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The Ivy Cardiff, Cardiff, WLS

The Ivy Cardiff

4.4
4.4
13562 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

19:00


Booked 104 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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

Experiences

  • A Toast To Spring

    £27.50 per person

    11 Apr - 14 Apr 2024
    The days are getting longer and lighter and to toast the warmer weather arriving this week we are offering a complimentary glass of red, white or rose wine when you dine from our seasonal three-course ‘Toast to Spring’ menu.
    A Toast To Spring photo
  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu photo
  • The Ivy Cardiff Afternoon Tea

    £32.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Beautifully presented in a three-tied stand and served with your choice of tea or coffee, The Ivy Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, and dainty cakes and tarts, crafted with the finest ingredients. *Prices are subject to change.
    The Ivy Cardiff Afternoon Tea photo

What 13,562 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Great for brunch

  • South Wales

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Wales

    Great for fine wines

  • South Wales

    Romantic

  • South Wales

    Good for special occasions

  • South Wales

    Lively

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for brunch

  • Cardiff City & County

    Hot spot

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for fine wines

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romantic

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for special occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lively

  • Cardiff City & County

    Most Booked

13,562 Reviews
  1. BrendonV

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food - especially the duck salad and the chicken skewers for starters! Oh and the chocolate bomb obviously! Highly recommend

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  2. MollyR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere and decorations of the restaurant are lovely. Food was incredible and would absolutely eat here again. Staff were very friendly, especially Anna!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. I was there with a friend to celebrate both our 70th birthdays, so we were treated to a cake each with a candle , which made the experience more special thank you .

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  4. HelenS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue, beautiful food, fantastic service. Couldn't of asked for anything nice to celebrate a special occasion.

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  5. StephenA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food and all the staff were very helpful. Will come again!

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  6. NigelC

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice original food in a lovely relaxed setting. Highly recommended.

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  7. Jules

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful afternoon with great food, amazing service and stunning cocktails made by the very talented Mateo.

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  8. JKP14

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was stunning, service was a high standard and the setting was so prettty. The resturant gave my husband a complimentary desert for his birthday which was such a lovely touch although when it came it said 'Happy Anniversary' but we found this funny. The desert was delicious too.

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  9. FranE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab! Really lovely food, excellent service and lovely ambience.

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  10. Lovelyspot

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Really special from start to finish and very cool ‘vibe’.

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  11. RebeccaG

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for my birthday for afternoon tea. Absolutely gorgeous venue. Amazing staff couldn't do enough. Food was delicious and plenty for left overs today! Will be coming again!

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  12. MathewS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience and decor was lovely, the service was good and the food was lovely. The Ivy isn’t cheap but is nice for a treat.

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  13. JurgitaB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. All the food were very tasty and delicious. We had amazing time celebrating my daughter’s 18th birthday. And the atmosphere was perfect.

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  14. HEATHER

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service fantastic and in beautiful, clean surroundings

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  15. BenL

    West Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Stunning place staff could not do enough for you however I was not as impressed with the food steak was dry and paid for a filet steak so £34 …. Starter was nice but the same as everywhere ,the burger was nice however no different for any normal pub food apart obviously for the price

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was more than what I was expecting. Very well looked after and the food was outstanding.

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  17. KathrynC

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the £19.17 set menu, excellent value for money.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service, food was left to get cold. Main courses came at different times (this is not Wagamama).

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  19. Nicky

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from start to finish. Food was delicious, however a lot of dishes come with no sides so you are forced to pay more. Also we were not offered tap water but brought a bottle of water. It was later I noticed others had tap water. These 2 areas represent not great value

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  20. YvonneD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant service was wonderful and food was excellent

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  21. DanielD

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the lamb and leek sausage as my main meal and the sausages were very tough to cut into and there was hardly any mash served with them. Disappointing overall.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure eating at the ivy. Food amazing and cocktails fab too

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  23. RhianE

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed as it was a special birthday and you were advised on booking however no mention

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  24. SallyannW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the perfect place for a special occasion. I do feel it's over priced and the service charge is not something that should be there. It should be a customers choice to tip. However, this place is beautiful and I would certainly dine here more often if it wasn't so pricey. Yes you get what you pay for, however there are lots of great places to eat which are of equal quality. Just not so pretty in my opinion. I've been here 4 times and will return.

