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The Ivy

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Tue, 4/7
8:00 PM

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#415 of 2,772 European in London
#914 of 16,756 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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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
$37 - $61
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
British, European
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch on Sat 29th Feb 2020. I've eaten at The Ivy in Glasgow and really enjoyed it, so thought I'd try the original, especially as this place is somewhere my partner's wanted to go for some time. The restaurant itself was smaller than...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved dining in the beautiful dining room- the recent renovations were fabulous. The food was above average after a show and we enjoyed some interesting cocktails. We found the service a bit curt, bordering unwelcoming. We were determined to eat there after the theater...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this ivy many times but a long time ago wanted to relive the experience, so disappointed house wine £42 a bottle over priced ,food average have enjoyed so many meals at other ivys kings road , Harrogate, York ,Edinburgh, would not go...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant birthday treat to the ivy before seeing a musical! I’ve been to a few of the Ivy’s dotted around London, but the original tops it by far. They knew in advance it was my birthday and were very celebratory, the service was very...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had been looking forward to eating at The Ivy it had been on our list for a long time so booking for my wife's birthday made it a very special occasion. The bar and room are really lovely and it's easy to see why...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful restaurant with 1930’s-type art deco interior. Used to be the favorite watering hole of Noel Coward and the theater set. The food is very good but not extraordinary. Not cheap, but not extraordinarily expensive by London standards. We spent £280 for dinner for...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend the ivy for an evening meal, lovely food & atmosphere. Thank you so much to Benoit and Salvatore they were really helpful and friendly. ☺️

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest I felt a little reluctant about the evening as I warned it can get a little loud . However it didn’t bother any of us at all, the tables as set at a fair distance from each other so to avoid the...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had fish and chips but the batter was very soggy and the fish very wet. Had to ask for our remaining wine when glasses were empty. Had the same dish in the Harlow Ivy which was superb. Shame this one was very disappinting. Will.not...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a friend and had a la carte from the lunch menu. The steak tartare was so poor I had to send it back, and even the chips were still soaking in oil. I then ordered a steak My friend had the spaghetti...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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March 2, 2020|
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Hi when we were there on a Sunday we dressed smart casual . Boys wore smart jeans and tops . There were diners in t shirts as well .
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