Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.4
4554 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
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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Bath
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service. Waitress forgot about our drinks but was very apologetic.
A couple of other customers were rather rude and kept interrupting when we were speaking to the front of house staff which wasn’t dealt with particularly well I.e asked to wait a moment whilst they were serving us.

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SE
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and well cooked. The atmosphere was fantastic, the setting was spectacular and we can't wait to go again.

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HW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Sadly a very disappointing experience. Booked this for my mum's 75th Birthday (having taken my Dad to the Covent Garden restaurant last year for his 80th and dined at other Ivy outposts). Meals arrived luke warm. Sent back and when our meals finally came our partners had already finished theirs. Meat was overcooked second time around and missing key ingredients (albeit at least it was hot). The manageress very kindly made sure that we were compensated accordingly but unfortunately it put a real dampener on a meal that we had so been looking forward to.

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ST
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We chose The Ivy as we wanted to eat early before a concert. I picked the afternoon tea, whilst my husband had a burger. Lots of afternoon tea places like you both to have it, so it was nice that we could each have something different. The service wasn’t quick but we weren’t in a rush. We love The Ivy in Wimbledon and wondered how it would compare- same lovely atmosphere and the garden is a pleasant addition. Very enjoyable.

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AC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful flowers on the front of the building. First visit and we were not disappointed. First class service and delicious food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful venue, didn’t disappoint us, loved it.

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R
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening out with the family. Food was very tasty, service was second to none. Very accommodating.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place for an afternoon tea. I would definitely recommend it.

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Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and nice afternoon tea

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous lunch. The birthday girl was made a huge fuss off and the staff was fantastic.

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C
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a romantic meal or a family/friends get together.
A very good selection to choose from on the menu and the staff are all extremely helpful.
Second time I’ve eaten in this particular restaurant and is still one of my favourites.

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

I gone with a friend to have a breakfast and visit the garden. The first one was served completely cold, We do not say nothing just cause we were hungriest . After we finished the breakfast the waiter ask if we needed something else and we order another coffee and after that he ask the table cause was almost lunch time. Not the best treatment ever.

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HG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!!!!!! Outstanding food, lovely drinks and incredible staff xx

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LK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Provided excellent service and such a pretty place to be at. Food was delicious!!

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NO
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good and the ambience was adequate. However, our booking was at 21:30 and, although we got there on time, we had to wait almost an hour at the bar because our table “wasn’t ready”. The waiting time really annoyed us.

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EP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is lovely, staff were quick, friendly and very accommodating.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Always good

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n
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

It was like eating in a kindergarten! The wailing of babies continued for most of the duration of our meal. The waiting staff did apologise a few times to ourselves and other diners, but surely if parents are not going to do anything about their screaming children, the onus now has to be on the restaurant to provide a separate room for them?

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It's always a fun ambiance at The Ivy, but the service was particularly slow last week. I'd specifically requested a table in the conservatory because it was my mother's 79th birthday and the noise level in the main restaurant is just too much. When we arrived they said they couldn't do tables bigger than 6 in the conservatory area, but when I walked out there, there was a table laid for 8 (currently unoccupied) and when I went back to ask if we could move there they said 'no, because it was reserved' - I'd booked over 3 weeks ago and was told I couldn't reserve it, but they would do their best to accommodate me on the day. Sadly not so!

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B
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was lovely but unfortunately the food fell short of expectations. My daughters sea bass was oily, my husband’s chips overcooked and my burger was bland.

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DT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

First course crispy duck salad was disappointing because portion of crispy duck was so meagre as to be almost indescernible.
Main courses of sea bass and sirloin were generous and sophisticated.
Third course of creme brulee was reasonable although not memorable.
The service was cheerful but inexperienced, insufficient English language fluency and not of the maturity to be expected in a hogh-rating London restaurant.
Overall the impression was of an establishment trading on the Ivy name but cutting corners in cost and quality of service. We will not return (we are London residents).

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to come back in this wonderful place

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place and wonderful service.
Food was to a high standard

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good, although could’ve been better (but the presentation was good).

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The manager was unprofessional and emotional about our table management.

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KK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was poor, staff were disinterested, we waited 25 minutes to be seated when the restaurant was not full and tables were free. We ordered afternoon tea and had to wait a further 20 minutes after our food arrived before we received our tea.

