The Ivy Harrogate

4.3
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2641 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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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3.9
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WS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal at the Ivy, and had a nice evening and dinner. However, I can’t honestly say it was anything special. Fortunately, we had a gift token which paid for much of the bill. Otherwise, I would have been very disappointed.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Unfortunately we had a very disappointing experience at the Ivy Harrogate. Service was very poor.
We had been to the York and Manchester branches which were outstanding, so chose this for a very special occasion.
Waited an awful long time for drinks, water and wine was not topped up and mains arrived before the starters.
Food was very good I must say. We spoke to the manager who was not apologetic, although did clear our table himself!

LL
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Service was great our waitress was lovely but the food was absolutely shocking, I’ve had the Ivy shepherds pie in the original ivy and at least 4 cafes and this was the worst, no seasoning and meat was tough, tasteless, so disappointing

JO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately another example of a fine restaurant becoming a chain making money off its name when the quality is no where near as amazing as the original.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, food is delightful and staff always have a warm welcome.

A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fantastic service. Would love to come again

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, food was excellent as always, service was a little slow probably due to the number of customers on this busy evening. Highly recommended for any occasion.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food fab bill query no one got back to me defiantly overcharged,

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good ❤️

LC
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was brilliant and our waiter could not have been nicer or more attentive. Food was great but it always is

GG
Staffordshire
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was pretty good and the server was friendly and prompt. The delay on drinks from the bar was annoying. I ate my entire main course before my second drink arrived that I’d ordered 15 minutes beforehand. I chased with the very apologetic server who knew the bar was chronically understaffed

JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always, nothing to much trouble for the staff !!

A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy Harrogate is currently one of our favourite restaurants, lovely food, friendly staff and great atmosphere.

JA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were perfect. Our services were very helpful and it was lovely to have a little chat to them most restaurants they take the order, hand out the good and they don’t have time to engage. The restaurant had a great buzz and we sat and chatted to an elderly couple next to us. We loved every minute and the recommendation of the valentines cheesecake sweet was amazing thank you

RT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food & service. Food came out quick and hot considering how busy it was

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, great people, great atmosphere. What you pay for :)

F
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was our waiter and he was fantastic, warm and welcoming, guiding us through the menu, anticipating our every need, excellently serving us delicious food. The meal was served in a relaxed atmosphere and we were not rushed in any way. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon celebrating our friends ruby wedding anniversary. Thank you to Tony and all at The Ivy.

SE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very poor service , slow and no attention to detail.

Only one waiter really working - rest of team stood at round talking or trying to look busy walking around ? But not reacting with clients or clearing tables.

Or waiter did his best - but he was doing it all alone.

N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely place, food and service. However, my cousin and I were situated in the middle of 2 other tables and was aware of the lone man sat at the side of us listening to our conversation, this was easy for him to do as the tables are very close together.

IP
London
22 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is my 4th time here - this time the food wasn’t quite up to scratch. Osso Bucco shepherds pie was small and pretty dried out. Chips were soft. Not huge issues but every previous time it’s been flawless

CC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food in lovely surroundings. With a special complimentary birthday treat at the end.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service as always.only let down by some other loud customers...spent whole hour and half listening to their booming voices not appropriate for setting.

GA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was my third visit to Harrogate Ivy. Our table was not ready when we arrived and we had to stand in the doorway for about 10 minutes.It was VERY noisy and we found the menu not very interesting .Food was good though.
was slightly disappointed overall

AN
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went Double Duck tonight with the duck pancakes followed by the duck curry. Both plates were wiped clean!!!
My other half had the same starter, without ginger or coriander, and her favourite, shepherds pie, for a main - again another success.
We tried the organic pinot grigio , which was a llttle too acidic, but the albarino was magnificent! A friend commented that we should try the Ivy Bomb when she saw on FB that we were there & although we seldom have deserts I did & am so glad I did - fabulous!
Apologies that we can't remember our waitresses name but she was fantastic too.
Never the cheapest night but never the most pricey & well worth it.

KA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’m very pleased that I’ve been. Very attentive service, food ok, but not great and sadly. Was expecting great. My partner and I enjoyed the experience, but probably won’t go back.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and consistently good. We visited at 5pm this time and the restaurant was full with plenty of staff. The food, service and ambience never disappoint therefore it is a great restaurant to bring guests.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food average but not overly priced, drinks as you’d expect very pricey. Average service, wine list not given had to ask again, no apology, different waiting staff served us so no continuity, felt reluctant to pay service charge (12.5%) as didn’t feel it was deserved.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters 22 Birthday. The meal was lovely and the service is exceptional.
It is the second time we have been there and it was just as great as we remembered.
They gave my daughter a little birthday cake to take home and she was over the moon as it was unexpected.
When I booked with open table I clicked on the birthday occasion not expecting anything, so I was also delighted as it made the meal extra special. ❤️

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless - well done to an all round fabulous team

VS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I went to the Ivy with my partner and had a fantastic evening. The food was beautiful and the service attentive. However the downside was you could hardly read the menu it was so dark and they shook a £20 tip onto the bill and a a neatly £5 bottle of water and I found this exceptionally assumptive and bad mannered.

TJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Really disappointing.Food was like bad pub food.Service was terrible.

JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food here, lovely place, lovely service, beautiful all round.

AC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my 50th birthday and the staff were very attentive from the moment we walked in, the doughnut ‘birthday cake’ was a nice touch.

JP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous breakfast nice and hot as it should be. Mark the Assistant Manager noticed from our previous visit and we had a lovely conversation a real credit to the business. I shall be booking a third time soon

JO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for brunch on Friday, service was excellent and had a great breakfast brought really quickly. Would definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made us feel very welcome and found us a table suitable for my husband who uses a walking stick and doesn’t move too easily and without being asked

BH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb beautiful food amazing service first class every time

JA
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. Lovely atmosphere. Fantastic food and friendly staff. Will definitely be returning again soon. Thanks

DS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience really enjoyed the day will return

RL
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always receive great service and food.

We ordered a bottle of Viognier and when it was being served the colour was very yellow, on tasting it also was very acidic and not like a Viognier should be. Our Waitress was fabulous and immediately took it away and we chose an alternative at no extra cost.
Will return to The Ivy time and time again.