The Ivy in Canary Wharf is my garden of Eden

Canary Wharf, is full of restaurants but there is a chain of restaurants which is legendary and that is The Ivy and as having never dined at Ivy this one stood out to me for a number of reasons, not just because it is a well known brand but the look of the restaurant which is full of plants.

The restaurant is set over two floors, has a terrace, conservatory, main inside dining area, bar area, decorated with foliage bringing the outside in, has great views, and serves delicious stunning looking food. For me The Ivy in Canary Wharf has become my Garden of Eden as it is like a gardeners paradise but extra special as you can enjoy an array of cocktail and food within this garden.

Using Open Table I booked and went along to The Ivy after work with my friend and we were both loved our time at The Ivy in Canary Wharf.

The Ivy

The Ivy originally opened by Abel Giandolini back in 1917 as an unlicensed Italian café. Since then it has been owned by many different owners.

The original Ivy has an upstairs with a private dining room. It has an iconic shimmering Central Dining Bar, signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and a striking contemporary art collection.

From 2005 the entrepreneur Richard Caring bought The Ivy and the Caprice Holdings Group opening many other Ivy’s across the UK.

There are now over 33 Ivy restaurants over the UK each all with their own unique theme.

Executive Chef, Simon Gregory and Head of Beverage, David Thompson keeps everything modern and present with changing seasonal menus but always keeping such Ivy classics.

My kind of Garden of Eden

The Ivy in Canary Wharf is so pretty full of plants which run over two floors from the outdoor terraces, orangery and themain dining area and bar.

It is so pretty, from the moment I walked in there was a great ambience. I was in awe by the look from the foliage which filled the restaurant, interior, welcoming staff, colourful cocktails and the lovely looking food which look like a work of art.

I and my friend we was given a seat within the the terrace. It is spacious, light and full of flowers making it feel like we was in a country house conservatory.

However if you are looking for a more romantic experience the main dining area which is dimly lit is a must.

Looking over the menu there is a great selection of dishes to choose from, with there being something for everyone to love.

They have several menus from the A La Carte menu and the La Dolce Vita two / three course fixed menu which is very reasonably priced. For 2 courses £26.95 and 3 courses £31.95.

We opted for the two course La Dolce Vita fixed menu and chose to have a dessert from the A La Carte menu.

To start I had the Mozzarella which came with sundried tomatoes, olives and was prettily decorated with edible flowers. Really was a euro of art. The Mozzarella was so creamy.

My friend had the Calamari which there was plenty of. The calamari was crisp and succulent.

For mains we both had the Seabass which came with a champagne sauce. The size of the fish was the biggest portion of seabass I have ever been served in a restaurant and was delicious. The fish was so fresh and literally melted in the mouth.

Our favourite dish of the night was the dessert which we ordered from the main a la caret menu and that was The Ivy’s Chocolate Salted Caramel Bomb, which really was an explosion of flavour. So creamy, chocolately, caramely, with bites of honeycomb and hits of salt. Best ever

The drinks are great too. With the set menu we got included the White Peach Bellini which was refreshing and sweet but as I am a lover of Espresso Martinis I just had to order one and wow am I glad I did. It had a great thick frothy head, thick and was sweet with a great hit of coffee flavour. Best Espresso Martini ever!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

I am quite fussy when it comes to dining out and I don’t usually like chain restaurants but The Ivy did not disappoint at all.

The Ivy in Canary Wharf is stunning, has a great ambience and serves up pretty and delicious food and lovely drinks then I highly recommend booking The Ivy.

If with friends opt to sit in the terrace area & if out on a date the main restaurant area for a more intimate romantic atmosphere.

Book your foodie adventure now at The Ivy in Canary Wharf

The Ivy In The Park
50 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5FW

Open from Monday to Thursday 8:00am – 11:30pmTuesday: 8:00am – 11:30pm

Friday 8:00am – 12:30am

Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 12:30am

Book now head over to their website and book via The Ivy Canary Wharf

Also check out all the other Ivy restaurants by OpenTable.

Plus check out other top London restaurants via Opentable.

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