The Ivy Soho Brasserie
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.
Great food, great atmosphere
Reserved a table at 9.45, on arrival told to have drink at the bar and we’d be called. No call after 30 minutes to enquired. Told they’d be with us ASAP. Another 20 mins passed still nothing. Enquired again and it appeared they’d “forgotten” us. Sat down and ordered at 11.10pm. 4 meals ordered 2 were cold. Complained & offered a re cook but as it was so late we declined. These meals deducted. Paid bill and left with no apology. Very disappointing SoHo is NOTHING like the other Ivy Brasseries were they are 5* and attentive. Complained at the end but offered nothing in exchange. On looking at the bill next morning they’d charged us for a 5th meal we NEVER ordered! Very displeased. Would not visit again. Manchester Ivy & Covent Garden is far superior.
Great food. Great wine. Great staff what more can I say!
We were located on a middle Table at the back. Right under two speakers. DJ blasted out all night. Couldn’t talk to our guests as music was so loud. I asked the DJ for help. She confirms there is always a problem with these middle tables. She said she would ask the manager as the controls on speakers weren’t individual they were only “front or back” (of restaurant). I believe she did ask but nothing happened. I then asked our waiter. He went to ask manager and returned with the message that the manager he said they he arranged for a DJ, it was the weekend, so they will turn it down a bit but...!”. The music continued to pump out and only got louder as the evening went on.
1. I am a regular diner at all Ivys. (I have my next booking at the original Ivy on 19th for example).Why was I given such a poor table? I booked it weeks ago too.
2. Why is this an ongoing problem as confirmed by the DJ? Why haven’t you sorted it out already?
3. Why did the obviously adopted A “screw you” attitude to us which he obviously did. He didn’t even come out to talk to us.
4. Why didn’t you tell us on booking you had a DJ?
It all ruined our evening to be honest. Our guests were elderly over from NYC. It was very poor for them especially. And embarrassing for us.
Fantastic experience, great room with plenty of atmosphere, nice bar area , service top notch and the DJ and music spot on. will be back soon
Excellent food, pleasant ambiance, not to expensive, beautiful festive decoration.
A memorable evening, lively atmosphere great food and considerate staff who catered for our needs without being over conspicuous
Sat next to a very loud table, the very kind waiter tried to move us but with no luck. Food was quite slow, but nice.
Having had a really lovely experience last time we visited, this was a let down.
Very busy on a Saturday late afternoon. Our table was booked for 5.30pm but didn't get seated until 5.45pm. Told to wait in bar area but just felt 'in the way' so this was the only downside to our visit. Once seated, food was great and staff very attentive.
Have visited various Ivy Brasseries over the past few years including The Ivy Soho Brasserie. Disappointed that although booked for 5pm and pre-theatre dinner, table was just 'bog standard' with no cloth and very ordinary. Noise level was very high so we struggled to hold a conversation. Service was OK but nothing special and our drinks were actually delivered to the wrong table. Not made to feel special although for us it was a part of a treat weekend in London. The food was fine. The trouble is now The Ivy Brasserie is a chain it has lost something in the process of getting bigger which is a great shame.
Great value for central London and good atmosphere although very noisy. However the service was poor because they were so busy. Our bottle of wine was taken away and put in an ice bucket and it was so difficult to get the waiters eye contact every time we needed a top up or the bill. I would have preferred it to have been left on the table than sit through the meal without the drink we had paid for. They didn’t come and see if the food was ok or if we required anything else. I will however visit another ivy Brasserie the next time we are in London.
Although a bit noisy inside, we had a great time once we moved outside under the heaters. great food and service.
an oasis away from the hustle of Oxford street, afternoon tea restored us and even gave us a bit more energy for more shopping!
I find this place to be always reliable, not going to change your world but never disappoints.
Been a few times now and always had a great time, sometimes you can tell they are a bit overworked but always friendly, even for that!
Loved the Christmas decorations! thanks for taking such good care of us!
Love the fact that they have a dedicated Vegan menu, some great options on there too!
we had such a great time we ended up moving to the terrace after lunch for more drinks and stayed all night.
decent Ivy faire in the usual beautiful surroundings.
A Friday in December and it was pretty manic! However the atmosphere was great and the food was extremely quick considering the amount of people there!
lots of people very much in the xmas spirit, which was ideal for our party. didn't feel forgotten amongst the madness and the food was spot on!
Enjoyed our evening. Thought the staff were very professional. A bit noisy though.
What a great place. It always exceeds my expectations. Most importantly, my date loved it too.
Very buzzy Christmas atmosphere. We booked quite last minute but they still gave us a great table. We have eaten at quite a few of the ivy brasseries and this is one of our favorites. The food is usually consistently good.
Lovely place for a post matinee dinner with friends. Very busy & quite noisy being a Friday night in December but service was great and choice of drinks and food also very good. Probably difficult to fit in 3 courses in 2-hour time slot - we had cocktails/beers and mains which were all lovely (chicken, fish, burger) but the definite star of the day was the chocolate & caramel bombe! Beautifully served with the hot sauce and, well, just yum! Will be back (probably at a quieter time)!
Excellent food and service and a perfect start to a great evening at the theatre. Can’t wIt for next time.
Excellent food and atmosphere, let down by the slightly slow service - which is understandable as it was very busy. Would nice if the waiter we had was a little happier, but didn't impact the overall experience.
Lovely brunch, nice staff, the usual ivy decor and very good value for money.
Overall, ok. Nothing to shout about really. Food was ok. We ordered fish & chips as we have toddlers. Can’t say it is the best I had.
Friendly waiters, great service and lovely breakfast.
I was disappointed that we had to wait 20 minutes for a table we booked in advance. The music was far too loud. The waiter didn't listen to my order (even though I pointed at the menu) and gave me the meat lasagne when I'm a vegetarian. He then told me there were no veggie options left and offered me the meat one again. Then when he saw how shocked I was he said the kitchen would make me a veggie one in 5 minutes.
20 minutes later my meal came out after my Mum and Auntie had finished their food and they had to sit and watch me it. The staff weren't very apologetic and we were very disappointed.
Brilliant service, superb food and good value.
Food very poor, cold starters, tough, flavourless steak, very loud and just all-round disappointing. Won't be going back.
Lovely restaurant for a Christmas get together. Buzzy atmosphere, great food and service was spot on.
As always reall buzzy atmosphere, delicious food and great staff
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.
Excellent Service, little too noisy but a busy night
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
It’s always a fab day out when I visit The Ivy Brasserie Soho & Sanita is always so warm and welcoming .
Amazing buzz every time
Thank you Ivy Soho
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.