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The Ivy St John's Wood, London, ENG
The Ivy St John's Wood, London, ENG
The Ivy St John's Wood, London, ENG
The Ivy St John's Wood, London, ENG
The Ivy St John's Wood, London, ENG

The Ivy St John's Wood

4.2
4.2
3847 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Ivy Café presents a relaxed yet stylish dining experience offering an accessible all-day menu in a friendly, neighbourly environment.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 59 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 3096 9444
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Private party facilities
    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or for a special family lunch, The Ivy St. John’s Wood offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 8 guests. Positioned at the back of the restaurant, the semi-private dining area was designed to provide an intimate area within the main restaurant, giving you the option of a more private setting. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus. The restaurant also offer a table seating 10 guests in the main restaurant, the ideal place to celebrate family birthdays or gatherings in the bustling atmosphere of the restaurant.
  • Area
    St John's Wood
  • Parking Details
    Q-Park St John's Wood, Kingsmill Terrace, St John's Wood, London NW8 6AA (3 min walk from the car park) NCP Car Park London Park Road, Rossmore Court, Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XZ (15 min walk from the car park)
  • Public Transit
    St John's Wood tube station (Victoria Line) 5 min walk from the station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • A Toast To Spring

    £27.50 per person

    18 Apr - 21 Apr 2024
    The days are getting longer and lighter and to toast the warmer weather arriving this week we are offering a complimentary glass of red, white or rose wine when you dine from our seasonal ‘Toast to Spring’ menu.
    A Toast To Spring photo
  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 8 Nov 2024
    Available Monday to Wednesday 11:30 to close and Thursday to Friday 11:30 to 6:30 pm. Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo

What 3,847 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • North West London

    Great for brunch

  • North West London

    Good for business meals

  • North West London

    Good for business meals

  • North West London

    Child-friendly

  • North West London

    Lively

  • North West London

    Most Booked

3,847 Reviews
  1. MarleneG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time on Saturday 20 April. Staff were very helpful and polite and food was yummy. We were there for a birthday lunch and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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  2. ChrisS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The two of us enjoyed very good meals. - well presented, flavoursome and service was attentive without being inturuptive.

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  3. GeorgieO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect, it was a special occasion and went very well .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening in beautiful surroundings with wonderful food & service. Thank you
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for your kind review, looking forward to welcoming you back soon! From us all at St Johns Wood, we wish you a good day.

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  5. AnneS

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun lunch with family - good food and service - nice atmosphere.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for your kind review, looking forward to welcoming you back soon! From us all at St Johns Wood, we wish you a good day.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very poor customer service, ordered rice with our meal and it turned up when we had finished it!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 5 April 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, may we ask where we can step in and redeem ourselves? I cannot see a contact name to begin the first steps. Wishing to hear back from you soon, please reach out if you would like to. From all at St Johns Wood, we wish you a great weekend

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  7. FranS

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived for a prebooked table for 4 people @ 19:30. We were shown to our table straight away. A waiter appeared after about 10 mins with menus and it was immediately noticeable that he was inexperienced. He disappeared and came back 15 mins later and took our orders, not asking if we wanted drinks. Two soufles were ordered as starters, one arrived, and we had to ask where the second one was. It arrived 5 mins later. The mains courses, after asking to see the manager didn’t appear for another 30 mins. I have visited Ivy restaurants all over the country and never had a bad experience, until this visit, which was a birthday celebration. It was obvious that there was a lot of new staff, but the level of training that some were given wasn’t good enough to be let loose on the paying public.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 5 April 2024
    Dear FranS I am very sorry to learn that we did not manage our team well enough for your visit. It is correct we have new staff members and although they are doing well, some may make a mistake and thank you for being kind to that. That said we try to avoid of course. I will make time to look into this and reach out to you to hopefully make this right. Wishing you well and from us all, a lovely weekend

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s good food very nice I will be back we did have nice time
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 2 April 2024
    Opentable Diner, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated! Until the next time we meet, take care!

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  9. SylvieM

    Hertfordshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite go-to restaurant in St John's Wood... Brilliant value for money, considering how pretty the décor is and how delicious the food is. Everybody I take there absolutely loves it....
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 2 April 2024
    Sylviem, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Ivy St. John's Wood. Until the next time we meet, take care!

