Afternoon Tea at The Ivy City Garden

Afternoon Tea at The Ivy City Garden

At the weekend I met up with two of my gorgeous friends, Mel (Melanie.lemonadelifestyle) and Liz ( for afternoon tea at The Ivy City Garden.

I’ve never been to one of The Ivy restaurants before but had heard good things.

It’s also been ages since I’ve been for afternoon tea and I do love a good one so I was really looking forward to it.

Before going to meet the girls I went for a walk around Bond Street, Knightsbridge and Chelsea with my dad.

In typical London weather, it was absolutely pissing it down, so I was more than grateful to head inside and dry off!

The interior is lovely and welcoming – the perfect place to thaw out.

My first impression was of how gorgeous the interior of The Ivy City Garden is.

Beautiful antiqued mirrors on the wall, ornate stained glass windows and painted murals.

It’s really beautiful.

Of course, the highlight of the decor is the gorgeous open aired bar and garden which, given the rain, was closed over for our visit.

That being said the rest of the decor was delightful – I loved the big stone elephant, 1930s art deco feel and the tropical touches.

It’s quite eclectic but really works – and is a lovely space to sit and relax with friends.

Side note: the toilets are stunning (those tiles!) – and I do love a good tile ha!

The Ivy City Garden

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The menu includes a selection of delicious sounding cocktails (of course being preggers I couldn’t try those!)

I stuck to a peach and elderflower iced tea.

There’s also a selection of 13 tea blends to choose from. I picked the afternoon tea blend which was quite a light black option.

The Ivy City Garden Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea itself had a nice selection of sweet and savoury pieces.

The cucumber and dill sandwiches and creme brulee doughnut were the definite highlights for me.

My only complaint would be that the size of the table we were given really didn’t let itself to an afternoon tea set up for 3 people.

We had to keep moving our drinks to the space behind our seats.

And the staff had to hover around removing plates as soon as they were finished with.

There simply wasn’t enough room to be comfortable, which was a real pity.

I’ve already decided I have to go back as the gentleman a couple of tables over from us had the melting chocolate bombe which looked incredible!

That wasn’t part of the afternoon tea menu so I’ll definitely be visiting again to try some options from the main menu.

We left feeling pretty full (no dinner needed!) and having had a really lovely afternoon tea at The Ivy City Garden.



Afternoon Tea at The Ivy City Garden, London

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  • Reply Kirsty February 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    This looks like a lovely setting for afternoon tea. A creme brûlée doughnut sounds amazing!

  • Reply Victoria February 12, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    This looks like it was a great day out! I love afternoon tea, so will definitely look to checking out the Ivy City Garden. That melting chocolate bombe looks so good too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply bettertogetherhome February 12, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      It looked incredible – I was gutted to see it wasn’t part of the standard tea menu! I’ll definitely be going back 🙂

  • Reply Beth @ February 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Ah wow! This looks lovely! 😀 I love afternoon tea. 😀

    • Reply bettertogetherhome February 12, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Me too – any excuse for tea and cake 🙂

  • Reply Helen February 12, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Oh wow – I love the décor, all those bring colours and prints are just beautiful!

    • Reply bettertogetherhome February 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      It was such a lovely space Helen – really cozy but invigorating at the same time!

  • Reply Rhian Westbury February 13, 2018 at 9:49 am

    I do love a good afternoon tea and this sounds nice, although I’d make sure to just go as two so it isn’t a squeeze on the table x

    • Reply bettertogetherhome February 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      Yes – or I think ask for a larger table 🙂

  • Reply Tracy February 13, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Oh, how posh! I’ve heard of The Ivy but never been, but that sounds like a real experience. Crème brulee doughnuts? Say what?! Where do I sign up….

    • Reply bettertogetherhome February 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      It was so tasty! The douhgnuts were amazing – I could have eaten several!

  • Reply Michelle Kellogg February 13, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    That looks like a really nice place to meet up with friends:) Looks like it was a fun and relaxing get together.

    • Reply bettertogetherhome February 13, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      It was lovely – and a much overdue catch up 🙂

  • Reply Laura February 13, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    This is near my work and I’ve been admiring it for a while. That chocolate bomb looks incredible x

    • Reply bettertogetherhome February 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Yes it’s near my work too – and I’ve been meaning to go for ages! Glad I did 🙂

  • Reply the frenchie mummy February 16, 2018 at 8:55 am

    wow the setting in itself is worth a visit! I totally love the atmosphere. So nice to have a catch-up!

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