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The Ivy St John's Wood

4.0
4
3167 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Café presents a relaxed yet stylish dining experience offering an accessible all-day menu in a friendly, neighbourly environment.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3096 9444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or for a special family lunch, The Ivy St. John’s Wood offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 8 guests. Positioned at the back of the restaurant, the semi-private dining area was designed to provide an intimate area within the main restaurant, giving you the option of a more private setting. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus. The restaurant also offer a table seating 10 guests in the main restaurant, the ideal place to celebrate family birthdays or gatherings in the bustling atmosphere of the restaurant.

  • Neighborhood

    St John's Wood

  • Parking details

    Q-Park St John's Wood, Kingsmill Terrace, St John's Wood, London NW8 6AA (3 min walk from the car park) NCP Car Park London Park Road, Rossmore Court, Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XZ (15 min walk from the car park)

  • Public transit

    St John's Wood tube station (Victoria Line) 5 min walk from the station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ivy Christmas Set Dining Experience

    £55.00 per person

    Nov 28 - Dec 30, 2022
    Join us at The Ivy for a dining experience like no other. Feast on festive dishes including Goose & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Christmas Pudding. Guests will also receive a Christmas cracker to celebrate with a bang. Tables of 7 guests or more will be required to dine off this festive menu rather than the al la carte menu.
  • The Ivy Christmas Set Dining Experience

    £55.00 per person

    Nov 15 - Nov 27, 2022
    Join us at The Ivy for a dining experience like no other. Feast on festive dishes including Goose & Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Christmas Pudding. Guests will also receive a Christmas cracker to celebrate with a bang.
  • The Ivy Live La Dolce Vita Set Dining Experience

    £25.95 per person

    Sep 29 - Nov 1, 2022
    There is no better joy than eating with loved ones. Relish in the Italian way of dining with traditional dishes in the fabulous surrounds at The Ivy. Dine the set menu featuring Truffle Arancini, decadent Linguine ai Funghi and finish with a little dolci, our classic Tiramisu. Plus, make it an Italian affair with an aperitivo, select from a complimentary Bellini, Aperol Spritz or non alcoholic Crodino Spritz. 2 courses for £25.95 or 3 courses for £29.95.

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What 3,167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North West London

    Great for Lunch

  • North West London

    Outdoor Dining

  • North West London

    Special Occasion

  • North West London

    Most Booked

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  1. RH

    RichardH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After an unexpected delay traveling, we made a late evening booking here. All of the staff were fantastic, their warm welcome transformed our evening. Food and drink were great but it was the staff that made the difference. Highly recommended!
  2. C

    Carl

    London

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Pleasant enough but not at the top of its game
  3. AC

    AlessiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was very nice as the place is cured in eve detail. The food was tasty - good portion and presentation. We will dine there again!
  4. MD

    MaryDia

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I went with my friend for lunch 2pm, restaurant wasn't too packed. Had to wait a minute for the host to sit us. Venue is stunning, beautiful and clean. My friend ordered the blacked cod fillet with a side of broccoli she loved it. I had the roast beef sandwich with came with chips. Absolutely delicious, sandwich will filled with roast beef, the caramelised onion was so tasty as was the sauce that was served alongside it. Food arrived fairly quickly, waitress were very lovely. Would definitely go back.
  5. J

    Jonsey

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We have always enjoyed good meals at The Ivy SJW However on this occasion my guest, a lady of 98, was very disappointed with her starter of a soufflé and as a main course scallops. Both dishes were not cooked as she expected and she was unable to eat either dish. I was upset as her host. The staff at the restaurant were very apologetic. The dishes did not appear on the bill without any request.
  6. J

    John

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy eating at the Ivy Restaurants. The menu is not too long and it has my favourites on it. The staff are excellent.
  7. DM

    DespinaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The staff were generally polite and efficient. However the girl at the door dealing with the booking was rude and completely unhelpful
  8. NB

    NormanB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal Great service. Loved the private room. Starter portion could have been a bit bigger
  9. G

    Goodgrub

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Very disappointed today arrived at 10.15 for my breakfast booking to be greeted with we are on a training session it’s been planned for three weeks? Good for you but why was I not fed this back with my booking I had to verify? I have proof of this. We were then told ye can return at 11.30 we will rectify this lol 😂 I paid full price with service bill to prove and the main guy who preached this confidently disappeared. He poured my wine twice a motion I can honestly do myself. Is this what he meant by making their wrong arrangements right 🤔
  10. AV

