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The Ivy Castle View, Guildford, ENG

The Ivy Castle View

4.3
4.3
10290 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Castle View is an all-day British brasserie in the heart of Guildford, located just off the High Street, the main entrance is within the Tunsgate Quarter. With an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, the restaurant is open seven days a week and is also featuring a private dining room, outdoor terrace and a bar, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining with beautiful views across Guildford Castle.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–22:15 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:15
  • Phone number
    01483 920100
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Private party facilities
    The Ivy Castle View is an all-day British brasserie in the heart of Guildford, located just off the High Street, the main entrance is within the Tunsgate Quarter. For those special celebrations we offer our elegant private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
  • Area
    Guildford
  • Parking Details
    Castle Car Park, Sydenham Rd, Guildford GU1 3RW (4 min from the car park) Bright Hill Car Park, Guildford, GU1, UK (6 min walk from the car park)
  • Public Transit
    Guildford train station, Station Approach, Guildford GU1 4UT (9 min walk from the station)
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 Castle View 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 Castle View Afternoon Tea photo

What 10,290 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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Loved For

  • Surrey

    Great for brunch

  • Surrey

    Hot spot

  • Surrey

    Great for scenic views

  • Surrey

    Lively

  • Surrey

    Most Booked

  • Guildford

    Best Overall

  • Guildford

    Best Food

  • Guildford

    Best Service

  • Guildford

    Best Ambience

  • Guildford

    Best Value

  • Guildford

    Good for groups

  • Guildford

    Healthy

  • Guildford

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Guildford

    Good for special occasions

  • Guildford

    Lively

  • Guildford

    Most Booked

10,291 Reviews
  1. PhilipK

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, great service, very good food and good value

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  2. EatChatandLaugh

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely venue with a beautiful view of the castle. The food was gorgeous, the staff were great and the service was to a very high standard. Everyone of the members of staff were so helpful and made each of us feel so special. We came for a special Birthday, had a wonderful time and we would recommend it for all occasions. It is a busy environment, but managed so well.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regular diners of the IVY & the IVY ASIA … On this occasion we were celebrating out daughters 18th birthday with a surprise family brunch Food and service were all great inc attention to detail. However we were very disappointed as a family member made a very kind and nice gesture and bought along a surprise 18 birthday balloon.Sadly it was confiscated upon arrival as their policy does not allow such fun ! It was really embarrassing for our family member who purchased it for our daughter. I really cannot see what harm 1 balloon can do ? I have never ever heard of a NO balloon policy??!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor lighting on Table after several requests to the manager to turn up lighting he refused and said use your phones if you can see the menu. Freezing cold by 10pm seemed as if heating had been turned off we had to finish our meal with coats on. I’ve been a very regular and loyal customer to the Ivy Guildford and this was a very bad and embarrassing experience as it was my Birthday and a treat. My guests were not impressed at all ..

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  5. danalise

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Spring Menu which was extremely good value. Our waitress was delightful; cheerful, helpful and fun. When we arrived the background music had a "club vibe" which did not fit well with dinner. I am sure it felt right at the bar. However the music changed during the evening to something more appropriate for an evening meal.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded today
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! Thank you again for the great review!

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  6. CDE123

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really good, service less so - forgot to bring my drink order and when finally did, it was the wrong one. Also forgot side for the main meal.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded today
    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  7. SarahL

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I suggested Champaign afternoon tea to friends, as I have had it before and it was nice. We only meet up 2 or 3 times a year and had a great time, but that was because we were together. If you take our chat out of the equation and focus upon the Ivy's performance, it was disapprovingly poor. I booked 3 months prior and again confirmed the day before. When I arrived and gave my name I was looked at blankly, with the member of staff then leaving the arrival desk to go and check with someone else - I was left standing, feeling as though there was no place for me. I spotted my friends and made my way to them. Not a good welcome. We asked for Champaign to be served first - which didn't come for possibly 25 minutes or even more - the sandwiches had already arrived. Of course - the serving stands look amazing! Great presentation. But we were not informed what the sandwiches were, not informed about the cakes etc not asked if there was anything else required - so we were unable to prompt them about the missing drinks. There was a green drink on the stand. Last time I was there the drink was a mango smoothie, and although odd - it was ok; something different. I asked what the drink was and I was told, "A green Juice". I asked whether it was something like kiwi, or something like kale. I was told that she didn't know. That was it! (very poor...) We then received the incorrect teas - which were rectified quickly and with no fuss. All of this has been by varying members of staff. We did enjoy our afternoon - no staff member was rude, they catered well for an allergy, however I suggest that the management is not supporting & training staff as they really should. When our afternoon concluded we had a different member of staff who was polite, and knowledgeable. If we had had this member of staff for the duration, I am sure that the experience would have been far superior. Please Ivy, train your staff to the standards you try to convey in the reputation of the Ivy name.

