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The Ivy Cardiff, Cardiff, WLS

The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
4.6
9349 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    029 2233 8940

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    Located on the first floor of the restaurant, The Private Dining Room at The Ivy Cardiff seats up to 24 guests and accommodates up to 40 for standing receptions, and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Featuring polished parquet floor and Art deco-style central brass lighting, The Private Dining Room is decorated with artwork referencing the local area, such as Cardiff Castle, St George’s dragon and the Hayes, making the space perfect for both private celebrations and corporate entertaining. Our dedicated Event Manager is available to assist with any detail to enhance your occasion, whether that be guidance with menu selection, music, floral arrangements, table design, AV support or more. For more information or to enquiry about the space, please call 0292 233 8939 or email the team at events.ivycardiff@theivy-collection.com

Popular dishes

Menu

Juices & Coolers

  • Choice From a Selection of Juices£3.95

    • Peach & Elderflower Iced Tea£4.75

      With The Ivy 1917 and afternoon tea blends

      • Green Juice£4.75

        Avocado, mint, spinach, apple and parsley

        • Beet IT£4.50

          Beetroot, apple juice, lemon juice and ginger

          • Mixed Berry Smoothie£4.75

            Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, banana, coconut milk and lime

            • Virgin Bellini£5.50

              A delicious version of the classic peach fizz using white peach purée and Fever-Tree White Grape & Apricot Soda

              • Virgin Mary£4.75

                The Ivy vegan spice mix and tomato juice

                Pastries & Toast

                • Breakfast Pastries£4.75

                  Mini pastries with butter and preserves

                  • Toast and Preserves£3.50

                    Choice of white or granary

                    • The IVY Full Breakfast£13.95

                      Smoked streaky bacon, Cumberland herbed sausages, fried hen's eggs, black pudding, roast plum tomato, grilled flat mushroom and baked beans Served with a choice of white or granary toast

                      • The IVY Vegetarian Breakfast£12.95

                        Grilled halloumi, avocado, poached hen's eggs, hollandaise, potato rösti, flat mushrooms, roast plum tomatoes, watercress and baked beans Served with a choice of white or granary toast

                        • Eggs Benedict£8.95

                          Pulled honey roast ham on toasted muffins, two poached hen's eggs with hollandaise sauce and watercress

                          • Eggs Royale£9.95

                            The Ivy Cure smoked salmon, two poached hen's eggs, toasted muffins with hollandaise sauce and watercress

                            • Folded Ham and Cheese Omelette£8.95

                              Honey baked ham, Cheddar cheese and rocket with grilled tomato

                              • Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon£9.95

                                Scrambled hen's eggs and The Ivy Cure smoked salmon

                                • Hot Buttermilk Pancakes£8.95

                                  Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with Greek yoghurt, lemon balm and warm strawberry sauce

                                  • Avocado Benedict£8.50

                                    Avocado, two poached hen's eggs on toasted muffins, hollandaise sauce and sesame

                                    • Two Hen's Eggs£6.95

                                      Scrambled, poached or fried with granary toast

                                      Light & Healthy

                                      • Poached Eggs and Crushed Avocado£8.75

                                        Dark caraway toast, pomegranate, sesame and toasted seeds

                                        • Smoked Salmon Crumpet£9.75

                                          Toasted crumpet topped with cream cheese, The Ivy Cure smoked salmon and herbs

                                          • The IVY Cure Smoked Salmon£10.50

                                            With black pepper, lemon and dark rye bread

                                            • Kippers£8.50

                                              Whole kipper with parsley butter

                                              • Dairy-Free Coconut "Yoghurt"£6.50

                                                Mango, kiwi, pomegranate, chia seeds and maple syrup

                                                • Oat and Almond Granola£5.95

                                                  Raspberries, coconut "yoghurt" and raisins

                                                  • Avocado With Grains£8.95

                                                    Mint and coriander dressing, grilled mushroom, almonds, chilli, pomegranate, harissa coconut sauce

