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REVIEW | The Ivy in Harrogate. – Cocktails inspired by the Jo Malone floral collection

19th July 2019

Jo Malone & cocktails… now that’s a match made in Harrogate Heaven.

Ivy Harrogate

Why I love it: The Ivy’s pretty, feminine cocktails are served a terrace that feels like it has been decked out for a beautiful wedding. this Harrogate venue warrants a gorgeous dress and some fabulous shoes and it’s for a good catch up with a gorgeous girlfriend.

Worth paying a babysitter? Yes.

Expect: Attentive service, patio heaters, tasty cocktails and fancy food with sumptuous, cozy blankets to keep you warm when you stay a lot later than intended!

Value for money: (out of 10) 7. Not a cheap night out, but for a special occasion it’s definitely worth it for the atmosphere and exceptional service.


Setting the scene at The Ivy in Harrogate:

The Ivy is arguably one of Harrogate’s most popular destinations for an evening out with friends or a romantic dinner with your other half. And, I was recently invited along to experience their summer terrace, inspired by Jo Malone London’s new Blossoms Collection.


Ivy Harrogate

The invite also included their limited edition Jo Malone floral cocktails, created to complement the beautiful garden terrace and divine fragrances of Frangipani Flower, Silk Blossom, Star Magnolia and Orange Blossom.

Sounded lovely and the perfect evening to catch up with my good friend, Elli – pretty cocktails and some delicious Arancini and Zucchini in the midst of a stunning floral terrace.

We went on a Tuesday night, thinking we’d sample the cocktails, nibble some Arancini and be home before 10pm. Oh how wrong we were! The cocktails were delicious, and the Ivy’s floral terrace was beautiful. The service was, as expected – prompt, polite and efficient and before we knew it, we were several cocktails down and in a state of muddled confusion as we realised it was approaching midnight and we were the only two people left on the terrace. Oops!


The Cocktail Menu at The Ivy in Harrogate:

There are two limited edition cocktails inspired by Jo Malone London’s new Blossoms Collection

The Silk Blossom Cosmo: £10.50 – Marylebone Orange & Geranium Gin, Cointreau, Blood Orange, lime and cranberry Juice

Ivy Harrogate

The Orange Blossom: £6.50 – Seedlip Grove 42 and orange juice, topped with Fever-Tree ginger ale


Ivy Harrogate

 Elli and I both opted for the Silk Blossom Combo – I was swayed by the exotic sounding combination of Geranium Gin and Cointreau – and it was not only incredibly pretty, but it tasted gorgeous.

The Ivy’s Floral Terrace is the perfect venue for pre-dinner drinks in Harrogate and if you fancy a pretty, feminine drink that tastes light and delicate, but which also has the potency to make you slightly merry, then the Silk Blossom Combo is highly recommended. Just keep an eye on the time – that Gin and Cointreau combo has the ability to knock your inner clock right off kilter!

The Ivy’s terrace will feature this beautiful display of blooms that pays homage to Frangipani Flower, Silk Blossom, Star Magnolia and Orange Blossom, until Sunday 25th August.

 To find out more visit https://theivyharrogate.com/the-ivy-harrogate-x-jo-malone-london-blossoms-garden/




This is a Girl About review. I was invited by the management to have cocktails and a few nibbles at their restaurant free of charge in exchange for an honest and frank review. All my opinions are my own and in no way have they been swayed by their kind invite. Girl About reviews are always 100% honest. We only publish reviews that, for the most part, are positive.



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