The Ivy on the Square
The restaurant features a Parisian-style outdoor terrace and a bar, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining just a stone’s throw from Princes Street.
Service was friendly and welcoming. Tables were too cramped and the noise a little loud but the food and drink more than made up for it.
Absolutely fantastic meal! Will definitely be making another reservation again soon
Lived up to expectations on all fronts. Look forward tone to visit
This was my second visit and I have been impressed on both occasions, particularly this time,as I feel that the food has improved. The service was impeccable and I did not feel I was being rushed. The only disadvantage is the noise level, which rendered conversation difficult as the restaurant filled up, however, old age and fading hearing was possibly a contributor factor.
Our first visit and already looking forward to our next. A birthday breakfast that was a delight. Lovely welcome from attentive and very professional staff who care about the customer and their experience. Always smiling and personable. Food excellent French style within a relaxing but stylish setting. Highly recommend for casual dining or a special occasion.
Had a lovely meal at the ivy. Food and service was excellent could not fault it definitely would go back.
My first time at the Ivy, St Andrew Square and very much enjoyed the food, service and overall experience.
Food and service was brilliant, however the only downside was the table. It was right next to the servers area and was very cramped. Felt more like an after thought then a genuine table. Granted we booked the table 2-3hrs before we arrived but we saw ample tables that were empty and set but no one was there the entire time we were there. Would have changed the entire experience. despite this the food was sublime and the service was top notch!
Great food. Great staff. ! Would definitely go back
Lovely food, service was a little slow but people where very nice
The welcome area needs to be altered (too small and uninviting).
The service is normally good but on this occasion it wasn't up to scratch.
Our starters arrived before our drinks?
Poor show on this occasion but we will try again soon.
Very nice lunch, not cheap but better than average quality. Only slightly marred by volume of music being too high.
The food was definitely not worth the price. A bowl of crab linguine was £17.95 & the quality was not great. The server was attentive but not welcoming, friendly or polite. We didn’t have the option to not tip her as it was included which I thought was uncalled for as we were only a table of 2.
The peach Bellinis were good.
Food was really good. Excellent service. Would happily visit again.
We had a wonderful breakfast/brunch a the Ivy. Food cooked perfectly, service was fab, staff were courteous and attentive and got the balance right with being aware without 'hovering. Decor nice and breakfast served with silver tea pots etc. Felt like a lovely treat.
There is a service charge included but we were happy to pay it as we had such a lovely experience.
Yes I would recommend this restaurant, service was good and the location is very central. However the food is overpriced for what it was, I had lobster which I didn’t enjoy as it was quite over cooked.
Lovely meal not so keen on our table it was downstairs at the window we dare usually upstairs
It was a bit chilly but had a great night
Food wasn’t as good as our last visit but still tasty. We were seated at the round tables as you come in the door way and although they have a curtain up to help stop the cold air the freezing breeze each time someone entered or left still made its way towards us which wasn’t ideal. Other than that it’s a lovely restaurant
This was bookend for anniversary weeks in advance. Was looking forward to it after all the hype when it opened.... completely overpriced for less than average food!
Great food and efficient service set in a fantastic interior. Food was very well priced which was a nice surprise. Only negative is the noise levels are quite high so if you’re looking for a relaxing atmosphere this may not be the place for you. However, there was a good atmospheric energy overall and we enjoyed our experience.
Fantastic service, amazing food and great ambience. Would recommend to anyone lol Are already planning to go back for my mum's birthday. The scallops and then the blackened cod are fantastic - especially with chips with parmesan and truffle 🥰😍
I just felt there was a real air of smugness about the place as if the staff looked down on paying customers - the impression I got sadly was the staff thought the customers should consider them lucky for being there. The mindset seems to be let the staff show off instead of be invisible and totally focus on giving the customer such a fantastic experience that they can’t wait to return
Love The Ivy but would like a few more vegetarian choices.
I got the meal for a birthday present. The whole thing was great. Really good service, the staff were lovely and helpful. We had a seat up stairs which was lovely looking out the windows. We decided we will be back.
It was just like being in an upmarket canteen. Pretentious. Half of red wine list not available.
Staff felt rushed. Pretty impersonal.
Food average. No better than pub food.
Evening celebrating daughters birthday , great night good food great service particularly from Bogdan who really looked after us .
Excellent food and great price. Overall however noise level was too high to have an enjoyable conversation.
Excellent early evening dinner for 2, service was perfect and food lovely, looking forward our next visit.
Great place for lunch - menu is good (although more choice of salads would be appreciated) but something for everyone. Service was prompt & efficient
Ok so we enjoyed ourselves but there are a few buts.... far too much salt on the zucchini nibbles, yes I know they us to order more drinks but these were verging on inedible! The chips too were very salty and for the price of the steaks, which were very tasty, I think they should have been included. The restaurant was quiet so the ambience was not wonderful and again given the prices the table should have been bigger as we had to constantlyshift every thing around!
Great service and atmosphere. Also loved the food.
It was a joint birthday lunch . The restaurant surprised us with a complimentary dessert
I had a lovely meal at the Ivy. The service was excellent and the food delicious.
Beautiful meal for my daughters birthday. Staff were helpful and discrete when dealing with a member of our table who required assistance due to a leg injury.
Reminds me of the service I received at the Ivy Covent Garden.
The Ivy was a surprise. I’ve walked by it several times but have never been in. It was a great Sunday evening meal with a friend. The cocktails and food were good. The duck salad was delicious and a standout of the entire meal
Fab food, beautifully presented, great service. Would highly recommend.
Fantastic service and great food for a lazy Sunday lunch. Would highly recommend
Food was very good but we were really disappointed with the service. We were 30mins late in being allocated our table. When we did move from the bar to the table, the waiter explained that he would put our bottle of wine over in the wine cooler, but left my husband with an empty glass. He then didn’t bring my husband’s sauce for his steak, and at the end of our meal, we asked him twice if he could book a taxi for us - he didn’t. In the end, we went to the front desk ourselves and ended up standing at the front door waiting for around 20mins, still no taxi (even though 2 had come for other customers in the meantime). We ended up having to walk back to our hotel in the freezing cold, which really wasn’t a pleasant end to what we had expected to be a lovely evening.
Loved the experience busy vibrant restaurant, starters excellent, my cod was over cooked , but the rest of the table throughly enjoyed . Sweets were great loved the theatre of the ice cream bomb and salted caramel sauce .