The Ivy Asia, Chelsea has opened its doors to the second instalment of The Ivy Asia concept in London this summer. A star-studded event was attended by numerous celebrities and food connoisseurs all entertained by musicians and dancers. Champagne and colourful cocktails were accompanied by delicious Asian treats into the late hours!
Situated on Chelsea’s prestigious King’s Road, the Asian-inspired restaurant and bar is open seven days a week, offering everything from lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Serving theatrical drinks and cocktails alongside a delicious menu of tantalising dishes, this vibrant and playful west London destination entertains, inspires and excites guests from the moment they step inside.
On arrival, diners are met by the now synonymous, luminous green onyx flooring, as well as beautiful and striking artworks, luxurious Asian fabrics, colourful wallpapers and antiques situated throughout the elegant, yet vibrant space. Alongside the main restaurant and bar, guests enjoy a sushi bar seating four guests, as well as a majestic tree designed by Tony Marklew.
The Ivy Asia, Chelsea kitchen is overseen by Head Chef Paolo Bianchi, Executive Chef Simon Gregory, and Sushi Chef Shie Noh. Dishes take inspiration from cuisines spanning the continent of Asia, and feature much loved favourites from sister restaurant The Ivy Asia, St Paul’s, as well as new dishes served exclusively in Chelsea.
Highlights include salmon sashimi with spiced yuzu and avocado salsa, roasted half aromatic crispy duck, and Hunan-spiced pork ribs with sesame and coriander. Also available are platters including: the Ming Dynasty, adorned with a fresh selection of sashimi, tuna nigiri and oscietra caviar, wagyu beef tempura with enoki mushroom, and gold and black truffle sauce, and The Bonzai, accompanied by assorted vegetable and shiso tempura, steamed yasai dumplings with spiced avocado, cucumber takuan avocado with asparagus maki roll, and truffled teriyaki with shitake and eryngii mushrooms.
Accompanying the menu is a delicious selection of cocktails, sakes, wines, Champagnes and Jing speciality Asian teas. Cocktails transport guests with a series of exciting flavours and colourful garnishes, with highlights including the Beijing Sling with Wyborowa vodka, Umeshi plum sake, jasmine, vanilla, lime, apple juice and plum bitters, and the Fair Dragon, a delicious blend of Fair Asian Kumquat Liqueur, Midori, Yuzu juice and egg white.