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  8. Cleo

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely lunchtime gastronomic treat with a view of Guildford Castle.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded today
    Reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal out and made especially special with our service at the bar from the lovely Edie!
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy Castle View! We hope to see you soon!

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  10. ShirleyP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great addition to The Ivy restaurants. The restaurant is beautiful with a stunning view of the castle. The staff were all friendly and attentive. The food was great, and we had a delicious non alcoholic amaretti cocktail Highly recommended
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy Castle View! We hope to see you soon!

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  11. foodie

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very good but the steaks were not. The waiter took the cost off the bill
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  12. Richard

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been here a few times now and it is very reliable. Service is very polite if occasionally a bit slow and food is reliable classics. Good for both business and friendly dining, although Guildford has cheaper, move casual options.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  13. HazelK

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a warm and friendly welcome when arriving at the Ivy in Guildford. Great ambience, with stylish décor and comfy seating. Given time to make our choices and not rushed which we appreciated (belated celebration with my daughter). Food was exquisitely presented especially the colourful halloumi with mixed grains. We would definitely recommend and look forward to returning soon.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    We are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thank you again for the great review!

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  14. Joanie

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. Lunch time 1917 menu extremely good value. Food very very good. Highly recommended. And got rewards too!!
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    We are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thank you again for the great review!

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  15. SB2024

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very poor service. Waiting staff not attentive. Starters came out 15 mins apart. Very long time for food. Food warm not hot.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    We regret to hear that you had this experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  16. RogerW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our Granddaughter to the Ivy, to celebrate her 21st. We were extremely well looked after and she was presented with a chocolate dish to celebrate. We chose the 1917 menu, which was quite delicious. Our Waiter was magnificent and really looked after us. A really memorable Lunch!
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! Thank you again for the great review!

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  17. FrancisD

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten there 3 times in three weeks. Always excellent One negative though. The crème brûlée smells of burnt propane gas. Pity it should be done under a hot grille. Apart from that great restaurant , great service and nice atmosphere. Very pleased
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  18. PhilippaK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food - as always, fabulous staff - as always and fabulous setting - as always!! the Ivy - you get it spot on - every time.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    Reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked requesting a table overlooking the castle and I was delighted that is what we got. The restaurant is nicely decorated as are the washrooms. Unfortunately, as it was unsurprising busy it did get a bit noisy due to the tiled flooring and low ceiling but as the main lunch hour passed the restaurant became much quieter. We were looked after very well by Anya(?) throughout our visit. We both chose the 1917 menu commencing with olives and sourdough bread (a whole loaf for two!). We both chose the haddock and salmon fish cakes which were delicious, followed by shepherds pie with a side of peas and beans which was beautifully presented and very rich and tasty. My husband chose the steak which unfortunately was a little chewy. Anya advised the hazelnut and chocolate sundae was delicious so I chose that. It arrived with a candle and happy birthday chocolate on it which was a lovely touch. It was delicious. The staff were very attentive at the right times not overbearing but there when drinks, dessert orders or requesting the bill was required. A very enjoyable visit and I look forward to making a return visit.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! Thank you again for the great review!

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  20. RichardW

    Surrey

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a lovely restaurant with great ambience and views. The food was good as was the service to begin with. But as the evening went on the service suffered as staff focussed on resetting the restaurant for the next day. Having said this I would happily visit again.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  21. DebbieW

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I was so excited to take my parents here for the delicious brunch; I'd been bragging about it for days - they're out visiting us from abroad. It started off so well... Our first round of drinks arrived quickly but no milk was brought for the tea. It took 20 minutes for the milk to arrive and by that time the tea was cold. When our food arrived - Avo Benedict (3), Buttermilk pancakes (1), Avocado toast (1) and Toast and bacon (1) it was ALL cold. At that point I ordered another Bloody Mary to calm my irritation and that came another 30 minutes later, as we asked for the bill. A very disappointing experience at what is usually an incredible spoil. The waitress was rubbish and had no sense of customer service or urgency. She was the only one of the floor and I saw at least four floor managers/ hostesses who didn't help at all. I'm not sure I'll be back sadly.

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  22. CraigM

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was lovely, although portions are small for the price. Service was terrible, had to keep asking for our wine to be filled! Took nearly 40 mins for our plates to be cleared. Much to be sorted in terms of customer experience but the food and ambience was lovely.

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  23. GuyD

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was first class, service excellent , added bonus with Guildford Ivy is the location and feel, compared to some of the other locations, but all have the excellent food.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! Thank you again for the great review!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived slightly early but was seated immediately . Good value for money. Excellent service & busy restaurant for a Monday lunchtime. Would certainly recommend & return myself too.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    We are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thank you again for the great review!

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  25. KarenD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely lunch but the starter portions of Smoked Salmon seems to be getting smaller?
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy Castle View! We hope to see you soon. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service.

