This Chelsea Restaurant Has Turned Into A Delicious Gingerbread House

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There’s a distinct Hansel & Gretel vibe about The Ivy’s new look…

Building a gingerbread house may not be the best way to solve the housing crisis, but it sure looks pretty. The Chelsea Garden branch of The Ivy has had a sweet festive makeover, having been turned into a life-sized gingerbread house. Just looking at it is raising my blood sugar…The Ivy

The incredible gingerbread house has been designed by Early Hours London, who were clearly given license to run wild. The Ivy has been bedecked in snow, sweets, gingerbread men, candy canes, and sequins, giving it the look of a fairytale house on steroids. It’s an eye-popping affair, and certainly not the usual sight you’ll see on the King’s Road.

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Now I know what you’re thinking: you can walk right up, snag a gingerbread man, and be on your merry way. Actually, this is highly inadvisable, since a lot of the decorations are actually plastic, and you may find yourself biting into a bauble. Fret not though, for The Ivy will be serving rock candy, gingerbread, sweets, and candy canes to appease your sweet tooth.

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Plus, they’ve whipped up a special Christmas cocktail for the festive season, and it sounds absolutely banging. The Gingerbread Espresso Martini is just like the drink you all know and love, but finished off with a shot of gingerbread syrup. One for those with a sweet tooth, I reckon – but then again, so is the whole restaurant!

Find The Ivy Chelsea Garden at 195-197 King’s Road, SW3 5EQ. Nearest station is Sloane Square. See it on Google Maps.

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.