The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

4.4
1098 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the brasserie. There is a lot of hype in Manchester about "the ivy" and to be fair it's fully justified. The experience was fantastic and the atmosphere was really pleasant. I was expecting it to be quite pretentious, which it wasnt. The food was incredible and the staff couldn't do enough for you. The bill was very reasonable. Overall a great addition to the Manchester restaurant scene and somewhere I would highly recommend

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st class Resturant

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LP
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ah 12 months since my mum passed away and we spent it with you. David at front of house was absolutely amazing. Thank you all so much. Planning our return xx

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the Ivy in London a few times.I live in Stockport and the Manchester Ivy I have now visited 3 time and find the food excellent choice and reasonable value.Service Very Very Good from when you enter the Ivy.
Only one criticism when you order fat chips there is always a lot of small well overcooked ones underneath the good ones at the top.Not to difficult to arrest this Chef

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RH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous time at the ivy Spinningfields on Sunday morning we where a table of 11 and where accommodated very well. Food was delicious and our server looked after us excellently.

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KC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Disappointed this weekend. Service really really bad. Couldn’t get drink from the bar and sat at table for over half an hour with no drinks order taken. Table late. Food was ok nothing to shout about. Staff just had too many tables to serve; not their fault. Been a few times but won’t be back. At £60 a head for a couple of courses and couple of drinks there’s much better places in mcr. The Ivy not living up to the hype.

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

I’ve been to the one in Covent Garden and Soho before. I’ve booked it for my birthday as a special treat. Wow absolutely amazing blown away straight away as you walk into the restaurant the door staff are so friendly we had a drink at the bar the service was really good.the music was really cool playing some really good tunes. The service was outstanding the food was amazing. It’s my new favourite place now I’m definitely going to be coming back a lot more.

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D
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Style over substance! A place to be seen, not necessarily for the food.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The bar area was busy with nowhere to sit, the bar is too small for the amount of diners wanting a pre dinner drink. Bar staff were rude and ignored us when we asked for a wine list. They didn’t even acknowledge a direct request for a cocktail. Was really noisy and not a dining experience I would want to repeat. The only good point was we had a really nice waiter and the manager acknowledged our disappointment with the bar staff. Won’t be going back it is just a chain restaurant like every other.

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

Absolutely had the best day! Amazing food! Amazing waiter! Alejandro couldn’t have done any more! He was grest! Can’t wait to return!

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

I want to thank everyone for the service at the Ivy Brasserie over the weekend. We had been saving to take her for a surprise celebratory afternoon tea and she was balled over by the service, atmosphere and 'special-ness' of the occasion. Thank you for making our perfect celebratory Birthday weekend!

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RS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor. They really focus on giving you an experience. Food was outstanding.

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SH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fabulous we had pastries and great breakfast

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AJ
London
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening very relaxed but lively - good food & wine

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

Food and service very good. Loud and unambient music from a DJ combined with overall noise made it impossible to have a conversation and completely ruined the evening.

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

We were a table of two placed between two quite large groups, our table was in extremely close proximity to both groups. The restaurant was very busy and loud and we found ourselves practically shouting across the table to each other.
Service was a little manic, there was an obvious push from the kitchen which meant that items were dropped and spilled to a cheering crowd who appeared to revel in the madness.
The food was fine, not exceptional.
The decor had a nod to the other Ivy restaurants we’ve visited.
The whole experience was a little underwhelming, glad we’ve been, but we will probably not go again.

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

Nice afternoon tea. A little light on the savoury & heave in the sweet but nice all the same

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

Excellent
I booked this for my mums 60th birthday. She had a fabulous time and felt like a queen for the day thanks to all the staff

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OT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There are plenty of waiters rushing around and the service was excellent. The food was delicious, especially the blackened cod fillet, and the chocolate bombe was amazing. Tables are quite close together and the Brasserie is pretty noisy (Friday afternoon). All in all, a great experience and perfect for a special occasion.

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

Prices are comparable to a high end gastro pub but the experience is far nicer. Beautiful opulent decor. Attentive and friendly service.

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KC
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was served with the wrong main course and then charged twice for it! This was my first visit to the Ivy and so far I’m not impressed!

