The Ivy City Garden

4.5
1247 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7.30am-12.30am
(Last food order 10pm)
Saturday: 11am-1.30am
(Last food order 10pm)
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 11am-6pm
(Last food order 4pm)
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Phone number
020 3146 7744
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Sean Burbidge
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Additional
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1247 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined a day ago

Fantastic food, service and decor. Would highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic setting, great food and a brilliant cocktail list. We will definately eat here again.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Prawn / Lobster cocktail was great but all the good stuff at the top and then a bit dispointing as you got through it. Always good to end with a high. Monkfish curry was great but a little more Monkfish would have made it great. Wife’s fish of the day was slightly dispointing. Apple tart was excellent. Chocolate Bomme was great theatre but not as tasty as the apple tart.
Service was just right. Wine list (by the glass was good). Liked the Ivy Bottled Beer.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Had afternoon tea and fully enjoyed the whole experience. The food, cakes and drinks were all really tasty. The service was great. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Really great food and fabulous service. We all had a great time and would definitely go back! Reasonable prices too for the calibre of restaurant.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Went for brunch and catch up. Good level of service and attention, perhaps a little too much as two persons were checking in on us and we had to repeat the formalities a couple times. Prompt and accurate service. Good food, well presented and hot. Cocktails also good! Ambiance was lovely and nice view of the garden and water features too.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Lovely space to eat in and lovely food. Shame it’s not open earlier at the weekend for breakfast!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

A lovely restaurant, very friendly and accommodating staff. It was a bit noisy and although they had a dj he tended to play the same music which was a bit like chill Ibiza type music! Food was lovely, and we weren't rushed at all which was nice. We were able to have the table for as long as we wanted. We were celebrating my friend's 50th birthday.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

A fantastic evening celebrating our 13th Anniversary. Food and service were exceptional.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Birthday meal for 2 of our party of 5. Friendly warm greeting, shown to our table and seated. Not at all rushed. Cocktails and champagne ordered, starters and main courses but couldn’t fit in a dessert. Everything was delicious and even though the portion sizes aren’t huge,the food was tasty and filling. Menu is varied in choice and price and there is something for everyone.Waiter was very friendly and brought out 2mini birthday candle desserts which was a lovely touch. Definitely will return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love everything about The Ivy City Garden. Can’t wait to go back ...

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

As always a lovely lunchh. I had requeted a table with a bit of space and they did not disappoint!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I was seated in the ‘outside’ area this visit, under the retractable roof which is a bit quieter than the main dining area and there is a bit more space here. The service remains friendly and good and the food is well prepared and very good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Friday morning breakfast for a birthday. The service was great, the choice of food and drinks is excellent and all great value.

Highly recommend the vanilla shakerato and the eggs benedict.

Great!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

You can always rely on The Ivy for great service and food. Breakfast is particularly good value.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Another good meal at a busy and well organised restaurant. I will return.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service as always and the food was lovely and the cocktails even better. The service was great, the staff are very polite and attentive. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely dinner with two old friends. The noise level was very high initially but by tennis hit was fine.
Service was superb. Will definitely return!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food great; service great. When we arrived we were seated beside an incredibly noisy table although there were many others available. The other party left after 30 mins so it was much better then however tables were still available which, with some thought, would have been better to place us on.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere but the noise levels got a bit too much to hold a conversation. Very big menu - probably too much choice! I’d rather see fewer dishes and know that they were cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely service

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great business lunch here. Sevice was attentive. Our group had various dietary requirements all of which were given attention and met by the serving staff and kitchen. The decor and the atmosphere was great. We were very pleased.

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4.0Dined on 13 August 2018

Good service, tasty food, nice setting. Little bit pricey

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5.0Dined on 13 August 2018

Fab experience

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4.0Dined on 11 August 2018

Went here for lunch while visiting my daughter in London. From the moment you walk in the staff are extremely friendly and professional. Good choice of food on the menu to suit all tastes. Only comment, we were a part of 3, our table was very small and it would have been nice to be seated in the open part of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 11 August 2018

Amazing food and service! Recommended to friends and family who have already booked

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4.0Dined on 10 August 2018

Staff really went the extra mile to work around train times, friends flight delayed into Stansted and me catching late train back to East Anglia.
Food very nice, as a country boy I thought starters were expensive and I never like + + for sides, but it's central London with high rates, rents and staff.
Overall excellent evening.

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3.0Dined on 10 August 2018

The service was great, but we felt the food was really over priced for the quality and portion sizing.

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4.0Dined on 10 August 2018

I came here on a Friday night with my sister to celebrate her 30th birthday and we had a great time! The atmosphere was very lively but not too loud, and the service was friendly and attentive. We loved the setting too and felt like we were walking into a little secret garden in the middle of the City of London! Thank you also for treating my sister to a complimentary birthday cake complete with a candle - it was a lovely touch.

I will definitely be back and would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

Outstanding! Fabulous - One of the great Ivy Cafe/Brasseries

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

I recommend The Ivy for afternoon tea. Food and service very impressive.

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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

I've been to several of the Ivy restaurants and whilst pricey would not hesitate to return. Loved every minute of it apart from the noise levels which seems to be part of restaurant dining these days!

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2018

As always wonderful food and buzzy surroundings made for a wonderful evening

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Lovely meal with great ambience..
Service was attentive and polite.
Had a lovely evening x

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3.0Dined on 9 August 2018

Food was served and a small wiggly beast was in one of the salads. This was advised and apologies were extended. The rest of the meal was good and all of the food was not charged at all.

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Another very good experience at this popular restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Good venue and nice atmosphere but staff a little stuffy.

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2.0Dined on 7 August 2018

The food was good but the service was bad.

This is my 2nd visit to the restaurant and would be my last.

It was a family dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. I made the booking online and left a message about the birthday occasion in the special request section.

We brought a birthday cake with us and the receptionist made it clear that they would not serve the cake at the restaurant (which is fine by us). When she asked if we want to leave the cake in the cloak room, we said we would like to keep it with with us in case it got smashed up. She was extremely rude by repeating (at least 3 times) that we are not allowed to open or present the cake at the restaurant. We were very much offended by her attitude as if we would disregard her words and wouldn’t play by the rule.

The service was very slow and hard to get any attention to get our drinks and food order taken. We were also disappointed that there wasn’t any birthday little something as a gesture (that almost all restaurants do) to give us the chance to sing the birthday song and celebrate the moment.

I will not recommend this restaurant to friends or colleagues.

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4.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Buzzy atmosphere and good food with excellent service - not happy though about no sugar snap peas in the Seedlip (they MAKE it!) due to “no deliveries” yet the chef served them in a side dish with the meal!! I guess one was a drinks garnish (free) and the other a side dish sold at £3.25!!! Hmmmmm not good guys

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1.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Indifferent service; lots of staff who weren’t focused. The Blackened Cod in Banana Leaf came neither blackened or in a banana leaf. It was a piece of flaccid, tepid grey on a dinner plate. Lukewarm chips. Disappointing.

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