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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.4
4.4
10476 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

Modern British menus served in a refined, art-filled space with a garden terrace and an orangery.

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Booked 433 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:30 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0300

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    The Private Room at The Ivy Chelsea Garden seats 30 on one long table, or 24 on three round tables of 8, and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé receptions for 50 guests, 7 days a week.Decorated in a similar style to The Ivy Chelsea Garden, the walls of The Private Room are adorned with colourful vintage botanical prints and sumptuous floral artwork. The bespoke patterned white Carrara and Fior de Pesco grey marble tiled flooring, eclectic mix of vintage dining chairs upholstered with bold floral and palm printed fabric and hanging gilt leaf pendants add a touch of glamour to the room.With a selection of menus available, specially created by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, The Private Room is equally as suited to private parties and wedding celebrations as it is for corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There is a beautiful marble top private bar decorated with bevelled antique mirror panels and trimmed brass.

  • Private party contact

    Private Room: 020 3301 0300 x2

  • Area

    Chelsea

  • Parking Details

    Lucan Place, Chelsea, London SW3 3DL - 7 minute walk Telephone 020 7735 7400 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Public Transit

    London Tube Stations<br />Sloane Square (14 min walk)<br />- District <br />- Circle,<br />South Kensington (15 min walk)<br />- District <br />- Circle<br />- Piccadilly<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • London Restaurant Festival Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2022
    "A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two courses - 17.95 Three courses - 22.95"

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What 10,476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice staff, very good food and a lovely atmosphere. Would absolutely book again!

  2. K

    Kilgour

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall1food2service1ambience4

    Super bad service. Completely understaffed. Food OK but not more than that. Great ambiance except from the fact that other guest also complained about the service

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Magical to sit next to the fountain in the oasis garden. Very special, food was delicious and everything perfect

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vacanza con amica , pranzo piacevolissimo. Veloci ed attenti.

  5. FN

    FedeN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Great place and atmosphere. Food not on the same level, although starters were pretty good and price reasonable.

  6. F

    Foodiefan

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Table not ready when we arrived ( very unusual for The Ivy brassiere chain). Sat at bar for 20 mins and then we had chase to remind them we were waiting. Service slow and clearly not enough waiting staff . Food good as always Very very very noisy Not my greatest experience of an Ivy Brassiere

  7. W

    William

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good meal, great to eat outdoors if the weather is nice. Be advised that even with a reservation we had to wait 30 minutes, and they clear the outdoor area at 10PM, no matter the state of your meal.

  8. L

    Londoner65

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Stunning interiors and delicious cocktails, but the overall experience could have been improved by more generous portions and host/waiter service, which was incredibly chaotic and sloppy throughout. Upon arriving at the restaurant, my friend and were still waiting to be seated 10 minutes after our booking time. We approached the first staff member we could find, who said he would find out what was happening with our booking, but he then ended up getting distracted by 2 other customers, and so we had to find yet another staff member to help us out. There's an extensive drinks menu to choose from, and the cocktails were delicious, but the food left a lot to be desired. I opted for the cod (£20), which was disappointing in portion size and smaller than the palm of my hand. The only reason I didn't leave the restaurant hungry was because of the massive side-serving of courgette fries, which was inexplicably a lot more substantial than the main (and saturated in oil and salt). The general ambience and decor of The Ivy was absolutely stunning and worth the visit, but I was very disappointed by the attitudes of a two of the waitresses towards the end of the night. We weren't informed before being seated that the garden area would be shut at 10pm, so when it got to that time, a rather abrupt waitress foisted our bill upon us and pretty much ferried us out of our seats to the inside area of the restaurant. My friend quickly got her camera out to take a couple of pictures, which seemed to annoy said waitress, who sternly reminded her that the outdoor area was shut. As we made our way to the inside of the restaurant, said waitress and her colleague - very unsubtly - made an exaggerated sigh and moaned something under their breaths, which I found to be disgustingly unprofessional. Considering we paid over £200 for our meal, I would have expected more decorum and respect towards customers. Based on that disappointing end to the night, I won't be returning to this branch.

