The Ivy Soho Brasserie

4.3
5405 reviews
£26 to £40
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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKevinM
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was really poor, nice waiter but did not have a clue.

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SeraN
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience & such a friendly waiter! Would definitely recommend eating outside on a rainy day

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viprodr
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. As ever the staff make it a lovely experience. Thank you

KJ
KennethJ
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely brunch on the terrace. Food good as always. Nice staff attention for the fact it was our anniversary

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Molly
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

When we arrived it wasn't very busy. We had to ask the team three times for them to take our order. The food arrived before our drinks, (a coffee and a bottled beer) and the food arrived cold. Not a great place for brunch

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Responded 16 hours ago

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good we went back the day after 😀

MB
MichelleB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service . Lovely friendly atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely setting, amazing food with great prices! Will be returning very soon 👌🏼

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LesleyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every moment of our evening at the Ivy. All the staff were friendly and helpful, our food and drinks divine. The restaurant is really beautifully decorated and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Thankyou

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Minnie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Receptionist was not very helpful, we had booked a table for 18:00 and got there 1 minute past the grace period at 18:06. I had called ahead to say that we might be five minutes late, potentially getting there at 18:10 which as I said previously we got there before. The receptionist said it was fine and she would keep our table. We got there and we were told to wait saying a table would be available very shortly. By 18:25 nothing had happened so eventually a gentleman came up and gave us a table inside. He was very kind and apologised for the delay. After that we had a great time, the food was lovely and the waiters were really nice and attentive! Overall would highly recommend

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KarenP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, superb location and amazingly mouth watering cuisine. Would definitely recommend a visit to this first class establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It wasn’t a disaster, but the service really was average.

Everything started off well, but as they got busier, they totally forgot about us.


After we finished our dinner we weren’t offered any more drinks, and never given a desert menu. We had to physically go and find someone to bring us our bill.

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JamieH
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not too bad particularly the steak tartare for starter. The sirloin steak and broccoli was not the usual standard. Waiting staff were very pleasant however service extremely slow.

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NatalieG
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal celebrating a special occasion. Service was sometimes a little slow, especially waiting for drink orders, but food was good and a great time had.

LO
LindaO
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location and food. Had to wait quite a while for our food to arrive but worth the wait!

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drhollinka
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back. One of my favourites. Always have food fun and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

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PalomaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

It was not my best experience at the ivy. The service was not really good

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n0un
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely place and food. The service is excellent. The muffin was served a little burnt but the waiter apologised and the plate was quickly replaced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We arrived at the restaurant at night at 8:50 PM take into consideration the five minute grace period. we had reserved a table for nine p.m. and I told that it would take longer than expected . they kept telling us ten minutes ten minutes and we ended up waiting almost thirty minutes to forty minutes for the table . we finally got seated down and the waiter came to take our order, we asked for still and sparkling while we decided on what to eat.
For starters, we ordered Arancini, Souffle, Tempura Prawns and Scallops.Tempura prawns- Like any other tempura was quite good and crispy, however for the price we paid, we only had one prawn, 2 squid and 2 calamari. No value for money. Overall, starters were the top of the night.
The waiters were very fast, had no tome to explain or answer any of our questions and we were put off. For drinks we ordered cocktails, my friends negroni was so bitter and almost hard to drink (he loves negronis and knows the taste). The drinks were overall average for a usual london price, could have been better.
The main course: We ordered Chicken Milanese, Lobster Linguine, Black Cod and Steak Tartare.
Honestly overall the main course was very disappointing and was one of the worst parts of the dinner apart from service and waiting time.
Chicken: Very Average, no taste, only a mayo sauce to go along with it. The egg on top almost had no seasoning..
lobster linguine: 30 POUNDS!!!! And only 1 peice of lobster, this was the worst value definitely. Taste was very average and when we wanted to tell the waiter we only received one peice of lobster, they were too busy to even attend our table! Definitely consult with the waiter to find out about lobster portion..
Black Cod- Very dry, no value for money.
Steak Tartare- By far the worst! Huge chunks of beef, no seasoning and discoloration! Overall, the service was not as good, the wait time was ridiculous (not even any compensation for the wait time) it is expected for ivy standards.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Responded 16 hours ago

