The Ivy Soho Brasserie

4.3
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3837 reviews
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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E
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant for a Christmas get together. Buzzy atmosphere, great food and service was spot on.

P
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always reall buzzy atmosphere, delicious food and great staff

AF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Our server didn’t know some of the dishes and said they were new so she didn’t know. Then asked a manager but came back with a one word answer that only explained what game was and not the dish itself (when we all knew what game was at the table and were asking specifically about the preparation). We were charged for an extra glass of wine the waiter said would be left with us since it was a mistake. The food (outside of the fish and chips which were delicious) missed the mark.

MB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service, little too noisy but a busy night

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to The Ivy restaurant but not the Brasserie so I booked a table for myself and my fiend as a belated birthday present, I have to say from the minute I walked in till the minute we left it was a lovely experience, the staff were so nice and friendly no attitude whatsoever especially our waiter who was so nice, the food was delicious and absolutely loved the building and the decoration and atmosphere .. We had 2 courses each a bottle of wine and 2 espresso martinis and the price was £130.00 which I thought was great considering the service and food was delicious .. I would definitely recommend 5 stars from me

AD
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a fab day out when I visit The Ivy Brasserie Soho & Sanita is always so warm and welcoming .
Great staff
Wonderful food
Amazing buzz every time
Thank you Ivy Soho

KC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Had booked a table in advance. Waited at bar for 15 minutes until it was ready. Background music was far too loud for us. Chairs at table were very comfortable. Food was ok, but I should have said I don’t like my vegetables al dente. Roast salmon was very nice.
I’d probably go again, but during the day when I could carry on a conversation.

G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Restaurant provided a great venue for a family birthday celebration.
Service and food very good plus a birthday cake and candle provided a lovely touch!
Noise level of music a little too high but it was very busy!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time, as always at the Ivy brasseries, great service and food and seating - thank you so much <3

MP
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had a table for 7ppl for our team holiday party. We booked for 4:15p and had been told to not be late as we would lose the table. When we checked in they told us to wait by the bar, but the bar was heaving. 7 of us standing next to the bar was quite disruptive and we kept getting annoyed ‘excuse me’ comments from the staff as we were clearly in the way, but we were where they asked us to be! It took a good 15mins for them to finally get our table ready but we finally sat.

Service was pleasant but spotty. Dishes were given to the wrong people. Drinks had to be asked for multiple times. Food was just ok. Lobster risotto was covered in foam such that the taste was destroyed and quite expensive for what it was. Shepherds pie was too salty and very boring. Duck salad and miso cod were good. Frozen berries for dessert was lovely as usual.

The kicker was when we were ordering coffees the server said ‘you only have the table for 15mins more.’ So they kept us waiting but they were quick to push us off! We were obviously wrapping up and it was unnecessary to make us feel unwelcome. I then had to chase the wine we had ordered long ago (why we were still at the table) and it ruined our last few minutes there.

This used to be our go-to spot for a nice relaxed celebration or client meal but no more. Really let us down on a special night.

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, second time I have been and will definitely look forward to going again.

SR
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I was asked at least five times " How are you today?" by various members of staff, which after the second time is very tedious, and unnececessary . Food was excellent, but the ambient noise combined with the rather loud couple next to us, meant that conversation was at times difficult. On that basis alone, I doubt I shall return.

j
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Fine for a non-special event meal out. Felt somewhat rushed by the waiting staff, decent brasserie style food. Super busy / noisy in there!

SC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Whilst I have dined here many times previously with little problem, the most recent time was a very poor show. COming with very important clients for an early evening dinner, it was thought to be a safe bet for a good evening, great food and atmosphere with the usual impeccable service. However, a very over eager waiter asking what water we wanted before we took our coats off was an early warning to the night. Our mains came out before the starters, even though over half an hour had passed before we saw either. We then asked for the mains to go and the starters to come, which they did after about 10 minutes, but little more than a minute after the starters arrived, the mains came again, 2 of them were obviously the original ones that were sent out before, and although the plates were hot, the food was cold. Dealing with a table full of starters and mains, our clients unfortunately ate after our two mains had been finished - perhaps having the starters there was a silver lining. We did have a quiet word with the waiters during the meal and a discount was given. I would still recommend this venue and would dine here again - but hope this comment reaches the manager/s and taken on board.

JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Good reception. Lovely room to be in on a winter day. Service of main course extremely slow even though we had ordered from the day menu. But waiter very apologetic and gave us free pudding and coffee. Food mediocre. Hard rather than succulent crab cakes; risotto runny with cream; chocolate mousse too sweet- made with milk chocolate? Ugh

p
London
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Sunday evening. Busy, with several loud groups. The food is very good but the service was inattentive and at almost every juncture, I had to ask for the waiter - to order, to order wine, to clear plates etc.
Our white wine was simply left in the ice bucket and at the end of the meal one of the maitres d’ was going to take the bottle away despite there being two glasses left. When I pointed this out the response as ‘well, you’ve got it now’. She was frankly rude.
Such a pity, given the quality of the food. But there is no excuse for her sort of attitude and aggression. My guests were shocked.

DL
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Awful awful service to start with, recovered when the manager took over working our table as we had waited over an hour before even being able to order a start and then half of what we wanted wasn’t available. Usually great service but awful experience has dented chances of returning.

EK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The steak from the main dishes were unfortunaltely sinewy. It was very tiring to chew and swallow. All the rest was perfect. But meat was disappointing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great ambiance (decor and music) and food!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Our waiter was outstanding in the service he provided and he very friendly. What let down the overall experience was the music. It was so loud it was like I was in a bar or club. Even when shouting across the table the other person couldn’t hear what you said. At one stage it got so loud it actually began to hurt my ears!!

d
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The food is always good but the disco at 1.30 on a Sunday afternoon was deafening ( new ivy company policy!) the staff were powerless to sort it, worried they would loose their jobs( yes???) My guests were horrified two tables beside us did not take their coats off before they left. This is a grave misjudgement on the Ivy groups part! it’s destroying shareholder value .please listen to your client base!!!

IK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Having to shout over a DJ playing drum and bass music is not my idea of a pleasant dining experience. I will think long and hard about visiting the Ivy again

NM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great location, great atmosphere and great food. What let it down was the service. I had my glass lifted before I’d finished my drink and also while we still had a fair amount left on the bottle. We were also told we’d have to give up our table but no further customers actually came in so we sat longer. Just felt we were rushed.

PB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The food and service were perfect. Unfortunately the music was very loud house music and the lighting was too dim.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great evening service was excellent everyone was friendly and inviting. I live the Ivys and this one did not disappoint.

KP
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Usually I love the Ivy restaurants and eat at them a couple of times a month across London. However, it seemed as though there were a lot of new staff on a busy Saturday night shift. Food came before drinks. Missing items. 3 very large fish bones in my fish cake. Apologies were made and meal was deducted from the overall bill. Wouldn’t recommend this site.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Vibrant atmosphere, good food, reasonably priced, and despite a rather taciturn staff member who eventually managed a smile we had a fabulous experience, as always!!

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ab fab place , just the right place for a pre theatee dinner

BW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely atmosphere, beautiful decor, delicious food and all for a very reasonable price! I came here for lunch with my other half for a festive day in London and was not disappointed. I was so impressed I had to stay for 3 courses. The pumpkin soup starter was to die for!

OT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

I had the exact same issue last year - your music is too loud and seemed to get louder and louder. When I raised this last year I was told it was because you wanted this vibe in Soho. I get it, that's fine in the evenings but really for lunch? Sadly I won't be coming back to this Ivy anytime soon.
Ps - I am a 36 year old guy, not an old man!

JH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service excellent, staff really friendly and on the ball. Felt a bit like we were on a conveyor belt though, and the noise in the restaurant was very high. So overall not a relaxing lunch.

d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely lunch and for being so kid friendly too!

WU
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my daughter on a trip to London to see the Christmas lights. We were made to feel at home straight away. Staff were lovely andvthere seemed nompressure to vacate ourvtable. Food was fantastic and great value for money.

NS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was delicious but noise levels were very high.

CH
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Felt a bit ushered out to leave the table as the bill was brought without asking and the card machine was brought over without asking.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and I had a really nice time, thought it was going to be much more intimidating and posh but everyone was really friendly

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good for a Saturday night dinner with friends!

DL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was decent
Service was good
Music was too loud. We could barely hear each other

CW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good service and food. However music far too loud to hold a conversation. Asked twice if possible to turn down but no action taken.

OT
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food as usual .. pleasant staff .. just doesn’t have the ambience of Covent Garden and toilets need a lick of paint and tidy up ..