  9. DW

    DerekW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent as was the service which is what you expect at such a famous restaurant. The atmosphere was buzzing.

  10. RR

    RebeccaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    We were sad about the service, our next course was arriving at the table before the first course plates had been taken away. Our drinks weren't taken away when we finished them and the wine was slow and being poured - we could have spent a lot more on the wine.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Shocking service Table was late Starters were brought after the main courses which we refused and weren’t charged for Shame as a gorgeous setting for my 50th ruined by shambolic service

  12. NT

    NicholasT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Service were very good but obviously struggling with production from the kitchen-under staffed I suspect! Waited nearly one and a half hours for first course and then that only arrived in a piece meal fashion. One starter only arrived after all others had been finished!

  13. M

    Matt

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    The location is convenient and the outside garden area is great in the sunny weather. However on arrival there was a queue of over 15 people waiting to get in...that's for people with reservations. It was clear there were staffing issues, as many restaurants are experiencing. There was quite a wait for the food to arrive. As the evening went on it was clear that the staff were all feeling frazzled and the smiles had dropped and they were visibly irritated with each. Then a mouse appeared on the shelf next to the table. Yes it is outside, in a garden, in urban London, but that just disrupted the evening. They quickly moved our table for dessert. Except the dessert order was forgotten...we thought it was just a long wait until we enquired to be told nothing had been put in.

  14. J

    Johnjo

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a great lunch in the Garden. Great atmosphere

  15. d

    dragondiner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    When it's a sunny day in London, Ivy Chelsea Garden is the best place to be!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Unfortunately our server do the day wasn’t very attentive, didn’t bring what we asked without having to ask two and sometimes three times. The service was very slow and it felt as if it was an effort for him. Normally we have the most fabulous time but unfortunately that was not the case at all on this visit.

  17. RD

    RosetteD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the place, the ambience was great. we had our table by the garden and it was perfect for us. The food and drinks were delicious. We were looked after really well by Tena. She was lovely and she even had a nice surprise for one our friends who was celebrating his bday. We didnt feel rush at all unlike in other The Ivy restaurants. We will definitely be back or might try the Ivy Asia.

  18. MW

    MWoodsen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    The food is acceptable, but the service is not. We were seated half an hour after our reservation time and only interacted with our waiter approximately 4 times. It’s difficult to understand why this restaurant is so popular and well reviewed. Consider elsewhere if you’re looking for a high level of service and enjoyable dining experience.

  19. c

    chloed

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service2ambience3

    Frozen food - horrible Staff who couldn’t be bothered

  20. SC

    StephanieC

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Monica our server originally from Hungary was excellent. Efficient and kind and sweetly answered our questions about Budapest as well as wonder recommendations for the meal. The duck curry was great as well the crispy duck salad. Beautiful preparation of steak tartare. The hand crafted drinks delicious

  21. CA

    ChristopherA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yes we will come back again very soon as forgot to look at the garden !

  22. TM

    TraceyM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we went as a family of three on Sunday, beautiful set up outside and wonderful food

  23. TP

    TintinP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    Nobody smiled. At all. Our waiter disappeared after taking our drink order. Got one of the drinks wrong. We had afternoon tea but we had to ask for the tea twice. Only nice person was Byan. Food was fine

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    Beautiful garden. Food fine. Service awful - forgetful, inattentive. Had to ask 4 times for drinks they’d forgotten. Would not return or recommend.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down one of the most beautiful restaurants in London!

  26. TJ

    TJAG

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It’s not haute cuisine but the food is well prepared and fairly priced. The atmosphere is buzzy and the service excellent.

  27. IV

    IsaV

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    On the day, we had attentive staff, great table for my son's birthday and the food was very good.

  28. b

    behzad

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    Extremely poor service, untrained staff, and poor management in addressing customers complaint not a good experience.

