The Ivy Soho Brasserie

4.3
2620 reviews
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The Ivy Soho Brasserie is located on Broadwick Street, one of Soho’s most popular areas.
Decorated with artworks inspired by Soho’s music scene, as well as William Blake (Broadwick’s most famous resident), the space is made up of a restaurant, bar, private dining room and terrace with Parisian-style seating. Open seven days a week, the modern British menu will be available from dawn till dusk for local workers, residents, shoppers and visitors to enjoy. Being located in Soho, the brasserie will have a DJ spinning music every Friday and Saturday from 7pm and on weekends during brunch until close.
The Ivy Soho Brasserie’s look and feel has been created by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and notable features include an onyx bar, bronze pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet and a mixture of burnt orange leather and velvet banquettes and bar stools.
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TO
London
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Breakfast we had very good. Asisstant to be seated was rude

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was everything I had hoped for. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very noisy venue and food was just ok. Batter on fish was very thick and greasy and shepherds pie lacked seasoning.

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and so was the service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, brilliant service, all round great atmosphere and experience

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S
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, value and service! Was very impressed and will be returning.

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E
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slow on service but friendly enough staff serving average food

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KW
Surrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and restaurant- just too loud! I couldn’t really have a good conversation at times.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great
Staff were very attentive
Reasonable pricing
We enjoyed it to the max

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Lovely venue but too hot, too dark [unable to read the menu] and the music unnecessarily loud which made conversation practically impossible. The place was packed and the music was turned up high which meant that the customers had to speak louder to get heard - ridiculous. When there are so many people in a venue who are there to eat, drink and talk, you do not need much - if any, music to interfere with that. Please reduce the volume!

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Was looking forward to our dining experience, was recommended by others.
Unfortunately there was a mistake made at the ordering stage of our experience and this tainted the experience a little at that time.
The problem was rectified once it was brought to the attention of the team, which was then handled well by a lady that I presume was a Supervisor or Manager but the waiter did not apologize or appear that bothered at the time.
We had a lovely few hours, the environment was lovely the food also lovely and would certainly go again

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Saturday afternoon is very busy and the DJ really too loud, could hardly hear the waiters speak. The front of the restaurant lacks ambience like the other Ivys, which I much prefer.

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PP
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

My table was booked at 7.15pm and the email confirmation said I had the the table for two hours. We both ordered steaks and I asked my to be cooked medium rare, it arrived well done, the replacement was fine. At 8.45 when we were about to order dessert we were told they wanted the table back in 15 minutes, 9am. Needless to say we felt very rushed so didn’t order dessert. The table next to us had been seated before we got there and were still there when we left. In my job I make a lot of restaurant bookings for my boss and am regularly asked to recommend restaurants. They Ivy Soho Brasserie will not be on that list.

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OS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely evening. On the whole the service was fantastic, I thought one person was a little bit dismissive, but that didn't spoil a fantastic 21st birthday meal for our niece. I will return.

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M
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and staff
Felt food was not value for money
More vegetarian/vegan options would be good

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average at best, nothing wrong but would necessarily be beating down the doors to return

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DC
London
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Always good fun and superb service but the food wasn't I felt up to normal standards

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PW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly waiters and lovely atmosphere . One of my favourite restaurants.

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JO
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, friendly staff, good drinks list and nice food

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MM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just too loud with guitarist and singer. Although they were very good - just too loud. Couldn’t hear each other talk

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very trendy restaurant, excellent food and fairly priced. The service was excellent, discreet and attentive, my only complaint is that it is very noisy in the restaurant because of diners and the music, so everyone tend to shout at each other in order to be heard.

This is unfortunately the situattion in many restaurants not just the Ivy.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Was a lovely night, there was a live band. However it took them 45 minutes to have our table ready. So we had to wait at the bar while they manage to find our booking.

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CK
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well decorated nice looking restaurant the team were lovely and very kind foos was very good as well. We like it very much and certainly come back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, food and staff.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Service is really top notch.

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SK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thank you for a great dining experience on Valentines day! A few minuses: the food came extremely fast. I think our appetizers came 5-10 minutes after ordering, at the same time as the wine. We would have probably ordered some cocktails to start with, but didnt have time before the food arrived. Also the mains came super fast after the appetizers. Our reservation started at 19.00 and we were eating our mains at 19.30. This is too fast. While in a restaurant, if not specifically told that we are in a hurry, it's nice to enjoy the atmosphere, sip on a drink and wait for the food a bit. It also creates a feeling that the restaurant wants you out of there fast, and make room for new customers, if everything happens that fast.
Also, a small thing. We had bread with our appetizer tartar. We didn't eat all the slices that came with the food, but they were still taken away without asking after eating the tartar. This is weird. Then, I wanted a slice of bread with my chili-pasta, and asked for it from our waiter. He the brought a WHOLE oven bread, of course added to the bill, and we were almost done with our foods. We had to leave half of the bread on the table. Some restaurants just bring bread to the table before any food, I think this is fine. We weren't even offered or asked for this.
Besides these things, everything was amazing. Just wanted to point out these small things. We actually really enjoyed our evening, and would come again, and would absolutely recommend. The food was very good, and the service friendly. The atmosphere was so lovely. The prices are very good in relation to the quality to the food. If you fix those few things, Ivy is perfection.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.

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PB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere - wonderful decor and great staff

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F
London
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything here was great. Very good service and food but unfortunately, there are some kind of building works going on outside the restaurant.
Even though we had a breakfast meeting at 8:30, there was a jack hammer being used outside the whole time.
If you are sat further into the restaurant, it may not be a problem but as we were very close to the front windows, it was extremely loud and we had to raise our voices to be able to even hear each other.

I feel bad for the restaurant as I don't think its in their control but they could be mindful when seating people how this is going to affect their experience. This was a business meeting so its quite important to be able to actually hear the other people in the group!

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TP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Clearly understaffed, which lead to staff being unattentive and curt to the point of being dismissive. A shame as I had lunch here few days earlier and my experience was so different.

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m
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great buzzy place. Went with friends, thry gave us a pretty small table but better that than no table at all.

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Waitress was wonderful , but too many tables , had to wave hands in air to get attention , drinks took 15 minutes each

Food was disappointing, shepherds pie was very nice , but mean portions

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C
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed a perfect pre-theatre dinner at The Ivy. I had asked the staff in the booking notes do something special for my friend's birthday, if possible. At the end of our meal they brought out a small tart with happy birthday on it which I thought was so lovely. It made my friend's day. Really great service!

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MI
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My food was good (from lunch 2 course) but my guest’s steak was slightly overdone. Service a little slow (intended on a quick lunch but took 1.5 hours completing). Lovely place but busy lunchtimes.

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GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Ivy soho never fails to deliver, lovely setting, excellent facilities, food always on point and welcoming team.

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m
Essex
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was absolutely lovely, highly recommend and definitely return.

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PT
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

All very well but nothing extraordinary

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!
Great atmosphere on a Saturday night!
Service good!
Dj music could be abit more livelier.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time visiting and we had a lovely meal with friends, excellent food and buzzy atmosphere in the restaurant. Busy when we went but had very good service and would definitely return.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regularly dining at Ivy and always been on spot! Highly recommended for a nice lunch or dinner.

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