The Ivy Tower Bridge

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£26 to £40
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The Ivy Tower Bridge is an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. Making the most of its riverside location and views of the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London, the restaurant also features an outdoor terrace, a bar and a private dining room on the first floor, offering tranquil relaxed yet sophisticated dining with beautiful views across the river.

With interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the two-floors restaurant will offer guests the choice of dining within the restaurant, enjoying the view from floor to ceiling glass windows, or outside on the Parisian-style al fresco terrace seating 50 and overlooking the River Thames.
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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary - thanks for making it special!

OT
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and very good service in a top location

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

if I was picky I would say the service was slow,however really enjoyed the evening

NS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere and very good food, but on the day we were there - a Saturday night - the service at the bar and in the restaurant was too slow and parts of our order just never appeared!

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

Great good and great service . It was really busy in the restaurant but the staff were really helpful and friendly and went that extra mile to make our evening special as it was our anniversary.

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

Highly recommend, friendly atmosphere, and professional. A nice varied menu. And a must to visit for a special occasion

ED
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly welcome and convivial atmosphere. The waiter was very efficient and friendly .
The food excellent and came promptly and was delicious
Our whole experience was excellent

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

Excellent service in convivial surroundings. Food very flavoursome. A really good Team Ivy performance looking after our Family celebrations. Thank you.

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

We were taken to our table and were sat right next to a very loud and tormenting group, with not much space either. Felt very crammed in. The food was pretty good, but we would’ve preferred to have one waiter/waitress serving our table rather than 5 or 6 different people. Overall, it was an average experience.

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

The location food and ambience were all excellent and What a view if you are sitting outside.
However the staff although running around very busily were not on form. It took us a while to get our drinks and the people on the next table waited 30 minutes for their drinks despite asking three times where they were.

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

Everything wonderful with a beautiful view. Only improvement - remove a lot of tables to make more spacious. Far too cramped and noisy.

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

Excellent menu choices. We went for breakfast. We arrived half hour early and staff were able to seat us straight away.
Lots of choice on menu. Food arrived quickly and was hot and freshly cooked.
Good table service.

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

The Ivy Tower Bridge Restaurant has great views of the Tower Of London and the River Thames. I was there for breakfast, the food was good, but the service was excellent!!! The waitstaff and host staff was friendly, attentive, and kind, and made my experience at The Ivy even more enjoyable!

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

This is a nice restaurant. The staff are really attentive. Highly recommend

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

Very good food available at varying price points. Reasonable 2 course set menu available early evening. Service excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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

Great venue and good value set menu. Nice ambience and service and food was delicious, especially the sticky toffee pudding!

S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Having dined many times at the original Ivy and additionally other branches . This by far was the poorest experience .

The door staff , clearly had some personal issues which reflected in their unwelcoming attitude - to the extent I asked if they were alright! Something people working in hospitality should not show to customers .

Not only were we given our table for 8 persons - the only table not to have a table cloth , which looked out of place .

The afternoon tea for all 8 was selected and the staff failed to take our tea order until well after the food was served at the table .

The staff seemed to be very poorly trained and were around like headless chickens they had no clue at all. Individually they were nice and well presented but the control and management of the staff was sadly lacking .

The food sandwiches were slightly hard and clearly been cut and prepared before hand .

We in fact couldn’t wait to leave the venue , a real shame as up until now I have been a really great fan of The Ivy.

They have a superb location and most certainly need to up their game to maintain the superb reputation that is “ the Ivy”

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

I was running late due to London traffic and called to let them know, twice, no one answered. I arrived and didn’t even bother explaining what happened. I was seated. The food was good. The place is beautiful. The service not so much. The woman that served me had an attitude and she was cold. She offered vegetables with my Shepard’s pie and I said no thank you and she scowled at me. I’m sure there were nicer servers there perhaps she was not the best. The food, ambiance, and location was amazing though

GC
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Reasonable prices. Excellent location

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

The view from our table was excellent and staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was also good and very good value for money. My husband had the fish and chips and felt the fish could of been better but there was a group of five of us and that was the only critic. The staff were very attentive, helpful and pleasant.

We had a lovely experience!

