The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.5
8202 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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VickyC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Was disappointed with the position of our seat - outside and in the doorway during a thunderstorm. This was greatly disappointing, and after asking to move, we were told there were no available seats. Another server reassured us that our table was always positioned there, and had never presented an issue. Seemed to be one which was ignored and unloved.

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Expectationhigh
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It was good but I felt that we were a bit rushed in the venue, waiters/waitresses should ask first if they want more drinks rather than pouring it and not to take away food without asking.

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ketellep
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely as usual

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AngelaF
London
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in the garden and it was lashing with rain, thunder and lightning and the staff were magnificent, moving us to keep us dry, staying positive and helpful. Really great service. Just one little thing; the Lemon Cake isn't cake; it is meringue and my friend was disappointed. Other than that all good in a lovely setting.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was not as good as I had expected e.g. steak was not cooked as asked for and was poorly seasoned as were all the sides . My wife had to send her main course back as it was stone cold, by the time it was replaced I had finished my main course. Service at the bar was terrible , after explaining 3 times that pale ale was a beer not a wine the half pint glass and bottle was strangely put in front of my wife even though she had ordered a cocktail.

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RajanB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere great. Good value for money.

TK
vipTheresaK
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid and reliable choice in SW London. Would definitely go again.

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Nabilak
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I wanted to take a video of the garden but I was told that no pics or videos are allowed. So I couldn’t share my experience with anyone. The food was lovely. The mocktails could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Poor service. Lack of attention. Rude waiter. No air conditioning so was very warm and caused uncomfortable atmosphere.

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CarysB
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great food & atmosphere. Staff were attentive & friendly. Would go again!

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SamR
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and amazing dining experience!! Everything was on spot , delicious food , a must visit! One waitress was very kind and helpful, i didnt pick up her name but she was from russia! Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow at the start and we were offered a wrong table but otherwise really enjoyable.

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DonnaB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our visits to The Ivy Kings Road.
Sat in the back part of the gardens but didn't know it was the smoking area and I didn't like the fact that people came from the other part of the restaurant to smoke there which was right infront of our table.
However overall we had a lovely evening and the food was lovely and they managed to sit us at the bar after our meal and the cocktails flowed.
Great place to go - staff are fab.

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vipAlistairL
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, not a great table.

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SimonG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table beside the beautiful outdoor area. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and were thoroughly looked after by Vladimir. The food was delicious and the anniversary dessert was a lovely surprise. This was our second visit following our wedding meal last year and will definitely be returning next year.

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peterg
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

memorable evening will book again for our aniversary

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vipEmsy
London
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining in the garden, it is stunning. Food is extremely tasty as always. Looking forward to visiting again soon

JM
JaneM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Lovely meal … air con was not working ! So was very hot 🥵 and kept having to ask for drinks that we had ordered ! Waiter was nice , but drinks were definitely not flowing .. disappointing!

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Jaks
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Ivy for its relaxed buzzy atmosphere . Beautiful inside and out. Great people watching. Wonderful food good service . A little slow at times but better then being rushed.
Not happy with the only holding tables for 5 minutes especially when booked weeks before . Was I. Panick because we were running late due to no trains which affected whole party . Was told I’d loose £20.00 per person and table if more then 5 minutes late !!! I think this needs to be looked at!!!
Other wise great.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Unfortunately,having reserved a table outside many weeks in advance. On arrival at the restaurant at the time the table was booked for we were told we would need to wait for 1hour 15minutes for an outside table. So we were given an inside table, which although was nice enough, certainly wasn’t what we had wished for and had chosen that particular restaurant for its outside dining,

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KimT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, fabulous food, and service is excellent.

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vipEevee
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Ivy Chelsea has provided an amazing experience with exceptional food and quality service!

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My aunt fell ill at the restaurant and the staff could not have been more attentive, kind and understanding. I can not praise them high enough for their health and concern.

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Melbie
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Chelsea Ivy is a lovely restaurant especially if you get a table in the garden where the staff kindly seated us but the whole restaurant is a delight. Thought the food was much better than other Ivy restaurant & staff friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe our waiter was amazing, we had a wonderful lunch just disappointing that we had to leave our table but we knew about the time allocation 👍🏽

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Choice is very Limited on the menu. Ordered a rare steak and it had no blood so was obviously abit over cooked. The service is exceptional so cannot complain there. None of the mains come with sides therefore being quite overpriced.

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EmmaLouiseWilson1
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, service and food. Highly recommend

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MarinaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it. It was a huge treat. The setting was perfect for a family brunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Fabulous and attentive service. Delicious food and excellent value. My favourite restaurant.

JF
JasmineF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal we enjoyed with our daughter and friend would recommend thanks

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Neighbours
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I went with my grandson. Even he commented on the unbelievable noise level. The food was pretty average and overpriced. Won’t bother going again. A shame as it’s my local eatery.

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LewisE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was very good, although the steak did come lukewarm. The service made the whole experience very average, any drinks ordered from the bar took a very long time to average on average over 10-15 minutes each time. Our starters arrived at different times to each other and we had to wait an additional 5 minutes for the second starter to arrive. Additional condiments such as mayonnaise also took along time to arrive. Overall the experience was okay however the finishing touches are missing.

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DiasD
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , well priced , lovely setting and very attentive service . Definitely worth a visit and will be returning

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jc1960
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food and excellent service
Would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant itself has a great ambience, you don't even feel like you're in London. There are a lot of staff, an extensive wine list and generally, the staff are nice.

Unfortunately on the day of our visit, the circle line tube (closest to tbe restaurant) had an affected service due to large amounts of drivers being PINGED. This meant we all arrived at the table rather late (myself 6 minutes, fellow companions 20mins late). I didn't realise but apparently we only had the table for 2 hours, which is fair enough, industry standard, however to be told 15 minutes before that the drinks we had ordered had been cancelled because they needed the table rather dampened the experience. The better thing to have done would have been to offer to move us to another table where we could have our drink. For the price we paid as well (£6 for a bottle of beer, really?) To be asked to leave doesn't reflect the brand of this restaurant. In all a nice time but a disappointing end.

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Diana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There is wow factor when you walk in, really nice decor. The food was good, would not come back for food but will be definitely back for another occasion or to impress my guests. Service was perfect! The only reason for 4 stars: ordered the table outside by the fountain but there was no table reserved so we ended up inside which was actually really nice...they were quite generous with the time- we stayed over 3h😊

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Aubrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant visit even though upon booking my table on the special instructions was a request which was not done which as it was not busy at that time and would have appreciated being told prior to the visit that the request was not possible .
I would suggest if special requests are not available there should not be an option asking your guests.

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Carly
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here so much, the setting is beautiful, the food is amazing and staff are always so friendly & helpful. Excellent value for money :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a marvellous time with my husbands parents (prior to visiting Buckingham Palace gardens - very good location as it’s so close by). The cocktail mixologist was engaging and talented. The waiter was fabulous too - restaurant was a bit understaffed due to the Covid situation but they were running around and doing their best.
My one and only criticism was the vegan option was a bit disappointing- the sweet potato in the curry was cut into very large lumps and it was a bit bland. Everyone else really enjoyed their lunch. we had the best time, would go back anytime and would recommend to anyone.

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SarahP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful ambience, excellent customer service and amazing value for money.

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 8202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.