The Ivy Soho Brasserie

4.3
2806 reviews
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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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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had there coffee and sundae- great service

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

I went here for brunch with three. The location and atmosphere are terrific. You certainly feel like you are in a nice place and it is perfect for a slow Sunday morning/afternoon meal. I found it at times difficult to understand what my party was saying though and the service sometimes took a little longer than we liked - forgetting to bring us sauces once as well. We would have liked a little more proactiveness on their part.

All in all, we would come again. It’s pricey, but the food is gorgeous and the drinks are fantastic.

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DB
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Far too noisy, and the music is unpleasant. Difficult to have a conversation, or to relax.

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VC
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a great table, plenty of space. Very efficient service and would definitely go back again

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BB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I’m afraid having been to this restaurant a number of times, service has definitely declined. Overall there seems to be inconsistent service with some great servers and poor with others. The service and rudeness of one team member really put a downer on my mums 70th birthday celebration, so much so we wouldn’t go there again.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely smiling helpful staff took excellent care of us. It is a little loud but not too surprising at pre theatre dinner.

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

A dj was mixing when we got there so it was a bit loud but good atmosphere, the service is elegant and efficient, the food was well presented and good, for a reasonable price.

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

Dj made the conversations impossible. Very loud very annoying. Also booked a table using opentable website and no table was ready as staff wasnt informed about the reservation. It was made 5 hours in advance. Other than that food was lovely and service as well.

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

Fantastic restaurant! It’s definitely one of my faves and I’ve enjoyed super food and service around 5 times at Soho and twice at Tunbridge Wells.

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LG
London
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch for a Saturday brunch!!

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

First time here and absolutely loved it. Great ambience. Music just up my street. So good i’m booking again.

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K
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast with friends. Excellent service, delicious food.

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

Restaurant offers delicious food, and friendly staff. The only disadvantage which disturbed the great atmosphere inside, we’re problems with music. Volume was regulated all the time from silent ambient melodies to loud pop things. I think they couldn’t set it up correctly to keep the music on one volume level.

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CK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Way too noisy- ruined the meal which was good food . The noise made it a must to shout for my date .... she struggled to hear .

Would not recommend this restaurant because of the noise it over shadowed everything

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chia, sophisticated and stylish. We felt like we were at the center of the universe!

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

Music is way too loud!!!
It is a shame as the restaurant itself is absolutely lovely, the selection of food is hearty and excellent quality but the loud music ruins the overall experience.
The loud music made it difficult to have a conversation at the table.
I will not go to this branch again if the music is played like I was in a nightclub.

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

Noisy, unnecessarily raucous music. Rushed us from the start. Starter ok but the waiter tried twice to take my plate before I had finished. Chicken dry. Meagre portion of potato and not much sauce. Obviously rushed in the kitchen. Although we had 15 minutes left of our two hours we were asked to pay and go, to be fair politely. The price of the dessert was knocked off to compensate. We didn't just want to eat. We wanted to have a nice evening.

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k
Liverpool
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very good went Covent gardens ivy last time this very nice too. Can’t fault it.

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

Vibrant, quality, fun.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant ticks a lot of boxes. It is lively, not ridiculously expensive, very ladies who lunch.
The menu is varied and the food is okay. Not amazing, but okay. Only there was a weird smell when I sat down, which I then got used to and then my friend remarked on it. We didn't say anything but it was a bit off putting. The service was willing but not sharp, sometimes comedic. When I asked for "Blackened cod please" it took three goes for the waiter to realise I wasn't asking for a black coffee. There were a few misunderstandings in service, lots of asking for things more than once. When we needed a refill, the wine bottle had been put so far out of the way that we were very thirsty by the time we convinced someone to bring it over. But I would go back as it is rather jolly, undemanding, and convenient, and we were able to stay there for hours.

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

Perfect location, great food, professional waiters 👌🏻 Definitely coming back next time visiting London 😊

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PP
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy. Service very poor and we waited a considerable time for anyone to welcome us, then a long wait to even be offered a drink. Long wait to order food and poor service,but it was not the waiters fault,he was doing his best,but it was busy and it appeared that the restaurant was short staffed.
We love the Ivy Brasserie restaurants but it was quite stressful dining at the Soho restaurant and it is a good job we were not in a hurry.

