The Ivy Soho Brasserie

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£26 to £40
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British
The Ivy Soho Brasserie is located on Broadwick Street, one of Soho’s most popular areas.
Decorated with artworks inspired by Soho’s music scene, as well as William Blake (Broadwick’s most famous resident), the space is made up of a restaurant, bar, private dining room and terrace with Parisian-style seating. Open seven days a week, the modern British menu will be available from dawn till dusk for local workers, residents, shoppers and visitors to enjoy. Being located in Soho, the brasserie will have a DJ spinning music every Friday and Saturday from 7pm and on weekends during brunch until close.
The Ivy Soho Brasserie’s look and feel has been created by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and notable features include an onyx bar, bronze pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet and a mixture of burnt orange leather and velvet banquettes and bar stools.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

One of our party who is vegetarian and ordered a vegetarian shepherds pie was served a meat version. No apology or acknowledgment from our waiter and no further compensation other than not paying for the offending item. Very disappointing service.

ML
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud place. Food was OK but quite expensive for what you get

l
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The ivy soho is one of my favourite place in London and have been there a couple of times. but the latest experience was disappointed. We booked a table for 8.45pm and we have only been seated at 9.10pm... 25 minutes wait is pretty long... but overall the food was good as usual! The front desk should relook at their time management and perhaps manage customers a bit better than ignoring the waiting time and let them at the bar which is already super crowded...

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I made a table reservation and had to wait more than half an hour to be able to sit

SD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit to an Ivy restaurant.
The prawn cocktails are a meal in themselves but are delicious. We had fish cakes and a shepherds pie a with a mixture of the wonderful vegetables.
The table sevice was discreet and efficient

One thing ... you could do with a bit more space or a more efficient system for coats in and out, and people booking in as it was a little chaotic as we left.

All fine thought.

I'd go again.

Many thanks.
Stuart

SF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor quality of food. Sent sides back twice and still came back cold. Steaks came, then waited five minutes for sides and other three meals

K
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were the only people in the entire restaurant (breakfast) - this didn't create a good atmosphere and, despite there being nobody else to serve, the service was poor and you had to stand up and find a waiter every time we needed something. The food was average and the gas was apparently out that day, so they couldn't cook a number of items on the menu. Despite the lovely decor, I won't be going back.

CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

There was an issue with their gas supply that meant a lot of items were off the menu. Two of our items weren’t warm and had to be sent back. Disappointing.

KP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Menu was limited due to a problem with the gas in the kitchen.
Shepherds pie was lukewarm and a tad on the small side, although tasted good.
The duck in the Crispy duck salad that my partner had as a main dish (not a starter) was overcooked and rather a bit too crispy.
Everything else was fine.

NP
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The Ivy in Soho is really lovely. Beautifully decorated, and really nice atmosphere. Door staff were very friendly on entering. Slightly fell down from there. The restaurant was not busy (half term) the waiter took forever to take our order, we had to ask repeatedly to give it. Then the food, three basic mains and some sides took about an hour to come after ordering. Food was good but really felt down by the service, if it was busy I could understand but mostly empty tables. Such a shame as was my 50th birthday!

RC
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambience and service. We had the set menu after a theatre visit and was extremely happy

J
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very noisy, tables too close together and very
Average food

RP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Typical usual offering food wise but the service was terrible. 45 minute wait for starters! The waiter accidentally knocked my wallet on the floor, was in such a rush that he didn’t see it. He then went to clear the glasses and took my drink before it had finished, without asking. Was not an enjoyable experience.

AM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent all round. My main was very good but the rest of our dishes were excellent. Good, friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

C
London
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Perfectly average on all respects.

KH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as always. Impeccable service and delicious food

LW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is exceptional and offers a selection for everyone, we had two vegans in our party and they had lots of choice. With the exception of puddings.
Service quick and polite and the atmosphere is brilliant. Have been twice now and will definitely be back!

KS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good brunch - portions are quite small though. Overall it's a nice space but on the weekends it can be VERY loud

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice breakfast. The first waiter wasn’t as clued you about gluten free - even though I ordered the gluten free bread with the full English, I had to reconfirm with a manager to have the rest of the breakfast made GF.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall!
Had dinner my friends and location , dj set and food were the perfect combination for a Saturday dinner out:)

PD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place, food okay for the price, but I have definitely had better. I eat out a lot in London restaurants and it was a 5 out of 10

KC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and choices. Table ready when booked. Good range of wines.

J
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy. Told after 1.75 hrs in restaurant that our table would be required in 20 mins. As a party of 6 table should have bern ours for 2.5 hrs. To be fair waiter did come back and say “ No rush”. A bit puzzling though.

MM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food and wine. Beer is so-so and portions could be bigger.

JS
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Excellent menu and good service. Lovely setting but the tables are packed in so it was quite noisy.

RT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super food - lovely restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

NW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's a very stylish venue, and despite being late to our booking, the staff still managed to fit us in. The service was impeccable and very quick which was much appreciated as we were off to the theatre afterwards!

j
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

While as you would expect the standard of food was good, on this occasion the service was slow and there were just too many tables crammed in. I had to keep moving my chair to allow people out for the adjacent two tables to the point where it was intrusive.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good, service was a bit slow.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the Valentine’s Day special Dessert was to die for!!!

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cracking food, drinks, service, atmosphere, DJ and company!

C
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

This was a disappointing meal for Valentine’s Day. The service was awful, with my friend having to ask for things multiple times. They kept the wine away from the table and I had to ask for the remainder of it to be poured into our glasses when paying the bill as the waiter was not at all attentive and we would have left without finishing what we had paid for (or even be offered it). Their excuse was that it was Valentine’s Day and it was busy - a poor excuse. The food was good, but not worth the prices.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service. Great atmosphere

CP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Birthday treat for my wife. The whole experience was excellent. Tables nicely spaced, service attentive and friendly. The food was superb and served quickly. The atmosphere was great.
The restaurant is conveniently located to the theatres (we saw Mary Poppins at the Prince Albert Theatre) which was a 6 minute walk away.
I would highly recommend it and would look to go again next time in town.
Colin

CH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service and it’s such a lovely environment. Would definitely go again!

m
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was beyond wonderful. Waitress went out of her way to help us leave on time to get to the theatre. Promote this lady!!! Xxx

TD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice venue with plenty of room move around and tables not on top of each other. Good decor and pleasant bar for a pre-dinner drink if required. The service was good, with friendly and helpful staff at the check-in, bar and the table. The food was well prepared and presented, with appropriate sized portions. The house red was very drinkable and our glasses were regularly topped up by the attentive staff. A pleasant experience and good value for what we ate and drank.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service : most of all client was happy: thanks

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

For my boyfriends 30th birthday I decided to take him to the well known Soho Ivy brasserie. Mid way through his dessert he felt something sticky on his back. He had toffee sauce poured on him by accident all down a crisp white shirt. When I pointed this out to the waiter he got his manager (Luigi I think) who came over and had a look and didn’t say anything just looked at me. I pointed at my boyfriends back and the chair he was sat in was covered in sticky sauce. He said hang on one minute and came back with a damp napkin which he had put in water told him to lean forward over the table and started rubbing his back. Without even asking his permission. He then said I can take you to the bathroom to do more? At which point I laughed and said no please leave it. He then came back with the bill and I joked with him to take off dessert. Shocking service. We then go to use a voucher which I find the branch I brought it from haven’t even uploaded the money onto !!!! Shocking customer service. Will never bother again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cozy and nice place for everyday dining and fish and chips was good. But somehow the staff came to my table a lot so that I felt they wanted me to go out.