We Love Local: VQ


Tell us a little bit about VQ?

VQ serves night owls, early birds and everyone who lives life to the full.  VQ 24 hour café and diner has been feeding and watering Chelsea’s finest around the clock for 19 years, and last year opened a second site in London’s West End (Great Russell Street).

When and how did VQ first begin?

VQ opened 19 years ago by Longshot Limited who took over a place called ‘Up All Night’.

Why do you think VQ unique?

It’s open 24 hours a day! Pop in for brunch with the kids, turn up at 2am for a burger or tuck into an all-day breakfast at 11pm, you’ll always get a warm welcome at VQ.

What kind of atmosphere can patrons expect when coming into VQ?

Relaxed, friendly, informal and always prepared to go that extra mile for our customers.

What kind of food can people expect from VQ?

We have a very eclectic menu serving good quality and great value comfort food – everything from 24 hour breakfast to burgers, hot dogs, salads, pasta, fish and chips, steak and delicious desserts! We have a great kids menu too.

What is your most popular dish? Do you have a speciality?

We don’t have a speciality as everything on the menu sells well, but Eggs Benedict is probably our most popular dish – Gordon Ramsay says we do “the best fry-up in London”.

Do you personally have a favourite?

The VQ Salad (pomegranate, feta, baby beetroot, butternut squash, mixed leaves, honey roasted pine nuts & Dijon vinaigrette) or Eggs Royale.

What do you love about working there?

I love that it’s a totally unique place in every way – we have an amazing team and great customers which make it a really fun place to work.

At Douglas & Gordon, we love local. Why do you love Chelsea?

The Fulham Road is like a big family! We have so many regulars many of whom have become good friends.

I’m an avid Chelsea fan so always love a trip to Stamford Bridge and beforehand I’ll grab a steak at Sophie’s or a beer at Goat.

Anything else you would like to add?

‘24 Hour Life’, it’s the way forward - don’t miss out, come and check us out!


VQ is collaborating with Douglas & Gordon for the love of all things local. To find out more about their fantastic deals and dishes, visit them at vq24hours.com