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The Ivy on the Square, Edinburgh, SCT

The Ivy on the Square

4.2
4.2
13316 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

21:00


Booked 104 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
  • Father's Day

    £29.50 per person

    16 Jun 2024 only
    Celebrate your father figure with our Father's Day special menu. Dine on two courses for £29.50 or three for £34.50 and enjoy seasonal dishes alongside Ivy classics and an exclusive Father’s Day dessert, from 11:30am.
    Father's Day 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 13,316 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
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Most Booked

  • Edinburgh

    Most Booked

13,316 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    After having lots of positive experiences in the Ivy previously we booked a table for 6 people to celebrate our daughter’s university graduation. Our experience wasn’t that of the usual Ivy standard, I was disappointed as we had invited my parents to join us and advised them how good the service, experience and food were and we were left rather disappointed. Our table was booked for 5pm, we arrived a couple of minutes after 5pm and our table wasn’t ready, we all were asked to strange on the foyer, this is a small space and people struggled to get in and out, after 5mims I asked if we were able to wait in the bar area and have a drinks whilst we waited for our table, I was told there was too many people already in the bar, so we continued to wait in the small foyer, which was crowed as they was 6 of us, also, my parents are elderly and struggled to stand for long periods. Eventually at after 20 mins we were seated, and our drinks order was taken, after 10 mins the waiter advised us that the cocktails we ordered were no longer available and shouldn’t be on the menu, we had to quickly change our drinks order, our drinks arrived at 5:35, this was 35 mins after our booking. We ordered main courses which seemed to take a lot longer than usual, my dad ordered shepards pie, I feel the waiter should have said at the time of him ordering how small the portion was compared to the rest of the main courses and maybe suggested he order a side to complain the dish, as when it arrived it was a very small portion compared to the rest of the food. The food was tasty, however, we were not offered many drink top ups or a wine menu with our food. I feel the experience we had is not the usual Ivy standard and is now not my top choice of restaurants.

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  2. MargaretH

    Oxford

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The floor man in charge was French and absolutely fantastic very knowledgable about everything looked after us well

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  3. CocoLoco

    Houston

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food served by an excellent team of friendly staff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Too many tables making it really noisy Waiters covering too many tables

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant but the drinks are very expensive and the food wasn’t great. Might have been better had we went for the open menu other than the 19.17 menu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was surprised at the overall value. Quality food, service and value. Good atmosphere, I would not hesitate to return.

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  7. RebeccaM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely birthday breakfast at The Ivy. I’ve been a number of time for breakfast and dinner and never been disappointed. The food is first class and the staff go above and beyond, they really make you feel cared for on your visit. This place is a favourite in Edinburgh, a place known for great restaurants. Will always return here.

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  8. GraemeS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent service in a lovely, bright are of the restaurant (upstairs)

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  9. PamelaB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monday nights can be tricky to find somewhere with a bit of atmosphere but the Ivy was definitely the place to be. Fabulous food, buzzy atmosphere and great service and food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just the best please to eat and relax. Love the place!

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FAQs

The Ivy on the Square is rated 4.2 stars by 13316 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 104 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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