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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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Delayed on getting our reserved table by 15 minutes - wouldn’t really be a big deal were it not combined with how terrible the rest of the experience was in its entirety.

Our ‘waitress’ did not even introduce herself as our waitress never mind offer water or take a drinks order. Had to spend twenty-odd minutes trying to attract attention from anyone to do either of these things and when we did she actually just disappeared without taking a drink order from my wife.

Had planned to come for a steak and a dessert but after seeing how disorganised everything was decided there was no point spending that amount in this place on this occasion.

Two waiters then approached us within two minutes of each other and told us they were closing the bar and taking ‘last’ drink orders and before our food or my wife’s drink had even came. The second waiter also told us they were not only closing the bar but taking ‘last’ dessert orders. We asked if that dessert point was really true because the other one hadn’t said it (and we hadn’t even got our food yet). He said he’d check and then we never heard from him about it again.

The drink my wife was eventually able to order then came after the food, both arriving past 9.30pm, over entire hour after our booking time.

The chicken thing I ordered instead of the steak was bland, boring, and not particularly well cooked.

All of this was experienced to the utterly disorienting and spectacularly irritating backdrop of thumping far-too-loud-and-unbelievably-god-awful music which was totally out of keeping with the design of the place (and unsuitable for any restaurant, really).

In short, I would advise to not go here (or at least don’t go here on Saturday night) because it absolutely, totally sucks.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a brilliant night out! Thank you Ivy Soho ❤️

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JoeF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Bit disappointing, eat at Winchester ivy recently, entirely different experience

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SamanthaL
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great people watching and good food!

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JasonH
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivy Soho Brasserie met the usual Ivy standards and although (understandably) quieter than usual the ambience and experience was still outstanding. My wife and I were not disappointed with any aspect of our visit with the usual excellent food and service. We look forward to returning when all our lives return to. some semblance of normality. Thank you.

DB
DanielB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic food!

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SteveD
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been a few times and never lets us down. Was a Tuesday late afternoon so pretty quiet but the staff were attentive but discreet. We love the cheese soufflé and the shepherds pie.

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morganj
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service and an all round great experience

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vipMulletneck
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food and wine were good, although a little pricey for what it was, but then again, you're in Soho. DJ playing great 80s tunes, which was good for my girlfriend and me, but maybe not for everyone. All in all a really enjoyable evening and will go again.

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vipNathanLecc
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING - Huge thanks to Lorne and his team for there efforts.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place and great food

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HannahS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant, very varied menu, able to accommodate for gluten free, vegan and dairy free. Loved the music on Saturday night!

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The restaurant managers approach to customers was rude and unnecessarily dismissive. Our waiter was great, the restaurant manager took a poor attitude to customers.

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Stephennn
London
17 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing sourdough bread! Deliciois cheese souffle
Steak tartare shepherds pie and moctails. Always a good chice! Great service too

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am writing regarding my Friday evening experience at The Ivy Soho Brasserie.
We had a reservation for 7:45 for four people on the 16th of October at The Ivy Soho Brasserie. The meal was to celebrate two of our birthdays and we chose to celebrate at The Ivy as it is collectively out restaurant of choice!
We were concerned that we would arrive 5 minutes late so we called your restaurant to advise, which we were ensured on the phone that it would be fine and our table would be waiting for us. The first of the four of us arrived just after 7:45 and was met by a receptionist who informed my friend that she had given the table to another party. When myself and another friend had arrived, 5 minutes later we spoke to a receptionist named Cristina who was extremely rude and at one point even laughed at us!
After 15 minutes of waiting embarrassingly at the reception desk Lorne came over and after I had explained the problem he offered us a table outside, not under the heaters and said that we could wait for a table to become available which would be at 9pm, which was an hour wait.
We waited outside in the cold for 40minutes, we had not been served, offered to order drinks or even a blanket like the other customers had received.
At 8:50pm Lorne approached and advised that a table inside is available for us. As we had been told at the reception, food would stop being served at 9:15 and guests would start to be asked to leave at 9:30.
We ordered, and just after 9:15 our food arrived. We didn’t even have a choice to order a starter course! I have never felt so rushed to eat a meal in my life, especially one for a special occasion- it was an awful experience. We are regular visitors of The Ivy Group and have never even felt this disappointed with a meal and it’s service.
Shortly after our food arrived a woman approached and dropped the bill on our table, we hadn’t even finished our main course- not even half way, or had an option to order desert!