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  10. Hendonite

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to the Ivy many times before and it never disappoints. This time, one of us had the 1917 menu with soup and the linguine, both very tasty and excellent value for money, the other had the souffle and the sea bass, again both excellent. The atmosphere and the service were excellent. Note that daytime parking is possible near the restaurant with an appropriate app, and there are no restrictions after 6.30.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 31 March 2024
    Hendonite, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

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  11. LauraC

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ivy St. John's Wood is the perfect place for a warm and hospitable welcome, courteous and attentive service, unique cocktails alcoholic and non alcoholic, delicious meals and snacks and with separate vegetarian and vegan menus. It's a great venue for brunch, a light meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and for a family outing, couples, friends or celebration.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 26 March 2024
    Hi Laurac, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Ivy St. John's Wood. We're happy we could meet your expectations! Until the next time we meet, take care!

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  12. Lulubella100

    Essex

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed my breakfast here, however, they did not know how to make a pot of tea! Too much water in the pot, so it never brewed. Asked for another teabag, which I was told I would be charged for! It never came until we were leaving
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 29 March 2024
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything additional we can do for you.

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  13. dinerview

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What has happened to this place? We were served old smelly fish as our main dish . The smelly fish was replaced by another dish, but apparently all fresh or not so fresh fish was “all like that and nobody complained”! Here you go, complaint no 1!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 29 March 2024
    Hi Dinerview, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. We would like to have a better understanding about your experience. Please reach out to us at 020 3096 9444 at your earliest convenience and we will do our best to resolve this with you.

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  14. Amandagooglemail

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food always good here.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 21 March 2024
    Amandagooglemail, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We hope to see you soon!

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  15. VonBaha

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, the food was lovely, the service was nice and the atmosphere was classic which makes it a nice visit to The Ivy SJW as always - great please to take my mother however the food does lean on the less healthy side.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 21 March 2024
    Vonbaha, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything additional we can do for you.

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  16. ms80

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to this branch of The Ivy so many times but last night it was simply scintillating. The staff were polite and friendly, the atmosphere was abuzz and the food was on point. Big thumbs up!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 18 March 2024
    Ms80, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Ivy St. John's Wood. We hope to see you soon!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from all the staff! Thank you to Kiril and Monta in particular for making it special!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 16 March 2024
    Dear OpenTable Diner, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Ivy St. John's Wood! We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  18. Hendonite

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been to the Ivy many times before - it doesn't disappoint and it didn't disappoint this time. We like the excellent food in combination with attentive service in a quiet relaxed atmosphere. One of us had the curry, a excellent large dish with rice, the other had the new guinea fowl dish, also excellent, those with a very large appetite might like to order an extra vegetable. For pudding we had the doughnuts with dark chocolate sauce, again excellent. We will of course be back! Note that daytime on-street parking is possible with an appropriate App, otherwise the nearby multi-story car-park can be used.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 16 March 2024
    Hendonite, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Ivy St. John's Wood

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  19. SOMBILI

    London

    171 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always tasty food, The Ivy is The Ivy…but having been a loyal client for the past 10 years we’re blown away how prices have risen!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 16 March 2024
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! The Ivy St. John's Wood

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  20. MarlonS

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and experience notwithstanding it being Mother’s Day and the staff being run off their feet- they still did a magnificent job. The rose and scented flower were a beautiful touch from the restaurant - but then again that’s what makes the Ivy so special!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 14 March 2024
    Marlons, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated! Our team strives to deliver an excellent experience, and are glad you found this to be the case during your visit. We hope to see you soon!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I normally do not leave reviews! However this time I will for the Ivy St John’s Wood. I took my mum to eat for Mother’s Day and the service was immaculate. The staff were friendly and patient with us. I also appreciated the staff giving my mother a rose and small candle as a gift!! It was really the perfect touch for her.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 13 March 2024
    Opentable Diner, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Ivy St. John's Wood. We hope to see you soon!

