Ivy Chelsea Garden

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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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JC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner to celebrate my sisters 24th birthday. We were a party of 3 with a reservation at 19:15. We arrived approximately 10 minutes late but had to wait until 19:40 for a table (which I didn’t understand why). The service was excellent, they even provided a mini cake with a candle and a happy birthday message for my sister at the end! The food was very good (as usual).

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing!

RC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend this Ivy Garden o. King’s Road.

JS
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

I took my mum who’s visiting from abroad, it was a special dinner I’ve arranged for her.
I’ve visited The Ivy in Wimbledon fairly often and was always happy with the service and ambience, which is why I chose the venue as an alternative because we were around Chelsea area that day.
I’m sorry to say, I was so disappointed and I would not visit the place ever again. Our waiter disappeared after sitting us down, and we had to constantly wave to grab attention. We felt abandoned, compared to people sitting around us who seemed to be getting the right level of service. I was so close to exclude service charge from the bill, that’s how disappointed I was. But I didn’t want to ruin our evening any further.
The restaurant was so noisy it felt like we were in the middle of a marketplace. I had to yell to speak to my mum.
I’m quite upset that the Ivy let me down, because I planned this for my mum and I was always happy with the one in Wimbledon so it was one of my favourite places to go to.
Food was alright, which was the only thing that stopped me from storming out. You really need to up your game on the level of service.

W
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

I have eaten in most IVY and the steak was poor!

M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely experience! I surprised my mum for her birthday and it was an unforgettable date!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The waiter we had seemed to be not very pleasant and service was slow maybe it was busy

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Served by not a very polite waitor man

A
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. It was all kicked off by amazing staff at the front door. They were very professional and charming, setting the tone for the rest of the evening.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All in all, an excellent night here. However, it was a little disappointing that it was assumed we wanted to be sat outside at the back as soon as we arrived, where service was a little slow - it seems that they are more attentive to those sitting in the main restaurant as we then found (we were moved inside on request). Not usually something I am too bothered by, but I think for somewhere like this where people book long in advance it needs to be addressed as it can impact the dining experience from the get-go if certain parts of the restaurant feel 'forgotten'.

l
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely Amostphere ,it was rainy so really cosy inside ,dimly lit but not at the table so you could read the menu and see your food easily ,house champagne delicious ,we weren’t rushed and the food was really good ,lovely decor ,spotless toilets ,nice buzz and we went at 6.30pm didn’t leave until 9pm ,second time of visiting,once in the summer outside which was also just as good

RH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

I was really disappointed this time round at the Ivy. Usually a lovely experience but the service was extremely poor with inexperienced waiters. Food was cold and slapdash. Will not come again.

VG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and very professional service. Would really recommend for anyone who would like to have enjoyable evening.

N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

From the minute we say down, the waitress was trying to get us to leave. We were aware of the need to vacate the table by 9.15 but the pressure the staff put us under from the first minute was unacceptable. Ruined the evening.

t
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Service was terrible. Food was ok. Slightly overpriced. Wouldn’t go again.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing food and incredible service.

CB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our evening meal at The Ivy Chelsea Garden. Enjoyed the suggestions of our waitress, Gabby. She was spot on and excellent. The only thing I would suggest is that if the table is needed by another party as of a certain time then notify us at the beginning of the meal. Otherwise, if mentioned at the end of the meal, we feel rushed and we feel as if we are being thrown out. Not nice.

SN
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yet again, great service, food and overall experience!

g
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I had an anniversary dinner this evening.
There was a long, long wait for the second course.
Cherri had ordered rare steak; it came over-cooked.
At the end of the meal, I was ready to pay the £172.80 bill, plus a generous tip for the Russian waitress, but we felt the need to mention the over-cooked steak.
The waitress called the ‘manager’.
He refused to accept that anything had been wrong, said that he hadn’t seen it, and, despite Cherri showing him a photo of a patently over-cooked steak, offered no apology or reduction.
He implied that HE was trying to sort things out and that it was ME who was being difficult.
I decided to pay the bill, but with NO tip. I apologised to the waitress.
On our way out, we asked to see the ‘real’ (?) manager.
I think he may have been the joint manager, but he was even worse than the first.
He informed us that Ivy steaks are ‘browner’ than most steaks and that he had 31 years of experience of steaks and management (obviously NOT of diplomacy). When I baulked at this nonsense, he accused me of rudeness…and himself of tact.
I gave up at his intransigence and walked away.
I assume he assumed I was drunk. I wasn’t.
I shall never go back there.
Graham Preskett.

