The Ivy Cafe Richmond

4.5
4508 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 4508 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine & gin selection with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just ok - nothing special about the food or service. Expensive for what it is.

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GabrielleS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a family party of just three for a big birthday celebration. Having not visited before we were impressed with their Covid measures, delighted with the decor and the staff were perfect in their attentiveness. The food was delicious and well presented. The time past so quickly we had to be reminded that they had to close at 10pm. A thoroughly great experience and well priced. We would definitely come again.

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LinsLondon
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food. Unusual wait for steaks rectified by a good apology and complementary desserts. Lovely staff. Our table wasn’t the most relaxing as it was near the till and bar so traffic was a bit busy around us. Otherwise a really lovely evening.

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HelenM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I love this restaurant but the food is not brilliant. Lobster linguine and it was really lacking. They're so helpful there tho0ugh and took it off the bill witho0ut me requesting that.

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vipswissgirl
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value, beautiful food and service

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ZenaH
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All lovely - food could have been a bit hotter at table...

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Nina
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food was delicious. Staff were very kind and provided a friendly service. Toilets were clean. Your temp is taken at the door and each table has a lovely hand sanitiser. I would recommend and will definitely return.

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SophiaM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We have been there before but we didn’t enjoy it this time. They put the 5 of us on a tiny table when three people were sitting in a big oval table. We actually had to ask them to come and take our order as no one was paying any attention. They were cold and made us feel like we were not welcome. The food was late, the same with the dessert.

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vipLBdragon
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Well-organised covid procedures but glad we went for early lunch as got busy. Food delicious apart from white chocolate mousse which was more of a mush than a mousse, not same value as rest of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon entry we were greeted straight away. Amazing service from the staff and food was fantastic.

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Westy
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for a mid-week dinner (quite early 4pm, with kids). The food was excellent and even had a children's menu. Also went alcohol free and had a Nogroni, which I would highly recommend. Service was very attentive.

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BLPR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had never been before but will go again. Lovely ambience, lovely food and very covid safe!

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CathyM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, very good Covid measures in place, great ambience. A perfect brunch spot

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Ella
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Very professional

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ZahraM
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday breakfast .
Lovely food and tasty small cake x

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paulc
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

once again a wonderful experience at the ivy cafe richmond brilliant service excellent staff lovely food.

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Kathryn
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was lovely but service inconsistent: either one member of staff trying to help you as much as they can, or another turning a blind eye: makes it a bit tricky when you have to keep pouring your own wine from the cooler placed 4 feet away and covering your face each time to get up and get it, however they were really busy.

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FionaM
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant for family lunch. Good COVID measures in place. Superb food.

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KellyG
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot fault my visit to The Ivy. Pleasant surroundings, the staff were attentive without overpowering amd the food was delicious. I'd highly recommend a visit.

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DavidW
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

No complaints. First time back since lockdown in April. Will be back again

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Jojo
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely experience, food was Outstanding as always, I really like the new set up less tables didn’t feel like everyone around you was listening to your conversation, well done to the ivy cafe richmond for still keeping it real. Service was fantastic all staff were great still smiling even behind there masks and making us feel comfortable. Thank you

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AlexO
Oxford
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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Paulo
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place to eat, good food, good service. Not cheap, nor expensive; good value for money. It has reasonable distancing in place and very covid-safe practices. It is a somewhat large place so ambience noise will probably vary significantly. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had a nice lunch, the food was great.
The staff however are a little rude and didn’t come across very friendly.

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ChrisJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff are very polite and attentive. Lovely setting and food is very good but not amazing. Have been with family and children and just with my partner and always a good experience. Would recommend.

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EdwardW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this ongoing pandemic, this place still has its qualities. The service was class and the safety of customers was priority. The food was delicious and the staff are amazing and attention to details.

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Iain
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

At our table there was not enough lighting. My partner could not read his menu and we both could not see our food clearly when it arrived.

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LuciaS
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the decoration! This restaurant became one of my favs !

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very tasty burger. Lovely drinks. Great atmosphere.
Service was a bit slow and pricing quite expensive but overall I would recommend

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Adam
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very COVID secure & delicious food. Will most certainly be back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Enjoyable evening. Long delay between courses.

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JohnK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual food very good as was the service. Ambiance relaxing.

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Fittermd
London
20 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Great menu. Prawn cocktail was a little unremarkable but everything else was fantastic. Not rushed by the staff. Great lunch!

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AndyMac
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant with a chilled atmosphere, friendly staff and great food.

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AP1315
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a very nice lunch here and at a very reasonable price.

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MummyBear
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went for breakfast after my nephew's very small wedding. The staff were fabulous and made the bride and groom, and us, very special. Champagne was delightful and coffee just right. Everyone else choose a savoury breakfast and were very happy. I ordered pancakes. They were dry and very plain. The strawberry sauce really didn't work. It needed a hot berry compot, or dare I say, Maple syrup.
Waiter was friendly but also impeccable manners befitting the occasion and the venue.
Next time I'll order the smoked salmon crumpets.

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Caroedwards
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

A very disappointing meal. The avocado was overripe, duck rather dry and a very mediocre steak.
We did not order a desert.
It occurred to us that the meals had been pre-prepared and just warmed up. The meal ended up being rather expensive and we were charged for bottled water that we did not order. In fairness, when this was pointed out it was taken off the bill.

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ChristinaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been enjoying the various Ivy restaurants around London for several months. Each is quite unique. Although I will always love THE IVY, the Chelsea, Wimbledon and Richmond venues have all been welcoming and enjoyable. All lunches and the food is delicious. Carpaccio of Tuna and a Steak is my usual. The Duck Salad as a starter also very tasty. Plus shared the Chocolate Bombe with a friend - amazing to watch and eat!

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EmmaD
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with excellent food and service.

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The Ivy Cafe Richmond is rated 4.5 stars by 4508 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.