    AVERAGE

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Sadly The Ivy declare it'self open all day, but if you choose to dine between 3pm and 6pm the staff are preoccupied with getting ready for dinner. This means their service is off game and not what one expects from a Richard Caring restaurant. Has The Ivy lost it's special shine? We think so and will not be returning for a while.
  11. FJ

    FlakaJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The interiors are beautiful and the food is well priced but the service let this place down. We had to ask to order three times, they served our starters without plates and we had to ask and wait a while for our plates. They then forgot our drinks. Wouldn’t rush back there.
  12. A

    Alexandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience, staff, food, service were all excellent. I love coming to the Ivy St Johns Wood. Thank you to the general manager who was on shift in September who looked after us! Best.
  13. MP

    MichaelP

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    We ordered and received our food after the next-door table ate their food, having ordered after us. An honest mistake, but no direct apology. We would hear the waiter complain every time he would pass by us after coming from any other table as we were by the entrance. The service was exceptionally poor throughout. Arrogant at first, apathy later on. I have been many times and this was a first. Food and ambience are what save the experience. The quality of service seems like an unknown each time.
  14. S

    Suzi

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great place and food but the server forgot about us so we weren’t able yo order drinks for half an hour after seating.
  15. BK

    BasilK

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice local restaurant in St Johns Wood with good choice of tasty dishes including weekend brunch till 4pm. Service is a bit hit or miss when they are busy not for lack of staff but the kitchen/bar appears to struggle to keep up. Certainly would return and the only advice to others is not to get stressed by the service when it lacks swiftness and appears to virtually ignore you sometimes. Otherwise a great choice.
  16. KM

    KeleM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The space is beautiful. Like all the others. But the food was shockingly underwhelming, it was disappointing. None of us finished our plates. The bathroom, however beautiful, lacked that luxury feeling that other The Ivy restaurants have. Another disappointment. Just not a good look. Definitely do not recommend. Go to the one in Covent Garden instead.
  17. S

    marcS

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Goodfood all around. Sea bass good, pasta, spinach and side salad was good. Maybe a bit too heavy on the cheese and cream everywhere (as salad topping, inside spinach, on top of pasta.) Creme Brulee was cold and too sweet.
  18. P

    Princess

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing. It was my sons 6th birthday and he made him feel so special. Thank you The food as always was fabulous
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Poor service, had to wait 40 minutes to get my drink. They can’t even make basic cocktails. Vodka martini was awful
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dinner and fantastic service for a family of 8 including two kids. Can’t thank the team enough for a Wonderfull birthday celebration !
  21. b

    batukg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible experince !!!!!!! Please call me to discuss.
  22. WA

    WALTERM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We have happily eaten many times at The Ivy St. Johns Wood, and at several of the other Ivy restaurants, but unfortunately the service last night was lacking. 20 minutes to order a drink and then a further 15 minutes before it arrived. Difficult to get the attention of the waiters, who were, perhaps, overstretched, but the staff greeting on arrival was warm and friendly. Overall, rather disappointing.
  23. AW

    AlevW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food quality has declined. It wasn’t as good as prior visits
  24. AN

    ANNEC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always love the Ivy as the menu choices are great and the food is tasty. However when ever a service charge is added in any Restaurant , which the Ivy does, I don't like to Tip again as I only want to pay for service once. I wondered how others feel about this? I agree with tipping 100% and am happy for it to be added but only want to pay it once. It's easy to get caught out if you don't notice it on the Bill as you will then most likely tip again. I am interested to hear what others think or even a comment from the Restaurant!!! Is the Server disappointed if you don't tip on top of the service charge?
  25. S

    Skov

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My party of 3 had superb good,with one exception.. .the hamburger was a slab of very overcooked meat,unadorned by anything interesting......ivy restaurants do hamburgers usually quite well.....other food superb
  26. ST

    SabineT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy has certainly become a local for us locals over the years .
  27. JI

