Ivy Market Grill

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5270 reviews
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The Ivy Market Grill brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden.

Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, terrace overlooking the bustling piazza and two private dining rooms, The Ivy Market Grill provides the perfect setting for any occasion.

A number of tables remain unreserved throughout the day allowing more people to experience a taste of Ivy magic in both our dining and service. Sample our extensive range of quality food and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are simply visiting one of London’s best-loved areas.
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DL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This about my sixth visit to The Ivy Market Grill, each time l have really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and vibe, the staff are very friendly and well trained, we have already booked a table for my 60th birthday prior to going to the theatre . thank you keep up the good work x

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NJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely recommend the Ivy Market Grill. We had a great expedience.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service as always. Food great too!

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MT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good place to eat with friends in the West End. They have a broad menu with some good fish options. The staff are very friendly and efficient. They were particularly helpful with a friend who has many dietary restrictions.

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AT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have been to three other Ivy Cafe's which were all outstanding. We opted to sit inside as wanted to get the full Ivy experience, but found the decor at Covent Garden a little tired, would recommend sitting outside if poss. Service was brilliant, but only gave food 3 stars as my husbands fish batter was soggy. The rest of the food - courgette fritte, and cheeseburger - were lovely though.

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

As always fantastic value for money. A lovely atmosphere, superb food and very friendly and helpful staff.

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

Beautiful setting, superb food, and the staff were so friendly! Will definitely be returning :)

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W
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was appalling. Our waiter did not bring the right cutlery and he kept forgetting to bring our order. Our main course came but the starters had not been cleared. We declined to pay the service charge which is not a habit of mine.

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OS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

It is by far the most over rated restaurant I’ve been to
Very bad food, dry, if not for the bill I thought I was sitting in some second grade Olive Garden
A pure tourist trap, keep away

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

Great meal with the family. Food was amazing. We’ll be back next time we’re in London.

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MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

First time in the Ivy Market Grill Covent Gdn. Go a lot to many of the Ivy restaurants. The food here wasn't as good. More importantly, the music was so loud we couldn't hear ourselves talk.

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

Great visit yet again. Great welcome good choice of table and delicious food. Staff as ever are well trained very pleasant and very efficient. Timings are always generous with no rush to vacate the table. Food piping hot and very filling. Will return.

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SD
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the breakfast but table was too small for two people, struggled to not knock anything off

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

The food and drinks were really good,and the character of the restaurant decor was great. Experience let down by the dress code not being enforced. We saw other diners wearing tatty jeans,trainers,shorts, sandals. This was devaluing the ivy brand.

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

This place never fails to enchant me ! Perfect in every way the waiter was second to none once again a very enjoyable end to our perfect day in London

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

Good food, good price, nice atmosphere. Would recommend for pre/post theatre dinner.

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

Great food and service, thoroughly enjoyed our meal. And I love the Art Deco toilets

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JW
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food very reasonably priced. Great service. Thank goodness ou

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LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food lukewarm, nothing special, quite disappointing

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

We had a fabulous lunch for four. The waiter was superb, the table perfect and the food very good indeed.

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

Its a must go!!!!!!!!!!!
Cant wait togo again. Food and service was outstanding. The atmosphere was chilled and perfect.
A big thank you to out waiter for his sugesstions

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SH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good pre theatre dinner, lovely outside table, great atmosphere.

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JC
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Sat outside on the terrace in glorious weather.
Ideal spot, and good food

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K
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Two of us visited on good Friday late afternoon, so it was quite busy as expected. However, service was still very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and very good value for money I felt. Would highly recommend the 'Easter Egger' dessert if visiting over the Easter period - the menu description doesn't really give away any hints to presentation of the dessert, but it had the wow-factor when it arrived!!

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JJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

There was a hair in my food was very disappointed so couldn’t eat it but couldn’t get anyone’s attention and was with formal company so couldn’t chase someone down. Very upset

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I
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely place where to have a good brunch, nice service, budget Ok!

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Service shocking, took forever. Food is always good but chicken was pink this time. Drinks were lovely and enjoy the atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience, food and service excellent , we we’re greeted with attention and personal touch . The wine was good and inexpensive . Thanks ...........

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AW
London
196 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Warm and helpful welcome. Lovely food as usual, tables tightly packed inside and aisles very narrow but a treat as always with really good pretheatre offerings, so pays to book ahead, aas hugely popular - noting not a huge offering of this quality (and price) in south Covent Garden.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the pre-theatre menu, three courses all very tasty and service was very efficient. Restaurant was very busy and by the time I left (18:30) they were turning away people who hadn't booked, or asking them to come back later.

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Dirty sticky tables, limited menu if you don’t like fish. 13% service charge applied to bill. Over rated over hyped

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good, very good but not exceptional.

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CW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

My husband and I had a delicious meal, food was outstanding , staff very pleasant. However, our table was about 2 feet from the door which was being opened constantly with people coming in and leaning on the open door while talking to reception staff. It was very cold and I noticed diners on the two tables next to ours had to put their coats on, we already had our coats on. I mentioned this to the waitress who said we should have asked to be moved to another table, this would have been impossible as the restaurant was packed with lots of people being turned away as it was so full.

Perhaps in future diners should be informed that these four tables near to the door can feel very cold.

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HL
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the pasta from the pre-theatre menu, a panacotta & cheese & biscuits & 2 glasses each of wine. All was well presented & very tasty. The service was friendly, prompt & attentive, without being intrusive & we never felt rushed. There was ample space around the table so we didn't feel on top of other diners.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had the pre-theatre set meal - good value and excellent food - well presented. Restaurant had lovely atmosphere. Waitress was competent and courteous - she did the job she had to do! There was no ‘customer service’ or personality. She needed to interact more with the customer. If the tip wasn’t already included maybe she would have to do this!

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JQ
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and great attentive service. Food was excellently presented and very tasty. Thank you

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T
London
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ivy Grill is just up the road from my work and a great place to take business colleagues. The service is always great and the food always well presented and cooked. I LOVE the fish cake so always tend to have that, but they do a mean breakfast and colleagues have commented on how good their plates of food have been. You really can't go wrong here but it is a little bit on the pricey side.

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RR
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Came to the Ivy Market Grill before heading to the theatre. We ate from the a la carte menu and the food was delicious.
My only downside would be the number of tables the have squeezed in. We were in a small booth for 2 next to the bar and it felt very tight. Other than that we had a great time, and I would definitely return. Although I would request a different table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for brunch and had the eggs royale with chips it was super yummy, well presented and came out quickly. The food was delicious and the service was top class the only issue we had was they were very quick to give us our bill and then asked us to leave our table as the next booking was waiting at the bar. We’d only been on the table for about 1hour/1 hour 10 so I thought this was quite rushed but everything else was great! Definitely recommend:)

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VS
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I have been for evening meal before which was lovely, very disappointed with breakfast. The toast came before coffee and ages before our breakfast dish so therefore cold. The bacon was cooked so much it was dried up.

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