The Ivy City Garden

4.5
1542 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • 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.
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
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T
London
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Buzzy atmosphere, good food, efficient and professional service and decent value compared with local competition.

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MZ
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant several times and have always been very satisfied with the overall package of menu, service, ambience and value. Looking forward to the next trip

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JS
London
193 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my third time at this restaurant. Food and wines are always superb and service very attentive. It's the best restaurant for 'occasions' in this area with the garden décor adding to the overall stunning package. If I had to make one criticism of this place, it's the noise level. Not sure if the low ceilings are to blame but you cannot hear your fellow diners unless you shout. Not a place for a relaxing meal or intimate catch-up. Having said that I've booked another table in December.

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PF
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been several times and will go back, if only to sit at the bar and watch the diners

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

Ivy City Garden was delightful. Everyone enjoyed their lunches, decor is lovely. It is buzzy so do not go if you are after a quiet business meeting.

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

As with all Ivy brasseries, great atmosphere and fabulous décor. Food great as always, and staff friendly (if a little inexperienced - I got the impression there were a few new staff on that night). I would definitely go back and look forward to taking a larger group (the larger tables looked like a lot of fun). The food is always reliably good and the menu is really varied. Great value - two cocktails, three courses and side dishes, soft drinks, all for £55 a head including service.

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MB
London
120 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at this location and as always a lovely restaurant with delicious food. I dropped a star for service as a number of people taking orders were actually very offish

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BW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant looks nice decor was but is too cramped with the seating arrangements. There were many staff changes during our meal, and the timing of drinks and pre dinner entrees was poor. The waiter removed all of our side plates before we had finished the bread without asking if it was ok to do so. The arrival of our drinks was overdue.

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

This Ivy is lovely. Staff attentive but not overly so. Food great. Busy but not too loud. Good for groups and for smaller tables. Would definitely return.

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JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Ivy City Restaurant! What can say we would definitely visit again and recommend to friends. Everything was fantastic. We visited on a Monday lunchtime and the place was alive with music and conversation. Food fantastic.

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PM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious lunch here. The service was great. The ambience is lovely. The desserts are fabulous.

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AN
Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed it so much we are bringing our friend on Saturday for his 50th birthday and hope he enjoys it!

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

Buzzy, smart with a really impressive interior. Food was excellent as was service, just as you'd expect from Ivy Group. Just one minor gripe - prices on the wine list spiral out of control very quickly.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place service so kind. They saw it was my birthday and even gave me a lovely cake. Coming back

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LP
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant! Food and service outstanding

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SM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Despite being fabulous place and fabulous food our waitress was as less and her English was poor to say the least

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JB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was poor. This was early on a Saturday night with a 2 hour turnaround on the table, which is fine, but the mains arrived as our starters were being taken away, which was far too quick. We did complain to the waiter, but her response was that we should have said something at the time, to which we said we didn’t want our food taken back to be sitting under a hot plate. Wine pouring was inattentive as well. A very poor contrast to the “real” ivy

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CG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We arrived late but the staff still managed to accommodate us. The waiters and staff were polite and as helpful as ever. The food came quickly and was delicious.
As it was a Saturday night there was a lively atmosphere in the restaurant but this didn't spoil our evening.

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B
London
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. The sourdough bread starter was amazing. Wide range of drinks available. Service good but sometimes requests to one member of staff not communicated to others.

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JS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for a birthday dinner. Great food, lovely setting, great ambience

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E
London
104 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A garden oasis in the middle of the city. Deceptively large venue which was buzzing on a Friday evening. Foie gras was unethical but divine and the tempura prawns were generous (5) and light with a mild wasabi sauce. Lobster Linguine was OK and the single fish cake was large with good fish content and not overtly made of potato. Great service from friendly staff. A special birthday tartlet with candle finished off the evening perfectly.

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N
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant with two bars just round the corner from Liverpool Street Station. Very noisy due to the large number of covers and distorted sound from a DJ playing in the corner. My wifes soup was very good but I had the prawn and lobster cocktail starter which was full of prawns that were a bit soggy at the bottom and the lobster had no real taste. Our mains were chicken bourgeon. The piece of chicken was large but the small dob of mash under the chicken just mixed into the sauce. The courgette fritti we sent back because they were so soft and the only taste was of flour and full of oil. Pudding was very good though. A bit of a mixed bag but at £126.00 too expensive for the quality. Sorry.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was not very happy we only had the table for 2 hours could have been longer.

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MV
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice catch up with friends, nice decor and atmosphere plus decent food.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. The service was good. The only down side is the noise. I thought I was eating in a pub.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely night, real buzzy restaurant but could easily chat. Great food n cocktails - def recommend and will be a regular haunt!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really lovely venue, food and friendly staff.

The only downside was we were given the bill as coffees arrived and chased to pay several times before we had even finished our coffee. We were only there for a total of 2 hours and being rushed for the last 30 mins which was not ideal

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I must say I was a bit disappointed on my second trip here. The first time I visited it was amazing, but this time not so much. The table we had was stuck in a bit of a thoroughfare, so I was forever getting my chair bumped into, plus I think they had watered the plants and the floor was soaking around us. At 7.36 someone came over and said they would need the table back at 8.00 and no rush, within 30 seconds and not having asked for it, the receipt was slapped on the table with a 'how would you like to pay?'. Maybe it was because we didn't have any alcohol, but I felt we were treated a lot differently this time. I also think their vegan menu is a bit of a joke price wise - £17.95 for a sweet potato curry?? It's also pretty lame and unadventurous when you can make extremely tasty vegan food, everywhere else seems to manage it. All in all, not in a hurry to return to this particular restaurant. The toilets are amazing though, which is one bonus!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely xxx

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BM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a very regular customer The Ivy City Garden never lets me down in any way. Quality food, beautifully cooked and presented by the most friendly efficient staff who cannot do enough for you. Excellent in all ways

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S
London
21 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Last minute booking but glad we made the trip. Boisterous environment with slightly erratic service, so not really somewhere for a date, but for friends to meet it was fine. Decent and interesting / unusual vegetarian options.

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SJ
London
81 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy City Garden is a great place for a relaxed meal at surprisingly competitive prices - very generous portions served efficiently

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L
London
58 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been to this restaurant several times now but this time, was exquisite. Had a really lovely meal and the service was very good. We dined early so it was fairly quiet but got busier as time went on. Lovely atmosphere tho, great food, service and surroundings.

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MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting and lovelydecor, good quality food, friendly service, nice ambience

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Our waiter was (VERY) uncommunicative and really struggled with English. Not good with the wine pouring. rather disengaged. Our guests were elderly and we were stuck right in the middle on a small table. Some more thought about placing (likely) hard of hearing people in a quieter part might be a thought, but I get that its a busy time! Overall it was a good evening.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tres bel endroit , personnel charmant. Repas un vrai régal

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love to come here and have brunch on a Sunday. It is great for having brunch/lunch/drinks with friends but also with your family. Service is more than perfect and the venue is so charming!

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing decor and fantastic service. Brunch was accompanied by a live DJ who played at a moderate level so the music was a complement. The artwork on the walls is fantastic!

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MB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Fantastic for any occasion. Highly recommended.

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JV
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was great, the menu and food were excellent, service was prompt, attentive but not intrusive, the restaurant situation was very convenient... near to Liverpool Street station. All 6 of us had a different dish for all 3 courses and everyone liked what they’d chosen, we had a lovely evening.

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