The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

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2277 reviews
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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 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm quite fussy, but... This place was absolutely exquisite, service was so sharp and the food simply stunning. It was my first visit for our 5 year anniversary and I can't wait to come back.

LD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I cannot rate The Ivy, Cambridge highly enough. The food is beautifully designed, presented and is very good value for the amount I am happy to spend for a special occasion. There are plenty of restaurants in Cambridge that are slightly cheaper but the food is significantly lesser in quality. This is high quality service and cuisine and I’m happy to pay this amount for it. The ambience and decor is bold but homely. The spacing of the tables is great but was unfortunate that a table of 3 sat next to us for a loud work based conversation which was intrusive and thoughtless considering the environment but this had nothing to do with the restaurant and bee didn’t want to upset arrangements by asking to be moved. The food was exquisite and the service impeccable. So so pleased. Will book again. Have recommended already to three separate friends.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s Graduation

MC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our visit was fantastic .We were celebrating a very close friends birthday she had come to Cambridge from Peterborough and I had driven from Suffolk . I had been to The Ivy before to celebrate my daughters birthday , who has been a few times before . I will definitely make more visits to The Ivy

JS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Couldn’t find fault with any aspect of our visit.

c
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went following a graduation ceremony and they provided individual celebration cake/desserts for the graduates in our party as a complimentary suprise ( we had not requested this or indeed mentioned the occasion ) i was very impressed with the service food and ambience of the ivy and will definitely go again, in fact we will be going to our local restaurant next month, it is a chain of restaurants but doesnt feel like it, it has the feel of an independent establishment.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s really nice to know that there is a decent authentic restaurant to take your guests to. Despite being with a five month old baby, we had a fab time with good food.

KJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A celebration meal for 3 generations of family. We all had a fabulous evening.

O
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening, starting with cocktails at the bar before going to the table for dinner. Staff were great from the moment we arrived and the pace / quality / atmosphere of our evening was just how we wanted. Have been a number of times before and will definitely be coming back!

JC
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Family birthday meal

r
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Nice experience , was quiet when we dined but the waiter was too in your face all the time. We declined table water and just before our mains one female water poured out water to each glass even though we did not want any. Some food was delayed as the chef was late !! Nice experience good food but could have done a little better

DH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good food.
Great place for lunch

MH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely venue for lunch, dinner or cocktails. We had the set early menu which was good value. Also had a Pink Candy Floss cocktail. Not as sickly as it sounds. Very nice. Attentive service.

l
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it was very busy, the food and service were excellent. Loved it, and can’t wait to come back!

BC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great service and food, main course took a little too long but problem was sorted with suitable apologies.

M
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food great waitress but the food took a long time to come out and did not all arrive at the same time

M
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The place is lovely, we’ve eaten at the one in London several times so we thought we’d try Cambridge. The quality of the food was amazing but the service was terrible. That’s not to say that the waiter was poor, far from it he tried his best but he was embarrassed at the amount of time it took for our food to appear. Our reservation was for 8pm and we still hadn’t got our main courses at 10pm. It won’t stop me going back again but it may do in the future if it’s the same next time.

NW
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The staff were great but the food was a disappointment.
Having eaten at other Ivy chains we had high expectations. Hence why we booked for my wife’s 30th.
The chips from the 2 steaks were very greasy and poor quality. The vegetables will all meals were cold (these were sent back)
The Shepard’s pie I expected lamb chunks not mince so was disappointing. I’ve had ones with lamb shoulder and were great. (Yes regrettable ordering) the gravy pot with it was also cold which I should have checked before pouring it all over my dish.
The venue was very busy and after complaining about a few elements we gave up and just put up with it.
Sadly this did spoil the birthday celebrations

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience again, cannot wait to return!! Food, atmosphere, service.... everything was great!

NF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had an awful experience. Service was dreadful so slow. 2 of the 4 meals were sent back as fish was raw in the middle! So we all ate separately. Such a shame as it was someone’s special birthday. We will not be returning

CM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to the Ivy to celebrate my daughter’s birthday, overall it was a fantastic night, the cocktails are amazing the food was excellent and the space between each course was just right, if I had one complaint it would be that the mains were only warm and not hot, I expect it was ready for some time before arriving at our table.
This is a very noisy restaurant so if you’re looking for a quiet romantic meal this is not the place for you.
Overall we had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go back.

LK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful but my partner's espresso martini was watery and it was very loud.

Service amazing, food beautiful and beautiful place.

J
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes I would. I took my American friends at coffee time and we we weren/t sure what would be provided last that time. We enjoyed flambéed apple tart and the gentleman had soup and rolls. All well satisfied.

ED
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good, quality of drinks excellent however for the cost there are definitely better restaurants in and around Cambridge with better value cuisine and drinks that are equally as good if not better. Staff were nice enough but not as friendly as other establishments we have visited. It seems to currently be the in place but doesn't live up to its name and does not quite meet the prestigious status for the cost. If you like to pay over the top for good food in a pretentious environment then this is the place for you. But it's not for me thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love The Ivy, Cambridge. Service and food always outstanding!

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always, we always enjoy everything about The Ivy.
Nothing is too much trouble, the service & food are always fantastic.
We are already booked to come back in November.

M
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good , where has the head chef gone ? As I trained with him at Westminster Hotel school
Thanks Gilly

MD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter was a bit too pushy in trying to sell us specials of the day and asking us to ask for him next time we visited.

JD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and outstanding quality food highly recommended

TT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely staff, delicious food, good value for money and great place for that special occasion

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food. Unfortunately waited 40 mins for first drink.

KW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and love the fact vegetarians have their own menu with a multitude of choices.
My daughters 18th was acknowledged without us asking (a question asked by the waitress on arrival) and she was delighted !
Thank you for a memorable lunch.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely, but not got the ambience of other The Ivy restaurants.

GN
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our Cambridge favourites. Perfect location and venue. Very good choice of food alternatives. The interior design is indeed inspiring. Thank you and best regards, Gunnar Nordenlöw, Stockholm

RP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, excellent decor, very tasty food and great service.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, and although the service could have been slightly faster, it did not detract from a great evening. The food was superb.

GB
Belgium
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was really busy with a very good ambiance. Service was excellent - aperitifs arrived promptly. Food was outstanding - excellent ingredients cooked beautifully and well presented. A little pricey, but for me the best restaurant in Cambridge :-)

SD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Very noisy, placed in the middle of where people walk to get to the bar and my seat was in the way. Steak was tough, very slow service had to ask for desert list and bill. Very disappointing

M
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food menu for all day eating, good value and great atmosphere.

h
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Another great meal at the Ivy brasserie. Always a lively and fun place for lunch.

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