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About The Ivy on the Square
Located in the prestigious St. Andrew Square, in the heart of Edinburgh, The Ivy on the Square is an all-day brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week.
The restaurant will also feature a Parisian-style outdoor terrace and a bar, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining just a stone’s throw from Princes Street.
Edinburgh, EH2 2BD
British, Afternoon Tea
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: 8am - midnight
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 9am - 11pm
£26 to £40
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
0131 526 4777
The Ivy on the Square Ratings and Reviews
Having been to the original Ivy in London I knew what to hope for. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with slick front of house and simple food done very well. While the menus has been developed from the original there are still some old favourites just with a twist. For example the crispy duck starter was very good and like the fish cake not quite how the original Ivy do them.
Overall an excellent addition to the Edinburgh restaurant scene.
I had heard some initial mixed reviews so either they have finessed the service and food or we were lucky on the night.
Met a friend for a birthday breakfast on a Sunday at 10am. We had a lovely table by the window. Our waitress was delightful, and offered to get us a drink as soon as we sat down. The breakfast menu is varied with healthy options and non-healthy! Good selection of juices and smoothies. I had the avocado on rye that came topped with pomegranate and lime. It was delicious, and a good portion. I hope they continue to maintain the high standards we experienced on this visit. I can see this being a regular restaurant for us.
Post Christmas celebration.
Welcome, warm. Service could not be faulted, again friendly , informative and willing to request an alteration to a dish.
Favourite starter Truffle Arancini
Main Aromatic Unspicy(on request) Duck-delicious. My Husband loved his Burnt Cream pudding.
Loved this Restaurant, will return
Thank you all.
First time in IVY, Edinburgh having visited London and hoping Edinburgh would be similar or equal. Definitely not disappointed with any of the main aspects. Only disappointment was that having arrived early there were no seats at the bar. Our table was ready, so we sat down, had a drink and shared a small starter while we waited for our friends. I am not usually a salad person, but tried the apple and stilton salad which was absolutely fantastic. The toasted hazelnuts and the apple and stilton together with the dressing made me very glad that I had chosen it. My wife had the duck salad and was equally delighted. The mains and wines were lovely, so we now know that edinburgh has an Ivy to match London's. Great.
This was our second meal and it lived up to the first. We had a good table, it was not too noisy which meant we could hear ourselves talk. Our server, Alessio (?) was excellent. We rated our starters as excellent (tuna carpaccio and the wild mushroom brioche), we both chose the chicken Milanese which was very good with various vegetable sides. The Gavi went well with the meal. We both had the apple tart which was wonderful. Finished off with two decaf espresso. Overall a great birthday meal.
This is the second time in a month we have visited the Ivy. First time it was a very pleasant discovery. We fine out regularly and to find a place of character, class and interesting Brunch cuisine is special. The second visit confirmed that. The Ivy will now be one of a select number of places regularly.
We had an evening with friends who hadn't been to The Ivy on the Square before. They absolutely loved the whole experience, as did we. The food was delicious but unpretentious with a good variety of choice. Just as important as the food, the staff provide just the right amount of attention without being overbearing or fussy. The atmosphere is friendly and lively but not too noisy. All in all this is a great addition to the Edinburgh dining scene.
Great atmosphere and the staff are always very pleasant. We have had afternoon tea a couple of times, it would be good if the cake options were 3 of a choice of 5 as they have been the same each time, just to change it up, but a small gripe as it is a wonderful treat and experience.
I live in France but was visiting the UK for the Christmas break. I had already had a lovely Christmas Eve lunch with a friend at the Ivy ne Chelsea Green and then I wanted to have a nice birthday lunch with my two son son when I was in Edinburgh. It's often a problem to find somewhere with a lovely atmosphere but welcoming to children and where I am eat nicely prepared and healthy food and they can indulge too. The Ivy on the Square fitted the bill perfectly. I would like to see more vegan options on the menu but the combination of tradition, classics, local and seasonal fayre does give a wide selection to choose from that suits almost everyone. I choose to eat vegan if I can find a healthy (and original) dish but otherwise i will occasionally eat fish. I had a lovely crab linguine, with a special side of wilted winter greens, and fantastic sourdough bread. My sons had shepherd's pie and steak, eggs and chips. We shared two desserts; a perfect apple tart with flambeed Calvados and a big ice-cream cherry sundae. The service was friendly and helpful. The place was buzzing and we had a great view over the square.
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