The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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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JW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High standard brilliant welcoming ——————————-staff...........................................................

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AB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is such a lovey restaurant, with a brilliant atmosphere and lovely food. The staff were extremely accommodating, and I couldn't have asked for a more romantic evening - wonderful!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good overall, tables a little too close

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, despite the restaurant being extremely busy.

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c
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as usual and great service

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S
London
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My first time to the Cambridge Ivy and it was a really fantastic experience. Great food & ambience. Definitely recommend a visit.

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LT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance. Very attentive and polite staff and the food is delicious and well presented.
There’s a good atmosphere too. Definitely my favourite restaurant in Cambridge.

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

Excellent Valentine's Day lunch with my wife. Crab linguini and blackened cod were excellent mains. Pinot Grigio was lovely, and the Americano and filtered coffee were particularly well made.

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

Excellent food and service with the latter being of the highest standard.
Will be returning for sure.

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

Beautiful restaurant, beautiful food, great service. Some real nice surprises when ordering some of the drinks. Wobbly table but sorted with a business card ;)
My one and only criticism was the level of noise, it wasn't enough to complain about, but a little quieter would have been perfect.

Overall a solid 9.5/10

Will be returning 😁

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PP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Music advertised as Jazz Night -One man on a keyboard & lady singer is not what we would call Jazz music- disappointing.

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JO
Cambridge
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for lunch with a friend, interesting choices on the menu, excellent quality food and good service. Exactly what we expected. If I could change one thing it would be to add frittes to the menu as well as thick cut chips - so much nicer with steak tartare or a burger - Are you listening Ivy?!!

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SA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service - lovely food - great atmosphere - would highly recommend

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B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

There was no one to great us so we walked in only to be told to go back out by the waiter but when he found out we were sitting in his area he said he would of sat us down at once had he know we were in his area . I ordered the signature house champagne cocktail that had been changed from the opening night and it wasn’t nice so I asked to change it , the same waiter argued very loudly and he made such an ordeal out of this . Then one order of food was cold and two others were very bland .
The very annoying waiter just got to much so I had to complain to the manager who was the only saving grace of the evening but the night was already spoilt for me and my guest we will not be going back !

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SL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food at reasonable prices with very professional service. The endive with apple and stilton starter was superb.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would certainly recommend The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie for the pleasant, relaxed setting and the excellent food

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

It was the first time for me and my partner at the ivy and I can honestly say we both absolutely loved it.
Amazing service, amazing food and a brilliant atmosphere.
We most definitely will be returning!

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

We held our wedding reception in the boat room and it was just the perfect . We then had afternoon tea last Sunday and once again they didn’t disappoint. Staff are attentive and the food was delicious .

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LD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Lovely decor and great service to start with however it was very busy and loud. The clientele didn’t match what The Ivy is traditionally about. The food was ok but nothing to write home about. Wouldn’t visit again.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food in a lovely surrounding.

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ST
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable afternoon - cocktails were delicious and arrived very quickly.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were well looked after all the time we were at the Ivy, the food was first class with a good selection to choose from.
The toilets were very clean and the general ambiance was lively. Very satisfied.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal here. The staff were very friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful throughout the evening. This is the second Ivy that we’ve visited, and have found the service incredible. Very good food, great atmosphere. Would visit again in the future.

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LC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Took along time to be noticed waiting to order drink at the bar waiting fir our table, no drinks menu given by hostess that seated us, we had to ask.
Table was 15 mins late over booking time, food order came out wrong, service average, food disappointing in presentation.

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F
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything perfect except being hurried off our table at the end by one waiter while being encouraged to order more drinks/dessert by another

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i
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic environment to be in, absolutely stunning decor and fabulous breakfast! What more to love! I can’t wait to go back.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Main course curry was a very small portion. Rice underdone but otherwise we had a nice evening

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CS
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy is always amazing , great atmosphere and the food it truly delicious.

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SP
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visited for the second time recently and felt really well looked after. A great atmosphere and a lovely relaxed ambience. Portion sizes generous. Gin and tonic was delicious. I had booked for a friend's birthday and she was made to feel special with arrival of a discreet mini cake and candle which I thought was a lovely touch. Excellent service made for a really enjoyable meal. My new favourite place to lunch in Cambridge

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TW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, delicious food & friendly staff. Can’t fault any of the Ivy restaurants- they always deliver!

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LC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and food very good, I look forward to returning.

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SH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous visit to The Ivy Cambridge, everything up to the usual, excellent standard from the moment we walked in. Thank you!

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were not told there was loud, live music. Staff did not care and did not look happy. We left without ordering.

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n
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very good service. Would definitely go back again

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R
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a very satisfactory experience.
Considering the size of the menu it was surprisingly that was only one soup choice available.

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N
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Everything was lovely except our food took well over an hour to come (and we had two kids with us). The waiters were lovely but they just were not around enough. We could not get any attention when we needed it. They were apologetic for the length of time it took for mains yet still took an age to take our dessert order. They offered us some olives on the house! Slightly insulting.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 4 and sat by the window. I sat with my friend on the couch and my husband and our other guest sat in chairs. We feel very comfortable but the gentleman said that the chairs were Nit the. right for the table and they were uncomfortable. In fact it did not help with the digestion of the food.

I know exactly what they mean I experienced this at a restaurant I gave eaten at.

Other than that everything was perfect for our anniversary lunch and we will be returning.

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TW
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fab as always - dependable quality and service

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LE
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A fantastic dining experience. We were there for a birthday lunch but would go again for any occasion. The food was great and so well presented. All staff were welcoming and helpful. As with all Ivy Brasseries it is beautifully decorated. Wonderful!

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