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The Ivy Cardiff, Cardiff, WLS

The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
4.6
9830 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
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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2 people

23:30


Booked 234 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • 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

    The Ivy Cardiff brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of the capital. For those special celebrations, there’s the refined glamour of our elegant private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548

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What 9,830 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • South Wales

    Best Service

  • South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • South Wales

    Lunch

  • South Wales

    Romance

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    Special Occasions

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Overall

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Service

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Value

  • Cardiff City & County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lunch

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romance

  • Cardiff City & County

    Special Occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

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  1. NJ

    NickiJRose

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful evening! We were so well looked after and felt relaxed all throughout our meal. We even got given a special, celebratory desert on the house! It was the perfect way to celebrate our friendship group. Thank you 😊
  2. DT

    DavidT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, excellent service. staff were very attentive
  3. HH

    HeidiH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The waitress was rude! However very odd that serving the table by the side of us she was like a different person! We were a family of 7, 2 of our own children 2 Ukrainian girls I have sponsored and an exchange student. They had completely run out of salmon and 3 of our party had chosen it! So that wasn’t a great start! Then we had to ask twice where our drink order was. The portion size on the lobster dish was very small. The ribeye on the bone was tasteless! The only good point was the fish & chips! No consultation when the bill was hundreds of pounds! Will not be returning and would never recommend!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, our server was so friendly and helpful and the fish and chips were outstanding value
  5. p

    phleby

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had a few issues, waited 30 mins for drinks, starters were cold. Menu which was sent to me upon booking was different to menu when we arrived. Samantha the Manager did take over our table and from then on everything was perfect, it was however, a little bit too late as we both felt left down overall.
  6. AF

    AmandaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Welcoming staff, went the extra mile when realising we were celebrating. Helpful, polite and professional. We had afternoon tea, which was delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wedding present ‘champagne afternoon tea.’ Service was good, staff were welcoming and helpful. Food was of a high quality.
  8. BS

    BrennanS

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The decor is beautiful and the mood surprisingly informal. Drinks were decent quality and food was mediocre sadly, nothing to complain about but certainly not exciting. The staff were lovely, especially our waitress, who was the right level of cheeky and efficient. We did have to prompt for drinks and the bill. Very noisy with a children's birthday party alongside us when I had requested a quite situation for our anniversary meal.
  9. NS

    NaomiS

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, drinks well presented. Lovely atmosphere and decor. Would definitely come again.
  10. MP

    MartinP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely meal in very nice surroundings. Good service and pleasant staff made for a very good Sunday lunchtime outing.
  11. NF

    NorbertF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, interesting and delicious food! Looking foreward to the opening of Ivy Asia!
  12. L

    Louise

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! Had the lamb which was on for Wimbledon and the waitress was very helpful in explaining how well to have it cooked. Will be back again soon! 😊
  13. s

    suzm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent experience. lovely food and superb service .
  14. RM

    RobertM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely ivy shepards pie with sides of veg really tasty deserts rum barber and frozen berries with sorbet and warm chocolate sauce was just to die for service was excellent
  15. ST

    SpencerT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Champagne afternoon tea was a lot better than expected. Very filling too. Staff were excellent and very friendly.
  16. JJ

    JaniceJ

    Bath

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent lunch food and service very good. Our waitress Amber was very knowledgeable and keen to be of service would highly recommend
  17. EP

    EmmaP

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service, very attentive and professional, great surroundings. Food OK but not special but prices are good. I would return.
  18. MH

    MaggieH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience all round. A really enjoyable atmosphere. The decor is fantastic.
  19. EJ

    EJ525

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely afternoon! Romer was a wonderful server and the food was excellent
  20. LM

    LeeM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous time at the ivy very welcoming service was excellent food was amazing staff were very polite and well mannered inside the restaurant was beautiful would definitely book another date to go back very very happy with everything
  21. SA

    SAMANTHAB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely friendly staff, very helpful. Food was amazing also. Setting is beautiful
  22. HC

    HelenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had breakfast. It was a birthday treat for my sister in law. Our seats were lovely (in the window). The service was perfect and the staff very friendly. Would definitely come again.
  23. TJ

    TashaJ

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Book for breakfast which was lovely,It was my second time here and it doesn't disappoint. Will definitely be back.
  24. L

    Louisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and really enjoyed our food. Will be back
  25. MM

    MarlboroughMarlborough58

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just love going to the Ivy as the staff are always friendly
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leaving do
  27. a

    ajmj

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was good but expensive as we expected. Service was ok- not worth the 12.5% service charge.
  28. MD

    MargaretD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food lovely atmosphere not rushed will definitely go back
  29. JW

    JackiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable afternoon, food was delicious, staff attentive and engaging. A bit pricey but that was expected. However £4.75 for a bottle of water was surprising.
  30. G

    Graceland

    Memphis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The smashed peas (mushy) are to die for, amazing, rumba desert OMG outstanding, chocolate bomb can't put it in enough words devine, lush,
  31. SB

    SaraB

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sisters and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting up at The Ivy and will definitely be back
  32. G

    Griff

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience, very friendly and efficient service. Food excellent and good choice of food and drink.
  33. ET

    EmmaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was friendly and helpful, attentive without being at the table too often. The food was all very tasty and portions were larger than expected for the sharers and just right for the main course and pudding. Cocktails were delicious.
  34. I

    Ianjl

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully decorated and ambient restaurant with amazing service from start to finish!
  35. MJ

    MJO9

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was excellent & first time our guests had been to Ivy & they felt the food was good too. However, we were first put by an open door so it was draughty, so asked to move. Were put on a table of six when there were only four of us, when there were other tables of four and not reserved. We were asked to leave and told we only had 15 minutes to finish our meal which we did not find satisfactory at all and that spoilt the whole experience.
  36. DW

    DonnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was first class, a very special place. My mum needed a treat, midway through chemo and it was her birthday. She loved it, thank you so much.
  37. GJ

    GailJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic brunch date at the Ivy. The service was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious. What a lovely experience.
  38. KS

    KayS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had an enjoyable time at The Ivy, we had breakfast and it was a nice start to the day. Our food was lovely and well presented, enjoyed looking at the 'decor' and the ladies room was lovely. Just one little disappointment, I had breakfast tea in a lovely sturdy teapot but alas just one teabag for the whole pot, couldn't get it to strengthen so decided to drink it without milk, just thought that the Ivy would use two for a pot.
  39. FS

    FrankS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with excellent service. Once your food is served they just leave you alone and there is none of repeated questions of “how is your food ?”, which you have to answer with mouthful of food. Table is cleared periodically without you noticing. The only minor problem was the light was too dimmed to see the menu and the wonderful food clearly. Also noice level too high.
  40. j

    justfood

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Company's service charge policy must change such that the S Ch goes to the excellent staff

FAQs

The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 9830 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 234 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

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • 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

    The Ivy Cardiff brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of the capital. For those special celebrations, there’s the refined glamour of our elegant private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548

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