The Ivy Soho Brasserie

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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great option. Great menu and cocktail list with something for everyone in your party.

AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here as a birthday treat for my dad. The food was excellent and the staff were very attentive - no mistakes with our order and they remembered who ordered what. The only shame is that they brought desserts when we popped to the loo. As I had ordered the chocolate bombe, I would have thought they would wait to pour the hot sauce when I returned. Overall, a lovely treat with top rate food!

VG
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been there several time. A value for money option with good quality food.

ES
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere , food and service great

AT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Lovely room and nice food but the female waitress seemed to resent us being there it was better towards the end when one of the other waiters served us.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Very very rude staff and very slow service even though it was not busy.

RA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great vibe and location, the traffic from the private event at the back of the resturant was a little annoying, making it more bar/club like that an eaterie. Food was good quality but very slow, the waiter that served us was clearly busy and wanted to be elsewhere, no small talk, no communication just did the job.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were in the restaurant for 1 hour and 40 minutes, most of that time was waiting for our main course. Apparently there was a kitchen problem. I did complain and get the starters comp’d, but if I’m honest I think the whole thing should have been gratis. The burgers when they finally arrived (almost an hour after the starter) were dry and pretty rank. We certainly won’t be going back.

PW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. It would have been even better if some of the menu options were available as half-portions for children.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great atmosphere, good service. Didn’t disappoint.

N
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good service. Food was good but nothing special. Cocktails were lovely. Overall a good experience.

AL
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really lovely afternoon, service was excellent, food was excellent highly recommend.

AN
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had brunch as starter for day for daughter’s birthday day out. Fish cakes were good but ‘poke’ of chips extremely disappointing, cold and soggy. Daughter hates a fuss so we just left them. Normally I would have asked for a replacement, however next table told us they had 3 replacements before getting one that was edible. At £4.50 for a ‘poke’ that others were sending back before we received ours, this restaurant should have sorted out the issue immediately. Lovely place and quick service but won’t be going back.

RC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Despite having a reservation, we waited for a table for 35 minutes. I can recognise the fact that the manager offered us a glass of prosecco each to compensate, but it was an occasion. The whole point of going to the ivy was because they had earlier times available, and the whole point of the reservation was to get that earlier spot and not wait fir a table. This has never happened to me in any ivy branch, which was unacceptable. We had a lovely Spanish girl (I forgot her name) waiting on our table, and she genuinely saved the night, she was incredibly nice and professional. The food was good, I always have a good experience with Ivy food.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The food wasn’t tasty, the sole fish swim in butter and was disgusting

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, talented bar tenders, great food. My go-to is always the tuna carpaccio followed by the blackened cod. And it was lovely.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Service is always friendly and efficient at the Ivy brasseries and they’re great at welcoming guests. Our food took some time to come, so when the manager came to ask us how the meal had been, and would we please vacate the table as they only allocate 2 hours per booking we felt a bit rushed. I still had half a pot of tea, and my friends didn’t have a chance to have a coffee. But it was Friday, and they were very busy. Food was delicious- I loved the veggie shepherd’s pie, and my friend enjoyed the veggie curry. My partner noticed that the fish content of the prawn and monkfish curry has become much meaner of late! But overall the food was very good indeed, and well presented. My chief moan about this restaurant - and I don’t like to moan when the team obviously works so hard - is that the noise level generated by the piped music and then a DJ is stressfully high, and makes conversation difficult. Maybe keep it down until 9.00pm??

KW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our table booking was at 5:45pm, and we didn’t receive our food until 7.15pm - this was after expressing to staff multiple times that we were concerned about how long it was taking as we needed to get to the theatre for a show beginning 7.30pm. Service was consistently slow - we were ignored for long periods of time: it took about 30minutes to flag a waiter to take even just take our drinks order. We paid the bill before we even got the food as we were worried we wouldn’t have time to eat - and we didn’t. We managed a few mouthfuls (couldn’t even tell you what it tasted like) before we had to run. Overall service was appalling, we have never been to a restaurant and just ignored to quite the same extent. A booking at 5.45pm should have left more than enough time for a show starting at 7.30pm, but as it was we barely got to eat our food and nearly missed the show. If we had had the time to have the conversation, we wouldn’t have even paid for the food we didn’t get to eat. But as it was, time was too short and stress was too high to try to communicate that to consistently absent staff. Extremely disappointing experience, would never recommend. Certainly ruined what was supposed to be a lovely birthday celebration of dinner and a show.

JR
Washington DC
168 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here, but not the last. For a visitor, finding the right mix of fun, price and food can be tough in a city this huge. But the Ivy Soho will be a repeat in our book. The room is great and the service is wonderful. But the food was the clincher -- everything we had was fantastic. We'll be back next time!

PH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lazy late lunch before the theatre. The staff were very friendly and the food was most excellent. I liked the feeling of the place and at no point felt we were being rushed along. Perfect meal to start a perfect evening.

f
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Food was ok, service was terrible.. so slow and a waiter with no personality!! Ugh.

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant. Fantastic steaks and two amazing bottles of Brunello Di Montalcino

GS
London
24 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal for my dinner with old friends - fantastic food, quiet although the restaurant was full, and charming service

JP
London
21 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, warm friendly service, will definitely be going back 👍🏻😊

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Ivy Brasserie is so different and infinitely more special than the other Ivy restaurants I have been to.
The service is always exceptional, discreet and efficient. The menu might be the same as the other restaurants but everything in Soho always seems more delicious and attractive. The art is stupendous.
You are completely transported from the every day during a visit here.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have forward a feedback form to the restaurant on the excellent service and food received

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Soho Brasserie, is a great place to meet for lunch with ample space between tables. The service could have been better and the lunch was fair but not great. Overall I'd still recommend it and would definitely go again.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t go wrong at the Ivy whatever one you go to always great food and locations

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Front of house were polite but waiter was very surly. Fries were cold as if they’d been left languishing on the side. Rice was undercooked and the Shepherd’s Pie was very small. Restaurant was cold too - the main doors were left open all evening but it was quite a cool night. I resented 12.5% being automatically added to the bill for service. Really wasn’t worthy of that. I’ve eaten at many other Ivy restaurants including Ivy Manchester three days earlier which was great. My experience of the Soho Brassiere wasn’t good and in my opinion it was nothing special and certainly not worthy of the Ivy brand. Pity.

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience, especially the chocolate bomb dessert.

BA
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We generally enjoyed it, but we were charged for drinks we did not order or have. Because of that we declined to pay the service charge.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, professional, courteous service. Very helpful Staff thanks

MW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about The Ivy brasserie was amazing, that simple the food was delicious and the place was gorgeous

P
London
111 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my big birthday , 8 of us came for dinner and the service , food and drinks we received was simply outstanding. The Ivy Soho was lovely with a DJ playing music in the background which did not interfere with our conversations but made it more fun. The service from our waiter & management team was brilliant ensuring my birthday was extra special . Thank you to all and we cannot sing our praises high enough. Highly recommend to all. We will be back

LR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food - highly recommend the chocolate bomb!!! Waitress was very attentive and friendly - noise levels were just a little too loud

LN
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready when we arrived. The food and service was excellent. The deserts were very good. Would recommend

NI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was a little bland, however service was excellent.

AC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal with lovely surroundings. The staff were very attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous family reunion

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GB
London
32 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Very attentive to dietary restrictions.

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