.

He devoured the plate and found that the duck was cooked to perfection – it was very well seasoned and still pink at the centre.

There are two desserts available on the jazz night menu: A black forest chocolate dome or a lemon meringue.

The Resident: Lemon meringue dessert optionLemon meringue dessert option (Image: Chelsea Harbour Hotel)

We chose one each and were not disappointed.

Even though we were becoming very full by this point we couldn’t leave without sampling Chelsea Harbour Hotel’s sweet treats and it was certainly worth it.

The black forest dome turned out to be a dome of black forest-flavoured mousse and as a chocolate lover, this was my ideal dessert.

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As the evening went on, the music became livelier, and some diners even got out of their seats to dance to the jazz songs.

In my opinion, the atmosphere that live music provides is unmatched and it really elevated what would have already been an exceptional meal.

Jazz at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel takes place Friday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. 

Address: Chelsea Harbour Hotel, Chelsea Harbour Drive, SW10 0XG