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The Ivy on the Square

4.7
4.7
6311 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 237 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, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,311 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

95% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

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  • Edinburgh

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were given a voucher at Xmas 2019 and it was very generously extended twice by The Ivy . This occasion was us using the voucher. The drinks, food everything made it a wonderful evening.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, lovely ambiance and great service. Cocktails were good. The decor is gorgeous. First time to The Ivy and will go back.

  3. KT

    KateT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our time in the ivy. Food lovely and ambience fabulous.

  4. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very enjoyable afternoon with great food and service Love to return

  5. AT

    AlanT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service in really nice surrounding

  6. MK

    MarkK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food1service1ambience5

    The food was no more than Luke warm, and no apology offered when we told the staff

  7. K

    Kalps

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and food. Can’t wait to go back :-)

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Husbands birthday brunch

  9. AC

    AlisonC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great from start to finish lovely welcome when we arrived no waiting escorted to our table right away food and service fantastic will be going again thanks

  10. MC

    MummyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed delicious breakfasts of avocado benedict. The food was well presented and served by very professional staff. The coffee was excellent too.

  11. J

    Jkiernan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came after I proposed to my partner and we had a fantastic time. The staff was amazing and they couldn’t do enough for us. Everyone was so warm and friendly and they had some great touches that made out night amazing! Thank you so much

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent, as were the drinks. This was our first visit to the Ivy and we will be back. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is wanting to eat out for a special occasion. Pricey, but worth it!

  13. FD

    FionaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Classy restaurant in a great Edinburgh location. Staff are friendly. Food is nice

  14. NW

    NatalieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal look forward to trying other cities will defo be nk

  15. GM

    GlennM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food excellent service excellent establishment

  16. YW

    YvonneW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lovely and good portions. Our waiter was excellent,

  17. VH

    VictoriaH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect treat for a birthday or occasion. Food was delicious too.

  18. KP

    KathyP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    😀 Good place and very friendly staff lovely place

  19. CM

    CatrionaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were amazing. We will definitely be back.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the seamless entrance, where two very friendly hostesses took our bags, to our waiter who was very attentive, friendly and more than knowledgable on the menu, they all helped make our experience fantastic from start to finish. Having dined in the York and London Ivy restaurants previously, I’d more than confidently say our experience in the Edinburgh restaurant tops them all. Will certainly be back.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very warm welcome!! Staff were so lovely and made us feel special 🥰 The place as a whole is just beautiful 🤩 The food was fantastic!!

  22. SG

    SusanG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chocolate bomb best pudding I’ve ever had!!! Lovely meal and cocktails with very attentive staff.

  23. JW

    JeniW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal, our favourite during our trip to Edinburgh. Children were well catered for & even got some extra shortbread as they loved it so much!

  24. AM

    AMcL

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch with my daughter to celebrate her passing her exams. The Ivy was just perfect for the occasion. Staff were friendly from the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome. We had a table overlooking the square. Once ordered our food arrived not long after and it was stunning. The atmosphere was relaxed so we did not feel rushed. I would definitely recommend The Ivy and am looking forward to returning

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great dining experience

  26. A

    Aisodrisc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Booked for a reunion with my mum after 17 months apart during lockdown. It was so enjoyable, the blood orange margueritas were amazing, my mum raved about the sea bream & my daughter was wowed by the chocolate bombe! The cost of the meal although not outrageous was quite pricey but worth it for a special treat, wonderful service & atmosphere.

  27. MH

    MaryH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful anniversary celebration at the Ivy on the Square. Service was friendly and efficient. The cocktails were most enjoyable, the wine superb and the food was excellent. Although our table was beside the window, there was no noise from outside traffic. The temperature in the restaurant was perfect, in light of the fact that it was a hot day. Will definitely return.

  28. AF

    AlistairF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Having lunch with two friends, who I have bot seen for months, we all found ourselves having the most enjoyable experience - from the delicious food, the attentive and friendly staff. All in all a fabulous experience.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Rome

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful experience. We had a stunning dinner for our anniversary and the staff couldn’t have done more for us.

  30. JE

    JamesEmma

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very helpful and friendly staff, duck salad was the best starter I had ever had. An all round awesome experience. Birthday profitterole made me smile thank you!! Xx

  31. K

    Kathleenw

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    We were really disappointed with the attitude of one of your team . She wax patronising and completely rude to us. Our food took ages to arrive and we had to ask for desert menus twice, desert took ages to come. When this lady told us our 2 hours were up we asked if we could sit outside and finish our drinks she said no, it was only that the young waitress advised her of the delays we had she decided we could. You could have made so much more money with us as we would have ordered more drinks but your timings didn’t allow for that( even although it want our fault) I use the Ivy quite regular, but I have found recently your service is deteriorating! The Ivy in the Square was unacceptable. It wa a special occasion for my sisters 60th ! Shame as I would (in the past) have always recommended the Ivy Grill . Regards Kathleen Whittam 07722 681296

  32. AH

    AnnaH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant in a great location in Edinburgh. Nice relaxed atmosphere Staff were very friendly and helpful and the cheese soufflé was just delightful Absolutely nothing to fault. Food, staff and location just spot on

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A most enjoyable experience @ theivyonthesquare, Lovely food and cocktails and very friendly staff.👌

  34. CS

    ChristineS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit and extremely pleased with the experience.

  35. NF

    NeilF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed The Ivy, can’t wait to go back again 😁

  36. MR

    MargaretR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had s lovely lunch last Sunday. The service was excellent. Food was good especially the Haggis Bon Bons! Prices are in line with City Centre dining. Lovely being upstairs with the view if the gardens in St Andrew Square.

  37. MH

    MarcH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waiter was amazing very polite and friend. Made us feel very welcomed his customer service was fantastic. Breakfast was lovely. He waiter even have my my friend who’s 30th birthday it was an desert with a candle excellent service great attention to detail. So very impressed will be returning again thank you.

  38. LC

    LouiseC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was perfect, amazing service and fantastic food. Can’t wait to to return

  39. GC

    GillC

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great ambience and first class service.

  40. RT

    RobT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and drinks. Staff extremely helpful. Will definitely be back.

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The Ivy on the Square is rated 4.7 stars by 6311 OpenTable diners

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2 people

July 2021
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Booked 237 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, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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