The Ivy Roof Garden, Spinningfields

4.6
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1546 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
The Ivy Collection restaurants bring the inimitable service and vibrant surroundings for which The Ivy is loved and revered to a select group of upmarket brasseries and neighbourhood cafés.

Each restaurant has been designed to deliver the memorable experience that is synonymous with The Ivy’s unique style, and extend the magic of our celebrated West Street venue to handpicked locations across London and the UK.

Menus feature modern British dishes drawn from The Ivy’s own extensive menu so, whether you are looking for afternoon tea or a three-course meal, you can be sure of excellence in both quality and choice.

Restaurants are open seven days a week offering a full service from breakfast through to dinner. Each restaurant also has a dedicated number of unreserved tables available throughout the day offering everyone the chance to enjoy a little taste of The Ivy’s glamour, whatever the occasion.
What 1546 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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IainH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a lovely environment. Would definitely return and recommend!!! 👍👍👍

PJ
PaulineJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual fabulous food and lovely service in a wonderful setting in the roof garden. Recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Everything done within social distancing guidelines

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michicohen
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was so good to be back at the Ivy .
Impeccable service.
We realise how hard all the staff are working to please the customers at this time . Well done everyone it was a pleasure to come and experience the hospitality

SC
SiobhanC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing decor, food, drinks, service and atmosphere. 100% recommend.

SM
SmooMadd
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent! Will definitely revisit soon!

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rebeccad
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So we love it here - everything was great as usual but I had the lobster linguine which I've never had before and was so underwhelmed. Given the cost of that dish (pretty sure it was the most expensive thing on the menu) I expected to be blown away (like I am with the other dishes) but was pretty disappointed really. My fault though.. Will obviously choose different next time. Service was brilliant and surroundings beautiful.

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AnneT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good except the chunky chips were dry. It was like they had been reheated from the previous day. The service was excellent.

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PaulLou
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

post lockdown very clean amazing hand sanitizers
food fabulous good atmosphere
great service very helpfull
was lots of customers but the extra space between tables meant felt safe

SM
SusanM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well needed change of scene my daughter and I came down from Glasgow my husband raves about the Ivy as he is in Manchester gif work a lot.
My mum passed away from Covid 19.
The Ivy was just the tonic we needed! Staff, food ambience just perfect! Don’t change a thing x

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SandraF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, everyone attentive and considerate. Nothing was too much trouble for the highly knowledgeable staff who looked after us. Great food and wine

JC
JayC
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Amazing place to eat. Especially if the weather was good. But you're paying top dollar for food that for me didn't quite meet the standard. Ordered a sirloin steak that I requested Medium Rare and was very nearly on the well done side. Chips were great though! And the drinks. But was a fair whack of money for 2 people having lunch. Worth it for a date or special occasion, but don't expect the BEST of food.

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MichelleR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G eat lunch great atmosphere
Pricey on drinks food fab service excellent

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aleixr
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I have ever eaten! Everything about the ivy is phenomenal - the waitress who served us was so attentive and welcoming - the cocktails we had were divine - a faultless experience

KJ
KiranJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time here, as always. The service was exceptional.

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AshD
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and cocktails
Staff attitude was excellent, warm and friendly.

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GordonD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First weekend back open
Great food. Great service

JB
JordanB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and food after lock down, the staff were very attentive and engaging.

PM
PaulM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The bad...
Front of house management was dreadful. Arrived on time. No table. No problem. Then told immediately there was a table. Marched over to an area, only told to wait and then informed there was not table. Marched over to a waiting area, then informed there was no room. Take back to reception desk and told to wait as they were just setting the table, the taken over to a table that was already available and that we'd passed during our first outing to see if a table was available. Very poor and unorganised.

The good...
Excellent service once seated, polite and welcoming. Food was great and drinks service was also very good.

Pricey for what it is, but you know that before you book, so no complaints.

Will think again before rushing back, but will return.

MF
MichaelF
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic the staff were very patient and friendly. We were slightly worried that with the Covid 19 situation things would be a bit weird but the staff did a fantastic job in making everyone feel calm and relaxed.
I had the salmon and crab for starter followed by fillet of beef and it was all fantastic. We would also recommend there gin selection, in particular the rhubarb and ginger ale.
An overall lovely experience 👍

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WendyP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service, excellent food, all precautions taken

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LOUISEJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Unfortunately this is a bit of a false review as it was the last night before it closed down due to the virus.
We booked the roof top garden for 3 birthdays but we had to sit in the ground floor restaurant as it was closed.
Food was still good

RB
vipRichardB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening even in these times of COVID-19. We'll be back supporting our favourite restaurant!

DD
DerekD
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My food was served cold. I rarely ever complain but as it was a birthday treat I informed the waiter who did replace my meal with a hot one 15 minutes later when everyone had finished. No discount or refund was offered and when I checked my receipt a service charge had been applied without informing me. I would not return.

LH
LesleyH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue. Great food & lovely staff & ambience. Fab birthday cake too!!

JD
JacquiD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I have been eating at the Ivy generally once a week for the past few months and have always found it to be a very pleasurable experience on all counts, all the staff we have met are friendly yet professional and we shall be looking forward to our next visit and lots more to come

ME
MichelleE
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very busy restaurant food very good service bit slow but very polite staff

KM
KurtM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and matched the service and quality of the restaurant.

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David62
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

But I wouldn’t recommend a Saturday night, as the music is so loud you can’t hear any conversation at the table and have to shout to make yourselves heard. This ruined a otherwise lovely night.

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MaggieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for a special occasion

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RachelW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time here. Had no idea where we had booked as we don't know Manchester at all but searched for a good restaurant near to the opera house. This is literally a few steps away.
The ambiance of the whole place really set the mood for the evening. Different to anything our home town of Lincoln has to offer and it had a great vibe.
The service was excellent and the staff were so respectful and polite.
The food didn't disappoint. I had the lobster pasta - it was delicious.
Cocktails were also brilliant.
Wouldn't hesitate to rush back next time we are in the area.
Spot on.

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Vincenzo
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Roof Garden is an excellent venue that copes well with a high customer count and a moderate turnover of guests. Our food was excellent and well prepared and the attentive staff were helpful. We enjoyed our meal fully and will no doubt be returning soon.

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SuzanneC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely magnificent and was equally matched by the service and venue.
The food was reasonably priced for the quality and it is a beautiful place for something a little different and special.
The only minor down side was the price of the drinks but it’s central Manchester so that’s expected.
Can’t wait to go again and have the monkfish curry it was truly wonderful.
Would recommend at the drop of a hat.
Special mention to Alexandro (from Valencia) who was so lovely and professional (mucho gusto).

HR
HelenR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Booked a table on the roof terrace. Food, service and surroundings impeccable. Can’t wait to return.

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TraceyN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon here but my only fault was the music was far too loud!

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FayeY
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great food and beautiful cocktails everything about the experience was fantastic

BB
BeataB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Yes for drinks, no for food. Steaks were done very well instead if medium. Food overall taste not compatible with price

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was brilliant. I’ve visited the Ivy before, but never the roof terrace. Food was lovely and the mood was great.
The live music was a little too loud, but nothing to cause concern.
Staff were polite.
Overall great experience, date went well. Will be back again.

AM
AlisonM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was lovely, food was very nice and good value for money.

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Minnie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu was delicious and very good value for money. Had the goats cheese salad and the chickpea and sweet potato Thai curry, both were incredibly tasty and great vegetarian options.

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The Ivy Roof Garden, Spinningfields is rated 4.6 stars by 1546 OpenTable diners.

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