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The Ivy on the Square, Edinburgh, SCT

The Ivy on the Square

4.2
4.2
13134 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Ivy on the Square is an all-day British brasserie serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 125 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:30–23:00 Sun 08:30–22:00
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • A Toast To Spring

    £27.50 per person

    11 Apr - 14 Apr 2024
    The days are getting longer and lighter and to toast the warmer weather arriving this week we are offering a complimentary glass of red, white or rose wine when you dine from our seasonal ‘Toast to Spring’ menu.
    A Toast To Spring photo
  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu photo
  • The Ivy On The Square Afternoon Tea

    £32.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Beautifully presented in a three-tied stand and served with your choice of tea or coffee, The Ivy Afternoon Tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones with rich clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, and dainty cakes and tarts, crafted with the finest ingredients. *Prices are subject to change.
    The Ivy On The Square Afternoon Tea photo

What 13,134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

13,134 Reviews
  1. AmyB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nothing like the Ivy in London. Second time being turned away at door despite tables being empty and booking available on website and on open table?

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was given a voucher for my birthday and this is the reason I went for afternoon tea. The fact I had to pay extra for a 2nd cup of coffee was a bit much seeing as it was just shy of £100 for two for the food and 2 glasses of “champagne” No complaints about the service as the staff were attentive and service was pretty quick. We got 2 small sandwiches and one small roll each. 4 small scones with cream&jam, 2 red velvet cakes, two small chocolate mousse type cups and 2 profiteroles.

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  3. HazelM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, lovely ambiance, excellent staff who left us alone but also made us feel special.
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 1 day ago
    We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service lovely restaurant menu a bit basic and for the price there are better places to eat .
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 1 day ago
    Hello Opentable Diner, thank you; we appreciate your feedback!

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  5. TheIvyFan

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Early dinner prior to train journey so timing and length of service was great. Food was good standard and usual to Ivy presentation. Service was very good, Sean dealt with all our requirements well and was open to conversation as well as being attentive during dining. As I had mentioned it was a birthday, we were presented with a lovely mini dessert in celebration of this. All in all a great experience.
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 1 day ago
    Opentable Diner, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience!

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  6. Fatshone

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, very nice surroundings and pleasant staff. Service a little slow, coffee a little cold!

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  7. EdwardG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and food were fantastic however, we felt a little rushed as we didn't get to finish are starter before the mains arrived. Other than that it was beautiful. The waiter serving us was very polite. The poor lad was rushed of his feet the entire time we were there.

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  8. CesarT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good option for a meal, the set menu ots ok and will find fancy cocktails
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 2 days ago
    Opentable Diner, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations!

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  9. ElaineS

    Edinburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I took my granddaughter to celebrate her 14th birthday. Our food choice was excellent and it was lovely that the restaurant recognised her birthday with a cake and candle. It was a nice touch and a lovely surprise! The downside is the service charge added to the bill for a table of two! I find it disappointing that a restaurant adds a service charge. I feel a service charge should be discretionary and decided by the customer not the restaurant. I do feel The Ivy should reconsider an obligatory service charge and allow the customer to decide on the merits of service.

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  10. ClaudiaG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Très bon accueil, serveur très agréable, cadre magnifique et nos plats étaient très goûteux.
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 2 days ago
    Opentable Diner, thank you so much for the positive review!

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FAQs

The Ivy on the Square is rated 4.2 stars by 13134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 125 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy on the Square

6 St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, SCT EH2 2BD

Additional information

  • Area
    Old Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 08:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 08:30–23:00 Sun 08:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • 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
  • Additional
    Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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