Jun 28 2016

Secret Garden at The Ivy Chelsea

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The Ivy Chelsea

Hidden behind an alluring flowery façade is an elegantly British casual dining experience. Located on Kings Road, a short walk from Sloane Square in London, The Ivy offers a relaxing break from the regular, boring restaurant experiences & offers an element of surprise & charm to dining.

With its large display windows bordered by dark green frames, tinted glass windows, fresh fragrant flower arrangements. The Ivy engages all of your senses almost instantly .

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As you enter the restaurant you are greeted by a well stocked sweeping bar wrapped snug in rustic woody dark interiors. Make sure you have a reservation in place as this place fills up quickly -weekdays & weekends alike .Do not hesitate to make a polite request at the Reservation desk if you don’t have a booking in place. As the outdoor seating area is the most sought after- you may not get it at the last minute so stay flexible.

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The restaurant, bar and café inside have an aura of approachable sophistication and familiar luxury. Outside area has an extensive garden, complete with a terrace and orangery.
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Ivy is an all weather place , Perfect to enjoy the warmth of Bonfires during winters & the freshness of  Pimms during summers.

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The Ivy has its cosy little corners to enjoy a romantic meal  & it is big enough to accommodate a large group . No matter what the mood – you are bound to find your favourite spot at The Ivy.

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Lunch time is extremely busy at The Ivy so be prepared to wait. I walked in without a reservation & was lucky enough to get a table outside. Pictures don’t do justice to the food and the overall experience I had. Make a reservation and experience dining with a difference.

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden is an amalgamation of sophisticated & casual British dining experience & serves an extensive all-day menu of fresh food and great tasting cocktails.

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Freshly baked crusted sourdough bread with salted butter

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Curious IPA beer – a great recommendation by the bar staff.

The traditional terraced area is designed beautifully to create daylight-flooded dining space.

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Thick cut chips  – Best I have ever had!

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Grilled chicken salad  Quinoa salad with avocado and kohlrabi, pomegranate, toasted pump

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Prettiest Cappucino cup !

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Warm fruited scone with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve .

Wasn’t too impressed with the clotted cream – I like the fluffy , gooey ones 🙂

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Ivy is a perfect place to celebrate life’s beautiful moments and special occasions . It truly deserves to be on top of your ‘Restaurants to visit in London ‘ list.

The Ivy Chelsea

197 King’s Road, London SW3 5ED

Phone # 020 3301 0300

 

 

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