The Ivy Soho Brasserie

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£26 to £40
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British
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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KE
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere

BJ
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

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.

CL
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great wine. Great staff what more can I say!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

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.
Issues
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.

a
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

L
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, pleasant ambiance, not to expensive, beautiful festive decoration.

SR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A memorable evening, lively atmosphere great food and considerate staff who catered for our needs without being over conspicuous

E
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

SP
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

N
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a bit noisy inside, we had a great time once we moved outside under the heaters. great food and service.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an oasis away from the hustle of Oxford street, afternoon tea restored us and even gave us a bit more energy for more shopping!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I find this place to be always reliable, not going to change your world but never disappoints.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Christmas decorations! thanks for taking such good care of us!

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fact that they have a dedicated Vegan menu, some great options on there too!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had such a great time we ended up moving to the terrace after lunch for more drinks and stayed all night.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

decent Ivy faire in the usual beautiful surroundings.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our evening. Thought the staff were very professional. A bit noisy though.

BR
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. It always exceeds my expectations. Most importantly, my date loved it too.

AH
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

AH
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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)!

SS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and a perfect start to a great evening at the theatre. Can’t wIt for next time.

JM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

OT
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch, nice staff, the usual ivy decor and very good value for money.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

SO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waiters, great service and lovely breakfast.

SV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Hi,

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.

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, superb food and good value.

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food very poor, cold starters, tough, flavourless steak, very loud and just all-round disappointing. Won't be going back.

E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant for a Christmas get together. Buzzy atmosphere, great food and service was spot on.

P
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always reall buzzy atmosphere, delicious food and great staff

AF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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.

MB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Service, little too noisy but a busy night

B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AD
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a fab day out when I visit The Ivy Brasserie Soho & Sanita is always so warm and welcoming .
Great staff
Wonderful food
Amazing buzz every time
Thank you Ivy Soho

KC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.