The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
6793 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
The restaurant is situated across two floors with a large bar prominent on both floors, and beautiful private dining room on the first floor.
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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Esmee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous cocktails, Wonderful atmosphere and scrumptious food! Highly recommend.

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ClairM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lovely surroundings, but food very over priced ,
And felt rushed to leave the table and asked to sit at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and a great experience

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FionaL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall outstanding but if you have some older people in your party then request downstairs on a weekend as we felt that the live DJ set was a little loud but otherwise fantastic & we will return:)

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The ivy is a beautiful place to dine however conversation was difficult with the music being far to loud. Also I was not aware when booking we only had the table for two hours and really felt uncomfortable with staff hovering for payment and for us to leave and so for those reasons I would think twice before booking again. My friend ordered the bomb desert and the first time I saw this it was quite a spectacle and made to be special however this time the sauce was hurriedly poured over with no effect at all quite a few things were missing with the ambience this time

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HelenT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience however there was a service charge in the bill that we felt was overpriced so asked it to be removed which was done without any fuss. Would def be returning

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Starters was perfect taste and texture (salt & pepper) sirloin steak was cooked how I requested, the quality of the steak mostly gristle. Was not happy with the mains

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RichardE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable meal. The staff were excellent and the food was outstanding. Especially desert!! Thanks to everyone for a great time.

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NatalieY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful from start to finish. The service was fantastic, very attentive staff. The food was absolutely gorgeous. It was the first time my friends had been, this was a treat for them, from the moment we entered the restaurant to when we left , we were so impressed with everything, decor, food, staff, will definitely be returning. Thankyou.

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SusanW
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was lovely. Service wasn’t the best very slow and the restaurant wasn’t even that busy. I couldn’t order desert as we had another booking somewhere at 4.30. Our booking at the IVY was at 2.30 and was told we only had an 1.5hr for a table so I booked somewhere else for 4.30 which was only 2mins from The ivy. We didn’t get asked about desert until 4.05pm as the service was so slow couldn’t guarantee getting it quickly and going to our other booking.

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Davies
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

First and last visit.
Extremely disappointed with the food. Wasn’t great and overpriced for what it was.
We sat at the counter which was fine as I could see the barman fill my glass of Diet Coke halfway then he filled it with ice to look full!!

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JaneK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday lunch and could not fault it one bit. I ordered a starter that I wasn’t too keen on and explained it was totally my fault that I hadn’t read the description properly but it was removed and not charged for. My duck curry was amazing. To top it all off I received a small cake with a candle in which I thought was a lovely gesture by the Ivy.

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MarkJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Setting beautiful. One waiting staff was a little abrupt. Greeting was warm.
Zucchini fritti starter was oily and bland. My medium rare fillet was over-cooked and under-seasoned which was disappointing and not really up to expectations. Other than that, we had a lovely time.

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KarenL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent lunch for my sons 16th birthday. The food was amazing and we had an excellent waitress who had the right level of attention to make it a very special occasion. We’ll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again another superb meal .... service excellent

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Betth
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. The staff were professional and friendly, the atmosphere was perfect and the food was delightful. My favourite place to have breakfast in Cardiff and so reasonably priced

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday breakfast. Definitely felt like a treat and the food was gorgeous.

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CarolineP
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time, excellent srrvice, lovely breakfast.

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EmilyR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Toilet roll holder was missing just a screw coming out of the wall plus Balis and Harding bottle of soap rather than the fancy bottles I have seen on n previous visits sounds petty I know but I think these details when there is so much attention paid to the toilets on social media etc
Also a fly around our table was so annoying

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justinw
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the ivy Cardiff and it was absolutely fabulous! Excellent all round experience and will definitely return!!

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NicholasC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening, good food, great service no complaints

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Kelly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was served promptly. The staff were friendly and helpful and the ambience was lively! Highly recommended!

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CPMAI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our first visit to The Ivy, the food was lovely, staff were caring, BUT and it’s a big one. We felt utterly rushed throughout our experience. We had just finished dessert and as the dishes were whisked away, we were asked if they could bring the bill as they needed our table. We completely understand the time is limited but felt this did put a huge negative on our experience. Especially as we were seated after our reservation time, even though we were a few minutes early. The restaurant itself is decorated beautifully and the ambience felt great. Just would have liked to have experienced it in a non rushed state. I think a buffer time is needed between reservations to help matters for sure.

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ManiM80
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was a lovely evening out. The atmosphere was great!

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melt
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and fantastic food
My new favourite restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely waitress , Lovely food , Lovely surroundings and good value ..👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual very good service, delicious food and attentive service. If the noise level was lower it would have enhanced the visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mother’s birthday. Everyone was very nice, however my one year old niece dropped a strawberry on the floor. A server stepped on it and acted like it was dog fescues. Upset my family after what had until then been a positive experience for an elderly female who had not been in a restaurant since Covid started

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AngE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place, the staff are lovely and very helpful. It's a bit pricey but a lovely experience 😊

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ASJxxxxx
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely service and very stream line from start to finish
Food was nice 👍 the bread sough dough starter was huge though and didn’t eat it all
Drinks were lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly from the time we entered the door to the time we left at the door really good idea hanging your coats after you haven’t got to take them in and you can leave your bags the staff they were absolutely lovely the two staff on our table were really friendly helpful would most definitely return

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Mrsmel
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent and it was for my niece’s birthday. Will return.

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Delyth
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely lunch yesterday (26th November). Everything was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and the atmosphere very enjoyable.

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NicolaE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely lunch, even managed to get an earlier table then we'd reserved.
Great service, great food.

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SamanthaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service all round, very knowledgeable staff, quick service, busy atmosphere, top quality food and a lovely gesture of a little birthday cake to finish, with a happy birthday greeting from numerous staff went a long way in marking a special occasion. Will definitely be returning and recommending.

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KatherineC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

English breakfast was nothing special but the decor and atmosphere is nice. I loved my birthday bun with candle which was such a nice surprise. It felt as though the waitress was trying to speed up our eating by trying to clear the toast that I hadn't finished eating but as it got busier she had a large area to manage on her own. The lift did not work and it is a very long staircase to visit the toilets.

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ChristopherG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed with the Ivy Cardiff today. Poor service for them. Food was at best average and the service we’re used to there was well below standards for the cost of eating there. Probably wouldn’t rush back anytime soon!

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RowanW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very lovely evening, great food not too expensive! Lovely atmosphere!

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Rosie34
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with some delicious cocktails - you have to try the Candy Floss cocktails they are divine! Then enjoyed a superb 3 course meal off the A la Carte menu. The service was really friendly and slick -a real team effort with everyone pulling together to provide a seamless dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Christmassy vibe. Plentiful food.
Staff very pleasant.

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The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 6793 OpenTable diners.

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