The Ivy Buchanan Street Glasgow

4.3
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1419 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
The all-day British brasserie has an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant is situated across two floors with a large bar prominent on both floors, and beautiful private dining room on the first floor.

The Ivy Buchanan Street offers residents, businesses and shoppers a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience.
What 1419 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
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4.5
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3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very tasty food and pleasant atmosphere. Overall very good, other than was charged slightly more than the menu stated on one item.

CT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the background chatter is pleasantly blocked by music played throughout the restaurant, while maintaining a noise level which makes conversation easy. Service is excellent, staff are great, couldn’t give a higher recommendation.

CN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great corner table, service very good, loved the decor and food

YR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. I would certainly go again without hesitation.

D
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Valentines night, so tables had been crammed too close to enjoy a private dinner.

Food was really bad. I had rib eye steak and had to return it as it was just full of fat. My wife’s risotto was also really poor and dry.

Not best experience...seems the brand is being diluted the more sites they open.

MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in the Ivy and will definitely be back again soon. Great service from all the staff, very attentive from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. Our waiter made a good wine recommendation and was great throughout the meal even the small details such as we required a new straw for a drink one was brought over in a napkin,. Food was excellent probably one of the best meals I’ve had in a while and the restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere.

MS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Quality of food was ok, although the steak came well done (and was tough) when it was ordered medium. The steaks are pricey and come alone, which means you need to spend even more money to have some accompaniments. Prawn cocktail looked fancy but was difficult to eat due to the nature of the bowl that it was served in. Service was average. Lighting was very poor, which made it EXTREMELY difficult to read the menu. The lighting was dim when we arrived and then turned down further. People at other tables were using their phone light as a torch in order to have sufficient illumination to read the menu. The Farmhouse Fruit Bowl Mocktail was the highlight by a considerable margin. Prices are wholly unreasonable and there is definitely better quality and value in many other eateries in Glasgow. I will be recommending friends and family choose another restaurant for dining out.

GG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The building itself is amazing, they have done a phenomenal job on the renovations. Service was second to none and the food was excellent, in particular the Pumpkin soup that we went back for the following day !!

M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is good and the staff except the gentleman who has eyeglasses on . ( he is bold)

TH
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The table for two which we had was very near the couple sitting next to us and they had the same problem with the table next to them.
Other than that it was ok but was surprised T the 15% service charge added automatically to your bill

G
Glasgow
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good quality food and great service. Lovely decor and furnishings but entrance set up congested and disorganised

PM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All in all a good lunch at Valentines Day with exception of the drink. Had ordered a kir royale but received a glass of champagne with bramble liqueur and berries. It's just not the same.
Will make sure the wine waiter knows the difference next time.
Otherwise a lovely restaurant which I can recommend.

EM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch, served by Clare on 14 February. She was excellent! The ambiance in The Ivy is delightful and we really enjoyed the food too. We’ll be back!

S
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were charming, food great in a lovely relaxing atmosphere

JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal with efficient and friendly service in beautiful surroundings! Will definitely be back.

MW
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. A bit expensive but you get what you pay for. Good choice for every course. Waiting staff very polite and professional

EH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea at The Ivy! Staff were lovely, helpful and gave us just the right amount of attention. The food was delicious and plenty of it, with unlimited tea on offer. A really enjoyable experience!

RG
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yes I would lunch menus good value and service especially our waitress was great. Generally all staff are friendly and very accommodating .

W
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A nice restaurant in the centre of Glasgow, food was good but the tables are quite close together.

MT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The staff were very friendly on arrival and during the meal. The food was good but a bit of a let down - vegetables were really hard so it was difficult to cut/eat. My friend got the halloumi dish which was just grilled halloumi on cous cous. They added a 12.5% service charge on to the bill.

LC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal, setting and service excellent, only down side was the price of spirits

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very efficient nice surroundings good food

CW
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Lovely surroundings. Food lovely apart from having to pay £3.95 for some overcooked chips which I felt should have been included in price of main course of fishcake.

E
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at the Ivy and will definitely be back. Food was great and my gin cocktail was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

G
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent experience in every respect. Friendly, helpful reception and serving staff. Timing of serving courses excellent and dishes reliably highly enjoyable. First class ambiance and a fair price overall.

MS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, beautiful surroundings and excellent service

FG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

No, I wouldn’t although it’s lovely, and food was nice, it wasn’t any better than other restaurants, Miller and Carter, Grill in the corner and others, but there was a service charge here which although disappointing I can live with that. However drinks at the upstairs bar also carried a service charge, which I have never known before for this reason I would not return.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd visit to this restaurant and as always very good food. The staff can’t do enough for you and there’s a good ambience about the place. Would definitely recommend this restaurant .

GB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Main course of 4 x burgers were inedible. Prawn cocktail was tasteless and served in a goblet that was very difficult to eat from. Beers, cocktails, wine and service were all good but the eating element of our visit was sub standard even for a fast food outlet let alone a so called higher class establishment. Will not be back.

MH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food over priced, but was lovely. I got the steak, and other Glasgow places much nicer. Dessert portions were small, and alcohol super expensive.

Staff were lovely and nicer atmosphere upstairs. Downstairs felt crammed and claustrophobic.

KW
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was poor. Food was nothing special but had a price tag that didn’t reflect that. Wine was overpriced. Music too loud. Overall I left feeling underwhelmed.

KM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I visited on Saturday for his birthday. The place was busy, but we were seated at the bar and then shown to our table promptly, staff treat you very well and are attentive. The food was outstanding. The style and decor are beautiful and has a very art deco vibe. I would highly recommend The Ivy for any celebration. Definitely worth it if you're willing to treat yourself.

DG
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A nice night but unfortunately the service was a bit slow and our desserts were forgotten.

TP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, tranquil surroundings and perfect for a romantic date. Friendly Customer service and the food was amazing

JM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The music upstairs seemed inappropriate to the style associated with the general ethos of The Ivy. Overall food was good and excellent service.

LL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely warm welcome. Got a seat at bar awaiting table and had some drinks.
Cocktails lovely,- we were also pleasantly surprised by food menu selection. Expected not to be such generous portions. Side orders of chunky chips and broccoli were a bit cool however we didn’t want to send back and wait on more so we carried on. Server in restaurant was lovely as were bar staff. The only thing we didn’t understand was 12.5% service charge on our table of 2. Apparently staff don’t see all of this money. Seems like a bit of a rip off...all in all we had a lovely day, food and drinks. Mini birthday cake at the end was a lovely touch. Not sure how there knew it was my birthday but was lovely!

DG
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding and the venue is stunning. The music level upstairs was just a little too loud though not excessive.

EF
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,fabulous atmosphere and the food and bar staff are first class with their pleasant,helpful professional manner. We ate from the market menu which is very reasonably priced for the quality of food which was fabulous. I will definitely visit again. The cocktails are also a must. X

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very pretentious place, over priced and smelled really badly of smoked fish, wouldn’t go back

j
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely day out with my daughters . First time in the ivy in glasgow. Will definitely go back.