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  26. SuzyS

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely food but the service was mediocre. Completely disinterested server. We had to wait for 15 minutes after we were seated before she returned so that we could ask for a children’s menu and vegetarian menu. We have always thoroughly enjoyed eating at other Ivy restaurants but I’m sad to say that we are extremely unlikely to ever return to the Guildford Castle View Ivy.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    We regret to hear that you had this experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  27. FlicS

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat! Shame the £19.17 menu didn’t stretch to Friday evening too as we’d have liked to order from it. No one wished us a happy anniversary so not sure why they state your reason for dining when booking? Otherwise great food-the sourdough bread is great value and location is wonderful-we always manage to score a window seat!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive for what you get. Service distinctly average

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  29. Ralph149

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The bifold doors did not stay shut due to the wind. No one seemed bothered so my son who I was dining with had to keep getting up to shut these. Eventually someone did come and sort them. We had to ask three times A couple having a row was not get for a quiet evening out However food was good

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent, we were well looked after by Yasmin.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded on 3 April 2024
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

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  31. Jem12345

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent. Really good price for a very high quality brunch. the venue is stunning, staff are attentive.

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  32. LolaLoves

    Surrey

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    YASMIN was BRILLIANT, such excellent service. She was really on it and I wish more servers were as great as her. She was so attentive and really knew her stuff, I have an allergy and she was meticulous with it. Unfortunately the trainee with her needs more training- dropped cutlery, spilt food on me with no offer to clean it, half cleared table, forgotten drinks- not great. I appreciate she was new, but she was clearly not ready to be on the floor. Also- the toilets need checking - paper and cardboard all over the floor of all cubicles along with lots of water and only 1 soap dispenser working. Such a shame as I usually really enjoy it. If it hadn’t of been for Yasmin this would have scored much lower!
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely but the service on the Saturday we visited was not great. Waiter forgetting our order more than once and food coming out slowly (especially the kids food). We were given the excuse that the kitchen is busy but the restaurant was half full so if that was true I wonder how they cope at full capacity. Atmosphere was lovely though and we enjoyed our lunch for the most part.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    We regret to hear that you had this experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We really appreciate your feedback, it's information like this which helps us improve our service. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit.

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  34. KitKat

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and service! Pricey especially the rise wine @£50! But a lovely Easter Sunday lunch.
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! Thank you again for the great review!

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  35. Annie

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food , lovely bottle of champagne using a Xmas voucher, we were shown to a lovely table near the bar area even though I got the time wrong and we were an hour late -the manager was very helpful and made us feel very welcome .
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    We are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thank you again for the great review!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The standard at the Ivy appears to have slipped considerably recently . The quality of the food was poor - we had to send back 2 Chicken dishes. Dishes that were burnt and overcooked. The reaction of the duty manager to this was poor and almost as if it were not a rare occurrence, he also dealt with the matter poorly and was borderline rude. Sad as this has always been a quality venue.

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  37. WendyG

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic cocktails, delicious battered squid, great fish and chips, charming service and a wonderful buzzing ambiance! Everything to love!
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 3 days ago
    We are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thank you again for the great review!

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  38. NickB

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our wedding anniversary afternoon tea was not that great. The Chocolate heavy afternoon tea food content was not balanced. Just six finger type sandwiches, between two. Then Two layers of assorted cakes, chocolate desserts, milkshakes, then another plate of scones, jam and cream. We requested a few more sandwiches and were told there would be an additional charge. We think we had paid enough, and if the food content was more balanced we wouldn't have needed extra sandwiches . We left cake and milkshakes, i hate waste. If you like tons sugar, then this afternoon Tea is for you. We left disappointed. The hot drinks service was also slow. A great shame, a wedding anniversary to forget.

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  39. VGfood

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another excellent evening at The Ivy (we are regulars in Guildford, Chelsea, Kensington and the City) but this one was stand-out due to our waiter, Cal. He was, from the moment we arrived, engaging, entertaining, informed, helpful and attentive. Exceptional - and entirely unique in all our visits to The Ivy when waiting service is usually efficient but lacking in any distinguishing 'sparkle'. Thanks, Cal!
    The Ivy Castle ViewResponded 6 days ago
    Reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

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  40. HannahH

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cal our waiter was absolutely fantastic, and served us so well all evening! Very attentive, thank you! Food was good and we loved our evening! Will be back soon.

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Tunsgate Quarter, 98-110 High Street, Guildford, ENG GU1 3QY

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  • Area
    Guildford
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–22:15 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:15
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Castle Car Park, Sydenham Rd, Guildford GU1 3RW (4 min from the car park) Bright Hill Car Park, Guildford, GU1, UK (6 min walk from the car park)
  • Public Transit
    Guildford train station, Station Approach, Guildford GU1 4UT (9 min walk from the station)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01483 920100
  • Private party facilities
    The Ivy Castle View is an all-day British brasserie in the heart of Guildford, located just off the High Street, the main entrance is within the Tunsgate Quarter. For those special celebrations we offer our elegant private dining room.
  • Private party contact
    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548
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