Kings Road restaurant Rabbit is pulling out all the stops in honour of the Chelsea Flower Show with a five-course menu inspired by the Chelsea in Bloom theme, and in particular Ridley Scott’s A Good Year. Accompanied by a bespoke floral installation by Amanda Austin, the menu starts with a special Pink Floyd cocktail (so-named for the rose petals muddled within), followed by special seasonal dishes including tempura courgette flower with goat’s cheese mousse, seabream tartare, pork tenderloin, and smoked mackerel cornetto.
The Ivy Chelsea Garden fits in perfectly with the flower show aesthetic. It always pulls out all the stops for its themed installation: this year’s theme is ‘Wisteria Wonderland’, with a beautiful installation featuring woodland creatures and seasonal flowers. Inside you’ll be able to enjoy summer cocktails made in collaboration with Lillet, plus a limited-edition dessert.
This year, the iconic Daphne’s restaurant - which has long been a neighbourhood favourite - is being transformed into an Italian countryside setting with the conservatory featuring baroque statues, lush greenery and a tapestry of jasmine flowers. There's also special dishes on the menu alongside a Italian-inspired cocktail menu running in partnership with Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto.
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea has launched a new sharing menu. The nine-dish feast includes a rose petal martini on arrival, followed by a range of delicately spiced dishes such as samosa chaat with spiced yoghurt and tamarind chutney, Keralan shrimp curry and kasundi tandoori salmon with curried yoghurt. This Chelsea Flower Show menu is available for a minimum of two people at £45.00 per person.
Skye Gyngell’s storied Somerset House restaurant Spring will also be found within the confines of the Chelsea Flower Show this year with a special pop-up restaurant. The upscale eatery offers a limited-edition menu of fresh, locally-sourced and responsibly-grown dishes embued with a farm-to-table ethos. Available to book as part of a hospitality package, the restaurant is offering everything from light breakfasts and set-lunch menus to champagne, cocktails and foraging experiences.
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