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The Ivy Asia, Guildford, Guildford, Surrey

The Ivy Asia, Guildford

4.4
4.4
458 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary Asian
Located in the fashionable Tunsgate Quarter, The Ivy Asia Guildford is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Enjoy delicious Asian-inspired cuisine, incredible entertainment plus cocktails to bring a dash of drama to the evening.

Savour a menu as rich and varied as the diverse cultures that span the continent of Asia. With pan-Asian classics alongside exciting new dishes and incredible vegetarian and plant-based options, there’s something to please all palates. Expect a range of Sushi and Sashimi as well as small plates such as Pork and Kimchi dumplings or Vegetable Gyozas or large plates such as smoking BBQ Lamb Chops or Slow-cooked Pork Belly.

When the Afternoon hits you do not want to miss out on our Asian-inspired Afternoon Tea, combining our best dishes all in one unique offering.

Want to stay and play late into the night? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We’ll be carrying on the party with incredible entertainment including live DJs every

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2 people

22:30


Booked 135 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30–22:30 Sun 11:30–20:45

  • Phone number

    01483 958880

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Simon Gregory

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the fashionable Tunsgate Quarter, The Ivy Asia Guildford, is a stunning haven from the everyday bustle open seven days a week. For special celebrations and big-occasion dining, there is a stunning private dining space on the ground floor, with a private bar and vibrant pink floor.

  • Private party contact

    the Events Team: 01483 958881

  • Area

    Guildford

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    Guildford train station, Station Approach, Guildford GU1 4UT (9 min walk from the station)<br /><br />Parking details:<br />Castle Car Park, Sydenham Rd, Guildford GU1 3RW (4 min from the car park)<br />Bright Hill Car Park, Guildford, GU1, UK (6 min walk from the car park)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Ivy Asia Afternoon Tea

    £26.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover our Asian-inspired afternoon tea with a twist and indulge in the likes of crispy aromatic duck spring rolls and cucumber maki rolls. The sweet is the perfect accompaniment to the savoury with delights such as our passion fruit and pistachio donuts which are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. £26.95 per person with a minimum of 2 guests or £35.95 per person with a minimum of 2 guests for champagne afternoon tea.
  • Ivy Asia Summer Lunch Stack

    £21.95 per person

    25 Jul - 14 Sept 2022
    Discover our lunch stack and enjoy a range of delicious Asian-inspired dishes including Hot & Sour Chicken with Plum, Spiced Salmon, Spinach & Mizuna salad and more.

What 458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

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  • Surrey

    Fit for Foodies

  • Surrey

    Hot Spot

  • Surrey

    Notable Wine List

  • Surrey

    Romance

  • Surrey

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  • Guildford

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  1. A

    Anon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    An amazing venue with beautiful decor, but the service was slow and we twice had to ask the waiter to find out where our drinks were. We ate downstairs which isn’t as nice as upstairs. Overall it was an experience but the service let it down and the actual food was ok, but not of the standard you would expect considering the price.
  2. RF

    RyanF

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food is really good, lots of choices and great flavours. Service could be better with more attentive waiting. Waited a long time to order food drinks and had to ask twice for another drink.
  3. RN

    RebeccaN

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food amazing - a little loud due to a hen group they were having a good time no trouble but were shouting a little at times
  4. TF

    ThomasF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good and the staff were nice however it took us 25 minutes to get our plates taken away despite everyone else around us being served. Was just being ignored for the most part. 1/2 Our plates were eventually taken and then the others were left for another 10 minutes. Didn’t stay for desert due to wait and when bill came there was an added 13% service charge! Didn’t pay the whole thing as over £10 for nearly a 30 minute wait is ridiculous. I don’t think that an added services charge is appropriate for small tables, if it was a large party I would understand but for just a couple of people it should be up to them if they tip or not. Otherwise it guilt trips people into tipping more than they think is earned.
  5. CS

