The Ivy Roof Garden, Spinningfields

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One of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy, West Street, has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service for over a century. The Ivy Collection is now to open in Manchester this November, offering a new dining experience set across four fabulous floors.

The Ivy Spinningfields will occupy an impressive, timber framed space within a new development, The Pavilion, surrounded by greenery yet located in the heart of the city.


On the top floor of The Ivy Spinningfields, will be Manchester’s first Roof Garden. With a fully retractable roof, the spectacular space will be open all year round. Guests will enjoy food and cocktails alongside an abundance of planting, greenery and foliage, roaring fire pits and colourful fabrics, all creating an enchanting oasis in the heart of Manchester.
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r
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yes but bring your earplugs background music too intrusive,vut then a few diners had earphones on!!!

LJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming greet into gorgeous, gorgeous décor, a welcoming & relaxed atmosphere, friendly & attentive service & delicious food, fabulously presented. I really did enjoy the whole dining experience.

LC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for my daughter's 18th, had a lovely meal, staff were excellent, very attentive. Nice little touch, a small cake & candle was given to her which was a lovely surprise.

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing place. Friendly atmosphere and excellent food and service

MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time at The Ivy and we were very impressed with the décor, ambience and courtesy of the staff. The Garden Room met our expectation and was very light and the décor was very stylish. The menu itself was quite limited but had sufficient for the three of us to choose our meal. The open beef sandwich was delicious but pricey for what was a couple of pieces of roast beef in a ciabatta with chips. The fish and chips were good value and my daughter had open halloumi and advocado sandwich (which was ok) but again pricey for what she received.

Although the price was on the steep price for what we received, the afternoon was really relaxing in what we can describe as an ideal setting.

RD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The Ivy Spinningfields is all about see and be seen. The decor is impactful and impressive - people queue just to take photos in the toilets. This meant that the entire place was buzzing and loud, perhaps a little too much so. It's great to have atmosphere, but with maybe slightly fewer people it might be more enjoyable. The clientele is mostly all of a certain WAG wannabe type, if you know what I mean.... Our waiter was lovely and friendly and he found us a space in the bar after our meal which we appreciated. Shame about the hostess on the door who was sneery and made a comment about my friend's outfit. It was unnecessary. The food was mixed - my duck salad starter was delicious, but my roast chicken main was not crispy as it should have been and the aubergine and tomato tasteless. The truffle chips were sublime, but the green beans hard and inedible. Salted caramel chocolates were fab and a perfect little something at the end of the meal. The rose wine wasn't that pale or that dry, despite the waiter assuring me that it would be.
Overall, an enjoyable time but room for improvement. As is often the way with these 'instagrammable' venues, style often comes before substance.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, great service and wonderful food, but a bit expensive as you would expect for such an iconic restaurant.

DM
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob was excellent as was the food

HC
London
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was treating my mum who was up from London. The initial table we were given was a bit snug but without saying anything the waitress realised and moved us to a much better table. Friendly and courteous staff throughout the whole of our time there. It was my 2nd visit to that particular restaurant and would highly recommend.

OT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in Manchester. Decor, staff - food - can’t wait to go again

CS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th birthday

CH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor,Delicious food and excellent service from polite and friendly staff.Highly recommend.

SN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Had afternoon tea. Some of the staff were very rude and unhelpful. It was very noisy and the table we were sat at was beside a large tree/plant so I struggled to see my friend on the other side of the table! Sandwiches were stale. Scones were nice but the dessert/cake element of the afternoon tea consisted of 2 minature desserts in teacups and a tiny tart- no actual cakes! Tart was flavourless. Sandwich flavours were good but very stale and not offered anymore. Far too much sweet to savoury but this is quite common with afternoon teas. Poor tea selection, no decaf tea available. The tea that was served was not hot enough and as such very weak. I wonder if it was made with hot water from a hot water tap rather than actual boiling water? Would not come back or recommend to a friend.

P
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely impressed, never been to the Ivy before and I can honestly say it exceeded our expectations. Going again in a couple of weeks with another couple.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the fancy dress from the bouncer nice touch

J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my birthday treat. We will definitely return.

JF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, from start to finish! Food was amazing. Will most definitely return.

