The Ivy Soho Brasserie

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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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GP
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal. The food was delicious and portion sizes were very generous. I rang the restaurant the day before our booking to ensure there was wheelchair access for my Grandma and they couldn’t have been more accommodating. The service was excellent and the staff did all they could to ensure we were comfortable and had a lovely time.

MD
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Usually great service but quite shoddy last night. Drinks forgotten. When chased more than ordered arrive. Coffees cold. Food was great and arrived together at least. Ambiance was weird. Arrived 5.30 and placed next to tables with young children. Which happens but not ideal. By 7pm music so loud we'd gone from creche to nightclub in less that 2 hours.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Booked a table for 12 which wasn't ready when we arrived so we were shown to the bar for a drink. Ordered drinks which took 20 mins to arrive. Had to ask how long our table would be and were finally shown to it at 12:30. Service was slow throughout, drinks orders repeatedly forgotten, food took ~45 mins to arrive etc. Our initial drinks order was taken off the bill, but only after we complained about such slow service. This is the second time I've been to the Soho Brasserie, and the second time the table hasn't been ready, service slow (especially at the bar where drinks take forever to arrive), no communication from staff (despite there being plenty of people serving) etc. Food was good, but wouldn't come again due to poor service.

GL
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food good as always, service was good but our waiters uniform was really scruffy and his jacket was ripped and had holes in.
One moan that staff use the disabled/baby change toilet so a long wait to change the baby.

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Having dined at The Ivy in Soho multiple times, it’s usually a solid option for dinner with friends. Things have changed, though!

Friday evening was a horrible experience.

While the food and drinks are as reliable as ever, it’s worth noting for any Friday evening:

Clientele: Our first table was between 2 annoying groups. On the left, a loud, drunken birthday party complete with cake, sparklers and a strong rendition of Happy Birthday to You! On our right, a couple of Instagram-obsessed women. Flash photography all around, everyone was on their phone and we two couples felt trapped in between. The Hostess was nice enough to move us when I asked if they had another, more grown-up table anywhere in the restaurant. She has my compliments for taking swift action.

Noise: Between the DJ and people screaming at each other to be heard above the music, it was impossible to hold a conversation. It was loud! I appreciate it was Friday night in Soho (which was the formulaic response from every staff member), but it was only 9:00 and The Ivy is a full service restaurant, not a nightclub. It was so loud that most diners were sitting around looking miserable in silence. It wasn’t possible to chat with dinner companions.

Service: Always solid, after the Instagramers and the Birthday Celebration, the waiter spilled my main upon serving. That poached egg rolled right across the table! Embarrassed, he rushed away and came back with spoons to retrieve it then offered it to me or asked if I preferred a “fresh” one. Accidents happen but, yes, I will inconvenience you for a fresh egg. Empty water glasses and the decibel level just made this point in the evening feel absurd even though it wasn’t a big deal.

It wasn’t a great choice and we won’t return. Perhaps we aren’t the sort of Friday night diners they want... I don’t think of myself as an old stick in the mud, but certainly felt like it on Friday!

J
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A bit overpriced for what it is to be honest but that was not unexpected. The beer selection is inadequate in the sense that every option seemed to be 330ml priced at a level more appropriate to a bigger volume. The main was good and the dessert was incredible.

GS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and delightful decor. A truly great way to start the weekend.

JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this restaurant and it did not disappoint. From attentive staff to excellent food everything was fabulous. We had a table booked for 5pm for a pre-theatre meal and although quiet when we arrived it was very lively when we left at 7pm.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Friendly welcome. Service a tad slow and steak was severely overcooked (ordered medium rare and it was served well done and was not especially hot - maybe given someone else’s? Short of time and couldn’t face sending it back) but the rest of the meal was fine. Dessert was stunning

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable :) I had an issue with my dessert and this was rectified promptly by the waiting staff. Will definitely recommend.

DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere and vibe .Great having round tables. The Ivy have got it right.

JD
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night out , lovely atmosphere . Good food .

PM
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal and the staff were lovely. We had what we wanted to eat and found that the prices were fairly reasonable for London. The waiter we had could not have been more helpful but sadly I do not remember his name.

