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The Ivy Cardiff, Cardiff, WLS

The Ivy Cardiff

4.5
4.5
13458 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 119 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

  • 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

    £29.95 per person

    18 Oct 2022 - 8 Apr 2024
    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
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 29 Feb 2024
    Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo

What 13,458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 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

13,461 Reviews
  1. CerysR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service, lovely food and fantastic ambience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience, food and service outstanding will definitely be back

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  3. AngelaA

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Afternoon tea with friends. Whilst food was lovely had to ask for several items that were missing. We were then charged for the pots of tea in addition, which was deducted when pointed out. Also prefer to decide on the tip amount myself rather than have it added to the bill

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  4. CathD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, lovely service in super pretty surroundings. What’s not to love?

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  5. CTTT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallop starter and shepherds pie main were delicious! Service was great, good ambiance

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  6. GeraldineC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and great atmosphere, will.be back for sure

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Barcelona

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening, great food, service and atmosphere,

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  8. CarolineB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a lovely meal with excellent service. Was a little noisy but it was a busy Saturday night.

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  9. KateT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant evening. Great good, great staff. Def go again

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  10. Paddlesteamer

    South Wales

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. The fish and chips were delicious, batter very light and food served quickly to my surprise and hot. Very busy, every table was full. Service little slow on removing plates but the staff are really good.

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  11. JaneN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect from start to finish, can’t fault it. Will be going again

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  12. Tiegan

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    After arriving at The Ivy we were greeted welcoming and shown to our table. Our drinks and food order was taken, the drinks arrived and sadly fell all over myself. Totally understand accidents happen , however the only person who was apologetic and assisted myself and my party was the manger. The lady who served us our drinks (and spilt them) did not once apologise nor check on us later. Due to this the whole experience was ruined, sat eating dinner soaking wet (& sticky) was not an enjoyable experience. The manager was more than happy to assist however I was very disappointed with the staff service.

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  13. LouiseP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect about our lunch and cream tea. The food, the service and the restaurant itself.

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  14. MartinI

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic visit and was looked after superbly. Keep it up, it’s this level of attention that makes all the difference.

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  15. AnnetteR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All menu choices were of excellent quality and flavour and were well explained and presented by waiting staff. The offer was excellent value and we can’t wait to return

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  16. EmmaT

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All ten of our party thoroughly enjoyed the brunch options. Lovely ambience and the waiters/waitresses were very attentive throughout.

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  17. KateG

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We would have liked a banquet seating area at the back of the restaurant. One diner has hearing difficulties and this would have been an ideal table. We were shown to a table by a noisy service area and when we asked to sit elsewhere the waiter was quite flippant and not at all understanding.

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  18. JayneOdgeWW

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The full English breakfast was nice and very filling, and the staff were lovely. I think tea/coffee should be included in the price of the breakfast, and usually, when water is added to the table, it is free, (in every restaurant I've been to). however, the bill showed that we had been charged £4.95! I was quite surprised at that. So for two full English breakfasts, two pots of tea and a bottle of water for the table, the cost was £50+. Nice, but probably wouldn't do breakfast again at the Ivy.

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  19. GaynorJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful surroundings, really helpful staff , food amazing 🤩 Thanks for a lovely birthday breakfast

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  20. SuzanneJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Posh nosh at its finest. Loved everything about this restaurant, from the moment you walk in you’re greeted by the exceptional staff and made to feel welcome. The food, wow, absolutely amazing. We didn’t have to wait long in between courses but it wasn’t rushed whatsoever. Would highly recommend The Ivy and will definitely be returning.

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  21. HannahP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and delicious food. Expensive but worth the treat!

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  22. MarcusM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience from the time we entered till we left. Amazing food and ambience.

