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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PU
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute booking but we were well looked after. Bit loud when we first arrived but went from loud DJ to soft background music.

My favourite Ivy garden is Canary Wharf, this one and blackheath come a close second.

Great food and good service. Would deffo go again

OB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The Ivy in Brighton is the one we usually go for to and we were pleased that wine, food and service was very consistent in this brunch. Really enjoyed our lunch. Having DJ also helped with noice levels as the restaurant was very busy, but we couldn’t really hear conversations around us, which was nice.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Christmas meal with old friends

F
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good experience at The Ivy chain. Took my friend for the first time and he was very impressed. Lovely food and good size portions, definitely value for money!

LG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place in the city, would highly recommend.

RH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I booked this table 2 months in advance. I asked for a nice table as it was a friends birthday. We got put in the furthest table away in the restaurant which was cold and lacked any atmosphere. We asked to moved to another table which they promptly did. I would understand if we go that table it we booked last minute. It was disappointing. Food and service was nice.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect setting with even better food. I have been a number of times and it never fails me. i would recommend the fish and chips

S
London
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant place for a city lunch, although rather noisy when full

S
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, always a real buzz. A little pricier than most but you are paying for impeccable service. Thanks for having us!

LT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a welcoming place to be and obviously very busy with Christmas bookings. Lunch not quite as spectacular as on the previous occasion but still very good. Charming hosts as always.

E
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes great food and brilliant service! Quite loud but it added to create more of an atmosphere.

GG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Wasn’t the best service. Rather slow and not particularly on the money in terms of attention.

JG
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely visit as per usual. Quite pricey starters and mains but a good selection of food. Service good but a busy Tuesday lunch time meant that we often had to signal for assistance instead of it coming automatically to us. Repeatedly had to ask for drinks top ups, and I sat with an empty wine glass for a full 20 mins before summoning someone for a refill. Normally one would be offered another glass when service staff can see that it's empty. Goodness knows what it must be like at Friday lunchtime. Criticisms are a niggle however, and overall an excellent lunch.

k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service isn't what it was when it first opened - rapidly declining. Front of house do not ask to take your coat, we ordered extra drinks in two occasions - one coffee took 25 minutes and then they tried to serve us it twice. Other drinks took 20 minutes. Not acceptable for a breakfast meeting with clients.

L
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, excellent service, good value for money & lively atmosphere

C
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful as always! Fab food and great service!

OL
London
54 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great brunch, perfect eggs benedicts, great services, nothing to fault!

U
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent atmosphere! A smile from waitresses doesn't cost much 🙂

C
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took my Mum on Saturday night having never been before and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. From the Candy Floss Fizz cocktail at the start, the roast fillet of salmon that was baked to perfection for main to the house champagne, everything was delicious. Finally the icing on the cake was the dessert - malted banana ice cream, chocolate brownie, caramelised banana, candied pecans and cocoa nib tuile - the best dessert either of us have ever tasted.

In general the service was impeccable, particularly the ladies on the door as we left.

The only thing I would highlight would be that there was a DJ playing the night we were there and the music was possibly a little too loud to be able to hold a conversation without shouting slightly so if you were after somewhere for a romantic meal this wouldn't be the place! Having said that, we weren't and the choice of music was very good.

Will definitely be back.

KW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Saturday evening dining here. The actual restaurant is stunning. The service was brilliant. The food was all delicious. I will definitely be returning.

EW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The staff were attentive, always on hand to top up drinks. Were happy to accommodate a very fussy teenager.
The food was good quality and delicious. I would prefer the mains to come with at least one side included.

SM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second time visiting and this time had the champagne afternoon tea and it was spectacular, more than enough food we had left overs so overall i feel great price for what you get and for the area and place you are! will be back!!

DI
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Four family members were at The Ivy City Garden for a special family anniversary, and the service from our lovely waitress was outstanding ; prompt, on the ball, sharing jokes, and sharing in the occasion. Food was good, and the restaurant was buzzing and good humoured. Unfortunately the music was MUCH too loud, so we had to almost shout at each other if speaking across the table. This was quite exhausting and I won't visit again for this reason.

G
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue tucked away near Liverpool Street. Good service, delicious food and nice ambience, although music just a smidge on the loud side. Otherwise would not hesitate to recommend or book again

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was not as good as previous visits .
The foot was lukewarm and the chicken dishes were dry , the service was good and the ambiance was as good

s
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

the whole experience was nice but not amazing. three of us has fish and chips and the batter was soggy which was a shame. the chips were really nice though . wouldnt rush back

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I found the shepherds pie a bit disappointing. It did not look particularly enticing. It looked rather small and as a woman it was fine and it was tasty but I know my boyfriend would have found it too small as he has a big appetite. The ambience and service was good and I would return but would advise friends not to have the shepherds pie!!

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely going back again and hopefully we get a great table. It was our anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
It is a bit noisy and crazy busy but the food is worth it.

A
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really nice however the tables of two are so close together that you are basically sitting with another couple.

LJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here, it’s my favourite. It has a great vibe and the food is excellent. I will be back.

C
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I have to say i was very excited to try Ivy City with its Glitzy Bar, Buzzy atmosphere, great cocktail and food menu BUT when we sat down for food... the food arrived at best was average and lukewarm.
The service was dreadful, paid over £100 service charge asked the waiter to take glasses off the table we had to pour our own water and had to keep asking for a wine refill. Not what you would expect for a high end establishment. Even when a waiter split water over the table and myself his comments were its only water... Shocking response!
The Ivy City will dilute a great established brand at best its inline with Jamie's Italian and we know what happened there....
A real shame but the management really need to invest that service charge into their staff for more professional waiters and not the fast food servers we had.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The arrival greeting is still brilliant. Was shown to the bar to wait for our table but where we sat the roof was leaking!

The food is okay. The starters good and the cocktails but the options and food is dare I say I little old these days. Portion size for me as a vegan was also small. I had to make myself something when I got home. That was after 3 courses.

The one big thing for me is the noise levels. We really couldn’t have a chat due to the ambient noise. Really loud.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, amazing food and excellent staff. Very highly recommended!

S
London
43 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like this place, particularly the garden area. The food is overall prepared and cooked nicely, lots of crowd pleasers; fish and chips, shepherds pie and plenty of fish and steaks. Superb value at around £320 for four of us including drinks and service charge. I always dock a point for screaming babies in a restaurant such as this but unfortunately the poor little mite has no choice that it’s oh so liberal parents make that kind of crass decision.. whatever next, maybe we’ll be able to bring our pets soon as well..

ZE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great place for lunch in the City. Good food, good service, nice-looking restaurant.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is pretty average but it’s a convenient place to meet

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second visit and it didn't disappoint - cocktails and food were just lovely. Great atmosphere and the staff are attentive and well mannered. Would recommend

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, but our waiter was inexperienced. Did not know how to pour champagne properly. Generally less competent than I would normally expect at the Ivy

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My second visit in two weeks and again service and food were very good. We had a table on the edge of the main restaurant and the "garden area" which was great.

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food