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Ivy Market Grill, London, ENG

Ivy Market Grill

3.9
3.9
18017 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

11:00 PM


Booked 175 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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

  • A Toast To Spring

    £27.50 per person

    Apr 11 - Apr 14, 2024
    The days are getting longer and lighter and to toast the warmer weather arriving this week we are offering a complimentary glass of red, white or rose wine when you dine from our seasonal three-course ‘Toast to Spring’ menu.
    A Toast To Spring Photo
  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu Photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    Jan 4 - Nov 8, 2024
    Available Monday to Wednesday 11:30 to close and Thursday to Friday 11:30 to 6:30 pm. Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu Photo

What 18,017 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Most Booked

  • West End London

    Contemporary British

  • West End London

    Most Booked

18,017 Reviews
  1. Crinfish

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but dreadful service! We had to ask 4 times and wait over 20mins just to get the toast that came with our breakfasts. By the time it arrived it was almost pointless! Staff really didn’t seem interested and then had the nerve to serve the table next to us their toast after the 2nd time we reminded them. It was also very disappointing for a restaurant with a high end brand based in Covent Garden to use cheap looking teabags instead of loose leaf.

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  2. PhilipR

    London

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy tobve back at The Ivy Market Grill, great meal as usual

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  3. TimR

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent choice for a pre theater dinner. Food was excellent and well presented. Minor concerns were the volume of the music, a bit too loud, and a delay in getting a drink from the bar in a timely manner. Will be back if in London again.

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  4. KarenH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was poor quality, classic shepherd's pie was disgusting - resembled a poor quality cheap supermarket ready meal. Takes too small and not able to have bottle on table

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  5. Jani

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless experience from start to finish. Good amazing-creative and enjoyable twists on classics

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  6. RogerW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We throughly enjoyed our meal sitting at the bar. The staff were very helpful and polite. Look forward to visiting again.

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  7. GordonD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't give enough praise. We were welcomed with smiles and professional, high quality service. The food was beyond excellent and the location and atmosphere in the restaurant really superb. Our visit was a birthday celebration and we were made to feel so special. Great value when you consider the high standards set by everyone involved.... Well done all at The Market Grill.

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  8. JonathonW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, ambiance and food. My favourite restaurant in Covent Garden.

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  9. AnneR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A restaurant offering superb service which was friendly and fun I think the menu could be more varied with more finesse. My favourite day to day restaurant is Cote and it offers a much better range on menu That said my friends and I had a lovely time And can you tell me who makes those amazing jackets Many thanks to all staff

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  10. TanyaC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and starter was very quick to be served!

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  11. PAMELA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    our table for 4 people was too near the bar and the table behind us. our chairs were nearly touching. our table was also on route to the toilets. would not like to be sat in the same place again especially when we had visited for my grand-daughters and my own birthday lunch before the theatre.

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  12. LauraD

    Barcelona

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience in Covent Garden. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is great. Also, the service was amazing. Loved it!

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  13. GuyA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever the Ivy delivers on every front - great food, great atmosphere and super friendly service

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  14. CorinneC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat at the front of the restaurant and it was cold when the door was opened. The food is good value but the wine is very expensive.

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  15. Pickup

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant environment in the heart of Covent garden with excellent service. Food is a little pricey for what it is ( toast is an additional cost, when buying smoked salmon and scrambled egg) but of an excellent quality. I thoroughly enjoyed

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  16. VincentS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food good as always. Service, however, was shocking. Rushed to order food and wine. No attempt to offer us a cocktail while deciding. Plates cleared efficiently at end. Then we were left waiting. And waiting. Probably an hour. Asked for bill as clearly no dessert/coffee was on offer. Felt abandoned. Had to get up and find a member of staff to pay the bill.

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  17. JoannaP

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, good service. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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  18. Walt

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent pre-theatre dinner. Good food and friendly service.

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  19. AndrewS

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love eating here, the food is good and the service is excellent

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  20. StephenL

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special day with my youngest daughter, the lunch was good especially the sharing dessert

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  21. RTLondon

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A very poor welcome was saved by much better table service. The restaurant though felt too full with tables squeezed in and while the waiter and waitress looking after us were great, the food took an age to come, though the food itself was fine. We ended up having 2 courses rather than 3; which is the Ivy's loss as much as ours, but sad given the special occasion we had hoped to celebrate. Very frustrating. Overall, the experience did not live up to the brand. The Ivy need to be careful; when you position yourself as they do, you need to deliver every time, not just some of the time. Reminds me of Chez Gerard... hero to zero very quickly. I hope I am wrong.

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  22. Trevor

    Buckinghamshire

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good menu with range of choices. We went for the Chicken Milanese and the Monkfish curry. Both excellent. Arancini balls - get 8 small balls for nibbles. Good truffle flavour. Cocktails were excellent and service prompt and attentive. We were going pre-theatre and even had time for coffee, so quick for central london.

