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The Ivy Cardiff, Cardiff, WLS

The Ivy Cardiff

4.4
4.4
13591 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 126 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

    18 Apr - 21 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 13,591 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

13,591 Reviews
  1. JulieA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great the waiter was attentive, food was delicious.

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  2. 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
    Fabulous service and surroundings, best food I have eaten a very long time.

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  3. PaulS

    South Wales

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Was very underwhelming on this occasion. Service was notable by its lack of existence. It was a cheek to charge £14 for it. Food was bland

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  4. StephenT

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First Sirloin steak was over cooked, second was under done and only half edible as chewy / gristly. Wouldn't rush back.

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  5. DavidB

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arianna provided an impeccable service throughout, taking care of our needs and excellent recommendations. The cocktails were on point, the food out of this world and an all round phenomenal experience. We’ll be back for sure.

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  6. Susyjay

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed comfortable bucket seating and sat near the window.. Happy with choice of menu. Temperature inside was warm and pleasant.

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  7. SueB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to the Ivy. An excellent choice. We will definitely return. Every aspect was the way it should have been. A perfect lunch.

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  8. MikeB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a thoroughly enjoyable time. One of the meals was not as hot as it should have been but we mentioned it to the waitress and she exchanged it without any bother at all.

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  9. SandraW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious birthday lunch, with excellent table service and beautiful surroundings.

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  10. 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
    Excellent experience all-round. Bit pricey but you get what you pay for!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoy eating here. Always excellent service.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 3 days ago
    Hi there! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us! See you soon.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service & ambiance, and the food was excellent 10/10.

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  13. CatherineM

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday. Food was excellent and our waiter was fantastic (sorry don’t know his name).
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 3 days ago
    Hi there! Thank you for your kind words - we’ll be sure to pass along to our servers! We look forward to seeing you soon for the next occasion!

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  14. Kenco37

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated mid restaurant, by the bar. Service was very good as was the food. We chose the 1917 menu and were not disappointed. We shall return!
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 3 days ago
    Good afternoon, we are delighted to hear on your positive experience! Our set menus changes monthly so hopefully we’ll see you next time!

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  15. CerysN

    West Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and service from all at the ivy cardiff
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi CerysN, thank you for your kind words! We appreciate your feedback and your support and would love to welcome you back! Please feel free to download our Ivy Rewards App (https://theivycollection.app) so you don't miss out on our special offers! We look forward to seeing you soon

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  16. MoHara

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not fault the service excellent waitress. Courteous and very helpful. Food was of high standard and large portions. The special deals are amazing.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi MoHara, thank you for your lovely review of our establishment! We would love to welcome you back for more special occassions! Just to note, our Ivy Rewards App (https://theivycollection.app) has more specials to take advantage of next time!

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  17. RobertB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff excellent polite professional the food was outstanding cheese souffle to start was good but the lobster linguine was out of this world it really was and to finish the apple tart fine the way everything was presented by the kitchen and waiting staff was fantastic will definitely be back
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi RobertB, thank you for your kind words on our staff! We appreciate your support and would love to welcome you back! For your next visit, please download Ivy Rewards App (https://theivycollection.app) so you don't miss out on our special offers and first availability! We look forward to seeing you soon for more delicious meals!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service attentive but discreet and excellent food .
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Good Morning! We are delighted to hear your kind review of the dishes! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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  19. LiamNicholas

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelivable food, great service, fantastic waitress and great atmosphere. Lovely dessert for Lily's 15th birthday and very accommodating and understanding towards our 18 month old child, who wanted to run around all the time!
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    LiamNicholas, we are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with us! Please feel free to download our Ivy Premier Rewards App (https://theivycollection.app) to not miss out on any deals (especially any half-term ones for your little one!). We look forward to seeing you for the next celebration!

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  20. DarrenB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience. Excellent food and service.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi DarrenB, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us! Please feel free to download our Ivy Rewards App for more offers when booking for your next visit! (https://theivycollection.app). See you soon!

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  21. NaeemF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat on a Saturday night with plenty of atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was the quality you expect from The Ivy.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 3 days ago
    Hi NaeemF, thank you for your positive feedback - we are delighted that you had such a positive experience to share with us. See you soon!

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  22. LizR

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, we celebrated our birthday and the attention to detail was outstanding. Wonderful staff, the food was delicious and the toilets are beautiful. We will definitely go back, thank you for making our celebration so wonderful.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi LizR, thank you for your very lovely words about our restaurant! We love celebrating special occasions with you! Please feel free to download our https://ivycollection.app Ivy Rewards App for your next visit with us! Have a wonderful day and see you soon!

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  23. Tarik

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience would come again. Excellent food and wine list. Thank you.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi Tarik, thank you for your kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you soon!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish. The staff were impeccable and service fantastic. 5 stars!
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Good morning, thank you for such wonderful and kind words on our restaurant! We are delighted that you had such a positive experience with us. See you soon.

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  25. TeresaP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, I had the smoked haddock and cod fishcake for lunch, it was very tasty! The venue, to the finishing touches are all quality. Sadly on this occasion the waiter let down the whole experience. Hopefully this is an isolated incidence. I would still recommend the Ivy in Cardiff.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi TeresaP, thank you for your review of our establishment. We strive for high-quality service for you and your guests to enjoy. We're sorry to hear that there was an element that was not up to that service and would like to know more on how we can improve.

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  26. Gerwyn

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes, the Ivy is expensive, but the food, service and general ambience is second to none.
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Gerwyn, we are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us during your recent visit! We have a newly launched Premier Rewards App that we'd love to share with you for your next visit! ( https://ivycollection.app. ). We shall see you soon!

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  27. RachelS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, fabulous service, beautiful decor. Loved it all
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi RachelS, thank you for your lovely comments of our restaurant. We hope to see you soon!

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  28. CraigY

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant place to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi CraigY, thank you for a high star rating and we are delighted that you celebrated your anniversary with us! We look forward to celebrating your next occasion with you!

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  29. BrendonV

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    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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  30. MollyR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    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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  31. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    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 .
    The Ivy CardiffResponded 4 days ago
    Hi there, thank you for your wonderful words, which are truly an inspiration to us! We look froward to seeing you soon for more celebrations!

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  32. HelenS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    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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  33. StephenA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    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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  34. NigelC

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    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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  35. Jules

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    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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  36. JKP14

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    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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  37. FranE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    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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  38. Lovelyspot

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    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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  39. RebeccaG

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    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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  40. MathewS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    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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FAQs

The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.4 stars by 13591 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 126 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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