The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

4.6
4340 reviews
£26 to £40
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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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Burphy
London
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Been here many times, like the restaurant very much and the staff are friendly and efficient. Only moan is that the menu now needs changing , probably need some more traditional dishes to go with the continental ones.

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GeorgiaS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had two starters and a dessert and they were all perfect.

HG
HelenGeorge
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I regularly visit this restaurant and I am never disappointed. Lovely staff and fabulous food. Even the decor in the ladies bathroom is beautiful!!

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BarryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time and will for sure not be our last. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in style, great food, great service and great value.
Would recommend to any age for a great meal and great service
That’s a five star from me !

LJ
LadyJ1
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Cambridge Ivy is a lovely restaurant with good ambience. Staff were friendly and efficient. Love the food and so far, have never been disappointed with any of the Ivy restaurants! Could have eaten every started, all delicious!!

TB
TimishaB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setting, outstanding service and quality food. Perfect place for any occasion and that something a little more special.

JP
JuliaP
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great evening. Impressed with covid safety arrangements too

MB
MichelleB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I often frequent The Ivy together but decided to take our 3 boys with us on this visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They all enjoyed it, thank you.

JH
JamesH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep up the good work, the ambience, food, and attentive staff, were all appreciated

Thank you

James Howarth

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Went for my birthday with my Nan, mum and cousin and we all loved it. Service was amazing, food was delicious. Came home and recommended it to all my family!

JB
JohnB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and lovely ambience - vibrant but not noisy. Tables well spaced and food and service were fantastic. It was our anniversary and the staff made a real effort to make it special for us. Definitely worth a visit.

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Cristina
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are really friendly with really good service. food was amazing, perfect brunch!

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SimonF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, the menu has a range of options so you can really choose your expense level, highly recommend and will be back soon!

MH
MH11
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted with everything except that it was chilly in the restaurant. I wish that I’d mentioned it to the very helpful and friendly staff as they told me after lunch that they could have turned the air con down for me.

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LEPEA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

VERY NICE DECO,GOOD SPACE BETWEEN OTHER SEATS,SEATED QUICK ,BUT NEVER FELT RUSHED TO FINISH UP MEAL.

JL
JamesL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was fine. A noisy, busy lunch venue with a good menu. The pre-meal drinks were rather slow coming. Otherwise, no complaints.

MP
MissPiggy
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service and ambience.

DB
DawnB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for a treat, you're made to feel special with nice touches such as a mini pudding for the birthday girl and anniversaries. Really delicious, tasty, attractive looking food.

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Megan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, everything was fabulous. Would highly recommend, such a beautiful place.

JM
JoannaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Would visit again but not necessarily for the grub !

MC
MrsC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely lunch with friends, a good varied menu. The food was delicious, we all enjoyed our meals. There were plenty of waiting staff who were friendly and attentive. The restaurant was busy but didn't feel too overwhelming with people considering the current restrictions in place.

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Lewis
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. For the quality the price is good too. Staff were great too. Will be back soon.

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ElizabethY
Cheshire
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely friendly and helpful waiting staff - the door staff could learn from them. We asked to move tables as our table was near the door and quite crafty. The front of house staff told us that it wasn't possible as all the table were full. This clearly wasn't the case they just couldn't be bothered to go into their table allocation system.
Overall a pleasant evening and a different table would have made it even better.

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GRCY
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Nice atmosphere, but that was it. Nothing more than that. Wanted to visit for a long time as looks nice, but food, service and overall experience completely disappointing.

TB
TeresaB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately I was taken ill during my visit but I cannot thank and praise the staff for their attention and concern.

We have been before and will definitely be booking again as it it a fantastic restaurant.

FW
FredW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting decor, attentive but not overbearing service and good food. Cocktails especially good.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I contacted the Ivy before our visit as my toddler has multiple allergies. The manager I spoke to went through different options of meals I could order and explained if I wanted something else they could look at modifying a meal. On the day we informed the waitress of allergies when she asked before ordering and then the manager I had spoken to before came over and double checked. It all felt very thorough and I was confident they were on it. My older son (8) loved it! Enjoyed his linguine and was amazed at the chocolate bombe for dessert. We were seated in a booth which gave us plenty room for baby bags ect. Thank you 🙂 we’ve only been out to eat one other time with toddler (not at the Ivy) and allergies made it so difficult all I could have was a bowl of chips. Thank you so much for making a rare family meal so great! X

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MariamM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything is lovely except for the coffee and tea flavor for some reason

JS
JohnS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We all enjoyed fathers day Brunch
Food presentation excellent as was service
Will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Our favourite restaurant in Cambridge by a mile.

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MQ62
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super place for a celebration. fathers day Luch for 5 and a lovely comfortable banquette saved for us all. The service was friendly and unrushed. Food was amazing. Not cheap but delicious with a perfect rare steak served to my son. We thought the band were really good and very talented but far too unneccessarily amped up for a closed space especially when sitting next to them. We couldnt hear eachother at all, which was important as it was the first time being togther eating out for over a year. Apart from that we look forward to our next visit.

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Abby
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Lovely food. Staff polite and helpful, but delays in food and drinks meant it wasn’t as enjoyable as it could of been.

EG
EmmaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Father’s Day breakfast at The Ivy, Cambridge. My teenage boys thought the food was great.

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DanielE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Jason for the amazing recommendation of cocktails!

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JeremyJ
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and nice food. If you’re adding a few drinks you’re not in for a cheap night, but it is not bad value. The minute steak is always pretty good. Had a buffalo mozzarella starter this time which was great. And the zucchini fritti are always a must to nibble on.

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Annie
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary meal. Tuna tartare was amazing. Ordered veal rib eye medium rare - which turned out a little too rare for me. The staff were very happy to cook a little more. Then established that in fact I’d received the wrong rib eye. Staff very apologetic. But the steak was still delicious and the staff very attentive. Will be back.

JL
JulieL
Essex
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Food superb.

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GrahamW
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exemplary apart from terribly loud canned music which is unnecessary as excellent ambience always present

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AmyW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening on the whole. Lovely ambience, beautiful setting, friendly service. A few minor niggles including an accident with the desert tray which took a very long time to rectify. Steak was cooked to medium not medium rare. Would still strongly recommend.

LS
LeeS
South Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks, food and service as always, will return.

FAQs

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 4340 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.