The Ivy

4.6
1420 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European

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Pre/post Theatre
The Ivy restaurant has been a firm fixture on London’s dining and social scene since 1917. The restaurant and private room upstairs are the epitome of real glamour. A shimmering central dining bar in the restaurant draws admiring attention, and the signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection ensure the longevity of this very British of dining institutions. Executive Chef Gary Lee creates balanced seasonal menus, featuring Ivy classics, but accounting for today’s tastes, incorporating more Asian dishes, salads and vegetables, and the advent of a “sea and shells” section. Director Fernando Peire leads a strong and experienced team to deliver the unfaltering service for which The Ivy has become well known over the years. The Ivy welcomes customers without reservations at the central dining bar, where the A La Carte and Set menus are both served.
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JenniferM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue, lovely warm atmosphere, great service and the food was beautiful. I have been here a few times and will continue to visit, great place for a friend catch up, first date or a family get together, loved it!

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SarahF
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic value and great service. Also amazing food

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andrewB
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very classy restaurant with unpretentious menu at sensible prices for a high end location. Entrance area is heavily congested with customers coming and going and coats in and out but not something they can manage any better I suspect.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely first experience staff all lovely. A nice touch was my Happy Birthday truffle

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vipmiket
Bristol
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Not stuffy like it was a few years back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn’t feel overly tended to or looked on proactively. Food was fine and service was a little nonchalant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening with superb food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening x

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simonrharris
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post theatre dinner at The Ivy never fails to disappoint. Service was excellent, food was to their usual very high standards. Love the whole experience here and can’t wait for the next time!

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rowcharlesi
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top quality environment, service and of course, food.

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vipPepsidog
London
164 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belatedly celebrating my birthday and return to the Ivy since last lockdown . I was very pleased to find it buzzing and tables safely laid out . The service received was exceptional. Our drinks and food perfect. As a wonderful surprise the waiter brought out the most delicious birthday cake with truffles . Loved it and so nice to be back . The staff , chefs are brilliant and look forward to returning
Thank you to all for making my day extra special

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre theatre meal

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RitaD
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful restaurant, warm comfortable and although a little confined this didn’t interfere with our enjoyment of the evening

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, food was superb.

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vipeugenek
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have to say it was all tasty

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Dorsie
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to the Ivy in over twenty years. I very much like the internal change with the counter bar. The food ,, wine & service was excellent . Always pricey but that’s what you would expect for delicious food. I hope it’s not another twenty plus years before going again.

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KarenM
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok but could have done without all the phone calls and messages about whether we were still attending our booking especially as had confirmed through the booking app.

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Gilly17
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food as always. Over attentive waiter who interrupted the conversation which made us feel rushed and slightly irritated.

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vipJeff
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was Remembrance Day here and streets were blocked and traffic was a nightmare! I had called, twice and they so graciously held our table for over 30 minutes. Food was a gem. Service great but not hovering! Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not half as good as it used to be

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waiter

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vipSarahwritesreviews
London
48 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service despite being extremely busy. The food was fantastic. Loved the vibe and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent evening food and first class food, would recommend to family and friends without hesitation.

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GeoD
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I eat regularly at the Ivy and normally the food is excellent, but yesterday my main course (fillet steak) beans and chips was luke warm, which was disappointing.

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vipMarFer
London
169 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.

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TrevorH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back after the lock down, staff excellent, food on par, lovely to be back!

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TheaY
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovelyunch venue. Good food. Excellent staff, attentive and charming.

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Simon
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely experience, and great food. Although I found exactly the same bottle of wine at the Ivy Chelsea for around £16 less, 5 days later.

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andy
Brighton
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent meal here at the counter-- enjoyed watching the mixologists. Top Sashimi starter and a chicken main. Busy but service never faltered..

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Everything is faultless, the service, the food and the attention to detail. Highly recommend.

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JennyW
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were given a lovely table for a lovely occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar counter which, in my view, is the best seats in the restaurant as you get to see / experience the full atmosphere. A wonderful evening and looking forward to coming back again!

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d forgotten just how lovely the Ivy is - pure decadence. Fantastic staff, amazing food, wonderful service & an amazing venue (the lights are fabulous). They also serve the most delicious champagne. When can I go again? 😁

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TracyC
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and attentive without imposing on your dining. Thank you all.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked very last minute and so glad we did.
The staff were amazing and very accommodating. The food was lovely, big portions and very filling. Can’t wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came with a couple of friend.The dinner was really good we booked in the last minutes we had a lovely man who served us Christopher is his name. Many thanks to him, really cool and always with the smile I will definitely come back for lunch or special occasion. The food is really good l, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy was beautiful, the ambiance, the food, the staffs omg 😍😍😍 amazing place to be💯💯

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vipGemmacca
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food but service a little slow and staff a little stressed as it was super busy - maybe losing one or 2 tables would help with better service

FAQs

The Ivy is rated 4.6 stars by 1420 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.