The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.5
8796 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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HannahF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor and fabulous attentive service, friendly atmosphere and delicious food. All round a great experience.

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Juliet
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner & cocktails last night at your Chelsea restaurant. Usually, we go to Brighton, but booked Chelsea, as we were at The Chelsea Flower Show. Everything was perfect. The garden is stunning!! My only disappointment was that you don't sell the hand sanitizers on the tables. It smelt amazing! See you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely service, food was a bit hit and miss but ambience of outside terrace was perfect

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Crowded, loud, poor service, expensive. Food mediocre.

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NicolaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Lovely meal and excellent service. However, lighting dimmed during meal to point it was difficult to see what we were eating and our table was on the walkway through to the outside and waiters were whizzing past quite literally every few seconds. Appreciate busy week with Chelsea but we booked our table some weeks ago so this was a little disappointing.

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KeithN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely evening. We understand it’s a popular restaurant but always feel a little hurried.

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None
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service1ambience5

The waiter wasn’t good enough ! Very disappointing ..

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MariaL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quite expensive for the food quality!
The staff very nice and helpful!
Thanks

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ScottC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place
Perfect service
Lovely food
You must go

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CarolM
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Ivy delivered my husband’s meal and not mine - what sort of restaurant does not serve everyone at the table together.

The waiter kept telling me mine would be along soon - later transpired he had forgotten to order it and didn’t even know what it was. Sent the first meal back to give them the chance to behave like something better than a transport caff. We eventually got both meals served an hour after we had ordered.

Full marks to the Ivy for spoiling a special birthday treat. Thank goodness for the supportive fellow diners who were equally appalled.

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foodfiend
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Love the restaurant have been many times before. My soup was really watery compared to my companions which was thick and mine didn’t taste great as aresult. We also felt very rushed there were about 3 minutes between clearing starters and serving mains. Went elsewhere for coffee and dessert so we could relax.

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eileenmazihui
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice reception-- we got to sit at the bar while we waited for our table. The ambience was romantic and energetic, even during the day. Staff were friendly but service was a bit slow-- will put this down to the fact that it was very busy. The food was delicious and innovative, a bit on the pricey side, but the restaurant is definitely selling an experience alongside the food. It was a lovely meal! Would definitely recommend The Ivy for dinner parties and fancy brunches.

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LorraineT
Essex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We would like to say what a good time we had a the Ivy.

The food was very good, as was the service and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The only criticism we have is that there are not enough gluten free options on the menu and as my wife is Coeliac, it made the choices of food suitable for her, more difficult.

Taking this into consideration, we still had a very good meal.

Peter & Lorraine Thompson

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RondaF
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Ivy boasts a truly charming garden in Chelsea, where we had lunch just before the Chelsea flower show. Service was just a little slow but given the difficulty restaurants have in recruiting and maintaining staff it was acceptable. Food was, as always, very good. If you want to sit outside you will need to book. Lovely lunch and afternoon.

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TanyaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food! have ordered truffled wild mushrooms for starter and grilled sea bass as a main. Decent portions left not much space for the pudding! However, I couldn't not miss their creme brulee - the best I have tried so far!

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Chaoskey
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our food was lovely. Our waiter was excellent, really efficient and helpful. One member of the front of house staff though was extremely rude and disorganised, which made the start of the experience not pleasant at all. We were running a few minutes late and out of courtesy called to say we were in a taxi and would be (at the latest) 10 minutes late but we were coming. We were informed in a very aggressive tone that if we reach 15 minutes, the table is gone. Fair enough but the tone wasn’t great. As it was, we were 7 minutes late and when we arrived, told our table wasn’t ready and we needed to wait at the bar. No one offered to take our coats, we were just shunted into the bar with everything in tow. We waited for about 10-15 minutes for the table to be ready, by which point, the same member of front of house told us we could only have the table for 70 mins (we had pre-booked months in advance) and would have expected 2 hours as a normal sitting but we didn’t contest, we were attending the flower show anyway but it was odd to say the least! As it was, our waiter took his time and we hadn’t even been handed the menus for dessert by the time we were supposedly meant to be ejected! No one attempted to move us after 2.5 hours so I have no idea what all the fuss was about with the front of house team member, especially as there was plenty of empty tables?! Bizarre experience.
Have eaten here and at a number of other restaurants in the chain many times before and never had this experience so I hope it’s just an isolated incident. If you were coming for something special though like a birthday and that’s what you were met with, I’m not sure you would be quite so forgiving! My advice would be to speak to the restaurant in advance and be sure of how long you have the table for and make sure it meets your needs before you come to avoid any potential stress.