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TK
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely breakfast and nice service. Wold recommend and will return!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great value for money would definitely recommend to anyone

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GS
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely food as usual and great service from all the staff

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AL
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly busy...great atmosphere...noise level not for the faint hearted Food was very good...except for the chips which, and I can’t believe this is possible, were boring...suspiciously like cheap frozen ones...need improvement

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Z
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, staff and ambience were great. I asked for and was given a quiet table. There’s enough food choices for all tastes and I recommend the avocado and poached eggs. With freshly squeezed orange juice.

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m
Berlin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Ivy brasserie for meetings! Can't recommend enough.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but very noisy due to poor acoustics from room designs

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as ever and thank you.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

All round very good. Especially nice to see such a good Veggie menu. My wife loved it!!!

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JR
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Staff pleasant, however pre-dinner cocktails for my companions took 25 mins to arrive, minus the snacks we had ordered but followed by the main courses about 1 minute later. Ordered a glass of wine to go with my meal but I had almost finished eating by the time it arrived. Manager offered a refund on cocktails which was appreciated. Food average to fair, prices as expected for the area.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I've been to the ivy a few times, Soho was the first chain and I was appalled by the service. Waited a long time for order, tea and coffee. It was a busy morning for them but no excuse, attended other Ivy resturants during busy hours...took friends from the US and felt rather ashamed. Wouldn't go back to Soho.

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FH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

turn up on time n waited for 25mins to be seated,the stuff had forgotten we still at the bar waiting,too busy talking to each other,we had to remind them that we still waiting

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L
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a nice dinner, but I was under impression that the kitchen was so busy that the quality slipped slightly considering The price.

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SG
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and very quick service considering we needed to be at the theatre within 2hours of the booking.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal celebrating daughters 21st Birthday, staff really attentive and conscious of our time constraints, food was excellent, would definitely visit again next time we are in London!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

You need to state on your website that if you come here for lunch on a Saturday, your ears will be harrassed by loud music. It was not the place to bring my mother who is over 70 for a nice lunch before I give birth in a month. We couldn't even talk. Also, they placed me 8 months pregnant and an old woman beside the door on a cold day like Saturday? Perhaps some thought might have been good. We then asked to move and they put us sitting under some Baltic air con. How is that for service. Also, your staff looked stressed and frazzled, you may need to look at their well being. We ordered soup and a crispy duck salad. Both were cold. Even if we wanted to complain, you wouldn't have heard us anyway. Very disappointing. I had a headache leaving.

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SS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A first visit to this restaurant, for their Saturday Brunch menu, table for 4 booked for 13:30. First thing that struck us how incredibly noisy the restaurant was, it was busy but with background music too, it was almost impossible to have a conversation across our table without raising our voices as well, which only obvoiusly heightened the overall noise level. Service was quite indifferent, and unfortunately our waitress's first language wasn't English, and with that and the noise it was difficult for her to understand us and vice-versa. When our food eventually arrived, one of our orders, the Avocado & spinach Benedict, including 2 poached hens eggs, both of which were stone cold and were also set on two stale soda farls. Another of our orders was the HLT open sandwich, which didn't contain one of the listed ingredients as per the menu (red peppers). We called over our waitress to say we weren't happy with the dishes and although they replaced them the substituted dishes were not good!! the Avocado & spinach Benedict, although the eggs were hot this time the rest of the dish was inedible (still stale soda farls) and the HLT this time didn't have any avocado !!! and also with over grilled halloumi, was like trying to eat a piece of a shoe sole! When we paid the bill to their credit they removed the charge of those two dishes. Overall a very disappointing experience which ruined a family brunch experience (still two hungry diners) and certainly did not inspire me to ever return there again, which I certainly wouldn't now anyway.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Lovely day out the only thing that spoilt it was when the server came over and said that we had to leave and my friend wanted to order a hot drink one was pregnant that everyone had a newborn and I thought it was pretty rude

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