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Ivy Market Grill, London, ENG

Ivy Market Grill

4.0
4
14292 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Sibling of the classic Modern European eatery offering walk-in seats in a polished, elegant space.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 226 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion."

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : 020 3301 0200

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Parking details

    Nearest car park: Savoy Adelphi Car Park, Savoy Adelphi Garage, Savoy Pl, WC2N 6BL

  • Public transit

    We are located 5 minutes walk away from Covent Garden Station (Piccadilly line) and 10 minutes away from Leicester Square Station (Piccadilly line, Northern line).<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, 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.
  • Ring in the New Year in style

    £65.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Raise a glass this New Year’s Eve in the glamourous and vibrant surroundings of The Ivy. Dine with loved ones over a three-course menu specifically selected for the occasion featuring the classic Buffalo Mozzarella, Roast Chicken, indulgent Chocolate Bombe and more. Three-course menu available for £65 per person. Book now to make it a night to remember.
  • 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.

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What 14,292 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  • West End London

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Good food but service was very poor - more front of house staff than waiters who were rushed off their feet.
  2. LM

    LisaM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helpful, friendly staff. Beautiful food. Fantastic location. Will definitely be back.
  3. DS

    DavidS

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent menu and reasonably priced wine list. Good ‘Ivy’ ambience.
  4. GJ

    GlesJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely experience for our first trip to London! Would definately recommend The Ivy Market Grill, Covent Garden.
  5. TM

    TillyM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Had a work meal at the IVY grill last night. We had to wait over 15mins for our table which was not an issue. However when we sat down the drinks took nearly 45mins to arrive we had to ask. Our waiter was a lovely guy and there are no complaints to him however the young lady who poured our wine had an extremely bad attitude and was rude. She poured an over sized glass if wine to one of the guest, little size for another and uneven for the rest then said the bottle is empty do you want another one. Stood there with the bottle in her hand with an angry look on her face. Then walked away mumbling something under her breath. It was clearly a busy evening but that's not the type of service we expect from the Ivy. Such a contrast of service from the Ivy in Tower Bridge that I received just last week. One guest was Gluten Free which they dealt with very professionally which was great. Towards the end of the evening around 9.45pm we were rushed off the table and asked to leave a couple times as they needed the table. Considering we didn't get our first course until after 7.30pm was a bit cheeky. Not sure who would be needing a table that late when half the restaurant was empty at that time. Overall lovely meal but service from the young lady was very rude not a great representation of the Ivy chain.
  6. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Experience was dreadful , so excited visiting from. The north east , I didn’t get what I ordered , half of meal came first my friends came half an hour later
  7. W

    Willy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having visited 'The Ivy Market Grill' many times before I was eager to return as it was my birthday. Everything was top notch. The food and the service was first class. I hope that it won't be too long before I have the chance to return. *****
  8. CP

    ChristineP

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I booked way in advance, and looked at the menu, which had a pre theatre menu, they changed it about a week before, and took away the pre theatre, also changed their shepherds pie, which is a favourite of mine to Turkey and goose( no thank you) . I called before hand to say I had booked for quite a while and queried the pre theatre menu, and a note was made on booking and was told to speak to the server, of course there was no pre theatre, but I should have been told this when I called, as now had no choice to try somewhere else. I also asked when I checked in about the usual shepherds pie, and was told yes, we have the shepherds pie. Also I had told them it was my friends 65th birthday, and asked for a candle in her desert or some acknowledgment, the hostess who booked us in, read all the notes, said happy birthday, and that was it. When waiter asked when paying bill if everything was ok, I did say I was diss appointed the birthday was not acknowledged, he just said, I’m just covering here, this is not my usual restaurant, not sure what difference that makes. As a chain Ivy have no personal touch.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of ladies who do lunch celebrating a 70th birthday. Food and staff were amazing and the birthday candle in a dessert was much appreciated.
  10. MW

