The Ivy Soho Brasserie

4.1
6075 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Artworks, marble and onyx provide a relaxed, elegant backdrop for a vast, all-day British menu.
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4.3
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4.0
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4.3
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JTF1
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service was excellent!

JQ
JohnQ
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Post party weekend in London. Just what the doctor ordered.

KM
KMIS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was great! Unfortunately it wasn’t the service I expected or have experienced previously in other “Ivy” establishments.

Seating felt like we were speed dating as so close and squashed in.

We had shopping bags also and no offer was made to place them anyway. Had them stuffed under our table.

Water we asked for never came.

Male staff helpful. Female who showed to our a table came across unfriendly and “stuck up”

RM
RobertM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and fantastic service. Thoroughly recommeded and very good value for money

PE
PatEve
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is exceptional brilliant. Staff very friendly had a very enjoyable night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Everything was lovely except the food which was a real disappointment.

My own version of cheese soufflé is lighter and it could have done with a small portion of bread. The halloumi dish was lukewarm and a bit boring the red wine sauce doesn’t go with it at all

The prawn cocktail and the minute steak were ok but run of the mill.

Such a shame

IW
IsabelleW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We liked the lay out and colours used. The server we had was really lovely and friendly, but passing staff, and those we passed in/out didn't acknowledge us, unlike other places we have eaten at. Tables were laid nicely. Food service was swift. Food was tasty, the right temperature and decent portions. Overall we would visit again. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday treat

CB
CathyB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks really were excellent. Waiting staff were very professional. The only downside is the level of noise from diners when all the tables are full and packed. Lovely decor in the place.

HJ
HeyJude
London
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really nice decor and seating plus a lively atmosphere. We went for Sunday brunch and the menu gave plenty of options. The service was a little slow and our waitress was very pleasant but seemed inexperienced. The food was delicious and good value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. We'll definitely be back again soon

PS
vipPhoebeS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a special occasion, provides gorgeous special birthday dessert. Excellent aesthetic and atmosphere.

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Billy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal at the Ivy Soho last night.

We had a 5PM booking as we were going to see "Come From Away" nearby.
It was a nice party of four, me, my two close friends & my Mum.

Our Waitress was excellent, she was attentive & knew exactly when to top up our Prosecco plus later on our Rosè.

The Food was excellent, my Cheese Soufflé was to die for, that same sentiment goes for my Smoked Haddock Fishcake with Poached Egg too.

Oh, one of my friends had the truffle mayonnaise...

can you guys at the Ivy just send me a vat of it ASAP if that's ok?

Thanks for a lovely meal, we shall be back!

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Alexa
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place but music was a bit loud for Saturday afternoon.

CR
CaroleR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall great, lovely greeting g from the host, wished me happy birthday and said had a lovely table for us (2). Ordered a drink and olives and our main course. All 3 arrived together. That wouldn’t have happened West St (my fave). The background music was very loud and it was noisy (but tolerable considering how long everyone’s been locked up) I had a little cake with a candle sent to the table and a chocolate with happy birthday on it. On the table of 4 next to ours I heard a lady cancel her dinner because the rest of the party had been served and eaten theirs. The waiter said there’d been a mix up in the kitchen

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foodie48
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ambience, food and staff were great. The DJ played great music, but for friends catching up (which is what we were there), the overall noise levels were just a little to high, making it quite hard work to have a conversation

LR
vipLisaR
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service. Staff very helpful and friendly

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Adam
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Good was great and good value, service was pretty poor

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IanL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food again and the decor and music were really cool, will come again and look forward to it already

L
Lorraine
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been many times x so disappointed, wine came half way through meal. Put wrong sauce with each dish didn’t feel special think it’s going down hill x

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happyeater
Berkshire
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food, excellent ambience, excellent service. Thanks for a great evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Booked for dinner , starters were amazing , however the mains did not turn up in the 1.5 hours that we had booked for . Not happy with service as they did not own up to the fact they never placed the order clearly :( upsetting

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ianr
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Ivy. Unexpected and exceptional pleasure. Thank you!! Will be back and also recommend to others! Value for money in every aspect..