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MariaL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with everyone working hard. Nothing was a problem and the server remembered it was my partners birthday. Food was beautifully presented and tasted as good.

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RobertN
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Warm welcome, excellent service and good food at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The Ivy Chelsea Garden was far from the usual standard of service on this occasion. A senior member of staff came to our table at 1.50 and said ‘you won’t be able to order deserts as we want the table back at 2pm’
I was not aware of this and despite being told the reservation states it upon checking my confirmation there is no mention of it
It was a very rude way to be informed and if the restaurant wants the table back promptly they should ensure the initial service is also prompt.
We had to ask several times to place a drinks order and wait a considerable time for our mains to be ordered and served.
On this occasion totally unacceptable service

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AWalks
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were completely stressed after an hour and half car journey from North London to get to the restaurant as the traffic was horrendous. We were given a very warm welcome and assured our table was waiting for us. The food was delicious, service very friendly and our table in the garden was really lovely with a great atmosphere throughout the restaurant. We were a party of 6 with friends visiting with tickets for Chelsea flower show afterwards. The Ivy Chelsea Garden was the highlight of our day. Highly recommend.

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Paula
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place serving stylish delicious food. Perfect for a special occasion.

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Rachelf
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Enchanted theme for the flower show was beautiful.

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NadiaV
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A lot of staff everywhere standing around, but not very impressive service.

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JoG80
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, welcoming atmosphere, we had a wonderful breakfast.

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AmandaR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Oder was incorrect 2x others ate why waited and the cheek to put a service charge on the bill - rubbish service

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GabrieleG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Left waiting for more than half an hour for a reservation at 20.45

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibrant experience. Perhaps the tables were a little close together but overall fabulous

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TracyS
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic location, excellent service as always !! a must do !!

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LesleyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The Ivy garden goes all out for Chelsea Flower show week with wood nymph models wandering around and the ladies loo ceiling covered with flowers. Place was really busy which showed in the service but food was good. Great fun atmosphere with clientele including a lot of show goers.

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RuthS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with friends. Great service & food.

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LisaA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, good food prepared well and waiters are, in the main, friendly and efficient. The only thing I find a bit disappointing is the unfriendly reception you seem to always get upon arrival, both here and at the other Ivy cafes. It’s a small thing in the context of an otherwise great restaurant.

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FanoullaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor restaurant, excellent service, delicious food. Will definitely visit again

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CcHarris
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience5

Not great we were rushed, they brought our main courses out before we finished the starter and brought out the bill with our deserts.. bill had drinks on that weren’t ours so after getting that sorted which took ages, we left but only to be trapped at the reception entrance with a stampede of people pushing us back into the restaurant and some eager women trampled all over my feet. Shoe was damaged. Not happy won’t return.. this place is not for locals.. go elsewhere to relax and enjoy a better environment that’s not full of desperate people showing the world they are at the ivy via Instagram

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HelenT
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fabby food (I had the tuna with mango salsa & the devine apple tart) & good service! Restaurant looked gorgeous too, Chelsea Flower Show week and the outside looked amazing.

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LeahW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had to wait for our table and once seated it was clear the waiting staff couldn't get us through quick enough. They cleared my fellow diner's plate while I was still eating and then hurried us to place a desert order before we could even read the menu. Definitely not an enjoyable dining experience, they appear to be prioritising diner turnover rather than quality.

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melba
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and level of service were both impressive. We sat outside in the enormous garden at the back of the restaurant and were looked after brilliantly by very attentive staff. We would definitely like to come back as we were so impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Booked the restaurant for our wedding anniversary and it didn’t disappoint.
We were early and the restaurant managed to fit us in and showed us to our table.
I reserved a table in the garden which was very nice considering the weather was great.
Ambience was good along with the service and the food was delivered promptly considering how busy it was.
We will return again for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, fabulously decorated for the Chelsea Flower Show. Fab , helpful staff and good food.

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NickL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant lunch time no pressure to leave service on point food and drink as expected
Being during the Chelsea flower show it was looking stunning
We were well looked after and staff were extremely friendly and helpful

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poshtotty
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for
Lunch inside yesterday but wish we could have had outside but that didn’t detract from the fact that the staff were absolutely excellent, very attentive, very welcoming, nothing too much trouble. I do so
Love The Ivy Kings Road and have missed it’s ambience during covid so really glad to be back. Thank you everyone it was beyond first class and that fig and pistachio feuillete was beyond sensational. Glad to see long serving staff back and all the best to new staff too. Will be back soon 👍🌹🌹🌹

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 8796 OpenTable diners.

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