Located in the heart of one of the City’s rare garden squares, next to the famous St. Botolph church, The Ivy City garden transports you to a different era.
A classic style bar envokes sentiments of the 1930’s Art Deco movements, and the feeling is compounded by the large floor to ceiling windows. However, don’t be fooled into thinking this is your typical city bar. The art collection moves away from formality, with a colourful ensemble that is reminiscent of the Matisse’s in the Shchukin collection. These contrasting styles mesh together to create the perfect background atmosphere to the venue’s main attraction, the garden. A rare oasis of peace, hidden away from the bustling streets of the city, The Ivy City Garden provides respite and the opportunity for relaxation.
While you’ll have to wait until summer for the water fountain, the hidden garden is always open and features its own bar, while the outside dining area has a retractable roof that allows diners to enjoy the garden, come rain or shine.
The perfect stage requires the perfect performance, and the service certainly lives up to the billing. Always friendly, courteous, and occasionally cheeky (in a good way), the staff are excellent in every way and will not leave you hungry or thirsty. The food is exquisite, with their canapés, especially the crispy duck salad, coming in for special mention. The cocktail menu has everything under the sun, from an ‘Old Fashioned’ to their own special twist on a classic in the form of the ‘Garden Collins.’
So if you want to escape the madness of the city for a meal, or even just a couple of drinks, you can enjoy style and art in a beautiful, calm garden setting with excellent service and catering to match!