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The Ivy on the Square, Edinburgh, SCT

The Ivy on the Square

4.2
4.2
13158 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 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

  • A Toast To Spring

    £27.50 per person

    18 Apr - 21 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
  • 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
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 8 Nov 2024
    Available Monday to Wednesday 11:30 to close and Thursday to Friday 11:30 to 6:30 pm. Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo

What 13,158 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

13,158 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was nice but some were sparse in size. The maitre d’ was not very helpful but the staff were really nice.

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  2. MarcC

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cucumber sandwich’s on the afternoon tea were soggy, not just ours looking at other peoples plates too. A better balance between savoury and sweet would have been preferred with slightly too much emphasis on the sweet. Very friendly and attentive staff and a nice birthday touch with the additional cake was much appreciated,

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  3. GarethE

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice location and good table on the second floor. Service was good. Food was average at best. Chips were overcooked and shepheds pie was OK.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was very good. We had the two course special. The Shepard’s Pie was amazing!! I only gave it an overall 4 because we were seated right next to the server’s station. They attempted to create a little privacy with a plexiglass barrier. However, there was a lot of activity so we ended up watching them work rather than enjoying our meal.

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  5. Hollou

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We took our baby after reading online that children of all ages are welcome however we were not made to feel welcome. This was our first proper meal out since having a baby and we were very excited for it. There are no baby changing facilities to start so I had to change my baby on the floor of the toilet! Certainly not what I expect from the Ivy. Staff did not check on us compared to other tables. The sun was blinding myself and the baby for most of the meal. Staff checked ig the table next to us were OK with the sun but neglected to ask us. The wrong sauce came with our steak then it was corrected and no one checked on how the rest of the meals were... the chips were cold and the steak over cooked. Certainly not what we expect from the Ivy having eaten at many other Ivy's in the UK. Sadly would consider eating elsewhere now than another Ivy as we were not made to feel welcome with our young baby and the food and service was not up to scratch. Over priced for the quality received.

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  6. KathTheAmericanInDenmark

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is lovely, the decor beautifully done and while the presentation of the tea was nicely done, the food was only fine.

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  7. Magpie

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value for money we had main course and pudding probably will have a starter next time. Food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly and attentive.

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  8. Phebes43

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had been given a voucher last year from my family that I misplaced ! I did eventually find it again, but unfortunately, it had expired !! I got in touch with The Ivy in the hope that they would still accept the expired voucher. I was delighted when their head office got back in touch to say I could use it . We booked The Ivy in the square in Edinburgh. The staff were amazing, the food was excellent . We were delighted with our overall experience. Thank you so much to the Ivy for accepting our voucher as a goodwill gesture. You guys made my birthday celebrations complete. Would definitely go again. The place is amazing ! Thanks again Alison 😊

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  9. AndrewA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    A little dissapointing really, the wrong order arrived for my wifw and the replacement took a little time to arrive, fully apologetice but still added their"optional" service change to the bill
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 3 days ago
    Opentable diner, it is disappointing for us to hear that your experience was anything less than great. We will ensure these errors are not repeated.

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  10. NikkiR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service to compliment an excellent meal at a reasonable price😊. Lovely ambience
    The Ivy on the SquareResponded 3 days ago
    Opentable Diner, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy On The Square Edinburgh!

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FAQs

The Ivy on the Square is rated 4.2 stars by 13158 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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