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  22. Magumby

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to book 2 tables for 2, but the helpful staff managed to put two tables together. Only downside was that we had only one hour
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 14 March 2024
    Magumby, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy St. John's Wood! Thank you for your equal helpfulness and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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  23. NotEasytoPlease

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The music could have been better suited to this beautiful interior. Comfortable. Imaginatively presented food. Very nice evening.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 16 March 2024
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! The Ivy St. John's Wood

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely pre mother’s day celebration indeed. Everyone enjoyed the food, which are all amazing. The ambiance of the place is exceptional and staffs are friendly. Will definitely come back!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 13 March 2024
    Opentable Diner, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! Until the next time we meet, take care!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had a fantastic recent experience at our local branch. Food was excellent and staff were exceptional. They were very kind in accommodating a request by my partner for a modification to one of the main dishes. Manager ensured we were well taken care of throughout. Highly recommended the team at St John’s Wood!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 11 March 2024
    Thank you very much for your kind words, we loved having you both and we hope to see you soon! Warmest regards The Ivy St Johns Wood team

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  26. Ross

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lunch for the family Mother’s Day. Great service thank you Martin. And Ivy food of the usual exceptional standard.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 13 March 2024
    Ross, we're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at The Ivy St. John's Wood. We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely disappointed and the manager should be embarrassed. Service was all over the place and I was overcharged almost £30 and still waiting for ‘Sarah’ the manager to call me back and refund me after I realised the error. Instead she could be heard telling the poor staff member to hang up on me! Not what I expect of The Ivy. I have dined several times at the same one before with no issue but it seemed there were staffing issues and poor management.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 11 March 2024
    Dear guest, Thank you for your feedback I know the restaurant was very busy this weekend, so unfortunately our quick turnaround on complaints or issues were delayed as these come directly to the restaurant itself. The reception team need to handle the queue at the door, and can only take details so that the management team on duty to follow the next steps. I apologise you felt the manager on the day did not hep you as you wished, and they will be with you shortly to resolve any outstanding issues. Warmest regards The Ivy St Johns Wood

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  28. Clueless

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment my guests from Germany and I stepped through the door to the heartfelt goodbye at the end, our experience at our local treasure was consistently wonderful as always. The service was exceptional, and the food was incredible. Thank you for such a memorable time.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 11 March 2024
    Clueless, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

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  29. DavidW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice place to eat - food and service are both very good. I could do without the piped music, however, which is unnecessary in what is a pleasantly buzzy place anyway.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 11 March 2024
    Davidw, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy St. John's Wood!

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  30. OfraA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was bad. People were nice and polite but ever so slow and inefficient in the way they approached you eg. if you need a tspoon for the tea just bring it over don't make us wait for it till the tea is cold. why does the headwaiter need to tell another junior boy to bring us the spoons (this wait) instead of just going to the table where the tools were on and bring them over by yourself? mind, he did it with a smile. We waited for 3/4 of an hour for the starters and then something like 40 minutes for the cream tea, I mean... why? apart form that we were told to order the cream tea when we ordered the food because they close the kitchen at 5 or we may not be able to get tea ermm (Think they meant we weren't able to get the scones) fair enough but why did they make us wait till 5.30 for it if they closed the kitchen at 5.00? the clotted cream that was served with the cream tea tasted like cheap peregrine, it was vile actually. shame. the rest of the food was nice. and the place is lovely just have a word with your staff and train them to be more efficient .
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 12 March 2024
    Ofraa, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. Please contact us at 020 3096 9444 when you have an opportunity, and we will be more than happy to try and turn your experience around.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to spend time at the Ivy. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 7 March 2024
    Opentable Diner, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

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  32. DaveP

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb venue. Excellent service, great menu and atmosphere. Very good 👍👍
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 4 March 2024
    Davep, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Ivy St. John's Wood!

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  33. RAYMONDE

    London

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was served cold. Presentation poor. Quality poor. Service from our waitress was first class - she was extremely apologetic
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 4 March 2024
    Raymonde, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that you had a negative experience, and will use this as an opportunity to improve. We would like the opportunity to make this up to you. Please contact our manager at 020 3096 9444 so we can make your experience a positive one.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiters were new , not the Ivy standard / shocked at the low level service , not the same food quality as beofre
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 1 March 2024
    Open Table Diner, we're disappointed to hear of the negative experience you had at our location. We work very hard to bring the charm of the restaurant up to par with everyone’s expectations. I know that the team on the day did their best to help as much as possible manage your evening. We take your comments and will use them to help better ourselves. Kindest from all at St John’s Wood

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  35. claireh

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here for brunch, but it was lovely getting to experience dinner this time. We chose to go with their "1917" set menu, which included a starter and main for each person. All the food was great, save maybe the fish as my main - a bit dull in flavor and soggy in texture. But everything else was great! Service was wonderful, and they even gave us the front table since we came before the rush of 8:00pm reservations.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 1 March 2024
    Claireh we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations!

