The Ivy Temple Row

4.5
2799 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very pleasant Cream Tea. Great value for money and plenty of scones (3 each) with clotted cream, jam and fresh strawberries with a large pot of tea - of your choice.
Smart casual dress code, all good.

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

As always the Ivy delivers on all levels of service and food .

Just wished I could visit everyday

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

Very professional front of house, all the serving staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and very good value for money I would recommend this restaurant.

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

Really enjoyed our meal again 😊

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

Amazing food and amazing staff service was first class, lovely window seat can’t wait to come back

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ND
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & brilliant service - The Ivy may not be cheap, but you really get value for money. We’ll be back without a doubt!

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H
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beautiful and well presented.
No complaints.

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

Fabulous food and cocktails in a relaxed setting. Efficient service

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P
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, will be back again 5*

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

A bit disappointed with the food but the superb ambience made up for it. Prawn cocktail had by far too much old dark green baby gem lettuce, over ripe soggy cherry tomato and the tiniest amount of marie rose sauce that I've ever come across in a prawn cocktail, although the prawns were very good. Lobster and Asparagus was tasty but served luke warm also the extra fries were not very warm. The Rum Baba desert was good but at almost £10 should be.

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

Excellent service with attention to detail
Welcoming staff
Varied menu at affordable prices

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

My fourth time going to the Ivy. Service was excellent as well as the food.

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

Enjoyed a wonderful Brunch at the Ivy with friends, the staff were very attentive and the food and atmosphere perfect! Will definitely return.

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

Jessica was brilliant.

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SW
Leicestershire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere, great addition to Birmingham city centre

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ZS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The food was incredible and the atmosphere was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back

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

Such an amazing venue, truly beautiful. Staff were very helpful and attentive also. Food was spectacular! Could not fault at all! Would most definitely return! Glad we picked to book the Ivy! Can not recommend enough! Food was AMAZING!

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

Excellent customer service by Georgia and her assistant. Extremely friendly and helpful

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

Great staff, excellent food and wonderful setting for a special occasion.

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

Food presentation could be improved but the food was lovely. Very good service provided and atmosphere was brilliant on the first floor.

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OM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely afternoon celebrating my birthday with my friend, will definitely go agsin.

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

Wonderful setting, friendly and attentive staff, delicious champagne afternoon tea. Thank you

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

Not quite the fine dining that I thought you were hoping to achieve a little more normal restaurant. Food excellent. However the service was a little lacking in consideration. We asked for a side that was effectively a starter without all the dressing. Our waitress originally said that she couldn't do that and only when we pushed did she go and check this could be done - which it could. Our starters were also brought to the table whilst my husband was in the bathroom and I was asked should they take it away and keep it warm - yes of course - why would you even bring it when one seat was empty? Also we ordered a red wine which I had to ask to be opened early in time to breathe. I think it may not have been opened until our main courses arrived had I not asked.

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

Good location - beautiful view from HUGE windows overlooking the cathedral - nice atmosphere - excellent service - great menu selection and food top quality - fortunately as Table in the corner slightly on the chilly side and rather close to the one next to it.

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

Lovely restaurant and very good service. Afternoon tea not so great. 3 tiny sandwiches - no chance of having extra unlike Laura Ashley Tea Rooms. Asked if you wanted water but not told there is a charge (£3 plus). Make sure you check bill before tipping as service charge already added.

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

Excellent all round, graduation bomb was a must !! Staff very relaxed , lovely sense of humour which added to the enjoyment. Great value for money.

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RF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Ivy a few times,on each occasion we have had lovely food,and found the staff friendly and courteous,we will be back.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The meal was to celebrate my daughter’s graduation. We really enjoyed the meal and the service as usual was excellent. My only criticism concerns my daughter’s burger which was decidedly average and not up to the standard we have come to expect. I also thought my salmon dish was rather on the minimalist size of portion.
The Grafulation Bombe was a delight and beautifully presented.

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SH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super location, a very spacious airy restaurant and decorated to perfection.

Food first class as always with very efficient service provided at a very busy period of the day.

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

Good food and excellent service, once we had sat down. Entrance bar rather slow, with disinterested bar staff. But the drink was worth the wait.

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

Both drinks and food were perfect for my family and myself. As the only vegan of the family I was still very well catered for with lots of choice. The only con of the evening was that we had to wait half and hour for our table which meant my mum and brother had to leave the meal early. However they supplied free appetisers for us because of the wait so overall a great evening, thankyou!

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IP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most pleasant evening from introduction from our host to our waiter. Waiter was excellent helping us to feel relaxed and always on hand to pour wine. Very surprised how busy it was for a Wednesday evening but the numbers did not detract from a most enjoyable evening, we will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Made a groups reservation for 12 people to celebrate our daughter graduating. Table was not ready on arrival - I do have to say that it was a good job it wasn’t ready - due to rush hour at 5pm most of our guest had problems arriving for 5pm. However, we did get to sit down and enjoy our celebrations despite being told that we had to vacate at 8pm. Looking on the website it does say we had 3hours for our booking. But we have to say our table was not ready until much later than we had booked.
Overall we had an amazing time but marred by the fact we had to leave before we were ‘done’.
I do think the situation could of been handled better by the staff.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality has been consistently high . It’s worth asking for the vegetarian menu as it isn’t given automatically which is a shame . I had the vegetarian goats cheese risotto which was excellent .

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KB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

I ordered lamb rump which tasted lovely but was only lukewarm not hot. My husband ordered ribeye steak which cost £32.00 and was expecting a fantastic tasting steak and found it very disappointing as he's had better tasting steak from the supermarket, when ordering the steak my husband asked what it came with and we were told chips when are bill came we discovered we had to pay extras for the chips which I would not have expected. Overall I will not be returning again very disappointing as this was a birthday present from our daughter.

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CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

It was ok but for the money I expect better.
It was very noisy.
The tables were too close together.

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d
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

THe special of the day was fish pie made with asparagus. This was the most delicious fish pie that I have ever tasted. The staff then encouraged us to look at the dessert menu and again the coffee/mocha cake with vanilla cream was amazing.

The whole experience - the food, the ambiance and the staff - was very special and will live our memories.

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JA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, fabulous food and atmosphere. If you haven’t been before try it I am pretty sure you will love it. Brunch is excellent value with tea and coffee galore.

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GL
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Ivy is a great place for a celebration and we went here for my daughter's university graduation. The staff are fantastic and the service was amazing. It is expensive though and the food portions are very small. In my case, I got the Haloumi and it was as tough as leather. I did not complain as I didn't want to spoil the celebration, but the main course was a big disappointment. We had 2 bottles of Poully Fuse however and those were superb. The wine list is very good.

I would definitely recommend the Ivy as a place for a nice night out, but don't go if you are really hungry, and be prepared to complain if the food is not right.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfect, the food was absolutely amazing, perfect service also! I thoroughly recommend it.

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