J
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for lunch as a treat for my parents. Staff were attentive and knowledgable giving us recommendations. Very pleasant restaurant to stay in for drinks afterwards.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely ambulance lovely food slightly over priced but nice treat for the atmosphere lovely welcome at the restaurant at the desk in roof top very friendly and helpful young man . However leaving ivy door man was rude he clearly didn’t like his job looked and acted fed up we asked for a photo outside ivy as a keepsake and he just walk off saying no it offends me , which embarrassed me ? Not a great end to an otherwise great experience .

JP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food excellent value. Lunch menu is really good value. The Ivy is a lovely restaurant to visit if you haven’t already done so

t
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely surrounding and nice food. However too many tables so felt as if our table was in the wayand we did comment that the chips were below standard as weren't as advertised (thick cut chips,). They were the left over scraps. No apology or anything. And too dark we couldn't read the menu.

RN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff very welcoming, quick service and overall great experience!

EL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It is s nice experience going to the Roof top Restaurant. Lovely setting. Don't like service charge being added to the bill.

RW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Was expecting a more sophisticated experience than the norm but it was anything but. Sadly it was like dining in a club. Noisy, poor lighting, packed in like sardines, lots of clashes with plants, furniture, waiting staff, table legs. Busy-over powering interior decoration, designers had thrown everything at it. A real mishmash of ideas with no real identity. Good food but a limited uninteresting menu. Huge disappointment. Staff tried very hard to their credit.

PR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been, and on both occasions the experience was fantastic. A bit pricey, but a great place to eat.

MR
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, definitely worth every penny! Would 100% return.

MW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday!

LB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick drinks service and the food was amazing . Waitress very lovely and helpful

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked the Ivy to celebrate my mums 70th birthday
We loved it the food was gorgeous and the staff were friendly and efficient

M
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and as before it didnt disappoint. The food was excellent and the whole experience was made special by the helpfulness and attention of every member of the Ivy team.

W
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Love this place but this was the 1st time we booked a table for 2.
The individual tables are too close to each other meaning absolutely no privacy whilst in conversation

AH
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely visit, my happy place. A treat for anyone! Back soon’

CE
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Once your meal has finished you get ignored! No service for additional drinks, then had to chance the bill! For what you pay would expect better service from a high level chain. Overall as usual food amazing.

JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Menu not over fussy and reasonably priced. The staff are excellent and make you feel very welcome.

JS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The Ivy is an excellent place for tea and cake. For dining however I found it very disappointing. The food was reasonable but rather plain and bland and for this was overpriced. Considering the aesthetic of the restaurant I had expected a menu more in keeping with some grill-style classics - lemon sole, omlette arnold bennet, steak hache etc - but it was rather orthodox and not of the best quality. Perfectly acceptable but somewhat disappointing.

MD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointed this time round to be fair. Have dined at The Ivy on a number of occasions previously always mid-afternoon midweek when it’s been quieter.

Unfortunately on this occasion it was mid-afternoon on New Year’s Eve.

The welcome was lacking from previous experiences as was the general care and attention you expect at this restaurant.

As it was so packed (expected based on the date)...what was surprising to see was so many behind the scene kitchen trollies of plates, glasses - you name it being constantly wheeled back and forth beside you...never noticed it before and just shocked that the design of the restaurant appears so poor that this type of thing does not go on behind the scenes as happens in many other restaurants.

Similarly - being sat in what was used as a common thoroughfare was disappointing and ended up with you being constantly jostled by people walking back and forth to the bar space at the end of the restaurant past what was a small table space in the first place.

JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very chaotic on arrival. Advised table on first come basis, however would appear lots of tables still empty and not a choice of where to sit when I had booked weeks ago. Waitress was absolutely lovely, polite & friendly however service was slow with drinks etc. Food was very good and reasonable value for money. Major complaint is that bins were being carried passed us for emptying and also back and too with buckets of drinks/bottles we presume to replenish the bar however, this is not nice for customers to watch going back and to whilst trying to enjoy their meal, especially the smelly bin. I have been a few times but this was my husbands first experience of the Ivy and he was disappointed due to the bin and drinks buckets, not what we would expect in the Ivy and this was supposed to be for a nice New Year’s Eve lunch.

KK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Expensive, but worth it if you are looking to treat yourself. Exceptional service, waiters are very attentive

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in relaxed atmosphere. Made to feel relaxed as soon as we arrived.