The Ivy Cafe Richmond

4.5
4551 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Ivy Cafe, Richmond is an all-day dining British cafe with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international classics, seven days a week.

Beautifully located near the river Thames and a few moments from Richmond Park, the restaurant features a private dining room and a bar, offering relaxed yet sophisticated dining.
What 4551 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MauF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Usually a lovely experience, been many times. Unfortunately it was very rushed & I did not enjoy the whole exoerience this time around!

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Hboobie
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. Delicious food and delicious cocktails, best whisky sour.
Looking forward to seeing you all after lockdown.

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StuartF
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting decor, good staff who know the menu. Attentive without being intrusive. Scallops wonderful. Will be back when ope.

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Janlikesfood
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Mackerel pâté was served with thick cut cheap bread. I expected something better. Spoiled the presentation.

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JohnR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to an Ivy. It was on the last day before lockdown (Nov) with a gift token that was nearing expiry so we expected it to be not at its best, but it was an excellent outing. The restaurant was full but running very smoothly, no one looked hassled, the food was good and service quick.
We will be coming again.

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SusanZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our final lunch out before lockdown!
We felt covid safe, as we were in the upstairs dining room. Excellent service and delicious food. Thankyou we will be back.

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Tintin
London
29 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always w Great place to lunch but even nicer on the day before lockdown 2 !!

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Rich
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Superb food, great service - altogether a great lunch. Will return....

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NATHALIER
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Lobster was overcooked, rib eye steak wasn't seared properly. Service was poor. Overpriced for what we got. Wouldn't come again.

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JelenaT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had excellent time. Staff was very friendly and atmosphere was great.

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Sawmmy
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fab experience and lush breakfast for a special time together

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benhardyman
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just out of this world special, its hard to believe this is a chain restaurant.

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TimS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Grabbed a table before lockdown for a family birthday meal. As per usual, the food was of a consistently high standard and always easy to find something you want to eat off the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal out with the family

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vipNina
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, as always. A slight change up to the menu would be good every now and then but one of my favourite places.

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JaneM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The venue is a little small compared to the others I have visited. Regardless, fantastic restaurant...top class

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Steve
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice selection of options for breakfast which were well prepared and served by very friendly staff. Great coffee too, so all round a great experience. Look forward to getting back there when we can.

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vipAmii
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and consistently great food - aways a winner!

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cybachic
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was impeccable. Ambience was great and the service was good too.

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karlj
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very pleasant experience, happy to go again. Breakfast I feel was over priced for what you actually get though.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another lovely evening at one of the Ivy restaurants, as usual great food and amazing ambiance and service.

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CraigJ
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so lovely, catering for our 2 young children really well.
The sourdough bread was the best we have ever tasted!

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ElTurco
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We arrived at 10:55 for brunch. At the entrance we were asked if we would like the breakfast or brunch menu. Upon seeing that the "brunch" menu was the lunch/dinner menu with two dishes of poached eggs, we asked the waiter for the breakfast menu. It was 10:58 and he explained that they stopped serving breakfast at 11:00. He then proceeded to point at the two poached eggs dishes available on the menu as if this was somehow good enough. We had our coffee and left.

It's the weekend before lockdown and you're really treating customers like this?

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Vivi
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, with lots of options for vegetarians and vegans. Great service and excellent covid safety measures.

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vipDavidT
London
29 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast, the full vegetarian was excellent and so much! Service was exemplary.

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KarolinaR
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience. The food and the highest standard of service made our evening unforgettable. Our waiter Nelson was fantastic and splendid.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a cheeky little Saturday treat you can’t fault The Ivy. Staff are always smashing.

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vipRuthW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a meal on Halloween and had the pumpkin patch desert which was incredible! The artistry was superb!

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vipmayc
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have our halloween dinner with our children. Food was amazing. Great service. Definitely go there again!

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vipFifiquin
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited The Ivy Cafe in Richmond for Halloween. Loved the special cocktails and pudding - really imaginative. We both had the market special which was grouse shepherds pie and it was delicious! Lots of meat in a beautiful gravy under a smooth tasty carrot mash. The accompanying brioche bread sauce and juniper jus were highly seasoned with herbs and delicious, they matched the meal beautifully. Several other guests dressed up for Halloween which was fun. Re Covid precautions - temperature was checked as we walked in, we were asked to use the hand sanitiser, reminded about our masks and every table had a hand sanitiser. Very well set up.

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Nuska
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this restaurant! The food, drink, service and ambience are all fantastic. I go back time and time again because it's always good.

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NitaV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was very good. The restaurant followed the government guidelines.

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AnnaW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal as always, stunning food and impeccable service.

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Charlie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

I have been to different The Ivy cafes on many occasions. But my visit to the Richmond branch recently was not the best. Service was ok and my food arrived cold and no butter in my daughters scrambled egg on toast. I didn't want to complain as we were out for brunch for a friends birthday.
I hope my next visit isn't as bad.

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Tracy
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed having eaten here for many years the food was such a let down the best bit of the meal for me was my starter scallops with cauliflower purée it was delicious my husband had a burger which he has had many times before He said it was very dry and also had to build the burger him self on a cold bun. I ordered truffled chips to go with my main a chicken salad and they were the same as my husband’s chips(frozen) which was very disappointing and some truffled bread crumbs thrown on the top we at least expected fresh cut chips Our waitress was absolutely wonderful.

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GinnyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was superb and we will certainly be back in the near future. It was a lovely touch that the staff and chef acknowledged our anniversary :)

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vipLedieT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

I really wish they would enforce the “wear a mask unless you are seated at your table” rule. Extremely annoying that in the middle of a pandemic they are allowing guests to get up for their table and mingle with others without a mask.

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BirselM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall, food and service was fantastic.

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vipFredrikN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy goes from strength to strength. Hadn’t tried Richmond ivy before. Excellent service, food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a different seat and this was easily accommodated. Covid precautions were excellent. Good usual mouthwatering standard. Thank you.

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The Ivy Cafe Richmond is rated 4.5 stars by 4551 OpenTable diners.

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