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind staff and professional, nice birthday touch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Food was really bad and dry we asked for pink salmon and steak all come well done and cold. We complain and manager never came very poor service

MO
MichaelO
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Good for ambience . Food was lukewarm even the chips . Overall found very disappointing

DH
DavidH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyable meal. Quick and efficient service. Just a bit noisy with the music

FB
FionaB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The soup was luke warm, my chicken curry was mainly sauce and my daughters burger bun was burnt - really not very good for a renowned restaurant. The staff seemed to not really know what was going on - not like the usual professional and slick service we are used to. However, the worse aspect, I felt was that the restaurant was cramming people in - like they did pre-covid. When you can hear the conversation next to you - without trying, people are too close. I dont think we will go back again - a shame was it has been one of our favourite restaurants in London.

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SaraE
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This really is one of the best places for a fun evening out. Beautiful decor and atmosphere, the food was excellent.
D.J playing great music and friendly staff.

AN
AlexN
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The starters were greasy, scrambled and salty. The mains were cold. We informed the waitress but she either could not hear us or understand us.

PM
PaulaM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Victim of its own success. They couldn’t find our booking, service was really slow, we had to ask for drinks and food order to be taken, no bread offered etc

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Phillipthefirst
Oxford
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have eaten at Ivy Brasseries several times before - this visit was not the best. Our starters were both very good but the chicken milanaisse was not great - I’ve had much better for less. The service was very fast - too fast- we felt a bit hustled and had to prevent a couple of attempts to remove plates before we had finished. The background music was also turned up unnecessarily part way through the meal so that to my ear it was too loud.

DM
DanielM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not sure that staff new how to smile or interact with their customers. Food was nice not a huge choice on the menu. And we got grilled when we asked to remove the discretionary and option service charge!

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Walkersabout
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food and ambience was as good as usual. Service was awful. Eventually we were told they were short of staff - which is not uncommon at present. However make sure what staff you have are up to the job. Half an hour to order, wrong item brought with starter, constantly searching for waitress, food dropped on one of us….

OR
OferR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Slow service but great food and atmosphere. I will go again

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Gerald
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

One of the worst dining experiences we have ever had . Before we finished our starter the waiting staff were hovering with our main courses which were delivered as soon as our starters were finished . The side of broccoli was undercooked and had to be sent back the replacement was no better. The main course of curry was delivered without the rice and when this was requested it then arrived as a stodgy mass . By then our main courses were cold. After discussion with the maitre d- we left with meals uneaten. We were not charged but this experience was nothing like our previous experience at a different Ivy restaurant. Hard to be more disappointed

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amys
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

You can always rely on the Ivy Brasseries. Great food, service and feels a little bit special. Also not advertised or on the menu but they do have a small selection for children as well.

JP
JuliaP
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

A very buzzy restaurant with plenty of atmosphere. The food was good and beautifully presented. However service was not good. Felt front of house were not particularly welcoming. Asked for a gluten free menu but it never came. Ordered drinks and had to ask where they were after 15 minutes. Not sure who was serving us and difficult to get their attention. The only service that was prompt was the bill. I would have deducted some of the service charge but didn’t want to make a fuss in front of my guests.

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jonnyE
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Really helpful and polite.

Food was good.

SF
SamanthaF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I feel bad for the scoring but the evening just isn’t sitting right with me. The lovely lady that took our order was chatty and gave some good advice when ordering however the girl that brought the food out, on both occasions was arrogant and rude. On the first occasion she TOLD me to no love my napkin, and there was no niceness in her tone, she was TELLING me to move it. And the second time she was equally as rude. My husband had ordered a side of chip with his meal as we was unsure on the portion sizes and he was hungry, when she placed them down she said “ketchup, Mayo or shall I just bring you both”. This wasn’t an offer to bring condiments, neither wouldn’t have been appropriate with the meal we had ordered, it was a sarcastic comment for sure. I wanted to say something at the time time but my husband just wanted to enjoy my birthday meal. I also heard the table next to me make a comment about her too. I saw her leave shortly after we had finished eating and she charged out with a face like thunder.
Really disappointed and totally overshadowed the evening. We almost felt like we had dont something wrong.

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie is rated 4.1 stars by 6075 OpenTable diners.

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