Ivy Chelsea Garden

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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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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OT
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic the ambience interior decor was amazing will definitely come again.

OT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Had brunch two weeks ago and all was well with my booking.
Today was unacceptable. Checked in 10 minutes early, was asked to sit at the bar to wait to be seated. Realized several people had been seated ahead of us and yes we had been forgotten! Seated 15 minutes after our reservation time.
Order taken 30 minutes later food order arrived 30 minutes later.
Food extremely disappointing.
All in all an unfortunate experience.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was very slow not normally the case took at least 20 mins for our coffees to come and pastries were slightly burnt overall much poorer quality than normal

S
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The service was not good. Ant atleast the food that I had was average. The only great thing was the interior.

EA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was this time very bad. They tried to sell their daily specials without knowing some already sold out. Asked the table back but was 20 minutes delayed to bring the bill and collect the payment. In addition kept on pushing us out of the table (even the bill did not arrive) and afterwards at the bar we could see that there were many empty tables so they did not really need to rush us out!

SC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was out first time at Ivy Chelsea Garden, we were celebrating our wedding anniversary which I advised at the time of booking, I think it just would have been a nice thing if one of the staff had acknowledged this when we were at our table, I understand staff are busy but it wasn’t mentioned at all throughout our visit. Overall we loved the ambience and food at the Ivy and it was lovely to sit in the garden area, the only thing I would say is that our server came across a little bit blunt and would slam the plates etc down on the table, we didn’t feel we could chat to our server or have any banter with him which was a shame. Other than that we really enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary at the Ivy Chelsea Garden.

CM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I’ve been to the Ivy at least ten times now and this was by far my worst experience, the service from our particular waitress was awful. She had zero manners and seemed completely set on being as rude as possible from the very start.

Not sure if she was having an bad day or she just hates her job...

Not good!

S
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Slow service. Was given water to start with and was not explained to that it was going to be a £5 charge.

l
London
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Staff on the front desk always warm, friendly and efficient. Our table was ready...in the conservatory garden area and creates a lovely candlelit atmosphere. However, service was a little slow and we almost missed out on an aperitif! The food we ordered was outstanding and delicious which made up for a mishap during service. Still looking forward to my next dining experience.

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely magical setting, the food was beautiful, however as it was a special occasion we wanted to make an evening of it, but no more than 5 minutes after finishing our starter the main was being served so within 45 minutes we had finished our 2 courses! However it was a beautiful setting, the food was incredible and still was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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

Absolutely lovely service from all your staff. We sat in the conservatory and it was perfect for us - not quite as noisy as the main room, which we loved.

L
London
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a pretty average meal for the price. The place as usual, is nice because of the garden and all the plans.

AS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

This restaurant was recommended by a former guest, and we where there ladies looking forward to starting our reunion dinner @The Ivy. We came from Norway & US.We where placed in a corner where all the waiters gathered the plates outside. Neither the food or service met up to expectations.

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

service was a little bit rushed however food was great and great settings

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

Very cool atmopshpere

N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It’s clean and convenient. Service is fast. Food not amazing considering price. Very sad about flat white coffee not coming with vegan oatly milk. Not enough Vegan choice. Lovely ambience as usual so will always return. Hopefully you’ll have room in garden next time.

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

Outstanding service and genuinely terrific setting and ambiance

LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall it was lovely. I was disappointed at the ripped fabric on my seat though!

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

It was lovely, garden is impeccable, food was great, service was excellent,I’m inviting friends next week

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

Très bon moment!
« Chocolate bomb » et un dessert assez exceptionnel

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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is great - really not as expensive as you’d think for such a lovely place. The only thing that rattled me a little bit is that after we’d asked for the bill it took almost 20 minutes for the waiter to bring it to us and he left all of our finished main dinner plates in-front of us. Surely you’d clear them when we asked for the bill? ANYWHO... It’s a lovely place and I’d go again.

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

racial discrimination

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

Go for the drinks and the environment. This is a place to be seen.

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

Very poor service

MD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Really bad experience this time
Have already been in contact with the Ivy regarding the meal!

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

I was impressed by this venue on my first visit - beautiful setting, great food. I booked online for my second visit, requesting a garden table for a special occasion. On arrival I was to discover that the garden appeared to only cater for smokers, not non-smokers. I was offered a table in the semi-enclosed gazebo, which was suffocating. The other garden tables in the open only served drinks, not food. We waited 20 mins to be finally offered a better table indoors to escape the smoke, despite half the tables being empty. We had to constantly chase up waiters in order to be served so it was a disappointing second experience. The redeeming factor was a creative Afternoon Tea and the ambiance of the Ivy brasserie.

KG
Munich
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Dinnertime limited to 2 hrs. Afterwards we were very straight asked to leave. Not so good.

F
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

A bit of a shaky start! Reception was a bit chaotic and there was confusion over who was taking who to the table. The receptionist asked us to chase after her colleague to tell her she was supposed to be showing us to our table and not the people who arrived after us. We did so, very politely, but were completely ignored so returned to reception. There seemed to be some tension between the reception girls and it made us feel a bit uncomfortable and unwelcome. However, once seated, things improved and our waiter was charming. Overall the food was good .. the arancini starter was fabulous. It is a great restaurant and we will return but there is definitely scope for improvement.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful settling and ambience with delicious food and attentive staff

DG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The usually excellent service was very poor on this occasion. Food was good, and always a lovely pace to dine, but badly let down by the service, which was slow and inefficient.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Very nice place but the service is extremely poor and the quality of food is not exceptional.

RA
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

The beginning was very nice... but dinner service dropped at the end. The drinks/desert were not served at all.

A
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Our reservation has been forgotten! We were waiting for an hour!

SW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great staff, great food.. Have been to many of their restaurants and love the Ivy at Chelsea Garden

YC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We really enjoyed the enperience, but the service was not great

HF
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

On arrival we were greeted (not with a smile I may add) and told to get a drink from the bar and wait there, which we did for around 20 mins. I have to say it was a cold welcome and I really would have preferred to have been seated and drinks then served at our table.

Most people were taken from the bar to their tables by individual group, and with their drinks carried for them, not us though! We were told to "come with me" and carried our own drinks before then being told to "wait there" whilst 2 other ladies were seated at their outdoor table (and we awkwardly waited), before being seated afterwards.

Fortunately from that point in the service hugely improved, the waiter at our table was fantastic and the food we had that day was delicious. It was just a shame that first impressions let it down.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

got a table in the garden- amazing experience! lovely food and service. definitely recommend

l
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

After booking a table for brunch at 11 we had to wait 45mins for a table. When questioning why the wait we were told today is just a slow day.
After being sat we ordered drinks which came after our food.
I wish I could say it was worth the wait. Eggs royal was a big disappointment. Very cold eggs which were not runny in the centre. Sauce was also cold and served with a stale muffin.
I was really looking forward to this booking as I have been in for drinks before and had a fantastic experience.
It just seemed there was a lack of staff and it all got a bit too much for them.

S
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service and lovely food

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best breakfast of all time

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