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The Ivy, London,

The Ivy

4.5
4.5
4594 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
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 Set menus are both served.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 158 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30–22:45 Sun 11:30–22:15
  • Phone number
    020 7836 4751
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Patrizio Petrucci
  • Private party facilities
    Established in the heart of Theatre Land in London’s Covent Garden, The Ivy’s restaurant and private dining room are the epitome of glamour with iconic shimmering Central Dining Bar, signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection.
  • Private party contact
    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548
  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Parking Details
    Our nearest parking is the Q-Park, Chinatown on Newport Place. WC2H 7PU (3 minutes’ walk from the restaurant).
  • Public Transit
    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.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 4,594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • London

    Most Booked

  • West End London

    Modern European

  • West End London

    Most Booked

4,595 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Somewhat pricey, but very high quality food and impeccable restaurant and services. I highly recommend it for special occasions!

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  2. Karel

    Essex

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ivy is and has been for so many years quite brilliant. Not stuffy and the service, drinks, food are excellent. It has a great fun atmosphere

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  3. 1871

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A booking for 2 and we were stuck in the corner. It was a booth which had 2 tables in it. We could hardly get in and there was another table pushed next ours so we were virtually having lunch with 2 strangers!

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  4. MattH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A trip to the Ivy is always an event as well as a meal out.

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  5. Gillie

    Berkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, food and service all impeccable! We both had the scallops and for main tuna and John Dori - delicious!

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  6. JillJ

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited the original Ivy in Covent Garden. Quite busy due to pre theatre. Food good but like everywhere quite expensive.

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  7. ScottJ

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic ambiance, nice staff, delicious food and drinks.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Ivy in West Street is our go to family lunch restaurant when we are in town. The menu does not change much if at all and that’s perfect for us. Service is generally very good but perhaps avoid the staff switchover. We have been coming here for many years and hope to keep that tradition! Go eat there!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely experience for Father's Day, very well looked after by great staff. And the food itself was amazing!

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  10. SteveG

    New York City

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I've eaten at The Ivy Chelsea Gardens before and that was an exceptional experience. The Ivy Soho Brasserie was the opposite - food was really average - the two egg dishes ordered at the table were cold.. not warm.. cold? Service was really slow as well and we were the first seating (arrived 11:35am) both for food and the check which we had to ask for twice (were in a rush as we had a show to see) really disappointing and unlikely we'll be returning to the Soho location.

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The Ivy is rated 4.5 stars by 4594 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 158 times today
Google Map for The Ivy

1-5 West Street, London, WC2H 9NQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30–22:45 Sun 11:30–22:15
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Our nearest parking is the Q-Park, Chinatown on Newport Place. WC2H 7PU (3 minutes’ walk from the restaurant).
  • Public Transit
    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.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Patrizio Petrucci
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7836 4751
  • Private party facilities
    Established in the heart of Theatre Land in London’s Covent Garden, The Ivy’s restaurant and private dining room are the epitome of glamour with iconic shimmering Central Dining Bar, signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection.
  • Private party contact
    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548
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