The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.5
8729 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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Moly
London
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Wine took 30 mins to arrive. Food was served before any wine opened. Vegetables were cold and had to be replaced. Waitress very good but not supported by her team. Concessions given to us by staff but the ambience of the evening was spoiled.
Love the restaurant but a collapse of service on this occasion.
John Molan

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Alex
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Booked a reservation...to celebrate our anniversary, i have eaten at the Ivy resturants coven gardens with my partner many times before. As we live down the street we decided to use this opportnuity to experience Chelsea gardens show at the ivy garden... i never felt more of a tourist trap in my life. From thw host not even lifting her eyes from the pad and the 4 mobile phones on the counter... to yelling across of me to anothwr person a table number and how many people eith "can you sit them" to being set in a garden at the exit route to staff walking back and front bumping into us ... asked to move left standing in the middle of the resturant only to come back and be moved inside table with two large group parties on either side... and much much more that made our experience horrible and no one gave a dang about it... if u celebrateing anything please stay away... this place is a toursit trap and instagram influencer and not meant for special occasions

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vipUrteH
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing experience - never used to be like that before.
Too many hostesses at the entrance with attitude and not being welcoming or accommodating.
We booked our table for a nice Sunday lunch . To start with all the unnecessary pretentious reception ‘ nonsense’ upon arrival already put us off . We were not coming to be escorted and shoved right left and centre - it was supposed to be a relaxed Sunday gathering!
Food was ok - but again - a place like that should be more cool, simple and with less attitude from young staff which then adds to an overall experience for guests.
Won’t go there again. There are far many other great restaurants in Chelsea!

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AndreaM
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Food excellent but restaurant over busy and service very poor. Be careful requesting a garden table… the ‘indoor’ garden is beautiful, decorated and ambient. The last bit of garden where we were put (at a 6-seat table for 4 people) was wet, uncomfortable and had absolutely no atmosphere.

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Dana
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service ! My favourite place in Chelsea

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Lorri
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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vipMaiteS
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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MargaretM
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, by unfortunately 1 meal was burnt was sorted but meant we didn’t eat together.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Only downside with sitting outside is having to leave at 10pm!

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AmelieL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food was beautiful! Good options for vegetarian!

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RobWilson
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great location, gorgeous interior. Overall a lively, buzzy evening. However, downside was thumping, needless background music which required a lot of shouting. Sofa seating uncomfortable, food was ok, with the exception of the salmon main course which was dry and tasteless. Finally, I felt that the 15% service charge was overly steep. As a party of 5, it meant a tip of £30. Whatever happened to 10% with the discretion to add more.

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LouiseC
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff and nice food. We had to wait a while for some drinks but were offered a free coffee at the end to compensate. I would definitely go back again though.

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DanR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The atmosphere was very magical and the food was very nice although the green juice with the afternoon tea was not nice at all! Only thing that kind of let down the experience was the service quite slow and cramped table with lack of attention clearing used items and topping up drinks etc otherwise loved it.

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Charz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Lovely place to go, the food was delicious and the ambiance was amazing. The waiter appeared to be preoccupied and I had to keep asking to served, even when he was serving us he was looking at the table behind us.
I had to ask him if there was problem with our table? Once we had that conversation the service was better. Overall a fantastic visit with the exception of the waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Rudest staff you’ll ever meet don’t waste your money

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AngelinaK
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday brunch and they made it exceptional!! Very beautiful restaurant, the garden is marvellous! The food was very tasty and the service was perfect! We will definitely go back!

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Foodie475
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The best thing about the Ivy is the decor. The food was good but not mind blowing - they didn’t tell us that elements of the dish had to be swapped out until after we received the food. The service was lacking- we got our mains before our drink order, we had to ask for water 3 times and the bill took 30 minutes to come. They waived the service charge and some of our drinks to apologize, but I’m not sure we will be running back.

