The Ivy St John's Wood

4.3
1807 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Located in the heart of St John’s Wood, The Ivy Brasserie is an exciting addition to the sophisticated North London neighbourhood: a relaxed yet stylish dining experience offering an accessible all-day menu in a friendly, neighbourly environment.

We always keep a number of tables unreserved throughout the day, allowing you to sample our range of café-style menus at your leisure from breakfast until late, or you can simply pop in for a drink and some nibbles – zucchini fritti and truffle arancini are amongst our favourites.

Open seven days a week, The Ivy St John’s Wood includes outdoor Parisian style street seating, and brings some of the familiarity and charm of The Ivy brand to the already fashionable St John’s Wood.
What 1807 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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VictoriaW
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and will return and food was on point

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AnitaP
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had our temperatures checked before going into the restaurant. The staff were delightful and very helpful throughout the evening. They were attentive, but not over the top. The food was all delicious, well presented, and as we had ordered it. We were able to park very close which was a concern when I booked, but I won't worry again now that I know how easy it was. It was a birthday celebration and they gave me a delicious little cake which was a lovely touch.
The only reason why I have not rated it as a 5 star is that it was obvious to us that there were people there who were not from the same household which is not allowed indoors in a Tier 2 area restaurant, and they did not insist on customers wearing masks when walking around the restaurant. So from a Covid perspective, it could have felt safer.

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KerrS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited the Ivy 3 times in the last week and enjoyed the food and hospitality everytime.

The staff are very polite and welcoming and the food is excellent and one of the main reasons for returning quite often here.

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Wideywood
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic ambience, perfect for a weekend rendezvous

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had our anniversary meal there last night, it was lovely!! The surprise anniversary cake was a special touch, thank you!

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ChidiO
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pleasant welcome. Covid 19 protocols followed. Food could have arrived a bit early

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JamieR
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Twice got my order wrong. Drinks and food.
I ordered the vegan option and I was bought the meat one.
By the time it was changed I only had 5 minutes to finish it and eat at different times as my partner.

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danielc
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and location. Would highly recommend.

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SergeyS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was OK and service adequate. Decore is very good for this area. The price tag was bit out of proportion for this combination of food/service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and the food was amazing. Great service too. Could not fault anything about our evening there

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NigelF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Covid testing etc was efficiently and smoothly operated. The general ambience is old fashioned and charming. The staff are very attentive and although there was a minor mistake, it was immediately put right. We had an excellent meal in a very pleasant atmosphere.

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SusanC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing waiter , so friendly gave us great suggestions from the menu . It was my daughters birthday and he brought a cake to our table with a candle in , such a lovely touch. Will most definitely recommend it and be back ourselves

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vipchandos
London
42 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy dining at the Ivy SJW. A most enjoyable experience

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vipRhondaG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

My first issue was that upon making the booking I advised them that I was meeting with people outside of my family. We needed to eat outside. They claimed that was not their policy. You cannot reserve an outdoor table at The Ivy in SJW. I understand places need to have their policies but in these times we need to be amenable to changes. We went there and decided we would leave if they couldn’t accommodate us. Again. They asked us if we would eat indoors and again we said we couldn’t. The hostess told us they would allow it “at our own risk”. Isn’t it presently against the LAW? And she argued about it!
Furthermore, the service was awful. Not usual for The Ivy as I’ve been here many times. Someone who ordered salmon received steak. Then her salmon came after our dishes were cold. When we asked for the bill everyone around us got theirs but we needed to ask 2 more times. They didn’t charge us for the salmon which is why I gave the 2 stars.
But get with the program! We don’t want a full lock down again! Just follow the rules!

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OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.

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LauraLDN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We will visit the Ivy again but maybe not this location.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my birthday very special!

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TakC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Standard of food was very poor, overcooked burger, lukewarm chips, and the menu was essentially a pub food menu charged at much higher prices.

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Foodie
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Ivy with my partner for his birthday, well what a lovely evening we had at this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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NabilA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hostess was a little rude but waitresses were really sweet, food was quite average, ambience had a nice buzz to it.

