The Ivy Temple Row

4.5
2748 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
Located on the bustling Temple Row in central Birmingham, the restaurant makes for an ideal spot to enjoy an accessible all-encompassing menu, serving British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
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OG
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience overall. Table of 4 for Sunday brunch. Only downsides were one portion of poached eggs slightly over cooked, and not many members of staff around when we were trying to get the bill. But would still go back and would recommend.

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

The decor is stunning & worth this visit alone. I visited for breakfast with some colleagues & although the food is tasty the portions are very small. I also found that the service encroached on being rude rather than attentive.
For a venue operating & charging premium prices i dont think the food & service are up to standard.

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JL
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely experience with some fabulous food. All the staff were very friendly and helpful with recommendations for food and drink.

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JH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with exceptional service. Wonderful decor. Would highly recommend

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n
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Was shocking very poor customer service and the waiters can learn to be abit more friendly not just dump food in front of you and walk away.
The food was was average.
It was a busy Saturday evening and your standards dropped !

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CD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Been to many restaurants including London Ivy and was not happy with the following:
Table for four far too small
Steak over cooked
One diner served wrong choice of steak and had to wait
Chips didn’t arrive until half way through meal
Breads came with main nor even before starters.
Poor quality for top prices
Wouldn’t rush back

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YS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had a gift voucher for The Ivy as a wedding present, and I was thrilled it a place I always wanted to go.
Unfortunately we didn't enjoy the experience ..It was too loud we were packed in like sardines even the waitress struggled to serve. The food wasn't to our expectations either.
I wont be rushing back, sorry but your restaurant is overrated.
Yasmin Shafi

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

Very nice place, felt a bit too close to other diners though

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YC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was lovely great quality and well presented. I specifically booked The Ivy as a celebration for my 50th Birthday. Our friends came from to join us. I was disappointed there was no recognition of this even though I had detailed this as part of the booking. Such a shame as when we had visited for our silver wedding a month earlier we had been made to feel really special . This visit didn’t live up to our expectations.

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RP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although we were dining at a very busy/peak time the service, drinks and food were excellent

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H
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Too flashy and over priced for a high end name.
Food wasn’t great, cocktails were average

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

Delicious food and reasonably priced for the standard if food and service

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CR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, pleasant staff, but felt as though we were sat on top of each other, you really are paying for the name as we came out hungry and ended up in the kebab house later that evening!! 12.5% service charge I find quite rude as we don’t know if that actually goes to the staff, so I asked to have it removed and we tipped direct to the waitress. Glad I’ve been for the experience, but will not be returning!!

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JO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Nice food nice atmosphere and décor, just terrible slow service, it was busy but when you pay above £20 service charge as well its not good enough, having to ask for drinks 3 times before they arrived, children getting restless

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LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were made to feel special from the moment we arrived. The staff could not do enough for us, always on hand when needed and in the back ground should they be needed. Nothing was too much trouble.
We will definitely be returning and highly recommending to friends and relatives

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NH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, 2 nd visit and the service is consistent, which is fantastic.
Was served beautifully and the food was excellent- well done team!

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KC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and it did not disappoint. The service is top quality but there is still a relaxed atmosphere at this restaurant. I had the salmon and smoked haddock fishcake, with side dishes of sweet potato and pea and sugar snaps. Everything was hot and delicious. I will definitely be back again.

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RH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Can’t fault the food or the service, however tables are far too close to each other so it’s difficult not to overhear conversations at the tables around you.

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MS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was very good and they were able to give us a table even though we arrived well before our booking time. The chocolate bomber was delicious!

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

Absolutely fantastic !!

Service unobtrusive but very well looked after.

Food extremely good loved it .

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

The food quality and taste always five star! Highly recommended!

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

Delicious food and fabulous atmosphere, can’t wait to return

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JC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food quality for fish and chips was off the hook as in amazing great service via staff too

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lovely food and especially lovely service - were were celebrating our daughter's graduation and our waiter made it a really special occasion, even bringing a celebratory pudding to say congratulations!

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

We had a lovely experience dining at The Ivy Temple Row. The service was outstanding and our waiter, Patrick, was extremely attentive. The food was delicious. The only problem was that the lighting was slightly too dim and it made reading the menu quite difficult, however, I will definitely be returning.

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LT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully decorated and really tastey food. The menu has a nice big selection so there is something for everybody, and the drinks menu also has a lot of exciting non-alcoholic choices which was nice to see. The staff were all so attentive and friendly, food and drinks were brought out in a good amount of time and there was a very nice atmosphere. When we were seated they asked of we were there for a special occassion so my mom told them it was for my graduation, then at the end of the meal they brought me out a small tart with congratulations written on it, which was a really really nice touch and made the celebration meal feel even more special. Will definitely be visiting again next time we have a special occassion!

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NB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The decor and service at the ivy is excellent, but for the price for the food and drink, my expectation of the food quality and taste was not met . I had a pasta dish which was nothing special and was verging on cold.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The afternoon tea was very good. Especially the chicken truffle sandwich!

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S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Courteous staff, very welcoming. Food lovely and served very professionally. Excellent value. Will be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place good food decent wine list

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TR
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An excellent meal spoiled somewhat by the chilled wine being kept away from the table thus relying on waitress to pour.

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LJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and delicious 😋 food 🥘 would recommend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our first visit to Ivy Temple Row after our theatre show. We couldn’t fault the friendly and excellent service from the staff. However, I was disappointed to be sat on a faded and stained chair by the window. I expected quality from the Ivy. My costly starter of “Crispy Duck salad” which I was looking forward to so much turned out not crispy but soft, soggy and had only about six small pieces on the plate. I pointed this out to the waitress who apologised and said that she would let the kitchen know. A promise of more chips for our mains was not fulfilled. I don’t think I’ll visit in a hurry.

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GN
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service excellent food and amazing cocktails!

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n
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the choice of food, the service and the lovely atmosphere and the good value. It’s my favourite place in Birmingham City Centre at the moment.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, wine and service were excellent. We were there for lunch and it was busy and there was a great atmosphere in the restaurant. Will definitely return and would wholeheartedly recommend.

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PP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have given a four star rating, but on reflection it deserves five, as i couldn't fault anything. Food service, ambience all great, we will be back soon!

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MG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very friendly and polite. Nothing was too much trouble. It was a lovely experience.

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

Great long, long lunch on a Tuesday.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Asakways you can rely on the ivy for food/service.

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