The Ivy Temple Row

4.5
2318 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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London
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening at the Ivy in Birmingham. Our server was just fabulous - a half Irish and half Maltese girl. Such an amazing manner and made the dinner with my colleague even more enjoyable.

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EB
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Book a table upstairs. Set menu superb value. Cocktails fab for a treat. Do tell them before hand if it is a special occasion

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

We have eaten at other branches of The Ivy and there is definitely a reliability about the food and experience that you will have. And it is good, though by no means exceptional. The ambiance is very pleasant, our food was good (though the monkfish in my wife's prawn and monkfish curry was on the chewy side. Maybe it had been kept for a while - I certainly couldn't imagine it had been prepared to order - though maybe I'm wrong). In the end what the offer really is, is a kind of upmarket chain restaurant - so that is both a strength and weakness. I would probably suggest you stick to the basic dishes. You can definitely get better food not too far away - maybe more expensive but, in the end, better value. Having said all this, I certainly wouldn't discourage a visit - just recognise the place for what it is.

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KL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend for a quiet lunch out or an afternoon tea.

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

We went in for the breakfast menu. Great atmosphere, great food and all at a decent price. The two of us felt welcome and relaxed and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

Also, try the pancakes off the breakfast menu. They are delicious 😋

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

Fantastic service
Even catered for halal menu
The place was beautifully decorated

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

Took family enjoyable treat

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing, waitress was knowledgable and was always willing to help as well as inform us of the dishes on the menu in detail. Great service and food was delicious too as usual

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

Beautifully looked after very attentive service and food was out of this world. Would definietly go back.

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

Pub menu at best, expected better.

Food nothing special

Service slow

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

Food outstanding, not overly priced. The service was probably the best we have ever experienced. Attentive staff without being intrusive.
They asked if we were celebrating any particular occasion; it was actually my husband's birthday and they brought out a tiny dessert with a candle - a nice touch.

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DT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food average and pricey wouldn’t rush back again room nice

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

A great evening, wonderful food great service.

Thanks

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

The service was excellent, I am gluten free and the waiters advised the menu options available to me along with alternatives/ substitutions. Even when there was a shift change, our new waiter was well informed about my intolerance, it’s the little things that make it impeccable service
The food was superb and not excessively expensive. Overall it was a lovely experience that we will definitely be doing again and I would recommend it to anyone

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

Very attentive staff, and the cocktails and food were delicious

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EB
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A really enjoyable evening. They accommodated by first quirk (for a side dish to be served to me as a starter) and we both enjoyed our food. We both thought the pea & asparagus risotto with goats cheese was absolutely delicious and my sons main was also tasty. The apple tart fine was flambéed with calvados and served with a flourish. Really pleasant waiter. Thanks

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B
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing venue, atmosphere is wonderful, food and service are excellent.

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JS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Great atmosphere, reasonable price, afternoon set menu good quality and staff really pleasant polite and engaging. Special start to a bank holiday weekend.

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JR
Warwickshire
24 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, great ambience, lovely food and excellent service.

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JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a little early to have a drink in the bar area and were seated at a lovely table to suit the four of us. We then went through to the restaurant to have Afternoon Tea. Iliyana looked after us from start to finish with a warm smile. She wasn’t overpowering and she did her job well making sure we were all happy. Afternoon tea surpassed our expectations and I would fully reccomend. I would definitely visit again, Iliyana made my mother feel incredibly special as we were celebrating her birthday and belated mother’s day. Thank you The Ivy.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a regular customer I am always happy to visit and recommend The Ivy

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A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always greatv

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YW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting First class service from the minute you arrive. Food hot and well presented Staff very attentive and professional. I would always recommend the Ivy. Thank you

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KH
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

2nd time to the Birmingham Ivy at lunch time and although a Wednesday it was busy offering a great ambience and as before the service was perfect from both restaurant and bar staff. However on this occasion the quality of the food was disappointing with the monkfish and prawn curry, whilst beingflavoursome, the monkfish was hard to find and when you did locate it, itwas a little on the tough side - a difficult thing to achieve with monkfish! I will still return but look for something different on the menu next time.

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TT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, service, ambiance and very attractive restaurant & bar area.

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AD
Spain
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. The staff went above and beyond for a special Champagne request prior to our arrival. The restaurant was lovely and busy and a fantastic way to spend an evening.

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n
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s Birthday and everything was perfect. Drink at the bar first and then a lovely meal!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely surroundings, very pleasant attentive staff.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Booked a table for two. It was my wife's birthday, we had eaten here before and enjoyed the whole experience.
Arrived early and had cocktails at the bar, which were as we expected very nice.
We had to ask to be seated as it appeared that we had been forgotten, granted it was busy but one would expect this would be a common issue.
Ordered our food and a couple of drinks. Starters arrived but no drinks, after 10 minutes caught the waiters eye and said we had been waiting for a beer and a glass of white wine. Took another 5 minutes to arrive.
Main courses arrived and again no drinks, we had asked for top ups when the starters were taken away (by the way the starters were very good).
My wife and I had tried on several occasions to speak to a member of staff about drinks to no avail, there were a lot of staff but no on seemed to be dealing with drinks! Eventually we caught the same waiters attention and said we had nearly finished our mains. His response was that they were short staffed at the bar. Given it was a case of opening a bottle of beer and pouring a glass of wine I would have thought it not beyond the wit of man to ask one of the many floor staff to step in.
That said drinks arrived just as we were finishing our mains with an apology from the waiter., who also asked if we would care for complimentary drinks by means of an apology. We did not take him up on his offer. The meal was very good and the restaurant is of a high standard, however we were very disappointed by the way we had to keep on asking for what should have been a simple act of coordination, especially bearing in mind a service charge is added to the bill automatically. Not our best birthday experience, let's hope it was a one off.

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CB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & staff.
Staff was very friendly and helpful,
I can recommend the gins too.
Lovely atmosphere.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb night out for a special occasion, the food was excellent and the level of attention by the waiting staff was second to none... will be returning soon.. thank you for making a special occasion even better...

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JA
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal service excellent will be booking again very soon

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JM
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my wife's birthday service was excellent and the food great .

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JG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ivy did met all my family and mine expectations. As we have been eating out often I must admit that the only one small disadvantage is 12% service charge added automatically on the bill. The Ivy service and food is amazing so why forcing customers for tipping if to such quality places come in people on proper social level …. People will tip anyway! besides that great experience and the place put by us on 'must be back there' list. Many thanks. Joanna

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CD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good and well mannered. Our wine did get forgotten about but that was more than forgivable as we had such an amazing attentive waiter. Food was very good although the lobster was a bit over cooked. The food is overall overpriced and the tables are very close together would be my only criticisms

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AM
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a excellent lunch with signature dishes of the amazing shepherds pie and fish cake with poached egg first class as always , yummy creme brulee for pudding, very attentive staff nothing is too much to do for you , reasonable prices too

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LH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my bday brunch and it was everything I hoped it would be. The food was delicious, all four of us enjoyed our mains with sides. We also ate pudding which was presented beautifully and the taste was just yummy. The staff are attentive and friendly yet also smart and formal, a balance I didn't even know was achievable but they managed it.
I would definitely recommend the ivy and I would definitely be dining there when I'm next in Birmingham

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R
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful decor, food, service. We had the loveliest evening.

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BE
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, all round....amazing night!

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PD
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hidden charges in the menu are very annoying and the drinks are very overpriced. The location is excellent and very nicely done out but it’s not The Ivy. With many new restaurants opening nearby it is going to have to find a way to make the experience much more special to charge London prices and survive in Birmingham.

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