The Ivy City Garden

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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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RB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ivy city garden is a hidden gem. Down a little side street in the centre of busy Liverpool Street it provides an environment of tranquility and calm. The stress falls away as you walk through the door and are totally pampered. The staff are fantastic and very attentive, the food was just amazing and there is such a choice. If I was a billionaire I would go there everyday for 3 meals! I will be back and back and back again.

CP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, reminded me of a green house (but with tasteful tables and chairs) The starter which I believe was a seafood cocktail was out of this world and was nicely paired (by our waiter) with a wonderful Provence rose. For mains I had the fillet, however it was slightly overcooked, they quickly addressed the issue and cooked me a fresh one in a number of minutes, which was perfect. Our waiter was humorous yet not overbearing and overall it was a great meal. The chocolate truffles are a must. Thanks again team!

PW
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were welcoming at the door and I was shown to my table. It was a busy place and the tables very close together (almost intimate with the neighbours!).

Service was fine, our chicken a little over cooked at the edges but the overall experience was agreeable.

JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We booked a late lunch and sat towards the back in front of the garden bar. Service was formal but friendly. The food was all very good, with generous portions in the side dishes and some delicious fried zucchini chips as shared nibbles before the starters. As the main lunch rush subsided it was much quieter which made for an enjoyable and relaxed environment to chat over dessert and coffee.

DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived at 12.15 on a Monday to find the restaurant already filling up quite quickly. Efficient reception , pleasing ambience and the food was really very good . Worked well for my client meeting but be aware that the price reflects the quality so expect c. £60 a head for two courses with a couple of drinks. Worth it though.

LL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting and lovely food. Attentive staff, service was quick. Very nice place for a bite to eat.

LH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very very good , food was good , drinks were good

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very average, expected better

s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had booked a table for 8 food was excellent and service was the same we definitely be going back

EK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Conveniently located close to Liverpool Street. Food is ok but little choice. Small tables. Funny enough food served on extremely large plates with very little food it them.
My shepherds pie was a size of expresso cup and the plate nearly a size of landcover wheel. Green salad was really good.
For me it was too noisy to talk. The restaurant was full so service was very slow, but waiters worked hard and were friendly.
Coffee (I ordered a pot) was extremely weak and cheap tasting-a disappointment for me.
Desserts were lovely. Fireplace at the back added nicely to the atmosphere.
Overall if you want to have an expensive meal and be close the the station - it’s a good choice.
Make sure you book a table. It was funny- gratitude was added to my bill I wanted to pay cash, so I asked it to be deducted as I was paying by credit card. The waitress was standing on top if me until I took the cash out if my wallet while was quite embarrassing and unexpected

PH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend but warn people of the very high noise level.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed, service was substandard and not what I expect from the Ivy. Won’t be back!

AP
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really lovely food, service was good, but young drinks waiter tried to deliver 3 tables of drinks to our table by accident. Ambience was great and would definitely go back!

W
London
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Bit noisy due to the DJ and poor lighting, but no problem once we had made our menu selection.

G
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Services was rushed

LS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I've been to The Ivy City Garden a few times now and have always enjoyed it, but my most recent visit was disappointing. The food was lovely, as always, but the service was so rushed. I know you're only allocated 2 hours at the table, but as my friend and I had been seated early we had a little longer, but still the staff were constantly trying to take our plates away before we'd finished. It was really frustrating and did ruin our evening a bit.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality good. Also excellent service

NC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always delicious and the portion sizes are perfect. The atmosphere and the décor are perfect for this area. A great venue.

BJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early, before the table was ready. They sat us at the bar and came for us when the table was ready, in time for our client.
The room is very large, airy and busy without being at all overwhelming. As you would expect the everything about the restaurant and bar is of the highest standard, nothing is too much trouble.
Our waiter was a little inexperienced, a little too quick to come back and ask for our order, however much better than too little attention.
The meals we excellent, all starters, mains and deserts went down well with each. I had the Ribeye steak cooked to perfection.
The wine was superb, @£75 a bottle you might expect it to be.
Overall a very good experience

B
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Good attention to detail

r
Berkshire
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

good for business breakfast, food great- service a little disorganised..

S
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Although the place is great, food good and service excellent THE PLATES ARE ALWAYS COOL AND THE COFFEE TEPID - come on guys!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joined my parents last minute for a business meeting, very accommodating, impeccable service, great food and wine, absolutely love this place 😁

AP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were allowed to be seated which saved us hanging around in the cold. We had a fabulous meal with great service, thank you.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, food amazing. Staff soon made effort when realised it was my daughters graduation celebration and presented her with a cake. Lovely evening as always

CD
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with great ambience. The food was really lovely and tasty. Enjoyed my evening very much.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely venue, restaurant was busy creating a nice ambience. Waiters attentive but not overbearing.

They brought me the wrong dessert but put it right and were very apologetic.

Only one down side I had sent them a message in advance that it was our anniversary and despite the fact they'd asked if was a special occasion promptly ignored it.

Overall a nice venue with a good menu choice, we would visit again.

CW
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great service and great company. The restaurant's decor is gorgeous and I've been here 2 times and had a great experience each time. 100% recommend as the value is good for the outstanding service and food you receive.

OP
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice customer experience. I received a wrong plate for lunch, but this was fixed in about 10 minutes. Everything was very apologetic, but professional and they even removed the item from my bill. I was there before and happy with the food and service, but this incident confirmed their care for their customers.

MR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love the Ivy City Garden, it our favourite in London , your staff are so helpful and extremely customer orientated .
Thank you

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All really great but not a fan of sitting on garden furniture to eat your meal, furniture in the conservatory part could be of better quality & a lot more comfortable.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I usually love the Ivy both this location and others . This time I was disappointed some firm favourites had been removed from the menu (mushroom orzo) was fantastic . I opted for steak and it was not cooked well at all. I requested medium rare and it was raw in places but given my request I didn’t complain . My friend however had the same issue with hers and should be really complained as had ordered medium well

I
London
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My chicken was dry and hard with no taste, the mushroom sauce wasn’t that great either. I didn’t even finish of my 2 pieces of chicken just had a bit of 1! Ambiance and service is nice and the decor is lovely but that’s about it.

MT
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location for City workers or anyone really .Amazing food and service all the way. Will definitely visit again.

AS
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A great venue for a business lunch, impressive setting, good food and good service. Thank you.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely time. It was our first visit to Ivy city garden. The ambient was lovely, will have to go on a nice Summers Evening to soak up some outside atmosphere too. Food was amazing, and no long waiting time.... The waitress was fabulous, nice chat to her on top of being very efficient. Will definitely come again!

PB
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and environment. We had a lovely afternoon.

AN
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was fine but the service was inattentive and slow.
On numerous occasions we had to get the attention of a member of staff to either replenish the glasses or clear the plates.
A number of the Managers were iust standing together in groups of 3 just talking and ignoreing the customers.
Not what you would expect of a City establishment when lunching!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lovely meal to celebrate husbands birthday. Food was lovely and service excellent. Lovely restaurant. We will definitely be returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very slow service