The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

4.5
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1931 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining in the heart of Blackheath. The restaurant makes for an ideal spot to enjoy an accessible all-encompassing menu, serving British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
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VinayN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I'd expected food to be better, pancakes were very disappointing. Service was good, music was a bit loud. Not too keen on visiting again.

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AnthonyR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great and made sure we had a great time.

Floor manager even came over and had a chat, these are the things that make an experience worth while.

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SimonD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and the environment very pleasant... service was efficient but lacked personality and we felt rushed towards the end of our meal.

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KathrynR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food as always!
Really attentive staff and friendly service - thank you!

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IanB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is covid aware and tables are well spaced. Ambience is great, staff are superb and the food amazing. Overall having been to the Ivy a few times I am always impressed with it as a whole and will definitely be going back.

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RichardsonR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Lovely decor, the safety precautions was well taken care. Whilst the food was good but not upto my expectations. The desserts were amazing. Needs some improvement. Overall satisfactory. 👍

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WallaceL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service

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Lesley
London
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and brilliant waiters

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MaryT
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing will definitely return, food was incredible. Service was on point

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RRR69
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Useless place, no reason to go I’m afraid, does not make any sense.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a belated Birthday celebration with my partner. We were attended to exceptionally well and the food was excellent. I had been to The Ivy on my actual Birthday with friends but this was my partner’s first visit. He was suitably impressed so I’m hoping a return visit is on the cards very soon.

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AnnieH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

utterly delicious food as usual and excellent service from Fame and colleagues. thank you.

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corinnem
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday treat for adult daughter. Surprisingly busy for a Monday lunchtime. Great atmosphere. Outstanding service. It felt “special “

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely lunchtime meal. Great service. Friendly staff couldn’t ask for more

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Jade
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend for lunch and they do a brilliant 3 course set menu for £18.50. The staff are amazing, friendly, helpful and professional. We loved the food we chose, it was all beautifully presented and delicious! One tiny point though, as one of the three choices for dessert was unavailable, I think there should've been a replacement. But apart from that, the whole experience was perfect!

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PhilC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked lunch for our wedding anniversary, which was fantastic. The service and ambience were excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Jillyflower
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time at the Ivy Blackheath on Sunday 13th September. Marvellous attention from the Manager who helped with seating and Menu choice. Other waiting Staff equally as charming. Food was excellent, Zucchini Frites/ Sirloin Steaks/ Truffle and Parmesan Chips/ Green Beans with almonds all delicious! Finished with Apple Tarte Tartin and Crem Brûlée/ Coffee Nice bottle of House Rose also. Can’t wait to return and would recommend. Thank you to all the Staff for a great experience.

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JennyW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service, lovely setting, I highly recommend this lovely restaurant. The Covid precautions were stringent but done very professionally, swiftly and made us feel safe. We had a really nice time.

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MarkC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and fast service , good food and not as crammed as last time . Good social distancing measures in place .

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ClaireL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant choice when celebrating an occasion. Staff were attentive and friendly. The food was excellent and the general ambience was relaxed and happy.

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vipFrances
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure - the Blackheath team always make us feel welcome and look after us!

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RosieB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at the Ivy since the lockdown. I felt very safe and well cared for. A bit pricey but worth pushing the boat out now and again. A treat!

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Around our breakfast table we had mixed reviews. The full English was "best ever" especially the black pudding. The vegetarian option though I'm afraid was not good and left me feeling uncomfortable all day. Too much sloppy food, flavours didn't work well together and just not enjoyable to eat or digest. And I'm not even a vegetarian! I made a bad choice, so would go back and would recommend. Just don't have the vegetarian full English (other vegetarian options available!).

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food lacked flavour and was overall very bland and overpriced. The service was OK, the servers were nice but very slow. Perfect for pastries and coffee but anything else is just very underwhelming. Quite disappointed.

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CharleyC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant. The set menu is extremely good value for money. Food and service excellent, and in such beautiful surroundings.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We booked a table for 3pm, turned up at 2.55pm to be told it would be at least 5mins. We weren’t seated till 3.20pm. Several walk ins were seated before us, which we obviously weren’t pleased with. I understand the current covid situation makes things difficult but we thought we were doing the right thing by booking a table, getting customers to wait around for 20mins in my eyes isn’t acceptable when we booked a table and were forced to wait away from the restaurant in order to maintain social distancing which many customers didn’t seem to think important. There was also zero effort from your staff to encourage customers to social distance. As a frontline NHS worker I found this very upsetting.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

To be honest, the menu as presented was not exciting but the dishes we chose were presented really well, subtle additions to bring out the taste and we will definitely be going back.

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YasminSaoirse
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with wonderful staff and an amazing menu. The food was delicious. Can not wait to go back!

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KimA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Covid all measures taken. Relaxed atmosphere nice ambience waiters friendly. Would recommend food well cooked and tasty.

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CaroleC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely birthday lunch - we had the set lunch menu and it was all delicious

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KeithT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch with great service and beautiful food
Much needed after lock down

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Yllana
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always loved coming back to The Ivy. Had lunch with friends and they all enjoyed the cozy atmosphere.

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Neels
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. The food portions were fair and delicious. I cannot fault anything. We were even give a beautiful little dessert for our anniversary, which we were both touched by. We were asked occasionally if we were ok and needed anything. Hygiene and COVID situation taken very seriously by all staff and made us feel very safe, whilst being looked after. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, one of my favourite places in Blackheath

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, great food and amazing ambience

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vipKellyW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we couldn’t have picked a lovelier restaurant.... thank you so much for looking after us and very much looking forward to visiting you again

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Frogeye61
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Ivy. We had a really enjoyable experience. The Covid checks were done efficiently and well and did not feel intrusive. The staff were friendly and accommodating

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EHan
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The location of the Ivy Cafe is ideal in relation to where we live, walking distance so fantastic to burn off a few calories after your meal, unfortunately apart from the floor staff being absolutely fantastic and attentive and good at their jobs, that is where my positive review ends, the food quality was sub-standard in presentation and preparation, in no way did it justify the over inflated price, please do no misunderstand I would have been happy paying much more had the food been up to scratch, the chef must have been recruited from I do not know where, may be a fast food chain!!! the icing on the cake was an insect that crawled out of my daughters salad...

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Lolstar07
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very safe with a temperature 🤒 check system at the door as well as the usual anti bacterial gel.

Really nicely separated tables so feel very safe and can enjoy your food without worrying.

Food was exceptional as always and service really brilliant, warm and friendly and not stuffy at all.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my Mum for her birthday and it surpassed my expectations. I have a lot of allergies so have to be very careful. The staff were fabulous and I didn’t feel worried about what I was eating at all, and I didn’t have half the menu written off for me because of those allergies; they made them work - that really makes a change for me. Our food and the service were just fabulous.

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The Ivy Cafe Blackheath is rated 4.5 stars by 1931 OpenTable diners.

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