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.
It was a last minute booking and we had no expectations aside from looking at the menu online and deciding that it catered well for our group (3 vegetarians, I pescatarian and one meat eater). The service was extremely good without being obtrusive. The food was thoroughly lovely, we all had something different and all enjoyed it very much. Next time we are in Edinburgh we will look forward to returning, and dressing up a bit more! All in all, a real treat of an evening.
Had a lovely time at the ivy table service was excellence nice treat for our girly weekend
As ever an excellent experience from being met at the door and shown to our seat ,through to leaving after a great meal.
Superb service from the waitress,sorry did not get her name,very knowledgeable on menu which is always appreciated.
Looking forward to our next visit
Well its certainly not like the london branch. Expensive poor quality food. The Salmon was very plain and the burger very dry. Just a burger not even a tomato on it!! Very sad and sorry looking in deed. I would skip the Ivy and head to just about any other restaurant in Edinburgh for a better meal.
Service was good. Food was nothing special. Cost is expensive when compared to the good quality. Have eaten in much better places for less money. Don’t like the added service charge on the bill. Tipping should be discretionary. We are not American.
Could not fault the service from the staff - they could not do enough for you and I really liked how we were not rushed when we finished our meal. Instead we were left to enjoy our drinks and chat.
The food was stunning - I had the fish cake for main and the scallops to start, both delicious.
Noise level I marked as 3 however this is not a complaint - it was a busy Saturday afternoon and the chatter of other diners added to the vibe.
Will definitely be back!
Have visited a few times and never been disappointed!
Tasty food and Fabulous service, excellent venue to catch up with friends for lunch
Had a fantastic first time experience at The Ivy. Service tremendous, food and drink fantastic. A lovely relaxing lunch with no pressure. Will be back for sure 😊
Such lovely staff and delicious food. Some of our party were running late due a delayed flight and they could not have been more understanding.
Service was excellent and the food was delicious, the restaurant had a lovely relaxed atmosphere, I will definitely return so I can try more of the menu selection
Great as ever. Menu changes seasonally and great service. Perfect Friday wind down.
Overcrowded and tables too close together. I felt like I was sitting on next table - hearing there conversations.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and drinks, our server was lovely and friendly. The only downside was that we were sat near front door and it was pretty draughty
Very overpriced for quality. Food was good but average. Out for a meal with the kids (2 of who are adults and one 12 year old). Bill wag £316. 4 people had 2 courses and 1 person had 3 courses. 4 people had 2 alcoholic drinks and the child had 2 glasses of juice. Steak was £29 + £3 sauce + £4 chips totalling £36. Steak was ok but had much better elsewhere for cheaper. Tuna steak comes in at £27. Service was excellent from food waiter but waited an age for drinks waiter. Overall enjoyed our evening but nothing exceptional for an exceptional price.
Our Waitress was fabulous very attentive caring and friendly and food was very good
Excellent food and service . The entrance / cloakroom is a little small and disorganised - especially on a rainy evening but otherwise an excellent experience .
Friendly welcome, perfect waiter! Even brought my guest a complimentary raspberry tartlet with a candle in it when he heard it was a birthday treat. A lovely touch!! Excellent pescatarian afternoon tea.
Lovely place to eat or for drinks.
Only complaint was that it was quite dark and service could have been quicker but I understand it was busy.
All food was lovely and would be back.
fabulous food,brilliant service ,second time there will be back.
had a meal here with my wife as a treat from my family for my 70th birthday. super meal and service - was even given a small pastry with a candle in it when the after dinner cocktails were brought to our table
Delightful place one may not even notice. Plush comfortable dining room and bar with a beer garden. Josh, our, waiter did an excellent job. My wife enjoyed the vegetarian cauliflower steak with a Moroccan Spice. I enjoyed the roast Cod w sausages and peppers. The chenin blanc by the glass was nice. Highly recommend.
FABULOUS. CAN'T RECOMMEND ENOUGH. FOOD WAS TO DIE FOR AND SERVICE SECOND TO NONE. STAFF ARE WONDERFUL FROM FRONT DESK TO SERVERS.
Amazing as always
So good I’m going again on Friday with my sister. Excellent service. Food delicious and coffee great. Particularly enjoyed my second coffee which was complimentary.
Lekker eten, mooi kader, heerlijke wijn en super vriendelijk!
The ivy is an exceptional place to go I always have a great time when I'm there and the food and cocktails are outstanding
Nice place - but the food is very poor quality for the price charged.
Excellent customer service and attentiveness. Relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend
Fantastic food with excellent and informed service at dinner. Great ambience and will continue to visit
Very enjoyable . Good food and good service . Perhaps the DJ not required as the background music a bit irritating but we would certainly go again .
We went for my friend’s birthday as a surprise brunch and asked for the staff to bring some Prosecco to the table on arrival which they did without even being prompted. They were really accommodating and even brought her a little cake and candle at the end which was a really nice extra touch. Service was great and we all really enjoyed the food. Will definitely visit again!
Heard so much about the Ivy but found it rather disappointing. The food was ok, but the service was patchy at best.
Exceeded our expectations, the manage went above and beyond for us. Food was excellent as was the service. Even a little cake as a surprise for my auntie.
Second time here. Lovely meal, great service, great location. Very buzzy atmosphere. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.
Excellent food with good portion size, great service and good atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Food excellent. Fantastic location. Nice touch as complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary. Service was amazing.
Great food and great service.
Beautiful decor and we were upgraded to a nice table as we were celebrating our Anniversary. Nice touch.
As usual, it was a very high standard and you never cease to impress, particularly re your exemplary staff and absolutely delicious menu, catering for vegans and vegetarians.
The only slight negative (but obviously outwith your control), was the very high level of noise but perhaps this is because on this occasion, we were upstairs where it seemed to be more amplified than usual so we required to almost have to shout at each other. Having said this, however, it gave us more privacy to talk and, after all, it was a busy Saturday night, a very happy background noise, full of laughter and innocent fun plus the other diners were merely out having a good time, so this is not really a complaint but only an observation. Thank you once again to you all. Rock on!
Didnt like the entry system, all a bit tight. Staff all nice. Table a bit tight for such an upmarket place. Service was very good. Food was OK but not particularly impressive.