The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.5
8699 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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ANON
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service3ambience2

O social distancing on tables
It was too hot to breathe

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Jill
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening!
Excellent service, beautiful ambience and delicious food!
Would definitely recommend.

JB
JennyB
Worcestershire
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food. However, I did expect better service. The waiter we had was very pleasant and smiley, we loved him but he was under too much pressure. We had to wait far too long for drinks and any attention from a waiter. The head waiter for our area seemed grumpy and under a lot of pressure. For this reason I wouldn’t hurry back

MR
MichaelR
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way an extremely enjoyable lunch with my daughter.

AC
AngelaC
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loverly setting. Great service and food. Will definetly return

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Scotslady
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Outdoor seating in the garden with large umbrella outside, semi-outdoor seating in covered conservatory outside with retractable roof but some sunnier patches due to windows, indoor seating completely shaded.
I love the decor here - colourful jungle with parrotts, and pot plants around. Fairly bohemian in style. White tablecloths/napkins, etc. Loos downstairs. Service attentive.
Both my friend and I are fussy eaters. I am fishatarian, and had a very tasty vegetarian halloumi dish. My friend is allergic to gluten and garlic, and was still able to find something to eat. Waiter was very helpful on this score, running back and forward to the kitchen to check.
Good experience - I would definitely go again.

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Coco
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We love the Ivy but the service was not great! We kept having to ask for our white wine to be served and the waitress asked us where it was and we figured that was something she should know!

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Andib
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Tthe food was excellent as in all the locations we have been to.
However it was extremely noisy and very very uncomfortably hot. In fact could not wait to leave. Cut our meal short did not have dessert or extra drinks.
Just before leaving a couple arrived at another table, instantly complained about the heat and instantly a fan was provided for them. This was plugged in under my bench seat with trailing wire to their table. Not exactly the right thing to do with diners walking around not to mention staff with hot food.

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vipZozo
London
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I have dined several times at Ivy Chelsea gardens before. Yesterday I had dinner there with my husband to celebrate my birthday. Food and service was very disappointing!

EB
ElizabethB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very consistant good food. Very pleasant embiance

SH
SandraH
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful environment couldn’t fault anything

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved The Ivy! Food and service was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was good but I was expecting something a tad extra as it was a birthday booking.

NP
vipNicoleP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful venue, great food, service good but a little stiff. Great experience overall.

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Stan
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Poor service but understand the huge shortage of staff. Food not hot which was a shame.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant and nice atmosphere

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samanthaw
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

dreadful. my children were served and our meal was forgotten. we ate 1 hour after our children. a total mess front of house and in the kitchen.

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STUARTS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Book for my 50th Birthday and my daughters 20th. No mention of this when we turned up but added this on the notes when booked.
Booked table for 15:30 but had to sit and wait 30mims with no one coming over to take our drinks order.
Eventually sat down but was given a table where the traffic of people was very busy and had people constantly knocking the back of my chair. Foods was fine but the service was very slow and had to keep asking about the order. Irish coffee was served cold and would probably not recommend to friends and family.

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Hkroberts86
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was terrible, they appeared to be short staffed in the section we were sat in but lots of staff around by the bar area. At one point it looked like 20 staff by the bar and an altercation between staff occurred. It was absolutely chaotic. Our waiter was rude, probably because he was rushed off his feet. Our drinks didn’t arrive as our ticket was lost, we had to chase up for everything. Couldn’t wait to leave. Will not return which is such a shame as have previously enjoyed good food and service here. Service at a place like this should be seamless and the customer should be unaware of the chaos behind the scenes. Not the case here!!

MH
MartinaH
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very poor service received yesterday for what should have been a special occasion. Front of house forgot to seat us after check in. Waiting staff needed constant needed reminder that we had booked an afternoon tea (had to book at 3.15pm for afternoon tea for no apparent reason? surely you get the same food and service if you go for afternoon tea at 1pm? confusing as this was a full price tea not a discounted voucher..) front of house staff in the floral blazers look unhappy to be at work and appeared unapproachable.

Waited 45 minutes since we were seated to get our tea (the first drink, not the food!)

Overall, overwhelmingly understaffed - expected more from the Ivy...