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  25. WayneM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and service was perfect, but for the price and expectation, I thought the food was quite average.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service highly recommend. Lovely cocktails too

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  27. SarahC

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointing. A lot of money for a poor afternoon tea experienced, which lacked imagination.

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  28. CeriT

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A last minute online booking for Saturday brunch with my daughter and friend. Even the brunch menu was extremely varied (and I'm vegetarian). We were impressed with the food, service and ambience. My eight-year-old daughter thought the washroom was fabulous! 😁

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  29. VirginiaL

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ivy is always a safe and Smart option. The food quality is great and the service is perfect

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  30. SONIAC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb in every way. The food was delicious, great selection …. So hard to choose!
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 1 April 2024
    SONIAC, thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us.  We truly appreciate your support and would love to welcome you back for your special occasions. To make your next reservation even more convenient, you can download our user-friendly Ivy Rewards app at https://theivycollection.app or reach us at 01225 307 100. We look forward to welcoming you again and creating more memorable moments together. Kind regards, The Ivy Cardiff.

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  31. CFACM

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute beautiful place, it is truly stunning inside. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. However, the only down fall is that for the price of the food it was mediocre at best and cold.

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  32. ClaireR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starters were excellent. Main meal disappointing. Sea bass small and sauce quite watery. Steak not really that tender , juicy even tho cooked med rare and not that tasty either. For the price. Just over £200 for two. Disappointing.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 1 April 2024
    ClaireR, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us wasn’t all positive. Please provide further details of your visit by submitting feedback to this email

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  33. Weekendercurtis

    South Wales

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took two guests from America to the Ivy in Cardiff. They had never been to the UK before and were blown away by the look and feel of the restaurant. We started with the courgette pre dinner bites and then had main meals which we all enjoyed very much. The wine was good and the attentive service was excellent. A very good visit.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 29 March 2024
    Weekendercurtis, thank you for your kind review of our restaurant! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. If you'd like, please do share your review on TripAdvisor & Google so that we can keep giving our 5* service to more guests like yourselves! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

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  34. SteveB

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the ivy but I’ve not even for a few months. We had the breakfast and the eggs were over done, it wasn’t that hot and the taste was poor.

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  35. Foodie

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good dining experience with excellence service but this time the food was too salty.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 31 March 2024
    Foodie, thank you so much for your high rating! We will pass your feedback to our head chef.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally unexpected free glass of wine and dessert in celebration for my retirement. Lovely experience and wonderful staff
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 28 March 2024
    Opentable Diner, thank you for your kind review of our restaurant! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. If you'd like, please do share your review on TripAdvisor & Google so that we can keep giving our 5* service to more guests like yourselves! Thank you again for the great review!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, great value set menu in March. Highly recommended
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 28 March 2024
    Opentable Diner, thank you for your kind review of our restaurant! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. If you'd like, please do share your review on TripAdvisor & Google so that we can keep giving our 5* service to more guests like yourselves! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

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  38. LauraP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive service, our special occasion felt like a real treat throughout. Food was stunning to look at as well as tasting delicious. Couldn’t find a fault throughout our visit and will return.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 26 March 2024
    Laurap, thank you for your kind review of our restaurant! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. If you'd like, please do share your review on TripAdvisor & Google so that we can keep giving our 5* service to more guests like yourselves!

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  39. Dinah

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a booking for 5 people for a celebration lunch. Food was excellent as was the service. It was a little noisy but that reflected a full restaurant and people having a good time, as did we. The menu choice was good and was all reasonably priced for the quality of food and presentation . We will return.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 26 March 2024
    Dinah, thank you for your kind review of our restaurant! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. If you'd like, please do share your review on TripAdvisor & Google so that we can keep giving our 5* service to more guests like yourselves!

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  40. MelanieE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and fast professional service. Lovely setting.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded on 24 March 2024
    MelanieE, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us.  We truly appreciate your support and would love to welcome you back for your special occasions. To make your next reservation even more convenient, you can download our user-friendly Ivy Rewards app at https://theivycollection.app or reach us at 01225 307 100. We look forward to welcoming you again and creating more memorable moments together. Kind regards, The Ivy Cardiff.

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FAQs

The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.4 stars by 13562 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 104 times today
Experiences are available.
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
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • 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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