    MarkW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, great atmosphere and good food, what’s not to like!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Seated us half an hour after our booking on a Sunday, not apologetic and rude. Forgot our order. Had to ask X4 times to 4 different waiters for our bottle of wine. Finally came and had finished starter and mains. Poor hospitality, won’t be going back.
  12. HW

    HelenW

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The table wasn’t ready when we arrived and we had a long wait while they sorted it. Our party of 6 was squeezed onto a tiny table despite all the other outside tables being available. The portions of some of the meals we ordered were small and two of us have avocados with eggs and the avocados were inedible due to being unripe. The service was slow and not particularly friendly. We won’t be going back.
  13. MB

    MarieB

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Staff were grumbling amongst each other - we go out to de stress not to be stressed out Food wasn’t hot , was warm and my avocado was black (not fresh) Disappointing
  14. RC

    RussellC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Dreadful………average food, rude staff……kept waiting 40 mins to place order and had to remove our own plates after main course otherwise still think we’d be there. First time I have ever refused to pay service charge…..absolute joke!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great meal and service but would have preferred to have been seated upstairs, busier and more vibe
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    This was a really disappointing event. The food was good but everything else was average. Expresso martini in a brandy glass, taken downstairs for our table carrying our drinks, then told to wait because they weren’t sure which table was ours, wait staff telling us “you’ve got to wait for your server”. Very poor from a brand where i would expect much better
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ivy market grill
  18. SB

    SuzyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    My daughters 40 birthday 🥳 nice table outside. Food very good service by waiters. Served by 5 or 6 different Waiters. One guest had to wait a while for main course. As they did not have her order although they took it. So she had a long wait . Staff seemed To rush us and no smiles or overall Standard off service. Like the Guildford ivy which can I say is fantastic fabulous staff customer service maybe you should have some training from the ivy Guildford disappointed. As had travelled. To London .
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    It was a very busy Saturday and we knew the table time was limited however we were only served two courses before being moved to the bar for dessert as they required our table back. The waitress forgot to serve our wine as she had too many tables to look after. After we were moved to the bar to finish dessert and drinks the bill took ages to come (despite asking multiple times), which meant running to theatre to get there in time for our show. It wasn’t a cheap meal but sadly we felt part of a conveyer belt and was a disappointing first time experience of an Ivy restaurant.
  20. s

    stevel

    Kent

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Absolute chaos trying to get booked in for our table. To cold to sit outside.
  21. IR

    IreneR

    Kent

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great venue for a ladies get together- although I can never find too many dishes I like , but overall great service and great value
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Birthday brunch. Usual quality food but Poor service !
  23. AM

    AMANDAW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Had to ask for water several times, waiter seemed to have too many tables to deal with. Certain drinks not available, Meal very good but expected more from the Ivy.
  24. RG

    RolandG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very busy Friday tea time so try and make a reservation. Attended at 5.15 and had been served and eaten by 6.30 with plenty of time to make it to the theatre. Sat outside under the heaters which gave good views of the vibrant Covent Garden.
  25. EN

    ElaineN

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Food was very good. Just very slow was sat down about 20 minutes before we even got asked if we wanted a drink
  26. SP

    ShelleyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Booked for pre theatre online, when we arrived we were advised there was no pre-theatre so had to order from the main menu. Took an hour for the starter to arrive! Starter was poor however the main meal was delicious. Service was disappointing and we had to advise the waiter we were going to the theatre so were time limited. In general disappointed as have dined in other Ivy restaurants and always enjoyed them. This was not up to the same standard.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, atmosphere and service
  28. SH

    ShirleyH

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Our daughter bought a gift voucher for AFTERNOON TEA. We were given a cream tea. We weren’t told the value of the voucher which was £54. We asked for still water which didn’t arrive and a lukewarm cup of coffee each along with the cream tea. When we had finished we were told because we hadn’t spent the value of the voucher we would have to pay £25 for the cream tea. After much deliberation we were told they would take the voucher but would not get the remainder of the voucher which was £29. It was a very disappointing afternoon and felt badly treated. We obviously won’t be going back.
  29. JP

