The Ivy St John's Wood

4.2
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£26 to £40
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Located in the heart of St John’s Wood, The Ivy Brasserie is an exciting addition to the sophisticated North London neighbourhood: a relaxed yet stylish dining experience offering an accessible all-day menu in a friendly, neighbourly environment.

We always keep a number of tables unreserved throughout the day, allowing you to sample our range of café-style menus at your leisure from breakfast until late, or you can simply pop in for a drink and some nibbles – zucchini fritti and truffle arancini are amongst our favourites.

Open seven days a week, The Ivy St John’s Wood includes outdoor Parisian style street seating, and brings some of the familiarity and charm of The Ivy brand to the already fashionable St John’s Wood.
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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NL
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service a bit slow but food very good.

DA
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and happy to see vegan choices on the menu.

M
London
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love all The Ivy restaurant - great food and decor. Highly recommend their malted banana dessert in particular!

PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice local place for a good quality meal.

AH
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and really good service.

U
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Afternoon tea was average, dry sandwiches. Scones only worthwhile item. Got our order wrong several times. Definitely not recommended. Sad to see the Ivy on such a low level.

DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good formula - £60+ for 2 gin and tonics, fish n chips and a shrimp and avocado burger on the high side but its a nice warm cosy place service is attentive noise level a bit high - but most would enjoy that

DA
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Good portions and excellent service. Comfortable seating as well. Steak was very very good.

K
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was lovely except for 1 minor issue, I ordered a medium steak and was served well done, I didn’t complain as it was still juicy as it’s clearly good quality meat. I love the ivy and will definitely be back. The banana dessert is epic

P
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw the mixed reviews but can honestly say this place is great. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. I was hugely impressed.

KP
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and good ambience. Attentive service. We definitely come back again!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food for the price point and nice cocktails. The staff were a highlight, very attentive and very friendly

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday

e
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

chips were cold and dryed up!! second portion came same problem!!! third time we had great hot chips!!!!!

JR
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying every time we come, delicious like French food, attentive service and beautiful restaurant

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The menu and food didn’t have the wow factor for the price.
The place was very busy and the service was so poor that they deducted 10% off our final bill.
Not the place for me.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal, great value and a good experience. The service was efficient and positive but not particularly friendly or relaxed. All in all though we would be very happy to return.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice. Service a lot slower than usual but think they just forgot our order. Ambience and food good. Nice waiters.

PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family of four, visited for dinner starting at 8pm Friday. The place was busy but had a nice and relaxed atmosphere, friendly and attentive waiters/waitresses, well presented and great tasting food - overall...amazing!

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good.BUT ,3.50 for a 200ml CocaCola is very bad value. A usuall size 330ml is normal. Also the set dessert gave teaspoon size Icream scoops. Again poor value. Having said that the rest was excellent especially the fish and chips. Delicious.

MF
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the 10th time I've visited the St John's Wood Ivy.
1st class every time.It's not cheap- but where is.
The food and service are right up there.The venue classy but relaxed.
The only thing- the 1st bottle of wine the waitress got us-she just poured,both glasses-no tasting-and it was a little on the warm side.The 2nd bottle-waiter came with bottle and fresh glass for tasting.
Will return for sure.Thanks

CF
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous lunchtime with 'The Girls' - we were left in peace to chat as long as we wanted and the food was perfect. Thank you another lovely time at The Ivy.

MY
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Go often and bring friends however
This time food not good as my fish overcooked even though I asked pink. They dealt with it well but giving me sauces to moist it and then not charging but disappointing especially as I brought our friend who can for the first time here

MT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really pleasantly suprised. Room decor is lovely, was expecting it to be underwhelming, but food was delicious, service delightful and we felt that the prices were what you would expect. Certainly want to go back.

AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have eaten there many times and the food was good. However on Saturday the food was terrible. The fish was overcooked and hard .

YD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and helpful, food delicious. Very busy so book beforehand

AB
London
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great event evening with friends. Good
food, good ambiance

MD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, wonderful food and inspired service equaled a memorable evening out

BK
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were there at 5:45pm for an early dinner, a very quiet time of the evening. We asked for a table by the window. However we were made to sit right next to the party room where there was a very noisy children's party going on. Even though the whole restaurant only had 3 table occupied. Could not understand the reason behind such thoughtlessness.

C
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The waiter was extremely annoying... along with our wine we ordered a bottle of sparkling water..oh "a Virgin Prosecco" he said ...no ...just a bottle of sparkling water please. We are 2 professional women - know your audience . Food was average ...half chicken overcooked and dry. Fries had been kept warm for some time and were inedible. Changed without a fuss ...but should never have been served. We won't be returning.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and great service.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday by having afternoon tea. Presentation and taste was excellent. The service was attentive yet not intrusive. Thank for making my daughter’s afternoon.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I like that all the Ivy Cafe’s look the same and have the same menus.
The St John’s wood restaurant was noisy as it was very busy but had a good buzz about it.
The serving staff could have smiled from time to time - it would have improved the whole experience.
The food was excellent

CO
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food. Couldn’t have asked for more. First time but definitely not the last. Brilliant.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really lovely lunch . Staff could not have been more helpful and our lunch was delicious. Will definitely go back .

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing, every guest loved food, thank a lot.

CW
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again fab!! Love the food and the service is always wonderful

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

While the food itself was good, we had a very long (c.1 hour) wait for our main courses. One was incorrect and had to be replaced, as did a cold side dish of potato’s. The waiter did take the dishes off our bill, but overall not a good experience compared to previous visits to the Ivy.

OT
London
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There were 4 of us: the two men had the lamb rump and the ladies the blackened cod. Service was good, but the lamb was tough. My friend pointed this out to the waiter and he appeared to take note. When the bill came, an allowance of £8.50 had been made just for ONE of the lamb dishes - even though the dishes were identical. Because I was parking the car I was the last arrive, and found my friends had already been seated at a small, rather cramped round table right by the door (next to the curtain). Behind us there was a larger vacant table for 4 against the wall: this table remained empty for over an hour! Why we were not offered this table is a mystery - especially as I had booked the day before. We would have enjoyed the occasion more if a little extra care had been taken.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful evening meal celebrating my wife’s birthday , excellent food and service and even when a slight mix up with the mains (wrong sauce on wrong steak) , it was immediately corrected and bill adjusted to compensate without us even asking . Will definitely be heading back there soon , as now our favourite local restaurant.