The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Brunch is hands down my favourite weekend activity.  There has been a real buzz around a new restaurant that has opened up on The Kings Road, and so my housemates and I thought it was about time that we checked it out.  The Ivy Chelsea Garden is pretty much fully booked up 2 months in advance, but we just about managed to get an early Saturday morning table.

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Inside was extremely decadent.  We were led past the glamorous bar….

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and to our beautifully botanical table!

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The attention to detail in the decoration was incredible, and it really did have a quite magical feel to it.  The lighting in there was lovely, and it felt like a very calming place to sit and enjoy. We were rather pleased with our comfy booth next to the window!

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Even the menu was garden themed…

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Our drinks arrived, and it quickly became clear that Eddy had made the winning choice with her white hot chocolate…

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Although Paul was pretty happy with his Americano.

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The brunch menu had everything you could possibly wish for, from pancakes to a full english.  We were all craving savoury though, and could not have been happier with our choices.

I went for the The Garden Breakfast. I’m not vegetarian but it just sounded delicious and had some of my favourite things in it- avocado, grilled halloumi, hollandaise, and mushrooms.  Needless to say I was very pleased with my choice when it arrived.

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Eddy went for the Eggs Royale…

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And Paul went for the Full English…

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All three of us tried to make it last as long as possible, and each declared that our own dish was the best.

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I’m still convinced that mine was the winner! It was all so tasty and beautifully cooked- one of the best breakfasts I have ever had.  The potato and kale hash was a real treat, and it all tasted lovely and light. Anyone that can make halloumi taste non- squeaky is a pro in my eyes!

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Once we had finished, it had just about got warm enough outside for the waiter to fling open the folding doors.

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Outside was the real hidden gem- a beautiful walled garden with tables and outdoor fireplaces and a water feature. Not something you often come across in London!

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I can’t wait to come back again in the evening and sit outside on a warm summer night.  They even have lovely striped blankets for you to keep warm in.

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The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the surroundings were just beautiful.  It was the perfect way to kick-start the weekend, and I will most certainly be back!

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