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 Matisses 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, hidden away from the bustling streets of the city, The Ivy City Garden provides respite.

While you’ll have to wait until summer for the water fountain, the hidden garden is always open and features its own bar. 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 its excellent reputation. 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, 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 lunch, 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!

Aldrich & Company