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About The Ivy City Garden

Located in the historic Bishopsgate Gardens - one of the few city garden squares - where the famous St. Botolph church sits, The Ivy City Garden brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of the City of London.

With a restaurant, bar, private dining room and a garden, the Ivy City Garden offers a tranquil al fresco dining all year and the perfect setting for any occasion.

Dashwood House
69 Old Broad Street
London, EC2M 1QS
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am - midnight
Saturday: 11am - midnight
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3146 7744

Website:
http://www.theivycitygarden.com/

Executive Chef:
Sean Burbidge

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Ivy City Garden Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (272)
Lunch (262)
Good for Birthdays (237)
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Business Meals (230)
Good for a Date (220)
Brunch (165)
Good for Anniversaries (158)
Romance (143)
Fit for Foodies (142)
Fun (139)
Group Bookings (122)
Bar Seating (116)
Vibrant Bar Scene (112)
People Watching (108)
Sunday Lunch (103)
Hot Spot (103)
Casual (100)
Outdoor Eating (97)
Handcrafted Cocktails (96)
Cosy (86)
Creative Cuisine (84)
Afternoon Tea (82)
Comfort Food (73)
Notable Wine List (63)
Neighbourhood Gem (51)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Scenic View (44)
Seasonal (42)
Good Vegetarian Options (40)
Afternoon Coffee (38)
Authentic (37)
Healthy (37)
Quick Bite (36)
Late-night Find (31)
Worth the Drive (20)
Child Friendly (15)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Disabled Access (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Live Music (11)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Great Beer (7)
Organic (6)
Spicy (5)
Vegan (5)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (1)
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food5
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was great - delicious and the portion sizes were decent too. Shared 2 starters in 3 of us and there was enough for everyone. The waiters were attentive. The restaurant manager at one point realised our waiter was busy so he took our order - certainly don’t see managers pulling their weight in other restaurants! You can clearly see everyone works as a team in The Ivy.
Perfect place for meeting up with friends! Can’t wait to go back!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Another amazing visit to The Ivy City Garden, I can’t praise this restaurant enough, the food is amazing, the staff are extremely friendly and very attentive but in a way that makes you feel special! Would recommend this place time and time again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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food5
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·Dined 3 days ago

First time visit but definitely not the last. Great value for a high end experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

The staff are perfect and great hosts. They are highly attentive. Table and food first class in every respect. Thank you very much ☺️

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ambience4
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·Dined 7 days ago

A lovely setting, went for my mum's birthday brunch and the service couldn't be faulted. Food and drinks were all no time and very tasty. I had said it was a birthday occasion and they kindly did a small birthday desert. 10/10

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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food4
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Very good and accommodating service, beautiful environment, food was very nice too. Great garden restaurant in the city!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 11 January 2018

Great location, fantastic service, sport tasting food.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 10 January 2018

The staff made the entire experience memorable and pleasant. They were not only friendly but helpful and patient, especially with my younger child. After reading some of the previous reviews, I was initially worried that the children might eat too slowly and we would be rushed to leave. However, besides us, we realised that the ones around us were also allowed to chat over food and drinks without being rushed by the staff. It was helpful when the staff cleared the empty plates promptly, especially with children around.
Food was tasty and not too salty, even to the fussy child. Portion, especially the roasted half chicken and fish & chips, was good that we had to give the desserts a miss. The Ivy G&T and Candy Floss Fizz were worth the try too.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 10 January 2018

I have been to the Ivy City Garden at lunchtime and also in the evening. Really nice atmosphere and the service is excellent.

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·Dined on 8 January 2018

Lovely ambience and good food. We had a great extended lunch with family, but could also serve for business lunch and equally saw a smartly dressed little birthday girl having a candle on her dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 7 January 2018

It was great food and service.
Only down side was it was really cold and half the diners were wearing coats to eat!!

