The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

4.3
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1663 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, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.4
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h
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, looking forward to returning in May

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food enjoyed by all our party. Would definitely recommend.

DB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best breakfast that I know - as simple as that. The service is really good and light touch for a Sunday morning!

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A little bit pricey but really worth a visit.
Been there for dinner and waiter was excellent and so was food - not fantastic for veggie but ok.
Went for breakfast and service was still nearly as good.
I had the veggie breakfast which is not bad but not sure why they put hollandaise sauce on a veggie breakfast and not sure about the need for the avocado but not bad. Less posh id done well is actually better for basic veggie fry up!
The main complaint from everyone I know is that the tables are just far too small and I wish they would do something about it, but could not mark them down for this.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and accommodating to my husband and I who visited with our 3 children. It was a busy Saturday afternoon and the service was smooth and efficient. The food was really good quality, we really enjoyed the whole experience as a family.

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

six of us went to the Blackheath Ivy. The food was delicious food and the service was great.

MT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal - very attentive staff - perfect night out

AF
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited with friends as a birthday treat. Had a great time and didn’t feel hurried- if anything service a bit too slow as we had to catch the waiters attention for everything. Food was lovely as was the wine- the Sauvignon- although we had not realised it was £40 a bottle and would not have had a second bottle if we had! Moral of the story- always check prices.

MD
London
62 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a lovely breakfast to celebrate my birthday. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Highly recommend

DE
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and atmosphere, attentive staff , overall very nice

GD
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit to the Ivy in Blackheath. Food, service, etc. was really good and we’ll definitely be going again soon.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Too noisy,small and everyone sitting so closely,food not freshly,precooked.

SV
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my partner’s birthday - 6 of us for brunch. The place was buzzing and as each table cleared it was filled again. The service was great, the staff were so helpful and friendly too. We all really enjoyed the food and the range offered is impressive. Really enjoyed ourselves - thanks a lot ❤️

CY
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff did everything to make our visit enjoyable. The male waiter (forget his name) wished us happy International Women's day, which was thoughtful. Nothing was too much trouble. When this dreadful Covid is over we'll be back to show our support for your wonderful restaurant. Thanks. Caroke and Tess

MO
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, nice ambience. Would go again

J
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal on Saturday evening, our food was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful.
We had a great evening and definitely will be returning.

L
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with my husband. The food was lovely, the service was great. Our waiter was really friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was relaxed, making the experience really enjoyable. Highly recommend the cocktails!
Will definitely be going back!

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extremely good and excellent value for money we will be returning

TR
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, super food, lovely ambiance
Thank you!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, but not cheap! We went for a birthday brunch and the service was fantastic, the food was delicious and the whole experience was a wonderful treat

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I had a delicious 3-course lunch, and the service was efficient and friendly.

JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - great food - great setting . Would recommend for breakfast lunch or dinner

PP
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service very good. Food was a bit on the pricey side but worth it.

RM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal and good choice for set menu. Great service

YO
London
29 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My waiter was the best part of the night.

The food, blackened cod and lamb for my guest both came out sub par.

It just didn’t live up to my previous visits to Canary Wharf and London Bridge.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Afternoon tea was very basic and did not feel it was value for money compared to their main menu (which I have tried previously) and competing restaurants.

J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was good

PC
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service of a highly professional nature. Usual quality food and menu choice. One issue for me is to consider having porridge on the ( breakfast) menu, especially in Winter.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible, incorrect food order and slow

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner in Blackheath...good service and food, only negative is it's busy so a bit loud.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service! Cannot recommend this highly enough - a really great blend of British classics and international fare.

n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Party of four three adults and one child - experience was really disappointing


I booked for a special occasion for afternoon tea we arrived just before our reservation time and got seated straight away and ordered but we waited 50 minutes for the food to arrive - it wasn’t that busy so not sure what the problem was — my dietary requirements were covered however but just very disappointed especially when you expect flawless service from The Ivy group and what you pay for - it’s such shame as was really good selection and so tasty! I Would not recommend if you in a rush!

RD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food for the price and very good service.
Noise level was extreme though

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined here for my mum and her twin sis and had a great experience from start to finish !

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We booked for champagne afternoon tea on line but when we arrived the staff didn’t know what we had booked for. It was my friends birthday so I wanted it all to be perfect. There was a screaming baby on arrival and we were seated in a different part of the restaurant so as not to spoil our visit. Thank you. Unfortunately we had to send some sandwiches back as they were dry and actually curling up! Also the scones were so dry they fell apart and the cream had clearly been frozen as you couldn’t spread it. Having said that the staff were wonderful and the champagne Devine. We were also allowed an extra 30 minutes to have a cocktail which was much appreciated.
I have eaten at many of the Ivy’s and always enjoyed the food, but I won’t book the tea again. It was extremely disappointing. I do hope this was just a one off.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was very enjoyable.

BR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to pop in for a nice lunch with friends and family.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food wasn't as good as usual but my goodness the service makes up for it.

F
London
59 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

unexpectedly good rib eye. The cod was a little overcooked. It must be hard to get it just moist. Otherwise lovely creamed spinach and sweet potatoes. Would go again. Although you can feel the cold through the glass. Not cheap! £110 for one starter of scallops 2 glasses of iwne and a steak and cod spinach and potatoes. Coffee x1 and one dessert. Service was exceptional. Except when the wine and water were missing and needed to be reminded of!

KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We celebrated our wedding reception in Blackheath Ivy and had such a wonderful experience.