If you don't fancy a day looking at flowers, have you considered eating them? Don't take fork to the Chelsea Flower show – just book a table at one of these London eateries where petals are on the menu in May.
Cinnamon Club – The Garden Menu returns, full of delicious dishes like crisp zucchini flowers with tamarind vegetables; asparagus with chive flower kebab; and elderflower and anise sorbet.
The Ritz – The ‘Flower Menu’ will include stuffed courgette flowers with prawns and jasmine jus; terrine of goose liver with viola and pansies; and decadent desserts infused with hibiscus, rose and jasmine.
St Pancras Grand – Feast on dishes like potted salmon with borage flowers and roast lamb with wine and lavender jus from a three-course set menu (£35 including Champagne), or treat someone to a floral afternoon tea for £25, including a glass of Laurent Perrier Rosé.
Avenue – Try seasonal floral dishes like early summer vegetables with garden flowers and pea risotto with flowering wild herbs.
Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor – Treat someone special to afternoon tea at the elegant Fifth Floor Restaurant. The fragrant lavender cupcakes, rose petal and vanilla tea, and hibiscus financiers are a great way to refuel after a day of shopping. There are botanical cocktails too.
The Restaurant – A perfect treat for the lady in your life: a full floral afternoon tea overlooking Chelsea Harbour. Sandwiches will include ham glazed with lavender honey and the sweet treats range from violet and vanilla éclairs to rose and Champagne jelly.
If you don't fancy a plateful of pansies, check out our top diner rated restaurants in Chelsea – perfect for pre or post-Flower Show dining.