The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.5
8223 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dining experience, food was of a good quality and the service was on the whole very attentive

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oskarinus
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere as usual, very good customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Although at the start the staff were very attentive, at times their manner did come across as rude. The service became slower as the evening went on, we waited half an hour for our mains to be collected and as a result our desire for dessert vanished. The cocktails were gorgeous, as was the cote de boeuf. However the chips, creamed spinach and fillet steak could have been better.

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KayS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pretty restaurant - I think a little understaffed .

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ConniH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday with family friends and we all had a lovely time and a good experience. Everyone's food was delicious especially the Black Cod and the chocolate bomb for dessert is always a huge success. The staff that waited on us were very attentive, friendly and brought our drinks and food promptly. The even brough my daughter a small pastry cake with a candle which was a surprise to all of us. Nice touch Ivy. We were very happy and will return soon.

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SheilaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue , good food and very attentive staff. I have been there 3 times now and it has been very good each time.

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TaraS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Took forever to order food asked for water multiple times, food was warm.
Lovely setting though and dress code was a relaxed smart casual so that was nice, they also brought my daughter who was celebrating her birthday a slice of cake with a candle that was a lovely gesture, would I go back yes.

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LilyF
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere! Delicious food and perfect for a special occasion

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FlorettaC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. Comfortable surroundings but not stuffy.

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MANDYA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for my husband’s belated birthday, On a recommendation, we had the Ivy burger amazing and so filling, my husband had the chocolate bomb amazing, everyone made us so welcome and everyone was so lovely. Thank you

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ElizabethB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food and ambience in The garden but the Service needs to be improved. It’s slow and a little chaotic feeling with lots of waiters walking around but not really looking and checking the tables etc/being perceptive.
I’d suggest better training for them! But otherwise always a pleasant place to have lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and cocktails. Great service.

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TheresaK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. The girls looking after us in the garden were brilliant. My husband and I were celebrating our 52nd wedding anniversary and we were surprised to receive a cake with Happy Anniversary. A lovely touch

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CamillaM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely time. It was our 25th Anniversary and so many of the staff congratulated us. They were efficient, friendly and helpful. The food was really delicious and the atmosphere was great. We sat in the garden which is delightful. Highly recommend it.

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vipGiuliaR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to the Ivy although they could improve their selection to cater for intolerances. Only one lactose free dessert option (sorbet) and when you order they bring out only one scoop. Very deflating given the rest of the food quality and the charge for it!

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CduSautoy
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a total pleasure to eat here. The fishcakes were outstanding!

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VickyC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Was disappointed with the position of our seat - outside and in the doorway during a thunderstorm. This was greatly disappointing, and after asking to move, we were told there were no available seats. Another server reassured us that our table was always positioned there, and had never presented an issue. Seemed to be one which was ignored and unloved.

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Expectationhigh
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It was good but I felt that we were a bit rushed in the venue, waiters/waitresses should ask first if they want more drinks rather than pouring it and not to take away food without asking.

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vipketellep
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely as usual

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AngelaF
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in the garden and it was lashing with rain, thunder and lightning and the staff were magnificent, moving us to keep us dry, staying positive and helpful. Really great service. Just one little thing; the Lemon Cake isn't cake; it is meringue and my friend was disappointed. Other than that all good in a lovely setting.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was not as good as I had expected e.g. steak was not cooked as asked for and was poorly seasoned as were all the sides . My wife had to send her main course back as it was stone cold, by the time it was replaced I had finished my main course. Service at the bar was terrible , after explaining 3 times that pale ale was a beer not a wine the half pint glass and bottle was strangely put in front of my wife even though she had ordered a cocktail.

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jilly
London
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Fish & chips, can’t go wrong. Shepherds Pie very tender lamb. The Ivy does what it says on the tin!
My only complaint that the aircon wasn’t working properly apparently.
Very hot & humid. Spoilt it rather. However, these things happen.

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RajanB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere great. Good value for money.

TK
vipTheresaK
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid and reliable choice in SW London. Would definitely go again.

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Nabilak
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I wanted to take a video of the garden but I was told that no pics or videos are allowed. So I couldn’t share my experience with anyone. The food was lovely. The mocktails could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Poor service. Lack of attention. Rude waiter. No air conditioning so was very warm and caused uncomfortable atmosphere.

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CarysB
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food & atmosphere. Staff were attentive & friendly. Would go again!

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SamR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and amazing dining experience!! Everything was on spot , delicious food , a must visit! One waitress was very kind and helpful, i didnt pick up her name but she was from russia! Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow at the start and we were offered a wrong table but otherwise really enjoyable.

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DonnaB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our visits to The Ivy Kings Road.
Sat in the back part of the gardens but didn't know it was the smoking area and I didn't like the fact that people came from the other part of the restaurant to smoke there which was right infront of our table.
However overall we had a lovely evening and the food was lovely and they managed to sit us at the bar after our meal and the cocktails flowed.
Great place to go - staff are fab.

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vipAlistairL
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, not a great table.

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SimonG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table beside the beautiful outdoor area. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and were thoroughly looked after by Vladimir. The food was delicious and the anniversary dessert was a lovely surprise. This was our second visit following our wedding meal last year and will definitely be returning next year.

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peterg
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

memorable evening will book again for our aniversary

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vipEmsy
London
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining in the garden, it is stunning. Food is extremely tasty as always. Looking forward to visiting again soon

JM
JaneM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Lovely meal … air con was not working ! So was very hot 🥵 and kept having to ask for drinks that we had ordered ! Waiter was nice , but drinks were definitely not flowing .. disappointing!

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Jaks
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Ivy for its relaxed buzzy atmosphere . Beautiful inside and out. Great people watching. Wonderful food good service . A little slow at times but better then being rushed.
Not happy with the only holding tables for 5 minutes especially when booked weeks before . Was I. Panick because we were running late due to no trains which affected whole party . Was told I’d loose £20.00 per person and table if more then 5 minutes late !!! I think this needs to be looked at!!!
Other wise great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Highly recommend the bread and olives. We shared the chocolate bomb for dessert and it did not disappoint, portion sizes are very large and good price for the quality. The restaurant was very hot/humid and unfortunately made our experience less enjoyable although they did have fans out. Our food came before our drinks which was a little out of order. Overall we had a good time. Thankyou

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TrudyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely table in the garden. Food & service were excellent from the moment we walked through the door. Staff were attentive and helpful. It was the weekend brunch menu and I had the Côte De Boeuf with Béarnaise sauce for main and the chocolate bombe for dessert. Both dishes were amazing and the steak was cooked perfectly for me. Great cocktail and wine selection. Definitely recommend and will definitely be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Unfortunately,having reserved a table outside many weeks in advance. On arrival at the restaurant at the time the table was booked for we were told we would need to wait for 1hour 15minutes for an outside table. So we were given an inside table, which although was nice enough, certainly wasn’t what we had wished for and had chosen that particular restaurant for its outside dining,

KT
KimT
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, fabulous food, and service is excellent.

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 8223 OpenTable diners.

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