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The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

4.5
4.5
2775 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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Booked 99 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 09:00–22:30
    Sun 09:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 3940 1010

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Area

    Blackheath

  • Parking Details

    Blackheath Station Car Park - London | APCOA, Hurren Cl, Blackheath, London SE3 9LE (6 minute walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Blackheath train station, London SE3 0DE (3 min from the train station)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • South East London

    British

  • South East London

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Positive experience , attentive staff

  2. N

    Nikki

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a nice lively atmosphere I enjoy an evening at the Ivy. I had the rabbit and langustine pie which was yummy; my friends chose the blackened cod, a sirloin steak, and the salmon. All produced clean plates! The Sangovese wine was perfect for everyone. We couldn't go home without desserts. I can recommend the flambé apple tart. Can't wait for my next visit.

  3. P

    Pamela

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Ambience & service was ok very dark inside difficult to see menu & overall thought the food could have been better. The prawn cocktail was obviously from the fridge as very cold & could not believe the size of a lone shepherds pie with no vegetables whatsoever. When ordering was not informed it came with nothing else & that it was approximately 4” in diameter.

  4. m

    mmd1

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We have been regular diners at Blackheath Ivy since not long after it opened and always appreciated the waiting skills and driscretion of waiting staff and managers alike. Post covid, it seems they have lost the personnel and have not replaced like for like. The food is still good, although the menu is a little static, and the staff are friendly but it seems standards have slipped slightly.

  5. CN

    CarenN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was amazing. Resulting in an extra tip on top of the service charge included. Made my husband’s birthday celebration special.

  6. EW

    ElizabethW

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been to only one other Ivy Cafe in Harrogate. The decor, furniture, room decoration and loos the same in the Blackheath branch so guess constant presentation in all branches. Nice upholstered chairs. In both branches same situation of going downstairs to loo but restaurant staff coming up same stairs from kitchens. Does not seem a good arrangement but it does not seem to impact on food. Fast service. Lots of staff at Blackheath. We ate from the pre 6.30 menu which was fine and £15.95 for 2 courses, 3 choices for each course.

  7. s

    stevey

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A real treat for dinner with friends, a relaxed atmosphere with just the right quality of service.

  8. CF

    ClaireF

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Not recommended. Over priced for what you get. The food is average despite the cost and the service is indifferent. I’d rather go to Cote!

  9. VD

    VeggieDiner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A friend and I had a long lunch. Food generally very tasty but spoilt for my friend who had specifically requested a very well done burger and it was delivered medium rare. To compound this the person delivering the food to the table made a joke about it - not realising that the food was undercooked. Our main waiter was fabulous. Would generally recommend but my friend did feel her meal and experience was spoilt. The atmosphere was very nice.

  10. B

    Buttercup

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant in the midst of Blackheath Village!

  11. C

    Celebrate

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful evening! Thank you.

  12. AS

    AmandaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went to the Ivy cafe to have a birthday late lunch. We had fish & chips, burger and steak tartare, all delicious, great and attentive but not overwhelming staff (one used to work at the Ritz) we ended up staying for 5 hours, lovely and cosy with a great atmosphere.

  13. TT

    TinaakaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service It was a little bit cold but the workers kindly moved me to another area.

  14. RO

    ROBERTA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Disappointed the vegetarian curry was not available on the set menu - offered a pasta alternative but not keen on pasta. Wine we wanted was not available. We all had the same starter but noticed one of us was missing an ingredient - had to ask where it was. Not the experience we expected.

  15. l

    liac

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service as always. Quality food and nice atmosphere. Waiting staff very attentive.

  16. BJ

    BruceJ

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The IVY restaurants are always great to visit...except the Soho outlet which is far too musically noisy. My only wish is that the main courses were just a bit more generous....4 Pig cheeks instead of 3 would make for a hearty meal for a hearty man. I will always return.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely get together with friends

  18. 4

    444498

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, good cocktails, friendly attentive staff.

