The Ivy Soho Brasserie

4.3
1610 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 8am-12am
(Last food order 11pm)
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 9am-11pm
(Last food order 10pm)
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Phone number
020 3301 1166
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Sean Burbidge
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Area
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Parking Details
Q-Park Soho - 52 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7NQ
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Reviews from verified diners
1,610 reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
54%
Very Good
31%
Good
9%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined a day ago

After visiting several other Ivy restaurants, all of which were excellent, we thought we would give this one a try. Unfortunately the food was sub standard, the service left a little to be desired after voicing issues about the food, and we left feeling a little bit robbed for the amount we had paid.

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3.0Dined a day ago

Convenient for our theatre very good new restaurant busy so some things arrived late but staff very helpful and friendly

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Perfect venue for pre-theatre lunch with the girls.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Superb breakfast! Very good value for money and will certainly be booking again.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Lovely food -good service- Friday DJ went on a bit too long

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Maybe we ordered something wrong, but the chicken dish was literally - a slab of chicken - and it wasn’t anything special as a result. The crab pasta tasted good but, did not justify the price with its basic spaghetti, served dry to which you can make it less dry with a heap of chilli oil yourself. Which would have been ok if she liked chilli.

The drinks were fantastic, and well presented.

The staff were friendly, but clueless. They only spoke to me, completely ignoring her. I don’t speak for her. And it made it somewhat funny for us, because I had to keep referring back to her so she could be treated like a person. They only served me, essentially... which is very disrespectful.

We had to ask for common things, like our water being replaced when they’ve clearly seen an empty bottle, or for the bill to come, which we asked for twice.

But, we had a nice time. Maybe I’ll just stick to the drinks this time.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great decor, great DJ, mains were bought to ya before starters were finished though which was rather disappointing.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a great meal and great service and the decor was excellent. Unfortunately we went on a Friday night when they have a dj and loud dance music. Conversation was impossible.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We loved it! It was fabulous! I will def be going back!
My only tiny tiny tiny grumble is that we sat outside as it was nice and the table for 2 is a little small once you have water, wine, mains and sides...although maybe I should be a greedy guys and order so much!!
No seriously though...fabulous place!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great location in Soho. Very close to the theatreland.
Lovely restaurant. Nice decor and ambience and very roomy for central London.
However the table we were on was tiny. There was enough space for a bigger table.

The food was mediocre. I had crab linguini and it was one of the blandest dishes I’ve had in a while.
My husband had the fish curry and that was much nicer.

Service was good although they couldn’t find my booking when I came in.

Despite that would go again.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good. The service was good but would have been much better if the waitress could hear what we were saying which brings me to the reason why I won’t return and wouldn’t recommend.... the ridiculously loud music. It completely ruined our experience as we couldn’t chat comfortably and the music/‘DJ’ instead of adding to the ambiance was completely intrusive. A pity... as when I go to a restaurant I want it to be about the food and not the music.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Good food, good ambience, good service, great cocktails, couldn’t fault anything

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

restaurant for new rich or pretending to be , overrated and really disappointing

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous food. We had a really lovely table in a booth so everyone was able to talk to each other. The food was really great and we would definitely go back again. The drinks can be a bit pricey.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent, only marred by something chewy in the fish curry, possibly a bit of monkfish, but it should not have been in there. Service was slow and I do find it annoying when they serve you your wine and then take the bottle away...

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Service can be a bit slow for a lunch service but the staff are friendly. The meals are very tasty, dessert is the best.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very friendly, excellent food, very good customer service. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on 15 July 2018

To be honest, I was disappointed, though when things don't start well, it colours things doesn't it? We were seated at a table that wobbled, not the legs, but the table surface itself. When I asked if anything could be done - as it was annoying - I was replied to with a conversation-stopping comment "We know but we can't do anything about it." As we were with friends from abroad, we didn't make a fuss - but it didn't make me feel like a valued customer.

After that, everything else was just 'ok' but nothing special - so for the price it didn't feel like good value, especially when you are paying for service as well. My friend and I had fish and chips - the chips were over-cooked and the fish was pulpy and wet. My wife had linguine which she said was ok but lacked flavour. The decor inside is fantastic but for food, this place is bringing down the legendary Ivy reputation. Sorry.

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2.0Dined on 15 July 2018

15 minutes delay between 1 half of order being brought out and the other half...

Asked for it all to be brought together at same temperature - was clearly put under a hot plate and brought out again.

