Perfect. Wonderful food, great service, buzzing atmosphere, awesome female DJ, beautiful decor. Perfect place to meet friends and enjoy grown up cool in the otherwise hellish centre of London.
We were seated very close to the door on a cold (snowy!) night and the air con was on and blowing down on us, so we were pretty cold. We’d been seated for an hour before our main courses arrived. The service was sporadic - the waitress did turn off the air con eventually but by then we were getting ready to leave. The atmosphere further in was loud and busy but we felt very much on the periphery!
Great food and service. It was Saturday night and we hadn’t picked up that there was a very noisy disco. So conversation was really not possible. So will avoid weekend nights in future. Otherwise really great menu choices, delicious food and very good service despite being very busy.
It's always hard to choose a restaurant in London for a special meal but The Ivy's reputation goes before it, hence I chose the Brasserie in Soho.
Staff were very friendly and efficient, but sadly the food was underwhelming.
Smoked salmon and crab starter was very good but the tempura prawns were disappointing - I've had better in a pub. It was hard to choose a main course due to the great choice but I blundered by ordering the crab linguine. The whole dish was totally tasteless. The menu said "pasta and courgette linguine", try as I might, I never saw any evidence of courgette. I tried adding chilli oil, parmesan and also the side of peas but it was a lost cause. Such a shame when you take a long time choosing a restaurant to end up deflated.
The food was very good, but it was the service that made the difference on our visit. There was an issue with the reservation, but they asked if we were seeing a show and found a way to squeeze us into a packed night without compromising quality. I would certainly go back.
Really loved it here! Cocktails and beer great, food filling and tasty, staff friendly. We Will be back!
A birthday lunch for our daughter and a super choice for the occasion. Buzzy, friendly, good service, good food, the steaks were excellent. Good wine list, enjoyed a few cocktails too. Will definitely recommend and return.
Great service and food!!
Well received on arrival and guided to the bar as we were a bit early!!
Great food and varied menu perfect for dining at any time of day!!
Its a lovely restaurant but very noisy, you have to shout to be heard,
Service good, i didn’t enjoy my meal because i picked the wrong dish.
I would deffo return tho’.
We love this place every time as the food is always great and they cater for all diets. The service is always good.
The service was extremely slow. We arrived at 5 but our orders were not taken until 5:25 - this was despite numerous efforts with different waiters to try and order. There seemed to be only two waiters serving our section of the restaurant but there were four people welcoming customers at the door and taking coats - I'm not sure this task requires a team of four people when there are tables waiting almost half an hour to have their orders taken. The food was fine and good value but lacked seasoning. I would not recommend to a friend.
Really nice location although the service was pretty bad..we have been told that we have the table for two hours but half an hour before that they waitress came to our table and told us that we should get the bill..she also offered the dessert menu but made clear that we should not get a dessert..not nice...however food and location 5 starts!!
Warm decor, buzzy atmosphere and attentive service with tables banquets and tables laid out so each has plenty of space make this Ivy offshoot great for a smart / casual meal.
Visited for the 1st time and had a great evening! It was really busy with a great atmosphere. Although busy service was great! I would recommend
great food and pre theatre menu, service was a little slower this time however still very pleasant
Lovely food, service was too quick so felt a bit rushed, but very friendly. Tables were a bit close so if it had been more busy you might feel too close to your neighbour.
This meal was appalling, food cold and service was terrible. Won't be returning which is a shame, considering I manage a large corporate business just around the corner.
