The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
4873 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Ivy Cardiff is 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 a 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat

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DafT
South Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, quick and friendly service. Food & drink was outstanding. Will definitely be returning.

JL
JulieL
South Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food yet again.
One of my favourite restaurants
Cannot wait until my next visit

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Howmarg
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice of starters, mains and desserts, all of exceptional quality, served with efficiency, politeness and knowledge of the product. Have used the London Covent Garden Ivy on a number of ocassions and Cardiff doe not let the brand down, would recommend

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Witchin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit overrated food lovely but added
Extras like veg and salads witch should be with the main course .
Instead of paying one price as on the menu it adds up to more money with
The food which should already be with the dish
Slightly disappointing been there experienced it won’t go back .

SG
SteveG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration for my son. We were both very pleased with the whole experience, the food was excellent as was the ambiance and service. We will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was as usual very good. Starters were very tasty and pleasant. The main course was greasy and the whole experience felt rushed and not what I have generally experienced from the ivy chain. Disappointed to say the least considered it was over £100 for 2 for lunch.

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Kingy
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our first visit to The Ivy, larger portions than expected, didn't have room for a dessert!! Cant wait to come back.

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NigelT
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops to begin were exceptional. Soufflé equally as wonderful. Main courses of Salmon, Steak and Chicken Milanese were very tasty and served to perfection. Desserts also perfect.

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AmandaT
South Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a lovely place. Will definitely go again

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SusanH
South Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

First visit ever to The Ivy ..definitely did not disappiont, Service was outstanding from the moment we walked in through the door ..Will most definitely return for another meal & drinks.

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Alex
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all round. A favourite for a decadent and enjoyable breakfast.

LM
LydiaM
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great mummies night out. Yummy cocktails, chocolate bombe is delicious!

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Becks
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was Luke warm - tasty but cold plates so disappointing

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stephenj
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food could have been better.They made a mix up with the drinks and charged us twice for a glass of wine.The Ivy in London is much better for food and service

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and our waitress, Olivia, was fabulous, excellent customer service. My husband loved his lobster linguine and I went for the catch of the day, a roasted cod with a champagne cream sauce which were all very tasty! Highly recommend the Ivy collection champagne too but I would have liked it in one of the cut glass flutes hung by the bar rather than a plain flute but that is my only constructive criticism, it was a perfect evening, thank you.

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ChrisH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Suffered from chronic indigestion an hour after eating. Only ate porridge in morning. Not sure if it was the prawns and monkfish that I had ….

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JulieM
South Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary meal at The Ivy Cardiff.. the food was gorgeous and the service fantastic.. the cocktails were on the small size for the price but they were lovely. We will definitely be back.

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters 10th birthday,fantastic venue,amazing decor, very friendly service,spotlessly clean!
The food was excellent,fron tender fillet steak,lovely cod and the Chocolate Bombe awesome finish for my daughter.
Also, a profiterole given free with a candle for her birthday.
Many thanks.

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ArleneS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great late birthday celebrations enjoyed by all. Thank-you to the Ivy and staff!

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LaurenP
South Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful day, wonderful service. Would definitely recommend.

KU
KayU
South Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best experiences we have had. Food was amazing. The servers were very attentive.

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ZoeW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beautiful deco and service was fab aswel

HC
HelenC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Booked for joint birthday celebration. Overall ok. Would recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, excellent food, clean and tidy.
Will be visiting again soon.

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MICHP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The ambiance was lovely, found our server rudd- she dumped the food on the table, we asked for another menu and was told no. We had to keep trying to find her to get a drink ordered.

My steak came out well done when I ordered it medium rare. Server then left and we had a new one who was much friendlier, came to £130 for bread starter, mains and drinks. They have a 12.5% tip added to the bill which explains the bad service as they knew we would have to pay a tip anyway.

Drinks were good, when the food came out the 2nd time it was nice. Shame about the poor service. Probably wouldn't go back as I don't understand the hype we went to The Alchemist after which had much better drinks & Service

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HarryT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service time and time again.

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LeanneT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous afternoon tea experience. Beautiful food and drinks and great service. Lovely atmosphere, will definitely come back.

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Hellsbells
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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DonnaC
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch at the Ivy, my salmon was delicious and I can’t wait to return for dinner very soon. Also like everyone says the toilets are fancy!

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vipbrekkie246
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, staff, decor and atmosphere. Diolch yn fawr iawn pawb.

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BrianR
South Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both on top form and couldn't have been any better. Everything was spotless too.

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BrendaR
South Wales
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Served by Ammar
Professional, dedicated to his job, an absolute delight.
Super service, would highly rcommend
Second to none

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Thepricey
South Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite evening at the Ivy, I dined with my husband and another couple of, it was there first time at the Ivy, I was excited for them as knew what tasty food and drinks they had to look forward to. The service was impeccable, very attentive, food was served by a total of three people, that wasn’t an issue, each person was very polite.

Drinks were great tasting clearly high value spirits used in the cocktails my husband and I really enjoyed the flower power cocktail, not as girly as it sounds, enough spirits in that to start a small fire! I usually order the same 3 food items all the time, but decided to go for something different, boy was I glad, the scallops are everything, the pea purée and little crispy potatoes complemented the scallops so well.

For main I had salmon and really loved that too, crispy skin and cooked to perfection. Dessert I had then rum baba sponge, it was so moist and tasty, I had it without the cream, that splash of booze it comes with was stunning, soak that cake with it, it cuts through the sweetness well and the raspberries yum tasty sharpness.

Everything was just perfect, noise levels were good, surrounded lots of happy people, couples and friends all having a good time and offering to take pictures for us. I cannot wait to go back, I for sure prefer sitting upstairs, I feel as it’s better setting than downstairs, although equally just as beautiful.

The bill was reasonable, granted not the cheapest but you get what you pay for and I feel the Ivy is worth it. We will for sure return as it’s fast becoming our favourite place to dine.

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Charlie
South Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere fantastic. Felt drinks were overpriced tho. Great for a treat or special occasion

MP
MichaelP
South Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, pretty good for our first visit. The menu is rather eclectic but interesting enough
The soufflé is obviously re-heated and could have been hotter which was a disappointment.
Atmosphere is good but music level could be review to be slightly lower but style of music in real contract to the style and feel of the restaurant.

The apple tart was outstanding and popping candy great surprise/addition

Value for money is not great compared to other places in Cardiff offering a similar experience and maybe the ivy is trying too hard. From our recent visit to The botanist, the Ivy is not better but prices much higher. Maybe you should review your prices and compare to places like potted pig

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TrudyD
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Exceptional service - thank you. Staff are very attentive

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LouiseH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in an amazing venue. Atmosphere was very pleasant

TC
TonyC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all round experience. Very good service and great food. Accommodated us outside for after dinner drinks which allowed us to carry on and enjoy our evening. Waitress I think was Natallia, she was very good and engaged well with our party. She was efficient and sociable. Great night. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved The Ivy. It is so pretty and had a fabulous time. Went for a meal for my sisters 30th birthday. She is very fussy with her food and she loved it. Service was excellent, food was presented lovely and was amazing! Cocktails were very good too. The staff even out a candle in a desert for her birthday which was a lovely touch.

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The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 4873 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.