The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

4.5
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2066 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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlanM
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant. Sommelier handled the exchange of an off bottle very well.

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MariaH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was great , service was good. The starters were really good the main courses were mediocre. My husband had a very ordinary burger and my salmon was fine but rather dull.

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VeeCee
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was welcoming and the waiters were very interactive. Lovely experience

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Haggs
Kent
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was excellent. Nice restaurant and atmosphere.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Ambience is amazing as was the breakfast! Will be back for an evening meal soon.

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Angelique
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and ambience was fantastic and we will definitely be returning! Service was impeccable!

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Marge
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was perfect, food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We felt very comfortable as when you walk in your temperature was taken and the tables were spaced out perfectly. I love the ivy.

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Vish
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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Louip
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Some staff even remember me. It’s nice but not pretentious

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AnneS
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my sister's birthday and the food service and everything was so good. The only thing is when you book via open table it doesn't alert you that you only get an hour and a half to sit and eat. I assumed it was 2 hours so would have been better to know in advance. We moved to the bar area for the last half an hour so it was fine.

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SarahY
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service as usual.
Food is outstanding. Spotlessly clean

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YummyTdog
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and it felt like they were taking Covid seriously with temperature checks and all of the servers wearing masks. Really enjoyed my breakfast and coffee. Great ambience!

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OzlemM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and lovely atmosphere - you dont feel rushed out either

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SanneW
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I love The Ivy for its food and atmosphere. The service was ok although abit arrogant.

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alex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Ivy cafe in Blackheath always has had very attentive staff. My wife loved the fact that they had noted the occasion submitted in my booking (it was a birthday) and brought out a small birthday cake. Lovely touch !!

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Winkle
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and experience,food was amazing
Would recommend

JD
JoycelynD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely the service was prompt and the staff were very friendly and welcoming

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Alex
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with a friend, great service, temperature check on arrival and sanitisers available. We tried the set menu and food was great, just a heads up re cauliflower soup, that it has very strong taste of blue cheese ( subject to personal taste, I’m sure many customers love it, just be aware :) ) salmon and sticky toffee pudding were delicious!
As always beautiful interior and great service with a lovely presentation of meals, thank you!

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LucyK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 50th birthday meal for my partner.. all 6 of us (limited by Covid rules) had a lovely evening.
The mini birthday cake presented to my partner was a lovely surprise!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic lunch which was long overdue due to Covid. Thank you!

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Blackheathblogger
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Really spoilt by service... which may also be part of management policy of filling the restaurant despite reduced staff. We’re fairly regular visitors usually, but this is the first time it’s felt like the service was too much trouble. The most frustrating part was 1h15mins after our booking, with every dish arriving with ‘l’m sorry for the delay’ dessert menus were plonked in front of us (although we were already reading them from the QR code’s on our phones) and we were told we couldn’t have one of the desserts because we had to vacate the table in 20mins. No apology, least of all recognition of the delays in service up to this point. Note- this was a week day lunch. There was further delay in taking the order, considerable delay in receiving the order and a very long time trying to catch someone’s eye to ask for the bill. This went on for at least 45mjns during which I’m pretty sure the 14min cook time for the tart fine could have been achieved. Left a real sour note on what should have been a nice trip.

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CharlesC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good: well organised, excellent service. Really good soup and spectacular prawn cocktail... excellent wine. Lemon sole was succulent but a bit small; steak was good but not superb; vegetables were very good. A bit over-priced but we were celebrating... overall a lovely evening

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MadziaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, with great food and outstanding service! Great to be back.

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TaraG
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited The Ivy yesterday and the staff couldn't have been more helpful - they were excellent and handled our accessibility issue easily and with grace. The food was great and so were the cocktails! Thank you

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Mars
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is impeccable, we been twice, two different waiters both high standard

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Gabiza
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, lovely birthday lunch. The ambiance was warm and relaxing, the food delicious and the service was of high standard. Thank you !

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LiamW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently great food and good service and feels quite Covid safe with the temperature scanners on entry.

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denzilb
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Limited vegan menu but a really nice place to eat,

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KDJ1
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, the place has a nice, relaxed vibe. God food, good wine list, attentive and friendly service. Nothing but positives.

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Martin
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

once again lunch at the Ivy Cafe in Blackheath was a treat fulfilled. My daughter and I had not eaten "out" since March so it was a double treat. Thanks for making life a little brighter in these dull days.

JR
JosieR
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food great service. Special anniversary treat was a lovely surprise

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MOAO
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a last minute dinner on a Sunday evening.

The welcome was excellent, track and trace, temperature checks and hand gel on arrival.

The service was brilliant for speed and also for requests. Food was fantastic as expected and ambience was nice. It was very busy on a Sunday evening as I expected.

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JanetT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food albeit a little on the expensive side. Staff were helpful service was outstanding. Really enjoyed our evening.

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Lola23
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inviting and welcoming - this lovely Cafe/Restaurant is perfect for any and all occasions the ambience is superb and the food first class - the service is exceptional and I would highly recommend this happy Cafe to all and everyone

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TamerH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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TattyTed
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

1st time at the Ivy, went for a treat.

Apart from the verbal exchange of words between 2 customer, which the staff handled very efficiently. the venue and ambiance had a good vibe.

BUT our table was booked for 3pm, at 3.45pm a member of staff came over to us and asked if we could hurry and and pay, to which he handed has our bill, and leave as there was people waiting for our table. Which made us both feel very uncomfortable, so we hurriedly paid and finished our dessert and left.

Although I do understand you are having limit your numbers, I would have though we would have had longer than 45mins to order and eat a 3 course meal! so was disappointed with the service we received

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SJPort
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service. Lovely venue with a good vibe.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very edible food and super table and I loved the little birthday surprise for my daughter in the form of a lovely little cake and candle!

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Steve
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a bit slow for a Sunday, but the food was tasty and slightly overpriced

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CeciliaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, lovely location, supurb vibe without being noisy.

FAQs

The Ivy Cafe Blackheath is rated 4.5 stars by 2066 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.