Originally opening it’s doors in 1917 and popular with celebrities, the Ivy Collection is now opening branches across London. The latest addition is The Ivy Tower Bridge brasserie on the South bank, an iconic location with lots of London landmarks nearby.
With delicious food, spectacular riverside views, & great service it is an easy favourite for locals & those visiting the area.
Whether you fancy ‘breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails’. Take your pick with a varied all-day dining menu full of modern British classics.
THE IVY TOWER BRIDGE LOCATION
I recently went for brunch, & loved it. The location couldn’t be more perfect, adjacent to Potter’s field park with beautiful riverside views. If you are exploring the London bridge or Tower bridge area, this is a great place to stop by for a coffee or bite.
BRUNCH WITH A VIEW AT THE IVY TOWER BRIDGE
What’s the food like I hear you asking? The most important question obvs! It’s delicious. I tried the Ivy Tower Bridge full veggie breakfast. Made with grilled halloumi, avocado, poached hen’s eggs, hollandaise, potato hash, flat mushrooms, roast plum tomatoes, watercress and baked beans
One of the best veggie breakfasts I have had period. Yum. The fresh juices are refreshing. I tried the ‘Green juice’ with avocado, mint, celery, spinach, apple, parsley. ‘Beet it’ is made with beetroot, carrot, apple juice.
Some friends have tried the hot buttermilk pancakes with berries and loved it. Other recommendations from the staff include Avocado & Spinach benedict: Avocado, raw baby spinach, two poached hen’s eggs on toasted English muffins, hollandaise sauce and sesame.
If you want something lighter, maybe try avocado, lime and coriander with sunflower, pumpkin, linseed and pomegranate on dark caraway toast? Or Mallaig kipper? Pink ruby caramelised grapefruit, or greek yoghurt? More choices here.
Service was impeccable, and delivered with a smile.
INTERIOR & AMBIENCE
The floor to ceiling glass windows allow for great views of the riverside and Tower bridge. What caught my eye was the way the lighting changed throughout the restaurant, which adds to it’s old school charm.
As you are welcomed in by the efficient front of house staff, you will notice art deco references, with antique brass mirrors, pendant lights & lamps.
Inspired by the original Ivy that opened in 1917, The Ivy Tower Bridge doesn’t disappoint with it’s eclectic interior. Designed by the internationally acclaimed Swedish architect & designer Martin Brudnizki. There is an Ivy feel throughout, but the artwork, menu & design pays homage to the distinct area.
A 50 seated terrace overlooks the Thames, and on sunny days offers beautiful views. I think this is a great location for sunset pictures. The best tables to sit at for a great view of Tower bridge are tables 303 and 307. Take your camera and thank me later!
With soft jazz humming away, make your way toward toward the back of the restaurant for a dazzling view. The art deco bar is spectacularly beautiful. The mixologist behind the bar in a white tuxedo gives the place a distinctly Gatsby feel. The cocktails on the menu are inspired by the iconic history & areas of London bridge & Tower bridge.
The Orangery is my favourite part of the Ivy Tower Bridge. An airy space full of natural light coming through the huge windows, with plants, walls covered in antique mirrors and eclectic art. It is a beautiful place to sit for a quiet moment, or a catch up over a meal.
I liked my morning at the Ivy Tower bridge, just a few of business types & families were having breakfast here. Not crazy busy, just the way I like it. The staff tell me that the evenings here are also special. There is an excited feel to the restaurant, with different clientele and beautiful cosy lighting all around.
Private dining is also available on the first floor, and can seat 38 people. It is also beautifully designed with it’s own private bar and gorgeous views of the riverside landmarks.
Hot tip: I hear table 200 in the private dining room is the best table for the best views.
And on the terrace, the best tables to sit at for a great view of Tower bridge are tables 303 and 307.
Verdict: Gorgeous interior decor, delicious flavours, & wonderful staff.