Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. London
  4. South West London
  5. Chelsea

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.2
4.2
11725 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Modern British menus served in a refined, art-filled space with a garden terrace and an orangery.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 296 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0300

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    The Private Room at The Ivy Chelsea Garden seats 30 on one long table, or 24 on three round tables of 8, and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé receptions for 50 guests, 7 days a week.Decorated in a similar style to The Ivy Chelsea Garden, the walls of The Private Room are adorned with colourful vintage botanical prints and sumptuous floral artwork. The bespoke patterned white Carrara and Fior de Pesco grey marble tiled flooring, eclectic mix of vintage dining chairs upholstered with bold floral and palm printed fabric and hanging gilt leaf pendants add a touch of glamour to the room.With a selection of menus available, specially created by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, The Private Room is equally as suited to private parties and wedding celebrations as it is for corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There is a beautiful marble top private bar decorated with bevelled antique mirror panels and trimmed brass.

  • Private party contact

    Private Room: 020 3301 0300 x2

  • Area

    Chelsea

  • Parking Details

    Lucan Place, Chelsea, London SW3 3DL - 7 minute walk Telephone 020 7735 7400 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Public Transit

    London Tube Stations<br />Sloane Square (14 min walk)<br />- District <br />- Circle,<br />South Kensington (15 min walk)<br />- District <br />- Circle<br />- Piccadilly<br />

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • The Ivy Chelsea Garden Afternoon Tea

    £28.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience a British tradition at The Ivy Collection with our famous Afternoon Tea, perfect for any occasion. Give in to the comforting smell of freshly baked, light & fluffy scones paired with clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Then, sink your teeth into soft, crustless sandwiches bursting with traditional British fillings, before concluding your dining experience by indulging in a selection of sweet and decadent petit fours. To make your occasion extra special, upgrade to our Champagne Afternoon Tea by adding a glass of The Ivy Collection Champagne. Birthdays, special occasions, a day out with your best friend; whatever the reason or season, The Ivy Chelsea Garden is your destination for the perfect Afternoon Tea.
  • The Ivy Christmas Set Dining Experience

    £60.00 per person

    28 Nov - 30 Dec 2022
    Join us at The Ivy for a dining experience like no other. Feast on festive dishes including Goose & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Christmas Pudding. Guests will also receive a Christmas cracker to celebrate with a bang. Tables of 7 guests or more will be required to dine off this festive menu rather than the al la carte menu.
  • Ring in the New Year in style with a set menu

    £75.00 per person

    31 Dec 2022 only
    Raise a glass this New Year’s Eve in the glamourous and vibrant surroundings of The Ivy. Dine with loved ones over a three-course menu specifically selected for the occasion featuring the classic Buffalo Mozzarella, Roast Chicken, indulgent Chocolate Bombe and more. Three-course menu available for £75 per person. Book now to make it a night to remember.

Popular dishes

What 11,725 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • London

    Most Booked

  • South West London

    Contemporary British

  • South West London

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. S

    Sara

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Slow service, incomplete order. Garden mice scurrying round the tables. Gone downhill rapidly.
  2. PK

    PaulineK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I took a few friends for a birthday dinner and was very impressed with the food and service we received. There was just one discrepancy with my request and this was quickly rectified by the management. On the whole a very pleasant experience.
  3. CR

    CarolR

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious burger followed by tiramisu Varied menu and drinks list, lovely garden seating
  4. AW

    AngelaW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time, catching up with a friend from overseas. Glad I made the decision to come here, service was great, not rushed at all and enjoyed our lunch. Brioche bun on the burger was a little over toasted, but ate it any as overall rest of the burger was good. Definitely will come again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evening with friend we hadn’t seen for 3 years.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gardens were beautiful and the food was lovely!
  7. LM

    LuluM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My experience wasn’t great. The place is amazing but the service is not only slow but bad. The food is horrible, the scones are tasteless, they need a new menue / new chef & good waiting staff. We had the afternoon tea pastries & cakes and we had to wait 50min for the pots of tea. So we didn’t enjoy the afternoon tea experience at all. We found hair in the dessert.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Brilliant breakfast
  9. TS

