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The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie, Cambridge, ENG

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

4.4
4.4
9444 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie serves all-encompassing, contemporary British menu.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 140 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:30–23:00 Sun 08:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    01223 344044
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Private party facilities
    Situated amongst the city’s most famous landmarks, The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie offers relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to tourists, shoppers and locals alike. For those special celebrations, we can seat up to 16 guests in our elegant private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Parking Details
    Park Street car park, Park Street, Cambridge CB5 8AS (4 min walk from the car park) Grand Arcade car park, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge CB2 3QF (5 min walk from the car park)
  • Public Transit
    Cambridge train station, Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2JW (14 min drive from the station)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Daytime Festive Set Menu

    20 Nov 2023 - 3 Jan 2024
    ** Tables of 7 + must book the Festive Menu. The menu is priced at £50 for two courses or £55 for three-courses. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Christmas with our Festive Set Menu, crafted to capture the magic of the season. Dine from our two or three-course menu and delight in our show-stopping festive dishes, selection of fine wines and seasonal cocktails.
    Daytime Festive Set Menu photo
  • Evening Festive Set Menu

    20 Nov 2023 - 3 Jan 2024
    ** Tables of 7 + must book the Festive Menu. The menu is priced at £55 per person. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of Christmas with our Festive Set Menu, crafted to capture the magic of the season. Dine from our three-course menu and delight in our show-stopping festive dishes, selection of fine wines and seasonal cocktails.
    Evening Festive Set Menu photo
  • Festive Breakfast Set Menu

    14 Nov 2023 - 3 Jan 2024
    The perfect way to start your day. Elevate your morning with our Breakfast Festive Set Menu, crafted to capture the magic of the season. Discover a selection of smoothies and breakfast classics, available for £16.95 per person
    Festive Breakfast Set Menu photo

What 9,444 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for brunch

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Innovative

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Hot spot

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Romantic

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Lively

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Most Booked

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Great for brunch

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Innovative

  • Cambridge

    Hot spot

  • Cambridge

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge

    Romantic

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Lively

  • Cambridge

    Most Booked

9,448 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    I have to say this but not up to usual standards A few miscommunications One starter forgotten, although complimentary dessert and tea But no one wants to sit without food while the rest of the party are eating!!! Nice to sit at the bar first, but the bartender wasn’t very attentive, he seemed to be alone and busy I’m here again Christmas evening so hopefully back to usual high standard

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  2. CatherineT

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Love the decor and overall feel of this restaurant. Food is always good

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  3. IsabelleB

    Nottingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    My husbands fish batter was rubbery and the chips tasted like they were frozen and bought in and not freshly made in the kitchen and so was the fish probably. My grain salad was nice but very small - another 2 spoonful of grains salad would have made a proper meal

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  4. JudithS

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really enjoyable experience with first class service and delicious food.

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  5. awharris

    Berkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Very friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommended.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable overall. Our server (Guillermo) was attentive and great fun. Would appreciate more vegan options, particularly in desserts.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful staff, fantastic food, a real treat to have diner there, a fab place for special occassions, I could not recommend it enough

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  8. FernH

    Brighton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must when visiting Cambridge. Amazing interior, relaxed ambience, service first class.

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  9. Murph

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    For a brunch it was disappointing. The breakfast/brunch diners are all squashed at front of restaurant on small tables while entire main restaurant left empty where it is much more appealing in terms of tables and booths, lighting and space.

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  10. RachelC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and service was impeccable. It was my dad’s 75th birthday, and every member of staff made him feel subtly special. Thank you.

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  11. RebeccaH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday lunch with the festive set menu. Such a classy decor, lovely waiting staff and food was delicious. Felt like a very special day out and will definitely do again for a special occasion.

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  12. LocalChap

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Condescending waiters. Automatic 12.5% service charge not justifiable. Food was good but not good enough to counter balance price.

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  13. SonyaB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hi, we always enjoy coming back to the Ivy, my sister has celiac disease and she can be dreadfully ill with it but she has never had a problem after eating there. The staff were lovely and very attentive, we also met William the new manager who welcomed us and even took some photos for us, Great experience, see you all again soon. X

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  14. Rosie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant and amazing food, we will definitely return!!

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  15. MichaelJ

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice food, super staff and a lovely experience

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  16. JohnA

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and service very polite and efficient

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  17. LainieA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Sadly our visit on this occasion wasn't to the high standard we have grown to expect from this personal favourite . Our waiter had an unfortunate odour of BO. Batter on the fish was stodgy and some Festive menu choices were already sold out at 1pm. Disappointing but not put off.

