Where To Eat During Chelsea Flower Show 2024

By Ellie Smith

13 hours ago

Enjoy floral afternoon teas, botanical cocktails and more

Returning to London from 21 – 25 May 2024, Chelsea Flower Show is a feast for the eyes, with endless floral displays and garden designs to marvel at. But the annual event is also a treat for the tastebuds, as many of the local restaurants, bars and hotels get involved with the horticultural fun by adding special dishes and drinks to their menus. Whether you’re craving a bite to eat after a long day on your feet exploring the show, or just fancy some floral-inspired fare, read on for the best places to eat during Chelsea Flower Show 2024.

Chelsea Flower Show 2024: Restaurants & Bars Nearby

Food at Cadogan Arms outside

The Cadogan Arms

Located on the King’s Road, charming pub The Cadogan Arms is perfectly placed for a post-show drink. This year, the venue has partnered with Chase Distillery on a special menu, embracing Chelsea in Bloom’s Floral Feasts theme with a strawberry trifle installation, inspired by its signature dessert. Pop in for an Elderflower Gin Fizz and special dishes of gin cured salmon, roast chicken caesar, and raspberry gin trifle.

298 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UG, thecadoganarms.london

Food at Colbert


Sloane Square stalwart Colbert is celebrating Chelsea Flower Show with a limited edition cocktail menu inspired by Marie Antoinette, and the extravagant French gardens of Versailles. Designed in collaboration with aperitif brand Lillet, the offering will include summery drinks like the Grapefruit Spritz, made with Lillet Rosé and gin, and Le Peche, a mix of Lillet Blanc, RinQuinQuin, crémant and tonic water. Enjoy alongside Parisian-inspired dishes including croque monsieur, escargots à la bourguignonne, and steak tartare.

50-52 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AX, colbertrestaurant.com

Afternoon tea at Number Sixteen

Number Sixteen

The leafy garden nestled within Kensington hotel Number Sixteen is something of a hidden gem – and it’s the perfect place to eat during Chelsea Flower Show. Try the special afternoon tea, which is all about edible flowers. Begin with savoury snacks such as ricotta and courgette flower vol au vent, and roast beef finger sandwiches, followed by sweet treats including a dark chocolate and rose delice, and a viola macaron. Alternatively, book into the floral-inspired dinner, where executive chef Joe Fox will be hosting a demonstration, showing guests how to make dishes like floral vinegar and Nasturtium pesto.

Afternoon tea available 20 – 26 May 2024, dinner is on 23 May at 6pm. 16 Sumner Pl, South Kensington, London SW7 3EG, firmdalehotels.com

Stanley's Chelsea


With its olive-tree bedecked courtyard inspired by a quintessential English garden, Stanley’s is an idyllic setting for a spring lunch. Head there to enjoy fresh seasonal dishes from young chef Olivia Burt, who previously worked at Claridge’s and appeared on Masterchef: The Professionals. Current highlights on the menu include burrata with courgette and mint, cauliflower with almond romesco and chicory, and spatchcock poussin with capers. Enjoy alongside the restaurant’s signature cocktail: the Stanley’s Elderflower Collins.

151 Sydney St, London SW3 6NT, stanleyschelsea.co.uk

Interiors of Ixchel restaurant


Use the flower show as an excuse to visit one of the buzziest new openings in Chelsea, Ixchel. The Mexican-inspired restaurant has been a big hit since landing on the King’s Road earlier this year, focusing on twists of traditional plates of ceviche, tacos and tostadas. It’s also home to one of the largest agave-based liquor collections in Europe, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to post-show cocktails.

33H King’s Rd, London SW3 4LX, ixchellondon.com

The Dorchester

The Dorchester

Afternoon tea at The Dorchester is always a treat, but the offering is looking extra special this May. Available to enjoy at Chelsea Flower Show itself, as well as at the hotel, the themed tea will include an impressive selection of seasonal finger sandwiches and summer pastries – think strawberry roulade, pistachio choux, blueberry and blackcurrant tart. A vegan offering will also be on offer – plus a selection of teas and champagne.

Available at Chelsea Flower Show from 21 – 25 May 2024 and at The Dorchester from 20 May 2024. dorchestercollection.com

...At Sloane

…At Sloane

A fairly new addition to Chelsea’s hotel scene, …At Sloane is a sight to behold, housed within a Victorian townhouse and featuring an opulent English-French design helmed by François-Joseph Graf. But it’s set to look even prettier this May, with a floral-inspired facade from London florist Wild At Heart, titled ‘Ma Cerise’ (‘my cherry’ in French). The design will feature blends of velvet carnations, arranged to create an image of cherries – a symbol of love. After soaking up the installation, pop inside for a bite to eat at the rooftop restaurant, a light-filled space overlooking the streets of Chelsea.

1 Sloane Gardens, London SW1W 8EA, atsloane.com

The Ivy Chelsea Gardens

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

With its flower-festooned facade and glorious outdoor area, The Ivy Chelsea Garden fits in perfectly with the flower show aesthetic. It always pulls out all the stops for its themed installation, as well as special dishes and cocktails, which sit alongside signatures like the shepherd’s pie.

195 197 King’s Rd, London SW3 5EQ, ivycollection.com

The Surprise, Chelsea

The Surprise

With its peach walls, grand fireplaces and chintzy wallpaper, The Surprise is now a strong contender for the most chic pub in Chelsea. And this week, it’s set to look even better thanks to a floral installation from Sarah Styles. Visit to soak up its lively atmosphere and enjoy a special menu featuring dishes like garden salad with viola flowers, half baked Cornish lobster, and English strawberry parfait.

6 Christchurch Terrace, London SW3 4AJ, thesurprise-chelsea.co.uk

Rabbit, Chelsea


With its ‘local and wild’ ethos, the Gladwin Brothers’ Chelsea outpost is all about foraged food and seasonality. At the moment, the menu includes dishes like Hampshire asparagus with saffron emulsion, burrata with pesto and crispbread, and chargrilled cuttlefish with lemon garlic butter sauce – best enjoyed alongside a glass of the brothers’ own wine from the Nutbourne vineyard in Sussex. Rabbit usually pulls out all the stops on a floral-inspired facade too.

172 King’s Rd, London SW3 4UP, rabbit-restaurant.com