    TraceyS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Worse Ivy experience ever usually this one is good. Not enough staff should have cancelled some tables. Steaks overdone, sauce cold, wine late then had to get up and pour it and wrong sherry with desert just finished it off.
  10. JG

    JaneG

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food and ambiance was lovely but the service was terrible. They really shouldn’t accept so many reservations if they don’t have the staff.
  11. P

    Peter

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our second visit to Ivy Chelsea Garden is not great Food quality deteriorate relative to the first time The presentation of duck parfait is totally different The blackened cod is not fresh. More or less the same as the cod in fish and chips The thick cut chip is over cooked The whole restaurant is full and super busy Service level sustained marginally The disappointment is on the food quality —————- One of the best dinning experience Great food quality Attentive service Cosy atmosphere Great value for money Impressive flow of people in-fluxing and out-fluxing this restaurant but yet keeping the attentive service consistent Food choice may be a bit boring but great quality The garden theme is even more impressive from home to conservatory to outdoor garden you may be able to pick where you like Finally the pricing is very friendly given what’s on the table
  12. DA

    DAniM

    Bath

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Unfortunately after having so many nice dinners at the Ivy my last experience was terrible. We went there to celebrate our anniversary and we sat outside. When I looked to the side there was a mouse close to my feet. The waiter instead of saying sorry he was laughing. I don’t expect to go to a restaurant and see mice walking around. Fortunately they changed us to a table inside, however, to be frank the service and food were not the same as it was in the past. It was very disappointing.
  13. LK

    LucyK

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Really poor service. Surrounded by dirty tables. Put a dampener on a celebratory lunch for a friend who is getting married soon. Had to ask for drinks multiple times, waiting nearly 40 mins. Had to ask for bill multiple times too.
  14. FT

    FionaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed our lunch at the Ivy. Food and service was good and the the ambience is very nice.
  15. TC

    TimothyC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent but service was not good. For example we had to remind waitress that a portion of chips and peppercorn sauce was missing and it finally arrived when we had almost finished the main course. No one came to take our desert order for a very long time and no staff we’re about to order drinks. Overall very disappointing from customers who have used the Ivy Chelsea over a period and have seen a steady decline. It won’t be our “go to” place for family meals.
  16. N

    Nancy

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely restaurant
  17. x

    xedas

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious but a lack of attention and awareness from the managers was very disappointing. It was my wife’s birthday, and while the starter came within reasonable time, we waited 40 mins for main course. And during those 40 mins, NO ONE, approached our table to let us know that there was a delay, NO ONE. Very unprofessional. After main course, a manager came to our table asking if everything was ok, as we were nearly on the limit of the 2 hours and we asked for a dessert that takes 14 mins to cook. Only then he was aware that main course took so long. Lack of communication for such an establishment. Service charge was removed from our bill. But not much of an explanation of why there was such a big delay.
  18. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday dinner! The service was superb as well as the food and the location. Five stars!
  19. SW

    ScotsWeyhey

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Funny, I've always loved this restaurant but it felt like something had changed on this occasion. It was all a bit flat. Nothing specifically wrong but lots of little things that wouldn't have happened previously. Examples would be : water for the table was warm; a glass was broken above all of the bottles of water (which sit out) and no-one thought to check if any shards were in the bottles; food was warm, not hot; even the choice on the menu for healthier options seems to be disappearing. Like I say - overall decent experience but felt less worth the money nowadays. I've recommended this place to lots of friends who come to London so it's a shame to see it slipping.
  20. JD

    JoanneD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, food was gorgeous and staff are excellent.
  21. LC

    LisaC

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    A lovely evening. Good standard of food. A little noisy but good atmosphere...
  22. FT

    FarrahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, staff and atmosphere, made it very special for my partners 30th
  23. TP

    TrevorP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a pleasure to have at meal the Ivy - adore the Chrispy Duck and Shepherd Pie classics
  24. C

    Cioo

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Too much noise but it was a nice place.
  25. ZA

    ZarahA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was good, prices were not bad. Service could have been better
  26. AG

    AndrewG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and ambience. Great food and not rushed
  27. U