    JamesP

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food and ambiance good as usual. But the service was really very poor. It took 25 minutes to receive our first drinks order, our starters and our mains were delivered "staggered" so that at least one diner had to watch the rest of the able eat for 5m minutes while they waited for theirs to deliver, our sides order was "forgotten" and delivered once we had already half finished our mains, and a second round of drinks we ordered was forgotten altogether. When my guests had left the venue after the meal and I spoke to the lady at the door about it all, she wrote our table number down on a scrap of paper, but offered no real apology. I'm booked here to host clients another 2 times in the next 3 weeks, asked for help to add one diner to a booking in December, but was flatly told "We can't add an extra diner to your booking at this point, we'll be busy due to Christmas, next time you should book more seats than you need just in case". This is a relatively expensive place to eat lunch: the service seriously let it down.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Restaurant was busy... Always a good sign.There was a wide selection of food available from the menu. Bit disappointed one of the daily specials - Truffle sausage and mash was not available when ordered... Apart from this, had a very enjoyable meal
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Booked table for four at 8.30, arrived at 8.15 told the table wasn't ready & no we couldn't have a drink at the bar while we waited, absolutely throwing it down outside & told to come back in twenty minutes,no apology..shocking experience from front of house person..eventually we were shown to our table by a curt young lady...thereafter couldn't fault the service(from other staff) or the food!..but the initial welcome was shocking..also when we left the same person got our coats & sent us on our way with no thankyou or kiss my backside..spoilt what should've been a beautiful night..we have been to Manchester Ivy & the difference is like night & day!
  32. AM

    AMFOODIE

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We were sat in the corner next to the service area, Drink orders took 20 minutes to come Wine ordered wasn’t available , instead of saying they didn’t have the wine in stock they went to look for a further 20 minutes. Only 2 waitresses in
  33. K

    Kazzib

    London

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Still a nice place for pre theatre meal although as soon as we sat down we were asked out drinks order then the food arrived before our drinks. Becoming pricey for food but service is good
  34. MW

    MichaelW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All the favourites still done well. Restaurant packed for midweek lunch but service still crisp and food timely.
  35. JT

    JoshuaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, service was just the right speed so you weren’t rushed but you also weren’t left wondering where things were. They went the extra mile for my partners birthday and bought out a celebration platter FOC.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again whilst in London we visited one of our favourite restaurants in Covent Garden. Again it did not disappoint. A word for Ethan our server, brilliant. Pity he’s not there full time. Care, understanding, and knowledgeable. Well done. Recommend 5 out of 5.
  37. V

    Visitor

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice food - good service - enjoyable lunch by not being rushed, although celebrating 3 birthdays we were presented with a small cake to share, but this was a nice gesture
  38. FL

    FoodLover69

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Average enough food for the price. Service and setting were great.
  39. LM

    LoveMyFood

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great. Seemed very busy, we were seated across main door which meant it was breezy and you could not relax as people stood by door to get seated.
  40. MA

    MazenA

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The food is standard good level of the Ivy chain. However, the manageress of this restaurant, Kinga, is a gem! She is pleasant and hard-working. She created a more interesting table than our booking gave us, I spotted her working and serving all through the meal. The restaurant and the facilities were impeccably clean. Well done Kinga.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Ivy Market Grill is rated 4 stars by 14292 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 226 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ivy Market Grill

1a Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, ENG WC2E 8PS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Nearest car park: Savoy Adelphi Car Park, Savoy Adelphi Garage, Savoy Pl, WC2N 6BL

  • Public transit

    We are located 5 minutes walk away from Covent Garden Station (Piccadilly line) and 10 minutes away from Leicester Square Station (Piccadilly line, Northern line).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0200

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion."

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : 020 3301 0200

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