The Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow
Our wedding anniversary coming up
Everything was perfect . The place is beautiful and the atmosphere great . The food was outstanding and the Service faultless I cant wait to go back
My friend and I had lunch on a busy Thursday. On entering the restaurant we were welcomed warmly and seated promptly. Our waitress was very professional and friendly at the same time. We loved the menu, it was so hard to choose. Eventually I chose the lobster linguine and my friend had the chicken Milanese. Both dishes were excellent, plenty of perfectly cooked lobster and the chicken was succulent. Wine menu is very good as is the cocktails on offer. I would recommend this restaurant
Fabulous food, excellent service and stunning surroundings - we will definitely return.
Outstanding food, service and ambience. My new favourite restaurant in Glasgow
Food was excellent although pricey , Steak had no extras required to pay for sauce vegetables etc Bar service was poor nil communication. Food table service excellent which helped to counter bar experience
Good ambiance - very noisy - Reception Staff very poor, Bar service slow. Waitress at Table good.
Ambiance is excellent good choice on menu presentation is superb
Throughly enjoyed my evening
Beautiful surroundings, food very good, service very good. Staff all very genuinely welcoming. A very good first visit for lunch. Will definitely be back again. Keen to try dinner. Manager dealt with allergy situation very well.
Love the ambiance and food and staff were very attentive, will return.
Great service from friendly helpful staff, food choice and quality excellent in bright clean surroundings.
I booked a table for three at least a month in advance. First impressions are important, therefore I was disappointed to be led to a table upstairs in a corner where the girl had to move two tables together to accommodate us while I stood watching. Then of course one table was unsteady so I had to stand up to allow the waiter to fiddle about with the table legs. We ordered 2 gin and tonics and a dry martini and lemonade. Twenty minutes later, after asking twice, the drinks arrived and the dry martini was a medium sweet martini. The food was fine. We ordered coffees with liqueurs and the coffees arrived quickly but no drinks. We had to ask again for the liqueurs which eventually arrived after our coffee was finished. A wee offer of another coffee might have been nice.
Nice experience but the food was only ok and the service was very slow. I would go back though as possibly teething issues?
Fabulous lunch. 2nd visit,will be back soon. Both visits great
Superb food and establishment but i dont like a service charge added on...
I would recommend The Ivy to family and friends, the ambiance was nice, it did go dark quite quickly at one point, which didn't feel very smooth, but one the lighting settled, was fitting for the time of evening.
Service was a little too formal for me, but that is simply preference. Hosts were very smart, friendly and attentive.
My partner was asked for ID for her drink, which is obviously ok, however, our server didn't do this, she sent somebody else over to do it, must have been nervous to do so.
I'm not a huge fan of service charges and at 12.5% can be a little steep given the restaurant is pricey.
Music at a good volume throughout and the music itself was varied well.
Food was really good, I had the Chicken Milanese and my partner had the Sirloin, both delicious!
we had a table for four at 8pm
we got a table immediately
we ordered round of drinks and still water
1/2 hour later drink still no drinks
the waitress came to take the food order
i asked where were the drinks she replied i,ll
take the food order then i will bring the drinks
i asked if we can get the drinks now since we waited half hour
she was not very happy we eventually got the drinks
we had two bottles of wine we had to pour our own wine
wont be coming back
The brand name in itself should mean something but alas disappointment was the order of the day. Let's be positive first, beautiful restoration, comfortable seating, blackened cod was apparently delicious as was the apple tart, and the chips were excellent - that's it I am afraid to say. On the negative side there was non-stop inappropriate music for evening dining at a level that inhibited conversation, the wine was overpriced, for what it was, the other menu choices [table of 4] were just ok, not what was expected from 'The Ivy'. Three guests had the Tempura prawns/squid and were shocked that only 5 prawns were distributed between the 3 portions though there was in addition a stray tail. The service was slow but the staff themselves were mostly really nice. Perhaps it was a Sunday evening thing when the restaurant was not full and it was the end of a busy few days – should not matter. The only link to the London sister restaurant was the very surprising automatic 12.5% service charge added to the bill – common in Central London but not elsewhere and in this case inappropriate. I have had superior dining experiences in Glasgow on several occasions hence will not rush back.
The afternoon tea’s took an hour to arrive from ordering and no member of staff came over to explain until I prompted them after 35minutes. The manager did come and apologise and explain there was a problem in the kitchen so I did appreciate her honesty and her professional manner. We were with my 91 year old gran to celebrate her birthday so I cannot say the wait didn’t detract from the experience because it did. The manager did however reflect it in the bill which I did appreciate. The cucumber sandwich had obviously been prepared for a while as the bread was crusty on top and cucumber was soggy, apart from that the food was fine. I won’t return for the afternoon tea but I am returning for a meal with my husband in December and I hope the kitchen issues have been resolved by then.
