The Ivy Tower Bridge

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3017 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
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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RW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, we were given a nice window seat with views of the Tower of London and Tower bridge. Nice selection of food. I chose the lobster which is highly recommended but be sure to use your napkin as it does splash. Got the lovely juices all over my white shirt. But that did not takeaway from the experience. :) smiles all round

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CT
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It has the most fabulous views and a great buzz but the asparagus was under cooked and the only good thing about that is I know I would have cooked it better, although the sauce was great.
However the fish was good and the mushy peas were fantastic.
The burger was very unexciting.
The staff were wonderful

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

Great food and wine, a bit pricey but as is any restaurant of this quality in London. Good service. Would recommend.

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

A little wait for booked table, so was provide with complementary bottle of champagne, very nice , a shame not aloud to go to the bar and wait

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R
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this Ivy in Tower Bridge, one of my favourites. Staff are so nice and accommodating.

Usually I stick to the same dish but the waiter recommended the pork and it didn’t disappoint.

The salad for started was so yum!

Fab night, thanks to the staffs as always.

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

We had a lovely welcome ! Decor stylish !
It was incredibly noisy - to be fair it was prime time on a Friday night - however it was difficult to heard at times !
Service was ok - we had to ask for our wine to be filled on several occasions then asked for our wine to be bought to our table, so we could serve ourself ! At no point were we offered water with our meal - which I think should be standard practice where ever you eat !
The food was lovely - but the atmosphere chaotic - I’ve been to several Ivy brasseries before - but this was my least favourite experience . It was a treat for my husband birthday - I’m not sure we would return at this time of day again for a romantic meal .

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s
London
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

You know what you're going to get at the Ivy. The food is OK, but not exceptional, but the ambiance is pleasant. The menu is a bit dull and never changes - but if you have a group of fussy eaters (and we did) then it works well as you can be sure what's going to be on offer. Staff are friendly enough, not too intrusive. Is not as good a restaurant as it thinks it is, but it's good enough

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KL
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice table, nice food, lovely atmosphere, restaurant in lovely position well worth a visit

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

Like this Ivy better than the Chelsea and Kensington branches we have visited. Standard is slightly down
from our first visit two days after opening last year. Small tsble but with good view of Tower Bridge and
the lawn between Restsurant and the River . Reasonably quiet tsble especially after screaming infant
finally taken out by its mother. ( separate area for children would be an improvement ),
Enthusiastic young Italian waiter and food and wine excellent. Particularly enjoyed the sea bass dish.

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

Good food and good service.

There was a mistake with one of the ordered dishes but manager came and sorted it with the table very professionally

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A ideal place for taking visitors to London with the view of Tower Bridge. I ordered the burger and paid teh extra £1.75 for cheese, which turned out to be the smallest blob of cheese hidden inside the burger. The burger only game win well done too. Overall the burger was ok, but nothing special and quite pricey for the quality. Perhaps other dishes are better.

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

View was fantastic as was the food. However, our waiter added loads of extra things on the bill and even lost our whole order once, ruining our meal.

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PW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

First disappointing visit to an Ivy cafe. Shepherds pie was gristly. Our starter of tempura prawns and squid consisted of 90% over cooked squid with 2 prawns. Decor and service good as ever , but are they cost cutting on quality of food?

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

Amazing view . Staff as always attentive but not in your face. Do not rush you . We arrived for lunch 2pm and left at 7pm after lovely lazy afternoon
Special lunch for birthday with rib eye and lobster . Great cocktails. We both thoroughly enjoyed . Never had a bad time there . Also recommend their cocktails and afternoon tea.

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

Great location, lovely atmosphere, bright welcoming space, and excellent service. Perfect, and i will be coming back

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

Overall, the dinner was great, with delicious food, splendid ambience and friendly staff. However, I was hugely disappointed because although in the booking I highlighted the fact that this is a special congratulations-celebration dinner for my partner, we didn’t receive any symbolic treat, which I know is normally given to people in Ivy, who celebrate special occasions.

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, relaxed atmosphere & lovely Art Deco decor.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Over the food was cold. In particular the chips were cold and old. The cocktails were great.

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M
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a good meal here. However, I am beginning to feel that with`Ivy's popping up all over the place, this establishment is becoming a chain not dissimilar (or indeed more special) than somewhere like `Cote'. All food was nicely cooked, service was acceptable, but it wasnt really an out of the ordinary dining experience.

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Ivy has a reputation for being quite pricey - however, I went for a birthday brunch with my friend and was pleasantly surprised by the range and value of the menu.

We both had some form of poached eggs - which were cooked to perfection with a delightful orange yolk. They do not skimp on portion size!

The cocktails and mocktails were delightful.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was excellent and to be recommended.