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jonesthereviewer
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and lovely staff, but the food was so disappointing. You want it to be better because the service and decor is so great.

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ScottC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from all 6 waiters.
Food lovely and a surprise birthday cake for my wife

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Elle
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Waiting staff let the place down, very abrupt and not at the level of a ‘destination’ restaraunt in London; shame but otherwise lovely.

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Magrod
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pretty restaurant with a great buzz of activity. Food and service were excellent - what more could you wish for? That was my second visit and will definitely go again.

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GillT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely feel of a garden room with lots of plants. Delicious food at reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had outdoor seating which I didn’t request and we had to get roof closed at one point. Food was good.

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LisaW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Poor service , chicken Milanese , chicken dry and bland

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited Ivy Chelsea Garden for the first time, staff were excellent on arrival, both at front desk and bar. Were asked to wait while our table was made up but was quickly told it was ready and taken to the outside courtyard. The table was maybe just a little small but location was beautiful next to the fountain.

All staff were attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent although we both thought our main course lacked a little seasoning but that was personal preference possibly.

Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit and will look forward to trying some of the other locations soon.

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vipBarbarian
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Specia occasion for family - had brunch which was generally good although have had better. Service a bit sporadic and confused but very polite and accommodating. The location is lovely and rather nostalgic having spent lots of time in Henry J Beans back in the ‘80s…. Poached eggs were fantastic but bread could be better. Coffee didn’t taste of that much. Generally a very good experience despite the minor complaints

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Staff needs to be much better

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vipMacintosh
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was simply awful. This is a glorified McDonalds, except that the food at McDonalds is actuallu not bad.

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ANON
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service3ambience2

O social distancing on tables
It was too hot to breathe

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Jill
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening!
Excellent service, beautiful ambience and delicious food!
Would definitely recommend.

JB
JennyB
Worcestershire
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food. However, I did expect better service. The waiter we had was very pleasant and smiley, we loved him but he was under too much pressure. We had to wait far too long for drinks and any attention from a waiter. The head waiter for our area seemed grumpy and under a lot of pressure. For this reason I wouldn’t hurry back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had the luxury of being seat in the garden. Absolutely outstanding, beautiful and elegant. Great atmosphere and I’ve only been for afternoon tea, delicious and staff very polite pleasant and friendly

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MichaelR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way an extremely enjoyable lunch with my daughter.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loverly setting. Great service and food. Will definetly return

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Scotslady
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Outdoor seating in the garden with large umbrella outside, semi-outdoor seating in covered conservatory outside with retractable roof but some sunnier patches due to windows, indoor seating completely shaded.
I love the decor here - colourful jungle with parrotts, and pot plants around. Fairly bohemian in style. White tablecloths/napkins, etc. Loos downstairs. Service attentive.
Both my friend and I are fussy eaters. I am fishatarian, and had a very tasty vegetarian halloumi dish. My friend is allergic to gluten and garlic, and was still able to find something to eat. Waiter was very helpful on this score, running back and forward to the kitchen to check.
Good experience - I would definitely go again.

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Coco
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We love the Ivy but the service was not great! We kept having to ask for our white wine to be served and the waitress asked us where it was and we figured that was something she should know!

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Andib
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Tthe food was excellent as in all the locations we have been to.
However it was extremely noisy and very very uncomfortably hot. In fact could not wait to leave. Cut our meal short did not have dessert or extra drinks.
Just before leaving a couple arrived at another table, instantly complained about the heat and instantly a fan was provided for them. This was plugged in under my bench seat with trailing wire to their table. Not exactly the right thing to do with diners walking around not to mention staff with hot food.

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Zozo
London
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I have dined several times at Ivy Chelsea gardens before. Yesterday I had dinner there with my husband to celebrate my birthday. Food and service was very disappointing!

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ElizabethB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very consistant good food. Very pleasant embiance

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SandraH
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful environment couldn’t fault anything

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 8729 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.