The Ivy Castle View
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.
Amazing and delicious as usual! Service was faultless as was the upscaled hygiene. Will be back soon!
Lovely food. Excellent Covid safety measures. Wonderful staff.
Lovely evening, The Ivy is such a treat, dinner is always very special
Would really recommend - great food and cocktails. Staff were amazing, could not fault the evening. A little piece of normality in a very different world.
Lovely service , amazing cocktails. Food is average
A really lovely evening as a celebration for a friends upcoming wedding. Staff were attentive and lovely and the food was incredible.
Excellent food. Service OK. Starters took a long time given how many staff were on an appeared very quickly after we reminded them.
excellent food and service as usual thank you. We will be back.
Great atmosphere in these difficult times. Excellent service and a brilliant duck salad. Champagne was nicely chilled as I have complained once before about temperature. Great response from the floor manager about my concerns. When my time slot was up I was asked to sit at the bar without time limit. Very considerate.
Great food. Our server was fabulous not to pushy but sooeared to top up drinks etc. Really enjoyed it.
Loved the atmosphere, so nice to have a buzz in these covid times !
The Ivy was a great restaurant to celebrate my husband’s 75th Birthday with some of our family. Our grandsons said the steaks were the “best ever” !
As we are not from Guildford the address we had was 98 high street
We walked up and down the high street and could not find it the Ivy holds your table for 5 minutes only
So I called and spoke to a member of staff and asked her where it was she said I can’t explain I’ll pass you to someone who can
I thought that was very odd that a member of staff could not tell us where the restaurant is I was passed to Alex who managed to explain exactly how to get there
It is in a shopping centre on the 2nd floor there are no obvious signs to point you in the right direction as we are from Eastbourne I think we would have struggled to find it
On entering we approached the booking in desk and despite 3 members of staff standing behind the desk we were ignored 2 members of staff males wearing dark suits I assumed were managers carried on having a conversation the other member was busy on the computer and eventually she acknowledged us and took us to our table the 2 males carried on chatting
We chose the ivy because we have eaten in both Brighton and Tunbridge Wells restaurants and had excellent service and food
Our initial experience with Guildford fell very well short of our previous visits to other ivy restaurants
The table staff that served us were absolutely fabulous and so was our food and wine
Shame about the managers
Being Coeliac I would really love to see more gluten free options in the menu, such as gluten free buns with a burger rather than a burger between two slices of gluten free bread. The same would apply to muffins and pancakes, breakfast sausages. These items are widely available these days gluten free. A separate gluten free menu with a more comprehensive choice is overdue Ivy! Côte have a fantastic gluten free menu so at the moment, Cote is always my first choice.
Our original booking for 8.45 was changed to 8.15 after we realized how tight that was if we had to leave by 10. 8.15 had not been available to book but when I rang to ask if we needed to preorder in order to get two courses in time the receptionist juggled the bookings. Hurrah. Top marks.
We are regulars at The Ivy and we haven't had a poor meal. Good quality relatively simple dishes full of flavour.
We ate in the lower restaurant. Lovely vibrant colours. Very pretty surroundings. The alcoholic hand spray has changed from a Tequila one to Limoncello. We kept using it!
Food and service was good but was a bit shocked to get the service charge added to the bill. I was under the impression that tips were voluntary and should be 10% of the bill. Service charge was 12% and not voluntary.
We were taken downstairs initially away from the atmosphere. Not sure why. We were moved back upstairs upon request though. The menu was pretty basic, which surprised me considering the Ivy's reputation. The service was a little better than some restaurants but equal to others. The atmosphere was great though.
Celebrating my wife's retirement we chose The Ivy for this special occasion as living in Guildford for many year, we haven't dined here before. We were very impressed by the quality of the food and service - on par with expensive London restaurants. We only had a 90 minute slot but the service was very prompt and courteous, and so managed 3 courses and coffee. The ambience was pleasant, but quite noisy. Would go again.
A usual the Ivy Castle view was excellent. Service, food and the ambience was first class.
Couldn't ask for better service and food was amazing. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful time. The service and meal were both lovely
Great meal. Very good service. Great ambience and it was CoVid safe
Lovely meal, great service and friendly staff. Would recommended to family and friends
Impressed with Covid precautions. Great service. Food is good overall but my Burger was a little dry and needed more seasoning which I found slightly disappointing
Delicious food & service.
Will definitely be returning!
Thank you to all the staff at the Ivvy, the service was exeptional, the food was superb. My husband & I really enjoyed our visit, the ambience, friendly and helpful staff and prompt service all helped to make the day special! We look forward to returning in the not too distant future.
Lovely setting, nice decor, excellent service & very goof menu/food. The lunch time menu is also very good value.
Delicious and civic safe, lovely setting and atmosphere
Very lovely place
Came with my partner for the breakfast and I must say it’s the best thing and the best place ever
Very great service
Tall handsome guy who serviced us was really amazing and smiley dude
Great 👍 food lovely although a bit rushed !
Incredible Monkfish and Prawn Curry - and sublime truffle mash
Very welcoming & friendly. Our waitress was very attentive & friendly. Precautions were in place for our safety.
The sweet potato vegetable curry was excellent!
Will be booking again for our Christmas get together!
My friend and I booked for a celebration birthday lunch. On arrival we were greeted and promptly shown to our seats. Our waiter was attentive and polite and the food was superb.
Thank you for a lovely time. We will definitely recommend to our friends.
Lovely first experience dining at The Ivy Guildford. Our waiter Steven did a fantastic job of interacting with us and delivering his recommendations and dishes of the day. Not only this, but the additional birthday cake was a complete surprise and really appreciated. He’s a great asset to your restaurant. Our meals were delicious and the service was very quick but certainly not rushed. I would highly recommend going here, particularly for a special occasion.
We enjoyed every element of our dining experience. Great atmosphere and vibe!! Particularly in Covid times! Staff was very friendly and attentive.
Fab service and delicious faultless food and wine.
Lovely time had and food good, Would like more choice in main courses on gluten free menu
It was wonderful! The food was tasty and presented very well. Staff were polite, friendly and professional.
Excellent waitress !! Attentive without being too much
Food was excellent with good amounts for the price. Environment is lovely with friendly staff who are very helpful.
The Ivy Castle View is rated 4.5 stars by 4331 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.