5/14/2013 10:27:00 AM

5 Places to Celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show

Eating your floral arrangement is not advisable, but in honour of the Chelsea Flower Show, which runs from May 21-25, London’s restaurants are getting green-fingered with flowery special menus, dishes and promotions. Just be warned, some of these dishes are almost too pretty to eat.

Using the finest seasonal produce, the Fitzrovia Peruvian restaurant is launching a special menu, available from May 20-26, with each dish set to include a flowery twist. The three-course set menu (£60) includes everything from orange and pico-poached lobster salad with Andean cereals to steamed fillet of halibut with rhubarb, blue potatoes, aji amarillo and plenty of edible flowers. 

Launceston Place
The award-winning Kensington restaurant is serving a special spring vegetable salad for the duration of their neighbouring borough's flower show. Head chef Tim Allen's colourful dish is finished with edible pea flowers, borage and watercress flowers alongside truffle cream cheese, pickled carrots, salt baked vegetables, grain mustard and honey.

Corrigan's Mayfair
Richard Corrigan's eponymous restaurant has put together a luxurious six-course edible-flower tasting menu available from May 20-25. Wash it down with their special 'Chelsea in Bloom' floral cocktails, also available for the week.

The Orange
Dessert at this Pimlico gastropub gets the floral treatment with two delicious puddings added to the menu in time for The Chelsea Flower Show. Raspberry rose jelly with rose meringue cream and strawberry and elderflower trifle with elderflower foam sound bloomin' fantastic.

The Chelsea restaurant is offering an entire two- or three-course menu (£19.50 or £22.50) dedicated to florals that will appeal to both flower lovers and foodies. Flowery hints include fried zucchini flowers, toasted sunflower seeds, violet aubergine and for dessert, elderflower ice cream with lavender biscuits.

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