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The Ivy on the Square

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Located in the prestigious St. Andrew Square, in the heart of Edinburgh, The Ivy on the Square is an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week.
PRICE RANGE
$26 - $85
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews brunch chocolate bomb chicken milanese wasabi prawns shepherds pie apple tart cod eggs benedict fries sandwiches salad seated upstairs st andrews square afternoon tea service was impeccable waiting staff front of house
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful Food and drinks as expected, staff exceptional and very attentive. We were in Edinburgh for the last weekend of Christmas markets and enjoyed the beautiful decor of the Ivy also. Only criticism was that out table (for 2) was just inside the door with...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank MariaM005
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was disappointed in our early January visit to the Ivy for lunch. Service was very impersonal this time. There was absolutely no conversation from the new? waiting staff who seemed very dry. We started with the pate (delicious as usual) & asked for the prawn...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank McAnnie1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food and service was great here. Only small downside was that we were sat right near the window and the air con was just blowing on us all night. Big thanks to Dawid our waiter for his attentiveness.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank shmam2
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had booked a table for 4 at 6.45 on a Sunday so the restaurant wasn’t too busy thank goodness as our table was squashed between the waiters station and the next table. The food arrived and was ok, not as hot as we would...More

Date of visit: January 2020
2  Thank siang2002
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent, food, wine selection and service. Only downside was the glasses used for the lovely Albariño white wine - more suitable for Coca Cola than white wine. Definitely needs a rethink. The 4 stars reflect this.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank K7004DEwilliamd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the ivy restaurants and this place was a good as all the others I’ve visited. Excellent veggie options too and the apple tart is definitely worth the 15 minute wait. Perfect service too

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank tomcweaver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We both enjoyed our lunch here, pumpkin soup followed by sea bass.We shared sides of tomatoes with basil and a side of broccoli. Service was superb apart from the fact that we weren’t offered the set menu, I had to ask for it. It was...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank KWDEW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous meal once again at the Ivy. The lobster risotto was divine and across the table the smoked salmon went down well. My chicken Milanese was perfect as was the hamburger across from me. The service was very professional and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank 181chrissieg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the service and ambience was a positive experience, the food did not match. Portions were extremely small and food was fairly simple. It seems the Ivy is failing to meet the high street luxury brand to which it has marketed itself. This is to...More

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank JamieNaylerrr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always go out for New Year Eve Lunch rather than fighting the crowds on Princess St in Edinburgh in the evening. Once again The Ivy pushed out the boat with superb food and very attentive staff. We have tried other restaurants but the past...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes you can, fairly relaxed on clothing
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The whole experience was excellent - you get what u pay for however having said that I felt the food was reasonably priced in comparison to other high ending dining places around the city .
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