                                                    • Crushed Avocado and Roasted Tomato£8.25

                                                      On dark caraway toast with pomegranate, sesame, toasted seeds and coriander

                                                      Tea

                                                      • The IVY 1917 Breakfast Blend£3.95

                                                        Intense and rich

                                                        • The IVY Afternoon Tea Blend£3.95

                                                          Mellow, elegant and refreshing

                                                          • Ceylon, Earl Grey, Darjeeling£3.95

                                                            • Sencha, Jasmine Pearls£4.50

                                                              • Fresh Mint, Camomile, Peppermint, Verbena£3.75

                                                                • Rosebud, Oolong£5.75

                                                                  Coffee

                                                                  • Pot of Coffee and Cream£4.25

                                                                    • Cappuccino, Latte, Americano, Flat White, Espresso, Macchiato£3.95

                                                                      • Hot Chocolate£4.50

                                                                        Milk / mint / white

                                                                        • Vanilla Shakerato£4.50

                                                                          Espresso shaken with ice, served in a martini glass

                                                                          Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                          What 9,349 people are saying

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                                                                          4.6
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                                                                          • 4.6Service
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                                                                          1. CP

                                                                            ChristinaP

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Amazing place with amazing food and amazing staff!

                                                                          2. S

                                                                            Sophie

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience1

                                                                            It was my friends birthday we naturally wanted to make it special so we chose the Ivy. We have been to the ivy many times and the staff were very friendly. However I found it to be total snobbery that we were not allowed to bring in her balloon (which was a gift) nor bring a cake and candles. It is a fairly common chain restaurant after all, so it seems bizarre to have a strict “balloon policy”. We chose the Ivy as we thought it would be the best setting for a birthday. After having 1 single balloon and a cake refused we won’t chose the Ivy for a birthday again.

                                                                          3. AB

                                                                            AlysonB

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fabulous service and delicious food! Treated like royalty. Cannot recommend highly enough x

                                                                          4. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Love this place!!! Never had a bad meal here (and we’ve quite a few times!).

                                                                          5. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Meal and cocktails before Ed Sheeran concert

                                                                          6. SH

                                                                            SamanthaH

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Assistant bar manager Luke really made our time at The Ivy the most memorable experience. His attention to detail, knowledge and customer skills were second to none an absolute amazing experience and can not wait to return. Thank-you Luke from the ladies with the nice perfume x

                                                                          7. SD

                                                                            SianD

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Absolutely amazing service staff were incredibly effective and friendly from start to finish. Food was beautiful and service was quick and the Ivy Royal cocktail is a must. I'll definitely be returning.

                                                                          8. RB

                                                                            RobertB

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Came here to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and great atmosphere, quality service, and food was outstanding. I had the Korean Glazed Chicken and was top quality. The Mrs had Minute Steak and was top notch. Will definitely recommend

                                                                          9. LK

                                                                            LeanneK

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent service and beautiful food.

                                                                          10. GF

                                                                            GlenysF

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We enjoyed a lovely meal, celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious, and the staff were fantastic… so helpful, friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend!

                                                                          11. A

                                                                            Amber

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Amazing quality of food and great staff. Would highly recommend

                                                                          12. S

                                                                            Scarlett

                                                                            Cambridge

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Good food and excellent service. Quite expensive.

                                                                          13. DW

                                                                            DianeW

                                                                            Devon

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            I love the Ivy, been to the Exeter Ivy on several occasions but I must say Cardiff Ivy will be a special place to go again, beautiful setting not forgetting the toilets Whow, friendly staff, excellent food. Thank you The Ivy.

                                                                          14. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience1

                                                                            The front of house needs work on her attitude, the restaurant was buzzing with very loud music. The meal is what you would expect from a fast food chain. Very expensive for what is was, a real disappointed after visiting the Ivy in London

                                                                          15. HH

                                                                            HelenH

                                                                            Exclusive

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Delicious food and outstanding service by Ammar who was very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.

                                                                          16. C

                                                                            Cljjjj

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Food was served promptly and was delicious. Our server Andy was notably great and so polite.

                                                                          17. RS

                                                                            RoSeW

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Amazing food. First time visiting and will definitely be going back

                                                                          18. PC

                                                                            PhilC

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Outstanding, food excellent, look forward to next visit.

                                                                          19. DH

                                                                            DavidH

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            I am vegan my husband isn’t and we both had a brilliant meal we went for my birthday at lunchtime. The service was really attentive, staff were friendly and professional. Overall we had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch!

                                                                          20. PS

                                                                            PeterS

                                                                            Warwickshire

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Brilliant except the lady on the next table was rather loud which was a bit off putting!!

                                                                          21. RP

                                                                            RachelP

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Absolutely fabulous. The food the service and the atmosphere was faultless. We really enjoyed our lunch Thankyou ivy Cardiff

                                                                          22. M

                                                                            Mich5743

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Lovely breakfast in great surroundings Love the loos !

