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The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie, Cambridge, ENG

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

4.5
4.5
7014 Reviews
£26 to £40
Breakfast

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie serves all-encompassing, contemporary British menu.

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Booked 160 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:30–23:00 Sun 08:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    01223 344044

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    The Boat Room at The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie can accommodate 10-16 guests on one long table. The restaurant is ideally located on the bustling Trinity Street in central Cambridge. The walls of The Boat Room are adorned with colourful vintage prints and locally referenced artwork inspired by Cambridge academic and scientific heritage, alongside its punting and rowing history. The polished oak tiled floor and brass pendant lighting add a touch of glamour to the space with room finished with colourful vintage botanical print chairs. With a specially created menu by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, the room is versatile and the space provides the ideal setting for entertaining friends, family and clients in Cambridge.

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Parking Details

    Park Street car park, Park Street, Cambridge CB5 8AS (4 min walk from the car park) Grand Arcade car park, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge CB2 3QF (5 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Cambridge train station, Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2JW (14 min drive from the station)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 7,014 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

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  • Cambridge

    Romance

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    Special Occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service fab food !

  2. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated the birthdays of two of the guests, who were treated by the restaurant to a small dessert in recognition. The staff were polite, efficient and accommodating, adding to the enjoyment of the evening.

  3. JM

    JoeM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a table for 6 for my mother’s birthday and all the food and service was excellent. We will be back again. Thank you

  4. IT

    IrinaT

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    It was lovely, food was amazing, but service was quite rude. That was disappointing.

  5. FW

    FabriceW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    A little bit disappointed ! Scones look like they were frozen ! In addition the waitress seemed in a hurry to see us leaving the table by cleaning the table very very quickly !

  6. O

    Ozzy

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food mostly reasonable if unremarkable, but squid a little chewy and mooli was bland, thin cardboard. Service very slow - 30 minutes for the starter to arrive - and waiter resued ice bucket from previous guests. Forgot to bring water. Had to ask for bill twice.

  7. NA

    NATALIEE

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic lunch at The Ivy in Cambridge. The food was delicious and the staff were so friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend and I shall definitely be returning.

  8. A

    Alison

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Our experience overall at The Ivy in Cambridge was lovely. The food was outstanding especially the dessert. The staff is very nice. The only downside is that the restaurant was quite loud as very busy.

  9. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is always a pleasurable experience at the Ivy. The service is exemplary (a simple example being that the waitress did not need to ask whose dish was whose). The food is also excellent. The decor and ambience is very pleasant. It is not the cheapest place but you get what you pay for,

  10. DA

    DocA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Full English had lightly cooked streaky bacon and so was fatty. Hash browns disintegrated on cutting. Only sausages were really hot. Baked beans warm at best. A considerable down turn from pre-COVID. Waited ages for bill and a long time before paying. Was quit busy so perhaps under-staffed. Will look for alternatives in future.

  11. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    33 pounds for a steak that doesn't come with chips or vegetables. Another 5 pound for "truffle chips" however i still dont know what truffle tastes like. Yes the steak and chips where very nice but not amazing and not worth the money especially from a chain restaurant. I am sorry to say I have had much better steaks in privately owned restaurants for 10 pounds less.

  12. MH

    MariaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love eating out here, fantastic for any celebration. The food, service and ambience are exceptional, would highly recommend!

  13. S

    Suzanne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed the lovely afternoon. The staff were all so friendly and pleasant. Looking forward to coming back.

  14. SO

    SOC123

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was perfect-the waiter anticipated our needs and was attentive without being obtrusive. Food was delicious.

  15. SL

    SusanL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Pre-theater visit for lunch. service was ok only the guys second shift here so a little unsure. Food was great and came fast which was good for our Theater visit. We were surprised that it was so busy at 12 mid day but a nice atmosphere. we would recommend it.

  16. JW

    JessicaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    The service was so bad which is sad as this spoiled our lunch. Wrong order and delivered late.

  17. SG

    SophieG

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My mum and I had a lovely breakfast at The Ivy Cambridge- we have been to a lot of them over the UK, service was lovely and attentive. We had the veg breakfast and avocado Benedict with peach and elderflower ice tea which was delicious! Food was quick and very tasty. Atmosphere was good, nice and busy and the decor was lovely as ever. Would recommend!

  18. RC

    RichardC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, ambiance and service. Highly recommended.

  19. KM

    KirstyM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Had a lovely evening at The Ivy as always but 3 of us chose the blackened cod and we were all disappointed, it was over cooked and lacking flavour. Having had blackened cod in other places it should melt in the mouth and is anything but lacking flavour! Otherwise the other courses were good, starters and desserts!

  20. D

    Dougal

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I was slightly sceptical as I think that the Ivy must be a chain and that did lower my expectations and I thought the menu to be too many various options that can be off putting, but I was wrong. The food was delicious and fresh and great choice of vegetarian dishes which makes a change from chick pea curry and halloumi burger. I look forward to returning

  21. J

    Jjay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and outstanding food. They even gave us a little cake for my birthday.

