The Ivy Cafe Richmond

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3823 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have eaten here previously and was very impressed with the food and service. Came here on Thursday and as expected, the restaurant was very quiet due to the current situation with covid-19. I'm not sure if they were short staffed but I did find the service not quite as good as previous occasions. I ordered the afternoon tea which arrived promptly along with the rest of the tables food, I was not asked at any stage what tea I wanted so after about 10 mins I had to call over the waiter and ask if tea was included. He did apologise and took my tea order. The afternoon tea was a bit disappointing, 2 of the very small sandwiches were a bit dry and the trifle was not the best ive had. Could have done with a bit more savoury to be honest so probably wont order that again. the rest of the food ordered by the table was nice although the steak ordered by my son was a little over done but he didnt want to complain as it was still tasty. I understand its a difficult time at the moment for everyone so we didnt want to make an issue of a couple of small things.

IW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, food and service. Highly recommended.

D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion; good, honest British food at its best.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for breakfast with my dear friend and the whole experience from start to finish was brilliant, food, Service, ambiance.

ST
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good food, all seemed a bit rushed as it was so busy. Ambience was gorgeous. Such a lovely setting. Would go again.

AS
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really good food, ok service. Quite a lot of tables in a small ish space

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had no complaints on this really pleasant lunchtime visit. The décor is the best thing about the venue- the animal pictures and mirrors are great fun. I ordered the minute steak and fries which was well cooked (peppercorn sauce was excellent). I only wish I'd had room for the chocolate bombe!

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was not as good as expected. The staff did not inform us that items had run out.
No one asked if we were enjoying / had enjoyed our meals.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, great ambience, polite staff- what more can you ask for ?

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The starters, wine and cocktails were very good. Our steaks arrived overcooked though and the server offered to make us a new one. The chicken on my salad was also way over cooked and tough but I was too hungry to wait for a new one so I didn’t complain.
The service was excellent. It was clear they wanted to make sure we were happy. At the end we were given complimentary chocolates and one of our glasses of wine was comped you make up for it. This made us satisfied and we would come again.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice evening for my partners birthday. Would advise to request table by the window.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a huge fan of the Ivy restaurant, so we had a lovely girlie dinner date here. The service and atmosphere was lovely. I love the new spring flower design on the outside of the building and the decor of the inside is just picturesque. The food as always was delicious and the cocktails to die for! Can’t recommend enough.

AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good service and very comfortable. I really enjoy eating here and would recommend the duck liver parfait and the fish cake because they are my favourite 😊 oh and a glass of champagne helps.

l
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat when the world news is so gloomy to be whisked into a glamorous world of delicious food, great service and buzzing ambiance. Loved everything about The Ivy Richmond and will be returning soon!

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience albiet a bit on the pricey side. Lots of effort made to look after at guest. Layout lacks any privacy so the experience may be based on the folk sitting next to you.

FH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great evening lovely food and excellent service. Just a bit too noisy to chat to each other.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal & very good service. See you again very soon. Thanks x

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu, warm and comfortable atmosphere, friendly well trained staff and great value for money.

HM
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The first Msrgarita was so watery I returned it for a proper one

TG
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy Cafe in Richmond never fails to be excellent! Lovely, friendly and welcoming staff. Delicious food and ambience. Look forward to coming to see you on Mother’s Day. Thank you.

KG
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Once again a very enjoyable evening with very good meal

JS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and service , loved the live music 🎼👍🎼👍

A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening to celebrate a 60th birthday. Arrived at 5.15 pm so we were able to benefit from the set menu: good food and good value. Very good service and pleasant ambience. Nice and quiet at 5 pm but noise level increases as restaurant gets busy and you have to shout across the table at times. Would have liked paper towels in the ladies toilets. Overall very pleased.

G
London
22 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal.Service from our young Italian waiter (Leonardo?) was superb. A great night out!

T
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My salad had old lettuce leaves. I sent it back and was still charged for this. Not great. I ordered a Pinot Grigio wine bottle at £26 and was given one at £29. Didn’t know till I got the bill. Not great. Service was slow and the place was not busy!!

PD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have used The Ivy Cafe Richmond on several occasions for dinner on birthdays and brunch with family and friends and have always found it to be a place to fondly remember in all aspects of the quality and delivery of food, ambiance, and service provided. Simply wonderful.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very good service from our waiter.

DG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a friends birthday with Madam Butterfly to follow.

We drank champagne whilst making our food choices . The food was excellent and we chose a bot