C
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Since I’m living in Chelsea the best restaurant that I went. The place really surprise us. Love it!

FC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and decor , but food was not of a high standard I would have imagined and hoped for , fish and chips , fish greasy and over cooked so batter was chewy and unfortunately to my horror frozen chips , it was a wedding present such a shame , service excellent .

TH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

It’s difficult to say I would recommend it. I think the restaurant itself looks fab but I have really really never rated the food whether it be in the restaurant or the times I have eaten in the private rooms. It’s Ok. The service is usually appalling. Every year my friend and I go for her birthday in October and mine end of Nov. We have done this since it opened so we just keep doing it. We know the service is bad. The food is ok etc etc but it’s buzzy and nice and eventually a more experienced staff remember is around to sort out food issues etc. Yesterday there were way to many kids, prams, babies screaming which I have not noticed on previous visits. On the plus side we did not get hassled a lot giving up our table etc which often happens. The kids and high chairs etc aren’t great.

L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it here. Really fun. Great Food. Lovely staff.

ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was noisy because there was live music, which we like it, but still noisy.

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Nice meal with colleagues - sat out the back in the conservatory lacked atmosphere & got quite nippy but amazing food

JF
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely ,really lovely.it was difficult to hear but it is such a big room and so beautiful , we did not mind so much. Thank you

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food came too quickly and then staff were constantly hovering over us

RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was good, though the service was rude and the server was arrogant and neglected

CA
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

British style, elegant but informal.
Love this place and its atmosphere

SG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service was very slow but the Manager very apologetic and made a refund so overall happy

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Food was good however the service we received was appalling, from the constant ask for some one to take our coats, having the tickets thrown on table, asking everyone to order drinks, wrong food brought to table and stroppy attitude from staff! Staff let the food and beautiful decor down will not return

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

I visited the Ivy Chelsea Garden with two friends for brunch. Having visited a number of times before and receiving great food and service I was extremely disappointed with the experience. Once seated we waited half an hour to receive our drinks. We then ordered our meals however two of my friends ordered eggs Benedict and their eggs were hard boiled rather than soft. All of our chips were stale and cold. We asked for some fresh chips and were told a manager would be over to see us which was slightly intimidating. This never happened but the chips were replaced with no apology or explanation as to what was going on. We were only asked how our meal was when we had finished and had no opportunity to flag the issues we had faced. The waitress then picked up my own metal straw out of my drink and said this is interesting. I thought what was invasive and unhygienic. I do not expect service like this from the Ivy and am disappointed as it was my friends birthday.

A
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I usually love Ivy Chelsea Garden, but this time everything was so annyoing. I asked four days in advance for a table on the terrace - they told me: "sure madam, we'll do that" and I didn't get the table I wanted on Sunday. We sat just by the entrance. On top of that everything took so long. They forgot our coffee, as well as our water. We had to ask twice for the bill, as the waiter didn't bring it after asking him the first time. We were really disappointed by the Service on Sunday.

Z
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

me and my family had a lovely meal at the Iv Chelsea Garden, it was my third time eating there, but first time going as a family, and we all enjoyed our meal. The service was really good, and I love the restaurant! Great spot in London, and one of my new favourite places to eat after the Oblix at the Shard.

CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The Ivy is a gorgeous setting, the ambiance is fantastic and the food was outstanding. Only thing which left a sour taste in my mouth was when seated we were asked if we would like water, tap I responded. Only to return from the bathroom with a £5 bottle of water open and poured on our table. Would have preferred less up selling and prompter service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a fantastic place for us visitors our very first afternoon teas. We did not expect how much food we actually received and all of it

R
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had our sons 6th birthday breakfast there and we had excellent service who made us feel very welcome. And my son had an amazing time

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

although having prebooked 20:30 we had to wait and stand for 20 minutes , Saturday of course...
Service friendly and attentive but stressed -of course- very noisy place, but lovely ambiance

RH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the attentive service and the Parisian feel of the restaurant.

ES
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our space in the garden area but I didn’t know it’s a smoking area. I think it should be informed about it if I’m happy to sit in a smoking area. I’m non smoker so yeah. ;(. Thank god only two tables were smoking and we were about to leave.

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