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LiliaK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very nice and the service was lovely. The crême brulée was not crunchy enough at the top and it was a bit too big. Other than that, great!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice place,music was a bit too loud.
Food was good and the service as well!

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ShereeK
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very poor service from the staff, they were very pushy to get us to order our food and we were only given 1.5 hours at the table. Even though the restaurant did not seem that busy they seemed desperate to get rid of us.
They brought the dessert menus over at 7.20pm and said if we wanted dessert we could have it as a takeaway option.
It was a shame as the food was nice and the overall decor and vibe was good.

HB
HollyB
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Turn around time on the table 1 hour only! Not told to us at the start of our meal. Mains served half way through starters. Told four times we had 15 minutes left and were only half way through our food. Had to leave before we were finished. Shocking

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was very helpful in accommodating our requests. The tiramisu was delightful ! A real treat

EH
ElizabethH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner, staff so lovely. Thank you very much

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Rick
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service excellent. Good lunch

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vipMunchkin
London
66 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Last minute booking . Food was overall very goodjust one thing the monkfish and prawn curry was bulked out with too much sweet potato.
Felt secure with COVID precautions in place. Would return.

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AndyC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food were really good. On arrival, I asked if it was possible to have a corner table and they duly obliged with no fuss. I have been to this restaurant a lot and will continue to do so.

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NatashaR
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love place the food is so good and the service is amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waiter wasn’t that* friendly as your usual

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viprosannar
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The restaurant interior and ambience was very nice however the food was standard / poor and there were huge gaps between courses.

The courgette fries were tasteless and some of them were pure bits of fried batter with no courgette in them.

I ordered a burger which I asked for medium rare but they were not able to accommodate this, it was very over cooked and the garnishes such as lettuce and tomato came outside the burger on the side of the plate, meaning I had to assemble it myself.

The food overall wasn’t awful but I was expecting much more from the Ivy and the price.

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LouiseP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall a lovely birthday brunch :) Service quite slow but food was delicious - the eggs royale was excellent in particular. Nice extra touch was they brought a mini birthday cake too at the end!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just go and see for yourself

MC
MartinC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food lovely atmosphere great service Definitely recommend

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S9S6
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was lovely, but awful service. Some of the worst I’ve ever had. We were rushed from start to finish, we got there at 8pm, so no where near the 10pm curfew. Understand the current situation, but there is no need for staff to be so rude and constantly hurrying you. They were taking plates before people are finished setting and we were being told they are closing soon by multiple staff members every five minutes even though it’s 30 minutes before closing! Not to mention the constant staring and pointing at our table to check we were done. Honestly shocking, never experienced anything like it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening

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Anushka
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Front of restaurant staff were extremely rude but the waiters were very nice. We felt rushed as the restaurant was very busy and loud. Food was delicious however.

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SarahC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As fabulous
Couple n the table next to us were a bit too rowdy !!! But hey .. Saturday night

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Angie
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for dinner - food is delicious - sometimes gets too noisy

MD
MichelleD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat and drink with friends. :-)

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ClaW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really loved the food and ambience at the Ivy. The music is a great addition but could be slightly quieter. Especially during daytime hours. Apart from that, great service and delicious food - I'll be back. :-)

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Tess
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Went as a group of 4. Service was so slow. Music was so loud our plates were vibrating. My fish dish was cold- fish barely cooked through.

Took 20 minutes to take our dessert orders- waiter came to us to tell us we’d overstayed 1.5 hours and that he’d cancelled our dessert orders. Handed us the cheque and demanded we pay and leave.

Absolutely love the ivy but won’t be going back to this one.

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Aoife
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went here for a friend's birthday - wanted to do something special for her given that we've all been missing company for months! Decor was lovely but the staff were generally pretty unfriendly - supercilious, cold and sometimes actually rude. A shame, since it meant that what should have felt like a treat ended up feeling like we were just an annoyance. I've had the same experience of service in another Ivy restaurant at Tower Bridge. Won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Rushed out from the start staff were rude

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 4644 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.