The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

4.7
5277 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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.
What 5277 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal very filling. Baz the waiter was superb.

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CAROLINE
London
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal for my Dad’s birthday. The food was delicious. The service was excellent and we weren’t rushed from the table. The restaurant itself is beautiful and has a great atmosphere.

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ShonaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place. Just needs some standard options for starters for fussy eaters, maybe some chicken wings or something similar.

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AndiM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, gorgeous food, value for money and very attentive staff.

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DarrenM
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time properly we have been out since lockdown last year. Absolutely fantastic from the waiter who put us at easy and service. It’s was our 32nd wedding anniversary which they commented on when we were seated. Little touches like that go along way. Will come back.Thank you

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RachelC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit. Food was amazing, service fantastic couldnt do enough for us. We had seats booked at the counter but they mamaged to get us on a table which was great bwing heavily pregnant!

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ToriT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast at the Ivy was such a treat ! Great food and really good value for money . Topped off a lovely reunion weekend

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Michelle
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed with the Ivy! Food and service is always exceptional!!

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Jonathan
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant 100%. My only feedback would be the music was loud so be aware of that, it may not be a quiet dining experience

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JaneA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was absolutely amazing. The staff, food, the whole place is fantastic. Would come back in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here for our friends 70th birthday

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Ivy and it did not disappoint. We were made to feel special from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much. We were moved to the roof terrace and it was beautiful. The atmosphere was on point and it was nice to have normality after the last 18 months! The food was delicious and the prices very reasonable. Amazing selection of both food and drink. It was my husbands birthday and they brought him out a little happy birthday dessert which was adorable! We didn’t waste the opportunity to have a selfie in front of the fabulous flower wall before leaving! Already planning our next visit, thank-you for an amazing evening!

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Nickname
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good service & food. Enjoyable experience overall

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SwampDuck
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another exquisite meal at The Ivy, would highly recommend this restaurant and a special thank you for the Birthday/Anniversary profiteroles.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Where do I begin....

At the door the gentlemen kindly opened it and was the only members of staff to get something right.
I was then asked to check in at the front desk and to be quite honest with you, got the impression quickly they could not be bothered with ourselves.
We were then shown to our table and the kindly pointed out who would look after the service.
The gentlemen introduced himself and took the drink and food order and was the only part he did correct.
The food - my fish was very oily and left most of the meal. My partner asked for a steak medium/rear and I am pretty sure the heart was still beating. To add to the service we were never asked how our food was until the end and after the dishes sat on the table for about 6mins waiting to be collect. I then had to flag down two members of staff to get another beer.
The bill came and was £70. I could understand the value of the service and environment if this was created. However after eating in other locations I cannot believe as a company what Manchester offers the brand. I am sure the Ivy as a brand would have been disappointed in the staff however after this experience don’t feel I would eat at one of them again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, atmosphere and had a great night

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Lexy
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place I’ve been! Loved it

MD
MartynD
Manchester
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The first server was not personable at all, I didn’t catch her name but she didn’t smile once and seemed very off-hand. We the got another server, a guy, who was just as we’d expect personable and easy going but not intrusive.
We had to vacate our table after two hours which was fine as they reserved us a table on the roof terrace where we had coffee.
Two suggestions, before our meal two of us had a drink at the bar, literally sat at the bar and the Bill had a 12% service change, really that’s pushing it. Again I’ve no issue with a service charge for dining but drop it to 10%

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JT123
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with excellent service, food and menu. Will definitely return.

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StevenH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and impeccable service like no other! Not as pricey as you’d think; great value for money

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PageP
Northampton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic special celebratory lunch.
Total pleasure from start to finish. Food, ambiance & service all top notch.

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HelenL
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food cannot fault. Drinks very expensive. Staff pleasant enough

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience yet again superb food very attentive staff would highly recommend

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BrianH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good overall but one of the guests had a main course that was below standard.

The waiter service was excellent but we had to wait too long for our main course and coffee (25 minutes for coffee).

We enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and most aspects of the experience. I understand that the waiting may have been because of staff shortages, although we weren't made aware as such. I would go again and recommend it to friends.

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LevenaR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Atmosphere was lovely, but the food wasn't seasoned very well. The flavours weren't there. Staff were very polite and welcoming

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LisaS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.
A lovely Iranian waiter served us.

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ClareM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful sweet potato curry I’ve ever tasted! Highly recommend the Bellini’s too.

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, staff member that served us was so lovely, great time would highly recommend

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and ambiance for our anniversary, the food was outstanding and the service was so friendly and helpful. We can’t wait to return!!

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LochNessy1
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous place, amazing food and great service !

Would highly recommend 😊

Will definitely be returning !

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AidanM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brill. Good value. Great ambience and service. Cod cheaper than I expected.

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KERRIEA
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, and the staff are very friendly,

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LindaL
Shropshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd Ivy I have been to. All have been very good food. Just feel it is a bit overpriced and is a special occasion restaurant. Will still go again though as lovely atmosphere, great service and good food

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RussellH
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely surroundings and excellent food. We had an excellent waiter who provided wonderful service with a smile. The only negative comment is regarding dress code. The Ivy state they have a dress code and I had to contact them to ensure that the men could wear smart shorts. It was a very hot day. I was informed that only smart tailored shorts and collared shirt would be acceptable. We were then seated next to a young girl who basically had a bikini top and short skirt on. Think this is unacceptable.

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BeckieK
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning venue. Food was delicious and didn’t need to wait too long between courses. We were there for our anniversary and they gave us a free desert for this which was a lovely touch and made it even more special.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Lovely venue,we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.Service was good,all very efficient and helpful.Brasserie a little too noisy for our taste,probably try the restaurant next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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JohnD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent, lovely atmosphere and perfect for our sons 18th, my son had the Lobster linguini and said it was fantastic, the cocktails were lovely too

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Kadrich
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our 1st visit, reception, bar and table service could not be bettered on a busy Wed at noon, Enjoyed the Brasserie meal and hope to enjoy other parts of the Restaurant in the future.

LM
LauraM
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, gorgeous interior mostly quick service -sometimes felt slightly rushed but they were very friendly.

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The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields is rated 4.7 stars by 5277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.