The Ivy Cardiff

4.5
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2720 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RhysI
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Quite disappointed service was lovely food was average it was the ambience that really let it down booked as a special anniversary but excepted more

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LindaJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience for our wedding anniversary.... made even more don't some really excellent cocktails. The food was good too and the service was impeccable.

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SimonT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely restaurant. Beautiful decor

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Zartash
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and decor.
Great seafood variety on the mains menu, which is hard to come by. And the food was genuinely delicious. Well worth the ££.

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AmandaB
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was fabulous and the food was delicious. Quick lunch with my 10yr old daughter who loves it there.

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Zoey
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday celebration. Food was to die for!! Everything was spotlessly clean!! Covid safe. Little free mini Victoria sponge cake with candle given to the birthday girl. We cant wait to go back. Whole experience was faultless!

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CraigD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice , but cannot understand why restaurant charge for service. I prefer to leave a tip at my discretion. Otherwise very nice and will be back

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FfionL
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful lunch in a beautiful setting, food was delicious and wonderful cocktails and wine.

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Duncan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Lovely experience. All CV19 protocols handled perfectly.

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CarrieM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Couldn’t fault the fantastic food and service. Had a lovely evening at The Ivy.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really nice anniversary meal for my boyfriend and I. Staff were very kind and the food was great!

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ruthm
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the food and the place and service were all excellent

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GARRYR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So easy to reserve table on line.
Food very nice but could do with a more extensive menu .
Service very good and overall very satisfactory.

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Mazzo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a dining experience which my wife and I enjoyed very much. It was her birthday, and it was a special occasion, just to be out in the real world again. Holly, our waitress was superb. Knowledgeable, attentive and charming. A real treasure. However I do feel that the drinks list is overpriced. £39 for a bottle of Prosecco? I understand that wine and spirits provide you with a high percentage of your profit, but much of the wine on the list I feel is personally overpriced. The fact that a bottle of wine is priced over £50 does not mean that it is of high quality, especially if you have never tried it before. We drink wine every day and we have developed a nose and a taste for a good bottle of wine. So to see a bottle on the menu which can be as much as four times the price we would pay outside the Ivy is disappointing. Just my opinion and I am sure that most of your clientele would disagree with me. Of course we could have drunk just water, but that would have not enhanced the dining experience. What it means is that instead of dining every week at The Ivy, we would only visit once or perhaps twice a month, and in the current financial climate that could be very damaging for you.

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JaneM
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed and easy. Plenty of space and felt safe while enjoying being out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely visit to the ivy

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LouiseM
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A lovely venue, ambiance and staff.
My only complaint is my scrabbled egg on toast was cooked in oil.. so tasted greasy and not buttery like it’s typically cooked.
This spoilt the breakfast for me. I fed this info back to my waitress when asked.
Over all iv had far better eggs in other places including my own home.
But I would still return for another meal in the future.

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CharlD
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! It felt like we’d been transported to somewhere else for a couple of hours which was nice! Amazing food...particularly liked the pastries which were recommended by the server and which we had before our main food. Well presented and good value. Great staff! Everyone was very helpful, attentive, polite and professional. Food portions were generous so were very good value and everything tasted so good. Can’t wait to go back already!

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PAULAT
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal here, coupled with very attentive service and lovely cocktails. What’s not to enjoy!!

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AbigailS
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ivy was a lovely experience and I will definitely be returning. It was mine and my boyfriend’s anniversary and the staff made it special from the moment we stepped inside the restaurant. They were attentive and our food came quickly. Our waitress, Ivy, organised a little surprise dessert which said Congratulations on which was a nice touch. We will definitely be returning.

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VickyC
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and food was delicious and presented beautifully.

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ShahH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambience, good service. For a party of 5 they were accommodating, alcoholic cocktails available and they were very respectful of our dietary requirements, as well as bringing out a small dessert and candle for my sister's birthday.

All the food was great aside from the lobster linguine which was disappointing for the price.

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SzabolcsKadar
Hungary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Sophie H. (gorgeous brown eyes!) Definitely will come back! :)

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AmyS
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a fantastic experience!!! Highly recommend the ivy Cardiff!
The food was delicious, staff were very helpful and attentive! A great experience and will be booking again!!!

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Al35
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Average food for high price. Like a nice pub meal really.

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AmeliaP
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting, fantastic food, service is outstanding and venue is gorgeous. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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LauraM
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous staff and great service. Wine list slightly disappointing but food is special and good value overall. We will be back!

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DanielleC
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely place, a bit pricey but a nice place for special occasion

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Chris
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Saturday lunch experience. Food, service and value very good.

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RaihanaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning and amazing food!
Would defiantly recommend it to friends and family!

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MikeH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, beautiful restaurant

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NatashaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautiful decor, amazing staff who are so helpful. Everything felt very Covid Secure.

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RebeccaB
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food beautiful, surroundings beautiful and amazing service. Will be coming back

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closcomwell
Wales
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to the Ivy. My daughter had been the week previous. It ticked all the boxes including the covid box. It was as safe as an indoor restaurant experience could be with the option of eating outside under cover. I loved the place.

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MelanieConway1
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

As we arrived we were asked to sit at the bar as our table was being relayed. As we were waiting at the bar ready to order a drink our table was then ready upstairs. It took our waitress more than 20 minutes to come over and ask us what we wanted to drink. I then think she refused to serve us as a manager kept coming over to serve us. Everyttime I am here it’s always a amazing service but the other night our table just felt left out

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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The lobster was the smallest portion ever. For £30 it was tiny and not value for money. Much better in Madeira. My steak was gorgeous. The experience was rushed. We ordered and in 2 minutes the food was out, even before I had my drink.same with dessert. We had eaten main and dessert within 35 minutes. I know it’s COVID but was was rushed. Won’t be rushing back!!

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FrankD
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have gone to a lot of trouble to make you feel safe and relaxed which is much appreciated given the pandemic
Would happily go back

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PhilipC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the ivy. The staff were very attentive. The food was first class. I had the steak cooked as like like it. And dessert of sticky toffee pudding was a delight. Recommended

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AnnamarieW
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, setting, staff & ambiance were wonderful! Was a little surprised as they asked if it was my birthday so I said yes, they brought a small cake to the lady opposite with a candle but I got nothing. Its not that important really, but why ask?

Also the safety aspect with regards to Covid was excellent!

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SarahR
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect 5 star service, gorgeous food and very lovely staff. You pay for the quality of food and service.

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The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.5 stars by 2720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.