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The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie, Cambridge, ENG

The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

4.4
4.4
9988 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie serves all-encompassing, contemporary British menu.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 147 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • 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
    Situated amongst the city’s most famous landmarks, The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie offers relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to tourists, shoppers and locals alike. For those special celebrations, we can seat up to 16 guests in our elegant private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
  • 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

Experiences

  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu photo
  • The Ivy Cambridge Afternoon Tea

    £29.95 per person

    13 Oct 2022 - 8 Apr 2024
    Beautifully presented in a three-tied stand and served with your choice of tea or coffee, The Ivy Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, and dainty cakes and tarts, crafted with the finest ingredients. *Prices are subject to change.
    The Ivy Cambridge Afternoon Tea photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 29 Feb 2024
    Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo

What 9,988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for brunch

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Romantic

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Lively

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Most Booked

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Great for brunch

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge

    Romantic

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Lively

  • Cambridge

    Most Booked

9,992 Reviews
  1. Sonyj

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Always check the bill as they added 40 pounds of things we dint even order, they had double or triple charged us wrongly

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  2. VickyB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We have dined many times at The Ivy, Cambridge but our meal last night was poor. The chicken was served cold, then it came back with gristle and bones in, and we were given dirty cutlery!! service was really poor - very disappointed 😞

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  3. NatashaS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue, quite expensive but good for special occasions

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  4. KarenR

    Nottingham

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff. Quiet noise, but lovely decor. Separate vegan menu. No huge amount of choice. Tasty food, but not very big portion for the cost.

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  5. JeffY

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Over rated, very much a get them in get them out type of place.

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  6. MaddieM

    Amsterdam

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as always, never had a bad meal. The team sat us on a lovely quiet table by the window as we had stated it was our anniversary which was a kind touch. Food was excellent and service good.

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  7. SarahB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve complained at the time, and I will be writing to head office.

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  8. ClaireW

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab food, lovely restaurant with very attentive waiters

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  9. LynneR

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were lucky enough to have a gift voucher for Christmas and enjoyed a fabulous meal with champagne. Superb service from everyone. Thoroughly recommend for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.

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  10. KarlW

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, great value for quality. Will definitely return.

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  11. MetteT

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food, maybe slightly underwhelming. I had eggs Benedict and expected slightly higher quality relative to the price. We paid £40 for one tea, one cappuccino, eggs Benedict and full English breakfast. The food arrived before the drinks which wasn’t ideal. Staff were lovely but maybe a bit OTT on the service, they checked in on us three times while we were eating. Three different people. I’d not rush back but it was good enough.

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  12. SusanStIves

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and attentive service. Not expensive for the subtlety and quality.

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  13. WayneA

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and it was very impressive food was good needed more potatoe choices but a very excellent night out.

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  14. KayM

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Love The Ivy Cambridge. However on this visit we unfortunately had some issues with our foo. Firstly my mains course was served incorrectly and I had been given an incorrect side and did have to wait sometime, too long for the correct side to arrive. My husbands order arrived and at best it was like warm, it had obviously been standing too long before being brought out to him, he started to eat but said it was unpleasant being cold so we called our server, who had not been to check if all was ok, to tell her my husband’s food was actually cold and his side order just didn’t arrive. The server took his back to the kitchen and advised his order would be cooked from fresh. We had made the server aware we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we were surprised that knowing it was a special occasion that she thought it was ok for me to eat my incorrect meal on my own and then my husband would eat his once cooked. You do not go out to celebrate an anniversary of 37 years to both eat separately. Therefore we called the server back and said we were very disappointed to be in s position were we were going to be eating separately. She asked what we wanted to be done? That was disappointing, a good restaurant would not ask that question. Upon my request to be able to eat with my husband she took my food aware, her superior arrived an immediately apologised and said we should be eating together. So incorrect order was delivered, no apology, my husband’s side order didn’t arrive even though we advised the server and my husband’s food was cold. An hour later than we should have eaten we received freshly cooked food and the correct food, which we did enjoy, however at this stage, the evening had a grey cloud over it and it was not the most successful evening out or the best celebrated wedding anniversary. It was a shame but it did spoil our evening, they did offer a complimentary dessert which my husband accepted however I just wanted to go home.

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  15. JocRocker

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely experience at the Ivy, we went for lunch, waiter was great with recommendations and suggestions to compliment our meal. We also shared a cream tea which was delicious and no difficulties having an extra cup and saucer! A perfect lunch out.

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  16. MaureenP

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We experienced the Ivy in its full glory, high standard of service and food. In these difficult financial times it hard to justify fish & chips and a glass of champagne as value for money however if you eat at the Ivy then you should expect to pay a premium. It’s a great business model and we would certainly experience the Ivy again.