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  23. ValT

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Over priced set menu. If you want a starter and main then its good value but if you want a main and dessert, the desserts are an additional cost as they are not part of the set menu so therefore makes it an expensive lunch. Drink prices are over priced too.

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  24. Jenny

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were celebrating a special.occasion and booked 2months in advance indicating that it was a special occasion. We were shown to a table which was so dark you couldn't read the menus and was positioned beside the door to the kitchen and the door to the outside terrace. This made it a cold, draughty, uncomfortable setting for our special occasion.

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  25. RossM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. Loved it.

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  26. CraigC

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for our daughters birthday early evening. Was a very pleasant atmosphere and the food was very tasty and well presented. When the bill arrived, we were a little shocked at the 12.5% service charge (an extra£35) that was charged. I wouldn't normally give a tip of £35. It should be left to the guests' discretion to tip.

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  27. Janey

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely vibe and friendly, efficient service - delicious cocktails at the bar whilst and the staff were very accommodating with our table requests. The food was very good - we always think the menu is interesting and covers all tastes and dietary requirements. Great decor - pretty loos - all in all a lovely experience and it's why we keep coming back.

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  28. Zape

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    All the glassware that was in our table, had a bad smell , they has a problem with the washing the night before according to our waiter.

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  29. RizA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Loud. Extremely loud. It is not a place to go to have a quiet, refined dining experience. It was like going to a busy pub except paying £50 for a bottle of wine. Service was good, very friendly, plenty of staff. The food was good.

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  30. SoniaH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Booking and food all very good. We were a group of 3, sat on a small round table, having ordered the set breakfast there was not enough room for all the food as it all came out at once!! Felt very rushed to eat pastries to make room on the table for the cooked breakfast. Waiter literally waited for me to eat the pastry in order to remove my plate. Spoke to the waitress at the end and said she should have asked if we wanted it all at once! Would’ve been really nice if served at separate times or had a larger table to accommodate as the restaurant were aware we had ordered the set breakfast and restaurant was not full.

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  31. NANCYM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience-thank you for the complimentary birthday dessert x
    Ivy Market GrillResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Nancym Thanks a lot for your review, We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Ivy Market Grill Team

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  32. ClaireF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early and were able to be seated early. A lovely place to eat, the food was good. A mess up with the desert order but the manager quickly sorted it out and took the item off the bill even though we had it. I would go back.
    Ivy Market GrillResponded 7 days ago
    Dear ClaireF, Thanks a lot for your review, We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Ivy Market Grill Team

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  33. mbsd31

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The £19.17 menu is a great deal, however it does not cater for those with specific dietary requirements and the team were at first inflexible regarding this until I pointed out that is not fair or acceptable. A staff member did sort it out in the end, however I was brought the wrong dish which I suspect was actually the meat version rather than veggie (I don't eat meat!) food was of OK quality but not worth more than the £20 set menu. I would have felt cheated if I paid £20 for some of the dishes we ordered

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  34. LucyF

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience. We were sat in the private dining room for a birthday celebration, the atmosphere was great, good service and a surprise dessert for my partner. We enjoyed every bit of our evening. Food selection was great, something for everyone.

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  35. Isabel

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food good service Lovely starters Thank you
    Ivy Market GrillResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Isabel, Thanks a lot for your review, We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. The Ivy Market Grill Team

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  36. Gilesy

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ivy, always good for a special treat, nice food, Nice surroundings, nice company, great service. What more do I need to say 👍

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  37. EmmaD

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I booked for a 50th birthday celebration. I was told I had to put the balloon in the cloak room which is fair enough. I then asked if the staff could put some confetti over the table and I would clear it up after. They didn’t - usually when we’ve celebrated birthdays there they give the birthday person a cake or dessert. This didn’t happen either - supposed to be special but was let down. I can understand about the balloon bur the whole experience was disappointing

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  38. JulieP

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A little disappointed with our visit. Sat by the outside door, very draughty every time the door opened, not helped by one of the meet and greet team propping the door open with their foot, although did stop this when politely asked. Ordered drinks and food, asked for a wine list from the waitress bringing our drinks but did not receive this. Food was very good apart from a side order of creamed spinach which was inedible, feedback was given to the waiting on staff. Service I'm afraid is the reason for the low mark, we were not asked if we wanted any further drinks or asked if everything was ok with our meal after we'd eaten.

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  39. NOELF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    nice vibrant feel to the restaurant food was lovely very busy had to wait for long periods to order more drinks, deserts, the bill and then finally to pay. Also found it very hot

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  40. DanielleB

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, had a fab meal. We had downloaded the Ivy App, so got a £20 discount (bonus) and the food was as always great. The server was ok, I asked 3 times for ice and lemon, had to ask another waiter who bought it immediatly. Where we sat was very tight, squashy and compact. Not alot of room if anyone spills anything and we felt like we were sitting on the next tables lap a bit. Noisy - but then that is as expected with Covent Garden. I would go again, but ask to sit in the main part of the restaurant, not the section by the door.

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FAQs

Ivy Market Grill is rated 3.9 stars by 18017 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 175 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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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