Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.4
4202 reviews
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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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LD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Slightly disappointed by the experience at Ivy Chelsea for various reasons. Upon arrival we waited for a table we had originally requested an outside table, however they were unable to fulfill our request which we understood. However, the entire time we were there there was a few tables outside which were not occupied.
We were served by a few different wait staff who were extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. When we asked for bread which was served basically as we finished our breakfast, we then asked for butter that took ages to arrive. There was no warm thanks or goodbye when leaving given the amount of staff standing about and at the front door.
I had also put a note into my booking to say it was my mums birthday, the girl at the front desk acknowledged it but then nothing was done to acknowledge it during our time there.

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

Amazing place and food

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

If you are looking at a venue for a romantic quiet meal, this is not the place to come to. The staff are really attentive and quick.

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

Great benue

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

Wonderful birthday afternoon tea celebration

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o
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I love the Ivy Chelsea but this is the second time this month that i've been given a table next to children - often sitting on iPads... I have nothing against children (!) but don't choose to go to dinner and sit next to a table of them when I'm clearly there with my husband for a special evening (with my children in bed at home). Both times i've been moved but have had to ask for this when there are clearly lots of other tables available - this is clearly not thought through at all when sitting people.
Also, not the restaurant's fault but there was the most pungent, over powering smell of perfume throughout the whole of the main restaurant.. it made every mouthful of food taste like perfume.
Again, seating arrangements should have been changed to move those guests to somewhere less offensive! We skipped dessert and had coffee outside to give our noses a break. I think the Ivy staff really need to think more strategically about how the seating plan works - and consider the guest experience more.
It's a shame, I don't want to stop going but feel disappointed by the last few visits.

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is fabulous with a lovely atmosphere and great decor. Service is very good indeed. However the food let it down. Pate served with brioche bread was wrong - sweet bread with a lovely smooth duck pate just does not taste good. My prawn and monkfish curry was tasty but the monkfish was tough and sinewy. We had a 5 o'clock booking for a table for 3. We did not get our starters until 5.30 and at 7 pm we were asked for our table in spite of the restaurant being virtually empty, it was a Monday evening. I would go again but in the summer where you could possibly enjoy an afternoon tea out in the garden.

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I genuinely love this restaurant. Food is excellent but I feel that the cost does not match the amount provided. I ordered the butternut squash & grain dish and my friend the chicken salad, we enjoyed our food but were not merely full :)

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ZJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service, excellent food, beautiful interior!!!

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KJ
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were given vouchers for this restaurant as a Christmas gift and booked to go on Saturday night. We were seated in the conservatory which was cold and a draught was caused every time someone opened the door to the garden. We waited over half an hour for Ivy special gin and tonics and had to ask again. Starters were fine. My main course was lobster, which was chewy and came with cold chips. We ordered dessert but had to hurry coffee because we had to be out of the conservatory by ten. We were disappointed as we had been looking forward to it since Christmas! So, no , I will not be recommending this restaurant to friends . It was expensive and did not live up to expectations.

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PJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great service & as always the food was exceptional.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch with friend

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and quality of food was as amazing as always , I live 5 min walk from Ivy’s and urs my favourite spot for Saturday morning breakfast .

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere and food were good, but service was below average.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Decor, food and service were all impeccable. Courgette frites were a top favourite. Would highly recommend for date night/ occasions/ get togethers.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The service was appalling .Had to wait ages for the drinks and to take our order.

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a booking for 5 o’clock but ended up getting there slightly early (4:40pm) so we went in to see if we could wait at the bar until our table was ready. From the moment we stepped foot inside, I was thoroughly impressed! The door was opened for us which I found very polite and welcoming, the staff were able to seat us straightaway by changing our booking to 4:35pm which suited us perfectly. The table was perfect, tucked away in a corner but still able to feel part of the atmosphere. The service was brilliant, we didn’t feel pressured to order as we do in some restaurants; they only came over once we had closed our menus and the drinks and food came out very quickly. The chicken Milanese was beautiful and fresh! My partner finished off with the chocolate bombe which he loved and I opted for the cappuccino cake which was delicious, though it did give me a bit of a caffeine rush unfortunately, however that is through no fault of the restaurant and all to do with me personally! I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of the meal and would have happily paid more for the experience/meal we had. The fresh flowers and plants throughout the restaurant were absolutely beautiful and tied in perfectly with the name! All in all a perfect meal and a wonderful way to celebrate my partner’s birthday before heading off to Covent Garden for a show.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I thought the whole experience was excellent. The staff were very helpful and friendly, accommodating all our requests. The food was plentiful and of high quality. I would definitely go again and so would my sister, who is extremely fussy usually! Well done to everyone who made this such a enjoyable late afternoon outing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bday treat - only thing to note is that all a bit fishy - our fault for not looking first

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall it was a lovely visit. However, the clotted cream was over whipped and far too cold and it was very noisy. Apart from that it was a lovely afternoon tea.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Lovely setting and atmosphere but food and service distinctly average.

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky enough to get a table in the room adjacent to the main dining area. As it was a catch up lunch perfect for us as was much quieter. Service excellent, both lovely ladies and very professional. Overall an excellent lunch.

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WB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really lovely place to relax and enjoy good food with friends or family.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it here! The food was great and the service was excellent. I do wish it had been made a little clearer on open table that the garden isn’t open until after 12pm because that was a bit disappointing for us. However, it was still a great spot!

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NW
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Mistakes were made at every turn. Table laid for 6 when the booking was for 5. We were given the wrong starters, we were just about to tuck in and they were snatched away and given to the table next door! I was given another starter instead of a main course. Our side orders arrived after we had finished the main course. We were given hot chocolate to finish instead of coffee.

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GK
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Casual but sophisticated environment, good food and excellent service

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MK
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guests and us had the most amazing time as usual . Best place to invite friends , never disappointed .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s amazing place!!! I will recommend it to all my friends.

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F
London
43 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asked for a quiet table and got one. Great service and a good spot for a lunch meeting

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EA
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, service and cozy atmosphere! Amazing terraze for a sunny day.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings and impeccable friendly service.

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant, beautifully decorated with a great ambiance. Food is good, lots of choice so something for everyone and the staff are attentive.

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MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner - lovely food environment, location and staff very attentive

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, good service.

I didn’t enjoy food, I choose from vegetarian menu as I don’t eat meet or dairy, and food was a bit bland, no flavour and presentation just wasn’t there.
I wouldn’t go for the same dish again.

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VO
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Waitress, whose name escapes me, was Italian and she was excellent.

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a nice lunch, however a bit expensive. We had a great time in the terrace thoug

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Shame that our waitress openly said she knew nothing about wine, basic knowledge would of been suffice. Also disappointed that you didn't stock elderflower tonic to go with my Hendricks gin. However it's a great restaurant and prices are great too.

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AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good menu. Long wine list. Nice atmosphere. Decent service

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the evening in every way. great atmosphere, food and service

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to the Chelsea restaurant and it is always very good and the service excellent

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