The Ivy Harrogate

4.4
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3444 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Located on the central Parliament Street, in the heart of the popular spa town, The Ivy Harrogate is an all-day restaurant with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant will offer a tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining just a stone’s throw from the Montpellier Quarter shops and Turkish baths.
Let The Ivy become part of your everyday life. Pop in when you fancy meeting up with a friend or family. At The Ivy, you’re sure to be warmly welcomed by a friendly face. And then you can let your hair down and get down to some serious fun, with delicious food and cocktails flowing.
What 3444 People Are Saying
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PennyR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely experience, excellent food quality and presentation
great service
very helpful when choosing gluten free courses
would definitely recommend

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SusanH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Arrived for dinner staff lovely pleasant and efficient table nice all Covid safe . The white onion soup was gorgeous . Main course chose the shepherds pie . This was a big let down . Tiny portion lacked seasoning the gravy served with it needed to be much richer to elevate the dish . Would def go again but would choose differently . The specials do not have prices advertised do not get caught out the grouse shepherds pie was 25 pounds when we asked against the normal at 13.95 .

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JohnR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The initial impression at the entrance was poor. Requiring customers to have their temperature taken, does not provide adequate information in regards to any protection in relation to the Corona Virus. In fact, in the case of certain customers there are conditions that cause their temperature to be raised, that might embarrass them, or cause them needless distress, particularly when taking one's temperature is not conclusive of anything.
The menu choice was limited and the fact that they main course that had been recommended was not available, at 7.30 in the evening, showed poor kitchen management.
The fact that the bottle of wine was placed distant to our table was also somewhat concerning.
The frequency with which our glasses were topped up gave the impression that the waiter was keen on us finishing the bottle and thus perhaps ordering another one. So implicit pressure was not well received.
The waitress was overly attentive.
The food eaten was excellent.
The overall and specific lighting was poor and lacked atmosphere.
The charging of a 15% service charge without choice, was inappropriate.
Thus, in relation to the food that we ate, we would recommend the restaurant, but for the service, ambience, atmosphere and comfort, we would not recommend the restaurant unduly highly.

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SimoneC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for our wedding anniversary which was acknowledged when we arrived a lovely touch. It is a lovely restaurant great ambience wonderful service and gorgeous food which could have been a little hotter.

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LynnE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to this establishment and we were not disappointed. A 3 course meal plus wine is not cheap so we expect the food, staff, service and ambience to be of a high standard and it was.
We love the Bang Bang salad and the Chocolate Bombe for dessert and found it hard to choose anything else but perhaps we must next time as there is a good choice.
I had salmon and other half had steak for main which we both thoroughly enjoyed.
Covid -19 measures were in place including temperature check on arrival and sanitiser at each table as well as the entrance. All staff wore masks and were both professional and polite which was much appreciated.
We look forward to dining there again.

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ChrisP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good ambiance ,food excellent and service very good.

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SanDee
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the restaurant, food and service but it is somehow very noisy which we do not like.

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SophieD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish! Staff all lovely and food delicious

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SherriC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent from start to finish. Could not fault any of it at all. We just love all of our Ivy experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organised, great service and an excellent meal. Definitely booking again.

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Thomas1209
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Service, Food and Atmosphere (1 loud table aside) but it didn't ruin the evening at all. Was so nice to provide a little something for our anniversary as well! Will happily return!

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IreneE
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ivy in Harrogate has a really good ambiance with great service and provided the ideal venue for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was fantastic. Lovely attentive staff, great ambiance, lovely and delicious food. Can’t wait to go again .

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Vivanne
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Slightly disappointed on this visit. The batter on my prawns and squid was dense and hard and my fish cake was oily. My husbands chips were poor. The glass of champagne I had wasn’t cold enough and was not pleasant to taste. Previously it had been fantastic.

MB
MartinB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend and return

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KerryW
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous cannot wait to go back . Can not fault anything

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LisaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. A very warm welcome on arrival, wonderful food and service.

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GaryD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service as usual, appreciated the effort made to sanitise after each customer.

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FionaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Ivy in Harrogate and it didn’t disappoint. The food was first class, the service excellent, atmosphere terrific. Could not fault it. Will definitely be going back.

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KevinH
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to all the team at the Ivy Harrogate especially Porsche ❤️

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SallyJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience are ALWAYS consistently reliable and good. As the 10pm rule was in place, staff had to request dessert orders earlier than usual but at no point did we feel rushed. They also politely issued bills in good time, advising us we could then finish our wine and coffee at leisure. The whole dining experience was not affected at all by the 10pm rule.

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vipAlki
Miami
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food good, service excellent. Ambiance nice but a little noisy also in these tiems the tables should be better spaced but overall a nice experience

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RobertW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. We was seated outside next to the fire in Oct and it was very comfortable and atmospheric.

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KellyC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff couldn't do enough for us. Lovely evening. We will be back.

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LisaH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere. Staff are always very helpful and attentive. Have never been rushed from our table, even though we tend to run over the time limit. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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PaulineH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I booked it for my sisters birthday breakfast; having been several times to Leeds I found the attention to detail better then Harrogate.
I was expecting a small bun with a candle in like you get one at Leeds for any celebration.
I also complained about the smell of the glass it was changed but the one that was brought to me was the same smell, when I told them it wasn’t really a concern.

I won’t be going to Harrogate again, but will definitely go to Leeds the staff are more attentive.

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Harrogate
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I was concerned as we seemed close together although I was told it was 1 M apart and I was offered a change of seating

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Richar
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience2

Don’t book a table for 8.30 otherwise by the time you sit down (8.50) an hour is just not enough. No effort made to free table up which given the current curfew is unacceptable. It’s a disappointment as the food and atmosphere are usually very good. Harrogate not a patch on the Cheltenham one. I’d look for alternatives in Harrogate if you’re looking to eat out after 8pm

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Frances
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s 70th Birthday. We booked before further restrictions so had to amend booking from six down to two. No trouble doing that. We were made to feel ‘special’ and had a fabulous time which meant even without family, he could enjoy his birthday.

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AndrewL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the ambiance great and our waitress was brilliant!!
It also felt very safe in these covid times!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was all "fine", but at that price point we expected better. Menu choice was limited. Quality of food was OK, but ordinary. We went away disappointed.

MC
MelanieC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal, the staff couldn’t have been nicer and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service but expensive for average food.

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11111111
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The service was not good and the food was mediocre. We will not be returning.

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DavidM
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Regular visitors to Harrogate and Leeds. If standards were not good, we would not go, hence regular visitors

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JulieM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & service.. food gorgeous however a little pricey have need to order vegetables etc as extra to your dish. But would definitely go again

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Everyone and everything top drawer and a treat in lovely Harrogate.

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AlixD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really good birthday experience. Slick service, great food and gorgeous surroundings.

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NIAR
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great selection of dishes on the menu; making a choice was quite hard. Thoroughly enjoyed the grilled haloumi with giant couscous. Staff were courteous and knowledgeable. As I was getting the bill I just mentioned that it was a belated birthday treat at which point I was told that a birthday cake would be on its way. A delightful end to a very tasty meal.

JB
JaneB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food in an excellent safe environment. Special thanks to all the staff who are doing an absolutely superb job in these surreal times.

FAQs

The Ivy Harrogate is rated 4.4 stars by 3444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.