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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Restaurants, British King’s Road
4 out of 5 stars
(18user reviews)
Paul Winch-Furness
Paul Winch-Furness

Time Out says

Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings open another offshoot of The Ivy, this time bringing it west, to the King's Road. 

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Address: 197 King’s Road
London
SW3 5ED
Transport: Tube: Sloane Square or South Kensington.
Opening hours: Open 8am-11pm Mon-Thurs, 8am-11.30pm Fri-Sat, 8am-10.30pm Sun.
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:8
  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:0
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This is a lovely-looking place - great for the 'occasion' vibe. Went for brunch as we had plans in the area later that day. However, booked for 10.45 so we could get the breakfast menu, as it changes at 11.00. The brunch menu actually has relatively few traditional breakfast items on it. Unfortunately we were kept waiting for our table for about 15 minutes, so when we were seated we were only offered the brunch menu. We did say that we had come specifically for the breakfast menu but were told that the kitchen had changed over. While I can live with this, it was a bit frustrating given we had arrived ready to be seated in time for breakfast, and there wasn't much acknowledgement of the fact we had been inconvenienced - it wasn't the service level I would expect at somewhere like this. 


As for the food, it was decent. I had eggs benedict (which came with chips for some strange reason). The hollandaise sauce was particularly good, though the ham was a bit underwhelming and perhaps the dish as a whole lacked seasoning. My boyfriend's pancakes got a thumbs up. 


We were kept waiting for water and the bill. 


Overall, I'd give the food 3 stars, the atmosphere 4 stars, and the service 2 stars. 

tastemaker

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is a lovely looking restaurant, the decor is amazing as is the garden at the back. The service is friendly and the menu has a great selection of dishes and drinks and cocktails. The scallops and smoked salmon dishes for the starters were amazing. As was the lamb for the mains. However the chicken is a bit lack lustre and it was huge. The chocolate dessert was a bit of a show stopper as was their other desserts. It can get a bit noisy here so having a date or catching up with friends maybe tricky here. 


I freaking love this place. I may live in Chelsea but secretly I'm poor AF so when you find that you can actually afford a place that looks like the Queen's parlour, you get excited. I've been here for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks and overtime has been damn delightful. The staff are lovely and well presented, the food is delicious and the decor is what dreams are made of. The garden is so gorgeous for breakfast or afternoon tea in Summer and inside is cosy and warm for winter. The lobster Benedict has to be one of my favourites along with the zucchini fries. Also, my favourite thing has to be when you ask for bread and they bring you the whole damn sourdough loaf! Heaven! 

tastemaker

What a beautiful restaurant! This place is definitely one of my favourite places in London! The staff and service are of a very high standard, as is the delicious food! The portions are filling and quite large so I would recommend to order as you go. The garden area however is definitely the highlight for me! Its so beautiful in the daytime with gorgeous flowers and equally in the evening it looks stunning with a wood fire in the background. Great place for a date or celebration!


What a gorgeous restaurant!

I was a little apprehensive about going with my two year old boy but the staff were so welcoming and accomadating towards us! We went for brunch and had a gorgeous meal with cocktails. The decor is totally instagram worthy and is just beautiful.

Next time I'm in London I'll definitely be returning!

tastemaker

Welcome to one of the most Instagramable restaurants in London!


Beautiful settings combine with a good looking crowd, delicious food and friendly service. You can't book tables in the garden specifically, but if you're lucky there'll be a table available there when you arrive for you booking. Keep coming back if you need to in order to get one, because it's a stunning setting.


The brunch menu is really varied, with the decadent Lobster Benedict (it's exactly what it sounds like) being a real highlight. This place has the best Caramel Espresso Martini I've ever tasted - sweet, thick and delicious. If coming for dinner, be sure to order the signature Shepherd's Pie.


It's not cheap so you may want to limit it to special occasions, but special it certainly is.

tastemaker

For those of you who spent your late teens and early twenties In Chelsea you may remember the Ivy Chelsea Garden as the American dive bar Henry J Beans. Thankfully now completely unrecognizable, I actually was unaware until pointed out to me what the old premises was. Situated on the lower part of the Kings Road this is a stunning eatery. I am huge fan of all The new Ivy Market Grills and Cafe's, however this spot is really special. The Garden is picturesque, you can dine all year round under blankets and heaters but not for the faint hearted in January. They do have more of an enclosed Garden terrace room you can dine in also as well as the main restaurant. 

