The Ivy Harrogate

4.5
5200 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Located on the central Parliament Street, in the heart of the popular spa town, The Ivy Harrogate is an all-day restaurant with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant offers a tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining just a stone’s throw from the Montpellier Quarter shops and Turkish baths.

The Ivy Harrogate is the perfect spot to meet up with friends and family, entertain clients or just simply relax.
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RCha
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Preference given to drunken drinkers at the bar instead of to diners. Forced to wait outside because bar was full. Pressurised to order food quickly. Bottle of wine forgotten and only delivered after meal arrived. Wrong vegetables delivered. Lack of effective management and supervision. We were there for a special occasion but in reality we felt anything but special. Overall, the experience was awful and we will not go again.

SA
vipSimonA
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as always.

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Harrogateregular
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience1

The food was average for what I would expect for the price of the meal. It was so loud I could not have a conversation! The table we were sat at felt like it was in a corridor with waiting staff standing behind us discussing other guests needs. We did not stay long, just long enough to eat. Not exactly the relaxing, treat meal we had in mind. Although I do accept it was a busy Saturday night service. Maybe just not for us!

GW
vipGailW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My birthday.

PB
PeterB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for our Gold Wedding. Everything was top rate! Thank you to all the staff.
Peter and Thelma

SQ
SharonQ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was good but nothing exceptional about it at all. We paid Ivy prices expecting something special We've had better and paid less!

TW
TomW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very poor service, had to wait a very long time to order (20+ minutes between mains being cleared and ordering dessert), waiting staff were not attentive whatsoever. Several errors with our food order and tried to charge us for an alcoholic beverage when we’d order the alcohol free version. Food was nice but the service and errors ruined the meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely amazing!

CH
CraigH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food served impeccably. The staff were all wonderfully friendly and authentic. We were seated in the courtyard at the rear which was perfect for a late summer’s eve. Can’t wait to visit again soon.

JR
JoyR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice happy atmosphere. Great staff. Beautiful decor and very comfortable.

DS
DawnS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the best place we’ve been to! Nice, but over priced!

CS
CaptainSnackie
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Champagne Afternoon Tea: The restaurant was very busy - with a chatty vibe which we like. The decor was colourful, staff looked smart and the tables were dressed nicely, hand sanitizer on tables too (nice touch). The tea and coffee served was very nice in lovely heavy pots.
The majority of the food was delicious. There was an unusual and a bit unpleasant green juice in a mini milk bottle (vitamin boost tonic - tasted like cucumber water) which we didn’t feel was a good fit for aft tea (sat amongst the cakes on the top tier). The champagne was very nice indeed - I’m not usually a big fan.
We felt another sandwich was needed but realise this is just personal taste.
We waited 35 minutes from ordering which we thought was a little surprising - we had prebooked - they knew we were having afternoon tea.
Although we don’t like too much attention, we were surprised that we weren’t offered top ups re the hot drinks. We’ve also been offered top ups of sandwiches in other venues - but we never expect that.
It’s a nice place and the food was tasty - but I’ve had equally as nice elsewhere for a far lesser price.
I don’t want this review to put people off - the place was incredibly busy so clearly very popular. It just felt a bit impersonal for us on this one visit.
The staff certainly seemed very busy.

CM
CarlM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, with a good vibe for any occasion, staff are friendly and helpful!
Will definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service with attentive staff

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RayR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were shown to our table straight away but had to wait ages for a drink.
The waitress was very friendly apologised all the time and the drinks arrived eventually.

The food was excellent.

Cheeky to charge over £3 for still water when tap water would of been fine.

AT
AlastairT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The Ivy deserves its reputation as the creme de la creme. We we went on Friday night in Harrogate and it was full to the rafters - so much so that our table appeared to be in the middle of the waiters' thoroughfare. But no matter the food was absolutely delicious if not a little pricey.

DC
DanielC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed our meal in The Ivy. Service was excellent as was the food. We would definitely eat there again.

KM
KarlM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food good, table good, staff good, music not in keeping with clientele more suited to a night club. We just felt a little rushed and were asked if we could move to the bar to free up the table. We had only been at the table 3/4 of an hour.

