The Ivy Temple Row

4.4
1748 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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JB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I’ve visited The Ivy in several London locations and always loved my visits. So pleased that they have opened one in Birmingham.
I must say what a good job they have done with the decor.
You won’t be disappointed with a visit here. Menu, food and cocktails fabulous.
The service was not quite so good or as attentive as the ones I’ve visited it london, which I’ve come to expect from The Ivy. I did find that a bit disappointing, especially as you have a service charge added to your bill. But none the less we will return.

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

First of all we were very disappointed with the food! my starter and mains were very salty, the cocktail was too strong! far too much alcohol in it couldn’t taste the fruits etc but I told the waiter and he changed it... I’ve dined at the ivy a few times now but this is the first time I’ve had a bad experience! We waited for 20 minutes for our waitress to come and take our order! the waitress was lovely but there was a language barrier as we couldn’t understand what she was saying but we got there after a few attempts! the menus for lunch/ dinner have been the same since it was first opened ! I think the menu needs a change but apart from that all the staffs were polite, good atmosphere.. sorry but I’ve had to give 2/3* on this occasion!

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A
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks and lovely service from the moment you walk through the door.
Staff were very accommodating without feeling rushed and overall had a lovely atmosphere.

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KP
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant has a lovely ambiance, friendly, helpful, efficient service and excellent food.

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DS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really impressed with The Ivy Temple Row. The food was excellent; delicious, well presented and generous portions. Service was fantastic, and the building itself is very nicely decorated. Slightly more expensive than most restaurants, but well worth the extra in my opinion. They also have a large wine selection. We will certainly be returning for future special occasions.

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

First time at The Ivy and found it very good value for money - we recently ate at the Shard and this was a better meal for under half the price...will definitely be going again.

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RK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I booked the ivy for a treat for my wife’s birthday I have to be honest it was not a good experience.The waitress was poor she tried the nice approach at the start talking to my daughter but I came for experience not at chat.I will give you a couple of my complaints I ordered a bottle of beer it came without a glass I waited 10mins before asking for a glass when it came it was a water glass from another table and I had pretty much finished my meal.Waiting for the cheque was another uncomfortable experience I waited for 20mins I understand they was busy but 20mins?.i think the bill of £130 was ok but the service for a iconic brand was poor.

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N
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely food in a great ambiance. Made even better by our fantastic waitress Georgia who was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Best waitress ever encountered and thoroughly made our night.

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GI
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We found the food excellent but the noise level in the restaurant was very loud

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NC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our second visit to The Ivy, Birmingham and once again it certainly did not disappoint! We took our parents for brunch, together with our six year old daughter. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was excellent, fantastic choice, generous portions and brilliant value for money. We will certainly be returning again in the future.

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ID
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with our visit and our waitress Nikki . Will certainly visit again at future dates.

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

Service was excellent.
I had cottage pie which was tasty but very small & thought it was expensive for the price without veg.
Vibrant atmosphere but tables close together so probably not the place to go for a romantic meal.

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

A lovely time spent here just for two
Wonderful dinner excellent service and the food was as I expected
Well worth the outgoing can’t waitbto go again
Thanks to our waitress she was lovely so polite and gave us excellent service
See you again soon

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

The service was great however the menus dissapointing which wasn’t as refined as we expected more like a pub menu.

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GF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic setting and the food was outstanding. Service was brilliant from the moment we walked in the door and our waiter Brandon was a lovely, polite, engaging young man who was a credit to the establishment. The food is very reasonably priced but the drinks were a little bit pricey.

It was my wife's birthday and a very nice touch that they brought her out a small cake at the end of the meal.

All in all a great experience and we'll definitely go back.

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

Excellant meal for birthday girl thankyouxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxssxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Fantastic food and good service. A real treat and affordable

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

Lovely food and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Would definitely go again

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SF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday Lunch, great food and a good place for meeting friends. Complementary treat for the Birthday Girl which was much appreciated .
The Apple tart fine, was amazing

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SG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had beautiful food with excellent service. Would certainly recommend.

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

Came with four friends had an amazing lunch - the decor, ambience, food everything was amazing. Would recommend to everyone. Will definitely be going back. Thank you!

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

Food was ok, nothing amazing and didn't live upto the hype. I probably wouldn't go back.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxed evening, lovely food and lovely venue

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KS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food lovely decor staff very attentive
A lovely dining experience
Will return soon

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

Celebrating 65 th birthday, good ambiance in restaurant, staff very attentive, one of our party is gluton free but no menu available , two of our party enjoyed meal, three not satisfied, all found to be over priced so not value for money, and would not recommend this restaurant to friends and family, felt let down for such a special night out.

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C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our part of 4 had some diatary requirement. Our waitress Jessie was superb in her knowledge understanding and professionalism.
All aspects of the meal and service were outstanding.

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KM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Cutlery dirty
Road works outside ....can’t be helped but wish I had known
Slow service although she was pleasant

Nice greeting when arrived though but the manager should make his presence felt

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GM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was taken as a guest, so do not know how much our excellent lunch cost. Our table was perfect for us, comfortable and quiet, and we were exceptionally well looked after. We order the Fish Pie (a Special) which was excellent, followed by Frozen Berries, which were too frozen for us to be able to eat comfortably. Maybe a little defrosted would suit customers better!
We both enjoyed The Ivy and would come again.

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d
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Overall good, started really well with excellent service and then as they got busier the attention declined and were trying on several occasions to attract the waitress staff for more drinks / the bill etc. Also building works on basement cased lots of noise and vibration tot he table, seat & travelled through our bodies - not ideal for a relaxed lunch with friends!

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J
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch with two friends and we were very pleased with our visit.
Lovely surroundings and very attentive service.
Not too happy with the 12.5% service charge but they do take it off if you ask. Would prefer to leave a tip of our own choosing.
Rather expensive food and drinks but a lot place for a special treat.

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

Excellent service and food. Orders were taken and the food arrived relatively quickly. It was also beautifully presented. This was a nice treat for my husband.

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LM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The venue was beautiful and the staff were attentive and friendly. They were knowledgeable about the food on the menu and were able to answer all our questions.
The food, however was disappointing and nothing special to write about. The prices were ok, but I expected the food to be of a higher quality.

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

was realy good food and atmosphere waiting staff attentive

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

No problems with staff and food very good the only issue was for the money you pay the tables are very close to one another

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JS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service
Would definitely recommend

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My old school friends and I often meet here for lunch and we love it. We ask to be seated upstairs now as the noise level downstairs is almost unbeareable and a good conversation cannot be had.
Good and service is lovely. The decoration of restaurant is beautiful.

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SL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time and a birthday meal. Great food and staff. We will be back again.

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GT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The whole experience wasn't as good as we expected. The food wasn’t the best, steak was over cooked. The service could have been better. Disappointed.

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DF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Dress code was apparently not put in place group of lads sitting there with Caps on and tracksuits made it feel uncomfortable for those around

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CB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu beautiful surroundings very pleasant eating experience would definitely recommend the ivy

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