“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little more,” said the Grinch. And, at The Ivy Chelsea Garden this winter, that little more is good times with family and friends, celebrating the green fella himself.
Alongside its modern British menu, splendid interiors, a garden terrace and an orangery, The Ivy Chelsea Garden is known for its bold and beautiful installations throughout the seasons. We’ve seen wildflowers, we’ve seen Santa’s Grotto, we’ve seen a gingerbread house. Now, the restaurant’s winter installation is back, and the theme this year is Miracle on Mount Crumpit, inspired by Christmas classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
While Dr Seuss’ original tale has captured the hearts of many for decades, you’re probably more than a little interested to find out how the Grinch is currently stealing this decedent Kings Road eatery. Well, let’s start with the restaurant’s impressive façade, covered with sparkling baubles, a Christmas tree, Whoville-style houses, and of course, the Grinch climbing down Mount Crumpit. It is show-stopping – quite literally, as you’ll see most passers-by grind to a halt to snap a pic.
Inside the building, their already glittering interiors have had a little sprinkle of Christmas magic too, with festive wreathes and Whoville centre pieces. And that’s not all. Desserts and limited edition cocktails, created in partnership with Veuve Clicquot, will satisfy even the Grinchiest of visitors. We’re talking warm mini mince pies, served with hazelnut and brandy cream; an Ivy Chelsea Garden Christmas pudding; or a mix of brandy ice cream, with white chocolate, gingerbread, and topped with cream.
If that wasn’t enough to satiate your sweet tooth, the Who Martini most certainly will. Boasting Belvedere vodka, white chocolate liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, pistachio syrup, and drizzled in chocolate and cream, it is a real treat. Other cocktails include Grinch Jooose, a special hot chocolate, and the non-alcoholic Cindy-Lou Who.
Sorry Mr Grinch, there’s nothing to hate, double hate, or loathe entirely here. Check out The Ivy Chelsea Garden winter installation between November 17–January 6.
Find The Ivy Chelsea Garden at 195-197 King’s Road, SW3 5EQ. Nearest station is Sloane Square.