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The Ivy Castle View, Guildford, ENG

The Ivy Castle View

4.2
4.2
10441 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Castle View is an all-day British brasserie in the heart of Guildford, located just off the High Street, the main entrance is within the Tunsgate Quarter. With an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, the restaurant is open seven days a week and is also featuring a private dining room, outdoor terrace and a bar, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining with beautiful views across Guildford Castle.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–10:15 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:15 pm
  • Phone number
    01483 920100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Private party facilities
    The Ivy Castle View is an all-day British brasserie in the heart of Guildford, located just off the High Street, the main entrance is within the Tunsgate Quarter. For those special celebrations we offer our elegant private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
  • Neighborhood
    Guildford
  • Parking details
    Castle Car Park, Sydenham Rd, Guildford GU1 3RW (4 min from the car park) Bright Hill Car Park, Guildford, GU1, UK (6 min walk from the car park)
  • Public transit
    Guildford train station, Station Approach, Guildford GU1 4UT (9 min walk from the station)
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu Photo
  • The Ivy Castle View Afternoon Tea

    £34.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Beautifully presented in a three-tied stand and served with your choice of tea or coffee, The Ivy Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, and dainty cakes and tarts, crafted with the finest ingredients. *Prices are subject to change.
    The Ivy Castle View Afternoon Tea Photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    Jan 4 - Nov 8, 2024
    Available Monday to Wednesday 11:30 to close and Thursday to Friday 11:30 to 6:30 pm. Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu Photo

What 10,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Surrey

    Great for brunch

  • Surrey

    Great for scenic views

  • Surrey

    Most Booked

  • Guildford

    Best Overall

  • Guildford

    Best Food

  • Guildford

    Best Service

  • Guildford

    Best Ambiance

  • Guildford

    Best Value

  • Guildford

    Good for business meals

  • Guildford

    Good for business meals

  • Guildford

    Good for groups

  • Guildford

    Healthy

  • Guildford

    Neighborhood gem

  • Guildford

    Good for special occasions

  • Guildford

    Lively

  • Guildford

    Most Booked

10,442 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Nice venue, but food was a major disappointment and incredibly over priced. You’re paying for the ambience and view which is nice.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was horrendous from all the staff except one. I went with my family to celebrate my mother’s birthday on the 19th June. The hosts at the reception were morbid and very unhelpful - no one was smiling or greeting us with a welcoming smile. We told them it’s our mother’s birthday (even mentioned on the reservation) and they had no acknowledgement at all. We are a south Asian family, and we stood out in the restaurant and the staff were primarily all white english except for one individual who was black. The look the staff had was very disgusting and made us feel uncomfortable. They were not polite at all. We got asked for drinks 20mins after we sat, no one came to check on us. This young female took our drink orders and we told her we are ready to order and she disappeared and served someone else and ignored us rest of the dinner. 30 minutes after sitting down no one took our order. We asked the black gentleman (the reason we are distinguishing the race is because we have to as everyone else who was white ignored us) and he came with huge positivity and served us. He looked after us. No one else checked on us, even though we had met 4 other staff members before hand who disregarded us and never came with our orders or checked on us. The service gets a 0 from us, but that gentleman’s display of service was amazing. I have been coming here regularly and it has all been going downhill, rude staff and very unhelpful. And specifically bias towards a set clientele *cough* “ white English patrons”. Will not be coming to this branch again. Shameful and disrespectful. I have lived in Surrey my whole life and I am far from shocked and disappointed how awful this experience was.

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  3. Bryan

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, the Ivy provides a great atmosphere and always very full. The staff are enthusiastic and seem to enjoy their jobs. Always willing to talk and give advice, they are a credit to the Resturant.

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  4. Dillydelli

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice greeting. Good table for group of 5. Service rather slow particularly serving wine which was put out of our reach. Broccoli so hard it was inedible. Two dishes had it included in the presentation and ordered as one side. Cost of side removed from bill. Rather spoilt food experience. Starters good. Lunch 1917 menu good value. Rather pricey wine!

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  5. DavidM

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, I’ve visited a few of these Ivy Brasseries. What is notable about this one in this visit is that the service is quite poor. We waited half an hour without even a glass of table water. Staff are generally inattentive and getting their attention is difficult. None of them seemed particularly happy. A smiling welcome or a smiling farewell and more attention at the table to offer more drinks would be good. Nobody checked back to ask if our food was ok. Great location but more smiles, welcome and table attention from the staff would raise the service to match the style and price….

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  6. FernandoL

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good overall. We ordered beef and lobster pasta. The pasta was very good, but the two beef we orderes was a little tough but nevertheless the taste was very good. My only comment is the beef a little tough. Otherwise, overall very good.

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  7. Spurslass

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    As it was Fathers Day when we went, we did expect it to be busy, which it was. Our waitress was very attentive. One of our party ordered the roast beef and was asked whether was wanted it pink or medium, he said pink, but when it was bought out, one side of the beef was rare and the other side has been flashed in a pan or planchar so looked well done. Both sides were almost cold. We could not get attention to get changed so our party ate it but not the best(also really chewy and tough to cut). Rest of the meals were ok.

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  8. Saditwasntbetter

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Having booked a Father’s Day table at the last minute online, and only managing to get an outside table we asked on arrival if it was possible to have a table indoors. The waitress was pretty quick to say we are fully booked and it being Father’s Day they didn’t have any tables inside. We asked her to check with her Manager, which she did, the Manager came over and took us to a table inside in their quiet overflow area which was perfect given my mother is 90% deaf in one ear. Our waiter, Louis, was incredibly attentive and polite and given it was very busy and then our booking was at 2.15pm he maintained his friendly professional demeanour throughout our meal. We had a thoroughly wonderful experience. The food was fantastic too, a shame one of the puddings A Race for the Ivy was not available as we all wanted it, nonetheless, a great meal. We will definitely be back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yasmin was wonderful. We had a fantastic experience l. The food and service was 5 stars

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our Father’s Day meal, on this occasion we had a table in the private function room. A great experience overall and food quality was of very high standard.

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FAQs

The Ivy Castle View is rated 4.2 stars by 10441 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 101 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Castle View

Tunsgate Quarter, 98-110 High Street, Guildford, ENG GU1 3QY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Guildford
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–10:15 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:15 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Castle Car Park, Sydenham Rd, Guildford GU1 3RW (4 min from the car park) Bright Hill Car Park, Guildford, GU1, UK (6 min walk from the car park)
  • Public transit
    Guildford train station, Station Approach, Guildford GU1 4UT (9 min walk from the station)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01483 920100
  • Private party facilities
    The Ivy Castle View is an all-day British brasserie in the heart of Guildford, located just off the High Street, the main entrance is within the Tunsgate Quarter. For those special celebrations we offer our elegant private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
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