I love the look and feel of The Ivy restaurants; the gold trimmings, the traditional bottle green and the plush chairs, it’s everything you imagine a traditional London restaurant to be. With Easter coming up the front entrance of The Ivy Chelsea Garden had been beautifully decorated with bright flowers and baubles. The effect was fantastic, easily making it the best entrance of the King’s Road. Inside, the girls on the front desk, dressed in identical outfits, took a little too long to seat us, but to be fair on them, there did seems to be a lot of people to seat. It was Wednesday evening and it was fully booked.
The menu at The Ivy Chelsea Market is traditional English, with a slightly modern twist. Given the beautiful and luxurious décor the prices aren’t as high as you would expect. My cottage pie was only £13.50. The freshly made warm sourdough bread and yummy truffle rice balls to start were delicious and combined with a nice Malbec it was a perfect Wednesday evening meal.
I can’t recommend The Ivy Chelsea Garden enough. Although on two years old, it feels like it’s been there forever and is already a must-visit destination on the King’s Road. It’s everything I’d want London to be. I just did they did a bottomless deal so I could add it to my guide!