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The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
4.6
5820 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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Booked 293 times today
  • 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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4.6
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  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very good service, food was excellent 👌

  2. CG

    ChrisG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Took a long time to be seated despite the booking. Took a long time to be asked if we wanted drinks. And wasn’t offered any mints with the bill. Disappointed overall

  3. RO

    RONAJUNE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food, the ambience and the service were very good as expected. Our waitress Olivia was very attentive and made us feel welcomed. Our steak was cooked to perfecrion. The wine selections are also very good. I had the Red from Marlborough, New Zealand. Definitely the best fine dining in Cardiff!

  4. HJ

    HannahJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience5

    Service slow Food not that great Overall value quite good

  5. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Expensive for the portions we had especially the shepherd's pie and didn't expect to pay £20 service charge

  6. JM

    JanetM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, wine, service & ambience. Thoroughly recommend a visit!

  7. JR

    JulieR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    2nd time to go. Excellent service, food. Wonderful Can’t wait to go again. Many Thanks 😊

  8. ST

    SarahT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal, staff could not have been more helpful- even let us move table when we asked.

  9. SS

    SarahS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    Been to the Ivy in Edinburgh and Soho but Cardiff’s interior is by far the best! Disappointed by service yesterday, very slow. The set menu feels like they’ve replaced the items with cheaper alternatives, icecream for dessert, where’s the creme brûlée or sticky toffee pudding and again a requirement to add additional cost for the sides so hardly a “set” fixed price menu! Shame!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing well mannered service with delicious food

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Had a lovely girl server, but one drink was forgotten, had to be asked again for 15 minutes after everyone else has one. Male server missed me out on two occasions for water, serving the other five at the table both times and took everyone’s plates and left mine. Not impressed.

  12. AG

    AmannaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Lovely friendly staff. Food was delicious, we had steak tartar to begin with and it was amazing.

  13. JP

    JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from start to finish, waiting staff were very attentive, very comfortable seating, very clean. Food delicious, would highly recommend this restaurant

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely food. Faultless service

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely breakfast

  16. LA

    LeenaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is best restaurant I have ever been To in Cardiff

  17. DH

    DanH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was first class, fantastic service and food.

  18. s

    stevent

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. Overall a lovely evening

  19. S

    Shallygar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING!!!! From start to finish !!! Catered for Gluten Free !!

  20. LT

    LyndseyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and lovely food. Beautifully decorated too

  21. VP

    ValP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely place, excellent food, some wines a bit pricey. A bit of confusion when we had drinks at the bar, we were charged twice for some wine, but didn't realise until we left. Not much to be done about that, but will double check next time.

  22. SG

    SimonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely service from the moment we arrived at front desk shown to our seats and lovely service from our waitress

  23. RR

    RubyRooe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and great ambience. Food amazing but slightly small portions. Overall would recommend.

  24. SH

    SamH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere. Brilliant service. Outstanding food.

  25. JL

    JonLane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food and well presented. Pastries were slightly overcooked but we can look past that as they still tasted very nice. Presentation of the food was very good and the decoration of the venue itself was second to none. The service was lacking at times and even though I witness other people being checked up on we did not have a return visit from the waitress at all until I attempted to make contact with her. It also took some time to obtain the bill when the waitress could clearly be seen standing around around chatting. Overall a very good experience and would definitely return. The service could be looked past as food and venue more than made up for it.

  26. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing place! The decor is out of this world and the service is spot on. The food was amazing, we had breakfast and that was incredible so i could only imagine what their main meals are like. Would highly recommend

  27. JH

    JessikaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated a friends birthday at The Ivy. The vibes of the whole place is sublime, the service was impeccable and all members of staff (even the ones who weren’t dealing with our table) were polite, and helpful. Our waitress Antonia was very happy and helpful, nothing was too much for her. And the meal was hands down the best food I’ve eaten. I cannot wait to return. I also want to live in the female restroom, it was just outstanding. Will definitely be back!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Shared birthday, lovely afternoon, great food.

  29. SB

    SusanB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere staff were very attentive had an enjoyable evening.

  30. CP

    CerianP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Faultless! Thoroughly enjoyed our cocktails and meal.

  31. n

    nickj

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience3

    We arrived 10 minutes early, we were asked to wait outside, not asked if we would like to sit at the bar for a drink, we had to ask for this. We ordered a bottle of wine to be served with the main course, when the main course arrived we were told the bottle was unavailable. By the time a different bottle of wine was brought we had finished our main course so we sent it back. Our side of spinach was delivered cold twice!!

  32. SU

    SianU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place lovely amazing food the service was very fast

  33. AH

    AnnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab food fab service , definitely worth a visit highly recommend xx

  34. AC

    AnneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Really nice evening , food, service , ambience all very good. Seated by till and cutlery station ,so a bit on the noisy side. However I have a speech problem so am quite sensitive. Will be back.

  35. BH

    BobH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really special place! Beautiful, colourful decor. Very comfortable seating. Delightful friendly and helpful staff. Extensive menu - including a seperate veggie and vegan menu, plus a limited lunch menu - which still manges to cater for all tastes! The food was delicious and excellent quality - the sea bass tasted so fresh! Can't wait for my next visit.

  36. PM

    PaulineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We both had fish and chips which were lovely - decided not to have dessert as service was s bit slow and the sun was shining!

  37. WF

    WendyF

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Same impeccable food standards as always… some new choices on the menu… atmosphere though this time felt a little strained… we had our regular server… always amazing… but we did comment about the number of new staff… as always it’s that time when people leave for university etc… this time though was the first time we felt the staff were unsure of what they were doing … didn’t spoil our meal however… but something for the management to be aware of… not enough training maybe?

  38. MG

    MandyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Myself and my friend booked for a lunchtime meal and was really looking forward to it but I felt the table we was given was in the walkway and everyone was walking around us while we were trying to enjoy your meal, we are the vegetarian lunchtime meal which was lacking in seasoning but the ice cream and cocktails was fantastic

  39. MD

    MichelleD

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Excellent service. Lovely surroundings.

  40. AB

    AB123

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Fabulous surroundings, over the top, exotic decor but very fitting for the restaurant. Food delicious and very nicely served. Very busy while we were there so had to wait a while for service but overall a really nice evening. The ladies loos are a worth a visit!

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The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 5820 OpenTable diners

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2 people

September 2021
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Booked 293 times today
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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

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