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MT
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was our 4th visit in a year to this lovely restaurant. Once again it was a birthday treat. The food is amazing and very good value. The décor and feel is beautiful. This time we sat in the actual gardens which was lovely, although a little bit chilly but they did put garden heaters on for everyone and they had throws in case you needed to wrap up a bit, which is a really nice gesture. We will be back again soon without a doubt.

Maureen

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, beautiful food. Been many times before and they really keep their standards super high .
It was absolutely lovely

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CM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was lovely. maybe they can offer specials as I have been to a few different ones and the menu is always the same. Service was slow and we had requested a few times in advance to sit in the terrace but unfortunately we got sat in the middle. the restaurant is very dark but not in a good way.

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D
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

If you're ok not getting the table you requested,
If you're ok eating with your coat on and feeling super cold even when you're inside,
If you're ok having breakfast in dim light without any daylight,
If you're ok getting a mediocre service on top of all these things,
Sure, go on, book.

My experience:

I chose Ivy Chelsea Garden to have a nice breakfast/brunch with my family and husband for our first year wedding anniversary. As I book, I requested a table on the garden or veranda - whatever they call, I didn't know- choosing 'anniversary' from the options. When we went there our table was inside, we had to sit inside. Even though it was 10.30 am, lighting inside was very poor, it didn't feel like morning at all. Plus we were very cold because of the aircon which was right on top of the table. The service was not great either.

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p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Cuisson des œufs pas maîtrisée

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a marvelous place.

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GT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Bel locale e piacevole atmosfera. Buon cibo per tutti i gusti

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DY
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning restaurant, brilliant food and service! Would highly recommend to anybody thinking of going here!

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M
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The waiter was overly attentive, we had a hard time feeling comfortable with the waiter constantly hovering in the corner of our eyes. The food was so so. My wife's food was good but my lobster with pasta was very, very bland. we had drinks as well and they were not good at all, watery and no complexity at all in the flavours. The atmosphere, interior and the location is absolutely stunning, the place has a lot of potential but I would really recommend them to ease up with waiters and have less items on the menu (stick to a few and make them really well instead).

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JD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WE went for my friend's birthday and this was recognised by the restaurant which was nice. Drinks, service, food all excellent. Had hoped to be placed nearer the garden, but perhaps should have pushed for this at the time. We were seated in an area with large tables behind us which meant larger groups of people, which meant quite a lot of noise - more than just an energetic ambience, more screeching and loud voices at times. Overall though the experience was special and we will come again and recommend to others.

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BJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, well prepared and presented meal and good service. Only curious thing is the booking system. Despite trying for three weeks before we had planned to go it was impossible to get a table for the times we really wanted and we were being flexible. We were unable to request a call back if a booked reservation was cancelled and our preferred dining options became available so we kept with the booking we had secured as we wanted to be there to mark an important occasion. Appreciate that walk ins for the great and the good are often kept back but a little more flexibility would have been welcome.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The staff at the door reception are so rude it is unbelievable. They really ruined our day from the get go. With the exception of our waiter who was fab everyone else is disgusting. The staff think they are God’s and every one else is beneath them. It is terrible.
For food we had afternoon tea nearly had any savoury at all it is all sweet not good food

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MT
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked a table for one of my husbands birthday celebration. It was perhaps a higher level of restaurant that we might usually visit so we were slightly apprehensive that it might be a little bit pretentious...we were so wrong!
Right from the onset staff were welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and the whole experience was much more accessible than we thought it might be.
The level of service from every member of the team we interacted with was impeccable.
The food was beautifully presented and cooked/ prepared to perfection meaning we enjoyed every mouthful.
Our main waitress Kateriina was extremely friendly and attentive, ensuring we were comfortable and had everything we needed. She chatted to us throughout our time making us feel even more comfortable and gave recommendations when asked. Other staff were equally attentive without being overbearing or encroaching on our privacy.
We would highly recommend this establishment and plan to return when next in the area. Fabulous!

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Busy vibe from a mixed crowd of tourists, locals - a place to be seen :)
We were 4 plus young baby, shared a few starters - olives were delicious. For main, I’d recommend the chicken Milanese - it’s lightly breaded and very juicy. Sole was also good.

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