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

Very good all round - the tables are a little bit squashed up so you’re almost sitting on top of the next table but that’s it really.

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

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Music to loud, have to shout to have a conversation. Overall experience was good.

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

Went for dinner for 2 on Thursday evening. Very busy, vibrant atmosphere.
Service attentive but not too obtrusive & did not feel rushed.
Plenty of choice on menu - plates beautifully presented & hot. Not the cheapest place for dinner but worth the extra ££.
Only thing that we didn’t like was the loud music.
Will be going back.

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LS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! Great food and service in a spectacular setting!

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S
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit, myself and 5 female friends. Will be visiting again.

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JE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Up on our arrival, The reception staff who looked at us like we’d walked through the wrong door, not a smile between them and far too much highlighter. Never felt so unwelcome before.
Our meal was what it is expect, a well cooked meal presented well.
Unfortunately, our waiter got our bill wrong. We had over payed which he had noticed. He said we could get a refund but we’d need to wait for his manager to refund about 15-20 mins. We sat for 10 mins finishing our drinks. After asking again I asked the waiter to sort the bill he said his manager would still be 15- 20 mins! As it was lunch we were on a time limit we needed to leave. We informed our waiter we needed to leave.......So the tip we left after the service charge on the bill, the tip in cash we left plus the over payed bill it was a tidy £43 tip.
I felt it was poor service at a restaurant trading on its flagships name. Next time I’m in Manchester I’ll definitely got back to tattu!

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

We liked the atmosphere and the surroundings were lovely. Food was great, we particularly enjoyed our main, I had the salmon and my partner had steak and egg. The chocolate bomb dessert was amazing! If we were to be negative about the price of the drinks. We were happy to pay the 12.5 per cent service charge but only if the whole of this goes directly to the staff and not used in any other way, especially to subsidise their wages?

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b
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Much too expensive. One course for 4 people does not justify £138 bill

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DD
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service, Great ambience From the front of house staff to the waiting on staff great afternoon

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KL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous decor, friendly staff at front of house. Great cocktails in Ivy Asia, food was exceptional.

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

Had a very enjoyable birthday lunch. It was our first time at the Ivy and will be definitely returning, we were all well impressed.Everything was perfect, the food, drinks(although a little on the expensive side), the staff were very attentive and the whole ambience was first class

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C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday and everything was perfect. The food was delicious with big portions. The staff were so friendly and attentive. Definitely going back again.

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BN
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The food took an unacceptable time to arrive and when it did it was cold. The chicken looked unappealing and was very dry.
We are regular users of The Ivy in Soho and didn’t feel that your restaurant compared in any way to the food and service there.

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CW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The noise level was horrendous and not conducive to enjoying a meal. We spent the meal shouting at each other and saying “eh!” However, it appealed to the younger members of our party. The low light levels made reading the menus almost impossible- we noted many people were illuminating them with their iPhones. There is obviously the assumption that vegetarians eat a lot of carrots, judging by the size of the lettering on the vegetarian menu. It was very expensive for a less than positive evening meal. We ate at The Ivy, Leeds, earlier in the month and found that a much more enjoyable experience.

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LP
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was abysmal. Our waiter was not very efficient or attentive . We had to ask other staff for menus drinks and chase up our entire meal!

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SG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I booked a table for my husbands birthday on the 20th March.
As we for there the service was fantastic however, they got our order wrong. The waiter brought to completely different meals to what we ordered. Eventually a waiter came and explained he had given us the wrong food. I wanted to change it but then another member of staff came over and made us feel bad about thinking of changing it back to our original order.
Me and my husband ate it but wasn’t happy as we ordered and expected something else.

The restaurant was also VERY noisy to the point that we tried to get the attention of a waiter when our food came and they couldn’t hear us.

If someone could get back to me regarding this

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

Visited for our wedding anniversary meal and was fabulous great food & drinks plus great service and not as expensive as I’d expected will be back for sure !!!!

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S
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch at the Ivy - lovely food, beautiful decor and attentive, friendly staff! My friend & I had a really lovely time & can’t wait to go back 😊

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

Amazing food once again for our daughters 18th birthday!!! Excellent table arranged by Laura.....can’t wait to go back!!!!!

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