The Ivy City Garden

4.4
2014 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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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CH
London
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came in for champagne and dessert and was a delicious affair.

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I came with the wrong impression. I thought this was fine dining but that wasn't the case. Great after work location with the boys. Food was good and tasty.

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

Good location for a business breakfast as the venue and the food are more interesting than the usual options in the City. Tables are far enough apart that you can actually hear yourself think. More

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

As usual an excellent experience, service very good and sharp. Only thing is more choice for veggie's.

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

We had a fantastic meal and would recommend visiting.

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

My friends and I loved it here. Service was excellent. Sat at the bar first and we were looked after by the barman. Seating area is lovely and imagine it will be great in the summer. Food excellent. Crispy duck salad and fish and chips - so tasty. Waitress very attentive even though it was busy. Only small criticism is that rose wine is very expensive. We stuck with white but do love a blush sometimes. Would be nice if they had a house rose to match house white. Anyway, we will be back in the summer!

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and the usual top notch service. Highly recommend.

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

Very nice thank you. Good service and a nice vibe.

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A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

This was the fifth time I have been . The food is great but the service let’s the place down, plus the noise levels !!

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

The meal was lovely but 1 hour in we were asked so many times if we wanted anything else or the bill we got the distinct impression they wanted the table back and left. considering it was a working meal it was a bit frustrating to be constrained to 60min.

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AB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really convenient location tucked away in the City. I am becoming a bit of a regular at this venue, the ambiance is great a real buzz without being to noisy, good food. The only downside this time was the table was small and we were trying to look at some papers over breakfast, which proved tricky and the waiter decide to chuck a coffee over my bag, which they cleaned up diligently but I hadn't noticed until later that it had splashed my shirt, sad times, especially as I had carried out a presentation before I noticed.........

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F
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always excellent quality and service. This occasion there was a delay between the starters and mains. We didn’t notice, yet they deducted the mains from the bill. World class. While not my cup of tea they have a Vegan menu which my vegan daughter appreciated. Really like city garden for their versatile menu and excellent service.

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

I have been to the Ivy before but 2 friends who haven't been there - they loved everything about it and will definitely be going back.

I back for lunch tomorrow with a client :)

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

Nice gaff overall. Bustling, yet chilled. Get involved!

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CC
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, from the welcoming to the end of the dinner. Really good food, nice location and very good and friendly service. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were really excited to take my mother here for a surprise brunch. However, i was quite disappointed. The waiter kept rushing us- we had just sat down and he was asking us for our drink orders. My mum's starter did not come and had to re ordered as well as her sides. Her drink was made incorrectly- service was much to be desired and i have had much better in much cheaper, casual places. Price point was what we expected but too many mistakes really ruined the meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for afternoon tea, the staff were great and very welcoming . The food and the service was also very good .

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J
Kent
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Well worth a visit - the menu has good food to suit most budgets, so you don't have to spend a fortune if you don't want to. The service was excellent and the waiting staff are friendly and very keen to have a chat if you make the effort to engage with them.
A 12.5% service charge is automatically added on to the bill, which is in line with most other restaurants -although personally I don't agree with this for the drinks part of the bill.

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JJ
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A very nice restaurant with lots of atmosphere even tho noisy but u get used to that. Staff attentive. The only downside was I'm a vegetarian and there was very little choice for me. We were celebrating my husbands 70th birthday and I thought there may have been a little complimentary drink or cake for him as I had informed them of his birthday.

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, bonus DJ on a Saturday evening gives the restaurant a great vibe

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LK
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I’ve been to this restaurant a few times however this may be the last. The items on the menu have changed via taste and representation. It all seemed quite rushed and bunged together. A wrong order was sent out which we let the waiter know about and he said it was on the house however when the bill came the item was still very much on the bill, I didn’t want to cause a fuss and challenge this we paid and left. There seems to be Lack of communication and consistency among staff. Very much gone down hill in my opinion, quite a disappointing Saturday night meal.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

I have visited the Ivy a few times now. The noise level is very high whatever time I have been there. On my last visit I felt very rushed by the waitresses. I will definitely return though as the food is amazing.

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From arriving at the restaurant the staff were very attentive. Cocktails excellent and food beautifully presented and tasted yummy. Would definitely recommend and go again

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at the Ivy Garden City was extremely good. Lots of staff with all their own jobs. Food and drink was excellent. We will be coming back, we had a truly amazing afternoon.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Arrived 3 minutes before 11am in the poring rain and high winds but the staff would not let me in very disappointed as there was no other shelter.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening with excellent food, service and ambience.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not impressed with being rushed through dinner with friends and then finally asked to vacate the table only to find that after having a drink in the bar where it was far too busy with staff going back and forth to the kitchens did we leave passing our original table was still vacant an hour later!!! Not impressed! Food was average and pricey!

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L
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food with a reality good choice. Great atmosphere and the service was top notch.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful surroundings, impeccable service and amazing food

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T
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, very attentive, food was delicious. Overall a very enjoyable experience and I would go again

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NC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was average but the service was terrible. As soon as you sit down they tried to take a food and drinks order. Then they constantly approach the table when you’ve asked for a few minutes to check. Bizarrely, they don’t ask if your meal is okay whilst dining. Just not impressed. Also the layout is troublesome as you can’t easily access some tables without walking past the kitchen and alley where the waiting staff are carrying meals and drinks.

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a party of five,four were happy.I ordered what was to be roast chicken off the bone.Instead of succulent meat it was dry tasteless escalope of chicken.I think you had a problem in the kitchen as we were given olives and almonds for being kept waiting,although we were quite happy in conversation and had not complained.It was a family celebration for my 80 th birthday so it was a shame ,especially as my husband had not been there before.I have been to City Garden several times with my sons and friends and always been very happy,although sometimes the noise is a bit too much.You are still one of my favourite favourite eating places.

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great and food really good. Very busy so very noisy but good fun and didn’t have to wait too long despite it being packed. Thanks !

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SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue, speedy service and fabulous food/drink options.

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Understandably popular - enjoyed an excellent dinner with great service, upholding The Ivy's reputation in pretty surroundings. Tuna was not available, apart from that everything was spot on. Subdued lighting, lively atmosphere, attentive waiting staff and food expertly cooked - ok maybe the sea trout a touch over, but overall it lived up to expectations.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. The food. The service. The atmosphere. Brilliant.

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IC
London
47 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had an early morning pre-work breakfast here. Nice setting, efficient service. Good selection of breakfast items, which were well cooked/presented and decent portion sizes.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Absolutely excellent. A fantastic place for all occasions. Superb value for money. Wonderful service. This place really is the full package.

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Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding ambience and food outstanding a very good experience

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing as we were rushed throughout the meal so they could have the table back. We arrived at 7, 5 minutes after being seated the waiter wanted to take out order. We hadn’t even looked at menu properly.
Our starter came out very quickly we asked if we could wait 15 minutes or so until our main arrived. The waiter asked the manager who huffed and said I guess we can but he didn’t seem to happy with the idea.
Shame to have been rushed in such an obvious manner spoilt the meal which was a gift for my wife’s birthday

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