                                                                          23. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Everything was perfect.

                                                                          24. GK

                                                                            GemmK

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We were there to celebrate our anniversary. The food was lovely. I had the salmon and haddock fish cake. It was a generous portion. My husband had the korean chicken which he said was very tasty and again a generous portion size. The service was good and as we were leaving all the staff wished us a good evening.

                                                                          25. JM

                                                                            JaneM

                                                                            Gloucestershire

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Exceptional in every aspect, a very special meal in wonderful surroundings. Brilliant vibe, staff were excellent. Very good value for money. Only one minor criticism, 10% service charge is automatically added to the bill. Would much prefer to decide for ourselves how much tip to leave.

                                                                          26. NI

                                                                            NICHOLASH

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great service from the moment we entered to when we left. Good choice of food available too. No pressure in being rushed. Were there a couple of hours. Pre-concert evening meal. All good.

                                                                          27. SD

                                                                            SianD

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            My friend came from out of town. She was so impressed ☺️

                                                                          28. RD

                                                                            RuthD

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fabulous afternoon treat, food, drinks and service above and beyond, will definitely be coming back!

                                                                          29. JS

                                                                            JacquelineS

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                            expected upper class dining but left underwhelmed.

                                                                          30. JF

                                                                            JanetF

                                                                            Vancouver

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent service, lovely afternoon tea and good value for money.

                                                                          31. EC

                                                                            ElizabethC

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Enjoyed the atmosphere and food ,lovely lunchtime visit. Waiting staff attentive without being too intrusive , Would definitely return.

                                                                          32. WD

                                                                            WendyD

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Served by a lovely young girl Megan she was friendly,whilst also professional, really enjoyed our meal.

                                                                          33. JJ

                                                                            JaniceJ

                                                                            Bath

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent service food and Welcoming staff. My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays and it was lovely to get together in a relaxed atmosphere yet feeling a little bit special

                                                                          34. c

                                                                            caroleb

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            A friend and I had the set menu at £17.95, for two courses. The food was tasty but I would have liked a wider choice, there were three choices of starters, mains, and dessert. The staff was all very well presented and we received a welcome warm. Table attendance offered good information when they were queried about the menu. We asked for 'some' bread, and we chose sourdough, which arrived as a small loaf and not individual slices. However, the uneaten bread was taken home! The overall atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

                                                                          35. k

                                                                            kylem

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Front of house and our server were both excellent

                                                                          36. R

                                                                            Rads

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            First time visiting - lovely! Great food, great service, great value!

                                                                          37. PN

                                                                            PatriciaN

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            lovely food, excellent service nice atmosphere on a Monday.

                                                                          38. JS

                                                                            JulieS

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We had a bit of a wait in a queue at the door, but once inside everything ran very well. Service was friendly and efficient, the food was delicious and the atmosphere / ambience was lovely.

                                                                          39. BF

                                                                            BenF

                                                                            South Wales

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great service. Value gor money money. Minute steak was excellent.

                                                                          40. PK

                                                                            PeterK

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The food was delicious and was excellent value and fantastic service

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                                                                          The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 9349 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                          Booked 11 times today
                                                                          Google Map for The Ivy Cardiff

                                                                          69/70 St David’s Cardiff, WLS CF10 1GA

                                                                          Additional information

                                                                          • Area

                                                                            Cardiff

                                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                                            Daily 09:00–00:00

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                                          • Dress Code

                                                                            Smart Casual

                                                                          • Parking Details

                                                                            None

                                                                          • Payment Options

                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                                            Sean Burbidge

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                            029 2233 8940

                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                            Located on the first floor of the restaurant, The Private Dining Room at The Ivy Cardiff seats up to 24 guests and accommodates up to 40 for standing receptions, and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Featuring polished parquet floor and Art deco-style central brass lighting, The Private Dining Room is decorated with artwork referencing the local area, such as Cardiff Castle, St George’s dragon and the Hayes, making the space perfect for both private celebrations and corporate entertaining. Our dedicated Event Manager is available to assist with any detail to enhance your occasion, whether that be guidance with menu selection, music, floral arrangements, table design, AV support or more. For more information or to enquiry about the space, please call 0292 233 8939 or email the team at events.ivycardiff@theivy-collection.com

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