London comes back into bloom this May with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show taking place from 23rd-27th May 2017 at London's Royal Hospital. In celebration of the famous festival of flowers, many of London's bars and restaurants have created special Flower Show menus and cocktails. We've picked out the very best of them in this handy guide to the best bars and restaurants in London for the Chelsea Flower Show to help you plan ahead.
The Cinnamon Club Restaurant by Vivek Singh
Westminster / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
Visit the amazing Secret Spice Garden pop-up within the wonderful Vivek Singh restaurant The Cinnamon Club and be transformed into an oasis of beauty. Taking inspiration from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, this exciting experience features wild Vanda orchids and tropical palm leaves whilst glass orbs are suspended from the ceiling, filled with wild flowers. The kitchen has created an innovative five course tasting menu which incorporates edible flowers and wild spices whilst the bar will serve up a botanical inspired cocktail range. Available from Monday 22nd- Monday 28th May 2017.
Chelsea / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Tuck into a stunning Botanical Lunch Menu at Gallery Mess on the King's Road, a divine collection of dishes that pay homage to the nearby Chelsea Flower Show. Available from 22nd ? 27th May, diners can tuck into two courses for £34.50 or three for £39.50 with dishes including spring vegetable soup with nettle panna cotta, roasted corn fed chicken breast with new season peas, minted Jersey Royals and wild garlic pesto and lily of the valley and dark chocolate tart with jasmine ice cream. Simply divine!
Chelsea / Bar / Restaurant / Club / Cuisine: British
This D&D Chelsea stalwart celebrates the Chelsea Flower Show in style in 2017 as part of the group's #BlossomCity campaign and becomes Bluebird in Bloom this month. Expect to find the restaurant transformed into a floral oasis with various flower filled installations throughout whilst the specially created cocktail menu is themed on the scents of the divine Jo Loves fragrances including her signature Pomelo citrus scent and the floral No 42 The Flower Shop. Afternoon Tea at Bluebird also takes on a flowery theme with Maître Choux's limited edition violet and berry eclairs, part of the special Bluebird in Bloom Afternoon Tea.
The Pig's Ear
Chelsea / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pub
Just a stone's throw from the exhibition itself, this hugely popular Chelsea pub is the perfect choice to kick back, put your feet up and enjoy some wonderful food. In honour of the Chelsea Flower Show and Springtime, the kitchen at The Pig's Ear have created two mouth-watering dishes to sample. A risotto with asparagus, peas, mint, Cornish Brie cream and chervil and rump of lamb with fricassee of asparagus, broad beans, courgette and dauphinoise potatoes with a red wine sauce are both filled with the flavours of Spring and demonstrate the dedication to serving fresh, seasonal produce.
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
Head on over to Mayfair between the 22nd and 27th May and enjoy a lavish homage to the Chelsea Flower Show at top Indian eatery Jamavar. The specially created menu features some stunning edible flowers in dishes such as soft shell crab topped with coriander flower and wild garlic flower or a trio of kulfis with rabri, rose petal and chocolate pink peppercorn, punctuated with colourful buds of viola flowers. London's top florists McQueens of London will be creating a special installation whilst the bar has designed a Flower Show themed menu using herbs and spices from Jamavar's very own Botanical Garden.
Richmond & Kew / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British
Situated in the leafy area of Richmond, The Petersham is the perfect destination in which to celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Sit back in their beautiful garden and sip on specially created cocktails with a floral theme. Choose from Summer's Garden or Passion Fruit Bloom and indulge in summery flavours.
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
e absolutely love the Chelsea Flower Show theme created by the team at Aqua Shard this year. Talented Bar Manager Luca Missaglia has created a stunning flowery concoction called The Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail, comprising of sloe gin, crème de violette, fresh lemon juice, fresh egg white and a spray of lavender essence. Not to be outdone, Executive Chef Dale Osborne and his talented kitchen team have created a divine Chelsea Flower Show dessert with berriolett mousse, vanilla brulee, almond sponge, olive oil and violet powder. Stunning to look at and heavenly to taste, it is a beautiful work of culinary art. Aqua Shard's special Chelsea Flower Show cocktail and dessert are both available fr
Chelsea / Bar /
Found just a short walk from the Chelsea Flower Show exhibition, Barts is a gem of a cocktail bar. Award winning bar manager Vincenzo Sibilia has produced a fabulous cocktail in honour of the flower show. Named the Not Just a Flower cocktail, it is made with an herbaceous blend of No. 3 London Dry Gin, rose water, lemon juice, gomme syrup and wasabi. Barts Cuban Garden will also be open during this time, a haven of lush greenery and exotic plants. Special cocktail available from 23rd-27th May 2017.
Chelsea / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show at popular Chelsea restaurant Rabbit and enjoy their Edible Garden Menu featuring dishes such as grilled Sussex asparagus with 62-degree egg, served with toasted almonds and Allium flowers. A special floral themed cocktail will be available each day during the festival too
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