The Ivy Norwich Brasserie

4.7
3592 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Located within the heart of Norwich, the restaurant offers sophisticated and friendly all-day dining to both residents and visitors alike. Situated on London Street, The Ivy Norwich Brasserie is within close proximity to many of the city’s most famous landmarks, transport links and points of interest. With a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, Norwich offers an idyllic setting for The Ivy Collection.

The brasserie is accessible and relaxed, holding back a number of tables for walk-ins, allowing locals to drop in throughout the day at their leisure. Whether visiting for a relaxing breakfast, working lunch, cocktails with friends or a three-course dinner, The Ivy Norwich Brasserie
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RosieB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding service from start to finish. Food was delicious and beautifully served. The interior was plush and exquisite. The only slight negative was we found it rather noisy, with the restaurant busy the music could have been turned down a couple of notches. However a wonderful evening and I cannot praise the staff enough for their hardwork.

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MaryS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really great. Best meal I have had for ages. Staff were really helpful.
It was a bit noisy, but generally the quality of the food made up for it. Can’t wait to go again.

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Bigfatdad
London
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service very good. Food very tasty. Wine list extensive but very pricy

SZ
SueZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff friendly and provided discreet efficient service. Overall a most amazing experience. Thank you.

PM
PaulM
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent atmosphere, Great service. Good food. Good choice on menu

MN
MichelleN
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to The Ivy and it was wonderful. Staff were very friendly and attentive, nothing seemed too much trouble and the food was very good. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch up with friends and was the first visit there for most of us. No one was disappointed. Meal was lovely, cocktails so good and friendly and helpful staff. Will def return.

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Esme
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at The Ivy for our 20th wedding anniversary dinner. It was one of the best meals I have had, service impeccable and our evening was made very special by the staff as well. I enjoyed it that much I am hoping to have my 50th birthday meal there with my family later in the year. Superb venue, food and staff - cannot fault at all. Thank you The Ivy!

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Victoria
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal (yet again!) at Ivy Norwich. The staff are always so helpful and polite, really make you feel at ease. Our waiter asked if we were celebrating and we said yes because we hadn’t seen each other since before the pandemic and they then brought us a large profiterole with congrats and a candle on! The extra touch was so sweet!

PS
PaulineS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were welcoming and the atmosphere was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, quality was exceptional and the service was the best we’ve had. Made our visit to Norwich a real memory. Gl if you get chance.

DB
DilettaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I do not usually leave bad reviews but yesterday night was extremely disappointing.
We were sat on a table, drinks took a while even though the cocktails were good. The food order was taken after a while. We had some starters and unfortunately the plates were still on the table when the mains arrived so we had our plates on our hands while we were served the mains. Once we finished the mains we were waiting for the plates to be taken off the table but after some time even though we wanted to go for desserts, we decided to ask for the bill because we waited long enough and we haven’t been considered. I expected something more especially in a restaurant that is charging for 12.5% of service charge. On top of that, it was my best friend birthday and it wasn’t special as we fought it would have been.

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Haychips
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday celebration dinner at The Ivy in Norwich. We had amazing attentive staff, wonderful food and atmosphere. We definitely recommend it and will be going back again.

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Poppy1
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Super food. Excellent service. Comfortable and quirky surroundings. My first visit to the Ivy, but definitely not the last.

JR
JoannaR
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Ivy was a delight, beautifully decorated and comfortable to be in. From being taken to our seats to the service throughout the meal the staff team were attentive and polite without being overly present at the table.
Very enjoyable lunch

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LouiseP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch at The Ivy, Norwich.
Decadence and delicious food. Staff very attentive and friendly.
We’ll be back again.
Thank you.

J
Julia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Lovely attentive staff despite the resturant being full.

The music was to loud to hear each other clearly - we had a table for 6 so quite spread out around a large oval table although noise level got better as the night wore on and other dinners left. Service excellent and attetion to detail. Two guests had burgers they thought that the meat was to undercooked and not quite right at the time (we should have said something at the time), both were sick later that night - possibly a coincidence?

