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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WilliamK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. We had a small girl from Italy serve us and she was Lovley and then a Lovley tall blond lady took over and was also amazing. Best place to spend are 1st anniversary!

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RosslynG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved our experience. The service was wonderful. A very nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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JessicaM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Food, service, ambience, all very very good! Would highly recommend.

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David
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service excellent, great choice of food and drink.

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FCCG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice and elegant place, good value for money. Will come back.

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SueH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. We had a fabulous lunch. We will certainly be back.

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Reno
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I really enjoyed our brunch! Vegan options for me! Everything was delicious and beautifully served. The staff was professional.

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AndyH
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, place, staff. Love it there.

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Elemdee
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our temperature taken on entering, staff all very welcoming and attentive as always, felt very safe and well looked after, and the food was great too.

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RachelS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing meal to celebrate my mum and dad's golden wedding anniversary.

The service and food was exceptional and would highly recommend. It was a nice touch for my mum and dad to receive a complimentary treat at the end of our meal.

There were plenty of staff, all of whom were really pleasant and attentive.

The measures put in place to respond to COVID-19 were nicely done and did not detract from the experience. We were amazed at how subtle the screen partitioning looked, it really blended in nicely.

Thanks for an amazing meal!

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Pami
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was served cold!!! And the service was terrible! Not what you expect from an upmarket restaurant group!

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DanielleS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times since it opened and we love it. Food is fantastic and the staff are lovely.

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Countrygirl
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our first meal out since lockdown and felt that everything had been prepared to keep diners safe without being too daunting. We had our temperature measured via a distance machine in the entrance which was reassuring. The think I like about the Ivy most is the very professional waiting and bar staff, they are always great. The cocktails were a rather expensive treat but standard for Cambridge I guess. I had fabulous Olives and my dining partner a crab salad which looked very pretty and she enjoyed. We chose a minute steak and a hamburger which fairly ordinary. We finished with coffee and felt very comfortable in the lovely ambiance. It was a good choice for our post lock down reunion and we had an unhurried catch up in smart vibrant surroundings.

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Hey23
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had great service and lovely food, would definitely recommend.

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LaurenA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely brunch for my birthday on Saturday. The service was excellent and the food wonderful. The colour of the egg yolk mean they come from very happy chickens! Felt very special so thank you

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Oscar
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Unfortunately most of food felt that it had been precooked and possibly reheated. We are really disappointed; last year at this time we had a lovely meal. I doubt we will come back again

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JoLaw101
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent - and felt very safe. Lovely atmosphere and food very tasty

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DilkushA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire dining experience was excellent - the food was absolutely divine. We will be returning in the not too distant future to enjoy this 'fine dining' experience.

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Splatt
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious the service was exceptional and the ambience was lovely

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JulieN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on Thursday lunchtime for a birthday treat. We arrived and we were asked to test our temperature in front of a screen, taken to a table which was in a lovely position, they really have made the place socially distanced and we could not fault the staff, atmosphere and the food. After 5 months of not going out it was an amazing experience and we will most certainly be going again. Well done

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LyndaH
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and experience.
We really enjoyed my husband's Birthday meal.
The preparations made for Covid were excellent and we felt very safe.
Can't wait to go back again.

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Greg
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal for our Wedding Anniversary. One of the best steaks I have ever had and the complimentary deserts were fantastic.

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WonderWomanOffDuty
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great to get back into a restaurant. The service for drinks when we arrived was quite slow. We also made a note that it was a birthday and there was no recognition for this.

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markR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Staff were great and professional, but my steak tasted of salt, mentioned this to the waitress who apologised, i suggested if they ask customers if they want a pre season on there steak, having only a natural salt diet this was not pleasant, our 14th wedding anniversary was quite a forgettable experience.
Wine overpriced, would not recommend and wont return
Spoke to a friend the next day, he said it was hit or miss restaurant

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KateH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely restaurant with tasty food! Service was okay, asked what we wanted as soon as we sat down and then waited 20 mins to be asked again. Food came out promptly and we couldn’t fault it, good portion sizes and quality. Had to ask for the bill and was shocked to see a discretionary tip of over £10 added to bill. If there’s a group I think it’s fair enough but to add it for every table I think is wrong (there was 2 of us). Tips should be based on service. There seemed to be multiple members of staff in the restaurant but only 1 guy serving the tables. So I can’t blame him for not being prompt. Overall good experience.

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DudleyD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing waitress - Gabriella! Made our evening great! Thanks to her! :)

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louisec
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Covid restrictions compliant

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GuyK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a very nice lunch at the Ivy on a Tuesday lunchtime.
Service was excellent, attentive but not overpowering.
Food and ambience was good. We hope to return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very friendly staff and fantastic food. The Ivy never fails to deliver a great night out.

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OldMan
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good evening out, welcoming staff and decent service Covid precautions unobtrusive. I had sirloin with an excellent bearnaise and green beans
My wife’s lobster linguine was a bit bland but her scallop starter was great.
All in a better meal than at their flagship restaurant in Covent Garden

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Carrotcake
Cambridge
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My go to restaurant when I fancy some very satisfying food! I become predictable: always chicken parmigiana followed by the chocolate bombe - you won't regret it :)

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have been to the ivy and you highly recommended it .. great food and experience

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Nicky
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Ivy is a wonderful restaurant. The precautions are very good so we felt safe. My fish & chips was very enjoyable. However my friend had a steak from the set menu which was too chewy and undercooked so she left most of it (I was surprised at the quality). But being too polite she did not complain.

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AmeliaH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, lovely setting. They took our temperature on the door and had hand sanitiser on the tables. Would definitely go back!

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JoanH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Felt just like 'normal' - as before. Service excellent and shame not opening now until late morning as always enjoyed breakfast there. Waiter was above average service. No sense of social distancing though with waiter though tables sufficiently apart. Very enjoyable lunch of fish and chips and a lovely French apple tart

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DeborahM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu- perfectly cooked. Great ambiance. Excellent service.

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Ellie33
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at The Ivy. Great service from walking in the door to walking out, spectacular food at very reasonable prices for the experience you get along with it. Great vegan options too!

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vipGirve
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great meal and outstanding service as always.

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Burphy
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this restaurant, been to several 'Ivy's' but like this one the best especially since the social distancing as the tables are further apart so other peoples conversation cant intrude on yours. Staff are very good, friendly and efficient. only complaint is that the menu could be a bit more varied and change a bit more often.

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vipGVZ75
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service! We will be back!

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