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YvonneT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very beautiful restaurant and nice atmosphere the food was delicious .

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OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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LiaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an a wonderful breakfast, the food, the atmosphere and the service were amazing.

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vipBijanZ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

we did enjoy our food very much....................

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vipRomaE
London
27 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My companion and I felt rushed, had no idea when booking that we had the table for less than 2 hours (my booking was for 18.15 and we were out by 20.00) Food was clearly pre cooked and wormed up as our shepherd’s pies (my favourite dish at The Ivy in the past) arrived within 5 minutes of us placing the order. We were interrupted several times in order to hurry us up under the various pretences. Tiramisu I ordered was probably one of the most disappointing Tiramisus I have ever had. It tasted of nothing, like a sponge dipped in what tasted like flavoured water and what I guessed must have been at some point Grand Marnier.

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marjanm
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food plus good service.Thank you Ivys team.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasurable dining experience as always!
Gorgeous knowledgeable staff, big smiles, lovely ambience & attention to customers!
Food consistently very good & fairly priced.
Keep up the great work team IVY St John’s Wood!
Looking forward to return soon! ;)

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SylvieM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glorious decor full of exotic birds and animals - even the toilets are fabulous :) Gorgeous food, great vegetarian & vegan menu too. It was a bit noisy as the restaurant filled in but if you book at 6pm (as I did), it's much better. Really lovely for a special occasion and the set menus make it more affordable. It's my favourite restaurant by far - I feel like I'm on holiday the moment I walk through the doors as I've seen many of birds and mammals featured in the wild... I DO hope that it survives the C-19 crisis, it'd be a great shame if it didn't.

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Live2Eat
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food lovely - service terribly slow. We waited ages to order and ages for the food to arrive and ran out of time. We had to leave and asked to take our main courses home with us. But it was delicious - even reheated.

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second postponed catch up Thank You meal in two weeks at an Ivy. Turned out to be propitious, given looming Lockdown2! We were so pleased to be there. I was treating my heroic local parish pries, to thank him for all his selfless service to the community. We had the prefect lunch; for which sincere thanks. Your zucchini is a 6th proof for the existence of the Divine, as is the Chocolate Bombe! The standard of service puts other places to shame and there is a delightful buzz where one senses people having fun with friends.I have noted before how the service is impeccable without being intrusive or showy, from the moment one phones to book or simply steps across the threshold.

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SuzanneM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very comfortable and Felt Covid secure.
Attentive service and food was very tasty and beautifully presented

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ElizabethW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere inside was great! The service was a little lacking- we felt our server was slightly rushed every time he came over to talk to us and was always hurrying off before we'd even finished our sentence.

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RachnaM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the English breakfast! They should include tea coffee or juice with it .

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vipKamC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food all Covid measures were in place and felt at ease
Hope to see you guys again soon

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vipcescords
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really lively, bright luminous decor, food very good and service too. Acoustics not great so a bit too noisy.

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ritas
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the Ivy and main menu. The decor is fantastic and I always have wonderful socials. However this was my first breakfast/brunch here and I was disappointed.
My smoothie was refreshing but in a slim tall cocktail glass and slightly watery. Most brunch places serve them in larger wider glasses and it’s thicker.
More disappointing were my eggs - tasteless and wet/sloppy. I will stick to pain quotidien or other usual healthy breakfast places - unless I want ambience over food.
Good spacing of tables and mask wearing by staff.

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AlexisG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved our dining experience at the Ivy. The restaurant interiors are absolutely stunning, with beautiful artwork and decoration. The staff were polite, warm and friendly, and the food was delicious.

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Contact
London
72 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently reliable and high-quality restaurant in St Johns Wood with excellent service. We are always happy to return. The restaurant is respecting social distancing and provides hand sanitizers etc. If only the clients were more aware of the pandemic.

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Katty
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A Lovely brunch, super lovely and attentive staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The “brunch” menu is not a real brunch menu - v limited selection of eggs - no omelettes !

Service was v v slow

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The Ivy St John's Wood is rated 4.3 stars by 1807 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.