  19. C

    Charlie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Booked Blackheath Ivy Cafe for Sunday lunch at 1.30pm. Website states that both the A La Carte and Brunch menus were available at weekends but only the Brunch menu was offered as I was told the A La Carte dishes were incorporated into it. However, a certain A la Carte dish (seen on line) that I wished to order was not there although this was rectified after discussion with management. Therefore, both menus should be available if that’s what is stated on the website. Overall ambience, service and food of a high quality although the main (pork cheek dish) was on the small side. Would recommend.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely brunch

  21. D

    Dunc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attention by staff was reassuringly evident, waiting polite and professional, never intrusive. Food tasty and well-presented

  22. C

    Casbexley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    To be honest disappointing. As soon as arrived told quite abruptly only 1.10 mins at table. I understood that but we waited over 30 mins for food. One order was eggs on toast and the waitress took wrong order. We have return avocado next and then waited another 15 mins. Given wrong tea and over charged Not good - a special treat for friend. I ordered omelet which to be honest lack any taste. Small 8.95 probably the worst one I have eaten Very disappointed with overall experience and I am not a complainer!

  23. PC

    PatrickC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our friends’ golden wedding anniversary . We have been at the Ivy a number of times but it was a first for our friends. They were pleasantly impressed with everything, especially the service which was excellent.

  24. s

    shellyw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Ivy restaurant was very lovely and nice place. The food was brilliant and tasty delicious. The placement of our table was nearby middle of bar and another tables not much space. But, overall It was good experiences.

  25. KS

    KateS

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The service wasn’t great, we had to wait for the wine to be topped up. Waiters were dropping glasses around us close by on two occasions with glass smashing all over the floor. Had to wait a while for drinks order and food order to be taken. We expected a spot on service from the Ivy to be honest as a birthday treat!

  26. HL

    HeatherL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made to feel very welcome. Sade our waitress was excellent.

  27. RF

    RobF

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice overall, albeit the quail's egg in the truffled mushrooms was cold which was a shame.

  28. NH

    NickyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent evening delicious food great service wonderful atmosphere

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Very disappointing visit. Service was incredibly slow, it took half an hour for someone to take our food order and it was a lengthy wait also for the food to come. Food was underseasoned and flat. Generally always happy with the Ivy service and food but this visit felt incredibly lacking of the usual standard expected.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Mains came literally 5 mins after starters… had to return as we were not ready . Dessert was wrong , I believe due to change over the girl didn’t hand over properly. When the 2nd waitress attended to us she didn’t give the same experiences regarding how the dessert were presented compared to the same dessert being presented at another table. I have dined at many of the Ivy Brasseries and this Ivy cafe is lacking in attentiveness from its waiting staff

  31. D

    Dazhun

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a very

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast and service

  33. JH

    JohnH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Service was a bit slow to start with, but once order was taken, couldn't fault it and the food was excellent.

  34. AT

    AlexT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic yet again, Ivy never disappoints! Decent value and brilliant service.

  35. S

    Sato

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a table for 18:30 thinking we’d be home early but didn’t leave until 22:30. The staff were friendly and helpful the food was amazing. Had a great evening

  36. DE

    DeniseE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Hi. The lighting could have been slightly better to aid reading the menu

  37. NF

    NicolleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The friendly staff - especially Fame, our waiter, really made the lunch memorable and exciting and we had little chats with him as he served us so beautifully and professionally. He is a fab waiter and we had a great, fun time! PS Food was Great too!! PS The other staff were lovely and gave us a quiet table to talk.

  38. TE

    TERENCEM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly efficient staff. Good food. Good wine. Would visit again.

  39. AP

    AnnaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food was tasty and service to start was ok, however after plates were cleared and we finished out tea, we were not offered any desert, more drink or asked if we would like anything else, so we ended up sitting and chatting for almost an hour with empty cups, and were then just approached by waiter to remind us that we should pay and clear table in 4 min as our booking was for 2 hours. Not great experience!

  40. LC

    LuciaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food is ok, nice ambience and good/friendly service. Perfect spot for an early brunch :-)

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The Ivy Cafe Blackheath is rated 4.5 stars by 2775 OpenTable diners

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Booked 99 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

43-45 Montpelier Vale London, SE3 0TJ

  • Area

    Blackheath

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 09:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 09:00–22:30
    Sun 09:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Blackheath Station Car Park - London | APCOA, Hurren Cl, Blackheath, London SE3 9LE (6 minute walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Blackheath train station, London SE3 0DE (3 min from the train station)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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