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·Dined on 6 January 2018

Food was amazing, could not fault it. We were at in a corner and had no other diners around us which did feel slightly strange as it did feel as though we were very separate from everyone. I understand some people may like this but it was not for me. My only complaint would be that once we asked for the bill it did that the serving staff a very long time for them to come back over to us with the receipt and then even longer with a card machine. We had made it clear we were going to pay on card so I did not see why it took as long as it did

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 6 January 2018

I would definitely return for another meal. The food was delicious, the drinks were really nice and the service was great.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 6 January 2018

Lovely family meal after a theatre matinee before getting train home from Liverpool Street Station. We are a foodie family and everyone very much enjoyed their meal. Service was attentive. It was not too crowded at 5.30pm which was perfect as no one too close as this affects my father's enjoyment due to hearing issues. All in all I would definitely revisit and a lovely end to a treat day in London. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2018

Great Brunch. Lovely food and service in a beautiful restaurant. Great value for money too for the quality of food . Can't wait to go back and try more from the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Casual
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 5 January 2018

Date night with my wife. We had a beautiful meal. Tempura prawns were cooked to perfection. My wife had the shepherd’s pie that she really enjoyed. I had fish and chips and it was excellent. Finished with a chocolate bombs - delicious. Wine a tad expensive. Overall thoroughly recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Great atmosphere, delicious food and fantastic friendly service

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service4
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·Dined on 3 January 2018

A good location, great food and atmosphere - not rushed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on 2 January 2018

Amazing service and the vibes in the restaurant were relaxing with the staff being outstanding

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 2 January 2018

Love the Ivy restaurants and the City Garden in particular is beautiful. The food and service are really fantastic and although it's a little pricey for a casual lunch it's well worth it. I'll be back to visit time and time again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 1 January 2018

The food was amazing, the place is beautiful! Not over priced, just the service is a bit slow but very polite attendant!!

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food5
ambience4
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

Great food, very friendly service, lovely location and venue! Thoroughly recommend!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on 29 December 2017

Good location, very near to Liverpool Street Station. Friendly staff, great food and good atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 28 December 2017

Todo muy bueno!

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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

What a great improvement from my first visit. It’s staff are attentive, friendly and offered a first class service. Was overly impressed by the food and can not wait to return

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 December 2017

Excellent service (again), this time thanks to Pietro, attentive but not intrusive. Food consistently good, and the pace of the lunch appropriate for City diners.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 27 December 2017

Feels like a Parisian place Buzzy,great food and excellent service Booking again for next week

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Great ambience for a celebratory dinner with friends visiting from Australia, lovely food and fantastic cocktails highly recommend the marmalade and candy floss cocktail!

Tags: Good for Groups
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ambience4
service5
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·Dined on 22 December 2017

Superb food and wine in a great atmosphere, would thoroughly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fun, Quick Bite, Romantic, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

This is such a little gem in the city of London! The food is amazing and the staff are so friendly and professional. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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service4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

The food was very good... especially the Burrata and the grilled Swordfish! The blackened cod portion was rather small!
Only downside is that it was very noisy especially with one table being very loud!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

Brilliant - only problems were

1) accoustics - very noisy to the extent that the waiter could not hear us and vice versa ...

2) tight space whilst sitting at bar with people and staff squeezing past

3) tight stairs to toilets ... single file with a lot of waiting for people to pass going up and down ..

.. and I’m not a large person !

All that said can’t wait to come back !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

Visited for team Xmas lunch and cannot find fault with anything. A superb restaurant with great food and excellent service!

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·Dined on 19 December 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service. Excellent cocktails.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on 19 December 2017

The restaurant is beautiful, lots of seating in different places ad lovely views. Food was exceptional, the service even better. Its the first time I have been there, but will be a place for special occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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food5
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service4
value4

 
·Dined on 18 December 2017

Lovely breakfast great choice and healthy options very enjoyable

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 18 December 2017

Fantastic service and great food. Could not fault a single thing about this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

Excellent place, staff very attentive, food both good and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere for a get together. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Brilliant service, ambience was perfect and food was lovely

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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

I love this restaurant food always excellent. Lively atmosphere and good service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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