    JIGdini

    London

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I have been to the restaurant on many occasions and as always the food was up to the good standard that I expect. However I noticed on my previous visit and even more so yesterday that the standard of service has dropped considerably. I suspect that the restaurant is suffering from the problems of the hospitality industry with a shortage of good quality staff. However as a patron paying good money I want better service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Quite frankly we had a disastrous experience at the Ivy St John’s Wood. The kids meals arrived after the main courses, the starters arrived after the main courses, one of the main courses was the incorrect dish, one main course was cold, we had to ask three times for milk to go with our tea, a glass of diet Coke came barely half full. Having had a first class experience at the Ivy in Manchester last month, this restaurant felt totally unrelated.
  29. HA

    HumaeelA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambience was eclectic and beautiful with a classic decor. The food was delicious and there was good variety. We were seated immediately upon arrival and we did not have to wait for our starters and mains to be served for too long. The service was impressive.
  30. SM

    SineadM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    It was just the service this time that let down the Ivy
  31. AW

    AnnetteW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely waitress who was helpful and professional.
  32. FB

    FloBro

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    Such a nice place: a shame the service is so terrible.
  33. w

    willowtree

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Sadly the host couldn’t facilitate a simple request for a cushion to provide height for one member of our party when we arrived. Service was very slow, 20 mins before we ordered drinks. Waiter seemed unfamiliar with the menu. First time I’ve ever been asked how i’d like my salmon cooked. A large fly landed in a glass of wine. We bought it to the attention of the waiter, It was removed, a full glass of wine, and an empty glass was returned! Had to ask for the wine to be replaced, this was later charged to the bill and we had to ask for it to be removed. The ambiance is much nicer at the back of the restaurant where we have sat before. Service was very hit and miss last night but have been before and was always very impressed. Would definitely come again based on past experience but they fell short last night. The food was ok but not fantastic.
  34. A

    Angela

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good service, food was nicely served and very enjoyable
  35. BR

    BarbaraR

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Food alright but very overpriced. Ladies' toilet disgusting toilet peper and empty toilet rolls all over the floor and one toilet in need of cleaning. No disabled toilet facilites on the premises, offered use of one in another restaurant. Totally illegal.
  36. a

    alan

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value and service and easy to get to from St John’s Wood Station. Excellent menu with set menu as well as special of the day.
  37. K

    Kseats

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We dined here on a Tuesday night to celebrate a birthday. The tables on either side of us were being waited on but no one came to our table. After about 20 minutes, we assumed they forgot to assign us a server so we waved someone over and said we’d like to order. The server took our order but acted very annoyed by us for the rest of the time we were there and it was really uncomfortable. We got out of there as soon as we could and took our birthday celebration next door for dessert. The food was fine - the bib lettuce side salad with a green goddess type of dressing was really good and the shepherds pie was good too. The rest of the table ordered steaks.
  38. DB

    DanieleB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We have been to the Ivy quite a few times. We took our overseas guests for lunch. The service was appalling, slow and very unfriendly and unprofessional. We felt very letdown and embarrassed.
  39. s

    samoth

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    A good menu, well cooked and presented. Lunchtime service was really very slow. Our group all had only two courses, we sat down at 12.20pm and completed our two-course lunch at 3pm! A major issue was that two of our group are disabled. The Ivy St John's Wood has toilets down a flight of extremely steep stairs, and no accessible toilets at all. This is completely unacceptable.
  40. ND

    NonieD

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Extremely busy and noisy so difficult for me as an elderly person to talk to my friend without shouting.Too many staff kept asking me if we were ready to order every 5 minutes.Food ok but could be better.

FAQs

The Ivy St John's Wood is rated 4 stars by 3167 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 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy St John's Wood

120 St. John's Wood High Street, London, ENG NW8 7SG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    St John's Wood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Q-Park St John's Wood, Kingsmill Terrace, St John's Wood, London NW8 6AA (3 min walk from the car park) NCP Car Park London Park Road, Rossmore Court, Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XZ (15 min walk from the car park)

  • Public transit

    St John's Wood tube station (Victoria Line) 5 min walk from the station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3096 9444

  • Private party facilities

    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or for a special family lunch, The Ivy St. John’s Wood offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 8 guests. Positioned at the back of the restaurant, the semi-private dining area was designed to provide an intimate area within the main restaurant, giving you the option of a more private setting. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus. The restaurant also offer a table seating 10 guests in the main restaurant, the ideal place to celebrate family birthdays or gatherings in the bustling atmosphere of the restaurant.

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