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Meateater
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal; service was a bit slow to start with but picked up during the evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We thought we were going to be late for our booking - rang up to inform we would be 5 minutes late as instructed ‘grace period’...and then proceeded to wait outside the restaurant for 30 minutes for our table. A crowd of people waited outside the restaurant in an extremely disorganised manner all waiting for tables - ALL LATE. Not only was this awful for the people waiting, but for the diners sat outside trying to enjoy their meal with a crowd of people stood around waiting congesting the walk way. Once we went into the restaurant after expressing we had reservations later in the evening that we would miss if we didnt sit down - our food came out in 5/10 minutes, the food was good but for the price paid the experience was very rushed. They need to take less bookings to enable better service and customer satisfaction.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Responded 16 hours ago

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GeorgiaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening at the Ivy SoHo. The food was brilliant! Browen & Laura were particular standout staff members who made our evening extra special.

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CristinaU
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

too loud for dinner time, we were given the lunch and early evening menu only to find out 30 mins later it was no longer available.
Had a much better experience in a different Ivy restaurant, I won't go back to this for a dinner but drink only.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Responded 16 hours ago

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JeanS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed all aspect of our time at the Ivy service was very good as was the food all round was great xx

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Robo
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

We are a group of 7 that often eat in London. We have to say we experienced the worse table service ever. There seemed to be a lot of staff and the restaurant was not full so not sure what happened - just poorly managed maybe. The food was average but the portions good. The interior is lovely.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Responded 16 hours ago

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SophieF
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing food and restaurant, service was a little slow however.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

No option to leave zero stars for service as that’s what it would be at best . Abysmal to say the least .

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Responded 16 hours ago

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here last night for my 30th birthday and had an absolutely brilliant time! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced as well.

All the staff were very attentive and polite but hats off to our waiter Alexis who informed us he had only been there 2 days but was still very knowledgeable on the menu. Thank you for making the evening so special and look forward to coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very noisy!

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MATTO
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Slightly diner-ish version of the Ivy chain but great staff, great food, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Have been to the Ivy Soho on many occasions and always rate the food and service . On this occasion food was great however service was very poor. Was disappointing especially when I had to continually ask for drinks to be ordered , waiter disappeared half way through meal and we were just left to continually have to ask different people for assistance .

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warmly greeted and seated . Restaurant was busy but the service was still prompt and our server was very charming.
Food was well presented and served on time and altogether a very pleasant experience.

KL
KristianL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely restaurant setting that serves your typical and classic brasserie classics.

RG
RichGR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Second time I have been here where the service is poor sadly. Just kept having to chase the waiters up and just didn't feel we were getting a special service. Everyone was nice though.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Responded 16 hours ago

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JJ123
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I love The Ivy restaurants but the service today was below par. The two waitresses both seemed unfriendly and looked fed up when we tried to change a couple of things on the order (neither big requests as it was only breakfast time) - they couldn't get away from the table fast enough which is a shame! Food was lovely as always.

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Becky
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Not a good experience for Covid..

We were pleased to see we could book an outdoor table, given that my mum is vulnerable to covid 19.

When we arrived on time to our table we were told to sit inside at bar (where bar staff were not wearing masks) as our table was not ready.. We were there for 30 mins before being seated.

Once seated we waited long between taking orders / receiving food.

The food was very good though.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Responded 16 hours ago

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TillyK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It’s all about the atmosphere and aesthetic, the food was alright not worth the price and the service was really slow couldn’t get anyone’s attention and the whole thing felt really rushed and no thought given

JD
vipJeremyD
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambience, as usual.

JB
JaneB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent all round. Very good value as we had the set menu for our first two courses but there is plenty too choose from the main menu if you don't fancy the set menu. Is a lovely fitout of the restaurant, staff friendly and efficient and I highly recommend the Hemmingway gin cocktail.

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 5405 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.