  29. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Venue great, furnishings venue had a DJ in charge of music, instead of being subtly in the background the music was too loud. Disappointed with the waiter; when he served us he kept reaching over the person sitting next to me to serve my food rather than walking around the table; basic etiquette I would have thought. Then he made a strange comment as we didn’t want dessert, just coffee. My son doesn’t drink coffee so asked for tea; & he laughed & questioned this too! It was on the menu? Too much tension between the staff they all seemed to be ‘snappy’ with each other.

  30. M

    Misstalitha

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic - the restaurant is gorgeous. We sat outside it was stunning with lots of green foliage and a beautiful fountain in the centre. Food was excellent and service first class. Highly recommend.

  31. CG

    CameronG

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    First of all our drinks arrived after our mains, our starter also arrived after our mains so this ruined our dining experience. When the food came this was lovely but our mood was low given prior events.

  32. KC

    KirstyC

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Service from start to finish was very poor.get waiting for 15 minutes at entrance even though table was booked. Impossible to get drink ordered No one asked how mea was. Was served a drink and stem broke then served another with a smashed top. It was embarrassing. They actually tried to charge for a replacement drink. Noise level was very uncomfortable. Food was nice but fail to see why this place is busy and wouldn’t book again after this experience

  33. B

    Birutee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5

    Very disappointed with the service. Extremely slow. I never complain but to wait 20/30mins for a drink was a bit unacceptable. The biggest disappointment was that my mum never received a sweet surprise/candle as we were celebrating her birthday and I made the request on my booking.

  34. S

    Sara

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Staff greeting at the door poor told to wait at the bar although table booked. Numerous waiting staff but service extremely slow. Items ordered never showed up. Warm Diet Coke bottle given and told it will be all good as you have ice.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service matched by the lovely ambiance of the restaurant.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had lovely food and service and staff were really lovely and went beyond their jobs to keep everyone happy. Only criticism is that the restaurant was so busy you were often kept waiting to order or for your food but overall we had a lovely time

  37. LR

    LaurenceR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    we had an afternoon tea and the food was really good. Nice restaurant Booked a table at 4 but we didn’t get our table before 4:45. Staff was extremely busy and not always friendly. overall experience is ok but will definitely avoid weekends in the future

  38. IC

    IChambke

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really fun lunch excellent service, great food perfect place for a celebration

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely setting!! Takes some beating (we were outside) for a special occasion. 4 stars instead of 5 as the service was a little slow (took quite some time for our drinks) but very friendly staff. Food was great- menu offers something for everyone here. 4 stars only because my asparagus salad was a little “woody”. Definitely recommend it!

  40. m

    marsv

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Was a bit hit and miss with the service tho everyone tried to be polite.

FAQs

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 10476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

May 2022
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19:00


Booked 433 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Chelsea Garden

195 197 King's Road London, ENG SW3 5EQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Chelsea

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:30 Sun 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Lucan Place, Chelsea, London SW3 3DL - 7 minute walk Telephone 020 7735 7400 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Public Transit

    London Tube StationsSloane Square (14 min walk)- District - Circle,South Kensington (15 min walk)- District - Circle- Piccadilly

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0300

  • Private party facilities

    The Private Room at The Ivy Chelsea Garden seats 30 on one long table, or 24 on three round tables of 8, and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé receptions for 50 guests, 7 days a week.Decorated in a similar style to The Ivy Chelsea Garden, the walls of The Private Room are adorned with colourful vintage botanical prints and sumptuous floral artwork. The bespoke patterned white Carrara and Fior de Pesco grey marble tiled flooring, eclectic mix of vintage dining chairs upholstered with bold floral and palm printed fabric and hanging gilt leaf pendants add a touch of glamour to the room.With a selection of menus available, specially created by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, The Private Room is equally as suited to private parties and wedding celebrations as it is for corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There is a beautiful marble top private bar decorated with bevelled antique mirror panels and trimmed brass.

  • Private party contact

    Private Room: 020 3301 0300 x2

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