We had a great table at the back of the restaurant with an array of potted plants and cactus next to the table. The clue is in the title and the restaurant is decorated with an abundance of beautiful flowers and plants, the decor embraces nature and the surroundings with calm greens,stylish wicker chairs, floral prints, all with a glamorous twist,  creating a relaxed and sophisticated feel. The menu is substantial and I would be amazed if you could not find something to inspire you. Highly recommend the Chelsea Garden Fish cakes with creamed Kale, spinach and topped with a soft boiled egg and hollandaise sauce delicious. £13.75 


Well deserved winner of Restaurant category in TO Love London Awards for Chelsea.Spot on service and fab food.

Staff Writer

This is the sister restaurant of the Ivy Grill Market on Covent Garden. You will find about the same menu in a very English garden setting decoration. The food is good and the service standard. It can get very busy on a Friday/weekend. the perk of this restaurant is the beautiful garden at the back to enjoy for early pm drinks and afternoon tea in spring and the summer.


Friday night at The Ivy Chelsea Garden is a tumultuous affair and rather enjoyable. The place was packed. Waiting at the bar was almost impossible, so we went outside to the back garden. It wasn't too cold and few guests were smoking and drinking like this was the south of Spain. Food was well presented and tasteful. I had the wasabi prawns (didn't taste the wasabi at all) and  fish and chips. My guests loved the sirloin steak and the rack of lamb. Overall good atmosphere, noisy, busy, trendy. 

Tastemaker

I went there for lunch as a walk-in. As it was a weekday they were happy to oblige.


My friend and I opted for the set menu which is very reasonably priced. However we had to ask for it. After chosen we were informed by the waitress (after she was gone for a few minutes) that she accidentally gave us the wrong set menu and we had to order again. 

We also ordered white wine to go with the lunch which was nice but came to our table warm.

Another minor thing was whe they were placing the cutlery one of the knives was dirty and I had to ask for a new one. 

We both ordered the beatroot and horseradish salad as a starter. It was really nice! I lived it even though there was a lot of it. I followed it with the pea and broadbean risotto. Which needed a bit more seasoning. 

My friend and I both had cocktails after which were delicious!

Staff WriterStaff Comp

Fabulous new addition to the Caprice group. Great in the summer for some al fresco dinning.

Tastemaker

I had a really disappointing visit to the ivy chelsea garden this summer - I booked a few weeks in advance for breakfast as a treat for my boyfriends birthday, making it very clear when I booked that we would be celebrating a special occasion. They confirmed my reservation a few days before, but neglected to inform me that there were building works going on in the garden all that week, and for the duration of our meal we were going to be subjected to loud intermittent drilling directly above our heads. If that wasn’t enough to ruin our meal, our waiter took so long to serve us (around 15 minutes before we were even asked for our drink order) we actually missed the breakfast order and were forced to order from the lunch menu instead (add another 10 minutes for us to re-choose our dishes and get his attention to order from this menu instead) - in which time he had forgotten my drink order and I had to ask again (my boyfriend got his drink though - odd!)


The food we finally received was very good - sandwiches with fries and salad, but not what we had gone for, and not really what my tummy wanted at that time in the morning.


I was surprised to have had such an poor experience at this restaurant, when The Ivy Market Grill is so fantastic. I probably won’t be bothering to make the journey West again for this place, which is a real shame when the setting is so pleasant (sans drilling).

Tastemaker

The new Ivy (not to be confused of course by the old Ivy) is lovingly situated on Kings Road in Chelsea. It's very pretty from the outside with a moss green front and a mega handsome man greeting you at the door (think a Abercrombie and Fitch guy but with a suit on.) Its the kind of place that seems like it would be buzzing no matter what time it was. And as if to test the theory we arrived at 4.30 for dinner and we're still propping up the bar at 11...oops... Dinner was lovely - I had roast cod (about £15) and we shared a few sides (the portions are nice but not gigantic). Our meal was served with a side of celebrity (oh yes!) as we spotted Fawlty Towers actor John Cleese (just kept imagining Sybil shouting BASIL!) and rugby player Thom Evans who strode through the restaurant with his muscles rippling through his blue t shirt (this is beginning to sound a bit 50 Shades of Grey). The dessert was sublime - a flourless chocolate cake (about £8) served hot with cream. Yummy. For drinks we had prosecco (£6 a glass) and wine (£5 for house white) but the cocktails on other tables looked immense and we saw one table sharing the £590 bottle of Whispering Angel which the waitress told me was their most popular and expensive drink, but at least it includes the equivalent of 7 bottles. We sat inside at the back for the meal before moving to the bar area afterwards. I could see the garden looked really nice and they had sheltered areas in the rain. The inside was typically cool and dimly lit, great people watching. Downside - it was a bit of a mission to get there as it isn't really near a tube stop...and there was a mix of outfits in there but in the main it was pretty smart. Enjoy and take my advice and take a taxi.

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