The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

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2392 reviews
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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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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, beautiful setting, lovely food. A great place to come if you want that added level of service for an extra special occasion

A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It was really noisy (barely possible to chat), we asked for a second wine glass and the waiter forgot about it. Food was more or less ok, apart from the fish which was “ swimming” in liquid butter though. Unfortunately it could have been better.

HC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was lovely, but I picked the wrong thing. The table was a bit cramped. The drinks were very expensive. I would recommend it as a treat.

CR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st visit and we will certainly be returning, the food was excellent. Staff were amazing, attentive and charming, atmosphere was lovely.

C
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took a friend from New Zealand for lunch.My friend was very impressed with the decor, she ordered the butternut squash which she said was delicious I had the salmon and smoked haddock fish cake with poached egg which was also delicious . The young lady who served us was polite friendly and efficient. Altogether avery enjoyable lunch.

m
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

there'd was nothing I could really fault, with the exception of a very noisy table nearby which, at times, was so loud, it was difficult to have a normal conversation.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to the ivy many times and once again it did not disappoint. Good food and a lovely restaurant to meet a friend and have a wonderful lunch.

BG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely atmosphere and incredible service

MD
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Brasserie decor was nice staff very friendly. Attentive. Food. Was great But £3.95 for a coffee or a pot of tea was pricy

BH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lunch was very enjoyable. The food was excellent as was the Champagne.

HW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely birthday meal there. It was quiet at 6pm but I felt as it filled up the ambiance may change. Unfortunately no organic wine available ( with no added sulphites) - ordinary wine causes an allergic reaction. So had a Prosecco instead. A bit of a rush at the end as we had theatre tickets but our waiter was exceptional! Got there in time...

CK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good choice on menu and good value. Drinks on the slightly expensive side, but didn't detract from a very good meal

a
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant has lovely decor,the staff are extremely polite and friendly,the overall ambience is very good and the food is of reasonable quality,quite surprised that you could only order wine by the glass,probably more profitable for them,have eaten better for the money but overall very pleased and would eat there again.

AC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place to dine, enjoy the company and relax.

d
London
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The crispy duck salad and the iberico pork chop and the rump of lamb were well executed and delicious. The chocolate orange negroni made a good dessert. It's hard to find food this good in Cambridge.

L
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The main menu was varied and there was an excellent vegetarian menu. Even though the restaurant is quite expensive the food is excellent. Lots of lovely flavours and textures. Surroundings were lovely. Great for a special occasion as it was our daughters 21st.

CS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the meal a bit of a mix up on our sides they went to another table. Other than that excellant

VA
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at The Ivy. The food was delicious, the service was great. We had someone or the other attending to us through out the evening, checking with us to see if we needed anything and if the food and drink were okay. Great ambience and value for money. Would definitely recommend it.

NP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service staff unable to cope on a busy Saturday night.
Restaurant was exceptionally warm - multiple tables were mopping their brows
Drinks service was slow - over twenty minutes for a glass of fizz ( no cocktails)

Disappointingly dire

AK
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food great, service brilliant - even picked up that we were there for a birthday even though we hadn’t said and brought out a cup cake with a candle! Only downer was the noise level, very loud which was a real shame as otherwise it was a great experience.

JP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great atmosphere and excellent service from the very moment you walk through the door. Good quality food and superb cocktails (thank you Liam). Worth spending time at the bar after or before your meal. The bar staff do all they can to impress.

MJ
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Great food, very poor service, very long waiting times without explanation or apologies.

MC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu, excellent food, splendid decor, great service

p
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous birthday lunch thank you to all the staff who couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful. Attention to detail was second to none!
We will revisit.

ZS
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had the most wonderful time at the ivy,the food was fabulous and the service was amazing!

JB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere excellent service and wonderful food!

FC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor unprofessional service. After complaining an attempt to rectify the situation was made but afraid the damage was done. The restaurant would benefit from a few mystery diners.

PM
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great place

AY
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bombe is the best dessert EVER. Very welcoming atmosphere - we were early so enjoyed an excellent cocktail at the bar which was very comfortable. Try the salmon fish cake ... delicious. I imagine you always need to book but we’ll worth it

Z
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor, great food and good service. Would definitely recommend.

DL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just thecplace to go on a winter wet day to have lunch.

BK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting The Ivy with my daughter who is on holiday from Australia, was a truly special occasion.

Such a pleasure to have the undivided attention of a delightful waiter certainly made the experience one to remember. Absolutely love the decor which transports you to another era. If I was being very picky, I would have to say my food could have been a little hotter than it was but it did not detract from the whole experience. Will definitely visit again. Thank you.

S
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Been to London Ivy counless times and this is third visit to Cambridge branch. Love the restaurants ambience...nicely done.
My main problem is the vegetarian and Vegan menu. Hardly inspiring. I am vegan partner veggie. I always think that a salad is a real cop out and refuse to order one. Would love to come more often but quite frankly simply not enough good choices for us to do so.
The staff were friendly and generally efficient and our waiter dealt with the wine problem swiftly.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were so kind and welcoming, food as ever was amazing!

AH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Excellent attentive service from the start, food is outstanding quality at a mid range price ambience is little loud so not a place for a quiet dinner though.

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good meal, friendly helpful staff, great bar as well

GD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our mum out for dinner for her birthday and she absolutely loved it, staff were so helpful and friendly. Lovely touch to bring her out a small birthday scone which was delicious along with all the other food we had. Would definitely come back here !

O
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, excellent food and very attractive dining room. Will definitely return.

GR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very nice, but we had to wait for a long time to have our food.
Too many waiters were continuosly walking close to our table and we coudn't relax.
Apart from that, the Ivy is still one of the best restaurant in Cambridge.

AB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A bit of a wait for our table, but probably to be expected on a busy Saturday night. Once we were seated, we received very attentive service and the food arrived piping hot and delicious. Surroundings are extremely comfortable and, despite the proximity of the other tables, it felt cosy and private. Food, drinks and service were all excellent. Drinks are a bit on the pricey side.