The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.5
9028 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Modern British menus served in a refined, art-filled space with a garden terrace and an orangery.
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4.4
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4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ian and the other waiter that served our table was brilliant. First class . Thoroughly recommend and can’t wait to go back.

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vipAnonymous
London
34 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outisde in the garden bit, which is super nice with lots of plants and trees. There are heaters, but wouldn't sit there in the winter - it was just fine now in October. The waitors are all really nice and food is yummy and afforable for what it is, great for a "nicer" lunch with friends, family or colleagues.

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PerryM
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had to keep asking for service.Waitress seemed to oblivious that we were there. Had to ask three times for service

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Christi
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly staff who kept smiling even though the restaurant was extremely busy. Great food and a lovely setting.

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RobertP
London
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

A favourite restaurant of mine and a local venue which provides top class dining with a great atmosphere. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful although sometimes the service can be very slow, mainly because it is so busy.

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bengisuc
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

It was very hard to catch the attention of the waitresses. The food was ok but not wow. I’ve been there multiple times but this time was a disappointment.

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Foodie
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

We eat here a lot but on this occasion the food was a bit underwhelming- my husband had the curry and it was tasty but had a lot of hard grisly bits of duck in there which were inedible. We also had the fish and chips, the fish was greasy and more batter than fish. Hate to moan and hopefully this is only a once off.

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MarkL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Second time here. Don't live in London so can't come regularly. Nice place well run, good food, albeit a tad pricey for what it is! Great selection of wines and cocktails etc. Overall I definitely would recommend a visit. The terrace room is airy but comfortable with an open fire setting a nice scene.

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JenniferG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Made a reservation for afternoon tea…the terrace room is lovely and cozy - and the Alice in Wonderland themed tea was as delicious as it was pretty!

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Gigi
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Makes lunch special. Delicious food with menu to suit all palates. Attentive service. We had two starters rather than starter and main - thoroughly enjoyable lunch

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vipNads
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Very disappointing experience at the Ivy. The service was dreadful, so many staff for so few customers and yet nobody seemed to know what they were doing. I was brought coffee with no cup and asked 3 different staff and yet nobody brought one, I ended up walking to the bar and asking for one and when it eventually arrived my coffee was cold and there was no apology. Our sparkling water was effectively dumped in the table with our eggs without a single word from the waitress who then walked off as I tried to ask a question. Our mini pastry took 40 minutes to arrive after 2 requests for them and they were raw on the inside. The staff were dismissive and it felt like it was too much of a hassle to serve us. I have been so many times as I live locally and this was just ridiculous. We did note a number of other customers did complain aswel.

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sarag
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

The waiter forgot to put in our entree order so we didn’t get our food until almost 2 hours after.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

Food was amazing but the service was really poor. We arrived 4.30 pm and we did wait an hour to be served an afternoon tea.
We were served the tea first which became really cold at the time we had our food.

The manager was not taking care of us and when my friend was going to the ladies he just stopped her to ask where she was going without being very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were so accommodating and food was good with quick service, had the table for a good amount of time and didn’t feel rushed. Calamari was over cooked however everything else was lovely

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FoodLover
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved that as always, food is lovely, high-quality service

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Caroline
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great afternoon tea but the atmosphere was a bit loud and almost hard to have a conversation with the person across from you because of the noise. But overall it was very good.

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Gabs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience5

The female toilets were disgusting! We informed an acting manager. Really dirty and seats not fitting properly. Such a beautiful place, spoilt by the toilets!

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AlexC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely garden. Great a la Carte menu - something for everyone. Beautiful flowers and decor.

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Holly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

The staff should be more friendly, the seem to walk around like they are very entitled, also the blazers the girls wear are horrid.

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Nina
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Visited last Sunday as family with my parents from Italy; the restaurant itself is spectacular; the decor, the furnishings, even the toilets, really make you feel like you're somewhere special.
All of the waiting staff were amazing. They were friendly and available without being too intrusive. They were attentive, and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. The service was first class. Fabulous lunch! Our first time at The Ivy Chelsea Garden, we will definitely be back!

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FrederickK
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great venue for any special occassion. Good food and perfect ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about The Ivy Chelsea Garden was amazing from start to finish. The staff were all fabulous attentive and what you would expect from this venue. The food was so tasteful compliments to the Chef’s …. Couldn’t fault it! 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and food was great !!!

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Timshah
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

I booked my table a weak earlier but when I arrived they put us outside far at the back in the cold some table had heather but our table didn’t. They even refused us to seat on the table next to us which had heather, claiming it’s already booked but no one came to that table during our dining. They refused us to go inside when they could see we were very cold. I ordered apple tartine with calvados but with sorbet instead of ice cream. Waiter poured calvados on the tartine without setting fire to it so the desert was very soggy with overwhelming alcohol taste..
they ignored my instructions for the birthday message too. They charged us separate desert for the one scoop of the sorbet.. we left the restaurant feeling very cold and bad taste on our throat.. I hope I didn’t catch a cold as I would get in touch with them.👎

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AimeeB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very lovely scenery and excellent table service. Will be returning

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OanaB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food was amazing. The waiters have an incredible attention to details and are very attentive.
We really enjoyed the night and will definitely be back.

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sybil
Kent
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great time but if booking in the garden,ask to go a bit closer in to feel the lovely buzz of diners.For a very busy Saturday the service & food were excellent .Thank you Ian.

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JenniferA
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place! Staff so welcoming & decor is lovely.. Always enjoyed eating there

KB
KarenB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

Disappointing food and the service wasn’t up to scratch either. Would not go again

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OpenTable Diner
Shropshire
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is so much I could say about this place!
We booked for breakfast and what a fantastic start to the day. The ambiance was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the staff were quite simply awesome.

CM
ClaireM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing waiting service. We had two under three in our party and they were excellent at suggesting how to make the food appropriate (things like I will make sure food it separated out for you so she can choose to I think the coconut on top might be a bit tough). It was so lovely. The staff as a whole were great at welcoming us as a family which made it a lovely special time as we celebrated a much loved Cha Chi and Uncle's birthdays.

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TamaraB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Beautiful place, like that the tables were not so close to one another.

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CathalC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Ivy Chelsea was just as expected.
Finely finished, pleasant staff and good service.
The food was of good portion sizes and was not overly priced.
Service was mannerly, with a smile and well run.

I would happily return.

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Toni
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Stunning place with a lovely atmosphere. We had afternoon tea, the presentation was cute however I was expecting a better quality of food considering the profile of the place. It was definitely a present experience.

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MollyT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A little touristy, it it is now a chain after all. Good greeting at the door Good service although a little indifferent. Very good food although my starter was warm rather than hot. A most enjoyable lunch

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StephenM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere & food. Great service, although I did add on the booking form it was for a birthday but it wasn’t mentioned.

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joannab
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My Fillet steak was quite tough and a bit tasteless. Disappointing for a fillet.
Great service, very noisy, quite hard to hear conversations at our table!

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Georgette
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I always love the atmosphere of the chelsea ivy. The food is good. The ambiance terrific and the staff extreme pleasant and helpful. What more can one ask for?

JB
JudithB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good but all waiters should wear masks for the safety of everyone

JN
JonathanN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening there. Great atmosphere and service was very good indeed. Would definitely recommend .

FAQs

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 9028 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.