The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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Located on London’s enduringly desirable King’s Road, The Ivy Chelsea Garden brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Chelsea.

Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, extensive terrace and garden*, orangery and a beautiful private dining room, The Ivy Chelsea Garden offers tranquil al fresco dining all year and the perfect setting for any occasion.

Sample our all day menus and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are simply visiting the area, and experience a taste of Ivy magic in another beautiful setting.

*Please note that our garden is open daily from 12pm to 10pm.
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Chilli27
London
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another perfect trip to the ivy in Chelsea. Lovely outdoor seating area perfect for catching up with friends. The food portion was huge (chips wer not needed with the eggs benedict, but all good!) White got chocolate was amazing and staff were friendly throughout.

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VikashM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great ambiance, food is delicious and professional service

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KnappD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was rushed for obvious reasons, but we were warned before sitting down. However, nice food and selection made up for this. Maybe these top London restaurants need to just think about the whole experience a bit more.....ultimately, it’s the overall memory that remains.

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LucindaG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Poor experience unfortunately. Cut our meal short as said we couldn’t have desserts as only 20 mins left. I asked if there was a reservation after and the lady ensured us they was (when there wasn’t). We then got moved outside in the rain to finish our drinks and told we couldn’t order desserts even though other tables were still having food delivered to their tables outside. We also had a waiter abruptly question our bill - and told we hasn’t paid when we had it was just £2 short of the service. All a bit discounting to be honest and there was lots of free tables inside that we could have moved to but was not suggested at all, even after asking.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Food was good. Service was excellent.

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CoMa
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service as always, the staff are always wonderful, however, we were put outside at the very back, and it was incredibly windy and wet with no side cover (Saturday night). We would have appreciated being pre-warned that we were being sat outside. In usual circumstances, we wouldn't have minded at all, but the weather was a little extreme to be dining al fresco in such an exposed area.

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vipDamienM
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Overall a lovely lunch thanks to company and the setting, the restaurant service was lacking, lots of chatter and very entertaining but the actual service was unproductive. I was served the wrong cooked steak and had to wait as my party all had their food and I was left while my order was recooked.. asked for an ice bucket on the table or close-by and there seemed to be a misunderstanding among staff on if that was possible. It wasn’t really worth the price we paid and no acknowledgement on the bill of the fact that meals were incorrect and we were rushed though our sitting, despite the fact we didn’t sit till 16:15 (our booking was 16:00) and meals were served inconsistently.

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MilaL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The steak was really chewy and bad quality. My husband would not be visiting this restaurant again unfortunately:-(

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AldoG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Manager has been exceptional and kind. He really made the difference.

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ChrisW
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere and the service was fantastic.

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KayZal
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Deservedly am institution with great location , ambience and service. And not as expensive as one might fear. Enjoyed the cottage pie and white onion soup The bread and the fig dessert were less successful but overall a nice meal and a place to return to.

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Dxxxxxxxx
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service from our waiter. Eggs Benedict were perfectly cooked. Tables spaced correctly and attractive decor. Altogether a very nice brunch and we shall recommend The Ivy to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice but food serving was very big and the courgette fritters were too greasy .

The trimisu was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bianca was absolutely amazing when I met and talked with her. Want to be sure that ivy management is aware of her outstanding customer service approach and professionalism. She is superb.

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SueM
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Maybe check main courses before they reach the table as we had to send two back as they were cold

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OliS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we’ve been to in London. Would recommend to everyone.

CB
CarolineB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely ambiance , and starters were good , however we ordered the fish and chips and there was so much batter on the fish you could hardly find any fish! Very greasy too.

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deb4cake
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and food great atmosphere

Thank you

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yum1chelsea
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was fine but we were asked to leave and told that the other clients were waiting to sit down which was not true a bit tacky as very quite
I used to love the IVY but its not great anymore its a chain and nothing special anymore
very sad its not because of Covid
Thank God there removed the cheap nasty looking artificial flowers from out side they were not classie

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Neha
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was lovely, atmosphere was stunning. It was very loud but this wasn’t an issue. Me and my friend sat outside, and even though she was late, we were allowed to stay past 90 mins, which was lovely of the staff.
For the price, the food wasn’t bad, but I definitely expected better from the renowned Ivy brand. My friend got the Ivy burger, with cheese and bacon it came to £20. She said it was okay, though I saw she left the bread and some filling. Her raspberry mojito was quite sour, but okay. Her tiramisu was nice.
I got the buffalo mozzarella for a starter (nice, what it says on the tin), watermelon salad for the main was very below-average, my creme brûlée was nice, and my salted caramel expresso martini was nice. All in all, the food was okay, but didn’t reflect the spectacular decor of the restaurant.
The veggie/vegan separate menu deceives you into thinking there is a lot of choice when there isn’t. The veggie mains are all ones you can make at home or get any any other restaurant; I went for the watermelon salad as it was slightly different.
Maybe if you’re looking to get a steak, this is a good restaurant to go to. Lovely ambience and lots of choice. But, for a basic burger and for vegetarians, I wouldn’t recommend it.