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  17. HeatherE

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal and venue. Staff were efficient, knowledgable and friendly. I would have preferred fewer interruptions( about every twenty minutes) to ask if we needed more drinks. Also the bill was brought to us without us asking which made me feel like the staff wanted us to go

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  18. Sarah

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic decor and ambience. Wonderful staff. Vegan burger and chips were a bit bland though. But Id come back and try another dish.

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  19. DeniseR

    Hertfordshire

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm greeting , friendly staff, variety of menus, excellent tasty food, nice buzz.

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  20. YumYum

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice meal. Only disappointing part was feeling rushed at our table. Service was friendly but over the top attentive and rushed to clear everything. They were busy but I didn’t want to feel rushed whilst paying almost £200 for our lunch. Otherwise everything else was superb

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  21. Londinia

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pretty restaurant with good service. Breakfast was very nice and good quality.

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  22. dgcambridge

    Cambridge

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and very professional service. A great evenon

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  23. KatherineR

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely experience, and the first visit for my friend who was hugely impressed. We’ll be back!

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  24. Nothappy

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we were disappointed with our champange afternoon tea. The scones were dry and hard, the cakes were all "chocolate " based, no other flavours, a lemon cake would have been nice. A plastic flower in a bowl ontop of the cake stand looked cheap and tacky. Not worth £40 each.

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  25. ChristopherB

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very warm welcome at reception, both on arrival and departure. The anniversary mini cake was a nice touch. We were taken to our table and requested a jug of water, which the waiter brought. The afternoon tea menu did not list the teas available, so the waiter had to verbally go through a list, which was limited. The waiter did not ask about allergies or enquire if we needed sugar for our teas. There was no sugar on the table. The afternoon tea was brought to our table. We were given a dinner knife and fork to use with the tea! No spoons or butter knives were given to us, and the espresso dessert needed a spoon to eat it. We found the selection of sandwiches dry and bland. The desserts were very chocolate based and we would have preferred a more varied selection of desserts. During our tea no waiters came to see if we were ok or to top up our water jug. When we had finished the waiter appeared with our bill and we noticed a 12.5% service charge had been added. We asked for the service charge to be removed as we felt we had not received any service. The waiter did his job and served our tea and brought our bill. That is not enough to warrant an additional charge for service. Overall we were very disappointed with our visit.

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  26. JoanH

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    As usual scone quality poor. Heated in microwave so by the time one gets to second of three scones it is hard and solid.

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  27. Laine

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable lunch for a friends birthday. Delicious food. Service not as attentive as has been in the past but they were very busy. Still had a very nice time.

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  28. Sharon0

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round, we had a great afternoon. Food, drinks and service fabulous

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  29. Jackie

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely lunch with friends. We got the table I had request. 3 of us ordered fish and chips, mine was dry and overcooked, the other 2 were ok. We all noticed the usual 2 pieces of fish in a light batter had been replaced with 1 larger piece of fish. No other complaints and a lovely vibe!

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  30. CherelleR

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere! Lovely way to spend my 30th birthday!

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  31. AmyH

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going and it was absolutely amazing! The food was outstanding and the staff was extremely friendly! Loved every minute of our time. We will definitely be coming back again! Can’t wait for our next visit!

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  32. JockW

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not as good as it used to be, particularly the professionalism of the staff (except the servers, they were good.) We booked a month in advance, but on arriving at a virtually empty restaurant we were shown to a table at the very back, by the kitchen corridor. We were reseated on request, but there was no apology or explanation for putting us there in the first place. The food was fine, but the table issue really took the shine off the evening. We won't rush back.

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  33. chrish

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classy place with real ambience. My favourite place for long lunches in Cambridge

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  34. FrMichael

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a wonderful experience with splendid food and attentive service, one of the best in Cambridge

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  35. RachelT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff helpfully and very friendly Food good quality

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  36. Tracey

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely birthday lunch, my aunt felt very special with her birthday dessert.

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  37. gea1234

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An enjoyable meal with family, a fabulous meal. Highly recommended.
    The Ivy Cambridge BrasserieResponded 1 day ago
    Hi Gea1234, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We hope to see you soon! The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

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  38. PaulineB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were absolutely brilliant. Food really good value. Nice surprise for my partner as it was his birthday. Beautiful experience

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  39. Ruth

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing all round experience from the welcome at the door to the table service and general staff interaction. Food excellent. If I was going to be critical , toast with the pate could have been thinner, crispier (perhaps sourdough) instead of white thick sliced everyday bread. Ladies toilets were sensationally beautiful and the corridor decor could have been plucked from the pages of Alice Through The Looking Glass. We will certainly be back.

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  40. TimC

    Cambridge

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service . The food was delicious and portions sufficient
    The Ivy Cambridge BrasserieResponded 1 day ago
    Hi TimC, Thank you so much for the positive review! We hope to see you soon! The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

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The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 9988 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 147 times today
Experiences are available.
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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • 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
    Situated amongst the city’s most famous landmarks, The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie offers relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to tourists, shoppers and locals alike. For those special celebrations, we can seat up to 16 guests in our elegant private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
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