The Ivy City Garden

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Located in the historic Bishopsgate Gardens – one of the City’s few garden squares – and next-door to the famous St. Botolph church, The Ivy City Garden brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy, West Street to the City of London.

The Ivy Collection’s first site in the City of London features an all-day-dining menu, private dining room, and hidden garden offering a tranquil al fresco escape from the hustle and bustle of the Square Mile. The restaurant boasts a summer water fountain, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows opening onto a hidden garden with its own bar. The Ivy City Garden’s outdoor space has a retractable roof, allowing diners to enjoy the garden all year-round.

Guests are also be able to enjoy our resident DJ; hitting the decks Friday from 6pm to close, all day Saturday and Sunday brunch.
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EZ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the most fabulous lunch with a girlfriend here yesterday - our food was delicious and true to The Ivy's always consistent form. I was delighted by my vegetarian selection. It was the fabulous service and lovely ambience that really made our day, though. Even though The Ivy City Garden is big, the way it's laid out makes it feel very cosy and from the moment we walked in the door until the moment we left - we found everyone to be very friendly and welcoming. My girlfriend had never been before and loved it so much, she's booked a table for lunch with another friend this Friday!

D
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food although very limited vegetarian options (other than ordering sides). Fabulous cocktails. Good atmosphere and setting.

II
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice and friendly staff, great food, amazing garden.
There was a DJ, the music was up to the right level - you have a nice chat and still can hear it in the back ground.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrating Wedding Anniversary.

PH
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great except they were so rushed to get our lunch out COD & Chips. That when it arrived we had to ask for some Tartare sauce and some vinegar only to find out that it should of been served with our lunch! A small indiscretion but nothing I would not return for or recommend you to a friend

J
London
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good overall breakfast. Had the eggs Benedict which was tasty and a good sauce, runny eggs. One coffee was ok and the other was extra hot like I’d asked.
Would go back but seemed to lack the personal service you might expect.

d
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great and to the Ivy standard, however the only thing I noticed and it really bothers me lately is that the waiters keep pressing you to order different things. I get it everyone has to make their sales target however the management should revise this. If the ivy wants to be a fancy place for dinner, it can’t have waiters pressing and squeezing you out of cash for drinks, extra food and desserts like you’re at prezzo

MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My triple cooked chips were quadrupled! A small bottle of coke with a big price. Apart from that the food was good and the service was excellent. Have been several times before and have always enjoyed it. Wasn't the best this time, but would definitely go back.

CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very busy breakfast service led to poor service.... Never received my change so gave up and left! It was a special occasion and I had informed the restaurant but it didn't feel special at all

CS
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant evening celebrating a birthday here. The service was superb, as was the food. Great ambience and I particularly loved the candy floss cocktail. Cannot wait to go back!

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely lunch with my friend, salted caramel espresso martinis were fabulous! The food was great, good portions and the apple Tarte fine was fantastic! This was my second visit, my friend was suitably impressed and we will be back again soon!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Wasn’t busy at the time but had to ask somebody for the bill from staff just talking shame

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total experience from the staff / service to the food was so so good

L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great serviced received from the whole team at the restaurant but exceptional service received from Phillipo. Thanks,

G
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing time. We were celebrating my birthday the service was amazing as the food was. Definitely will be returning very soon. Our waiter was so helpful and a really nice man he definitely needs a praise for this. He made our experience so enjoyable.

RV
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely evening, only down side would be tables were slightly too close to eachother.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. The venue is absolutely lovely

a
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time to this Ivy and once again excellent service, especially from one of the managers who recommemnded a dish that wasnt on the menu, and an excellent choice it was, very attentive to mu daughters as my guests and all over superb service and food once again

AO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I had a lovely meal here with my family on Saturday. Food was amazing, music perfect vibe and volume. Whole atmosphere was lovely!
My only reservation was the slow service, each time we ordered drinks they would take at least 10 minutes and occasionally more to the point we started trying to order a drink before our current was finished - small point but could so easily be resolved to a perfect experience.

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This visit was for 2 birthday celebrations with a table for 5 people. Lovely venue, buzzy and friendly (DJ could take the noise level down a fraction as we all said it became an annoying thumping background). However, food was great, service excellent and good value for money. Would definitely like to go again.

GB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Saturday, had a great table, food was delicious. Loved the cocktails. Great for a Saturday brunch. Recommed The Ivy Burger and the half a chicken.

VG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere. We loved it for a girlie Saturday brunch, will definitely be back. Would recommend the fairy floss fizz cocktail!

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reservation for 11 on a Saturday so the restaurant was understandably quite quiet. Service and food was excellent x

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was incredible and the ambience was spectacular!

B
London
23 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dinner for two at one of my favourite places in the City. From a warm welcome to being shown to a great table for two (despite my having originally booked for four - no problem with the change) and then attentive but unobtrusive service followed. Food was fabulous - seafood cocktail and sole goujons for Mrs S and lobster risotto (melt in the mouth!) and the wonderful Ivy fishcake with salmon and haddock for me. A shared creme brûlée was the perfect finish and all washed down with cocktails and a lively white wine! Just the best evening.

VD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a really enjoyable lunch, good food and good service. It felt very special

NP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, very good service, in an unusual setting. Would definitely go again

EP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good breakfast at The Ivy City Garden - I just would like a bigger pot of tea!
(Though, I think we got the second round on the house...)

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Toast not offered with salmon and eggs and when requested, came late and cold. No milk with tea. Couldn't get hold of staff. Friend taken to wrong take with waitress insisting it was the right table (friend could see me at another). Compared to last time when the staff were so professional, this seemed very sloppy

NP
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Been here a few times - fantastic menu, lots of choice, lovely decor and atmosphere and great service.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Menu was okay but the food was delicious. Service was very good. The noise level however was very high and slightly spoilt the experience.

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and excellent food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A very nice spot to pass a good night with friends. The food wasn’t bad nor good. It was just ok. Very tasteful the desserts. Service was average, definitely not one of the best I’ve experienced. However, the prince was a little too high. 90 pounds for two mains and two desserts doesn’t feel right. 10 pounds as service fee and 5 pounds for each bottle of water. Wasn’t worth the price

DH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely welcome on arrival, quickly shown to table which weren't too close together. Friendly efficient waiting staff quickly delivered requested cocktails. Lovely ambience, live DJ great choice of music (7:30 Saturday). Both opted for fish mains, great portion sizes, fabulous flavours, good choice of side dishes accompanied by nice wine. Great experience will definitely return.

JL
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, one of my favourites! The standard is always impeccable.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely. Slight problem with my fish but was corrected straight away.

Excellent service excellent staff excellent atmosphere

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family celebration (birthday). Superb.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated my wife to a birthday lunch and to say we had a perfect experience is an understatement. The venue was amazing and the staff were faultless, and even noticed my wife’s “birthday girl’ badge and brought a yummy celebratory (and complimentary!) dessert! Made her feel very special. First class, and will be back very soon!

s
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Overall was ok, however you feel extremely rushed and pushed out of the door. I would not go here again. Have spent over £150 for dinner and drinks you would appear a bit longer than 50 minutes of dining.
Even having ask the wait r to hold off on your main which we couldn’t not enjoy because still full from the starter.

HA
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely service, food and night overall although towards the end we felt a bit pressured to finish our food so the table could be freed for another booking.

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