Where we were sat in the restaurant was adjacent to the service station which is a bit of a poor design as it becomes very noisy (servers crashing around with cutlery etc.). Sadly on this occasion the service was very poor and perfunctory. Our waiter obviously wanted to be somewhere else and there was zero engagement. At the end of the meal he almost threw the bill down when we asked to pay. Shame as my most recent Ivy Brasserie experience at the outlet in Soho was exemplary from start to finish.

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere. I would recommend for dinner

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FM
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was just fab. Food lovely, location lovely but best of all are the amazing staff who just could not have been nicer or more helpful.

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EB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great Two of the 8 main course arrived late but staff dealt with the situation very well

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and drinks. Had a great table over looking the the river and the staff were extremely good and very aware of our needs. For example my husband doesn’t like jug beer glasses, they changed it, then the 2nd drink a different server was fully aware of our needs, great communication between the staff to ensure everything was perfect.

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PH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice experience in overall. Location is very good.

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CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

I have previously been to this Ivy and had a good meal, however on this occasion lunch was beyond terrible.

My husband order fish and chips, the cod was off, smelled of ammonia, which is the smell fish gives off when it is decomposing. He had eaten some and was unwell all evening. I ordered roast chicken; it was fried and greasy and a green salad which consisted on brown old lettuce leaves. We did complain about the fish and the salad to waiter who was very apologetic, he then called the manager, who did not apologise and gave the impression that we were ‘trying it on’ and that we should be grateful the fish and salad were removed from the bill. Once we complained the service completely stopped, which previously was amazing, and they just wanted us to leave as quick as possible.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food is amazing as always.
Front house was very nice but the table service staff were rude and slow.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Afternoon tea - staff great, venue great but food a bit of a let down. Not the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had.... not enough finger sandwiches & one just had cucumber & butter slapped between white bread! Disappointed with ‘cakes’ & no pastries! I think the Ivy could do better!

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HO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went to The Ivy, Tower Bridge for lunch with three friends for a long overdue catch-up.
We were seated in the main restaurant which was busy and there was a lot of background noise but this is due to the acoustics in the restaurant rather then people being exceptionally loud!
Service was excellent, we were only sat for a few minutes before someone came over to see if we were OK & let us know what the specials were.
To start the four of us chose a selection of "nibbles" including the excellent bread & Courgette fries.
For the mains two of the party had a muffin based dish with a side of chips which they enjoyed, one of us had the chicken Milanese & I had the fish & chips which were as usual great!
We also drank a bottle of prosecco & a bottle of house white wine.
This was a real value for money meal as including the drinks & service the four of us paid less than £40 each which was great. I really enjoy eating in this restaurant & the service the last couple of visits has been exceptional.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very pleasant brunch at ivy. We intend to bring all of our friends and family when an opportunity arises!

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Sadly we had looked forward to our lunch but it did disappoints. However we did express our problems to the management and they did respond adequately. We have never had to speaks before to management about ‘issues’ with the food as we had had a good experience before. We were loathe to do so , but they did ask how our meal had been so we felt we needed to respond honestly.

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l
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Saturday lunch with a friend. My marinated tuna was delicious. My companion had the tomato soup which she also enjoyed. I followed with the halloumi open sandwich/tartine. It was very nice but quite rich especially with the very creamy herb mayo. I would have preferred a sharper, fresher dressing possibly something citrussy. My companion had the cottage pie and enjoyed that. The service was pleasant and efficient the only downside was small children around us made it rather noisy.

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our meal was lovely and a great opportunity for a catch up with friends. We had a slightly cramped table however, when eating this was not a problem. The restaurant is decorated in a beautiful way and view of Tower Bridge was lovely.

My pancakes were fresh and the portion size was just right.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for breakfast on our weekend trip and the food was amazing, the restaurant was beautifully decorated and service was brilliant the only bad thing I would say is the gentleman that escorted us to our table was slightly intense and didn’t seem very happy which made us feel slight uncomfortable... but apart from that it was great and I would highly recommend!!

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VG
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great find. This was our first time visiting this trip to London we’d booked for breakfast, we loved it so much we ate breakfast here 3 days running. Great food really lovely staff and the decor is very nice. Our new favourite in London

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j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Tempura prawns were soggy not crisp, but still good. Blackened cod slightly over cooked. Service poor. Inattentive waiters. Impossible to catch their eye. Ordered a tomato and onion salad which arrived without the onions. Waiter then volunteered to bring the onions as a side dish. Outright refusal to cook hamburger medium rare. Had to be well done or not at all. This, despite steak tartare being on the menu. The hamburgers are made from the same mince...
Chocolate bomb very good.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Lovely spot but not enough staff and therefore poor service

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HN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great service. The view was fab!!

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DM
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had outstanding service with a great meal which could not be faulted. Little noisy to start off with.

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