Ivy Market Grill

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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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CS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and devine food. Would definitely return or recommend to friends.

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

On the whole not a bad experience and the food was excellent however we both found the service patronising rather than genuine. We may have only been a table for two but percentage wise we spent the same if not more than the larger tables around us so would have expected the same level of service. We were given our bill twice although we had not asked for it and had moved to the bar for snacks and more Prosecco after our luncheon. There were empty bar seats available so we were not overstaying our ‘slot’ although we were made to feel we were. There is poor airflow which allows the build up of a strong fishy smell when you first enter and we found the restaurant noisier than your original. A partition at entry may be kinder to your guests near the entrance as we watched them shiver each time a new customer came in and held the door open for others to follow. With coats being taken at this point a backlog ensued with the doors being left open even longer! Brrrrrrr!

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely shepherd pie! Bit on the small side and should come with some veg but the gravy is delicious.

SR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Busy as always and initial service especially drinks a bit on the slow side but food amazing as ever. Only disappointment bang bang chicken was not on the menu, creme brûlée and steak amazing as always

JA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special birthday lunch in a wonderful environment. We were on a busy schedule and the waiting staff made it happen in terms of a swift service. Beautifully done. They even provided a little birthday cake. Fabulous

C
London
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Young and opinionated staff but they tried hard to please. Nice all the same

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The problem was it was very cold in their not a god ambiance

GM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, which is good value for money will definitely recommend

BJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Relaxing ambience, good food and service

DS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, initially disappointing as they tried fitting five people on a small table meant for four but once raised with the staff, they accommodated accordingly.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre booked, table ready, coats and cases taken care of, prompt and cordial service by our waiter who was very personable. Fabulous pink gin, very tasty shepherds pie with an assortment of green vegetables with extra gravy delicious mmmm. The best apple tart flambéed to perfection with vanilla ice cream. My only one small criticism is we had a table close to the door and a blast of cold air shot in every time the door was opened..... which was often. This would not stop me coming again though . Look forward to returning soon x Joanne

GS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four taking a late lunch at the Ivy Market Grill, excellent round table booked online a couple of days prior. We all had the 'Brunch' Shepherd's Pie, very tasty with 3 veg sides accompanied by the house Rosé. Perfect attentive service too.

AP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I already recommand your place to my French friends!

MN
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a cold crisp winter morning, the outside terrace - which is very well heated - is the best spot for breakfast or brunch. Superb full English and full Vegetarian dishes enjoyed, plus juices and delicious hot chocolate.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast at the Ivy Market Grill.
Food and service both excellent

H
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It's difficult to say. I have been a few times which have always been good. This time we arrived early and asked if we could sit in the bar but were told very abruptly no we are full go away and come back later.
Food was ok nothing special but pricey enough. My husband had the special which was Venison, very small portion for £30. My Chicken Milanese was bland.We don't mind paying for a nice meal but this wasn't great. there were 4 of us and we spent £320.

DL
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonably priced too... love it there.

JF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We booked a table for four at 7 pm. We were asked to give up our table at 8:15 pm because it was ‘needed’. The maitre d basically ruined our evening by pushing us out. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect when you book a table at 7 pm that it remains yours until you are finished. We were not even offered compensation in a free drink or coffee.

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner - lovely food and experience

A
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food service & busy buzzy atmosphere etc. Had booked a table for 6.30pm but was hounded by a member of staff to leave from just before 8pm as they wanted the table back, even though 'allowed' 2 hours for dinner when pre-book a table. (Walk-ins only allowed 1.5 hrs apparently).

GM
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived 30 minutes early on Saturday evening. Very busy, but taken to a table straight away. Amazing.
Food excellent as usual (3rd visit). Would recommend to anybody.

HM
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service and ambiance great as usual BUT the table we were at eas squeezed in both sides and we were too tight to our neighbours. Wnen the person on the inside wanted to go to the washroom our neighbours on both sides had to move their tables. This really needs to be looked at as it was not a comfortable experience.

GP
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a real treat. Good food, great service and perfect location.

LB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, food was flawless, service was even better. Truly can't fault this restaurant, location, food service all outstanding.

SP
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service however we were lucky to have a table at the back of the restaurant as this area was warm.
The front of the restaurant was cold and tables very close together.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service, and excellent food.

Will go back again soon.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, lovely ambience though dimmed lighting a bit off putting for daytime dining. Noisy but expected it to be so due to huge numbers of dining customers. Excellent food and service. Table time of 2 hours was much appreciated. Good value for money.

CF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch and really nice touch to bring my mum a little cake out as it was her birthday. It’s always the details that make the difference. The Ivy is consistently excellent wherever you go.

DD
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have been to the Ivy Market Grill twice before and was extremely happy with the food and service. However, on this occasion my friend and I were both a little disappointed. The restaurant was extremely busy, perhaps due to Christmas shoppers. In fact it was so busy they had opened two of the rooms downstairs which are usually not used. We both felt our meals were not up to the usual standard, i.e. food was luke warm although beautifully presented, and the same with the coffees. I do believe this was due to too many customers and not enough staff to serve the food whilst hot.

I would recommend the Ivy Market Grill to friends, but would suggest they did not go during busy Christmas shopping weeks.

V
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

As scored I was happy with the service, atmosphere and food and wine was overall good for my partner. Apart from my fish cake which was burnt and the inside was difficult to eat as it was too solid in texture. If the peas were meant to be puréed they weren’t. Just a plate of peas. This surprised me as we have been to the Ivy in Marlow a number of time and the fish cake was delicious hence the reason I ordered it. I did send it back and it deducted from our bill. We were there for lunch and did buy a couple of bottles of wine but it did ruin the experience for me in london. I was offered another one but it had put me off ordering more food at that point.

RI
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived early but this wasn’t a problem and were seated straight away.
Staff very pleasant, always a good start.
Maybe too much choice regarding food but very good.
Service also good.
Prices reasonable, even for someone from up north!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The steak i ordered was wrongly cooked twice. There was no apology. Nothing was taken off the bill. Moody staff.

MB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with great attentive service, food was reasonably well priced.

DL
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal, great surroundings with great service.

Once slight criticism, and no fault of The Ivy, was that because it was a miserable night for weather, every time the front door and the door towards the outside terrace, were opened it was so cold for those diners in restaurant. We wer3 a little chilly.

Great venue to eat in central London

G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service and great atmosphere. We only had 45 minutes as we had to leave for a show and the staff were incredibly accommodating.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my 60th birthday present & the staff& food made the evening feel a special event

AG
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A great pre theatre meeting place and menu. The staff were quick to sort out an issue with our main meal and compensated us with free coffee. The most delicious cocktails.

SC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food amazing. Service very good, a lot quicker than I expected. Cold when door was held open, sometimes for rather long periods of time but overall a wonderful evening

JM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Experience from the minute we walked in the front door. I was dining with my daughter for a birthday treat and everyone was fantastic. The food was amazing , the ambience was perfect , I was presented with a small cake with a candle as my daughter told the waiter it was my birthday. The attention to detail was fabulous. A wonderful experience in a beautiful restaurant . ThankYou

s
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant..definitely recommend it...i would go back again.good food and wine.excellent service