The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

4.4
1742 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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SM
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not sure what happened on our latest visit - previous visits have been very good. Unfortunately two items were no longer available (one drink and one daily special - seated before 8pm.). Vegetable side dish also dry and flavourless (spinach). Ignoring the two kitchen issues one one bar issue described - the ambience, serving staff, cleanliness, etc. all very good. Enjoyed asparagus, pate, chicken milanese, apple tart.

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CR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, by the most friendly and attentive of staff. Beautiful decor and ambience. And the food was to die for. The best steak I have ever had. If I was to be really picky, the fine dining experience would have only been ever so slightly improved if the tables (for two) weren’t so close to each other.

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

There was alot of hype about trying this place... and i have to say i was disappointed. I think the layout is great, it does look more high end but the food was a big disappointment. I had the lobster pasta, which tasted like tomato sauce with lobster bits (didnt look like a £29 dish). There was no flavour that made you think 'wow'. My friend had the lamb, this had hair in, so as soon as it got to the table, we spotted straight away and told the staff members... its not something you would expect to see in this type of restaurant but it can happen, not very apologetic, instead my friend wait for another batch (20 min) to be made while we ate ours.
We tried the deserts which was alot better than the starters and main course.
When it came to service, the time they served us was fine but to get their attention for more drinks we struggled, we was there over 2 hours and had only ordered 1 drink each at the start because no one came over to ask if we wanted anything else.

The only thing i could say really amazed me was the look of the place but food, was a big let down. I wouldnt rush to come back anytime soon

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NB
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

very nice dinner to celebrate birthday.Very well looked after by nice people.

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

An amazing place fantastic food and outstanding customer service from Johnathon who looked after us in the brassiere. Can’t wait to go back

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RG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Choice of music.......very good.
But far too loud.
I asked TWICE to time it down a bit.
Sadly, could not have a normal conversation without talking loud.

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

Great food, great service, a little expensive but worth it on balance.

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

Good food, service and the restaurant has been created in a certain style. However, on a Sunday late afternoon I found the music too loud and the tables for 2 are so close together it's difficult to have a private conversation.

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

We had a birthday champagne afternoon tea there on Sunday. Our table was squashed in and it felt like the next table was on top of us. There was a live DJ and the music was too loud. The sandwiches were awful. One was cucumber on it's own! When we ordered, my friend requested to change one of her three finger sandwiches because she doesn't like salmon. It was substituted, so she then had two identical chicken sandwiches and one cucumber. A different sandwich would have been preferable. The teapot handles were very hot and we were not given anything to hold them. I'm afraid we wouldn't recommend it.

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

Definitely we loved it as a family. Our friends that are in their 80’s enjoyed it but found it hard to hear the conversation.

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VE
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place! Great for family get together, lunch with friends, romantic meal out or sit and enjoy one of the many delicious cocktails!

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

Really great venue (especially the toilets!) Food and service faultless.

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KH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Venue was beautiful, service awful, we were not seated until 20minutes after the booking. With a heavily pregnant lady as one of our party, with no where for her to sit while we waited for our table. As every floor was full with people stood around each bar on all 3 floors.
Our Waiter didn’t seem to know what was happening, he seemed very preoccupied with other tables. As though he had too many to service.
Eventually the waiter took our food order.

We pre-ordered a birthday cake the day before our booking, we were told it would be on the table ready for our arrival.
For our friends 30th birthday celebrations.

Once mains had been cleared, we asked for the cake, as it still had not been brought out, the waiter tried to give us dessert menus, again we asked for the cake.
It then took an additional 30minutes for the cake to be brought out to our table.
Of which everyone was tired and fed up, ultimately we boxed up the cake and left once we paid our bill.

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

Lovely food, attentive staff. I would highly recommend

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

Excellent service and food. Outstanding value. Will definitely return.

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

Stunning restaurant, in a beautiful setting. The decor was opulent and extravagant and was matched perfectly by the delicious food and attentive staff. Overall an amazing dining experience, we will definitely be returning for more!

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TF
Northampton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and drinks, had a lovely time on Saturday evening. Thank you very much!

