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.
Not the expected ambience.
Another excellent dining experience at this fabulous restaurant.
For the money I didn’t feel this was a top drawer restaurant. I’ve had better meals at half the price elsewhere. It’s a cut above the average British restaurant but would battle to challenge an average French restaurant.
Always look forward to dining at The Ivy. Great ambience. Friendly, helpful staff.
Dined at the Ivy while on vacation to London. Service was awful. Bang bang chicken was flavorless and the tuna was somehow worse. Both also were recommended by the waiter. Dinner by and large was a train wreck except for the lovely setting.
Generally satisfied. Steak ordered was a bit too thin for the price and would prefer other options in the area for that choice. Everything else was wonderful.
Exceptional service and very friendly/helpful staff
This has to be the best restaurant I have been to in a long time. The service was absolutely phenomenal and they really went the extra mile for us on our anniversary dinner. Please visit not just for the amazing food but the people who work here are truly the best in every department.
Such s lolvelt restarett
Took mum for Mother’s Day , nice surroundings good food and service would recommend
Outstanding. Fantastic menu, varied and wide choice. Great value if you opt for the set menu.
Dinner was very nice and service was excellent. Great suggestions too.
Lovely evening spent for friend’s birthday - service excellent
Great for pre-theatre. Terrific ambience and very good food.
Great spot after seeing mousetrap!
Awesome service, fabulous food in a comfortable and iconic setting
Classic London restaurant, booked last minute for Sunday lunch and was all excellent. The service is discrete without feeling snobby. Cocktails were lovely and barman knowledgable. Food was perfectly done . You feel you could sit in there for hours and waste a whole day it was lovely.
Excellent food excellent service top wine list
Unfortunately the only outstanding feature of out visit was the food, which i cannot fault at all. The service has a lot to be desired. Our table was not ready when we arrived which was not a problem so we were sat at the bar, where we were ignored for at least 10 mins, which got a drink and were then rushed to our table. Overall the service did not improve, to the point that at the end of the meal we had to re-order coffees and after dinner drinks and then we were asked to leave the table as someone else needed it, all this for 15% service charge. Very disappointing and have much better service elsewhere.
Fabulous service and requested seating was provided. Very accommodating of allergies. Amazing food and service.
As always, The Ivy is reliable. Altogether, a very pleasant early evening.
My partner became British today. There isn’t a better place to celebrate being British than the ivy on West Street
We enjoyed celebrating a birthday on our last night of vacation in London
Tourist trap. Better food in any good hotel. Service above average and snobbish.
Was special 10 years ago or more. Now a total waste of time and money.
The check in Man is obnoxious and rude and makes an initial poor presentation to the room.
It was good, but nothing special. The service was a bit unfriendly in terms of welcome. At the table it ranged from being over attentive to lacking. If restaurants prefer to top up water rather than leave bottle on the table then they need to top it up or check on it regularly.
Menu selection was great, food arrived promptly and tasted very good. Portion sizes were generous.
Food excellent service good however we were placed into a booth of 4 that had been divided into 2 so we were literally dining with strangers and my wifes knee was jammed into mine due to lack of space it is pretty much the worst table in the venue. Fully realise that space is at a a premium however the ambience was uncomfortable
The atmosphere and service is excellent. The food was only average but the overall experience really enjoyable.
Wonderful salmon. The Ivy’s signature Shepherds Pie was also well received by my guests. Attention to detail and attentive staff. Nothing to fault.
Ignored at The Bar. Average food. Average service. Fantastic ambience and setting.
The food was okay (though not stellar), but the low-key racial prejudice and mediocre attentiveness from the waitstaff started to grate after a while. I’d steer clear if you’re a person of color, YMMV otherwise.
Hopeless for dietary requirements. Waitress suggested I choose then said ‘no nothing in that section is suitable for you’ and then struggled to make any suggestions. Solution was to extract anything with gluten resulting in offering without dressing/sauce.
Mixed standard of service. Front of house was very welcoming.
Terrible value for money.
Have not been for many years since refurb. Nothing like it used to be. Really disappointing.
Really lovely experience - our train was heavily delayed and the Ivy rearranged our booking so we had the full experience.
Happy to accommodate my vegan diet.
I’ve eatwn there before and will do again.
Was looking forward to the chocolate bomber for dessert but realised this site did not sell it unfortunately.
Great service & brilliant food!
A very enjoyable evening at the Ivy. Good food, good service, and will definitely visit again.
Food was great, but both our waiters were absent through nearly the entire meal. 15min for a drink during slow time and dirty, empty dishes on the table for 20min. There is good food elsewhere - avoid this pensioner’s trap.
The special occasion was a 90th birthday celebration. The staff were so attentive and caring. The food was well presented and good value for money. I cannot recommend The Ivy enough. Fabulous. Thank you.
Excellent food with great service. Not cheap but worth it
We are from the US and are in London every other week. The Ivy is our usual haunt for a Saturday night. Great food, Art Deco old school. Always a who’s who dining. And low key.
Overrated. Had a bottle of wine had to keep asking waitress to serve us. Food was literally dumped on table. The appetizers were good, mains were a let down. Steak over cooked fish under cooked, forgot the steak sauce, and the fish sauce. Offered us ketchup with fried fish and then we reminded them that it comes with tartar sauce which they then retrieved.
Been to other Ivy’s, expecting this one to be special it wasn’t.