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The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
4.6
6080 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    029 2233 8940

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

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What 6,080 people are saying

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4.6
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  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DT

    DaveT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You need to book well in advance the establishment is modern and very pleasant as you would expect. The food was excellent and promptly served. highly recommended, will return again give it a try yourself !

  2. SG

    SusanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the ivy very much. Excellent experience will definitely revisit in the near future.

  3. WE

    WayneE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food , good service, staff greeted us on entrance who were very helpful and polite.

  4. PW

    PaulW

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Fairly disappointing meal, had to ask for our food after 50 minutes wait! Had to eat in 10 minutes having reservations after. Obviously were forgotten! Very noisy place. Got 50% discount ascompensation for the wait so may try it again but not anytime soon.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Good decor. This was a pre theatre dinner. Table booked for 5.45 however by 6.30 we hadn't been served our starters. Having explained to our server we were time bound our main course quickly followed but we felt rushed and had no time for dessert and/or coffees. Would try here again when not going to theatre

  6. E

    Emski

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Apart from a shaky start when we were asked to come back exactly on time as my daughter was not 18 and we couldn't sit at at bar to wait for our table. I felt they could have accommodated us here a bit better. Been offered a table outside even and a drink? Once we arrived the second time the book in was better and shown to great seats upstairs as requested. The interior really is beautiful. The staff were all very polite and friendly. The food was outstanding. The quality really is amazing. Every detail. The cutlery, condiments all ofvery high quality. I particularly liked having the side serving of lime in a small silver jug so I could add it to my soda and adjust to my own preference. A real treat and well worth every penny!!

  7. MG

    MikeG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fantastic service. Always a superb experience.

  8. J

    Jules

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fabulous lunch at the Ivy yesterday beautiful food lovely setting and great service can’t wait for next time

  9. GA

    GARRYR

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Very poor service , girl serving had a very poor attitude , everything too much trouble and seemed deliberately to ignore what we asked for!!! Shame , as I booked for my wife to celebrate her friends birthday 😩😩 Any business relies on employing the right people & training, if I was there I would have spoken to the duty manager, not acceptable!!

  10. E

    Emma

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Table staff excellent in every way, those on the door could really up their game - nonchalant and engaged in chatting with each other which let other staff down. Food and ambience exceptional.

  11. S

    Stuartb

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Location not the iconic building that Ivy's are normally located within, quite modern and a bit noisier as a result. Food as always consistent within the Ivy chain. Overall I would say of the chain restaurants still the best, but shortage of experienced staff is definitely impacting on the customer experience.

  12. JH

    JanetH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    What a lovely experience from beginning to end. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Most were smiling at all times. The food was outstanding. The onion soup was beautiful. Both our steaks were cooked to perfection. Highly recommend

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday lunch for my wife. A wonderful lunch experience- the food we chose off the set meal (mains duck) (sweet yoghurt sorbet/ cheese and crackers) was all extremely tasty and unexpectedly a fresh cream cake with candle was brought for my wife during the meal. The gentleman who waited on us was top class, extremely friendly and efficient - we can’t speak highly enough of him!

  14. AB

    AngelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous setting, amazing food and service was exceptional! Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the Ivy Cardiff ! Very relaxed atmosphere! Will definitely eat there again and would highly recommend. Great venue for a special occasion!

  15. EM

    EmmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took someone here on a first date yesterday and it was amazing. The place is beautiful, the food was lovely especially the duck salad. The service was fantastic, cannot recommend enough!! Thanks for a lovely time! Worth every penny.

  16. GN

    GaryN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, lovely environment and friendly staff. We went for my wife’s birthday and we throughly enjoyed it.

  17. AB

    AndreaB

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and ambience, a lovely experience for a birthday celebration! The decor is beautiful. Will definitely return.

  18. AM

    AnnieMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Gorgeous decor and ambience, stunning albeit fairly rich food and surprising generous portions. Would definitely go again.

  19. B

    Bailey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect for my anniversary date! The food was amazing

  20. E

    Emma

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service. I would definitely recommend

  21. JR

    JoanneR

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Visited to celebrate a birthday. Surroundings very nice as pleasantly decorated, staff also very nice. We were sat next to a table of young, loud giggly girls. I have eaten nicer food at half the price at other establishments. Cheese souflee starter was amazing, cannot compare as 1st time eating souffle. Mains Salmon, green beans al-dente (not stated on menu), aubergine puree was tasteless also ras el hanout sauce tasted of basic tomato sauce. Dessert was Stick Toffee Pudding with salted caramel sauce. I find with most salted caramel products, you rarely get a hint of salt or caramel. Sauce was far too sweet with no hint of salt or caramel, just sugar. There was a small dollop of cream, had there been more cream it would have depleted the sweetness. My partner had Truffle Arancini for starter, which was very tasty but very small, served in large glass with cotton napkin, this would have looked more appealing laid on a bed of salad. Mains Chicken Milanese, this had a fried egg on the top, looked like we were in a greasy spoon, however partner stated it was tasty. Dessert was Mini Truffles, which was 5 small tuffles on a plate designed for a dolls house, this could have been served on a side plate with mint leaves and any sauce patterned on the plate to give the appearance of a larger desssert. We had 1 glass of wine and 1 bacardi and coke, total price over £100. I feel you are paying for the notoriety of The Ivy more than the food quality. I can now say I have been there, however, I do not plan a return visit. All in all, chefs mass cooking with no imagination for food presentation.