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

Great service, great decor and atmosphere, food from brasserie menu very good, had the burger. Pretty expensive, as expected, but for a special occasion a great choice, as it felt special. Very busy, but loads of attentive staff. Would go again once my wallet has recovered 👍

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a
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Music too loud in the Brasserie also our table was situated right in front of the entrance so a busy area for a table of 4 people. Would prefer more classic music in that zone, and quieter, modern dance which is too loud just jarred with the whole classical feel of the room.

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AD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The building and interior - nice - ould recommend for that reason to visit. I had the same cocktail but it came in different sized glasses (big differences). Our server didn't tell us about the specials or have excitement for the menu or talk us through it. The attention to detail and presentation is not as good a the Ivy in Harrogate, pran cocktail starter - lettuce dead on the edges. My curry - ok - nothing amazing. Requested lobster linguine - not told it cost nearly £30!!!!!!!! Definitely not lovely enough to pay that -sorry. Overall nice lunch and good to see the venu. would I recommend it ?...….. yeah …. would I go again myself ? …. no sorry. Don't mind paying high prices for something amazing, but it just didn't rock my universe. Had 3 courses and drinks. Didn't feel the overall service or experience was all that.

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

Fantastic lunch at The Ivy. Tables are perhaps a little too close together and it was noisy, but the food was fantastic and service outstanding. Food is good value for money too. Will definitely return

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

Greeting was superb, staff excellent, food divine

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

Outstanding service and great food. Staff couldn’t do enough for you from the moment you arrived. Wonderful experience.

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

I loved the whole experience of dinner at The Ivy. The service was outstanding and the food amazing. The soda bread was delicious and the Shepherds pie was gorgeous. Will definitely visit again for a special occasion.

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RH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value, great location for a celebration. Quite loud but just at an acceptable level. Spectacular interior. Engaged, efficient and attentive staff from maitre’d to bar staff to wait staff. Will go again for next special occasion and recommend.

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

Charges for wine a rip-off well over priced,
Service charge should be volunteery another rip off.

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AB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and great food. Overall a very pleasant experience. Thank you......

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just lovely, great service from Dean, thankyou 👍🏼

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

A stylish restaurant with good attentive service. The atmosphere was tranquil and the setting seemed to be out of a movie. I liked the clothing the waiters and waitresses wore and this made the scene. The sandwiches were yummy in particular the chicken brioche. The flower pot pudding was pretty as a picture and tasted so goox.

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

Beautiful decor, lovely friendly staff & the food is superb in The Brasserie. Roof garden very nice for drinks, but only a small area. The Asian restaurant/decor looked amazing. Great for a special occasion or even just for lunch/afternoon tea.

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JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service not rushed made to feel welcome and special.

Food was superb the monkfish curry is highly recommended.

Great choice of wines cocktails.

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RS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attended The Ivy for breakfast on my daughter's 18th birthday. The food was fantastic and great service from the friendly staff. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back again.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Booked at 7:30 had starters after a bit of a wait and then had a long wait for mains - they came almost 2 hours after our booing time! They did reduce the bill which went a little way to appeasing us.

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

Fantastic food , good service and friendly staff . Decor is amazing !

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b
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to the Ivy to celebrate for my wife's 60th birthday. The food was excellent and the ambience I could not falter. During a conversation with the waiter he found what we where celecbrating and to this end we where presented with 2 small desserts with a candle in to celebrate.

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AP
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. One of my favourite places to go in Mcr.

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DR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the brasserie set lunch menu which was excellent value - I particularly enjoyed the white chocolate sweet. The surroundings make this one of the premier dining locations in Manchester. However what was the overriding memory from my first visit was the excellent friendly service that we received from all the Ivy staff with which we had contact.

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W
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t fault it, really great night. Thank you to all the team that made it special hope Rob enjoyed his beer.
Regards
Warren

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JC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch. It was fairly busy but the service was quick and flawless and the staff were attentive. Food was great and it's such a beautiful place!

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic night had by all four of us. The food was superb and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Looking forward to doing it all again.

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