  22. HC

    HappyCustomer

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly staff. Will definitely come back.

  23. J

    Joker

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Will defiantly visit again when in Cambridge

  24. T

    Tracknigh

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, lovely food and cocktails, lovely surroundings, highly recommend TKnight

  25. CB

    ColinB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place first time will not be the last. Exceeded all expectations.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meal out for our sons 18th, great atmosphere and made the day extra special. Fabulously extravagant decor and the food was amazing, hats off to the chefs. We’ll definitely be returning

  27. KF

    KarenF

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We always feel comfortable when visiting The Ivy Brasserie, the team is very attentive, and the decor pleasant!

  28. L

    Lond

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good location and nicly fitted out inside/ good ambience. Very attentive service. Food was good but none of the table would put the cooking in the excellence category. Would go back either to this Ivy ot another.

  29. DM

    DavidM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food superb, staff attentive but not too pushy, lovely décor and facilities. A little on the expensive side but definitely worth it.

  30. LJ

    LJ20

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very much enjoyed the champagne afternoon tea. For a special occasion treat it was perfect. However, I would in future avoid the English breakfast tea which accompanied it, it looked and tasted like dishwater.

  31. CH

    CaroleH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious meal in a lovely atmosphere with great service. Highly recommend.

  32. JC

    JoyC

    Norfolk

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A very buzzy atmosphere- food and service always excellent and very good value for money. My favourite restaurant in Cambridge.

  33. AW

    AnneW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We loved the colourful quirky decor and the food was delicious too. The bamboo tongs provided for our fried courgette sticks weren’t easy to use - chopsticks or fingers work much better- but other than that and perhaps the lack of a candle or small light on our table (lighting wasn’t great), it was a lovely evening! Nice service and yummy squid and blackened cod!

  34. R

    Royston66

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, lovely ambience great place for that special get together.

  35. DK

    DoreenK

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Service good but sometimes waitress over enthusiastic

  36. RB

    RichardB

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always

  37. SL

    SophieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding. Service was efficient and quick. They made our celebratory meal special. Loved the decor and ambiance. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  38. b

    barryc

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit and won't be the last. Excellent service and food. As it was my wife's birthday they even gave us an extra dessert. Lovely decor and great cocktails. Will definitely be returning soon.

  39. AE

    AEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAE

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    An excellent pre-theatre menu served in good time with helpings that were, if anything, too big!

  40. f

    fabian82

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    This was the first time at this restaurant, we have visited other Ivy restaurants before. We booked in for Afternoon Tea for a birthday celebration. We got shown to our table, everything fine. When someone eventually came to take our drinks order they asked if we were ready to order food, I said we were there for Afternoon Tea which they hadn't realised. This was disappointing as it didn't feel like very attentive service. I then thought it best to remind her that we had opted for no salmon, this was on my reservation and would have been nice if I didn't have to go over this again. When the afternoon tea arrived the sandwiches were limited for the price charged and compared to other afternoon teas in the same price bracket. Two of the sandwiches were the same to replace the no salmon option. Surely they could've been more imaginative? The scones were ok, a bit thin, not really showstoppers. The clotted cream was hard. The smoothie was weird, my sister said it was just like what her 3 year old enjoys for a snack. The cakes themselves weren't really showstoppers. What was very annoying was the waitress kept insisting on clearing plates whilst we were eating, she was desperate to take away the afternoon tea tower but that is all part of it, we have paid to enjoy afternoon tea, leave it on the table! Finally, it was very lovely that they surprised my mum with a choux bun with a candle on it for her birthday but it sat, with the candle lit, for ages next to the till opposite where we sitting. Over 5 minutes and then the waitress presented to my mum when one of our party (there were only 3 of us) had gone to the toilet! That was disappointing. Overall, I enjoyed myself but it could have been a far better, more premium and streamlined experience. I probably won't book The Ivy again for afternoon tea.

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The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 7014 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 160 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

16 Trinity St, City Centre Cambridge, ENG CB2 1TB

Additional information

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:30–23:00 Sun 08:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Park Street car park, Park Street, Cambridge CB5 8AS (4 min walk from the car park) Grand Arcade car park, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge CB2 3QF (5 min walk from the car park)

  • Public Transit

    Cambridge train station, Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2JW (14 min drive from the station)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01223 344044

  • Private party facilities

    The Boat Room at The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie can accommodate 10-16 guests on one long table. The restaurant is ideally located on the bustling Trinity Street in central Cambridge. The walls of The Boat Room are adorned with colourful vintage prints and locally referenced artwork inspired by Cambridge academic and scientific heritage, alongside its punting and rowing history. The polished oak tiled floor and brass pendant lighting add a touch of glamour to the space with room finished with colourful vintage botanical print chairs. With a specially created menu by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, the room is versatile and the space provides the ideal setting for entertaining friends, family and clients in Cambridge.

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