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  23. SamanthaE

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday meal. Logged that it was a birthday meal when booking. Told staff that it was a birthday Meal when asked on arrival. Saw lots of birthday ‘treats’ coming out to other tables but not ours which made me feel very undervalued. For the price we paid, I would have thought that effort would have been made for a birthday that was mentioned multiple times. Very disappointed. Won’t be returning.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit was great and our server nylle was accomdating , professional and curtious.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded today
    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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  25. CPLC

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has beautiful decor, and lovely seperate toilet areas, the toilet i entered was full of water on the floor. The bar seats are fixed so unable to move and always twist you back to the same position. Not comfortable after a while of sitting. We were asked what dessert we would like before having our mains but offered a glass of champagne for the mistake, when our mains came out they were taken to another couple but rectified quickly. The food was presented very high class and lovely to look at, the starters unfortunately had very unique flavours in them so unable to eat. Staff are professional, polite and very smart. I highly recommend there hot chocolate, so hot and smooth.

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  26. Rich

    Newcastle

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Standard Ivy menu, nothing special. Took advantage of Set Menu. Reasonable value but serving sizes reflected in the price. Side dishes relatively expensive. Whole restaurant was cold. Most diners kept jumpers or coats on. This impacted upon the atmosphere of the venue. Won't rush back tbh.

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  27. Butterfly902

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice, great service with friendly staff, and delicious food, what more could you want.

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  28. KathrynW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food staff amazing always go above and beyond to gelp

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  29. JoanneP

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We felt the experience wasn’t the best. We have been to other Ivys and Cardiff did not come up to scratch. The service was not overly attentive and a cheek to charge £25 for the liberty. Food was tasty but disappointed with the Champagne Cocktail we had - more ice than alcohol. Toilets also were not overly clean.

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  30. Stanjeve

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent tasting food, friendly and attentive staff, but while you expect to pay more for the cuisine and surroundings, a little overpriced for certain things including £5 for a bottle of still water!
    The Ivy CardiffResponded today
    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. Gilly

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ivy in Cardiff has never disappointed me. We try to find an Ivy if we’re staying in other towns and cities in the UK. The food and service is always of a high standard.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded today
    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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  32. SueK

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and everything was fabulous , but it is a treat as it’s quite expensive
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 1 day ago
    Suek, 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! See you soon!

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  33. Peter

    West Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great welcome and friendly staff. Table service very good and with a smile. The food quality was high and presentation was outstanding. Food quantity was less than expected. Suprised that there was no mention of an automatic 12.5% service charge, The noise level was intrusive and spoilt our evening until those diners left.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Peter, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We’re delighted you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  34. Gingio

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! A wonderful lunch with fantastic portions and excellent service. Very enjoyable.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Gingio, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Ivy Cardiff. We're happy we could meet your expectations! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

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  35. LOLhello

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place and yummy food! Made a nice birthday
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 3 days ago
    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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  36. Snow

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The starter crispy duck was delicious as was the desert crepe suzette . The filet steak had no flavour and was chewy . The service was excellent but we probably won't visit again.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 3 days ago
    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. We look forward to welcoming you again and creating more memorable moments together. Kind regards, The Ivy Cardiff.

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  37. Vics09

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m a frequent visitor of the Ivy and unfortunately the quality of the food last night was not up to usual standards. The crab starter was completely overpowered by the sauce and the duck curry did not taste fresh, we were left feeling really disappointed

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointed. Just 3 small sandwiches on the savoury side. No offer of more. The cakes were mostly chocolate based. Very heavy. Scones were lovely but 2 each was too much, could have swapped one out with another sandwich. The little bottle of milkshake was an odd addition. Service was lacking. Checked back within minutes if the food arriving but then nothing! No offer of a top up in the coffee and tea. On the voucher we redeemed it clearly stated was a 60th birthday gift, but server made no mention. Definitely not one to recommend

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  39. WynW

    Bath

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great breakfast of eggs Royal for me whilst my wife enjoyed the hens eggs on toast. We shared a portion of sourdough toast with various preserves. There was plenty of jams, marmalade and butter but only 4 small pieces of toast so I asked if we may have some more. I was delighted that the additional toast was charged at zero cost. Pots of breakfast tea finished off the experience. Everything was great although, perhaps it being 10:30 on a Monday morning it was very quiet, hence only 4 stars for ambience on this visit.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 3 days ago
    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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  40. PaulJ

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my sister's 65th having an early dinner. Amazing food as always. Our waiter Niall was so attentive. Lady at front of house was so lovely too.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Paulj, 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! We hope you have a great day!

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The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.5 stars by 13458 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 119 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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