The Ivy Tower Bridge

4.5
5394 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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience where great. However, our mains took 3/4 of an hr to come. We had an 830 booking and were rushed to finish due to the 10pm curfew. We didn't have time for dessert.
Maybe making the last booking at 8pm could help.

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Gozzie
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Seats very uncomfortable for all of us - poor back support, could not provide additional cushions ‘due to COVID’.

Food mediocre. My grouse pie had little taste, same for accompanying sauces.

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daniel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Beans were super runny and not pleasant. Streaky bacon was on the small side and under cooked 2 very small pieces. Sausages were underwhelming. No brown or whole meal toast at 9:45 am. Run out!
No brown sauce

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JamesG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Lovely food, attentive staff, great decor/interior.

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Lyndseyh
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening celebrating our sons 18th birthday. Food amazing and service outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service!!! The waitress was very special. Sorry cannot remember her name....

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KenA
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with my Partner, asked for and sat at a table by the window overlooking Tower Bridge. Lovely food, reasonably priced, excellent efficient service. Definitely will return again!

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JayneS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrendous!!! Have dreamed of visiting the ivy to be bitterly disappointed! Apparently they had no gas! Yet other guests got food! The manager had nothing but excuses and then said the kitchen was flooded!!! We got no food and when we asked what we could have we were offered olives! There was little communication. The staff were inattentive and abrasive- and we ended up walking out ! For a name associated with luxury they should be ashamed ! An utter let down!

KM
vipKMJM
London
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, quick and discreet service

MS
MrsS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location, great food and service.
Will definitely visit again when we return to London.

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Sam666
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious wines , great atmosphere, lovely food . Grouse shepherds pie was ace . Loved the decor , each restaurant is different

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MarkS
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First time at any Ivy restaurant and found it very underwhelming. Nothing was actually wrong but there a total lack of wow factor. Food was acceptable but not outstanding, service was more on the aloof side, good drinks list. I won’t be rushing back.

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Beth
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location views of river from the out door seating area . Food excellent and staff were on point while being adding personal touch - memorable afternoon thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a late lunch to celebrate our daughters 15th birthday. From beginning to end we had a fantastic experience. Food was beautiful, service was good and the bill was surprising, excellent value for money. Would definitely visit again.

SB
SueB
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place for an excellent lunch by the river.

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StephenC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Marked down slightly due to the lack of certain item/s on the menu. Otherwise a very, warm, comfortable and safe environment for a splendid lunch.

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PaulineB
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location with wonderful food and staff.

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RobertV
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Last year we attended for our anniversary and the red carpet was rolled out and we had a brilliant experience. This year we again went for our anniversary but no complimentary dessert . Nothing . We also had to wait at the bar got 15 minutes after the booked time . No apology or complimentary drink . Service not what it was but the food was great

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Steak tartare was disappointing, all the rest quite good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mum birthday - everything was perfect!

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vipfionaC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Eat outside, lovely view. Temperature check in entry and sanitiser on tables. Excellent service, wine list with decent reasonably priced wine and the food as expected from an Ivy chain. Next to The Bridge Theatre so very convenient for pre theatre dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely views lovely food

GG
GooseGreenDad
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good price, great location. Set lunch with 3 kids could not be faulted. Everybody happy.

LB
LynnB
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was not as good as previous visits, staff very polite and helpful but really slow service which meant cold food unfortunately. Lovely tables at the front by the windows with amazing views which were empty and not reserved but staff seem to want to sit you at the back or near the toilets for some reason

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Amir
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding really tasty and reasonable price, however the only minor downside was the service as we waited near an 1 hour and had to ask one of the staff for how long will it take for our breakfast to come.? Apart from that the ambience was perfect and nice romantic breakfast.

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FridaX
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view very kind personnel value for money

SF
SilverFox5
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and attentive service - a very enjoyable evening

CW
CaronW
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food amazing and what a beautiful view from our table. Really looking forward to visiting the ivy again !!!!

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karlyb
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not very attentive, made a couple of mistakes with our order. Lovely food although a little overpriced, lovely venue. Would recommend

SB
ShahnazB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was a excellent experience for my 29th birthday meal with family

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esined
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was my third time at an Ivy Brasserie and it was disappointing.
The duck liver parfait starter was very good but I didn't expect my Shepherds Pie main to be so small and the size of my starter, not value for money.
The creme brulees didn't have a hard topping, sent them back and the replacements were marginally better.

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Charlie
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was lovely, but the service was rather poor. What made the lunch quite stressful was that there were several tables that had six adults at them, all clearly from different households, breaking the Tier 2 rules that are currently in place for London.

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Eliza
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

My friend and I ordered salmon and butternut squash risotto. The risotto was extremely overcooked and was the blandest risotto I've ever eaten, no flavour whatsoever! Also, we had to wait over 40min for our mains, for which our waiter apologised a couple of times. Quite overpriced for the food quality, to be honest!

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SharonW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at the Ivy. Our table was over looking the river thanes, the city, Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
We had an excellent service and the food was superb.
It was our Wedding Anniversary and was greeted with “happy wedding anniversary “when we arrived and at the end of our meal a small cake was bought to our table with a lit candle and a small chocolate plaque saying “happy anniversary” on it.
A very special day.

SS
SusanneS
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wine suggestion great
Food very tasty
Service was lovely

JJ
JoJo
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Where to start.... we were really looking forward to our meal here. On arrival, we were 5-10 minutes late but were told our table wasn’t ready so we’re asked to wait outside in the rain. After ten minutes of waiting in the rain, we went in again to find out if our table was ready yet, it wasn’t but the host came out 30 seconds later to say our table was ready.
We were sat down and ordered a bottle of wine and two starters. The starter took a while and only one actually arrived, even after asking where the other starter was it still wasn’t served, so we only got one starter of the two we ordered. The food portions were small for the cost.
Really disappointed and wouldn’t recommend or return

HW
HelenW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and fantastic service. Will definitely go again

WG
WillG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ivy is doing its best under Covid restrictions. Bar was fun, booking and welcoming staff great. Table and ambiance were lovely. Starter of jackfruit was delicious. But the blackened cod was brown and mushy - terribly cooked and almost flavourless. Hamburger was dry, dry, dry and also terribly underwhelming. Staff was rushed off their feet, so service tried to be its best, but fell short. Must do better Ivy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious but the service was very slow and impersonal.

B
Belle
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing thank you the food was great!

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The Ivy Tower Bridge is rated 4.5 stars by 5394 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.