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.
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.
We’ve been several times now and the food is always excellent, service is friendly and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone, great for any occasion!
Wonderfull restaurant, impeccable food and service! Menu, wine list, desserts, all amazing! Thankyou to all who so kindly served us, our highest praises to you!
We were received by a very warm and welcoming maitre di.
Then seated at an excellent table and ably looked after by the very attentive staff.
Will definitely return
Really good restaurant, met all my expectations and will definitely come back. Service was amazing, food was excellent and very well designed, it was not assuming, pace of service was just about right. Bar is wonderful and my biggest surprise was that it is reasonably priced (I live in the US and was really impressed with quality and value for money in comparison with similar high end restaurants in the US).
Food was really very good - service was not sadly. Cursory attention from our waiter that deteriorated through the evening. The bill was provided and run through without a word - not even a thank you! We were warned in advance that tables were only reserved for two hours however three courses in under a hour?? Really??? Very disappointing - I had been looking forward to coming here for a while and, given its an “occasion” type place, the service is key.
A lovely place to have dinner. Excellent food, the service and atmosphere. A real treat!
Ivy is an outstanding restaurant with a long and successful presence in the London Theater District. Food has traditional dishes with an updated eating experience. Service also is excellent. It can be noisy at times but not always so. Excellent menu and wonderful desserts. Often fully booked, so plan well ahead.
Very good place for pre- theatre dining. Great food & drinks
the welcome was good,followed by good service and good food in a good ambiance
Always delivers and a real step up from a menu point of view from the Ivy cafe chain.
How disappointing. The beetroot salad was ok but the confit duck was as dry as a bone and the staff had clearly not been trained well. The Ivy cafes and market grills are far better than the original now.
Food was good, however we had to wait a long time for our food to arrive
This was my second visit to The Ivy and I was very dissapointed compared to the first time. The burger was dry and lacking anything special - I could have bought the same thing for half the price elsewhere. Then the burger came without the chuckney as the chef had assumed I didn't want it because I asked for the burger to come without the slice of tomato, and the chuckney contained tomato also. Upon asking for the chuckney, I waited impatiently for nearly 20 minutes for it to arrive after assuring all 3 of the waiters I had to speak to that, no, I wasnt allergic to tomatoes. Cocktail was the best part.
Service was very attentive and could not be faulted. Ambience was lovely and welcoming, thoroughly enjoyed the jazz music in the background. The food was delicious, really lovely. This made a birthday celebration really special and the recipient had a wonderful evening.
Friendly, happy, helpful staff.
Good value food and drink
Lovely experience as always. This is the ONLY Ivy to go to. Love Darren behind the bar - he always treats us very nicely! Steak tartare is exceptional. Nice and spicy. Shepherds pie is lovely and rich!
Maybe an off day but very disappointing. Usually a top recommendation but not this time. The starters were excellent but the main nothing to write about with sides being cold and returned when the meal was finished.
Clos maggiore is better. This place is over priced
Excellent food, service and decor - highly recommended
As usual a fantastic meal & experience. I didn’t catch our waiter’s name but he was Hungarian and he was brilliant with us & the kids. He had just the right amount of chat & totally made us feel welcome & special
This is a great English Restauant, food was amazing.
I love The Ivy. Beautiful restaurant, I love the stained glass windows.
The food is homely and beautifully presented. The service is always outstanding.
It's relaxed and unpretentious and you are always made to feel welcome.
Excellent good and service yet again... thank you so much.
Enjoyed the ambience, food and friendly yet professional service. Very attractive, traditional interior. Well situated for pre-theatre dining.
Very reliable and wide variety in the menu. Lovely food and greatly appreciated seating for our daughter’s 16th pre theatre early dinner.
Very good food, fantastic service, good value for money. Recommend the crispy duck with watermelon starter.
Another very nice meal at the Ivy, good crab, lovely lamb rump, what more can you ask. All of our party enjoyed the food. ambience, and service. A good evening.
Very friendly and welcoming. I had set menu, Ann just wanted Shepherd's pie. No problem. Good cocktails and wine but I was a bit under the weather and only managed my soup. Shame. We will be back with an appetite!
Good choices on the menu for Sunday lunch and an excellent selection of drinks. The wine list could be better - would like to see more affordable bottles say under £35. Comfortable and good decor.
Second time at The Ivy, London. Absolutely love it. It's vibe is true to a romantic, simpler time...and yet it's super relevant for today. Looking forward to returning to The Ivy next time I'm in London.
Not been to the IVY for sometime, and we missed it.. Food was outstanding, the ceviche to start was delicious as was the salmon Sashimi. The chicken for two as a main was as good as the waiter said it was and my son had the Sheppards pie which he loved..
The staff could not have been more attentive-all of them. Very friendly and great recommendations. We opted for the set menu and the sea beam was tasty and the pannacotta was particularly amazing.
It was so good I'm returning in a few weeks!
Another special occasion and why would we not choose the Ivy? It did disappoint at all- the food was great and the ambience is classy. You feel special when you go there. They remembered it was a special birthday and bought out a plate of truffles as a birthday gift.
Will no doubt we find another special occasion to go again.
We went for my mums 60th. The food was great and the service was too. Will definitely be coming here again soon
As usual a great place to eat, super atmosphere , would recommend it to anyone
Unfortunately myself and my husband were disappointed with our Ivy experience. Up to now it was one of our favourite restaurants. We were crammed into a selection of 2 seaters and could touch elbows with my neighbor. We could hear all their conversation and them us I’m sure. Getting up to go to the bathroom meant bumping into table next door,embarrassingly. The waitress elbow and bottom were so close to us while taking order next to us. The enormous bar in the middle taking up all the space was empty. There were loads of children even in high chairs which isn’t what we expected for a late night dinner. Food was still lovely but it’s lost it’s special occasion atmosphere that it used to have. More space on an easy jet flight!
Simply outstanding and met expectations. Service was impeccable.
The Ivy is good but expensive. i had planned to dine on the set menu however on being seated we were told its not available until 2.30pm - my fault for not checking I guess.
Lovely, lovely staff. Food fantastic. Wonderful place to meet and catch up with special friends.