CN
vipCarnibor2Noho
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Mains didn’t arrive after 1:15 hours, we asked to cancel and left

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DarnellUk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service we will definitely see you again The Ivy Chelsea Garden..👍🏽🙏🏽🤎

LC
LinaC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Poor service. Waiter was very rude and we had to keep calling in order to need something. We even had a few items added on our bill which we never ordered! My dessert was not as described on the menu. Very disappointed.

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Damos
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is always exceptional at the ivy but on a busy Sunday the service is not what I have been used to. Not as attentive, polite nor engaged as we have been used to when visiting other Restaurants. They were busy but we didn’t enjoy the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had to wait for about 50 mins for first course but staff were very nice and offered us desert on the house

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters 18

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AdrienneS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buzz with great food. The service was excellent and the staff in general very helpful. Would thoroughly recommend.

HS
HelenS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered a gluten free burger very disappointed it came between two slices of gluten free toast. Didn’t look nice at all. Gluten free brioche rolls are readily available to buy in most supermarkets so no excuse really
Was not impressed

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vipMichaelak
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and food, lovely server. Bathroom visit is a must the decor is fab

TG
ThomasG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Quite overpriced for what it is, everything is an option, service was really poor, they keep forgetting stuff or deliver wrong meals. Atmosphere is good, good decoration but very noisy.

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Nadia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food was really good and we enjoyed the chocolate bomb a lot but unfortunately the service was very poor which took away from the experience

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elliottp
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My steak was supposed to be medium rare it came out blue, the service was awful, manager forgot to give us our drinks but then charged us for them anyway, 30 minute wait for a drink. Will not return

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think Ivy Chelsea Garden is a very special experience. The decor is beautiful and i find it superior to other Ivy restaurants due to the location, lush gardens and atmosphere.

I enjoy the fact that I never feel rushed when I visit. The food is to a high enough standard without paying an obscene amount of money. I have grown tired of certain high end Mayfair restaurants stipulating a two hour window for the table, adhering to it rigidly, whilst charging eye watering prices.

There was a new Ivy menu which was a pleasant surprise and as a group we were all very happy with our food.

I can highly recommend.

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Uppercut
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had a good dinner. It has a very nice ambient and good food.

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viplondonfoody
London
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited 45 minutes to even get seen at the door! No one even came to check what time everyone’s reservations were. You were told to wait.. like as if it were a privilege to have a reservation in the first place. I’ve come here loads of times… I will very much re think about booking again

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AnouskaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Incredible ambiance and environment
Exceptional effort on the decor
The experience of service was a 0. Utterly underwhelming and exceptionally impersonal. We sat for 50 minutes waiting to be served, when we finally asked we had several servers and none had communicated with one another. We refused to let the bad service ruin our experience as we hadn’t seen one another for 2 years but we were shocked at how little attention was paid to our customer experience.
Delicious afternoon tea, great surroundings but the service was shocking even when we raised concerns that we felt ignored. No one apologised and we sat from 3:20 until 6:45 with terrible, inattentive service. So sad as it has everything going for it if only the staff cared and communicated with one another.

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tristynjennn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Unfortunately if you have allergies Or dietary requirements I would avoid the Ivy Chelsea. I specified on the booking we were getting afternoon tea for 1 vegetarian and one nut/ fish free for Allergies. It all came touching, the tea showed up at the end of the meal when we had already eaten and I didn’t get to eat mine as it came contaminated. I would not go back again, it seems like people just like it for pictures. Not to mention the staff were not attentive at all I had to keep reminding them we needed tea for afternoon tea and they brought it 20 minutes after everything else. Immensely disappointed that I payed £70 and still had to buy food after since they ignored my allergies

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always from start to finish. Although incredibly busy the service was immaculate, our waiter Vladimir
was excellent. The Ivy Chelsea never disappoints and can’t wait to come back soon.

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PETERR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience4

We waited in a queue outside the restaurant waiting for a table despite having a reservation

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SM2909
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very busy as you would expect and we had to wait a little bit to be seated but they kindly gifted us a drink to compensate. Service was really great as always and the food was also amazing.

Will for sure be coming back!

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 8699 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.