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The Ivy Cafe Blackheath, London, ENG

The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

4.5
4.5
3652 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining in the heart of Blackheath. The restaurant serves all-encompassing, contemporary British menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 8:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3940 1010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Neighborhood

    Blackheath

  • Parking details

    Blackheath Station Car Park - London | APCOA, Hurren Cl, Blackheath, London SE3 9LE (6 minute walk from the car park)

  • Public transit

    Blackheath train station, London SE3 0DE (3 min from the train station)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ivy Cafe Blackheath Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday, changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two Courses - £17.95 Three Courses - £22.95

What 3,652 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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Loved For

  • South East London

    Great for Brunch

  • South East London

    Contemporary British

  • South East London

    Most Booked

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  1. AA

    AliAli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true gem in Blackheath. Excellent service and great atmosphere.
  2. C

    Christophe

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spot on as usual. The duck salad and lobster linguine were first class.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, always attentive but not too intrusive.. Have been dining there for many years.. always happy to return…
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I booked the restaurant left note saying that was a birthday dinner. The table next to us got offered a birthday profiterole with candle but we didn’t!
  5. SD

    SimonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic, excellent service, lovely staff and the food was superb, the shepherds pie was delicious. Cant be fairer than that.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Absolutely awful service some not all of the staff were rude
  7. M

    Marshmallow

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real treat and beautiful location on Blackheath. Staff always very lovely. Went to celebrate our anniversary and we were surprised with a lovely little anniversary pastry after our meal which was a very nice touch.
  8. DM

    DonnaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round and will definitely be coming back soon, thank you!
  9. OZ

    OZaraB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing! Went for mummy’s birthday celebration and the staff were friendly and accommodating
  10. DF

    DannyF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good food and service at The Ivy, along with a good ambiance. There are a lot of The Ivy restaurants around London, and whilst they are all similar in style and decor, the are all different in there own way, which is what I like about them. You don’t get the chain restaurant feeling when you visit them.
  11. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was my first visit and I would definitely come back again
  12. p

    paulf

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    i we attended to celebrate my wife's birthday. The restaurant was not busy and never more than 50% capacity, yet, nearly cold food was served on warm plates. When removed, the side dishes were left on the table and not taken away. The time taken to return the food was ridiculously long and even then found not to be worth the money. An extremely disappointing visit and won't be repeated.
  13. SM

    ShabnamM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Charming restaurant, with good food, ambiance and service. I would recommend the Ivy Cafe. We had a wonderful time
  14. K

    Kate

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very good service + excellent food.. Only minus - overall very noisy - adjacent to table with noisy children...
  15. J

    Jade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    I visited the Ivy for a friends 40th birthday and The service was really poor, we was stuck in the corner and forgotten about. The waiting staff pushed passed my chair numerous time to get to the table and when it to come to paying after asking for the bill it took 20mins before I had to go a find someone to pay . I will not be revisiting which is a shame as so many people hyped it up as being great
  16. M

    Monc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience as always. Food excellent and very friendly helpful staff. Sadly not all customers take notice of your dress policy - tacky shorts and customer sitting cross legged all through meal so unusual to be seen in the Ivy! But will be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent, but unfortunately the service is not that great, we were waiting for more than 15 minutes for someone to serve us…
  18. MD

    MarkD

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Under-staffed but the guys there are working their butts off. The Ivy champagne is the best value around imo. Tastes better than any of the branded ones. Get more staff Ivy Directors....
  19. A

    Arthur

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service slow to start with but improved and overall a good experience.
  20. E

    Essie

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Food was lovely. Unfortunately the service wasn't great. We sat with our empty main meal plates for 40 mins and waited another 25 minutes to pay the bill.
  21. VP

    VictoriaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was simply delicious, I could not make my mind up on what to eat, as every dish looked amazing. I asked for a recommendation and our waitress recommended the blackened cod, I was not disappointed. The dish was an explosion of taste and was perfect portion. Their truffle parmasan fried were really good and so were the green beans with almonds. Very accomodating and excellent service. Cannot wait to go back and try the rest! Already planning to return for my birthday.
  22. MG

    MichaelGoucher069

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good cocktails, service outstanding and food ok. Brasserie zedel far better for the similar price.
  23. JS

    JulieS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Three monkfish and prawn curries came to the table without the rice , we asked and they said it was coming, 5 minutes after and curry was Luke warm , one fish and chips not sure it was fresh maybe frozen
  24. RW

    RachelW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at The Ivy Café as per. Thumbs up. Thank you team
  25. C

    Claire

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Our table wasn’t ready so asked us to take a table outside, and order a drink, did that, then our table was ready a couple of minutes after- we wouldn’t have ordered a drink (cocktail and beer) if we’d have known, we would have just ordered a bottle of wine. The wine bucket had quite a few corks in, the lid to our sparkling water got thrown in there- so that lost some fizz, lastly there was no ice in it. I was sick during the night and think it was from the lobster linguine. Nice touch was the profiterole with Happy Anniversary on it. I’ve been to a few other Ivy’s and the standard has been higher.
  26. FH

    FrancescaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our time here, will definitely be back. Thank you!
  27. s

    sussexdiner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the fixed price menu, this offered a good choice and excellent value for money.This is the second time we have tried the set menu and both times enjoyed our meal.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Birthday lunch with a new born baby
  29. KB

    KellyBeajames89

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time visiting Yummy food, good service! We had a birthday and brought a cake with us but couldn’t eat it on the premises? Odd! If isn’t to do with not having dessert maybe charge people for bring a cake? Very noisy but happy. Good to see restaurants busy
  30. NB

    NeilB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An impeccable Full English Breakfast in a sophisticated restaurant in Blackheath Village. The perfect way to start a summer’s day
  31. SW

    SarahW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive but not obtrusive service, beautifully cooked and presented food, great ambience
  32. DE

    DaveE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent lunch, celebrating my wife's birthday. The food was good quality and very well cooked, and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was lively, although this quietened down later in the afternoon. Service was excellent. Drinks were on the expensive side, however this is a personal choice.
  33. j

    janiceh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch , lovely venue and delicious food. Will definitely go back soon
  34. SH

    SusanH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely surroundings charming staff and reliably good food. Quite noisy but bearable.
  35. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I’ve sent the ivy an email direct to their head office as I was presented with extremely poor service, nil atmosphere and the fact I choked on over 10+ fish bones when it was supposed to be a cod fillet! The ivy still have not responded to my complaint and contacted me as requested! Very disappointed
  36. TM

    TippaMS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, good service, tasty and reasonable value food. Thsnls very much!
  37. PD

    PeterD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ivy is a treat for us and we were not let down great food and cocktails the service was outstanding. We had a dining experience we will not forget.
  38. T

    Toby

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    Friendly staff but for a person who has allergies or celiac the menue is not clear and not alot of choice which did spoil the afternoon . The food was nice but overpriced for what we had.
  39. BK

    BusraK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant , amazing food, perfect service
  40. NP

    NatashaP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A firm favourite, lovely staff

FAQs

The Ivy Cafe Blackheath is rated 4.5 stars by 3652 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

43-45 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London, ENG SE3 0TJ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Blackheath

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 8:30 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Blackheath Station Car Park - London | APCOA, Hurren Cl, Blackheath, London SE3 9LE (6 minute walk from the car park)

  • Public transit

    Blackheath train station, London SE3 0DE (3 min from the train station)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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