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  18. SteveH

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great service and pretty reliable. A regular lunch date

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  19. AdamG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Positives;?duck starter & turbot & deserts great. Negatives; my wife’s lobster & crab starter had to be returned (we were not charged); waiter leaned over other plates to serve; DJ too loud & completely unnecessary; asked to leave quite rudely when 2 hours were nearly up Service was not great Food quality was varied

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  20. EmmaC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, great menu and very good food in a very beautiful venue

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  21. JonathanS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational attentive service, great food, brilliant atmosphere.

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  22. TeresaC

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    7 of us went for afternoon tea. Excellent service. The only thing was that the drinks took ages to arrive.

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  23. Julie

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    After telling the restaurant that we had a voucher we were treated differently, we weren’t told what was on the platter and not asked if we enjoyed our stay or if any problems. Towards the end of the stay when collecting our coats, they were just thrown at us and weren’t asked if we enjoyed our food or even a goodbye.

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  24. Kell

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic festive afternoon tea with great attention to detail. Great atmosphere and service from staff. Would recommend the Ivy for all occasions

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  25. Jilly128

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We went on a Saturday afternoon - very busy and very noisy. Food was good and value for money. Service was slow and we had to repeat our asks more than once for them to be even acknowledged. Just basics "can we have a spoon?" "Can we have the bill?" Staff were very polite, they were just too busy.

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  26. MichaelJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service for our birthday lunch. Food was great drinks flowed but the service was 2nd to none. Thank you Ivy Cambridge

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  27. JazS

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great ambience with the Christmas decor. Dedicated waiter who was very thoughtful. Enjoyed our visit very much.

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  28. NickM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a good breakfast, good food and great service.

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  29. TracyC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only reason didn’t give 5 stars is because 5 of us were crammed in to a table for 4, even though there were plenty of other larger tables vacant, we all had full English breakfast and there was not enough room on the table we had to put some items on the floor! We told the waiters there wasn’t enough room but they didn’t do anything .

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  30. TomS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great atmosphere - always a special event.

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  31. TerryJ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy never fails to impress and is still one of our favourite restaurants. This was our first experience of the Cambridge branch, we have been to an number of your restaurants including, The original Ivy, plus Oxford and York, and I have to say we will certainly be coming back to Cambridge. We simply could not fault any part of our evening, the service was excellent, the price was very fair, the ambience was absolutely spot-on, and there is always great decor and pictures to feast your eyes on as well as the food. Yesterday there was even live music which was a bonus. Please don’t change anything, the Ivy is absolutely spot on in every way.

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  32. SamH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Only shame was being hurried to order starters, and generally bring made to feel like the table was needed (it wasn’t as plenty spare), otherwise fantastic and singer was fabulous 👌

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  33. DavidJ

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Late lunch at the Ivy was lovely. The only very slight downside was the bones in the cod fillet which shouldn't have been there. Otherwise a really nice treat.

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  34. Early2

    Bedfordshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a high standard.. food service surroundings! My Prawn starter was really nice.. my husbands calamari too! We both had the Sweet potato curry which we had had b4 and it was as good as we remembered!! I had coffee( not very hot) and he had mince pies 2 sml ones very nice with brandy butter.. lovely pastry ..we will be back!!

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  35. Twiggers

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is my favourite restaurant! Our waiter was amazing so friendly and helpful The ambience is always perfect and the food is very good but it is the staff that make this restaurant really special

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  36. Jackie

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meals we have at The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie are always excellent. The staff are very attentive, without be irritating. Would always recommend this restaurant +++++

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  37. ChrisH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience as always. Food was simple and excellent. Food slow to arrive which was not a problem for us as we could enjoy our drinks and catch up on our news. Staff very friendly and professional- a rarity these days!

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  38. TimB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent lunch at the Ivy, the service was excellent, the decor and ambience were just right and classy! The food was very very good, I had the fish and chips and the batter was light and tasty. Don't miss out on the chocolate bomb........ amazing! We will be back!

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  39. LINDAC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy in Cambridge is somewhere special to go, the location, ambience, food and service are just that little bit special

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  40. MarionS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had a very nice breakfast omelette and coffee at The Ivy, Cambridge.

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FAQs

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 9444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 140 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

16 Trinity St, City Centre, Cambridge, ENG CB2 1TB

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:30–23:00 Sun 08:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Park Street car park, Park Street, Cambridge CB5 8AS (4 min walk from the car park) Grand Arcade car park, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge CB2 3QF (5 min walk from the car park)
  • Public Transit
    Cambridge train station, Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2JW (14 min drive from the station)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01223 344044
  • Private party facilities
    Situated amongst the city’s most famous landmarks, The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie offers relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to tourists, shoppers and locals alike. For those special celebrations, we can seat up to 16 guests in our elegant private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
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