The Ivy Soho Brasserie

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3159 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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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B
London
30 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice table at the back after I requested a quiet table for a business meeting

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Brighton
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing as usual felt the service was little slow drinks had taken a long time as soon as they arrived food arrived to time to enjoy them before food. But good amazing

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SJ
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I've been to many of The Ivy Brasseries and would usually consider it a 'banker', so when a friend from Australia and his colleague were in town, suggested going here. Disappointingly, it was well below the usual standard. Service was extremely slow and we had to chase a number of times for drinks and food. We were recommended the Monkfish curry and prawn curry by the waiter, which two of our party ordered. However, after eating a few mouthfuls we realised that neither dish had any prawns! We notified the waiter, who whisked the meals away. He returned to let us know they were making new dishes but by the time they arrived, our other two companions had long finished. We waited a long time for our dessert orders to be taken and then 3 desserts arrived when only 2 had been ordered. Thankfully the curry dishes were removed from the bill, but I won't be rushing back to this particular Ivy.

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SS
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal post theatre. Delicious food and great service from Andrea F.

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N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Pretty disappointing experience. We waited for half an hour for our table despite booking the table weeks in advance. There were children in our party and the long wait meant they were bored and hungry and whiny which set an increasingly sour mood.
The hostess was apologetic about the situation which was appreciated, and gave us some free starters.
However the “free” starters was added to our bill to the end!
Also the waiter forgot all of our drinks - we ordered sparkling water, cocktails etc, none arrived. Not even water initially which they served only half way through the meal.

The food was delicious though, compliments to the chef. But atrocious waiting staff that particular day we went. It wasn’t this bad on previous occasions so I really Hope
It was a one off situation

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CP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Waited 40 mins for a waiter before we had to ask to see maitre d , then where told he was busy!!! Service is not what it should be for restaurant of this reputation!!! Will not be returning or recommending to anyone

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BR
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg, those guys are amazing. Great service and me and my lady had a great time.
Definitely will continue to visit.

Boris

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DS
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked this for an intimate birthday and the service was excellent. Staff were courteous and helpful but not too much. It was a Saturday night and the place was at capacity but staff still made us feel like valued customers and this makes me want to visit again.

The cocktails were excellent especially the Club Tropicana, Electric Warrior and Caipirinha.

Moving on to food we ordered arancini and olives as pre starter nibbles and despite the arancini being much smaller than expected they were amazing. The olives by contrast were huge nearly as big as the arancini in fact.

The smoked salmon starter was as expected and equally good, whilst the steak tartare starter was as amazing as the presentation. It comes in a Perspex box with smoking wood beside it.

Mains were also very good the Veal paillard being very tender and tasty while the Chicken Milanese was perfect. It’s easy to make the chicken too dry but they got it just right.

Finally the dessert was excellent too the brûlée was made perfectly but to my mind the Apple Tarte Fine flambé was the better more tasty dish, and I love a brûlée.

All in a wonderful evening.

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C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a really nice restaurang, the food, drinks and atmosfer. I would love to bock this restaurant again!

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B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very busy Saturday night when we visited but the service was faultless from start to finish. We asked for a wine recommendation and were recommended the house wine and offered a taster of it before ordering - I was impressed that there was no upselling of a more expensive bottle of wine. The food was fantastic. The atmosphere very buzzy with a DJ playing a great choice of music. Its not a place for a quiet romantic dinner as the noise levels are high but great if you want a buzzy night out with friends with great food, wine, service and atmosphere.

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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was fantastic! The food was brilliant but the atmosphere was great too, good music and full of nice friendly people.

It’s a bit pricey but I suppose if you want a great dining experience in London it’ll cost you... definitely worth every penny.

You have to order the rib eye for your main!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Suoerb food and service

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M
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon with friends. Good atmosphere although I personally found the background music too loud for the time of day. Service was excellent. One of our party was even presented with a complimentary patisserie for her birthday.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet for a business breakfast during the week and brunch with friends at the weekend!

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Saturday brunch had lively atmosphere , staff courteous and service timely. We were a little disappointed that there was no live music. The menu had good choices for light breakfast, as well as more filling such as Eggs Benedict, as well as soup or main meals. The food was good for vegetarians as well as for a nephew who ordered steak, and I loved my lobster and asparagus dish. A thoughtful touch by the staff was when they brought a mini cake with one candle to celebrate our niece’s 21st birthday. We all had a lovely morning in a memorable restaurant.

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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Good service & good food but just too noisy for a relaxed conversation.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal as ever. The cocktail team are very entertaining could sit and watch them all night.
I would recommend lots on the menu especially the steak tartare the lobster risotto and the prawn and monkfish curry.
The pate starter and a side of super warm freshly baked sourdough very naughty but very nice.
Great evening.I look forward to returning soon.

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MF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining room, service better than previous visits, atmosphere excellent, my friend who's first visit was impressed. I will question the amount/quantity of monkfish and prawn in the curry, but it tasted very nice.

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R
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was extremely poor. Extremely slow. We felt neglected.
The waiter clearly needed further training. A female manager came to our rescue..... hurried up
the food and reduced our bill.