After eating at The Ivy on Sunday I asked her would you go back her answer was
“A million % YES”
Brunch at The Ivy is fantastic, there is a varied menu with so many wonderful options, and the food is incredible. The service is outstanding and the restaurant is beautiful. Would definitely recommend!
Food - I've eaten nicer
Venue - very stylish, bar rules makes it difficult to talk to your party while waiting on your table to become ready given its a seating bar
Bill - quite expensive experience compared to other Glasgow restaurants
Food was amazing and service was outstanding!!! Was a great atmosphere on a Saturday night and throughly enjoyed ourselves
We had a lovely time at the Ivy. Busy but not overcrowded. Service and food were very good.
Its not cheap so would be a treat for most rather than a regular haunt.
My meal was excellent (scallops to start then blackened cod) however my partner’s prawn and monkfish curry was such a tiny portion that I will be unlikely to talk him into visiting again. He didn’t want to complain at the time and ruin the night but looking back he should have brought it to the managements attention. Lovely decor and ambiance but music upstairs was far too loud. If visiting request a downstairs table away from the door and avoid the curry (unless you are on a portion controlled diet!)
My first visit to The Ivy and was a Birthday treat for my husband. Loved the decor and ambiance food was exceptional and fairly good value. The waiter we had was very attentive and polite but not intrusive at all. If I have any thing negative to say it is the compulsory service charge that was added to my bill, which was £15 extra for just 2 people. I prefer to tip what I feel is appropriate for the amount spent and the service which was very good and would have left at least £10 had it not be already added on to my Bill. We were given a small bun like thing filled with cream and raspberry’s with a chocolate Happy Birthday sign on it which was a very nice touch. Overall had a great experience and will be back.
The venue is lovely, it had a good atmosphere and a lovely drinks menu. Food was average but worth a visit.
i booked dinner at the ivy to celebrate my birthday. i was very impressed, from the moment i entered the restaurant to the moment i left i felt special. the staff gave a warm welcome and an attentive service. the food was incredible and the toilets were very impressive.
unfortunately they didn't have the wine my partner had ordered but gave a more expensive wine at no extra cost.
i will definitely be back.
Could not fault the food. The drinks were rather overpriced and my husband and I found some of the staff rather aloof. Didn’t live up to the hype!
Everything about the Ivy was fantastic, our waiter that night was outstanding and the service he provided myself and my guest with was great
Enjoyed my visit. Food was exceptional. Service was not perfect but good. An expensive but lovely experience
We had booked and we were shown to our table upstairs on arrival
I would not like to be seated downstairs as felt a bit cramped and very noisy
food was lovely, we were serviced our starters, we had not finished and our mains arrived. so had to make room on the tiny table.
excellent value for money will be back!
Beautiful building but disappointing expensive food had to send back as cold and a. 13% service charge on a table for 2 people is unacceptable
Staff exceptional. Friendly and attentive. Meal very good but I prefer my peppercorn sauce a little thicker it was too runny but everything good. I would return
We had a lovely waiter who was friendly and professional which totally enhanced the visit. Food tasty, wine very pleasant. The one big negative is having to queue for quite some time for the lavatory. This is not acceptable. Individual toilets with basin and mirror within the cubicle means a line of ladies waiting while hand washing, reapplication of make up and hairstyling goes on in the privacy of the toilet. This may have seemed a nice idea to the designer but to the "waiting" public it is not practical.
Food over priced.
Service charge should be made more clear and optional plus service charge too much.
Our table had debris from our starter course and was not cleared away during our meal. Very poor considering the cost .
Stunning, lush decor with a cool and exciting menu to match.
From the start things were poor. We were given a table close to the door so sat in the draught close to the bar and incoming customers which led to a horrible experience.
Starters were both very good and I was expecting the food to e excellent but not a bit of it thereafter.
I ordered the lobster linguine. The pasta had been overcooked to the extent that it was largely stuck together in a single strand. The rest of the dish was tepid. I would say it was no better than a microwave meal.
My partner had lamb which came in a bowl with a glob of mash and carrots of steel.
We didn’t stay for dessert.
Great service and food. Definitely be back. Was as good as, if not better, than the other Ivy Restaurants I’ve been too. Cocktails were brilliant also.
I took my mum for her 65th birthday the staff were so attentive and even gave her a sweet birthday surprise, can I just say the decor was outstanding