Prefer York and London.

CM
ChrisM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and gorgeous food. Love it. The waitress was brill. 👍

BD
BeverlyD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service - friendly helpful staff.

EV
ElizabethV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The starters we're nice, by no means outstanding. I had chicken milanese for main and was disappointed to receive a dry piece of tasteless chicken on a plate with a side of sauce. Presentation left a lot to be desired.
The staff however were lovely and attentive. The ambience was good.
I would not visit here again as I found the food to be extortionate for what we got. My fellow diners felt the same.

SD
SandraD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good vibe, busy with great mixture of formality (good table linen etc) with relaxed and informal ambience.

KT
KTy6164
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall a great experience. Something a bit different and quite special. The waitress was lovely, very attentive. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere and very busy when we were leaving. The terrace area looked lovely from the window but didn't go outside for a proper look
Negatives - It was very rushed. Going to The Ivy in Harrogate was a special experience for us but felt as if, for them, it was how many people they could get on that table in an evening. There was literally no break between the starter plates being taken away and the main course arriving. We ordered a bottle of wine but the food was well and truly over before we had had drank half the bottle. We were in and out of the restaurant in about an hour. Very disappointing the staff were rushing us and not really letting us enjoy or embrace the experience.
I have dined at the Birmingham restaurant and never had this experience or feeling
Would I recommend to a friend? Yes for the experience but no if you want a relaxing, leisurely meal where you can embrace the experience

AM
AlanM
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went to the Ivy in harrogate for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, it was very enjoyable with good food as usual.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service and lovely atmosphere always

SW
StephenW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Ivy at Harrogate was recommended to us by my son's partner to celebrate our 43rd Wedding Anniversary and it turned out to be a real treat. The Restaurant is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We opted for the Lunchtime Menu which had plenty of nice dishes to choose from and we really enjoyed our selections. The service was excellent and the complementary chocolate profiteroles in celebration of the occasion was a lovely touch and delicious!

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Robert
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice garden dining area. Friendly and relaxed.

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johns
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

the ivy on previous visits has been excellent. on this occasion the white wine was not very cold and we waited over 40 minutes for our starter. the lady waitress was however excellent and pleasant.

CF
CherylF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the perfect evening at The Ivy celebrating our anniversary .. the staff were wonderful , very attentive , food delicious and the special celebration sweet treat was a lovely touch .. highly recommend .

NJ
NickyJ
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Service was horrendous today for some reason which was a real shame

The food was very good there was no doubt

Also the ivy pack you in like sardines, a table for 2 is a table of 6 as you are so close the people next to you.

The waitress was lovely but we received our starters before our drinks so we refused them until we had had a drink. But all it meant was the main meal was put down as they were clearing the starters.

Real shame and disappointing

JR
JulieR
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation and the staff were so nice. So pleasant to chat to.

DA
DavidA
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was, as always, exemplary. The ambiance was excellent. I was saddened that as it is now their Autumn menu they have removed all salads. Short sighted and poor market knowledge there I feel. That’s why I have docked one star.

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Paula
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a lovely evening at the Ivy with very good food and friendly service. However, staff need to learn how to serve expensive wine. We ordered a second bottle of wine at £77. The waiter failed to bring fresh glasses and treated it like a bottle of plonk, topping up our original glasses which still contained wine with wine from the new bottle. Not impressed!

CS
ClareS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Ivy Harrogate - best steak I've had in a very long time and the Steak Tartare is really exceptional! Faultless service and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thanks!

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NeilB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were celebrating our silver wedding, we should have been in Mexico buy hey Ho. The food was lovely, reasonably priced and service was prompt. It was a little on the warm side in the restaurant but it was full.

CL
ChristieL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere for a Tuesday night. Food and service was great. Chips not quite warm enough but I like my food very hot! Will definitely go back time and time again.

CA
ChristineA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, lovely staff, good food, great service

EM
EnricoM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant, with great ambiance and service

a
angie
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great love The Ivy Great atmosphere. Nice lunch Very good attentive service

J
Jules
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Stunning place,food disappointing.£4for water? High service charge.

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The Ivy Harrogate is rated 4.5 stars by 5200 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.