    CharlotteS

    Surrey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We arrived 5 minutes before our table was booked. We were sat at the bar and we weren’t seated until 40 minutes later. The service was extremely slow. We purchased 2 bottles of champagne at £100 a bottle and were given wine glasses, so we had to ask for flutes. It was a special birthday which we had noted in the booking and yet nothing was mentioned for that birthday. Overall the service was slow, very unfriendly. Having been to The Ivy Asia in London where we had an amazing experience, it was very disappointing.
  6. DW

    DeniseW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Lovely setting. Food was nice but very expensive for the portion size. Service was very poor.
  7. SB

    SusieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, stand out dishes were the Wagu Beef Maki rolls, Duck and pork belly. Cocktails were amazing
  8. RS

    RobS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food good. Service a bit shocking. Convoluted and unnecessarily long explanations of the menu at the start. Then food was dumped and we were left with no plates to eat it from. Despite plenty waiters on the floor, we eventually had to get up from the table and collar someone to provide plates. Whole service experience was very amateurish and well, just bad.
  9. AD

    AlistairD

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were moved off our table to accommodate another group even though there was another table free. The only downside to an otherwise good experience.
  10. J

    Jimmydundas

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Quite theatrical with some entertaining serving bowls etc (eg metal crab, dry ice etc). Food was very good. Service initially a bit hit and miss.
  11. P

    Poops

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Lovely food, great atmosphere.. service was a little bit slow but overall a fab night!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic thanks!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s big it’s brash it’s over the top but that’s all in it’s charm. Ivy Asia is a technicolor spectacle and such a fun addition to Tunsgate Quarter in Guildford. Favorite dishes definitely the pork and kimchi dumplings (absolutely packed with flavor), the prawn tempura (perfect batter, extra crispy) and the yellowtail sashimi (truffle and yuzu were very subtle and not overpowering). Great for birthdays and fun nights out with friends. Absolutely love it and will be back on and on.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food! Lovely table great decor! Celebrating a family birthday!
  15. SM

    SMor

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, atmosphere outstanding. Good amazing. Definitely going back. Loved it 🙂
  16. L

    Lulu

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The Ivy Asia in Guilford looks amazing. Table decor and interior design make a great impression. The cocktails were amazing but food slightly disappointed although there were presented were well. I would definitely go back for more drinks and different dishes.
  17. W

    Worple

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food in a very glitzy restaurant. I would recommended going for more starters and less mains as you will get much more variety of really interesting food. The wine is unnecessarily expensive. I am happy to pay for top quality interesting food but overcharging for the wine just takes the edge off the overall restaurant experience.
  18. JA

    JackieA

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual a very pleasant experience. Food as good as Nobu.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We had afternoon tea and the selection was not as good as I would have hoped. There were a lot of sweet things that were very rich.
  20. EJ

    EJ525

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! From the decor and the excellent service to the incredibly tasty food, it’s a must-visit! They go above and beyond if you’re celebrating something and considering how popular it is, you don’t wait long for your food. The spicy edamame beans are a MUST!
  21. j

    jacquelinej

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Setting is outstanding but food items are very expensive Service was 10 out of 10, the staff are lovely
  22. A

    Anon

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    This was our first visit to this restaurant for our family of 4. Whilst we really enjoyed the food, the menu wasn’t explained to us fully- small plates etc. We asked advice from the waiter who suggested 3 small plates and 2 main plates, 1 side of rice and 1 side of noodles. This was woefully inadequate for our family, and we left feeling hungry. We witnessed other staff fully engaging with guests explaining all aspects of the menu. Shame this wasn’t our experience.
  23. HL

    HamiltonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. The presentation of the food and service was great.
  24. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing at the Ivy Asia and the staff and service were great as well
  25. C

    Caynham

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Fabulous ambience and great food although peking duck was dry this time. Service needs more attention. Our food came far too quickly - didn't hv time to finish drink. Wasn't asked about wine order. I had to ask for a glass of wine with dinner. Seemed they were rushed.
  26. N

    Nv786

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing looking restaurant and brilliant food. Lives up to the hype.
  27. MB

    MelanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time as a family to The Ivy Asia and it did not disappoint. We had the sharing platter for 4 and we absolutely loved every course and how beautifully it was presented. The service was excellent and ambiance was just perfect. We will be back for sure!
  28. MB

