The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields

4.6
7057 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary 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.
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Danny
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy with our service and overall visit. Such friendly waitresses who went above and beyond with us for our anniversary. Will definitely make a return again

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TrevlinO
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience good good lovely service .music a little loud for my liking

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SusanM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous place. Really good food. Great service. 😀

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MargarlaiP
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foo is amazing and the staff are helpful and friendly and make it a dining experience to remember

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ColinL
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was over cooked with my wife’s fish cake burnt on one side. We had to pay a lot of money for food we could have got at any average cafe. A lot of front but no substance - we are very disappointed as had been told The Ivy was very good.

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AliM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit for us, it was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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NicolaG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor of the Ivy. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent but we didn’t get the name of our waiter. He was really helpful and informative when making menu recommendations.

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SueC
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special occasion, it’s so lovely. Beautiful food, atmosphere and experience.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service, tables a little close together and a little too loud for conversation for me. Definitely recommend to try.

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Joanna
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set menu was unbelievable and such a good deal. Food was excellent as usual and our waiter was superb.

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Sonia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love The Ivy. Had afternoon tea as I was gifted a voucher, and as a big afternoon tea fan I was definitely impressed. Service was great and the taste and quality of the afternoon too was brilliant. Absolutely recommend.

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nicolal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We did not enjoy the food here. The place itself is beautiful but the food is not

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CatherineM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be visiting again had a wonderful time celebrating my daughters birthday

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, service was fantastic, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. 100% recommend

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BeckyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal to celebrate our friends birthday.
Staff were exceptional, would highly recommend to friends and family.

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SophieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were amazing.

Food was decidedly average: small portions, warm (rather than hot) - left feeling hungry! Very expensive for the quality and portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night, so good we went back for breakfast on sunday🍾🥂🍾🥂,Shona and Josh looked after us on Saturday and Dean on Sunday, couldn't have asked for anymore, I was celebrating my 60th we can't wait togo back. Thank you Ivy you made my night😘😘

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Craig
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baz was amazing as our waiter. The other staff were fantastic too. Food, service, ambience, decor....it is just a phenomenal experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurants with good staff. Quality of food excellent.

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MatayaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waitress was rude and ruined the experience.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Delicious food! A wonderful, memorable experience.

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SHAUND
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class in every way! Just brilliant! Will be back !

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PaulR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere the music a little too load - food lovely & service excellent but didn’t appreciate the £32 service charge added to my overall bill

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StevenS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night and a fantastic atmosphere. We really enjoyed the evening and cannot wait to go back again.

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Sprogg21
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

First time at the Ivy Manchester so disappointing. The building and decor fabulous and stylish.
The noise level far too high we couldn’t hear the person sat opposite us. Too many large groups of young people drinking shots and rowdy.
We were expecting fine dining service was friendly but not attentive forgot to bring us a bottle of wine after ordering. The wine we ordered on the terrace didn’t come down to the brassiere with us had to ask twice.
Food expensive and not a good standard, my chops were not crispy soggy and not triple cooked.
I had to take all the coast of eight to the cloakroom despite 3 people at reception and asked the waiter if there was a cloakroom!!!
Maybe Manchester need to train at Bath Ivy that is what I was expecting at Manchester. Pleasant relaxed excellent food with fine dining worth the money. Personally give Manchester a miss or just go in for a drink. Such a shame very disappointing evening. Did I mention the above on the evening yes I did to no avail.

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TracyT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely place & lovely experience.
Very small portion of Shepherds Pie. Did not like being asked to take off my 50 banner as that was the main reason I was even in the place to celebrate my 50th.
Very lovely & attentive waiter….Bez or Baz maybe.

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MelissaB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service to celebrate a family hen do. Only slight complaint that music was a little loud for chatting. But it still a great night. Thank you so much

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AK24
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was far too dark in the restaurant for 5pm. Couldn't read the menu without using the torch on your phone and couldn't see what you were eating properly. Also, music was far too loud at times. Wanted a meal to chat with friends really, not sit in a bar.

Food was lovely though and service great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great, the food was great and the atmosphere was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the afternoon tea in the brasserie, was amazing & good value, our waiter looked after us nothing was too much trouble . Lovely afternoon very enjoyable

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VickyA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, Amazing food, Great cocktails and staff. Just so nics to socialise again in a beautiful restaurant.

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lindsayc
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!

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steved
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning way to dine
Awesome decor
Awesome food
Definitely recommend

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LorB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely incredible experience. My partner and I booked about two weeks in advance to ensure we could go, as it does tend to get booked up... we booked the brunch menu at 11:00.
It was amazingly pretty inside, all the staff were very professional and softly spoken. The restaurant was very fill and therefore was a little noisy, but I felt that this added to the atmosphere in a good way. Our waiter and waitress were lovely, we wre served pretty quickly considering how busy it was. Very, very impressed! Would highly reccomend to others and will definitely be looking to attend again in the near future.

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ESamU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For a party of 3 we were put on a table for 2, which meant there was a struggle to then present the dishes, & it took a short while for someone to take our order.
The food came before our drinks (coffee), however due to this delay they kindly advised that they would not charge us. However, the coffee was both weak & somehow they’d managed to burn it (both in pot & latte form).
Food was average for a brunch - eggs were well poached, but the muffin was cold (despite having been toasted), the “pulled” ham was tiny pulled & chips with brunch still somewhat peculiar to see (when not in a greasy spoon).
This branch definitely seem to be a place you go if you want to be “seen” rather than for quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate a birthday and everything was fantastic- the food, service and atmosphere was incredible. My partner and I had the ribeye steak and it was phenominal. I even got a birthday treat courtesy of the Ivy which really made my night. 10/10 will be going back again!

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luv2dine
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was lovely and staff were friendly. The meal just felt quite rushed. Food arrived very quickly and courses arrived without much gap.

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AlexisC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Friday Date night
Service was great in the bar on 3rd floor and Brasserie.
Champagne was so delicious, served the perfect temp and in beautiful glasses.
My starter the prawn cocktail was amazing, presentation was so elegant.
The Beef Fillet was disappointing, ordered it Medium and arrived very chewy and rare. The sides were cold (Sweet potato and Creamed spinach) My hubby's thick cut chips covered in salt.
My dessert - Tiramisu was amazing, large portion.

We wanted a picture on the Ivy Asia gorgeous floor but were denied access which just spoilt my evening :(

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Ricp
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Poor atmosphere. Crammed into a table in the corner so we asked to move. A child was sprawled out over our seats when we arrived. For what they charge it was very disappointing.

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Babz
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service lovely ambience. Fabulous night out.

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The Ivy Brasserie, Spinningfields is rated 4.6 stars by 7057 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.