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About The Ivy
The Ivy restaurant has been a firm fixture on London’s dining and social scene since 1917. The restaurant and private room upstairs are the epitome of real glamour. A shimmering central dining bar in the restaurant draws admiring attention, and the signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection ensure the longevity of this very British of dining institutions.
Executive Chef Gary Lee creates balanced seasonal menus, featuring Ivy classics, but accounting for today’s tastes, incorporating more Asian dishes, salads and vegetables, and the advent of a “sea and shells” section. Director Fernando Peire leads a strong and experienced team to deliver the unfaltering service for which The Ivy has become well known over the years. The Ivy welcomes customers without reservations at the central dining bar, where the A La Carte and Table d'hôte menus are both served.
London, WC2H 9NQ
Modern European, Contemporary British
Hours of Operation:
£41 and over
020 7836 4751
Customers may leave their cars at The Ivy from 6.30pm, book a table for post theatre dinner at The Ivy, and pick up their car after dinner. Valet parking costs £15 per evening.
The nearest tube station is Leicester Square.
Leave by Exit 3 and turn right. Walk up Charing Cross Road and take the 2nd turning on your right into Litchfield Street. The entrance to the restaurant is around the left hand corner on West Street, opposite St Martin's Theatre.
Bar Dining, Full Bar
The Ivy Ratings and Reviews
Our experience was delightful. Food was delicious with good presentation. There is something for everyone and all their diets on the menu. The service was exact - not too imposing and very subtle but friendly too. The Malbec was one of the nicest I have had. Its The Ivy so expect pricey, although the experience was worth the treat.
First visit to a restaurant with a huge reputation. Delivered on all counts. Understated and elegant, smooth vibe but buzzy, attentive but not overly-so service and modern but classic British cooking. A real treat and one that we will most definitely repeat. Well done The Ivy!
I celebrated my birthday at The Ivy and had a fantastic dining experience. I was running 15 minutes late due to traffic and the restaurant were very accommodating about this. I was welcomed with a smile and a friendly greeting. The waiters were personable but at the same time professional.
The food was delicious, I ordered the rib eye steak for the main and there was an extensive wine menu. The ambience was very relaxed and there was the right level of attentiveness from the staff.
This is the first time I have been to The Ivy since the refurbishment and it looks so much better than before. I would highly recommend this restaurant whether it's for pre/post Theatre dinner or a special occasion or even just a get together with friends. It ticks all the boxes.
Top end, High profile restaurant that lives up to its reputation.
We only had an hour, and let staff know this before we ordered. Food was served promptly and was utterly delicious.
The Ivy is on the expensive side (£85 a head for 2 courses and half a bottle of wine each) but really can't fault the food, ambience or service.
Will definitely return!
Probably my favourite restaurant in London.
Great service and amazing food.
Classic and stylish but very trendy.
I took my family and the all were blown away.
It's not that expensive.
We arrived early and they took us to the members room for a drink.
Lovely place to go. London must.
100 years old this year, and has passed through a number of owners, even closing in 1989, but somehow there must be a hidden spirit in the place, that demands regular rebirths. It is famous for its people watching and being a fixture in the theatre world. It was bustling with customers of all sorts on a Friday night when my 13 year old granddaughter and I had dinner before the ballet. Everything was done to give us a civilised meal, and get us out the door on time for the 7:30 curtain. We felt well looked after. My starter of squid and chorizo came on a bed of wilted fresh mint - inspired! My granddaughter swooned over the Shepherd's pie.
Our evening at The Ivy was absolutely faultless. From the welcoming staff to the truly amazing food, we all simply loved it and would recommend without hesitation and will rebook on our next trip to London. Bravo to all involved in this wonderful restaurant.
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