Daphne's Chelsea Flower Show

May in Chelsea is all about the world-famous flower show. Follow the scent of blossoms and blooms on the breeze and they might lead you to Daphne’s terrace, where a flight of butterflies has alighted in a kaleidoscopic confetti of pattern and colour, bringing our genteel corner of SW3 vividly to life.

The theme of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show is Return to the Wild, a celebration of biodiversity and naturalistic plantings to entice the birds and the bees as well as the butterflies back to our gardens. As our friends and neighbours prepare for the annual floral extravaganza, Daphne’s own show-stopping display is sure to set hearts aflutter.

Watch the local passeggiata over aperitivos on the terrace – an oasis in the heart of the city, perfect for an al-fresco family lunch, lazy afternoon drinks or an intimate dinner. The decor inside is an equally inviting flight of fancy, with painterly splashes of vibrant colour expressive of Italy’s natural charm and charisma.

An ever-evolving menu of authentic Italian cooking is refreshed with lighter seasonal offerings, with dishes such as puntarella salad with salted ricotta or octopus carpaccio conjuring up sunny days on holiday shores. The wine list offers up a world of crisp whites and fruity reds from all corners of the country – Sicilia, Piemonte, Campania and Abruzzo – their names a poetic incantation.

 

For our Kaleidoscope terrace takeover, Daphne’s has partnered with Malfy Gin in a selection of limited-edition cocktails. Bursting with bittersweet Sicilian blood oranges and handpicked botanicals, Malfy adds a bright burst of Italian sunshine with each pouring – the very spirit of Daphne’s. A limited-edition dessert, petal-pretty and nectar-sweet, is also on the menu, a fitting finale to a floral-inspired fling.