L
London
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

as a regular at The Ivy (various sites) I was very disappointed in our meal at The Ivy Soho. We were early for our table and we were asked to sit at bar. (this is impossible for me as the chairs are difficult for me to sit on). We were then "abandoned". When a table was ready it was obvious that we did not have dedicated staff. We shared the Zuccini and before we had all finished our main course arrived and they proceeded to serve. My minute steak was delicious and hot but the others all mentioned that their food was only luke warm. We had a long wait before dessert. Shame, disppointed on this occasion .

FJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food and great value for money!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Ok had better experience

MB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Great place if you want pounding music (in house DJ) average food and hip ambience. More a club than a restaurant.

EH
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This visit was not as good as previous. Table want available for 15 mins, then main course took a long time to be delivered (1905 for a 1730 table). We had theatre tickets so had to rush mains and bottle of wine in 10 mins despite chasing the waiter twice after the starter.
Lobster linguine very nice but not as tasty as first visit.

TB
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drink as a pre theatre meal

KS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked a table following a theatre visit and I misjudged the timings. One phone call and the front of house team pushed my booking on by half an hour!! Greatly appreciated indeed.

KP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I lovely the Ivy cafes but this is the first time I have been to the Soho one.
Unfortunately it was not what I call a great experience. The service was slow. We waited a very long time between courses. My vegetables where cold when it did arrive and the wine arrived after I had finished my meal. I ask for wipes for my hand and was bought a wet serviette on a plate. It was a special occasion so I did not want to creat an atmosphere therefore did not say anything. Then a DJ cane on around 7ish and it was so loud it was impossible to speak. Not a good experience sadly.

j
London
52 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food and drinks were lovely. I am wheat and dairy intolerant and they were very good assisting to my needs.

JH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food everytime. The truffle arancini is what has us coming back.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fantastic venue. Great atmosphere. Phenomenal service. Delicious food. Only criticism is the amount of fish on the menu. Very limited menu if you don't eat fish (like us!) However what we did have was perfect.

N
London
73 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place, The Ivy Soho. Couldn’t fault the wonderful lunch that I organised for my husband’s birthday with a couple of friends. The service from the moment we walked in to the moment we left, it has been amazing! Great friendly service , wonderful food and cocktails too! Can’t wait to return again

M
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very warm welcome at reception area.

Great busy busy atmosphere decor was fab!!

Fantastic service, steak delicious, spinach & pine nuts very tasty!!

Had another drink at the bar after our meal... great craft beer.

Really enjoyed our afternoon, would definitely return & would like to add reasonable price points all around.

Staff were friendly & professional....

Cheers to the chef!

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food pricey for what you get. Dessert prices astronomical-out of a table of 11 no one had one,which is not like our group at all. Staff were very pleasant and friendly.

e
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very comfortable seats . Something for everyone in terms of food . Always reliable

LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to come here even if it's just for drinks with friends or to have a meal 💕

VG
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I enjoyed dining at the Ivy. We started with a espresso martini at the bar which was excellent followed by our meal which we both thoroughly enjoyed. We were not rushed at all and were allowed to enjoy the ambience and relax whilst eating. We would definitely return.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have been going to the Ivy chain of restaurants for years .... now is changed hands and now is the Ivy chain .. my favourite dish the fish cakes are now all mash and very little fish .. although presentation is excellent... the Chalis by the glass used to be good now is they have changed for a very cheap version of Chalis which I'd dreadful and at a 175ml at 11.95 a glass is not cheap ...also a medium glass should be a 175m but now the Ivy collection restaurants sell a 125ml as a medium glass but still charge for a medium....

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre dining

PP
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Good service but far too loud. Difficult to hear and have a conversation.

OT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina is fantastic host

KB
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A last minute booking with friends for a nice meal. Great experience. Lovely surroundings and good food.

KJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must admit I much prefer this than the Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden, much better atmosphere and service without being rushed. The waiter was very helpful. Will definitely book again

P
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The minute steak was not cooked well at all with a gamey flavour.

NH
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with very good service. Food was good, although the fish and chips were r rather greasy. Background music not really suitable (club style with a heavy drum beat), something more mellow would be better. .

U
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was terrible the prawn cocktail was horrible the chicken main meal was dry and the fish and chips was all batter no fish I wish I had complains was e expensive would not recommend to eat there