The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. The upcoming event is going to begin on Tuesday, 23 May and end on Saturday, 27 May. Deemed the world’s most prestigious flower show that inspired millions, showcasing the best in garden design, the restaurants nearby also offer floral delicacies you must try whilst visiting. Join us in our restaurant roundup to try exquisite floral-inspired cuisines that not only taste sublime, but are also garden show worthy presenting the most stunning plate arrangements and offering perfect treats to celebrate the event.
THE FRENCH TARTE, SURBITON
The French Tarte specialises in stunning French patisserie and their Chelsea Flower Show offering is nothing short of spectacular! Available for just £3.50, the skilled pastry team have created a carrot cake with a difference. Baked in a terracotta flower pot and topped with edible soil, the sweet treat is served with a smooth rocher of ice cream and a smattering of leaves, it’s a real celebration of the garden. Open daily. www.thefrenchtarte.co.uk
THAI SQUARE, FULHAM
A mere hop, skip and a jump from the Flower Show, authentic Thai restaurant group Thai Square has created a beautiful floral cocktail at their Fulham branch for just £8.95. The colourful concoction, aptly named the ‘Fulham Broadway’, will be served from Tuesday 23 – Thursday 27 May. Combining Midori with coconut liqueur, blue curacao and pineapple juice for a truly tropical taste, it makes an ideal pairing for a spicy Thai green curry or pad Thai. https://thaisq.com
DICIANNOVE ITALIAN RESTAURANT, THE CITY
Available from Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th May, Diciannove Italian Restaurant, the AA Rosette award-winning restaurant within Crowne Plaza, has created a special Chelsea Flower Show three-course set menu. With pasta made fresh daily, head chef Alessandro Bay will be serving up a salad of smoked salmon, crisp leaves, black olives and a selection of beautiful edible flowers to start, £8.50 each; followed by fresh conchiglie pasta paired with crispy pancetta, British asparagus and peppery borage flowers for main, just £10.50/£15.50. To finish a strawberry and chantilly cream millefeuille with flowers for £7 is a true celebration of British summer. www.diciannove19.com
Located right in the heart of bustling Soho on Shaftsbury Avenue, Indian street food café Hankies is serving up a refreshing cocktail to mark Chelsea Flower Show! The Green Garden (£9) is the perfect antidote to the spicy chutneys and achars served in Hankies, all mopped up with their legendary roomali roti. The Green Garden combines Hendricks gin with zingy ginger syrup, fresh cucumber, mint leaves and lemon thyme – delicious!
Served from Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 May hankies.cafe