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
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and service great

LT
London
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The place does feel a bit special, a bit glam. Good lighting, good level of music.
Service was not to the level you would expect from the Ivy. A bit disorganised, not as friendly as it should be.
The food was good, but nothing amazing.
Value for money is decent as the place does have a nice feel to it.

B
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I have been to this branch many times and the service is always lacking. Not sure why they can't sort it out. There are always thinks you have to ask 2-3 times for. You don't get checked on either.

2nd point, lighting, this goes for most London restaurants these days. Why does it have to be so dark???

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible food. I liked Ivy restaurants before, but this time it was so bad that i Wont ever come back. The zuccini starter was soaking in oil, the steak was supposed to be medium rare, it was served as well done. Since we didnt have time to wait for a new steak, i tried to eat it and stopped after few bites as it was very bad. The guy serving us didnt even remove it from our bill and didnt care why I didnt eat that. Very very bad experience. Still feel sick after it. Never never again.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue. Lovely good value pre theatre food. Thoroughly enjoyed.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy is ideally located in the heart of SoHo, the atmosphere and indoors design is very stylish yet somewhat vintage. Extensive menu with classic staples. Great experience!

AS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Unhelpful rude staff, very slow service. Manager entirely disinterested when we raised it - he couldn’t even be bothered to apologise and just shrugged his shoulders. Overpriced mediocre food. Would not go back

VB
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again another great meal and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The service here was extremely poor. We was dining for over 3 hours due to constant waiting. We had to wait over half an hour for our table after booking with no seats at the bar. It then took ages for our order to be taken and the food to come. Once we had eaten our main it took 40/45 minutes for the waiter to move our plates away. The food was gorgeous so its a shame. But definitely not what you expect when your paying so much money.

D
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

OK food but intolerable noise they call music. Diners were shouting as loud as possible to communicate, waiters were shouting and pointing at the menu. It really
bordered on ridiculous. No managers were brave enough to show their faces to discuss the mess. They need to decide if they are a dance club or a restaurant; for sure they can not do both.
Stay away if you want to have a peaceful dinner

A
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Just didn’t nail it on Saturday night. Brought the main courses as I put the last forkful of my starter in my mouth. Had to wait 20 mins for a second bottle of wine (“oh sorry, we’re really busy and your order is way down the list”). And then a glass of whisky was served in a sticky, unclean tumbler. “Oh, that’s disgusting” said the waitress as I gave her the glass to hold. Very poor service experience let down what is great food and ambience.

SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere of this place, great upbeat vibe whilst serving amazing food

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday gathering for friends from Canada

KL
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab as always! A great place for friends and family. Extremely well run.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was very poor. Incorrect drinks order delivered to the table and charged for the incorrect drinks as well the correct ones. We had to leave the table in order to find a member of the team in order to place a food order. When we received the bill we asked for the incorrect drinks and ‘optional’ service charge of £60 to removed the bill was brought back with the drinks removed but the service charge on it. So we asked again for the service to be removed. We were fully intending to leave a tip but one that we felt was appropriate. We finally got the bill minus service. Then we were confronted by a manager at the table who was very aggressive and asked why we weren’t paying the £60 service. He asked if it was because the waitress was pregnant. We didn’t understand the relevance of his comment. He then went on to say it was a disgrace we weren’t paying it and we had made her cry and she was pregnant and needed the money. Completely unprofessional management who ruined what should have been a special 40th birthday celebration.

B
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue great food and all the staff where friendly and attentive

PS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Boozy lunch with friends who were visiting from out of town. Great cocktails and nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Reasonable value for central London. A little noisy at times but a great afternoon.

RM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dinner with family and friends in a nice upbeat atmosphere

CB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

We thought the service was extremely slow. It was very difficult to place an order to even get drinks and once we did, they took a really long time to bring them. It was then difficult to order food, they didn't bring the bottle of wine until half way into food. Same story for the bill.

CB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and excellent service. The staff were efficient and friendly. Recommend the Deep Red G&T which was really refreshing. The starters were all tasty . The main courses good but the rib eye steaks were a bit disappointing for the most expensively priced dish on the menu £31.95 and a bit cheeky to pay £2.95 for a sauce and have to order chips and any veg or salad as extras. I had the sprouting broccoli and it was undercooked / raw. The creme brulee and the chocolate bombe were excellent. Would go again but wouldn't order the steak ... going to try the Prawn and Monkfish curry next time !

AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We had a mixed experience. My mother in law was late as her train was delayed due to a death in the line and the staff were very kind allowing us to wait. However the music in the restaurant was so loud we could barely hear each other and even the waiter got our order wrong as he didn’t hear me! As there were 6 of us ranging in age from 15 to 78 it was not the most relaxing lunch we have had due to the noise. We ordered olives which never arrived and had to ask 3 times for water. It felt that it was very understaffed compared to the other 6 Ivy chains that I have been to.

SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great and the service was very good, there was even a tiny birthday cake which was a nice touch. We found the music too loud as it made conversation difficult (there were five of us). I'd definitely recommend the restaurant to a couple but not to a group.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was great
Music volume ruined the event.
Service was exceptable, but bot as good as the quality of the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Managed to grab ourselves a seat at the bar after our meal, and it has to be one of my favourite spots to sit and watch the world go by!

D
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food but they seemed to be understaffed. Service was not up to standard.

HR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

I booked this restaurant for a dinner with a visiting relative and my partner. I booked the table for 6.45pm but two of us arrived early at 6pm and asked to have a drink at the bar. There was only one stool available at the bar so we asked if we could sit at our table to drink them as the restaurant was virtually empty, our table was ready and I’m 6 months pregnant so wanted to sit down.
We explained that we wouldn’t be ordering food until 6.45pm as we were waiting for the last member of the party to arrive. He arrived on time. At 8.15pm the head waiter (as we were later informed) came up to the table and very rudely told us that he needed the table back. He was quite confrontational. We said that we should have the table until 8.45pm as we booked the table for 6.45pm. He said that as we sat down early our time started then, like we were on a clock watch. He said that we hadn’t personally informed him that we would be waiting until 6.45pm to order our meal. I explained that we had informed several members of staff who were all trying to serve us as they had nothing else to do. After that he kept coming up to the table and trying to take our drinks away even though we were clearly still drinking them and hadn’t even ordered dessert. He made us feel very uncomfortable and like we were being chased out of the restaurant. I won’t be returning to any of the Ivy Soho restaurants after this experience as I’ve had bad experience at the Canary Wharf branch of this chain too. The staff are over attentive one minute to point of being intrusive, then they forget to bring drinks over for 20 minutes and then they harass you for the table back. Overall not a nice experience which is a shame as it has a lot of other things going for it. The noise levels in here are really high too.

GN
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited in between theatre shows and had a voucher to use as part payment. Staff picked up when I handed them the voucher that it was a birthday treat and came back with a desert with Happy Birthday on which was a really kind gesture. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time of dining here and enjoyed it so much we've booked for next week!

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I had breakfast, they are probably better at lunch. The full English was made from so-so ingredients, and put together by a chef who probably doesn't really understand why anyone would want a full English breakfast. The Dean St Townhouse, not far away, is much better for a similar price. I wouldn't go back for breakfast, though I'd give them a second chance for lunch or evening meal.

NP
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Having read that background music could be loud - it wasn't - it was fine - though clearly present.

Food was of good quality and there was plenty of choice of wine (including a very acceptable house white).

This is a lively setting, the décor is well above average and the ambience quite excellent. Dinner with a business acquaintance was so good - that mid- evening I was already arranging to return with my partner at the first available opportunity.

For the setting, ambience, food and music - this isn't cheap - but it is more than fair value.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was lovely, and I will definitely go back again.

EF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place so much, The most amazing place to dine. Excellent waiting staff, delicious food and fabulous atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was very poor. Waited ages for our first drinks then about 35 minutes for a coke. My husbands food was cold so they cooked another meaning we ate without him. They were very apologetic and good about it and took the price of the meal off the bill which was good on their part. Have been before and it was very good but we were disappointed this time. Not sure I would visit again.

BM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday meal

s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Having been on numerous occasions this visit was sadly dreadful. Staff barely paid us any service waiting far too long for food. Redeemed for a short period of time by one of the duty managers - he also kindly offered us a bottle of wine to apologise, but once he left, normally dreadful service was resumed.

l
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here for the last night of our London vacation. I would definitely recommend it to others. Fun funky Art Deco vibe - plenty of options on the menu. Food was delicious; very quirky cocktail menu with interesting new combinations. Will be back on our next trip.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

the waiters were not caring for customers, we had to call them many times for basic requests

h
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gorgeous setting, good food and service.
Would recommend.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

WAY TOO LOUD! The DJ was totally unnecessary!

If you want to go to a club, go to a club. If you want to eat dinner, go to a restaurant.

It's very simple really.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Would definitely go back.

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