The Ivy City Garden

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3280 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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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RS123
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good as usual - no real complaint there. But the service was VERY bad...to the point where im unlikely to revisit any branch of the Ivy. Why were all the staff so moody and unhelpful? Not welcoming at all.

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Gabi
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, great service and pleasant atmosphere.

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OlgaP
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very relaxing atmosphere and beautiful interior design

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StephenF
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a lovely restaurant amongst some greenery in the City, just around the corner Liverpool Street station.
My tip would be to make sure you ask the waiter to space your meal out. We found as we took our last mouthful of starter our main courses were being placed in front of us.
Overall, lovely way to spend an afternoon ;-)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience all around!

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heidik
London
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We do like it here . We had a table booked for 8.30..they sat us at 8.45 leaving us with just an hour..While eating our meal they asked for dessert choice then while eating dessert asked us to pay the bill. Then told us we had to leave asap. I understand the 10 o clock rule but if they had sat us in time then we would not have felt so rushed . .or maybe not take bookings after 8 or a 2 course meal ..we don t usually have dessert but felt rushed onto ordering..shame

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KatherineW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with friendly helpful staff.

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RobertM
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Making the most of going out, before lockdowns. Food was good, only complaint was mine was the size for a small child. However, quality very good. Service good actually very good. Our bread was nice but very crunchy overly so and needed further heating up. The other half was happy, so overall pleased

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vipJessT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was distinctly average for the Ivy. Some dishes overcooked. Service during the meal was good but they didn’t manage the curfew well and were quite rude.

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Leah
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I visited the Ivy for brunch with a friend. The waitress serving us was lovely, with food and drink orders being sorted and delivered to our table very quickly. I'm vegetarian and there were various options available, I opted for the sweet potato curry which was delicious- I believe they had vegan options too.
The restaurant had lovely decor and a nice atmosphere. It was quite pricey but nothing unexpected given the location/brand and I felt that the prices were fair and good value given the whole experience.
Overall I'd recommend this restaurant and would visit again in a heartbeat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vespamoo
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Shepherd's Pie is outstanding. Great ambience.

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NinaB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & service - was in and out in lunch break.

DM
DMap
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Arancini balls were so delicious i could eat it by the bucket load. The brunch deal is worth it and the venue is stunning. I look forward to coming back in the spring/summer.

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Graham
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and lovely staff, but the noise was just too high for a relaxed Sunday afternoon. Could barely hear my partner.

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SueM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue, god company great lunch with a good friend,

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Calamarilasalida
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It is a beautiful venue with stunning stained glass, exquisitely tiled floors and comfortable leather seats. I cannot fault the presentation of the food (I ordered the eggs Royale with chip) but I found it rather lukewarm as was the cappuccino. During the current coronavirus crisis tables are only available for 1.5 hours. Had I not been allowed to occupy my table 20 mins before the booked time, I would have found the brunch a tad rushed.

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Sammy
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, good food, great service very attentive. Very covid safe

KM
KrystalM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service will definitely be returning

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susanl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice experience. Liked the setup of the building and where it is. The food was good and the staff did everything they could to keep us safe during these strange times.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. Shame it was spoiled by a rowdy bunch of blokes at the bar who also didn't bother with face masks either. This was not the establishments fault who did try to "contain" them - but i think that they should have been firmer and simply have told them to leave. But hopefully this was a one off - we will definitely use the Ivy City again.

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trudiq
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal food was amazing
Great cocktails and lovely staff
Only issue was having to leave due to the curfew!

JD
JustynaD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Perfect service. Beautifull restaurant.

KJ
KayJones
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a fantastic experience at The Ivy City Garden. We booked fairly last minute and specified that it was a special occasion, we were seated in a lovely location next to the fire in the garden area (covered over so it's like an indoor garden!) and the food was delicious. The decor is great and the garden area is beautiful. We'd definitely go back.

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SolaO
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. My friend was 20 minutes late and we thought we would only have our table for a limited of time. We had our table for three for 2.5 hours before we decided to leave. Excellent food and service. I would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and delicious food

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garyf
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

As you'd expect from The Ivy restaurants solid, but was told they needed the table and we were moved to the bar. The table remained empty for the next three hours! If we were being boisterous tell us to quieten down, but don't BS us.

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NickB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service as per usual. The food was fantastic and good value and the restaurant was busy and had a good vibe to it, even considering it was breakfast

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IanB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable, polite staff, great ambience and comfortable

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vipSteph
London
43 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue as always - food was good, cocktails were fantastic. Gluten free options were available.

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brianr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ivy at its usual standard. Good service and excellent food.

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LynnJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very well done, especially as far as covid was concerned. Would recommend the Ivy.

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I felt very safe and comfortable eating at The Ivy city Gardens during this uncertain time. It was my first meal out during the pandemic and they seem to have everything under control and working smoothly. The food and drink was up to standard and service was very good.

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HarryG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening. Can't really go wrong here!!!

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KateO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food. I would return and recommend.

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Emma
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took clients, food was lovely, good range of options, service was friendly and attentive.

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MeganL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. The environment is nice too. Will return

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Elisa1990
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambience and good quality. Professional service much appreciated.

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AndrewM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I think standards are slipping a bit,my wife loves the monkfish curry but it was a bit light on the fish and filled out with vegetables which was a bit disappointing.
Overall it was really nice as usual but the slight problem with the meal and the fact we waited over20 minutes for Irish coffee it was probably the most disappointing visit we have had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AWFUL EXPERIENCE,NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE IT. TOOK MY PLATE AWAY WHILST I WAS STILL EATING. !!!!!
8.30pm Anniversary booking. On my arrival my Table wasnt ready..... we were made to wait(FIRST DELAY)
Seated and left for a while before being offered drinks. (SECOND DELAY)
Then all of a sudden things changed....
We were told to order starters and mains together (Fine no problem). Before Our Mains arrived we were told we have to order our desserts before the kitchen closes...... ok.
Mains came, hubby's main lovely, requested parmesan cheese to complement, "No sorry the kitchen is closed" Wow... 2 seconds later I was told "Kitchens closing so do you want me to cancel your deserts? Now at this point I was beginning to think this was a prank. I replied "No thank you" explained that it was my Anniversary and the evening was supposed to be special, Their reply "Yeah sorry it's not our fault " they then came back and said "Sorry were closed we have to take your plates!!! PLEASE MAY I ADD I WAS STILL EATING!!! Our plates were taken and I Gozzled my Cocktails before that was taken also.
She came back and said "I'm afraid you have to pay now" i asked her to give me one moment "I'm afraid I can't give you a moment" WOW, She stood over us until we paid and said "Manager removed your food from the Bill" I have never been treated like this, As I was leaving I had a rude young man try to argue with me stating "it's your fault for booking at 8.30pm"
" you should have known that would not have been enough time to Eat"
" "The Government has said we need to close at 10pm."
NO OWNERSHIP WHATSOEVER!
NOT SORRY WE TOOK SO LONG TO SEAT YOU, AND SERVE YOU. JUST "YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN "
I continued to inform them that if they know that 8.30 bookings wont finish on time why make it available?????
Well that silenced him !!!! I had really been looking forward to this and the only thing I enjoyed was the Cocktail.

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