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  36. RonyS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a table but waited 20 minutes until it was sorted out
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 1 March 2024
    OpenTableDiner, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. We are sorry to have kept you waiting for your booking I am sure the elements leading to your upset were non-intentional and the team did all they could.

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  37. Svetlana

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as usual! Really good service and delicious food. Our all time favourites are: cheese soufflé and shepherds pie. Rioja was amazing to go with!
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 14 March 2024
    Svetlana, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.

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  38. MarkF

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter struggled to take our drinks order correctly, informing us of items that are not available but were actually available. The waiter forgot to bring out one of our appetisers and did not return to the table again until another wait brought out the mains. Our appetiser plates were not removed before the main was brought out. The waiter was seen leaving service with his coat on half way through. No explanation or handover to another waiter. We had to wait for another drinks order to be taken and then a considerable time to receive the bill and then pay.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 1 March 2024
    MarkF, we're disappointed to hear of the negative experience you had at our location. We work very hard to bring the charm of the restaurant up to par with everyone’s expectations. I know that the team on the day did their best to help as much as possible manage your evening. We take your comments and will use them to help better ourselves. Kindest from all at St John’s Wood

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  39. Sully

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    On arrival we waited 7 minutes or so at the front desk before anyone came to greet us. When the manager arrived she wasn’t expecting us and didn’t know we’d made a reservation 2 days prior. Another customer had arrived and was waiting behind us to be acknowledged. He ended up walking out. We were given a table about 15 minutes after arriving - it had needed cleaning but hadn’t been attended to and so we watched the manager prepare it for us. I mentioned that she’d just lost a customer who’d been waiting patiently behind us at the front desk to be acknowledged. She kept saying she’s on her own, and she indicated she didn’t care because of this. I didn’t expect to see a waiter wearing sagging pants at the Ivy such that when he bent over to retrieve something from a low cupboard his underwear was revealed. The interior and clientele of The Ivy are nice, but it’s sad to see how far downhill the approach to front-of-house and table service has fallen. Once we’d finished our mains - mine of which was nice (eggs Royale) but not hot - we were abandoned by our waiter, and in the end we had to ask for service in order to receive the desert menu. We’ll try a different branch next time and hope the service there properly fits the Ivy brand, as the service at the St John’s Wood branch has a Cafè Rouge feel to it.
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 1 March 2024
    Sully, we're disappointed to hear of the negative experience you had at our location. We work very hard to bring the charm of the restaurant up to par with everyone’s expectations. I know that the team on the day did their best to help as much as possible manage your evening. We take your comments and will use them to help better ourselves. Kindest from all at St John’s Wood

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  40. Struwelpeter

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, friendly professional service, good wine list, altogether a pleasurable time
    The Ivy St John's WoodResponded on 1 March 2024
    Struwelpeter, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Ivy St. John's Wood!

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120 St. John's Wood High Street, London, ENG NW8 7SG

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  • Area
    St John's Wood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Q-Park St John's Wood, Kingsmill Terrace, St John's Wood, London NW8 6AA (3 min walk from the car park) NCP Car Park London Park Road, Rossmore Court, Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XZ (15 min walk from the car park)
  • Public Transit
    St John's Wood tube station (Victoria Line) 5 min walk from the station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3096 9444
  • Private party facilities
    For those looking for a little something extra to celebrate with friends or for a special family lunch, The Ivy St. John’s Wood offers a semi-private dining area, seating up to 8 guests. Positioned at the back of the restaurant, the semi-private dining area was designed to provide an intimate area within the main restaurant, giving you the option of a more private setting. Available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner reservations it offers the perfect setting for group bookings, whatever the occasion. No minimum spend or set menus required. Guests are invited to order from the restaurant’s main menus. The restaurant also offer a table seating 10 guests in the main restaurant, the ideal place to celebrate family birthdays or gatherings in the bustling atmosphere of the restaurant.
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