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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ivy

The Ivy
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Ranked #248 of 22,376 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $64
Cuisines: British, French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great food and a great atmosphere!
All the staff are welcoming and attentive.
I had the duck egg on toast to start and the shepherds pie for main.
They were both amazing!
The cocktails are great too!
Personally I don't think the price is too bad, me and my friend had 2 courses, 3 sides, water and 2 cocktails each and it was £113.00 including service charge.
At the end of the day you are eating at a well known place in central London so you expect to pay for it.
I would definetly be visiting The Ivy again.

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Thank SarahW2608
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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“I want to go again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

A surprise dinner for my birthday to The Ivy, somewhere I have wanted to go but thought I may be disappointed. There were six of us in our party and whilst the table was just a little small for the size of our party it did not detract from the excellent meal and service we had. Not at all stuffy as I thought it may be but a very, very enjoyable
, interactive set of waiters helped make the meal so enjoyable. We all had something different and had all three courses and coffee all of which was perfect. Whilst we had a two hour dining slot we were not at any time hurried and the gaps between courses were perfect. Even the bill totalled a little less than we had thought so all the better. We will definitely be back as soon as we can.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Everyone must try The Ivy at least once!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

I've been a few times and always seen a celeb or two. It was my wife's first time and she was starry-eyed. Great place to take a date, for brownie points. The food is good and service ok - but the main thing is the "I've been there" badge.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank brandreth16
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“A must just for the experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We won a trip to The Iy following a charity ball, we had a limo from Worthing, West Sussex. On arrival a man, doing a great impression of the controller from Thomas the Tank jumped to open our car doors, he was lovely and made us feel special. On entering a lady took our coats and we were shown to the bar where we had Twinkle cocktails they are a must. There were four of us. The maitr d welcomed us and showed us to our table. It is small and the tables are very close together but don't let that put you off, you go into your own bubble. The food and service we had was fantastic and faultless, they were late bringing out some Melba toast for one of the starters so deducted the whole sweet, without asking and we were not bothered about it being late. Yes it is expensive but the experience is well worth it.

Well worth a visit. Only one celeb spotted!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jrbull
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good food for a fair price in central london”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Went here last minute in March 2013 with my heavily pregnant wife (they immediately brought her a cushion which was nice). The atmosphere is buzzy/loud and I think its great for a meal for 2 but maybe having one conversation on a larger table would be a challenge.
This is not a cheap place to eat for traditional fayre but the food is generally excellent quality and therefore is good value in my view. I have been a couple of times and will return for an upbeat meal for two in the future but for a romantic night out I would chose a different, quieter location.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Mr-and-Mrs-SW8
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