The Ivy City Garden

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2409 reviews
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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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London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

every thing was amazing 👍

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

Service was average, waiter wasn’t the best but the food was amazing! Desserts were even better, highly recommend this place

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SC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe with the dj playing in the background lovely surroundings attentive staff and bar staff first time visit will definitely be back

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters 21st - food absolutely fab & staff very attentive & service great

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GJ
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to three Ivy restaurants, In Cheltenham, Cambridge and now in City Garden, London. At all three I have been delighted by the combination of quality and value for money; it’s not cheap but you get what you pay for in a delightful environment.
Many thanks

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E
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My finacée and I celebrated our engagement here. The atmosphere was fantastic and with their veggie menu we had so many options to choose from. I was a bit worried about noise as I had read a comment about it earlier but it wasn't too loud at all. It's just a place full of life and people having great time :)

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A
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

This was my third time here - the food is always good, amazing shepherd's pie. However it was absolutely impossible to converse with each other - the music is extremely loud, and it was just 3.30 pm (Sunday). We really wanted to stay for more time - to enjoy company, have some cocktails, coffee, desserts, but very unfortunately had to away after barely 35 mins due to the noise level. I know some people actually do not mind it, or enjoy it even, so of course my review is subjective - but if you want to talk to each other, you will have to scream

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

Having been to The Ivy City Garden several times, we thought we’d celebrate my nieces 18th Birthday there. What a disappointment. Not once did a member of staff approach us at the table to ask if we needed/wanted anything. We had to ask for our food order to be taken and try to get the attention of a member of staff every time we wanted a drink or some water. We waited approximately 15 minutes for every drink. The wrong food and drinks were brought over to our table too. Very disappointing

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KH
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place for special occasions, lovely atmosphere and great food.

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ST
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great evening at The Ivy City Garden. The service was excellent; very, but not overly, attentive and the food stunning.

A vibrant atmosphere with enough of a buzz to be able to talk without feeling would be overheard but with it being over-powering.

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

Excellent experience, service was absolutely outstanding. Could not fault the food and the restaurant itself was amazing. Will definitely visit again.

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

Great food, service and ambience! Had a great evening

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

21st Birthday celebrations and the whole experience was lovely, with great food and wine, plus a lovely little dessert for my daughter

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

Beautiful food, helpful staff, great atmosphere!!!

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AS
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, great service, nice ambiance, fairly good value. A great place for a business lunch.
Thank you.

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P
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and good service overall,
But service charge is a No for me 😉

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AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and cocktails. Lovely open air bar area. Definitely going back!

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

Food atmosphere and service great. Only negative comment was that cocktail was disappointing. Full of ice in metal cup. Had a feeling that there was very little of the actual drink in it !

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

Always a amazing experience, excellent customer service, food, value for money visit regularly.

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

Good atmosphere, food is great. People are all friendly.

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k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience for a couple reasons. Firstly, service. I had two different business meals with clients one after another. Natalie was fantastic at timing our coffees and meals. When I needed the bill, I was looking around the restaurant and was immediately asked if I needed help by a manager who had noticed I was looking around. Secondly, food and beverage. Amazing. Thirdly, decor. Beautiful.

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

Arrival and seating swift and professional. Waiter taking food order didn't seem to understand what we requested and seemed indifferent. I asked for scrambled eggs and toast with a side order of crispy bacon. The bacon turned up looking more like Parma ham and was luke warm. They took both dishes away including my cutlery and returned the dishes at different times without cutlery, which I took from the next table.
My colleague ordered full English with poached eggs and white toast. Breakfast arrived with fried eggs on the plate and the poached eggs on a side plate. The toast was cold. Asked for the breakfast to be re-plated and for fresh white toast. The breakfast plate was brought back but the food wasn't particularly hot. And lukewarm floopy brown toast was brought to the table without butter. By the time the butter arrived the toast was cold and my colleague had lost the will to live by this time as he doesn't like making a fuss.
When the bill arrived they had charged me for the paoched eggs, which I had to asked be removed from the bill.
We will however, give the City Ivy another go to see if it improves. Not as good as The Ivy in Brighton!

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F
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good but the restaurant really busy and loud

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

Great food. One of the two waiters we had was lovely, the 1st a bit miserable.
It was a treat for my son and you added a little dessert with a candle which was a lovely touch.

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

Absolute shambles. It took ages for us to get served, our drinks came 30-45 mins after we ordered. Nothing complicated - teas, coffees and lemon in hot water! The food took a long time to come out and even then, I had specifically asked for no cheese in my omelette (easy to understand you would think!) however when it came, it was filled with cheese. Thank God I wasn't allergic, it would have been a different story. Worst dining experience ever!

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ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

A bit noisy

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was pretty slow and we were given a number of different waitresses. Food however was lovely, good portions and very tasty. Venue very charming, relaxed but fun at the same time.

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TD
London
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent evening with friends made special by good food and excellent service. Well done to Maresol,our waitress.Not cheap for a meal but a good venue for a special meal.

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k
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent from the start, very professional and friendly and the food was amazing.

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

Lunch with friend

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Main meals were very tasty - wife had the special which was Fish pie and I had the Miso Black Cod. Both were very tasty, Cod nicely cooked with amazing sauce. Sides were not so great. We ordered spinach and chips but spinach was bland and chips too hard/Crispy. Overall 4/5

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E
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

It’s a beautiful spot but the service was sub par. We had to ask for everything, hardly anything was offered. It took ages to flag someone down for the bill. Not terrible but with a plethora of choice in London, it’s not worth going back to.

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KD
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered the lobster asparagus gratin and it really wasn’t a gratin, More like a creamy lobster soup. Very disappointing. Service and ambiance though was good.

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OT
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice food and atmosphere but service was not up to the usual Ivy standard, disappointing

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening , lovely food , could not fault in any way

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ST
London
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Take my guests here quite often. Great environment and decently good food all the time. Noise levels from diners can be a bit much sometimes :)

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KM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Buzzy atmosphere, surrounded by diners thoroughly enjoying their early Saturday evening; very good service; well-executed Ivy food: a recipe for a good evening.

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London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Ivy City garden is a great place to meet and eat with friends. Great ambience, a great selection of food and drink and a lively environment to enjoy it in too

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JP
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with great atmosphere, staff absolutely fantastic and could not be any more tentative. Had a special from the menu , and recommend wine by the waitress, very nice and will return x

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C
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing night, fantastic service , great food and lovely atmosphere

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