The Ivy Cardiff

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1690 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Opening on Monday, 18 November
The Ivy Cardiff will be an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant is situated across two floors with a large bar prominent on both floors, and beautiful private dining room on the first floor. The Ivy Cardiff will offer residents, businesses and shoppers a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience.
What 1690 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KateO
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing even despite him knowing that he may not have a job after tonight due to the coronovirus. He was upbeat and amazing

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Evansperkinsathomewales1
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Bit over the top on decoration not to my taste, outside plastic flowers around doorframe very off putting and cheap looking, as we went in the man on the desk was not friendly at all to the point of being rude .

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KathF
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny. The food is fab and the staff are very attentive and will cater to your every need.

We are going to try the afternoon tea next time

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MikeP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Sadly didn’t live up the expectations..
The restaurant is clean, smart and has the wow factor.. service was very good. Food kinda average.. but to priced to high.. didn’t help that it was practically empty.

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Everything was beautiful, staff very cautious and clean during this difficult time. I was a tad disappointed that I had specified it was a birthday and this went unnoticed unfortunately.

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SionD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over cooked my steak which was annoying for how much I had to pay for it but it was still tasty. Service was a bit slow but staff were friendly. They didn’t tell us they had ran out of the fish and chips when we sat down and were told the specials so then had to re-decide after trying to order it and being informed upon ordering that they’d ran out. A general 6.5/10.

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Ivy on Monday 16th March. Amazing food,staff couldn’t do enough for us,fast service and generally just an overall awesome evening. It was my 40th Birthday too so they brought around a little cake & candle after our food to celebrate so that was a lovely touch. Will definitely be going back .

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SusannahU
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me & a friend came in for breakfast.
Wonderful decor,ambiance , food amazing, service fantastic. A wonderful time. So wonderful to have in cardiff.

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LTMar
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent and the staff friendly. As we were there for breakfast I hadn't anticipated the cold cardboard like toast - hugely disappointing. Am sure this was a one off.

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rachelt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with friends. The Ivy is beautiful and the food is spectacular.
We had amazing service. The wine was especially nice, although a bit pricey at £40 - a bit of a shock when we had the bill, but we got over it.

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SHan
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fishcake main course was the best I have ever tasted. Can not wait to return & have it again.

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RIchardT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really excellent food and drinks and great service. It was quite loud, however, which made conversation a little difficult.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and surroundings. Staff are wonderful.

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Landfive
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience3

It’s annoying they add a 12 percent service charge without even asking . If people want to leave a tip thur should be able to of their own free will

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely decor. Food as always was of a great standard. Service was slightly slow, side dish arrived half way through the meal and drinks took a long time to get to the table. But all in all a lovely meal in a great setting and good value for money.

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NicholasW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and great service, although I do not appreciate being asked why I am removing the service charge. It is not my responsibility to pay the staffs wages with a service charge, and at the price point of the food here the ivy should be paying their staff well enough to not need a “service charge” if a person has gone beyond the service I expect I will tip personally. At this price for the food that would have to be exceptional service.

Service here is good but nothing overly amazing for the high end chain restaurant.

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DanielleM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience, great food and lovely service

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MarkD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant was very busy and the waitress on our table was clearly very rushed whilst others seemed to be strolling around. We also ordered a bottle of Pouilly Fume which arrived at room temperature, it was put in an ice bucket, but as the waitress was busy we had to stop her to get a top up. For the money I would have expected better.

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GarethS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Be very careful with the wine list
Staff lovely, airier than the London Ivy
food was good, staff knew their stuff

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ShanJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exelent food and service exeptional! Will be back again!

MJ
MarkJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food
Excellent Service
Great Atmosphere

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Hannah
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The dining was very cramped and the food average.

Next time would only use the bar.

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JasG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fish and chips was soggy. Music and DJ mix was too much for our liking.

Otherwise great

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience from start to finish. Beautiful food, exquisite and professional service. Not cheap, but definitely worth every penny.

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Tinal
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and Service excellent.
Food great and would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an absolute delight,stepping through those doors..food,cocktails..out of this world 👌🏽

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AndrewR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very attentive service. Not cheap but quite reasonable for the quality of food and the type of place. Great cocktails too!

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HelenJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Lovely place, to spend a special occasion my daughters 18th birthday, had pre called to see if we could have drinks prior to eating so we could enjoy the surroundings. Was shown to seats waiting about 15 mins not sure weather to go to the bar or wait to be served, I did ask someone in the end she then apologised for keeping us waiting took our order by this time it was time for our table, again unsure if we had to tell them or wait to be collected. Asked another member of staff and they went to get someone who then showed us to our table, it was the brunch menu which was fine did not have starters as did not fancy anything advertised, went straight to main , food lovely but defiantly not worth £212 for 4 mains and three desserts 2 cokes 2 gin and tonics and one rum and coke.
Very loud, very busy, nice one off experience

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BethanJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I felt the ivy was over priced especially on starters and drinks.
I felt the tables were far too close together with no privacy and having to squeeze past other diners to leave my seat.
My meal of chicken millenese did not look like any of the pictures online.

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HannahA
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch at the Ivy, met all expectations and excellent service . Already planning my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

School friends are-Union

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markandleighann
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was very good. Setting is gorgeous.

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AngelaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 5 of us realty enjoyed our Prosecco birthday breakfast

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JenniferB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First timers, it was very quiet which was lovely.
Part of my cutlery was unclean but an apology and a clean fork soon arrived.
The food was lovely.
The staff were lovely.
They were a little slow as the morning went on, and I noticed another table as we did having to ask for assistance.
But overall a lovely experience.

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GiovanniI
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention to detail. Oh, and the food was lovely too

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks with exceptional service

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Cardiffboy
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Nice food and drink. Attentive service. Reasonably priced given quality of venue. But not our kind of place ie noisy, tables too close together etc.

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SteveT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, great food and excellent service and would definitely recommend a visit.

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SarahL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiting staff were attentive but not over bearing - which is ideal as I dislike being asked if everything is ok, when I have a mouth full of food!!

Food was immaculately presented and very tasty!

Also it was my husband’s birthday, so the miniature cake with a candle that was brought to the table was a nice touch!

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MarkL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wonderful service. A great choice of food and drink. A fabulous antidote to missing the cancelled 6 Nations Rugby match!!

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