The Ivy Chelsea Garden | Chelsea Restaurant
Last Updated: 14th November 2018
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
Glad we finally cleared that up. Because now, along with addressing a longstanding – albeit in hindsight, relatively straightforward – riddle, it also means that you can now fully appreciate the nature (both figuratively and metaphorically) of The Ivy Chelsea Garden: a palatial 275-seater, marble and stone-clad, casual British restaurant and garden located on the sweeping ground floor of an old Georgian freehouse on the King’s Road.
This was the third ‘Ivy’ incarnation in London for Caprice Holdings, however despite having applied their tried and tested formula of attentive service, well-made cocktails and opulent decor, The Ivy Chelsea Garden stands out from its predecessors in two major ways:
1) It’s better than them. Because,
2) It has – in addition to a bar, a lounge, a cafe and a restaurant – a 3,500 square foot outdoor terrace and paved garden, filled with politely babbling water fountains; sandstone firepits; marble tables; mosaic chairs; and balustrade pergolas covered in creeping wisteria and red rose vine.
Which means that whilst you’re kicking back in the Sunday sun, surrounded by West London’s famous towering trees, intermittently ordering dishes like roasted scallops with grilled chorizo and ras el hanout, and blackened cod fillet baked in banana leaf, and subsequently pairing those dishes with local and international wines, beers and cocktails (like the umeshu plum liqueur, crème de figue and whisky barrel bitters-containing ‘Japanese Plum Tree’) over a five hour, sun-drenched celebration of London in springtime, you can rejoice in the knowledge that summer’s just around the corner…
Perfect for photosynthesis.
NOTE: The Ivy Chelsea Garden is open daily from 8am-12.30am (9am on Sundays). Half of the 275 seats are reserved for walk ins, but you can also book ahead right HERE.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden | 197 King’s Road, SW3 5ED
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