    MairiB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. The food was very tasty and delicious and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. Excellent service!
  29. RM

    RuthMcC

    West Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This was our second visit to Ivy Asia and unfortunately although the food was lovely on both occasions our order was not correct. First time I got the wrong dessert (the most expensive one on the menu) and yesterday part of our order was missed (the only thing my stepdaughter wanted to eat) which delayed our meal. This was probably due to, on both occasions we waiter not writing down our order. Food was lovely, ambience was lovely but overall just left very disappointed at what was a very expensive lunch.
  30. A

    Angie

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food great service never disappoints. Would like more space between tables for 2
  31. S

    Strawberryrider

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience1
    Take your reading glasses the light is very bad once the daylight has gone. Music not nice nor appropriate and way too loud. Food quality mixed in our experience and out of things - even green t
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The service and food were fantastic. My only gripe was that the music was too loud and did not add to the ambience, it sounded too much like dance music and too Western, resulting in difficulty in understanding the staff and very loud conversational levels.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very disappointed as I’m a regular customer of several of the ivy’s
  34. CA

    CharlotteA

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We LOVED the food... all delicious .. and the interiors are very impressive. However, there are clearly some staffing issues going on. First the wait for drinks was too long. The food .. we opted for small, sharing plates, came fairly promptly .. but then halted. It was an uncomfortable pause and we were uncertain if the order had been forgotten. It arrived eventually, having asked twice .. the side dish of noodles being the last plate, when all the other dishes were finished. Though the deserts looked interesting we decided to pass as the whole meal had been rather stressful. We noted other customers seeming the same as us. On our exit the maitre d did apologise for the delays, which we appreciated. However, all said, it is early days, and if Asia can become as staff efficient as its sister across the way, it will be excellent. We will definitely be giving it another try.
  35. FE

    FaridaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing. But it was a bit noisy yesterday but other than that everything was perfect!
  36. S

    Sammie

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Disappointing visit, service was very slow. 40 mins for our wine to be served, 50 mins for the food to arrive, and then was served a dish we didn't order. Always had good service until last night. The waitress was out of her depth, she didn't explain the food on the platters well, lucky I had been before and could explain what was what to my friends. Not happy as this was for a friend's 40th birthday meal.
  37. AC

    AndreaC

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing food in the most amazing setting. The service was great and atmosphere was brilliant. Would highly recommend the Gochujang glazed fried chicken and the Sohere for desert. Incredible!
  38. JT

    JaneT

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and theatre of the delivery was great. The adding of the 15% service charge was a bit of a shock as it increased my already considerable bill by a further £44!! I think in this economic climate you need to be mindful of this.
  39. P

    Pebbles

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    First visit exceptional. This visit disappointing. Seated in bar downstairs rather than main restaurant. Long wait for drinks to arrive (25mins). Ordered selection of small plates. One came out wrong - no apology and what we actually ordered never arrived. Beef wgyu maki roll was missing its bbq glaze (this only dawned on us after we left and were discussing how differently it tasted this time). Crispy duck was fatty rather than crispy. Wrong small plate order still added to our bill in error. All in all very disappointing particularly as it was our 30th wedding anniversary.
  40. PC

    PaulC

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Decent food and even more decent cocktails! My 5th time and has not disappointed yet

FAQs

The Ivy Asia, Guildford is rated 4.4 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 135 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Asia, Guildford

20 Tunsgate, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3QS

Additional information

  • Area

    Guildford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30–22:30 Sun 11:30–20:45

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Sushi, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Public Transit

    Guildford train station, Station Approach, Guildford GU1 4UT (9 min walk from the station)Parking details:Castle Car Park, Sydenham Rd, Guildford GU1 3RW (4 min from the car park)Bright Hill Car Park, Guildford, GU1, UK (6 min walk from the car park)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Simon Gregory

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01483 958880

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the fashionable Tunsgate Quarter, The Ivy Asia Guildford, is a stunning haven from the everyday bustle open seven days a week. For special celebrations and big-occasion dining, there is a stunning private dining space on the ground floor, with a private bar and vibrant pink floor.

  • Private party contact

    the Events Team: 01483 958881

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