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The Ivy Cafe Blackheath, London, ENG

The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

4.5
4.5
3546 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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Booked 79 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

  • London Restaurant Festival Set Menu

    £17.95 per person

    Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2022
    "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"
  • 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 3,546 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

  • London

    Contemporary British

  • South East London

    Great for Brunch

  • South East London

    Most Booked

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  1. JG

    JeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Whenever I feel the need for a bit of uplift, The Ivy in Blackheath is the place to go. Bright welcoming smiles, courtesy with coat hanging and escorting to table. I feel like the Queen. Table superbly set with the distinctive ivy designs. Glasses are sparkling napkins nice and crisp and a decent size. My negroni was wonderful. I had the monkfish and prawn curry which was delicious and perfect for the hot summer day. Ice cream made with fresh cream and good ingredients with a home made shortbread finger. Double espresso and ready to go.

  2. PS

    PennyS

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Went yesterday and 3 weeks ago. Wanted the same lunch but was told I couldn’t have caramelised onions in my beef baguette this time ! Also ordered sorbet asked what flavours were available and one he said was salted caramel . I have never heard of that as sorbet but was assured it was. I was served up ice cream

  3. B

    Balaji

    London

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    The portion sizes are very small and hence it is extremely over priced for what is on offer. Whilst the service was good, they forgot the only side we ordered. The quality of food is sub par - linguine pasta with Courgette hardly had any courgette and there was no tomato sauce. For the price being charged it is just not worth it I have been to The Ivy in Central London a few times and is far better than The Ivy in Blackheath.

  4. SS

    SandyS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were meeting good friends that we hadn't seen for a while. Staff attentive but understanding that we were slow to order. Food good quality and well presented. my table request was followed.

  5. S

    Saskia

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The food was delicious and they even bought me a little surprise as it was my birthday. My only complaint is that I had the blackened cod and then a dessert and I was still hungry and I'm a small eater. I think the fish should have come with potatoes for something

  6. S

    Sonia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    I have been to The Ivy on many occasions. I was deeply disappointed this time. I had to wait 20 minutes + for a drink which I had ordered and then reminded the staff of. The food was cold and management clearly does not treat customers the same. A deflated experience. I hope the next time will be much better.

  7. SS

    SarahS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Tasty food and really good service. The restaurant was lively on the lunch service and there was a good atmosphere.

  8. KC

    KatieC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always an amazing meal, perfect friendly, patient service (as we can never decide on what to order as it's all so lovely :)) always looking forward to the next visit. Thank you for my birthday cake too, a lovely touch. Katie

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always amazing

  10. SN

    SusanN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From arrival the service was excellent. Our server was very good. Always asking us if we wanted or needed anything. The food was very good. Well worth a visit.

  11. MC

    MarionC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service, the whole experience of eating in the Ivy Cafe is thoroughly enjoyable.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    We waited 45mins between courses for a lunch. It didn't appear that busy.

  13. HJ

    HJT57

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great welcome and service. Luxurious venue, but best of all good food and sensible portions.

  14. HA

    HeleneA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A good place to meet with friends or celebrate with family. Professional service and affordable fine food.

  15. HT

    HaydnT

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fathers Day meal - great service and a relaxing atmosphere. Good food as ever at The Ivy chain.

  16. ND

    NiikkiiD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food - lovely setting. We really appreciated the Fathers Day glass of wine!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took dad here for fathers day had a nice meal.

  18. RN

    RajivN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service,friendly staff, tasty food. Enjoyed our breakfast

  19. LP

    LaurenceP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great menu, excellent food, good, attentive service, lovely decor, great location in Blackheath.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All great!!

  21. AH

    AndrewH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    I like the Ivy Cafe. Particularly if you want a quiet or more intimate catch up in a calmer atmosphere. The food is nice but what really elevates it for me is the cosy decor, comfortable seating , well laid out floor plan with lots of private nooks, and high quality service. Because of this, I’d chose it over other similar quality food options in the area.

  22. HS

    HoyS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food , great table service , pleasant atmosphere

  23. k

    keith

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We all had a very good time. Little bit noisy from other tables.

  24. MC

    MooCow68Kent

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    As ever great food but was a busy night and had to wait longer than expected for bar drinks and side dishes.

  25. S

    Stevef

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good restaurant

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    The service was amazing. I feel the service and ambience were let down by the mediocre quality of the food. My meal was ten times better at the Ivy in Central London.

  27. IK

    IngridK

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff and food were excellent. The atmosphere in there was pleasant. The table was not very nice as it was directly under the air conditioning outlet. The chairs were not the most comfortable ones as there was no full back support.

  28. VJ

    VanessaJ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff here are very attentive and welcoming. Thank you for making our evening enjoyable.

  29. CB

    ClareB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited for my friends birthday, had a wonderful breakfast, excellent quality and hot and tasty. Service was impeccable , we are keen to visit all of the Ivy restaurants , 10/10

  30. JP

    JanisP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely value for money food. Exceptional surroundings in terms of decor and being situated in Blackheath.

  31. JL

    JaneL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A good location with the standard menu offering a good selection of old favourites. This place always has a good ambience, even at quieter times. Service is excellent.

  32. CS

    ConanS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Popped out for a quick bite with my teenage son. We were surprised by the quality of food and the speed of service. The food was delicious, service speedy, waiting staff were friendly and relaxed.... very efficient restaurant would definitely go again

  33. LB

    LouiseB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and very good and friendly service at the table.

  34. s

    schoolking82

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    A birthday lunch. We asked to be moved along with two others tables due a bad smell which we were told happens from time to time! Service was superb as always. We chose set two courses and one of my guests had to send her main back as it was cold. Again issue addressed immediately. We have been many times for lunch and dinner without problem. We will return

  35. JG

    JoanG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and lovely setting and atmosphere. Excellent service. Definitely recommend.

  36. AG

    AGMa

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Service was friendly but food was very disappointing for a birthday visit. Our main courses had been left sitting around for some time before being served which hadn't done the lemon sole any favours. I asked if it could be redone as fish looked very dry and crisp, capers were crisp and watercress had shrivelled up under the heat. This was done and waiter spoke to the chef and then explained to us how the fish was cooked which was rather annoying as it was the heat rather than cooking which spoilt the fish. The fish curry seemed to withstand the heat though in hindsight it may well have been better if I'd taken the waiter up on redoing this; it was nowhere near as excellent as the duck curry I'd had weeks back which was out of this world fabulous. I'm hoping this was just a bad day as we like the Ivy in Blackheath.

  37. EH

    EveH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Always enjoy eating at the Ivy Cafe in Blackheath, Staff are welcoming, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Food portions are generous and always delivered at the correct temperature. looking forward to our next meal.

  38. G

    Geniessser

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Expected to get the a la carte menu as the Brunch menu, as per website, finishes at 3.45 pm which was the time of our booking. Apparently that was the only menu they do and they recently changed the menu so the item I had found on the website was initially not available. However the waitress that had started serving us managed to persuade the chef to do the item I was after. Taking the order took a while,but food was served quickly. The Paremesan Truffle Chips are fantastic. After finishing the main course we did not have starters, we were given the dessert menu and then waited a long time for the order to be taken and the new waitress did not know what ice cream and sorbets they offer. Nice touch was the profiteroles to share as an extra as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. All in all not what we are used to having been there before. I do understand the struggles hospitality is going through at the moment, but even taking this into consideration it was not up tobpar

  39. RS

    RaeShell

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, interior, food and staff are delightful. Thank you, its a gem.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and great service

FAQs

The Ivy Cafe Blackheath is rated 4.5 stars by 3546 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 79 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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