Ivy Chelsea Garden

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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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IA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked on a Monday night and it was nice to see the restaurant so busy which gave the place a very nice vibe. Food excellent and good service.

LN
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in and out. We really enjoyed our meal and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Felt that the playing up of some of the dishes were all wrong. The food was great looked great accept for inappropriate plates for certain dishes! But we thoroughly enjoyed the evening

KE
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. We will most definitely be back and until the next time thank you for the last time.

TH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers, great service and great food and amazing atmosphere.

e
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We were very disappointed to be given a table in the small private room when I specifically requested to please be seated in the main room or orangerie. We live very locally but wouldn't go to this restaurant if it wasn't for the atmosphere which was not there in the corner of the small private room.

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

A greet place as always, pleasant staff and beautiful decor.

However sadly the noise levels where so so loud that we could barely hear each other. We asked to move table and they kindly obliged. We are young and outgoing, but this was deafening. Families with children seems to just sit in silence with no other choice. For an early Sunday lunch, it’s not what you would want.

We both had ribeye steaks, my meat was fine, nothing special, however my poor friends piece was 80% gristle and instead of of being medium rare throughout, it was well done at the ends and almost totally raw by the bone. A sign of meat cooked from cold. We showed our server who agreed it was inedible.
She apologised profusely and was very kind.

When we asked for the bill, they said that they removed the service charge because of the poor quality of the meat. I felt terrible that the staff would suffer but they insisted.

We would of appreciated a dessert to share between us as a token of their apology if they weren’t prepared to comp the very expensive steak. Either of which would of been more appropriate than penalising the waitstaff.

GD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

nice time had by all - very attentive and friendly staff

RF
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday brunch and then staff made us feel super. Even able to swap out choices for my 11 year old son and sent a small cake and candle for my wife as a surprise.

CL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were sitting in the first room as you get in and it was quite noisy plus at some point they turned on the air conditioning so it became quite cold.
Food was really good and service amazing.

J
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual, never disappoints, service with a smile

LC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the smoked salmon and crab starter, absolutely loved it.

DM
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter Giuseppe was excellent the seat next to the fire place was a perfect setting to catch up with friends visiting from Paris

R
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal in the garden section of the Ivy Chelsea (it is heated and under a temporary roof) - it's really cute and beautiful as surrounded by plants and the tables are well spaced apart.

KM
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to have lunch at Ivy Chelsea.
Lovely ambience, attentive waiters and elegant surroundings.
Food always excellent and well presented. Highly recommended!

MF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely venue, amazing food and great ambience.
My main comment would be that the main course arrived within minutes of us having our (aperitif) drinks delivered to the table, we thought we would have a Gin to start and then order wine with the meal. As it was, we'd barely sipped the gin when the food arrived and felt that we couldn't then order wine as we'd have had to have downed the gin in record time. The Ivy missed a sale here, slow down a little, let the diners enjoy an aperitif, then let them look forward to a leisurely main course and a nice bottle of something to go with it. The food was amazing by the way1
Also a comment about the optional service charge- the lady taking the payment quibbled about 53p and said we had to pay all of the service or nothing???- we had paid about £20 service as it was, split the bill and there was 53p over..what is the deal about the all or nothing? Sorry but optional means just that..I felt a little railroaded for something trivial.. it shouldnt have to be like this..

LA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, only ever bern st lunch time but feel it is reasonably priced for 3 courses. Nice surroundings a d attentive staff.

B
London
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Feels like you are paying 15% of your bill for the decoration.

DL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I would strongly recommend the Ivy Chelsea Garden for the set Tea, very good and good value.
However, the Ivy Hamburger was a real disappointment, tasteless quite frankly. I will still return but choose something else.

NP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always and the staff are so attentive and warm

Z
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They do what do very well. Always reliable for very lovely food in a lovely setting.

M
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, great food and great service. Even got a small dessert for my birthday free of charge!

