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The Ivy

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The Ivy restaurant has been a firm fixture on London’s dining and social scene since its foundation in 1917. The Covent Garden restaurant and private room upstairs are the epitome of glamour – now more than ever after a triumphant redesign in 2015 by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. With its shimmering central dining bar, signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection, the longevity of this most British restaurant is ensured. Renowned for its food, Executive Chef Gary Lee creates balanced seasonal lunch and dinner menus that place the Ivy classics alongside a contemporary global palette, incorporating more Asian dishes, salads and vegetables, and a “sea and shells” section. Meanwhile, Director Fernando Peire and his experienced team deliver the unfaltering service for which The Ivy has become celebrated for worldwide, over the years. The Ivy welcomes customers without reservations at the central dining bar, where the A La Carte and Table d'hôte menus are both served. In this, its centenary year, there will be a host of special events lined up to celebrate both the past and future of this unique restaurant.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
British, French, European
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Celebrating our anniversary with dinner at the Ivy - sat up at the bar - good people watching spot... the service was exceptional, everyone was charming and friendly. There is a great atmosphere in the dining room which was lovely and busy. We pushed the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank holidayfish
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff is super friendly, lost the count of them. Full knowledge if etiquete. Plates were taken when they had to be, glasses always full, food was served from the right, ladies first, wine menu to the gents. Be carefull how you place your cutlery on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VaidasKaz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Managed to get a seat for the two of us last night and had the most amazing meal I have had in a long time x duck salad for me and bang bang chicken for my better half followed by succulent lamb and veal chop...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RebeccalovesDorian
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although we have eaten at the Kensington & Covent Garden offshoots of The Ivy on recent London visits, both excellent, this is the first time we have been back to the original for a couple of years. It is still the epitome of the ideal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travelquay
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been wondering in London center and looking for a quality place for a light lunch/beer. Everything in here is as you wish for your drink or your lunch/dinner: a full-bar for the eyes or the tastes, good music in the background, proper lighting,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ilias K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here for a work Christmas meal. Cannot fault the meal, highly attentive service or atmosphere. Had the smoked salmon and Devonshire chicken, both of which were superb and served in ample portions. Having found it just average on a previous visit last year there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davesto1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited for early dinner on tuesday. Opted for a la carte rather than set menu . There was an excellent choice and gluten free was catered for. The keralan fish curry was wonderful as was the crab linguine. The service was excellent and ambience good....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 55jacquil
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a dinner here after seeing a play nearby which is equally famous ! We both had Roasted Cornish hake which was excellent followed by cheesecake or rice pudding with almanac infused prunes. The service was excellent and all the staff most helpful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RodneyW352
Reviewed 5 days ago

Romantic early dinner with my wife that turned out to be not so early.... Been here so many times and every time is as much of a delight as the first. The service, the food, the wine, the atmosphere. Everything is exactly what you'd expect...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jandrewsesq
Reviewed 5 days ago

Waiters aloof, service poor, fish and chips bloomin expensive. Can think of much better places to eat but like everyone, had to try the Ivy again. Really don't waste your money.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank shirleyp64
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13 December 2018|
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Response from Ledzepp1v | Reviewed this property |
I’ve only been to the Ivy,West st,Sorry
25 September 2018|
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Response from bobthetravellr | Reviewed this property |
I think that would be fine
22 August 2018|
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Response from AngelaFields | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked a week in advance. However the restaurant was fairly quiet for a lunchtime. Well worth the wait .
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