The Ivy Soho Brasserie
Fish & Chips
Traditional battered cod served with mashed peas, thick cut chips and tartare sauce
Milk / mint / white
Brioche crumbed chicken Milanese with fried hen's egg and black truffle mayonnaise
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.
Lovely buzzy restaurant with great service, interesting decor and a nice atmosphere. Food portions could be slightly bigger but overall very pleased.
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.
Lovely lunch, had glass of champagne and shepherds pie. Staff very attentive and it was a good experience
Service was horrible and food was tasteless
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.
Fab end to a shopping day thank you, efficient service and a real buzz!
Food was great, thank you!
Lovely place to go for lunch and drinks without friends for a special occasion.
Friends retirement after 40 years in nhs
Has to ask staff to remind them re cake !!
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...!
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.
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!
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.
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
Always a delight to go to any of The Ivy restaurants .
Good value for money & always excellent service .
Your all doing a fantastic job !
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.
We had a breakfast booking at the Ivy and the whole experience was fabulous!
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)
Fantastic atmosphere, food and service were fab. A very enjoyable evening.
Really friendly staff and delicious food and a fun atmosphere.
Such a fantastic meal , service was excellent just could not fault it .
Amazing night, food was lovely but main course came out lukewarm.
Absolutely wonderful staff, made us feel very welcome. We were sat outside, but were very cosy with heaters and blankets!
A really lovely setting but the service was very slow. They forgot one of our sides and our water.
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.
Very enjoyable ………………………………………………………………….………………………….
Outstanding service, food & ambience
Would highly recommend a visit. We will definitely be back
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!
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!
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.
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
Had a lovely dinner at the Ivy Brasserie in Soho. The food was really outstanding and although I think the prices have gone up - it was still really nice. The restaurant was beautiful decorated for Christmas so got you into the real festive spirit. Staff although very busy were all very kind and helpful.
Overall the food was very good and we had a good time, but the service let the overall experience down - see below;
1) it took ages to take our order including drinks (we seem to have been forgotten) and then it took ages for the drinks to arrive so we had only just got them when the starters arrived.
2) when the main courses arrived only 1 of 2 portions of veg arrived and only 1 of 3 portions of chips arrived. By the time the rest arrived we had almost finished.
3) overall we were served by 7 different waiters during the dinner which made it worse when asking for things i.e. we are missing something.
Such a shame as the food was actually very good. Items were removed from the bill but we would rather of had good service.
My friend and I had the best time! (We always do with the Ivy Collection). What impressed us a lot was our lovely waitress who was such a credit to you, I would say her name but I had a bottle of champagne and I can’t remember!
Well done team
Central London near theatres so good for pre-theatre. Good all-round choice.
Great atmosphere. Fab food. A really nice treat and experience.
My wife and I enjoyed our meal at The Ivy Soho very much. Service was good and the food was excellent. We always enjoy the general atmosphere and buzz of Soho and The Ivy certainly didn't disappoint. Very relaxed. Jeff Budd
We were stuck in a corner of the restaurant near the back near the till
Starters were ok but main courses - blackened cod, chewy and dry, Milanese chicken burnt around the edges and so hard I thought I was going to break a tooth. Then ordered the salted sourdough which was underwhelming
Service was incredibly slow and the wrong food was given to my guest.
Had to ask four members of staff for the bill, the restaurant was incredibly loud, the music volume was too high and could barely hear the friend sitting directly to my right.
Excellent food and service - however volume of the music was somewhat loud. Just needed turning down couple of notches so that dinner conversation could be heard easily.
The Ivy Soho Brasserie is rated 4.1 stars by 6332 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.