    Uggi

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice early dinner. Excellent food. A little slow looking after the wine bottle, which was too far to help ourselves. Good wine list at affordable prices. The ambience has to be seen and felt!
  28. s

    sethj

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food really isn’t very good…
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere! Staff & front of house are lovely & charged our mobiles ! Food is very good !
  30. T

    Traveler

    Caribbean

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere. Food just mediocre. Flat iron chicken and polenta extremely bland, steak very well done and chewy. Crème Brûlée for dessert was soupy. Apple tart was just ok. Service was not attentive. Had to keep asking for water, drinks, etc. Hostess staff very nice.
  31. MW

    MeganW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tea, beautiful ambiance, and, service, can't wait to go back
  32. J

    Julia1811

    Italy

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as usual… particularly good cocktails…but dark need better table lighting to see the menu
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raymond was the best waiter! He took such great care of us and treated us like family!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Service was terrible but the food was great. we would recommend it if you don’t mind waiting for your table. some of the staff were not really attentive and some other staff are really nice and friendly. We really liked your food. The food timing was fine.
  35. LB

    LisetteB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    What a beautiful building, inside and the garden. The details are perfect. Such a lovely place for an afternoon tea. The personnel however felt very unpersonal, waited 40 minutes to be seated (even though we had a reservation) and did not get a lot of attention from the staff.
  36. s

    szindyb

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I had high expectation from the place but they been overbooked and understaffed. I wayted 20 min for my table and after I was seated in a corner table with no extra chair with my other 2friends so was uncountable eating. We wayted another half hour our drinks to arrive and food was very disappointing compared to other Ivy. We had pasta but nobody cared to give is a spoon or to ask if everything is ok. Everything felt rushed and not welcoming.you couldn't see not one smile from staff only constantly checking for free tables where to add more client's. I originally requested an outdoor table and been refused on the day as it might rain but after that the tables outside been all booked out. The only fast thing at this experience was the bill and even than nobody care to ask us how was our experience. My worse experience from all the ivy branches I tried and it's a pity as it's a beautiful venue.
  37. T

    Tony

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The reception hostess was unwelcoming. We waited 20minutes for our table. We were served poorly with long absences by staff. Not once we’re any wine glasses refilled by staff. Instead I had to fetch the wine from the ice bucket and refill the glasses myself. At one stage the gap in service was so long we thought our waiter had gone off duty. The food however was good.
  38. S

    Sukhi

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was cold - had to return it no apology. No efforts made whatsoever to establish whether everything was okay. Nearly 30 mins it took to provide us with the receipt despite being asked several times - overall very very poor and a waste of hard earned money.
  39. N

    Neimad

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usually
  40. ML

    MeganL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was decent. We were seated in an awkward corner next to a dj booth looking stand despite having mentioned it was a birthday lunch. Service was very slow, and the waiters all looked pretty miserable.

FAQs

The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.2 stars by 11725 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 296 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Chelsea Garden

195, 197 King's Road, London, ENG SW3 5EQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Chelsea

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Lucan Place, Chelsea, London SW3 3DL - 7 minute walk Telephone 020 7735 7400 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Public Transit

    London Tube StationsSloane Square (14 min walk)- District - Circle,South Kensington (15 min walk)- District - Circle- Piccadilly

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0300

  • Private party facilities

    The Private Room at The Ivy Chelsea Garden seats 30 on one long table, or 24 on three round tables of 8, and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé receptions for 50 guests, 7 days a week.Decorated in a similar style to The Ivy Chelsea Garden, the walls of The Private Room are adorned with colourful vintage botanical prints and sumptuous floral artwork. The bespoke patterned white Carrara and Fior de Pesco grey marble tiled flooring, eclectic mix of vintage dining chairs upholstered with bold floral and palm printed fabric and hanging gilt leaf pendants add a touch of glamour to the room.With a selection of menus available, specially created by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, The Private Room is equally as suited to private parties and wedding celebrations as it is for corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There is a beautiful marble top private bar decorated with bevelled antique mirror panels and trimmed brass.

  • Private party contact

    Private Room: 020 3301 0300 x2

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo