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Richard Caring doesn’t do things by half. Not content with moving his burgeoning Ivy brand to the King’s Road, he has duly bagged one of the best sites around, taking over a vast Edwardian building near the fire station. Caring’s eye for opulence has given the cavernous space real character, from the stately, panelled front room to the verdant Orangery and an “amazing”’ manicured garden that’s perfect for “lazing on a sunny afternoon”. The kitchen delivers “great” renditions of the Ivy’s trademark “cosy but sophisticated classics”: a Brit take on carpaccio charged with horseradish and mustard cream; crispy duck salad with five-spice dressing; the iconic shepherd’s pie loaded with slow-cooked lamb shoulder, plus desserts such as blackberry sundae. Juices and healthier salads please Chelsea’s fashionistas, breakfast brings in the early birds, and the set menu is “surprisingly economical”. We’re pleased that service seems to have smoothed out after a few early blips.

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

197 King's Road ,London SW3 5ED

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The service is the only thing that lets it down

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Aug 2017

The food is fantastic the restaurant is exquisite, however the service lets it down. When I arrived for my booking - I was told my table was not ready, I was asked to sit at the bar where there were no seats. I stood being asked to move by staff every time a tray of drinks passed. I ended up standing outside until my table was ready. Once seated the waiter was polite and took me and my guests order. The drinks were delayed, but we had water to tide us over so this was fine, however he forgot...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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Awful Service

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May 2017

Having waited 45 mins for our first drink (we had to ask 4 times) we were told to hurry up with our food orders as we were only allowed to keep the table for 2 hrs. As we didn't sit down till 20.30, I politely enquired if the table was booked after us. The same, very rude, waiter told us it didn't matter and again, to hurry up. So disappointed, as the setting is lovely - especially the garden. Food average, nothing a decent cook couldn't replicate at home, but nice enough. After a few...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Fantastic lunch at The Ivy Garden

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Sep 2016

We went to the Ivy Garden as an early birthday treat for my sister. We were greeted by very friendly and welcoming staff, our waiter was lovely, greeting us and then allowing us time to choose what we would like to order with out ever going to far if we were ready early. We ordered from the weekend brunch menu, ordering the Eggs Royale (£9.50) and the Avocado and spinach Benedict (£8.25), both were lovely, very tasty! We also felt it was reasonable considering the quality and the...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Saturday Breakfast

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Nov 2015

Lovely interiors, great atmosphere, very tasty food, surprisingly overpriced drinks, including £3.75 for a cup of tea, and incredibly inept, rude staff. From bringing the wrong drinks to bringing no drinks, to disappearing completely when you needed them most, the staff here almost ruined what was otherwise a lovely experience.

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 5

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Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon

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Aug 2015

My wife and I were excited when friends invited us to try the Ivy Chelsea Garden, especially as I'd only recently been to the newly re-opened Ivy 'original' and even very impressed. I understand that tables are hard to come by but our friends are in the public eye so that wasn't a problem and we were lucky with the weather. We arrived at 12.30 and didn't leave until gone 5pm. The sun shone all day and we had a prime table so our experience would surely be a good one...and it...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Summer in the city

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Jul 2015

Editor's pick The Ivy has long been on my list of places to go, but the formula 1 pace of new exciting restaurants in London have thwarted me. The Ivy has had a glamorous make over and opened 2 new branches, one in well-heeled Chelsea and another in Covent Garden. I happened to be having a day in the sales at Harvey Nics and booked The Ivy Chelsea Garden, for a rather convenient indulgent lunch with the girls in London's heatwave. The draw here is the Orangery , which is a mix of English country garden/ Miami...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 6

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Service Charge AND Gratuity

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Jun 2015

I don't normally write reviews but I am incensed enough to write about a brunch boking we made for this restaurant on Sunday. Having booked brunch, I was disappointed to be told that they were only serving breakfasts. They were very unsympathetic that I'd booked a brunch and expected a brunch menu. To make matters worse, the menu stated that there would be a 12.5% service charge, Fair enough, that isn't unusual and it was duly added to my bill. What annoyed me was that I was presented...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 3

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  • Address: 197 King's Road, London SW3 5ED
  • Telephone: 020 3301 0300
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  • Opening Times: Mon–Sat 8am–11pm (Fri-Sat –11.30pm) Sun 9am–10.30pm

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