A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant has a lovely atmosphere , busy and convivial. We had to wait a while for our drinks - the delicious zucchini fritti arrived before the drinks. They were complemented perfectly by the yoghurt ++ sauce. My husband said his Margarita was the best he had ever drunk in his life. It was amazing on the palate. Starters were excellent. Tuna carpaccio was exceptionally flavoursome and steak tartare very good. Shepherd pie was excellent. The chicken Milanese, complemented by Parmesan, rocket
, tomatoes and capers, was a little dry, a touch over cooked so a bit chewy. Our waiter really showed how Italians are the masters of their art. He went about his job effortlessly and with good humour. Altogether a most enjoyable experience as the lunch was a birthday gift from my brother.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louca, our waiter, was so helpful and knowledgeable about the entire menu. He was happy, funny, and outgoing and that made a great experience to begin with so much better. The entire restaurant is beautiful. Such a great atmosphere. I recommend the steak! Definitely come here if you are thinking about it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing as always, look forward to the garden reopening

J
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mostly it all went very well, good table good friends but the noise level was extremely loud, children running amok and parents not caring. (it is half term). Some new dishes were well presented and delicious. The staff are outstandingly attentive and the attitude was appreciated.

WB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Full breakfast and the quality of the food and the amount were excellent. Lovely and relaxing decor. Great table with loads of space. Service discrete and efficient.

Only slight annoyance was we arrived at 7.55am for an 8.00am booking and had to wait outside in the damp weather.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Asked to change table and we were quickly accommodated.

KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. My only slight criticism were the chips. Think they had been refried from previously already having been cooked, but everything else WONDERFUL.

PH
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I have been here countless times and love the atmosphere . The food is secondary .
I arrived a bit early and was told to wait at the bar . We waited and waited to be served at the bar . We waited some more as the other diners who arrived the same time as me were all seated . A hostess kept coming up to us asking who we were ?! One slightly more competent hostess said we would be seated in 2 minutes then disappeared and we waited another 10 minutes . 40 minutes after I arrived we were taken to an empty private room away from everyone , it was sort of like an overflow room.
A nice room but no one in it except one other table and loads of empty tables .
We were clearly low down on their list .
Terrible terrible to be made to feel like that in a restaurant .

Not great The Ivy!!

B
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really excellent venue all round. Will certainly go again.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Two of the mains were wrong. We ordered mains with meat and we received vegetarian options instead. tables are too close to each other, it is impossible to hold a private
Conversation. The Male toilets were smelling and not clean (partially customers’ fault)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Didn’t read my table request. Service not great, got our order wrong and was slow

PR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for lunch on a Tuesday 2.30 p.m. Booked a table for my daughter and myself, my nephew unexpectedly joined us, he altered the booking with no problems. We were greeted by friendly reception staff and shown to the bar, we were quickly shown to our table. The restaurant was quite busy. We did not want a starter so ordered a main, I had a salmon and smoked haddock fishcake with pea puree and poached egg, it tasted lovely and the egg was perfect, lovely and runny. My nephew and daughter ordered the shepherds pie, which you might think was ordinary but it was beautifully presented. We had sprouting broccoli, miso butter and chili and green beans with almonds. We did not want a sweet as we were full, so ordered coffee . The waiter was excellent and very friendly, he asked us if we had any allergies and suggested extra items to go with our order which was much appreciated. The seating, table and decorations were excellent. We did not have to wait long for our orders.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy restaurant, food is tasty and the service is great. Only down side is that it can be noisy at times.

F
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was just wonderful, especially the scallop ravioli suggested by our charming waiter Giuseppe. We had just Ben to see the treasures of King Tut - this restaurant is a treasure that should be experienced.

GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful surroundings, excellent service and great food. Nice touch for my daughter's birthday with a little cake and candle, thank you.

CA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful evening celebrating...
Started with cocktails in the sitting bar area and Ivan made our experience special with his passionate creations of Mai Tais and Champagne Cocktails. He also kindly organized and surprised us with birthday desserts at the end of our dinner which was such a lovely gesture! It’s those types of touches that make an establishment stand out from other establishments.

The atmosphere, gorgeous food and overall dining experience was outstanding.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Love the food and drinks.
The service was outstanding

PR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and ambiance and food was perfect, service very attentive, the open fire very welcome and staff welcoming.