The Ivy Tower Bridge

4.5
5576 reviews
£26 to £40
British
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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AntonioM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful with an amazing view of Tower Bridge (I asked for a table with a view and it was given to me. Food was ok.
The waiters were always there filling up our wine glasses in order, quite annoying. Our table was very wobbly, I don't think it was a proper table.
I couldn't read the menu, I had to use my torch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated on ground floor , round table near to door opening onto terrace - uncomfortable blast of cold air every time staff came in and out of terrace. This is the second time in last week or two where we have experienced this.

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AariV
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, the service was the best I have ever experienced

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KellyM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for my daughters 18th had a lovely day it was perfect they even have a little cake with a candle which made it special

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RuthS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very festive atmosphere. Good & interestingly varied menu. Prompt, attentive service.

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ChristyO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business lunch with colleagues. Attentive staff and lovely food. Didn't feel rushed.

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OliverP
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served in a super setting by lovely attentive staff

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Unidawn
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a splendid meal here on Monday after a trip to the Bridge Theatre next door. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. The lovely French waitress who served us was a delight with my stepdaughter (15) helping her choose a mocktail and generally making her experience special. It is a little on the pricey side but on balance I felt the quality was a fair match to the price. While we personally didn't sit by the window, there is a great view of Tower Bridge from the window seats.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good service, excelent food and a great place.

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LauraL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were absolutely fantastic - we were so well looked after and despite the news that we were going into tier 3 they were upbeat and friendly. They ensured that we had a really enjoyable last night out. The food was lovely and the restaurant felt relaxed and safe. Cannot recommend highly enough and really hope to get back there soon.

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MoniqueL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great ambiance, great service and beautiful decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service have been outstanding. Thanks for the lovely evening. We really enjoyed the overall atmosphere that was created. Alex

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AmandaS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and lovely location, will definitely visit again

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JacquelineG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon having a mixed household terrace lunch.

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MelissaT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Great location and nice and cosy atmosphere in the restaurant. Will definitely go back.

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, Delicious food and fab service! Very friendly atmosphere too

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. Beautiful view, very nice food and fabulous service, I’ll definitely return.

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WENDYL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. We will be back. I love the decor and vibe you have created

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PaulaM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had this table booked for 7:30 which is a reasonable time to have a meal , but we found that they did not have the starter my husband ordered then his filet steak . We had been both looking forward going . But the overall experience was disappointing

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LisaS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had to wait for the table. We were siting outdoors and the heating did not work. When we asked to change the table (and there were plenty of empty tables with heating working), the staff said it was not possible!!! We waited for the food too long, at the end the waiter brought the wrong meal!!! Terrible experience!!!

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Francois
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant and ideal for brunchs, I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery if you sit outside. Heated and covered from the rain. Really good food and great wine

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Georgie
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks, excellent service, I even received a small cake on the house for my birthday!
It’s an expensive restaurant but saying that it’s very good value for money, in fact the best salmon I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab all round. What a view!

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LucyS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient staff , food wonderful and very good sized portions . Poached eggs cooked perfectly . View perfect , considering it was a wet rainy day and we had to sit outside due to COVID guidelines the heaters were warm and we felt welcomed . Will definitely come back and make use of the terrace x

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SaraF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My only criticism is the wait for our table to be ready, when the restaurant expect a very sharp time keeping from its guests. It took several reminder to the staff that the time of my reservation had come and gone and that we were still waiting in the rain, before we were finally seated.
We were then prompted to pay our bill and vacate the table regardless of the fact that we were seated with over 20 mins delay

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EmilyH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great location, but food was served lukewarm at best

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and spot on ivy experience.

Waiter was very tentative and friendly.

Food was great!

Only poor point- Front of house tried to make us leave 30 mins earlier than our booking ended which was a shame! They tried to tell us it was only 1.15hrs rather than the 1.45 it says on the booking!

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vipLindaG
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe & secure. Helpful, efficient & pragmatic staff. Overall experience brilliant.

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SpencerJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and ambiance was lovely , good friendly service

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Marg1
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average. Experience was very rushed. 90 min slot not long enough. Would not dine here again. Was the same last visit. First video after opening was better. Ambience possibly affected by fewer tables. Desert was very good. Wine good.

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MondayC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was fine! service from start to finish was really bad, really disappointed in this location Ivy and would not recommend it to a friend.

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MaxB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyable meal with a friend, very tasty and satisfying. Would have given 5* throughout but didn’t have the best table although it was fine. Really appreciated that we were able to relax and enjoy our meal. Afterwards saw the worst show at The Bridge so we were sooooo glad we went to The Ivy first it saved our evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was a belated birthday celebration for my husband. My meal was rather disappointing on this occasion. I had the shrimp and crab cocktail to start but I detected no crab in my dish and the sauce was claggy and a little under-whelming. For mains I choose the chestnut and pumpkin risotto. It wasn’t very hot and was very dry, the outside rim of my dish being decorated with lumps of tasteless pumpkin. The inner rice dish totally lacked the unctuousness that should be the hallmark of any risotto worth the name. This was a dry tasteless concoction. Deeply disappointing. The Malbec we choose to go with our various dishes was delightful as were the gins we quaffed. Not a good meal on this occasion but the meal was rounded off by my husband being presented with a mini BD cake concoction. He was delighted and I wish I had chosen the same as him, the goose shepherds pie.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A table of six ladies were loud and they had some really loud annoying laughs. Would have been good if they were asked to be a bit more quiet

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Tempura squid and prawns to start not very warm and quite soggy batter
I ordered fillet steak and lobster (if you can call it that) it arrived not very hot and I had one tiny lobster claw not value for money ordered deserts and one last round of drinks deserts arrived and had to wait 25mins for drinks only to be told there were a lot of tickets really not good enough they weren’t hard drinks to make ( a lager a glass of champagne and a brandy) wouldn’t recommend as didn’t get a good service at all and no value for money

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Hahn
London
20 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Wasn't as good as if I compare to other times that I have been to an Ivy Collection venue.

Food was ok, but not great.

The service started off well but once they had a shift change it felt very rushed with the wait staff eager to clear off any plates and glasses that looked finished (but were not!!). I understand they are trying to get turnover trade to make up for lost time but overall it felt impersonal and not friendly at all.

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vipLuckyme0001
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Good food , would recommend the house champagne & shepherd’s pie!

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CatherineD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful drinks! A truly lovely lunch.

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LinH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy going to the Ivy. Have been to Tower Bridge, Covent Garden and Kings Cross several times, I'm wanting to try the one in Dashwood House, Liverpool Street as I used to work in that building so will be a reminder of my time there. Food is always good quality with a good choice. Service is very good with friendly staff.

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The Ivy Tower Bridge is rated 4.5 stars by 5576 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.