The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

4.6
3955 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

David our waiter was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was perfect. Delicious food as always

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas Eve meal was Amazing from start to finish x

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Miceeeeww
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is pretty average
Price is expensive
Service is not good
Mislead us about the portion of the food

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ChristosG
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The breakfast was really good (as always). The service was also fine. I really like the location; this time we got a table close to the window, which was very nice.

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vipGVZ75
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Xmas Eve breakfast! We will back! Everything was just perfect.

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Chanelmam
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were very disappointed with the meal tonight, I frequently eat at the Ivy. The drinks service was slow, therefore we were half way through our starter before the drinks arrived.
The Double baked cheese soufflé was exceptional, however the squid was like leather and dint seem that fresh...the main course chips (with Fish) were limp as had clearly left in the heat. Several of the dishes were not up to there usual standard. Staff were friendly and attentive. Although the food wasn't terrible, it wasn't up to the usual standard of this restaurant, which we put down to difficulties from the pandemic e.g seemed staff shortages and maybe unable to get food supplies, as was in midst of port blockage.

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Tasha
London
43 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt covid secure. Great service and great food!

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Rach
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, professional friendly staff who are very happy to help. Very nice atmosphere. Outstanding food. Cannot wait to come again :)

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Satch
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class service and food

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely food. The service was a bit patchy. Positive was the servers were attentive. Negative was that they forgot to bring bread for the table and the celebration plate - until I ask when paying the bill what it was and they went and got it. By that time it was a bit late.

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TomWithFourLetters
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, very personable service. No issues whatsoever, very happy to eat there again

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SharonH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great food, great atmosphere and super service.... a special moment shared as a family in amongst this crazy time xxx

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IanB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good evening on the 22/12 just before Christmas and the following lockdown of tier 4.
The whole experience was fabulous.

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StevenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. Our lovely waitress made us feel welcome and was very jolly, even though the restaurant was very busy. We were not rushed to get to the next course and we were not left waiting either. It was perfectly timed. We came away feeling really treated well. A great experience!

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swifty
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were pretty disappointed with the service - sorry to say. We have been to the ivy many times and want to support the Cambridge Brasserie but they service was poor- inexperienced and inefficient. We waited 20 mins for any water, and had to ask repeatedly for drinks, and to get our wine (it was placed too far away for us to get it ourselves), and the meals arrived separately...
Overall a disappointing experience. Not sure if we will be back for a while. Which is a real shame.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not recommend this enough, went for my other half’s birthday and got fully looked after. Can not fault them at all on anything 🌟🌟🌟

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ChrisC
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, first class service and very nice food. Good Covid precautions throughout and felt safe.
Great restaurant!

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JanetC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. We could not fault the restaurant, staff or food.

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LucyT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A relaxed meal with great food and lovely service!

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Ftbnemesis
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, I would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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beverlym
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Prices increased due to Xmas. 2 course meal , 4 drinks , 2 people £190
Absolutely outrageous

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal, thank you.

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HilaryS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fine dining, extremely fast service and attentive staff, but not stuffy. Busy when we were there, but not so that it affected our service. Decor was interesting, but light was so dimmed we had difficulty reading our menu.

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AnthonyH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service and atmosphere. Perfect for any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Dined here for dessert and drinks as a birthday celebration. We were told by the waiter to order a starter each to qualify for ordering alcoholic drinks. He then told us as we’d eaten our main course at a different restaurant already, he would agree to only 2 starters for the table of 4. We ordered 2 starters and were then told we need to order 2 more even though the waiter confirmed 2 was enough. We had to leave the restaurant and not order dessert and drinks because the way the staff treated us was very poor and they have very low communication skills within the workplace.

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CatherineJ
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmassy atmosphere , attentive staff and loved the food . I will be back .

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Alim
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was great but very overpriced! The service was poor as it took so long to get our food, we also asked for our starters and mains to come together but they didn’t, hence starter was cold. When the mains finally arrived, the waitress dropped my chips all over the table, which she then cleaned away but never replaced the chips! Was very disappointed as the food is so overpriced.

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BhavanaH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere as always. Quick service too.

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JuneH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

All COVID friendly. Disappointed as wanted a curry but duck curry was off. Offered a fish curry but not fancy fish.

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SimoneS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Restaurant was nice, service was good but food was very disappointing for the money, my husband had lobster and prawn as starter which had only 2 pieces of lobster which were very small and then he had lobster and fillet steak for his main, we would have expected a lobster tail but had 2 small claw like pieces, steak was ok. Not worth the money.
We usually go to another restaurant in London famous for its fish so we were disappointed with his dishes as they did not compare.
Very sad as it was his birthday treat.

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ReadyTeddyGo
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening spent at the Ivy, Cambridge. Excellent food, friendly helpful staff and a lovely setting.
Catered for a meat eater and a non meat eater, with a great selection of wine.
Lived up to its excellent reputation and I will definitely be returning soon.

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LindseyB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely felt like a proper special evening out n very safe great staff x will be back 😊

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BridgetM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, lovely atmosphere. Drinks a little slow to arrive at times but otherwise great.

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AndyH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding evening meal, as usual. Just love dining here

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GraceK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always perfect and the service is second to none. Always look forward to coming to the ivy.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and felt very safe. Food as always very good. There were a couple of dishes not available but plenty to choose from. Didn’t effect our choices.

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cabbyboy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Getting served from the start took ages right through the meal until the bill. Sirloin steak had large fatty areas in the meat, good flavour but not what you would expect at £27 with watercress garnish.
Would think twice before going again @ £150 two course meal. Sourdough bread was
the saving grace

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LawrenceS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat and have a few drinks. And our waiter was great, the service was extremely good.

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StephenS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, well presented. Excellent service. Ambient surroundings, tastefully decorated. A very special place to eat.

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The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 3955 OpenTable diners.

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