Closure Statement

May 23, 2019

from the owner, Ersin Sirer

Good Bye Chelsea Bun, Thanks a Million! 

After 35 glorious years operating the Chelsea Bun, it has finally shut it’s doors for the last time. Back in 1984 my beloved late father invested the money and I became his operational partner, subsequently I bought the place from him in 1994. 


What a joy and a privilege it has been to serve all the many thousands of customers who dined here, the rich, the poor, the homeless and the famous. 

Some of the Stars & Celebrities that had dined at The Bun;

  • Adam Faith, 
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Minnie Driver
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • Bon Jovi
  • Eric Clapton
  • Jules Holland
  • Martine McCutcheon
  • Sarah Duchess of York
  • Ross Kemp
  • Ex world boxing champion Tim Wetherspoon 
  • Bob Geldof
  • Ex world boxing champion Barry McGuigan
  • footballer Dennis Wise
  • footballer Paul Elliott
  • Daniel Radcliffe 
  • Rory Bremner 
  • BBC Hard Talk presenter Stephen Sackur 
  • Gordon Ramsey 

In it’s hey day the place would be completely full and with a queue stretching from the shop up to the Kings Road, on many occasions 40 people deep. I valued each and every one of our patrons, whether it was a customer buying a cup of tea or a large breakfast, the amount of spend was irrelevant it was our good fortune to serve them. 

For me it was a second home, I loved the place, there could not be another, my wonderful memories, the lovely people I met, the many friends I made. 

We closed because the lease had expired, renewing would of meant a substantial increase in rent which I could not afford given we were barely surviving the past years on the current rent and high business rates. This was combined with a substantial drop in business due to a proliferation of competition in the area, many of which are large corporate chains backed by invisible private equity and corporate funds killing off small independent operators like myself.  

Thank you all for making what Chelsea Bun was a humble simple “World Famous Cafe”! Thank you also to my wonderful staff it could not of happened without you….. 


Please email through the web site any customer testimonials as I am preparing a short video about the Chelsea Bun, with past photos, video clips, testimonials etc. I will be uploading on to this web site all photos and videos so please watch this space.

Secondly I am working with an independent journalist to bring exposure to the closing of the Chelsea Bun as an example of the plight of small businesses and their closure being a loss to the local community, please let me have your email details and I will keep you updated.

Moroccan Food Pop-up – 6th June 2015

May 21, 2015

Enjoy the unique experience of a real home cooked food by chef Hailouma


£25 per person, Saturday 06 June 2015 at 20:00 until 23:00

The Chelsea Bun, Limerston St, London SW10 0HP
Contacts and bookings: or 0787 652 28 129 /020 7352 3635



    • Zaalok: classical Moroccan dish made of grilled aubergine, and Moroccan spices
    • Briwats selection: stuffed samosas with mince beef and vermicelli, cheese and spinach, chicken and pickled lemon
    • Harira: traditional soup full of flavour made of chickpeas, lentil, coriander and spices. Served with home made bread
    • Couscous traditional: with lamb, vegetables and chickpeas
    • Couscous Tefaya: suitable for vegetarian it’s a steamed couscous with caramelized onion, resins and chickpeas.
    • Organic Moroccan flour-less orange and almond cake
    • Briwat with almond, sesame and organic honey orange and cinnamon with orange blossom

Staff reunion

July 31, 2014

After 25 years one of Chelsea Bun’s original staff members Banji, reunites at The Bun with the owner Ersin, was a chef in 1989, now a multi-millionaire telecoms businessman.


30 year reunion…

July 28, 2014

This American family first came 30 years ago, and when they had their first daughter and named her Chelsea. They revisited Chelsea Bun recently on their nostalgic road trip. With owner Ersin Sirer.


Bentis Bros @ ChelseaBun

July 24, 2014


David & Tomas – the Bentis Bros, master builders with their Chelsea Bun T-shirts with owner Ersin Sirer.

Penny Farthing customer

July 16, 2014

There are many ways to get to the Chelsea Bun, including bus 328 for those without the Penny Farthing!

30 Year Anniversary Party Photographs

July 7, 2014

After 30 years trading Chelsea Bun celebrated it’s anniversary on Wednesday 2nd July 2014. Guests included Nicky Clarke, socialites, journalists, valued customers, friends of the “Bun”, Little Bird Gin provided the fantastic gin cocktails, soon to start pop-up concept in the evenings at the Chelsea Bun from September 2014.

Thank you, to all who attended, the sentiment was another 30 years please, that unfortunately cannot be guaranteed, but we can guarantee the great service and food, and we are not going anywhere soon.


Chelsea Bun celebrates 30th Anniversary

July 2, 2014

Come and join us from 7th – 9th July 2014 and enjoy our original 1984 prices!

The Chelsea Bun in Limerston Street, SW10 is celebrating three decades of dedicated service, customer satisfaction and loyalty with 3 days of 1984 prices from Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th July 2014.


“It has been a wonderful journey of experience to own and operate the Chelsea Bun since 1984! We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming many customers since the opening, for me it is a home from home experience. We as ‘Team Chelsea Bun’ are thankful and grateful to all our loyal customers that have made it a success”.
Ersin Sirer, Founder – Owner


The Chelsea Bun is a home from home and where else can you enjoy breakfast or lunch alongside Eric Clapton, Bob Geldof, Kylie Minogue, Bon Jovi, Daniel Radcliffe, Jools Holland – just a few of the regulars!


For further information contact:, or

Gourmet Breakfasts

June 4, 2014

Our gourmet breakfasts are freshly prepared, choose from;

  • All British Brunch
  • New York Brunch
  • Smoked Haddock Benedict
  • Chorizo & Goats Cheese Scramble
  • Shrimp Scramble Royale
  • Malibu Omelette
  • Asparagus Mornay
  • Late Miami Breakfast
  • San Francisco Breakfast
  • Minute Steak with Eggs

Early Bird Specials

June 4, 2014

Early Bird Specials – served 7am to 12 midday – Monday-Friday