  22. VT

    ValerieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked an open table, it was lovely. The waiters was very friendly and helpful. My partner had a vegetarian meal and I had a meal from the al a cart menu. We both enjoyed all three courses. This was our first time at the restaurant and we had a great time. We would recommend The Ivy to put friends and colleagues.

  23. B

    Bren

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Lunch menu had no vegetarian starter so had a side salad. Only a dish of tiny toms cut in half Not what I’d paid for a side. Not given a choice of starters or any help over the starters. Then had the veg curry which is not one of my favourite meals but no other choice all in all. Staff not very helpful. Will not be coming back

  24. HW

    HeatherW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful surroundings, lovely lunch with good friends. Great ambience. Wide selection of food on offer, something for everyone. Excellent service, attentive waiting staff. Thank you. First time back since COVID and it felt very special.

  25. D

    Dash

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Only one negative comment . The coffees were served before the pudding.! Otherwise it was all very pleasing.

  26. VK

    ValerieK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for a catch up with friends. As always a throughly enjoyable experience.

  27. T

    Tracey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Warm reception and efficient service. Food tasty.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    My sister is celiac and not by chose. The selection was poor for celiac no actual special menu. They said the can adopt the meals but the selection was poor. She asked for bread and olives for starters the bread was awful toasted as well. We except something much better. It really let the food side down. The spinach as a side was tasteless. The gravy was cold with the Sheppard’s pie. The dessert wasn’t the best the fruit was way to frozen and big and the white chocolate sauce wasn’t hot enough. This is a dessert iv had before so I knew what to except. We asked for hot water and lemon which was £2.50- bit of a shock. They gave us lemon slice from the bar. The second waitress threw are food on the table it was like she was to scared to come near us. - maybe due to COVID she really wasn’t or helpful in any way. Very disappointed on the visit to the Ivy Cardiff - this is my fourth time to an Ivy restaurant and the worse by far.

  29. MC

    MaryC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstanding service. Lovely setting. Great place for lunch with a friend.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant service, amazing cocktails and delicious food! 😍

  31. SG

    SarahG

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely reasonably priced breakfast in a beautiful environment, but I have to say sorry that the the tea was terrible.

  32. MB

    MaxineB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal, staff were lovely, all in all a great evening

  33. E

    Erin

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service5ambience2

    Vegan menu online wasn’t available at the restaurant (for a vegan’s birthday this was highly disappointing). Kindly gifted a birthday cake (knowing it’s a vegan birthday) however the cake wasn’t vegan either! How insulting and dangerous! Would you give nuts to a customer with a nut allergy? No vegan options other than a salad, curry and ice cream. Needed nice background music at restaurant too! We’re very disappointed. That being said, service and staff were brilliant. NEED MORE VEGAN OPTIONS! IT’S 2021! For a special birthday meal, I am highly disappointed. Online menu had more options when I booked.

  34. IF

    IanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely ambiance, delicious food and wine, fantastic staff

  35. LF

    LauraF

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We attended the Ivy as a birthday celebration and it did not disappoint! The food was exceptional, really tasty and certainly worth the money. The service was a little slow at times but it was very busy so that was to be expected. Would definately recommend!

  36. JO

    JaniceO

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were very impressed with the decor. All the staff were welcoming and friendly. We started with cocktails as this was a special occasion. The bae Caerdydd cocktail was especially good. Our starters were very tasty. We had the scallops and the mushrooms. Our main courses were very well presented and excellent. I had the salmon and my husband had sea bass. We declined dessert as we were so full but they presented us with a small birthday cake complete with candle - it was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, especially for a special occasion. There seemed to be a number of people there celebrating.

  37. MM

    MMT281811

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely evening at the Ivy again. The only slight negative was our starter, although very tasty could've been a little warmer. But all in all excellent. Looking forward to our next visit.

  38. HP

    HollieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing! Wish we’d asked her name. Food was lovely small portion size for the main, set menu was amazing value and the cocktails were awesome!

  39. E

    Emilyf

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    My husband ordered a burger and it was tasteless and had grisel in it.

  40. JG

    JoGr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous meal for my boyfriends birthday. Service was amazing and good delicious

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The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 6080 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Google Map for The Ivy Cardiff

LG 69/70 St David’s 2 Shopping Centre Cardiff, CF10 1GA

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

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

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