The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

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One of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy, West Street, has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service for over a century. The Ivy Collection is now to open in Manchester this November, offering a new dining experience set across four fabulous floors.


Located in the heart of Manchester, The Ivy Spinningfields offers something for everyone, with an all-day contemporary British menu that ranges from breakfast through to lunch and dinner including light snacks, sandwiches and afternoon tea. There is also a dedicated weekend brunch menu with some delicious alternatives to our mid-week à la carte and an exclusive drinks menu specially created by our bartender, including some classic favourites with a twist and new creations.
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Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The restaurant is far too dark & far too noisy to enjoy your dining experience. Diners were using the torch on their mobile phones in order to read the menu & bill. The music is far too loud & intrusive for a dining establishment. The tables are too close together & for the above reasons we were in & out in 50 minutes, we couldn’t stand to be there a minute longer. We went elsewhere for coffee & after dinner drinks. Highly disappointing experience.

w
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner, arrived early after a long shopping day to see if we could be seated 1 hour earlier, the reception team made this happen with no issue. Dean our waiter was truly outstanding and a credit to the whole Ivy group of restaurants. We have eaten in Harrogate, York, Leeds and Manchester and the Manchester Venue was the most exciting, polished and funky with the most wonderfully professional service, although our local York restaurant is always consistent and lovely too. Please say a huge thank you to Dean for making our whole experience magical.

EF
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous and service as good but the drinks were just SO slow!!! Would appreciate if drinks service was quicker!

VT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great apart from the lighting as we all needed our phone torches to see the menu!

PD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is about the 6th Ivy that we've been to, as usual, just to a high level in all aspects

SH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor, attentive staff and well executed food with value for money sized portions.

J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Ivy Brasserie for a family breakfast/brunch and had a lovely time. The ambience was great, lovely decor, great food, lovely waiter. Would highly recommend.

s
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the restaurant very busy but service was good.

MA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saturday night atmosphere. Waiter was particularly good. Attentive but not over the top. We had ages at the table - not rushed at all. Nice length between courses. The mushroom & truffle starter was beautiful. Blackened cod stunning. I underestimated the portion size. Really quite a lot so a couple of sides to share with a friend was more than ample. Thoroughly enjoyed

K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent meal and great value for money. Only slight complaint is that the writing on the menu is small and the lighting in the restaurant is low so we (and others on neighboring tables) had to use the torch from the phone so that we could read it. Our waitress said it was a regular complaint. Minor point but relevant (just need the menu to be in bigger type).

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience. Our food couldn't have been better. Loved it

NM
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, food and service. Thank you!

J
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were impressed with the restaurant, the meal and service in the Brasserie however after our meal we asked if we were able to go upstairs for a drink to be advised yes we could . A staff member had checked with reception first but when we went to the rooftop bar we were then turned away as it was too busy and sent to the second floor restaurant where we could not get into either. It did ruin the end of our experience up and down the floors being turned away and though we explained to two separate managers no one seemed bothered to help us . So I loved the place for a meal but not a drink

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

For a restaurant of this quality to have to share an ice bucket with another table is totally unacceptable. When I mentioned this on leaving the front of house were totally dismissive of my comments so would not be recommending my friends to go to this restaurant .Also it is the only restaurant in Manchester charging a 12.5% surcharge .

HW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was lovely. Service was exceptional. Loved the setting and the ambience. We were taken to our table half an hour late and there was unfortunately no apology. However, this did not ruin our trip. We had a fab time, we will be back.

AN
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A fabulous dining experience with excellent food and service, a special birthday outing made even more special.

JD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, brilliant ambiance and great service. We had a great time and would definitely recommend The Ivy Manchester.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing. Didn’t want to loose the taste.
The staff were very attentive but not too attentive just the perfect level.

B
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in all ways - couldn't have been happier. First experience and would love to go back if I'm ever back in Manchester

L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Morning was delightful, my friend and I enjoyed brunch then on to the Christmas markets. No faults to mention.

JW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different to other restaurants in decor it makes a welcome change. Staff all friendly. Food very very good

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience great atmosphere great service.

v
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab will definitely be back great service great food

E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Although we had booked it took awhile for us to be seen to. Once we were advised a table was available we had to wait for it to be set and the member of staff who had showed us to our table was nowhere to be seen. The tables were very tightly packed together and the restaurant was very noisy.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very busy all days of the week. Good staff and good food.

JB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to deliver a fantastic experience.
Ambiance and atmosphere were just right , the staff are excellent and the food hits the spot every time 👍

MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere and very attentive staff
One of our party had dietary needs and staff were more than accommodating to make their experience wasn’t spoilt.
I would definitely recommend

SM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined for breakfast for my daughters 21st birthday. It was lovely from start to finish and topped by a little birthday cake compliments of the Ivy. I would highly recommend for a special occasion

m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place service was great food was lovely the tea served in proper silver tea pot was perfect. The only negative thing I would say is we were asked if we wanted a GLASS of water and we said okay that would be nice. A bottle was placed on our table and we had a glass each that was poured for us and then were charged £3.95. If I’d known that I would not have bothered, I thought it was a courtesy thing. We didn’t get to take the bottle with us as he took away even though I had paid for it. Very misleading but I would visit again but decline the offer of water.

s
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FAbulous evening, great hosts and food spot on, cant wait to make a return visit! thank you!

N
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to the ivy for drinks not a meal. We were two couples and 1 couple are vegan. The choice for a vegans was good , derives was slick , all very helpful and amazing food.
Will definitely go again

Z
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to celebrate my birthday! The staff were attentive and warm, the food was excellent and the overall experience was amazing! I will definitely return!

KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fourth visit to The Ivy Brasserie in Manchester and everything was excellent. This time I came with my husband and I had a voucher for £100 which was a gift from my nieces. I discovered that there would be no change given from the voucher which is unsatisfactory. I don't drink much at lunchtime and my husband is teetotal. To spend £100 for the sake of spending it is not really ideal. I managed to get to £83 as I had two glasses of the most expensive wine. I asked for the £17 to go to gratuities as our waiter was wonderful. I do hope my request was fulfilled! This voucher system needs altering in my view.

L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Waiting 20 minutes between each starter coming out. My partners starter came out, leaving him waiting for me to receive mine 20 minute later.
Chicken Milanese was very oily and wasn’t what was expected due to the status of the restaurant.

RS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Really make you feel special. Food was spot on.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my birthday. Service was excellent. Upgraded the table as my daughter was on crutches and no room at the original table. Food was delicious and so much. Lively experience

M
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a first time visit with a school friend. Lunch set menu great value, portion size good. Great service from the welcome at the door and reception through to dining. Table service always available when needed but not obtrusive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service was excellent

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fab, service was impeccable.

SV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely ambiance greeted and sat down very quickly The service excellent my only problem I had the fish and chips. The chips were very disappointing