The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

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£26 to £40
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British
The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is located on the bustling Trinity Street in central Cambridge, 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, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and friendly restaurant with great service and delicious food.

CS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most excellent food, service and decor. Everything was pretty much perfect. I brought my very close friend for her 50th birthday lunch and my favourite restaurant did not disappoint. The only thing if I had to be picky was the chocolate melting pudding didn’t melt even after an extra caramel sauce but other than that it was first class as always. My friend was suitably impressed. Thank you and we will be back very soon.

M
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service - extensive choices- food bursting with flavour

SG
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband birthday on that day,we were looked after well. Enjoyed the food and ambience.

c
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast - full and veggie. Have visited for dinner too.

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food are great and nice deco. However the customer service can not compare with the The Ivy West Street London.

SW
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Service good. Not faultless but good. Food was fantastic.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff with excellent service. Delicious food and drinks. Provided complimentary matching anniversary cakes for my parents, which was an unexpected and lovely touch.

PG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely brilliant. As was the service.
It was stated the dress code was smart casual, which we were pleased with as it's nice treat it aa special occasion. Unfortunately this was not enforced as there were customers in Jean's and hoodies and a couple on trackie bottoms. This lowers the ambience

OT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to have evening tea for my dads birthday today. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The service was excellent. The birthday cake we requested was delicious.

AS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic place in every way, will definitely be returning

j
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to meet friends and have a long lazy delicious lunch

3
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The mashed potato inside the fishcakes were a little bit too loose, it would have held together better if they were not so runny. More fish would have been a bonus, this was a little scarce.

Everything else was perfect

So glad we were seated near the entrance as the noise level wouldn't have been coped with at the far end of the restaurant.

Thank you for this

JT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A vrey enjoyable lunch - attentive, but not overbearing, service and excellent food and drink in a vey pleasant environment. I would definiteyl come again.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always, plenty of veggie and vegan options

D
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We were really disappointed with the food. The meal was in celebration of our daughter’s 18th birthday. Two of the four main courses were cold - they had clearly been plated and left to stand for some time.

D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Your booking system does not work, despite the copious emails you sent ME; the restaurant did not have the reservation, even though I had confirmed. So I won't be using OpenTable again.

The restaurant was overstaffed with front of house, waiters etc who fussed and faffed; did not know whether a starter course could be served as a main; did not know about coeliac requirements (tried to point us to vegetarian options!)

Altogether, for such a fancy brand, a big disappointment.

JG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming with a really sparkly Bar. Creative cocktails provided the entertainment - a Most Enjoyable evening

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We would definitely return if we are in the area. Steaks were superb!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and good service. Unfortunately our neighbours were a little intrusive and the tea was a disappointing end. A birthday treat for my husband provided at the end of our meal was a nice touch!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the ivy.Went for my Daughter’s birthday with my two grandchildren.Service was first class and so was the food.Have already booked to go back with our friends on the 29th.

Many thanks to all the staff.

SK
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Very Disappointed with our mains (Lamb Med) All three of our meals were cold, Side were piping hot ,but lovley, Served 5 mins after mains , we had to ask for Gravy again another 5mins by which time dinner 1/2 way through , Desert was lovely Thanks, Price did not reflect Quality,
As this was a special occasion of meeting my Brother for the first time i thought i was booking something special
Suzanne Kinane
Ref to 19th Feb @ 6.30 booking

JJ
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pre-theatre dinner. Lovely restaurant, great staff. Delicious food.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered food from the set menu. There was 3 choices for starter, main and desert. The food was well cooked and delicious. The only negatives was the portions were small. I would definitely go back but order from the a la carte menu next time.

KT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a very warm welcome on arrival. The set menu is very reasonably priced so anyone can afford to dine here. We had steak, egg and chips finished off with sticky toffee pudding, very tasteful. Waiter service very good

R
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time! Thank you very much for making my Dad’s birthday so special, it really made his day. All the waiting staff were kind, thoughtful, and helpful. We would love to return!

DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service. Varied menu, the food was excellent. Nice wine. A most pleasant evening

MC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor , Great Vibe , Great Food , Great Service

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an very good evening: the staff were well informed and courteous, and the food was excellent. We will most certainly return

L
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. We where a big table, so I would like to go back with a smaller group to see if there is a difference. The atmosphere/ decor is cool giving an upper class feel and staff where polite and friendly. However service was very slow. It took a good hour before our order arrived and some dishes came lukewarm and dry giving the impression that they had been sitting under a warming light waiting for the rest of the food to be ready. Overall I would recommend with caveats

KW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, beautiful decor and food is spot on

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant was out of its specials, premium steak and main offerings. It started off service by giving us a long list of what was not available. Not a great start and then because we commented their staff was excessive in questioning us throughout the meal. We could barely swallow without being asked by 4 different servers if it was okay to the point of ridiculousness. It was a relief to leave. Such a shame because my first experience there was so good and I took family to share something similar. Maybe daytime is better than evening.

S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal shared with friends. Could not fault a thing thank you

J
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice brasserie in the heart of Cambridge. This is a place where you can feel very special and informal at the same time. Restaurant is very nicely decorated with graphics and posters in the 80s style. The service is extremely nice and not intrusive. The selection and quality of cocktails and other drinks is impressive and everyone will find something to their taste on the menu, including vegetarian options, variety of see food and meat-based dishes. Highly recommend this place for any occasion from a friends get-together, romantic date or family celebration to a business meeting.

PM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and food. My only disappointment was that the sauce with the salmon fillet had changed, and none of the staff knew what it had been before! It was a pea puree and it was delicious. I'm not a fan of the room temp cream sauce that's served with it now.

EP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to relax !! For sure i will come back !!! Keep doing what you do!!

RH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Overpriced less than average food , couldn’t even make an authentic aperol spritz ... really spoilt our 48 th Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

There's something not quite right in some of the Ivy branches when it comes to the slick, attentive service you'd expect. Too many staff in red dresses and smart jackets just not picking up on whether the drinks arrive in a timely way (preferably before the food arrives) etc etc. Rather than getting the comforting feeling that someone is on top of the service, the opposite is true in that there is too much avoiding the eye of the customer. And really, when you ask for the bill it should arrive without any further ado. It's not good to observe the waiting staff and others milling about then having to ask again for the bill again. I've experienced exactly the same in the Kings Cross location. The food is good and the atmosphere relaxing so just a bit more focus on the customers at the tables and less on the processes please.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The ambience lovely and the little fresh cream and raspberry bun with a candle to mark my birthday was a lovely subtle discreet and thoughtful touch.

TG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely go again.Everything about it I enjoyed ,great atmosphere