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 Set menus are both served.
Lovely, a restaurant that doesn’t try to be something it’s not. Everything done well
Very good food excellent atmosphere would go back for sure.
Excellent food, as usual. Excellent service, as usual. Excellent atmosphere, as usual. Large bill, as usual......
My only disappointment is that the smoked salmon starter has still not been reinstated to the menu. I had an excellent steak, full of flavour and cooked to perfection and my wife had a lovely lamb dish and specially commented on the parmesan chips.
Good food, service was very poor compared to other visits. Still a very special place to visit.
Shocking bill - house wines, mid mains, yet just under 200
Food is as expected of a good quality. had previously eaten in Scotts the night before which is under thes same group of restaurants as The Ivy. The sunday roast was excellent, however the yorkshire pudding did lack the texture and consistency of a really good yorkshire. The meat was excellently produced and the horseradish was some of the best I have tasted.
Proved the right choice to fill the gap between afternoon and evening editions of the new Harry Potter show. Lovely buzzing atmosphere with very attentive service without feeling over pushy. Food quality was enjoyed by all members of our party of five and in particular the theatrical delivery of the Baked Alaska dessert ! Ingredient and flavour combinations were very much enjoyed even with something as basic as a cheesy mash, everything complimented perfectly. I hope to return again soon !
We had an excellent evening at the Ivy celebrating a 40th birthday. The food was excellent and the service attentive without being over bearing.
In a nut shell we had a lovely meal; good service by-and-large and really good food. But would I go again? Probably not - I find the restaurant a little contradictory. Whilst the food is good, stale crackers with the bland cheese aside, if I am paying Michelin star prices, I don't expect to get asked 'do I want veg with that'! I expect the food to come as it should be eaten. The wine list is bizarre with the vast majority of wines priced at over £70 per bottle and hardly any below £50. Yes there are wines by the carafe, also expensive, but those price points just seem excessive to me. And then the ambiance. The buzz was nice but there isn't much room (like touching elbow close) between your table and other patrons and (ok call me snobby) but it is does somewhat detract from the overall experience where so many people are wearing t-shirts and hoodies.
A New Year’s Eve meal to remember, delicious food and relaxing surroundings.
Always superb, we have never had a bad meal here. Service is always great too
Perfect! Great food,wine and service
The flambé baked Alaska was a joy. We had a wonderful time.
Lovely Christmas Treat
Delicious food and atmosphere
All v good. A bit slow.
Favourite place to eat after an evening at the theatre. Great location, great food & great service
Excellent value. Good wine and good ambience. Would go again
The Ivy never disappoints and always great value
Wow derail food and service. Would have been 5 star rating but our experience was affected by a loud group next to us that was so loud it affected being able to hear each other.
Ambience, food & service all excellent
Perfect roast chicken with all the trimmings for a delicious festive lunch. Service was warm and attentive. We waddled out very content.
It was my sister’s birthday. I let them know on the booking form and they did a lovely plate of chocolate truffles with a personalised birthday greeting for her after our meal. Wonderful.
I have been to several branches of The Ivy. This was the best. Service was exceptional.
Food was wonderful but it was extremely crowded and our table was very tight to the adjacent one. However,staff were very attentive and friendly and overall the experience was a very positive one
Excellent pre theatre meal
Visited for a Christmas lunch with an old friend, superb meal.
Still my favourite in London, it takes a lot of beating. Excellent service excellent food. Just amazing
We had one of the best meals ever ( and we eat out all the time) . The risotto and mutton curry were delicious. We will be back.
Fantastic and friendly service. Class act.
Booked dinner to celebrate my birthday we had never visited this restaurant before but have been to The Ivy Market Garden twice before. We were not disappointed and will definitely be booking again. Thank you so much for the added touch at the end of our meal when you brought up a plate with Happy Birthday wrote in chocolate and very gorgeous truffles absolutely amazing
meal before theatre - very helpful and attentive team. Food cooked to a high standard.
Lovely food, cosy ambience and great service. Very happy to note that things hadn’t changed since my last visit 10 years ago.
Unfortunately I think the Ivy has started to trade on it's name and history. While the food was good, it wasn't memorable and therefore not worth the higher price tag. The service was good but we were also left waiting for our dishes to be cleared for some time and it took a while to get certain things when comparing our table and the one next to ours even when we ordered at relatively the same time. For me, it's time to find a new special restaurant in London.
I was surprised as when you arrive you are standing in what is basically a door way and handing over your coats, a little restricted for space. The food is tasty but basic, presentation is fair and the service is adequate. Nice to visit a restaurant with a famous name but wouldn't be quick to return.
The maitre’d could not have been more helpful and forthcoming when my reservation for two morphed into a party of four. Once that was sorted, Giada provided her typical outstanding service.
Everything was perfect
Lovely place, I try to visit every time I’m in London.
This is a wonderful place to soak in history and terrific food. The service is very good.
great evening at the Ivy. excellent starters, good service
Everything went well for our pre-theatre dinner for 6 people. We were well attended to and served quickly as requested allowing us to enjoy dinner without worrying about our time. The restaurant is very pleasant, has a good atmosphere and comfortable seating.