The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

4.4
1304 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Located in the heart of Manchester, Spinningfields, the restaurant occupies an impressive space within the new development, The Pavilion, surrounded by greenery yet situated in the centre of the city.

The Ivy Brasserie is open all day, seven days a week. Serving modern British classics for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and everything in-between.

The Ivy Asia and Bar is located on the second floor, open seven days a week from 5pm and from 12pm at the weekends. There is a central glamorous late night bar and the restaurant is illuminated with a show-stopping green, semi-precious stone floor serving Asian-inspired cocktails and sharing dishes with entertainment and resident DJ’s.
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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really poor service. Wrong drinks, food cold and didn’t get charged the correct amount on the card machine

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

Great place to eat, lovely staff and great service. Little pricey.

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KA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would like to say a huge thank you to both Adam and Toby who were excellent waiters and took great care of us. We were well looked after and it made our anniversary extra special. Thank you so much for an excellent service.

The Brasserie is stunning, as is the bar on the second floor, and we really enjoyed the food. Would definitely come back - especially to check out the rooftop bar as we didn't make it up there!

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AS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greeted at the door by uniformed staff and directed to reception where our booking was checked and coats taken. Led to table by a waitress, all very efficient.
Menu was good with plenty of choice and a range of prices. All the food we had was delicious and portions were just right. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Very impressive. Would have left a decent tip anyway because of levels of service; not impressed by "discretionary" service charge of 12.5%, which we paid as service was so good. Would prefer service charge to be genuinely discretionary. But all in all a good experience and would go again and recommend.

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AM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great but the food quality was not what it was supposed to be.

Chips were terrible and steak was well over cooked.

Cocktails were also not good value for money

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KH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service ambience a vibrant atmosphere which is really needed to escape the doom and gloom of Brexit. There really is nothing more I can say apart from the fact that I have made another booking.

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

Great food, I have had very few meals where all three courses were impressive. However, portion size is set where 3 courses are needed. Have a big breakfast! This makes the bill pretty high, but would still recommend.

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

We booked this for my husbands 40th
We felt rushed , we hadn’t finished our food and it was taken away . Also waiter stood hovering over us and we felt forced to leave quickly
Music too load
Parts of order missing
Very disappointed

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B
London
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was friendly enough but we asked for the house red which on the menu it was Sicilian but when he brought it and opened it we didn’t notice until we looked at the bottle that it was French - he said it was the same price and was better but he just didn’t make us aware. Also one of our sides came late. We regularly go to the Ivy in London and this just didn’t feel the same.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at the IVY to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was a great experience from start to finish--great food and great service. the atmosphere in the restaurant was fab. We ate in the brasserie and will definitely return soon and try out the asian restaurant

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M
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend. The atmosphere is lively without being too noisy. The service is fantastic. Most importantly the food is delicious. I particularly recommend the fish cakes. My pros Eco was properly chilled. We like to eat early but don't like an empty restaurant. The Ivy was really buzzing at 6.00pm. It's not for minimalists as the decor is really colourful but it works well. I will be going again soon

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s
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish excellent service. Everyone made you welcome. Food outstanding.

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding breakfast. Would highly recommend. The brassiere is magnificent and the staff are delightful

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KE
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, lovely 1930s feel, effort in all sections (I consider poor toilets the sign of a poor place and that is definitely not the case here!). Food lovely, very good service. Highly recommend

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff

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l
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we had a lovely evening for my daughter 21st
lovely food , lovely waitress, and amazing place.
only thing bottle of prosecco £39.90 very expensive
but over all I will return

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HT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit to The Ivy and would describe it more of an experience than just going for a meal. From the warm relaxed efficient welcome to the attentive table service from Lucas, the staff were faultless. The menu offered a good choice but with 2 of the 4 dinning that wouldn’t pick fish options, slightly limited the Brasserie menu choices. What we did order was delicious and the flambé apple tart made a good photo ! We will be returning !