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BH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had lunch on Thursday. Service was extremely attentive. Food was excellent.

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Normally the lunches here are faultless but it must have been an off day. When we recieved food, two of the dishes were wrong. They bought out a third dish and side dish and left these on the table. By the time the 2 correct dishes where bought out, the side dish was cold and the meal left had been eaten.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was at breakfast. The service was dreadful, it 4 times over to a 15min period to ask for an element of the dish that should have been delivered with the dish 20mins prior. The grapefruit was presented appallingly - not cut cleanly, it was impossible to eat! I gave up! A lot of staff but not attentive at all!

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TK
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

had a most enjoyable lunch and will definitely go back

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JL
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable lunch. Great atmosphere and lovely restaurant. Good and service was great.
Can’t wait until next time!

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R
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Was having brunch with a distant relative and the cups/dishes were left on the table for too long. It didn't bother me until I had to go and get a server to take them away from me. Then we waited for ages for the bill so I had to get another server to get the check. When we left I came back to use the toilet and the receptionist was really off instead of being kind that I was attempting to give her proof that I had just finished lunch with my family. Wasn't enjoyable from that perspective..everything else was as expected and not outstanding like the ivy is said to be.

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ED
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere as always. I think there were some issues this time in the kitchen, because it took ages to get the food/bill/extra drinks and by the time food arrived we were completely starving.

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AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Location and food are good but service is very poor! The food was quite good and portions of a decent size. The ambient and atmosphere are really nice and energetic, with a deejay set.
Unfortunately the service is not up to standard: we waited 40 mins before being able to place our order despite having the menu still on our table and repeatedly flagging the waiters. After receiving the food we asked for some mayo: it never came. Another 30 mins wait to order the dessert and we had to ask for the bill THREE times. The restaurant was not overcrowded nor superbusy so there's no excuse. Management needs to improve the service.

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CG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience, unhelpful staff, music too loud to hold a conversation and kitchen unwilling to accommodate any deviation from menu! Would not go again as I ended up not eating and having no dinner!

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m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at this restaurant, made more special by the amazing Maggie! We loved the atmosphere and food and would definitely go back.

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a
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for early supper with 5 of us to celebrate my niece's 21st. She and all of us loved it. Service was really good, we were made to feel very welcome, had a great table and the best thing was that without being asked , they brought a tiny little cake with candle on a slate with Happy Birthday written on it for my niece, who was really taken with it all.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific hospitable reception. Very kind and helpful staff. Food was reasonably priced and the atmosphere very lively.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Delayed to our table, very slow with service people seated after us were served before us?? Food we couldn’t fault.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The restaurant has a few issues that stop it from being a very good place to eat. Firstly the service was very very slow, having ordered fairly briskly starters took a long time to come. We had 3 courses (it was a birthday meal -so stick it out) and from start to finish we were 2 hours and 15 minutes for lunch. The food was ok but not special, the better parts were the duck salad and the chocolate bombe desert. Overall it was ok but I wouldn’t go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for 30th birthday, as always staff are attentive, food is delicious!

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

What happened to this place? Been here many tiene and I loved it. Today we had the worst experience. Slow service. Food was bland. Music was loud to the point of making it difficult to hold a conversation. It’s going cheap and food is cooked without expertise. Clearly not coming again!

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

It was hard to get services and they forgot our drinks order and we had to re-order them 3 times and in the end it still did not come. They also forgot 1 of our 5 meals and it came out 20mins after the others. Such a shame because I usually receive amazing service here.

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v
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Good place but they just dont Care i feel like just a number hence why I wouldn't recommend a friend firstly the table next to us was drunk and disruptive and to be honest the waiters didn't really do much about it the lady dropped table cloths, candles and kept on disturbing other people including us but again did nothing

We ordered bread it wasnt even cut property massively undignified, then I would have expected fresh bread but no same bread again just cut up and cold

The mains came out too quick as we were finishing our starters and we given no choice if we wanted it or not that time which we didn't we wanted to wait a bit talk and enjoy our time at the ivy

The desert was amazing and that's about the only great point I have to say

It was out 5 year wedding anniversary and they did nothing to make it special I made sure I put a note to say it was our anniversary on the booking normally restaurants give a little dessert or at least say congratulations they did nothing like you guys dont care at all and that's massively Disappointing as much as food was good, just good nothing special. I cant vist again as its the little gestures that make the big differences for us and you guys did NOTHING probably because you dont care.

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d
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place for a special occasion, great value considering the surroundings, quality of food and service. Only one minor gripe....had put on the notes it was a special occasion (our anniversary) but nothing happened. Don't know if was the restaurant or OpenTable not communicating it?

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o
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went up to London to meet my son and his girlfriend in his lunch hour. Fantastic welcome as usual beautiful food bottle of house champagne £59 set menu £16.50. Two had the “famous” shepherds pie I had a butternut squash curry. Amazing food very good service. Lovely round table plenty of space .

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CR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous atmosphere and great food. Superb service by our server Rafe, warm, welcoming and friendly.

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