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The Ivy on the Square

4.7
4.7
6969 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Located in the prestigious St. Andrew Square, in the heart of Edinburgh, The Ivy on the Square is an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week.

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.

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Booked 236 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 09:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 09:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    0131 526 4777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Area

    Old Town

  • Parking Details

    Nearest parking is situated at Edinburgh Waverley train station.

  • Public Transit

    Edinburgh Waverley station, 5 min walk from the station.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,969 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Special Occasions

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Special Occasions

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful meal and the waiter make the experience very pleasant.

  2. GY

    GillianY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Attentive waiter but not in your face all the time. Great atmosphere and excellent for couples and parties alike.

  3. MA

    MarkA

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great destination restaurant which is actually reasonably priced. We always visit when in Edinburgh and thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere.

  4. LF

    LesF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food1service5ambience2

    Very disappointed in the food we had stater and main and was just tasteless to say the least however I can not fault the service the waiter was first class as well as the rest of the staff just a pity about the food cost and 12.5% gratuity- disgraceful

  5. RH

    RHIi

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bedt steak ever had and amazing wine, busy but nice atmosphere

  6. JC

    JemmaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    The food was average for the price and one of the starters were soggy while the bread was extremely salty. They also forgot the special request of a happy birthday tart for my partner which was disappointing.

  7. EA

    ElaineA

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter great service. Did not get made aware of service charge though. Don't agree with this as also tipped the waiter.

  8. CD

    CatherineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bought the afternoon tea as a gift for my mother and her friend x they absolutely loved everything about it - everything was just amazing and the staff even made a fuss over my mother as it was her birthday highly recommended- thank you for making it an afternoon tea to remember for her x

  9. R

    Robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service as always accompanied by very good food that is a pleasure to eat. Lovely venue for lunch in Edinburgh.

  10. C

    Cata1989

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as usual the best service the food was outstanding

  11. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and excellent food. This was a special treat for us and it was, indeed very special. We thought the service charge included in the bill was on the high side.

  12. AC

    AlanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely breakfast very nice.service very good. Well presented. . Can.t wait too go again

  13. N

    Nicim

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2

    Beautiful food and very attentive staff however the noise level was very high, the background music was loud and therefore everyone was having to talk very loudly over the top of it, so instead of a relaxing dining experience it was something of a struggle to enjoy the food and company.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good value and excellent service

  15. LM

    LyndaM

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Never been before but we had a lovely meal, they made it a enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back .

  16. HL

    HLSC

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great lunch yet again. Service was excellent. Cheese soufflé really delicious. Fish of the day, tuna with mango salsa was good but needed something else on the plate to take it to the next level and introduce other flavour.

  17. SE

    SandraE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful birthday lunch at the Ivy. Everything was perfect from the welcome at the front door, service at our table, fantastic choice of food and drink, beautiful surroundings and helpful and attentive staff. We couldn’t have asked for more and are already looking forward to a return trip. Thank you to everyone for making our day so special and for the lovely birthday profiteroles. Delicious and fun.

  18. MA

    MoragA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was lovely as were the staff. Good location. Lovely atmosphere

  19. E

    Edinpomme

    London

    199 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    199 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good quality food, consistent standards with other Ivy restaurants.

  20. NC

    NormanC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good quality good with excellent service. The 12.5% Service Charge was a downer though.

  21. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere, and fantastic staff. We'll definitely be back, and I highly recommend.

  22. HL

    HelenL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had afternoon tea, it was superb. The service was first class, quietly attentive. A lovely treat while in Edinburgh.

  23. GF

    GrahamF

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual , we enjoyed lunch. Our guests were there for the first time and were very impressed.

  24. FN

    FergusN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    First visit. A very pleasant surprise to find the IVY is a very well decorated modern dining room. Food was excellent and staff highly efficient. Most enjoyable. (Only criticism I would make was felt table was in a bit of a busy corridor although didn't notice it much as time went on - I would book an upstairs table next time.)

  25. JR

    JasonR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great setting, great service followed by great food

  26. EM

    ElaineM

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been before but this was even better. Loved the food especially the crispy duck salad. Nice wine, good atmosphere and the waiting staff were great.

  27. CS

    ClaireS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I booked the Ivy for my parents, it was a birthday treat. I can't thank the staff enough for giving my parents a fabulous experience, they truly loved every moment. Food was fabulous, service was exceptional and Giulia, went above and beyond by ensuring the drinks were on the table for their arrival and my gift was on the table (voucher to pay for the meal). It was a last minute booking and Giulia made it so special. They also enjoyed the complementary "birthday" profiteroles. It try is a special place, I've never have a bad experience.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always great service and food, value was excellent

  29. A

    Ace13

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The surroundings are nice, the staff are impeccable very efficient and friendly. The drinks were great, the food was ok, starters were very tasty and original but the main course was a bit flat.

  30. AB

    AndrewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious ,service was great,value was acceptable,music very loud

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambience & nice cocktails

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and the staff were all so great!!!

  33. AC

    AmyC

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’m so sorry I can’t remember the gentleman’s name who served us. He had the section to the right as you come in the door on the 1st floor at 4.45 when we came in. He was so lovely and tentative, an asset to the company. Every staff member we interacted with was so welcoming. The food and cocktails were incredible

  34. DA

    DavidA1984

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time we’ve been and managed to get a table within an hour of looking on OpenTable. Don’t get me wrong, the food isn’t cheap but it was fantastic and for our 10th anniversary, we loved it! Would definitely come here again!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn’t fault anything - perfect as always.

  36. AC

    AlisterC

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Good menu with ample selection. Good atmosphere. Staff friendly & helpful.

  37. JN

    JulieN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you're looking for somewhere special, then The Ivy is the place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, our waiter was very attentive, food delicious and the ambience very relaxing and calm.

  38. RB

    RonnieB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Portion sizes have reduced are not acceptable any more. The restaurant was less than half full at lunchtime on a sunny Sunday. I think they will lose custom if this is not rectified. It's a shame because restaurant and service are exceptional but food portions are not acceptable.

  39. AM

    AshleyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Normally have a great experience at the Ivy but this was not one of them, got our drinks order wrong, then our food order wrong, food was not very fresh and not prepared to the usual high standard.

  40. EC

    EmmaC

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely stunning restaurant. Atmosphere great. Food unbelievably delicious. Ibram our waiter was first class.

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The Ivy on the Square is rated 4.7 stars by 6969 OpenTable diners

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Make a booking

2 people

September 2021
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Booked 236 times today
Google Map for The Ivy on the Square

6 St. Andrew Square Edinburgh, EH2 2BD

  • Area

    Old Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 09:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 09:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Nearest parking is situated at Edinburgh Waverley train station.

  • Public Transit

    Edinburgh Waverley station, 5 min walk from the station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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