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CatherineS
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Extremely judgemental staff. Insisted that they had a 1.5 hour limit for keeping your table but saw plenty of other people who arrived at the same time allowed to stay and not rushed out of the door.
Was originally seated in a virtually empty back room, when I asked to move I was made to feel it was impossible despite plenty of empty tables in the main restaurant that were filled with other diners minutes later - I don’t understand what policy they use to decide who sits where but it felt like snobbery from the staff.
Food was fine but evening was ruined by the service and judgement.

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Robertd
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

One of my daughters was violently ill after the meal. Her chicken Milanese tasted off. I am a regular at many ivys over the last 5 years but have noticed a distinct deterioration ver the last year. This chicken sobs has been very poor in Leeds , Harrogate and Chelsea over the last year. Debating whether the ambience makes up for the deteriatong food quality

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MarkC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious. The chocolate bomb was the best. The service was grate, the COVID-19 discipline was reassuring. The price was a little tippy, but that’s London. Would I go back and would I recommend anyone else... Yes.

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Richard
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment my lady and me arrived,we felt welcomed,the host and hospitality was exceptional 10 out of 10.The food from breakfast to desert and also the drinks were amazing and mind blowing.I can definitely see us both returning for either breakfast,lunch or even dinner.Our overall experience was magnificent.

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AprilBumpkin
London
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The welcome at the door was good. The table service was good and the food was good. The bill arrived quickly as did the payment machine.
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We left with the opinion that the service, food and atmosphere was all good. We will be going back.

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NateJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful evening, great service, lovely menu options and devine cocktails. Only disappointment was the inclusion of popping candy in the ice cream which ruined the dessert and wasn't mentioned on the menu. Apart from that can't complain.

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vipPatrikO
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived 25 minutes early and hoped to either wait in the bar or get a table early but was informed that I should leave and only come back when it was time. I wished that they had informed me about this rule before going on one of the communications from open table or indeed when I called them.

When I came in then all was as usual and I had a lovely dinner.

MM
MurielM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our night out.. kid friendly space. We liked the ambience and food..highly recommend this pkace.

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MonaK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4people. Well received, well serviced, the food was very good and yummy 😋

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vipAnastasijaOrlova
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing! Thanks

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vipfionamoore
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

couldn't fault it great service, great decoration!

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vipNalanG
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Polite service and yummy food. We just had to wait about 10 mins for the table which was annoying...

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MaryStankevich
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place for both work and non-work meetings. The food is fantastic, the wine selection is for any choice and wallet. Love the whole chain, but this one is one of my favorites.

JM
JMN1
London
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting in the garden is a lovely experience. The service was cheerful and efficient. Lots to choose from on the menu. Presentation was beautiful and the food tasted very good.

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away by the decor at The Ivy Chelsea! Food was incredible, service was amazing and the overall dinner was fantastic. 10/10 zero faults.

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KalpanaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect experience. Coming back on Sunday ! Pls give us a terrace place

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charlie
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It was my birthday and both my friend and I had a lovely afternoon at the Ivy!

Everything was perfect! I always have the Ivy Beef Burger because I never eat them only here, unfortunately it wasn’t the best of had since I’ve been going!

Everything else was absolutely perfect the service etc faultless! We stayed from 1-6 and had your amazing espresso martini but hey it was my birthday!!🤗

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RozM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the end of the day it was great. we were initially shown a table not suitable for my guests in light of Covid- in spite of having phoned twice to confirm that we would be outside weather permitting. Finally we were given a perfect table outside and felt suitably 'distanced'

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EleanorM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating a family birthday and everyone enjoyed the evening immensely. We were seated in the glass conservatory in the garden which was well heated and nobody felt cold outside.
Our only criticism was that it was very dark in that area which made it hard to read the menu and also to see the food when it arrived. This was a pity as it was clearly beautifully presented! A little more light would have been perfect.
The service was excellent and our waiter (Spanish chap) was incredibly helpful and kind.

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Marita
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had lunch in The Ivy Chelsea and overall we were satisfied. Food delicious and sophisticated, great service and the ambience looked like from a fairy tale; a bit disappointed at the check in as the hostess was all but kind and friendly but instead looked annoyed and had a bit of a rude attitude, which is not what you want as you walk into a place.

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 7117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.