The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

4.4
1321 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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SQ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, food and fantastic service! A perfect location for a reunion.

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

We have been to the Ivy a couple of times before and always been very pleased with everything. However I'm afraid that the food was not up to their usual standard this time. We both had the chicken Milanese and the chicken was dry and the breadcrumb coating burnt.

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KW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time the service, food, decor, staff are all amazing. Can’t wait to visit again.

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AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wasn't impressed. Didn't live up to my expectations. Amazing location and venue, nice friendly staff. Food average. Ran out of several things on the menu (No steak). Ran out of Lemonade. Sent one Lamb dish back (Over Cooked) when supposed to be pink. Would I give it a second chance - YES. Although for the money we spent they should be getting it correct first time.

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

It was my second visit and The food and interior was good. However the service was appalling on this visit. The lady was training but we were not told this and she was not being observed by anyone as far as I could tell.
Two starters were incorrect and all the meals were placed at the wrong people showing that she was not at the standard that is expected at The Ivy. I do not blame the girl it is entirely the fault of the management.
The red wine was served in small tumbler glasses which one of the party asked if she could have a long stem wine glass.
The reply was “ those glasses are only given to people that buy a more expensive wine”
Really??
Such a shame as I recommend The Ivy to my friends and it did not meet expectations

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days 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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KL
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent from Dean our waiter.
Food was disappointing - having visited several of the groups restaurant the food in Manchester was very poor

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

Excellent service.
Great food, reasonably priced, attentive staff.
My 4 friends and I were all celebrating our birthdays. At the end of our me we were all brought a little trio of caramel truffles with a candle on to to celebrate. This made our day. It was a small gesture but meant an awful lot to us all.

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SW
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was Easter Day breakfast and we were treated wonderfully, always enjoy The Ivy ambience but the team at Spinningfields were wonderful

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v
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was a little slow, long time waiting between coarses and had to ask for our wine glasses to be refilled as they remove bottle from table. The music was on the loud side, and felt we were shouting at one another across the table to be heard which was not ideal.

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

Service was perfect the food was great.

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

I had dined at the ivy a few times previously
And sadly this time wasn’t the best - hence I won’t be rushing back!

It started with the drinks 2 drinks requested were out of stock so the designated driver had water , the burger came over cooked and tasted burnt so we asked for it to be changed .
We was offered something different and opted for the steak sandwich which was cooked to my liking,
The floor manger cake over and said due to the confusion our desserts would be on the house however only 1 was on the house and we was still billed for the steak sandwich.
We was visiting for a special birthday but sadly it was the wow !! We had had before

The place itself is still amazing and our waitress was outstanding she couldn’t do enough for us !

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

We were attended to by Thanos who was fantastic.
Food was lovely and they catered for my friend with food intolerances.
A lovely birthday treat and we will definitely return.

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

Fabulous restaurant, decor out of this world. Lovely food would devo recommend xx

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MS
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful venue in Spinningfields, six of us had breakfast after a night out in the city centre, of course its pretty pricey but the quality of the food and the fabulous service made it worthwhile.

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

Excellent Customer Service ....Food Cooked Superbly and was a delight to eat
No complaints thoroughly enjoyable evening
Would recommend booking instead of just turning up, noticed on leaving

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

really lovely staff from the moment you enter, I left my glasses in a bag that they had put in their 'luggage' room-they said it was no trouble at all for them to get it for me, each course lovely no faults whatsoever.
If I had to make one tiny complaint it would be that they asked if we wanted still water with our meal-we had also ordered prosecco- we said yes and they brought a bottle and charged us £3 +for it, but when we asked for some water later on with our sweet course they asked if we wanted tap water, just think it is a way of getting a few extra pounds out of you.

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AM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 on 16 April 2019
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 on 16 April 2019
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 on 16 April 2019
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 on 16 April 2019
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 on 15 April 2019
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 on 14 April 2019
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
2 reviews
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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