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The Ivy on the Square, Edinburgh, SCT

The Ivy on the Square

4.2
4.2
13242 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Ivy on the Square is an all-day British brasserie serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 131 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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
    0131 526 4777
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town
  • Parking details
    Nearest parking is situated at Edinburgh Waverley train station.
  • Public transit
    Edinburgh Waverley station, 5 min walk from the station.
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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 On The Square Afternoon Tea

    £32.95 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 On The Square 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 13,242 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
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

13,242 Reviews
  1. TChappers

    Bedfordshire

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 6 and had a table on the ground floor - be prepared to wait for food to arrive - 4 of our party were served and the others had to wait about 5 mins for their main meal and our sides

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch for husbands birthday, fabulous service and food outstanding.

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  3. MarkE

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Saturday night dinner. Food and service was excellent with a great selection of dishes and wine to choose from.

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  4. AlisonJ

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but service at times was slow especially drink service
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 2 days ago
    Hello Opentable Diner, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We will ensure these errors are not repeated.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall food was excellent, drinks were ok it champagne quite warm. Service atrocious!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Imaginative menu but also has classic dishes for less adventurous diners. Unobtrusive but efficient service.
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 2 days ago
    Opentable Diner, thank you so much for the positive review!

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  7. KellyR

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Highly recommend asking for a table upstairs. The monkfish & prawn curry was amazing & the service was impeccable.

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  8. Nicnac

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Connor was very good and much better than previous experience of staff

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I booked the Ivy as it was my husband’s birthday,and we have been to the restaurant before and enjoyed it.Tables to close together.We could hear the two females on the next table conversations Also we could hear a drilling noise coming from below us After giving our drinks and food order to the waitress,we waited around 15 mins on our drinks which one of them wasn’t what we order,the waiter took the wrong one away,but never returned with the right drink The waitress noticed the waiter wasn’t returning with the other drink,so she went to the bar and brought it to us We thought the service was slow. I didn’t want to pay the service charge as I felt we didn’t really get one,but my husband didn’t want to make a fuss so he payed it

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely disappointing. Not what we were expecting. Staff very dour until it came to paying the bill. Service, food, ambiance not what we expected from such an iconic restaurant. They tried to add a £50 service charge to a bill of £128!! Would never visit again and couldn’t recommend

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FAQs

The Ivy on the Square is rated 4.2 stars by 13242 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 131 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy on the Square

6 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, SCT EH2 2BD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Old Town
  • 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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Nearest parking is situated at Edinburgh Waverley train station.
  • Public transit
    Edinburgh Waverley station, 5 min walk from the station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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