Gallery Mess, Saatchi Gallery

A Stunning Venue for Your Special Occasion

Located in the heart of Chelsea, at the Duke of York’s headquarters, Gallery Mess is an ideal location for all-day dining with friends and family or celebrating a birthday, wedding, or special occasion. Gallery Mess, owned by the Saatchi Gallery, is operated by rhubarb and is an all-day café/restaurant/bar located at Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea.


With breath taking indoor and outdoor alfresco dining space that features the Saatchi Gallery’s contemporary art, Gallery Mess is the perfect marriage of art and fine British food. Whether it’s a light breakfast, lunchtime superfood salad, indulgent handmade beef burger or decadent afternoon tea with a variety of teas and cakes, Gallery Mess has it all. Gallery Mess’ seasonal, British menu is packed with tempting and consistently delicious offerings, whatever you decide to choose.

You’ll be able to have your choice of food in either the wonderful interior, complete with stylish decor and vaulted ceilings, or outside on the terrace overlooking the green surrounding the building in the warmer months.

Once the sun goes down, Gallery Mess transforms into an elegant London cocktail bar, offering a tempting selection of classic yet unique cocktails by our talented rhubarb bar staff, all amongst some of the most stunning and modern surroundings.

With both an interior and an exterior that offers perfect dining spots, as well as some of the most fascinating and captivating contemporary art pieces, Gallery Mess is a popular with locals and visitors alike.

Events and special occasions at the Mess Room

Gallery Mess, at the Saatchi Gallery, boasts a large 800ft squared space, ideal for up to 120 people at a time, depending on whether you need seated or standing catering. It is ideal for weddings, birthdays, events and special occasions that require a breathtakingly beautiful venue, while still being relaxed and enjoyable. However many people you host, our team will be able to provide a range of delicious food tailored to their taste or dietary requirements, and all will be freshly prepared, beautifully presented and served by our talented team.

We’re here to help you book this stunning venue

Our team have managed hundreds of events at this beautiful venue and can ensure that your occasion is goes forward perfectly. Simply let us know the details of the occasion, the style of food you prefer, dietary considerations, and any other requests. From there, we will ensure the event is memorable and enjoyable for all.

For more information or private bookings, please contact our team on +44 (0)20 8812 3200

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To find out more about rhubarb, our restaurants and job vacancies, please contact our recruitment managers; Robin and Paul.