The Ivy Soho Brasserie

4.1
6341 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Artworks, marble and onyx provide a relaxed, elegant backdrop for a vast, all-day British menu.
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4.3
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3.9
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4.3
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Shocking experience from start to finish. Never normally write reviews but this was horrific. Kept waiting at the bar for 20 minutes before getting to our table, then nothing from staff for what felt like forever, finally get our starters which were okay followed by a huge wait before receiving our mains. My steak was blue when asked for medium rare, sent back and replaced by a steak which was cremated. Replaced by a chicken dish which was average at best. Meanwhile no one checked in to see how our food was and no offer of drinks. Bill came over with both steak and chicken dish on. Had to change the bill 3 times before they got it right. The worst part of the evening was there was absolutely zero accountability or acknowledgment from any of the staff about how awful our experience was. Will absolutely never be back.

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Victor
London
5 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you SO much Ivy Soho! You guys made my birthday so special. I had a great time eating delicious food at your restaurnat. The staff were committed to great service and were very friendly. The atmosphere was awesome and I definitely liked the beautiful decor (check out the women's toilets). Most importantly, every food and drink I had on your menu tasted great, and I cannot wait to have it again!

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Oliviad
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people with exceptional service! Beautiful interiors and well worth the visit. The music was a little loud, but that's probably my own preference :) The waiters/waitresses were all very attentive!

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RayN
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food at reasonable prices in opulent surroundings. However the noise from the music was way too loud and made conversation almost impossible.

Also, a moan about restaurants in general. Everywhere now seems to add 12.5% service charge. This is not the US. Pay staff properly, add it to the cost of the food and let the customer decide about any tips. The next thing it will be 15%…

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Booked several weeks in advance for a pre theatre dinner but when arrived that menu was no longer available as the Xmas seasonal à la carte was in place - this was not advised when the booking was made. However the dishes we had from the à la carte were very good indeed and we would eat there again

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Your paying for the name not the quality or value of food

FK
FKB70
Bath
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, delicious food, great atmosphere. Loved it 😊

GG
GastroGnome
London
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not sure why poor service has been cited in other reviews because our visit was the opposite.

The Ivy (in this branch any way) is consistently good across all depts. Excellent cocktails too which IMHO are a good indicator to the rest.

Recommended without reservation.

PJ
PaulJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food outstanding as always but the service was very poor - verging on rude.

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suzieb25
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely buzzy restaurant with great service, interesting decor and a nice atmosphere. Food portions could be slightly bigger but overall very pleased.

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Poundlander
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not as good as it used to be, gin and tonic in a wine glass doesn’t work for me.

Menu too rich, not enough light/salad options for mains.

LB
LindaB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely lunch, had glass of champagne and shepherds pie. Staff very attentive and it was a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was horrible and food was tasteless

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SharonT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food. Nice staff. Wonder vibe to the restaurant.
Only negative is waited half an hour for a drink.
I would return as over all very nice.

LF
LockdownFoodies
London
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Just this time, the service wasn't as good as the Ivy are usually offering. We had to ask for a few things more than once and there was a long gap between us finishing our starters and getting the main courses. Could have been a new staff member and still in training. She was very polite and professional though so no hard feelings.

JR
JenniferR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab end to a shopping day thank you, efficient service and a real buzz!
Food was great, thank you!

CB
CharlotteB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to go for lunch and drinks without friends for a special occasion.

LH
LynneH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Noises atmosphere
Friends retirement after 40 years in nhs
Has to ask staff to remind them re cake !!

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Tregarvon
London
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We went here to finish off a lovely weekend, The restaurant and atmosphere was great, Food and wine was great. Only problem our waiter forgot to put our order in so we waited a very long time for our food, when it eventually came we were told we now couldn't order dessert. We complained so they agreed that we could. Our desserts arrived and not even halfway through we were told to hurry up as the restaurant was closing in 10 mins!! We couldn't finish and were virtually kicked out and it was their fault...!!! really not a great way to treat customers...!

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

For many reasons we had a very disappointing experience. At every stage of the meal we had to ask for service, ask if we could order drinks, try to grab our waiter's attention to order food, ask for dessert menus, pour our own wine... My main course never arrived. The rest of our party had finished their food - I had to go and physically find our waiter to ask where my food was. It eventually arrived, luke warm and with no apology.

Yes the restaurant was busy, but it was no excuse for the poor (complete lack of) service. And unfortunately it did affect the birthday celebration we had planned for my father. My missing main course was taken off the final bill (I had to ask for that to happen), but frankly that was poor compensation.

EM
EMILYL
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There were several out of stock items on the menu! The waiting staff seemed to be pushed to the limits. The food that we were able to order was very nice!

SJ
SallyJ
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately The Ivy Soho was not up to the same standard as other Ivy Brasserie’s we’ve visited.
Although the staff were very friendly the service was poor, inattentive and not what we’ve come to expect from The Ivy e.g very slow, finished plates left on table etc. Our starters were delicious but the main course , both different, were tasteless and disappointing. Finally we were also charged for an extra bottle of wine we didn’t have.

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TrevorF
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very consistent in terms of food quality and ambience having been to a number of different outlets . Staff always polite and friendly . Feels like a special event . Would recommend

LM
LorraineM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to go to any of The Ivy restaurants .
Great food
Good value for money & always excellent service .
Thank you
Your all doing a fantastic job !

CE
CraigE
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Second time here in two weeks with different people. Service a little slower this time (different waiter) but food was lovely and ambience perfect for a catch up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a breakfast booking at the Ivy and the whole experience was fabulous!

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Valerie
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Service is very good. But why do they keep the music so load . we cannot hear what the group says ( With only a group of 6 around the table)

KF
KateF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, food and service were fab. A very enjoyable evening.

HM
HolM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really friendly staff and delicious food and a fun atmosphere.

RT
RichardT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic meal , service was excellent just could not fault it .

JW
JamesW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing night, food was lovely but main course came out lukewarm.

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Iona
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful staff, made us feel very welcome. We were sat outside, but were very cosy with heaters and blankets!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

A really lovely setting but the service was very slow. They forgot one of our sides and our water.

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Mick
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good but we were sitted at 4.30 and did not order our mains or receive bottle of red till 5.30. There was a bigger table that took our servers attention although there was some empty tables during the time we were there. Also my friend got her steak without the sauce so when it was put in place of us the server should have asked is that all? She quickly left so my friend had to wait until I got the attention of a nearby waiter to ask it still took another 10 mins for it to come in the meantime her dinner was getting cold. So service was poor really unlike the occasions I have been before.

PV
PeterV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable ………………………………………………………………….………………………….

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food & ambience
Would highly recommend a visit. We will definitely be back

SH
SusanH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks were perfect, service initially a bit slow but fine after asking to be served.

DJ music a little but loud but certainly an energetic atmosphere!

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SonayS
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful surroundings- great atmosphere.

Clearly lots of new staff, and a very busy lunch service.
Most were lovely given the pressure they were under, but I don’t expect eye rolling and comments under breath when asked to take a few glasses away!
It didn’t ruin our lunch but more training definitely required when staff don’t know what a hot toddy is!

CM
CosmosMariner
Worcestershire
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed by the attitude of most of the staff and the quality of the food. The service was very mechanical and impersonal and the food was obviously mass produced and dumped down in front of us. I will not be returning.

ZL
ZakL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Order the yellow sole and and it was full of bones couldn’t eat a single bit of it. Then swapped for a black cod and it was Raw. Felt as if the staff didn’t want to help so overall a bad experience

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie is rated 4.1 stars by 6341 OpenTable diners.

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