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BM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the best time - great food and drinks, excellent service and amazing company. What a place - the decor and ambiance are outstanding! Will definitely be back!

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CS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very good breakfast and fabulous surroundings. It feels special without being stuffy.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing afternoon tea.

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TS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere was brilliant and being a Saturday night it was the perfect place to be staff was amazing 10/10 except our waitress sadly ordered our drinks my friend ordered a large coke it come in a large glass and was half full we jokingly said that looks a bit empty she ordered a large the waitress rudely tried to tell us we don’t do draft we pour from the bottle which was fine we just expected her to fill a normal size glass and pour two in lol definitely give a new meaning to is the glass half empty or half full lol it was definitely flat ! And I had to the worst mocktail I’ve ever had the drinks was awful but food was delicious 10/10 generous portions very decretive inside its trendy it’s the new in thing a must try for any local Manchester diner who wants a little something different other than that will go back but next time make sure our drinks are worth drinking and perhaps get a full glass of Coke cola ?

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service as usual. Great food and not too expensive. Ate from the brunch menu. Love it

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SD
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend dining here - The Ivy is absolutely beautiful, décor is stunning - service was excellent and the food second to none - so much so that we booked for May and June 19. The beautiful room on the second floor served lovely cocktails and again the atmosphere was buzzing - fabulous as it was my daughters birthday. The ladies wc are exceptional - the décor is stunning. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Do not hesitate to try.

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S
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, special little birthday surprise thrown in

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing venue for my friends 50th birthday. Greeted her wishing her a happy birthday. And they even gave her a birthday dessert with a candle wishing her happy birthday. They couldn’t have been more helpful. Service was impeccable from the minute we arrived from everyone but especially Thomas our waiter. He was fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble. Food was gorgeous. Will definitely be back 🤩 xx

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot WAIT to go back to dine here. It’s superb. The food is excellent. The staff are attentive and charming. The decor is amazing. 10/10

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g
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing decor and food and ambiance!! reasonable priced too

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d
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch at 13 with full family...wowwwwwwww amazing place amazing FOOD
Definitly be back soon !!!!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food, great atmosphere and service. Excellent value for money.

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LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glamorous decor, attentive staff, lovely food , would go again

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H
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for brunch with my husband and baby daughter. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We were seated in a nice, quiet corner. The food menu was enticing (although a few more seafood options would've been good), as were the tea and cold drink selections. The atmosphere was relaxed and, overall, we spent a very pleasant couple of hours there.

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MB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

The food was lovely! The service and music was good. However, what I dont understand is how they let people in with tracksuits and trainers. It ruins the atmosphere when you see someone with clothing like that and some grubby trainers. If the Ivy have a dress code then the staff should stick to it and shouldn't let people in wearing tracksuits and muddy trainers! Honestly one guy looked like he just came back from a run!

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JO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters 20th birthday celebration with the family. EVERYTHING from the food, service, decor, greetings, staff, customers was perfect to even the cutlery being solid silver. Just a pleasure to dine there. Will 100% be back, ASAP, thank you for a lovely experience.

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SC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thankyou so much we had a lovely time our waitress was lovely and very good at her job sorry l never got her name l would come again just for her service well done

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AM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A really lovely dining experience. Our spot was a little chilly due to the vents above us (we sat in the left corner near the door) but nothing major!

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CR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time the food & service was excellent. The only negative comment I have is that it was a little too noisy to have a conservation.

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E
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I had booked the ivy as a special treat for my mums birthday. We were sat in between a table of 8 and a table of 5. The tables were extremely close together which resulted in high levels of noise and me and my mum not being able to have much of a conversation.

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SC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Was very busy, tables for 2 were so tightly positioned you felt like you were having lunch with the neighbouring table. My starter was lovely but main was nothing special. Service was amazing and the waiting staff were lovely.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This place is amazing the second you walk through the door you are welcomed and taken great care of.

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DE
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCEPTIONAL FOOD FIRST CLASS SERVICE WE WILL BE BACK.

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