The world renowned, ridiculously pretty, Chelsea Flower Show is upon us again, marking the 103rd year it’s been run in the trendy post code. Captivating colours and sweet scents consume the grounds and Chelsea itself turns into one of the happiest places in London.
While the abundant display of tulips and peonies is completely mesmerizing, so too is the combination of cucumber, elderflower and gin. So if you’ve decided to take a backseat on flower gazing over the bodies of a hundred others, head to one of these equally alluring establishments nearby…
The Botanist, Sloane Square
Forget Aperol, it’s all about the Botanist Floral Spritz this week. A cocktail made with BLOOM Gin and topped with a pretty little edible flower #fancy. If that doesn’t make your petals fall, they also have the Chelsea de Janeiro for a limited time, featuring a blend of BLOOM Gin, kiwi, hibiscus and grapefruit greatness. You won’t regret either, trust us (as London Bar Recruitment experts, we know a good drink when we taste one). Take the opportunity to chat up the well-dressed bar staff and knock back a few floral delights.
The Ivy, Chelsea
The Ivy Chelsea Garden needs little introduction and even less words of enticement. It’s beautiful, it’s enchanting and it’s currently adorned in flowers. If you can manage to get yourself a table then take it. Order a few rounds of the truffle arancini and a Lavender Lady, then never leave… ever.
The guys at Tom’s Kitchen are jumping on the flower power train and decking the halls with boughs of blooms to celebrate the famed event. In addition to beautiful surrounds, Tom has also drawn inspiration from the horticultural displays to create a special (deliciously pretty) menu for the week. Sweetened Ricotta with elderflower & rose poached rhubarb anyone?
I mean let’s face it, it’s a given. That massive front terrace will be forever imprinted on your memory of King’s Road. Tastefully elegant and always cool, it’s a great place to plant (excuse the pun) yourself for the notorious horticulture celebration.
The Phene is always a top option for a Pimm’s under the sun. With a great outdoor terrace and a classically cool interior, you really can’t go wrong. There’s good food, plenty to drink and the opportunity to tan those arms if you’re lucky enough to get a spot outside.
Gallery Mess Restaurant at Saatchi Gallery
The Rhubarb team at Gallery Mess have created a special Chelsea in Bloom menu for the event, featuring dishes like charred mackerel with a fennel slaw, nasturtiums & grapefruit. Coming in hot with 3 courses and a glass of wine / cocktail for a modest £29.50 and 2 for £24.50. Winning!
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