All good apart from the coffee arriving before the desserts
I've been to the Ivy Soho Brasserie four or five times now, and love the atmosphere, the great food at reasonable prices, and the professional, friendly service. Alas, the last was missing on my most recent visit to celebrate my birthday. We ordered cocktails and a sharing dish of zucchini fritti, to be followed by a starter and two main courses with a bottle of wine. My cocktail, the zucchini and the starter all arrived at once, together with the bottle of wine. It wasn't quite how we wanted it, but just asked that the wine be held back until we were ready. Ten minutes later, the second cocktail still hadn't arrived; the waiter said it was on its way. Another ten minutes, and we had to ask again. It finally arrived, but by then, we were finished with the starters. My main course then arrived, but my partner's took another ten minutes. Then we had to ask twice for the wine to be brought out. Our waiter was rather dismissive and acted as if he was run off his feet, despite it being reasonably quiet - at 9pm on a wet Monday evening. I'm sure I'll be back, but I hope this was a one-off.
The food was fantastic and the staff very friendly but the service was a but slow, our starters arrived before our drinks.
Nice experience, a bit too noisy for my liking. We were charged for tonic when we only ordered gin. Waiter had mistaken our order twice. Overall though nice, grilled sea bass was delicious!
Visited for Mother's Day and while the food and service were good, the experience was let down by the fact that the mother in question couldn't have a glass of champagne with her brunch, as no alcohol was being served. Surely one of the key aspects of brunch is that you can eat and have a Bellini or bloody mary or similar at the same time?
We had a late table (after Theatre) at 10pm and were a little late arriving (15 minutes) due to the show ending later than advertised. Pehaps due to the late hour the staff were keen to move us through our dining experience and we felt very rushed. I would not choose to eat here at that time again.
The food was excellent especially the duck salad (just wish there’d been a bit more of it!!) and we would have had dessert, coffees and liqueurs but as they asked us to choose anything else we might want whilst we were only half way through our main course, we didn’t bother. Yet when we wanted our plates cleared or to order our bill we had trouble catching anyone’s attention. Shame.
I would still go again and I would recommend it but not late night.
Another great Ivy chain restaurant! :)
I have been to The Ivy Brasserie a few times now and I have always found it a buzz . I love the decor and the waiters have been professional and friendly. Reasonably priced for a Soho establishment.
Fantastic place and our waiter Aitor was outstanding.
Made a birthday very special for my partner
Excellent as normal. But I do prefer the top end of the restaurant
Couldn't fault the service. Food tasty. Saturday lunch so very buzzy vibe but were able to hear ourselves speak perfectly well. Would ditch the DJ though. Music not necessary and couldn't hear it above the chatter anyway.
I was extremely surprised to see that there was no vegan options for the brunch menu except for removing every element of each dish to basically end up with leaves and bread or muffins. Francesco Was the original waiter that we had and was so on helpful, had to go and check every time we had a question, and was not customer friendly in the slightest. We escalated it to the manager, jean Francois, Who saved the day and very quickly I should just that he would do his best to help. Having said that, the kitchen was not very accommodating in the slightest. It was overall very disappointing meal.
Great food, service, atmosphere. Love the djs on Friday and Saturday
First visit to this branch of the Ivy and it was up to the usual high standards of the other restaurants. Good food, great service , and nice atmosphere. A place to go for a special meal without blowing the budget. Can't beat the steak, egg and chips.
Vibrant restaurant and excellent food. Relaxed atmosphere
Good quality food served by attentive friendly staff. Fantastic vegetarian options. Convenient location in the heart of Soho.
We had a lovely meal there after a theatre visit, fantastic food and friendly staff
Restaurant was cold when we got there.
Food arrived straight after starter, we sent back as asked for a breather.
When food was served it was cold where it had been left and the aubergine had a crunch. Have been there before but really felt it had gone downhill.
Staff were very pleasant though.
This place has a very special vibe and the service is really good and feels like you're in a very high end establishment..
good choice and selection, great portion sizes, will be going back
Friendly and attentive! Food served nice and hot! The restaurant is big very dark could do with a bit more light and the room temperature turned up - sat at table in our coats🤨
Excellent in many ways but table was far too small for 4 men, service was good but food took a while (25 mins) - the wine that was ordered had run our, no excuse for that. On the plus side, the food was as good as always but the alternative wine supplied was very expensive - a lesson learnt !
Atmosphere, very good and buzzy.