The Ivy Temple Row

4.6
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4938 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Angus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beautiful restaurant with such fresh decor. Our table was unfortunately right next to the cleaning/service station which was just bad luck. However I we thoroughly enjoyed our food. The service could have been slightly more consistent, however we had a very kind waiter towards the end who was lovely!

Definitely will be back again as I love the The Ivy’s, thank you 😊

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Den30
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first meal out in town since lockdown, felt the right level of measures had been put in place.
We both really enjoyed our meals, attention to details such as the lemon wedge was in a small Muslim bag.
My husband had the chocolate bomb which is a firm favourite and I had the lightest rum baba with my little shot of rum !
We were asked when we wanted our coffee either before, during or after dessert , so many times I’ve asked for coffee with pudding and in other restaurants they can’t get the timing right, but at the Ivy arrived exactly as requested.
Hoping for more birthday vouchers really enjoy the whole experience

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CHRISTINEO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff. Food good and well planned for diners during this difficult time. Will definitely go again.

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JustineL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us went for Weekend brunch - excellent choices on the menu - we had eggs benedict, a sirloin steak, fish and chips and salmon - everything was delicious. I’m not usually a pudding eater but we all indulged and were delighted we did, worth all the calories! Service was friendly and professional. It was a lovely treat and we will definitely be back - when you have high expectations you can quite often be disappointed but I’m pleased to say this was not the case here.

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BethR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, would highly recommend. Beautifully decorated as well.

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Andy
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for Sunday breakfast and it was a real treat.

We had four different dishes, Full English , Vegetarian and two poached egg options and all were equally well received

Service was excellent and not overbearing

Many thanks to the staff

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barryk
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault the ivy.from the moment we walk staff were friendly & professional. The service was what you would expect from a superior restaurant. Food was a very high standard. Top marks & looking forward to a return visit

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RayM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a top notch experience, superb ambiance, out of this world food and service of the highest quality. Staff very professional and attentive. We were on the 1st floor, beautiful.

It was my wife's 50th Birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I wouldn't wait for a special occasion to go - just go - can't recommend enough.
Sea Bass, Fillet Steak, Tiramisu - wow
Will see you all soon.

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GerardD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food exceptional service a special thank you to NIck our waiter.

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AWOO
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always food is lovely. We were seated in a dining area just off the main restaurant which was lovely as it was private and quieter. Service was extremely efficient and we were pushed through the meal quite quickly, I presume this was because of the 10pm curfew.

My husband had the sour dough bread for starter - which he did say took some doing to eat as it was quite chewy and not the nicest of breads however, the fillet steak made up for it in abundance, it was like cutting through butter and melted in the mouth with a lovely char grilled taste, which he finished off with the extravagant chocolate bomb which was lovely, just a shame you had to pour the hot toffee sauce on and watch it disappear.

I had the tempura prawns and squid which were beautiful followed by the brioche crumbled chicken and truffle/cream sauce. The chicken was very nice and the sauce was lovely although I wasn't expecting it to be a cold sauce which was strange. The sauce was also very rich, I wasn't a fan of the fried egg on top. But overall we had a lovely meal.

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LORRAINEP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful will definitely be booking agaain

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AbbieG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent! Will be coming back.

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Gemma
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Efficient helpful staff and enjoyable food. Will be back for more

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JennyA
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good choice on the menu I would highly recommend the Ivy

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JamieS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience. Took my neice for her 30th birthday. Food and service great. Staff were amazing and polite too

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FreyaW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!
First time going and will definitely be back!

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sarahj
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was an issue with the time frame of 2 hours for the sitting as it was suggested we couldn't have dessert, but this was handled in a professional way by the manager and and it was quickly resolved. It's a very challenging time and I can appreciate the difficulties and pressure the team are under. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was wonderful. We had a wonderful time and look forward to our visit again soon.

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StephanieP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, beautiful decor, delicious food. What more could you want?

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JDickens
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little bit of normal in these strange times.
Amazing service. Great food. Lovely atmosphere.

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Ebenn
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever received, amazing food and surroundings

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Sara
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was meeting my son who is studying at Birmingham University and we had a wonderful lunch here, everyone and everything was perfect, can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast menu. Service was excellent as usual.

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AdrianD
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try breakfast this time and the vegetarian breakfast was delicious. Great service and cleanliness standards impeccable.
Definitely felt safe and as ever, the food and service was amazing

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Vanessa
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and I loved it. The food was amazing and I will be back again

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AlishaJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything amazing, food, service, speed, seating, all lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super experience from the moment you arrive and are shown to your table.

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TonyW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, excellent service. Flexibility around Gluten Free requirements was very nice to see.

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Nozzle44
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved The Ivy. Lived up to expectations as a special place to dine. Great food, service and atmosphere. Only downside was the drinks were very expensive

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DougA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

My overall 3 star rating was due to a lack of firmness by staff over Covid rules and not reminding customers about the need to wear face masks when moving around the restaurant. I did raise it with staff to be told twice ‘we cannot enforce the rules’. I appreciate that but polite reminders to people take no time at all. Adherence to wearing masks was the worst encountered in 3 establishments we visited that day. Food and service otherwise very good as always.

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suej
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit to the Ivy. Food fab great atmosphere. Good prompt service yet plenty of time between courses which I like. Was told we would have table for an hour and a half but didn’t feel rushed. Sanitiser on each table and tables promptly cleaned in between diners. Overall great experience and will certainly return x

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jayan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Lovely and relaxed atmosphere,nice location,food was ok ,we had sea bass which was alright,vegetables were very hard and undercooked.the desserts were good.The staff were friendly and service was very good. Rules of health and safety were followed ,we had good time.It is nice place to go out with friends but may be not with family.

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johnr
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lunchtime to remember for all 6 of us. None of us could fault anything....great food, great service, great wine and a wonderful ambiance.

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SarahK
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This venue is a real treat in the current climate. It felt special, the service was perfect and the food delicious.

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Juanita
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to dine at your restaurant, I recommend it highly

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FredB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful surroundings and warm friendly service with good quality food

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ClaireP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it; gave myself a treat during a stressful couple of days. Dined alone and received excellent service; was not rushed. The food was absolutely perfect and amazingly the stand-out dish was the broccoli side dish!

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ChrissyK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Beautiful setting, excellent service, exquisite food. Couldn’t ask for more. Thank you!

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Alison
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from the moment we walked in until we left!
They did some little treats for a special occasion.
Importantly it felt very safe and secure in these strange times!
Couldn’t fault it!! Thank you!!!!

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YusraA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The combination of beautiful restaurant decor and professional, friendly staff, made the experience a pleasure. We had a joyous birthday lunch.
The cocktails were great and the scallops and shepherd's pie were delicious!
Would definitely go to the restaurant again

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Strawbuckie
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, well spaced tables. Our server, Erica, was professional, knowledgeable and friendly, she is the best!

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The Ivy Temple Row is rated 4.6 stars by 4938 OpenTable diners.

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