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The Ivy on the Square, Edinburgh, SCT

The Ivy on the Square

4.2
4.2
13410 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Lively
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 126 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

  • 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
  • Taste of Scotland Set Menu

    £22.95 per person

    2 Aug - 25 Aug 2024
    Dine on a selection of limited-edition Scottish-inspired dishes and enjoy two courses for £22.95 or three for £28.95. Enjoy favourites such as steamed Shetland mussels marinieré and Linlithgow haggis, neeps and tatties shepherd's pie served with rich red wine sauce, alongside various other classics. Available from the 2nd to the 25th of August
    Taste of Scotland Set Menu photo

What 13,410 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

13,410 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very slow service; we waited more than 45 minutes to get our order

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a lovely meal and the staff very attentive. Would visit again.

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  3. ChristineS

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Food was delicious with large portions. Very professional and attentive staff.

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  4. DelM

    Angus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious as always but service extremely slow. We were seated upstairs where seemed to be forgotten about. In the restaurant for over an hour and half just for two courses. Food was cooked to perfection and totally worth what pay for. Prefer the Glasgow Ivy to the Edinburgh one, where they are more attentive.

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  5. Fifitrix

    Bath

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice always love corner seat Love the food love the decor

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue, friendly staff, however the gluten free options are limited and the 1 dish I chose from the allergen guide actually had gluten in it, I have feed that back to the restaurant as had our server not known this I would have been very ill.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our meal third Ivy been to now and this one didn’t disappoint
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 4 days 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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were delicious but the service was lacking. It all really fell apart after the starters - they brought our mains out and our starter plates were still on the table. We then sat with our finished dessert plates for easily 15 minutes before having to ask for the bill (despite a manager in a suit resetting a table right next to us - surely she’s able enough at her job, being in that position, to notice things like this?) and then the card machine was brought over before our dessert plates were even cleared - just things like that aren’t the service you expect at the ivy. Disappointing when the service charge is £18+ for two adults and a child. This was a booking for 4:30pm so it was hardly peak times.

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  9. RobertS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Took my visiting friend from South Africa to The Ivy because it's my fave eatery in Edinburgh based on it's lovely setting and vibe. This time it was such a let down as we had the worst people's person as our waitron (turned out she was actually the manager) named Alexia. She wrongly took our very simplistic order and then very vocally tried to make it my fault when she brought the wrong order. She was intimidating and we were very embarrassed by her actions whilst trying to hide her own inability to take a very straightforward order of 2 eggs royale, one with hollandaise on the side and 1 breakfast special. Her excuse for an earlier delay in taking our order (45 minutes after sitting down) was because we did not have menus in front of us (???) The eggs royale with salmon, once we got it, was lovely, however, my husband ordered the breakfast special which was not nice at all....the smoked streaky bacon turned out to be unsmoked back bacon, not crispy at all, with pale, watery scrambled egg.....definitely not the standard you would expect from The Ivy. I've been to the Ivy various times before and have never had this type of treatment or quality of food. No thanks to Alexia for spoiling our much anticipated visit to The Ivy and then trying to make us feel bad for it in front of the other patrons, very unprofessional I'd say.

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  10. Portyshopper

    Glasgow

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Graduation
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 4 days 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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FAQs

The Ivy on the Square is rated 4.2 stars by 13410 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 126 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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