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

Very cozy place. Nice food and very fine service. I will diffidently come back

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

We reserved a table for two and informed that we can only have a table if we have “substantial” food not drinks or appetizers. I assume the restaurant management can estimate how much customer would spend on drinks vs food by just looking at the customer. I was offered to review 50-page long customer policy by the manager when I asked what my rights are as a customer bc they are denying me a table only bc of their “policy”. I was also asked by the manager how often I come to the restaurant when I said I am a good customer living in the neighborhood. I assume I was not believable enough as the manager responded she has never seen me. Now she can be sure she will never we see me again. Anyway the manager to her credit then offered us another table in the bar section to resolve the situation and the night ended okay. However all that drama n stress would have been avoidable if the manager approach the situation with a mind of solving a problem for a customer vs offering to connect me w the head office and read the lengthy customer policy.

h
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

A mishap in the kitchen meant our main courses took 40 minutes to arrive after our starters but they made up for it with some free coffees.

s
London
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, particularly if you’re going to Bridge Theatre. I had chicken & my husband had shepherds pie. Both excellent.

JM
London
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

For once really good service at an Ivy Cafe!

SK
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked a table midweek at 2pm. On arriving it was very busy and were worried the service would be slow, but it was very efficient and friendly. Everyone really enjoyed their food and the bill was very good value. Fantastic view of the Tower so really great experience all round.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice pre theatre lunch here with friends. Food and service was excellent and very good VFM. Only negative was the place was a but chilly and perhaps a little bit noisy but that was just because everyone seemed to be having a good old natter not because of unnecessary background music like the Ivy in Ken High Street.

KP
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue. Service is what I expect at an Ivy. The food has lost a bit if it's uniqueness, but always well prepared and fresh.

DP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Normally have had very enjoyable evenings at the Tower Bridge Ivy but on this occasion the service was poor, very slow at bringing the drinks, which was not the waiters fault but the manager. He simply forgot us until he was prompted (by us), no apology offered. Merlot wine was poor. Bread arrived with main course. Dinner average. We went from no service to feeling rushed after the main course. Disappointed as I recommended the Ivy to the friends I was with. It used to be one of my favourite venues and perhaps it was an off night as they were busy, although not excusable. Sadly my friends were not impressed which is a shame.

PM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great table awY from noise do we could have greAt conversation.

VA
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We had a fantastic table with the best views over the river and Tower of London. The service was excellent, very well organised in a busy environment. The noise was a ‘happy vibe’ with lots of getting and laughter. Our food was excellent, fish well cooked and lovely cocktails and wine to accompany it. We would definitely recommend, and will return next time we are visiting :)

MB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the Ivy, it has a lively buzz to the place reflecting that people were having a good time over pre-theatre dinner or just early dinner, as we were. After a slowish service start, for which apology was made, the service was attentive but not fussy. The food was as I have come to expect from the Ivy and the wine choices suited the menu. My only complaint was that the restaurant was not quite warm enough and noticed that others felt the same. Overall, a very enjoyable, top quality and good value dinner.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with good food and great service and amazing location

B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our lunch at The Ivy was fabulous although it was the first time I have ever been asked to vacate the table even though the restaurant was empty and many table already laid for the evening service. It seemed a strange thing to do when it was clear we were still in the mood to drink and chat.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Location right next door to The Bridge Theatre: ideal! They understood need for meal to be served quickly (ironically, the creme brulee took ages, and yet it was cold!).

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Service was good but starter and main course was brought out very quickly making the evening feel rushed and that had eaten too much in short space of time. Courses need to be spread out better.

C
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

STAY AWAY !
Very , very bad and unfriendly service . This applies to all staff members .
Food is nothing special , imagine basic restaurant food but in gourmet sizes (very small).
You cant even see the bridge from inside .

Your money will be better spent at mcdonalds

KS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cocktails were weak
The intermediate service - wine service poor, cutlery service poor
And main wine bottle not served and water not topped up.
food excellent though and main waiter was good
Also £30 bottle of wine was rather rough

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 7th anniversary and we requested a table with a good view, and they didn’t disappoint! Had a lovely window table overlooking Tower Bridge and the city’s sky scrapers all lit up against the night sky - it was perfect.
The food was amazing and the service was the best we’ve experienced - very tentative staff!

A
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was our anniversary we had a very nice meal would go back amazing