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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
Delighted that the Ivy has opened in Edinburgh and embraced every aspect of their established excellence. Welcomed local and European excellent serving staff who provided an experience of the highest quality. The menu is something Edinburgh has lacked for many years - confidence in adding aspects of the best of European food to traditional recipes. The food was of the highest standards, service, linen table settings all reflected five star quality - but not at five star prices! Criticism? It's very hard to currently get a weekend table and sadly this review might encourage more diners - happy to live with that since will just book well ahead!
When we told the driver our destination, he said very good choice sir. He was correct. We started with cocktails, several appetizers and wine, followed by more wine and a great tasting meal. We even had dessert, the "chocolate bomb" and it was very, very good. The service was friendly, but not familiar. Overall, a great place with great tasting meal. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Fantastic service and food for our sons Masters graduation celebration! So glad we booked here. The fact one of the party had a starter then another starter for main, and another member had a starter and side for a main course was not a problem! Only downside was the added service charge that we weren't aware of, but fantastic, shall return soon
Overall a very good experience food and wine was excellent and the waitress Marta was very attentive to us . My only complaint is the service charge on the bill I only looked at the total payment and left a tip as which is normal in Scotland this is being to American. Service charge I can understand for large groups but 2 people
Very good meal and efficient friendly service. We ate a la carte and there was a good choice of dishes. Table linen and napkins, good cutlery. Everything was presented very nicely. We didn't like the added 12.5% and that we were not asked if we agreed with that. But nonetheless we will be back because the food was delicious.
My husband and I had a lovely meal at The Ivy on the Square. We had read reviews and some said small portions and the next said portions perfect! I would have to agree with the latter, of anything portions were generous. Food good quality and staff very attentive. We will be back!
Very popular place We were lucky and got an upstairs table. It is a bit quieter there.
My only gripe was the delay in taking our order. Otherwise the food was great and the service good. Not a gourmet dining place, just good honest grub. Wine is reasonably priced as well. I recommend you try it !
Amazing food- just perfect, not overwhelming. I had a whole lobster which was cooked to perfection. My boyfriend had steak which was very nicely cooked. We had cocktails at the bar before sitting at the table which were very nice. Bartenders seemed to have extensive knowledge and skills making cocktails. We also enjoyed wine that complemented our dish really well. Dessert was ah-mazing.
Would totally recommend the chocolate bombe- it was an experience! Service definitely deserve 5 stars as well. Couldn’t be happier. A perfect place for a special birthday treat 😀
A Wonderful experience from beginning to end. We dined on a Tuesday evening to celebrate a birthday and from the minute we were lead through the curtains to our table it felt like we were in a very special place. The restaurant was busy and you could feel there was a general excitement from fellow diners knowing they were in a soecial establishment with beautiful decor. There is so much to take in - stunning art decor details and perfect lighting. We were worried the food might not live up to expectations but everything ordered was superb from the apple & Stilton salad, to the blackened cod and then the apple tart - which had been decorated with a chocolate Happy Birthday sign - a lovely touch. All the staff were brilliant - very attentive without making if feel stuffy. We had a table upstairs which had great views. We both have been talking about what a fantastic time we had here and almost want to keep the Ivy to ourselves as I imagine it will be booked out - we want to go back again asap. It's our new favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. Well done The Ivy and thank you for choosing Edinburgh!
My partner and I had a great date night at The Ivy. As soon as you slip through the heavy curtain at the front reception area you’re taken back by the grandeur of the place.
We had the liveliest French waitress who was always available should we need her. The food was delicious, our white wine was fabulous.
We can’t fault The Ivy, it will be a staple date night in the years ahead I’m sure
I had a lovely meal on Saturday evening. Service was attentive although a bit fast to start with. We asked to have a break before dessert and this made the meal more leisurely and enjoyable. The food was delicious. We had the steak with chips and fried eggs. There were so many things to choose from. We also really enjoyed the theatricality of the chocolate bomb. Cocktails and coffee were lovely too. We will be back!
We came for a birthday and it was just fabulous. Great food, atmosphere and the staff were excellent.
Loved the fact only dinners were allowed access which meant it was not rammed at the bar, which is typical in central Edinburgh.
We had dinner and a few drinks at the bar before leaving. A great addition to Edinburgh....we will be back!
First visit to to the restaurant and we had a great dining experience. The food was delicious and great value for money with the set meal menu a great option. The service was faultless, so friendly and attentive without pretention which can often be how restaurants of this caliber are perceived.
Visited twice in one day whilst having a Christmas shopping day. It was perfect! Staff great and food heavenly, so tasty and good! They couldn't make me a piña colada but maybe next time? Caught the train home by the skin of our teeth thanks to super fast checkout by staff when I looked at the time and realised we had been there far too long...sprint to Waverley! Worth it though, will be back again. Thank you The Ivy.
we really enjoyed our leisurely lunch at the Ivy on the Square, so much so we are ready to go back anytime soon! It was also reasonable, at 16.50 for two courses (all we could manage!), or 21.50 for three The place itself is gorgeous and waiting staff all extremely polite and helpful.
My daughter and I wanted to have lunch somewhere special to celebrate her birthday and her recent graduation. The staff were friendly and attentive especially our waitress Ursula. The sun was streaming through the window and a blind was lowered without asking. The food was exceptional, finishing with the chocolate bomb pudding, which was very theatrically presented. All in all a wonderful experience.
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