They had similiar starters to the rest of the party who were fine. The main course fish dishes were excellent as was the vegetarian.

Our ocassion was a 21st birthday - the pre-ordered prosecco arrived as scheduled - thank you. Birthday cake at the end of the evening a really nice touch- thank you again.

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Mandy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, vibrant restaurant, excellent service, had a great evening

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topc
London
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have been to many of the Ivy Brasseries and the standard of food has been consistently good. Unfortunately the Ivy Norwich Brasserie did not achieve the same standard. The starter of Crispy Duck Salad was tasty. However I chose the Monkfish and Prawn curry as a main course and this was not at all enjoyable. It would have been difficult to know that the little pieces of tough fish were in fact Monkfish and the few prawns included were small and overcooked. Plus one of our side orders did not arrive with the main course and had to be requested again. The chocolate bombe was to standard.
The restaurant was very busy but given the prices charged I think it reasonable to expect a uniformity of standard. This was not the case.

TD
TD20123
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to celebrate hubby’s birthday . Lovely quality food ,lovely summer cocktails , lovely service and ambiance.. cannot fault anything

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JasonW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent 1st visit to The Ivy - The service was fantastic and food amazing, my only "mmmmm" is they add12.5% service charge to the bill, so where as I would have given the excellent waiter £10 tip which assume would go to all the staff they add on 12.5% automatically

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PhilL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Couldn’t fault the service or food… just a shane a family next to us had unruly children which was unfortunate …

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JoyM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Prawn Cocktail , Chicken Salad and Rum Bhaba . My husband had Duck Salad, Cod the Special menu and the Dinosaur Egg which was the special as well . Every course was lovely , the service was amazing and so attentive . I cannot fault anything about our visit . We will definitely be returning.

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Robster81
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service, beautifully laid tables, incredible food. Love it here!

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks and attentive staff. Would recommend.

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Ellie
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Staff were very friendly and atmosphere was great

MB
MichaelB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant food was TDF
All the staff were very efficient.
The decor is fab.
We had a gr8 time

RH
RobH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, Extremely welcoming. Great food.

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Greated by very friendly FOH. Waiting staff very efficient. Feel that dishes are a bit overpriced for food received. Restaurant is very noisy and tables too close together really. Not happy about paying set service charge of 12% ...should be left to customer to decide. Afraid, not going to rush back as had better in fine dining restaurants closer to home.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, fantastic service, amazing cocktails and great food

EF
ElizabethF
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! With a huge thank you Melinda who was super helpful and friendly from the offset. The Ivy Norwich are very lucky to have her!

RD
RachelD
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food . All the staff were very helpful and friendly

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Beth
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service was amazing and food to die for!

PR
PeterR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bussy fun atmosphere, beautifully decorated, excellent friendly staff, excellent vegetarian menu. Fun mocktails. We will be back again.

BB
BenB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service, quality of food and ambience are all excellent at the Ivy Norwich, we were looked after very well, the only downside is the cost, which does seem excessive especially on the drinks. For a special occasion it was a good choice.

EB
EricB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable experience as always. The service is always excellent - properly friendly and personable, not just going through the motions - the food is super and the ambience is spot-on. A bit on the pricy side but I guess that's to be expected. Overall a wonderful experience and our favourite place for a special night out.

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NickD
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Ivy experience. The staff were all amazing and saw to all our needs. The main course steak tartare was excellent but let down by the accompanying chips. Starter was scallops, but again it was let down as it felt like it had waited around to come out. Desert, chocolate bomb was fantastic. All small points that could be fixed really easily and would definitely not stop me going again.

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johna
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect late lunch at the Ivy. Friendly, attentive service from start to finish. Great value set menu. excellent food.
will be back !

SM
SamanthaM
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, calming yet interesting atmosphere. Amazing food and excellent service. A wonderful couple of hours!

CS
CathyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for our anniversary, food was delicious, service was great, we had a great time thanks.

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The Ivy Norwich Brasserie is rated 4.7 stars by 3592 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.