Not what you expect at this “high end” brand.

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

First time at The Ivy Soho and really enjoyed it. It is more spacious than the Covent Garden Ivy.
Food was very good and value for money.

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3.0Dined on 14 July 2018

The service was a little slow, not as attentive as I expected (Wimbledon is excellent). The music was too loud making conversation difficult. The food was average. The steak I had was tough (with eggs). However, the decor was lovely, very attractive. The background music didn’t reflect this. Slightly disappointing overall...

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

The Ivy Soho, is a lively brasserie. There was a DJ when we went on Saturday for a late brunch. The decor is funky with retro style prints everywhere. The menu and cocktail list is extensive. We both had eggs benedict so nothing too adventurous but it was nicely done and the service was good. Would definitely go back

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3.0Dined on 14 July 2018

The restaurant had a DJ in at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon- the volume meant we had to shout to hear each other. We asked the manager if the volume could be turned down a bit (we were not the only ones to complain) but was told the owner wants it that way, so that’s the way it is. Weird policy!

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

I have eaten several times at The Ivy Brasserie and have always had a stunning meal, impeccable service in a beautiful setting.
Thank you once again for a great experience.

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3.0Dined on 13 July 2018

The food and service was great but the dj is too loud and the wandering saxophonist too much! Needed to be turned down a notch so we could chat.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Lovely visit, lovely food, lovely service. Would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Great food and service

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2.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Very loud music didn’t like food was okay but wouldn’t go back again

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4.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Booked for a pre-theatre dinner for four so not peak time of the evening. Fab food, great atmosphere, wonderful decor. Service was friendly but disorganised.

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2.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Food served barely hot, service not attentive and very slow serving basic water and glass of wine.
Food served as if been left standing for 10 minutes which would basically describe the service of drinks etc.
Staff not happy probably a bad company to work for.

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4.0Dined on 11 July 2018

All good, but I get a tad disappointed when I’m not acknowledged at the bar when I’m the only person sitting at it. The bartender was making drinks in front of me but no “hello, what can I get you?” Then a few of the team were tasting a cocktail to test it, while I looked on still waiting to order! A bit more showmanship and hospitality with some urgency needed.

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4.0Dined on 9 July 2018

We were seated at the bar which made it difficult to get service, however, the drinks and food came out on time and was delicious.

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3.0Dined on 9 July 2018

It was lovely to sit outside and that was the best thing about eating at The Ivy Soho. The food was not particularly good and the service harried and inefficient although pleasant.

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2.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Food was so average. Portions were good though, chips were nice as well.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Good food but unfortunately music was very loud and difficult to talk. Staff were very accommodating and we moved outside which was fine apart from the toilets situated adjacent in the street.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Food and ambience was great. However felt so uncomfortable the whole evening as it was so hot! Need to either open more doors and windows or sort the air con out.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Good quality of food. Although I will not say they provide the best food in Soho, for what they are charging I think it was quite fair.

It was a birthday dinner, afterall we felt very rush throughout the whole meal.
I was asked to make some food order even though half the party hasn't arrived (we've already ordered drinks). The worst experience part was we ordered the chocolate boom and I actually said to the waiter we will pour the caramel sauces ourselves and he went ahead to pour it... We were left with quite an ugly birthday dessert for photos...

If you're looking for a place for a casual dinner, this can be a choice but not really a place for special occasion (like everywhere in London, they charge a discretionary 12.5% service charge). Also, air conditioning wasn't quite strong enough, so be prepared.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

We booked for the Drag Brunch event on the Saturday of London Pride. It was SUCH fun. I have been to this restaurant before and was impressed with the service the first time- on this occasion, whilst the waiting staff were extremely attentive, I found the length of time we were left without drinks somewhat frustrating (our meals arrived before the cocktails we had ordered). It wasn't terribly busy and there were lots of staff so I am not sure why there was such a wait. Apart from that, it was great and we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Superb venue. Service was brilliant and prompt and the food was amazing. Great music in the venue too with a DJ and live Violinist. A great time was had by all.

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Food was great and service quick. We didn’t pay the service charge as the service was what we’d expect, not exceptional, and despite it being discretionary this caused a huge issue.

We were told that the waiter would have to explain to his manager why we didn’t pay the service charge, which with the greatest of respect is not an issue you raise with guests, and didn’t warrant the ensuing argument.

In short, be prepared to pay the discretionary service charge if you want to avoid a totally unprofessional argument at your table.

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