The Ivy on the Square

4.7
5967 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.
What 5967 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went today for our wedding anniversary it was Excellent food and service. Thank you to the executive chef and brigade and to all of the excellent front of house team.

However one regular guest made it uncomfortable for my wife and other female guests!

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ElleF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would recommend. Was lovely. Staff incredible!! Nice dinner date

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Martin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the overall experience was outstanding

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ValerieB
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love The Ivy food always good as is the service. Very friendly staff. Definitely will be back!

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JoanneT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ivy is consistently good. Fabulous food and attentive service.

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AlisonC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb from start to finish. Food staff were fantastic. will definitely be going again

JR
JulieR
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as usual, thank you!

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AnneA
London
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff are excellent and friendly. Service is so good. The toilets are spotless and smell lovely and fresh.

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LoveIvy
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner there. The food and service were perfect. The decor is beautiful. A great evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday meal

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KatharineG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a lovely welcome and were taken to our table upstairs. We had a French martini and an orange g&t. I ordered a shepherds pie and my friend ordered salmon fish cake , both were excellent. Our waiter ( his first week ) was attentive but not too much. We had time between each course which didn’t feel pressured. Be mindful there is a 10% service charge which we were unaware of but didn’t mind paying. We would certainly return and recommend it to anyone thinking of celebrating a special occasion or not

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bens
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the waiter that served us was one if the most ploute and professional people ive met, very very impressed with how he treated us, and the food was also on another level from the returaunts in the surrounding area

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VickyO
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good value, service impeccable. I accidentally dropped a dish and was amazed with the grace it was dealt with, first class. Would definitely recommend

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Paul
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very nice atmosphere service was great. I’d say the sea bass special was over priced and not very good but the rest was excellent. Would go again.

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RebeccaS
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service. Venue was lovely inside and all staff were welcoming. Our server was very attentive and made our visit great.

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a date day lunch with my Husband. It was nice and quiet. The food was great and we both enjoyed all courses. The service was amazing, every single person working in this restaurant were so happy and all nice and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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AlanM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

The food was average. We were celebrating a 60th birthday and was told one of our party couldn’t join us - yet there were lots of tables available. Our reservation was changed from 11:30 to 13:00 by the Ivy. The staff were apologetic - but not enough. It was a bit of a disaster. I won’t be back

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morvkirtlebridge1961
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch thoroughly enjoyed .. my friends first time at ivy and she loved it

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AmberD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, even brought over a birthday pudding.

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MaryR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good couldn't fault it and service really good

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LouiseM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the fish and my partner had the fillet steak both amazing...in fact nicest steak he's had.

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EleanorC
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at the ivy, the prices are a bit on the high side but having said that the service is outstanding. We’ve been a few times and will definitely return.

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NikkiC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, brilliant service - top quality service without it feeling intrusive or ostentatious. Lovely place for a special treat meal out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to ivy on the square Edinburgh for our anniversary, oh my goodness what a treat from start to finish, our waiter was Andrea he was fantastic, the food was amazing I had scallops then lobster linguine, apple pie, wow, others had prawn monkfish curry, cottage pie, creme brûlée, everything was top class, will definitely be back, thanks to the staff

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Jackson
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, value and ambience, a real pleasure

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BillieS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Waiter was extremely attentive kind & funny!
Food was 10/10

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PatriciaF
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were four for dinner on a Sunday evening. Good start when request for a particular table was fulfilled. Everyone enjoyed their food, sole was particularly good. Ibrahim, our waiter was efficient, friendly and entertaining. Will be back.

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JohnS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Devine best meal we have had in a long time you won’t be disappointed loved it

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LoveFood
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch for my friend’s birthday, nice touch when the staff brought over an individual cake with candle. Will definitely be back

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FionaC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious lunch in lovely surroundings. Would definitely recommend and would definitely dine here again.

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AliceR
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant and beautiful, tasty food! Slightly pricey, but worth it! The staff were very polite and helpful - service on point! Ideal for celebratory meal/cocktails. I will definitely be back soon :)

MB
MeganB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic evening. Perfect for couples. Polite waiters that couldn’t do enough

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AinsleyF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food was brilliant. Staff were very attentive. We were sitting next to the window which was lovely and bright. Everything was just perfect. Thank you.

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EvelynP
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. 'overly service. And staff excellent. Will be back

JK
JulieK
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love dining out at the Ivy. The staff, food and drink are excellent. Can’t wait to get back there. 🥂😍

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AndrewP
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever The Ivy, never fails to please.
Fantastic food, atmosphere excellent and as always a superb staff,knowledgable,polite and very attentive.

Very good on Covid regulations at all times.

Always a pleasure to dine here

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YvetteR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quick service from a lovely staff team. Food and cocktails were delicious.

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LOuiseS
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Disappointed in the quality of the food, I don’t feel it’s worth the price tag.

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AnneA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our afternoon tea at the Ivy. Great table, great food and service.

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Carolb
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious palate experience not to be missed, excellent service, relaxed ambience, stunning decor. Would visit again as too many nice choices in the menu. Five stars all round from me.

FAQs

The Ivy on the Square is rated 4.7 stars by 5967 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.