The Ivy Tower Bridge

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£26 to £40
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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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M
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a breakfast meeting. We all had the vegetarian breakfast - hearty and healthy and coffees and juices. We were only one of two tables sat in there at 930am on a Tuesday so it offered a quiet setting for a meeting. By the time we left at 11 there were a few more tables filling up for brunch.

KD
London
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a last minute booking but I loved the whole night, good food, ambience and excellent service.

P
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place and so convenient to Bridge Theatre. Good food too!

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

The special menu had some good choices for pre theatre which my friend had. Delicious curry and a dessert. I had the famous shepherd pie and a yummy caramalised banana dessert. Good value and lovely views, will definitely be back

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

We returned to this restaurant having had a couple of bad incidents in the past with the service but willing to try it again and this time it delivered what we expected of this particular type of restaurant. The food is always good but we find that the front of house is very chaotic when they are under pressure but this time it was not as busy and we had a great evening

DL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Head water was great, think it was Chris chap from new york

F
London
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely location and views with outdoor dining available. The Ivy has a great reputation for good food and the spin-off brasserie restaurants do not disappoint with good quality food and attentive service. We had a party of 6 and we were looked after well. The shepherd's pie is very nice and not too large of a portion. The rump of lamb was also presented very well and was lovely. Good consistent quality.

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

I took my girlfriend for our anniversary and we both had an amazing time the view was stunning and the ambiance was unbelievable, the waiter and waiting staff were incredibly nice and extremely attentive, the food was of the highest quality and had so much flavour and my girlfriend can’t stop raving about the food. It was an expensive meal but nothing I wasn’t expecting and it was worth it, great value for money loved it.

h
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I have been here on 3 previous occasions and have enjoyed it. This time it was not what I had come to expect. Food was .not good and as no one bothered to ask , we preferred to settle our bill and leave. Staff seemed disinterested, service was rushed and the whole experience was not what we had hoped for.

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

Lovely brunch. Thoroughly delighted with the whole experience x

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

Gorgeous decor and amazing setting. Service sporadic...toast turning up 10 mins after breakfast dish served. Confusion over drinks. Some dishes excellent bug partners cooked breakfast not great - sausage & black pudding over cooked. Food ok.

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

Great food, one lot of toast was forgotten, larger coffee pot would be good but overall good

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The Ivy staff wasn’t at their best when we went. Ordering and getting drinks and food took a long time. For the drinks the hot chocolate was cold the first time and after the 3rd attempt they finally had it right.
If you aren’t in a hurry this place can work though. Food is good, venue is really beautiful and location is stunning.

EU
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food with a great view of Tower Bridge, easy to access to anywhere in the city

JK
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at several of the ivy restaurants and one thing you can be certain of is that the food is excellent and on a par, in my opinion, with some Michelin starred restaurants. Having said that the service can be somewhat hit and miss which is an unnecessary annoyance which should never occur! For the most part service was good but a couple of issues stopped it getting full marks, including time waiting for service and spillage that occurred

SV
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The restaurant was understaffed for the number of tables. We had no one greet us and had to go looking for someone to find our table.
We had the theatre to attend next door so had to be on time but we had 90mins. However, our food took ages, we had to ask several times to order. When we did order, our mains were stone cold, the sides were forgotten and we ended up in a rush. It was terrible. The waiter apologised and took one main course off the bill. But we would not go again. Fortunately it did not ruin the rest of our evening.

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

Had a lovely meal with lovely food and an excellent waitress.
The only criticism that we had was that the tables are too close together so you have no personal space and can hear everyone else’s conversations!

BM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service, staff are friendly, polite and talkative; extremely personable. The food was delicious and filling, drinks were superb. All the little things were perfectly in place; serviettes folded, blankets provided for outside dining etc. The view of Tower Bridge was the topper of a wonderful experience. Would recommend to anyone who would like that little luxurious treat.

M
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet a friend for lunch. We didn't feel rushed over our two courses, and everything was delightful. Staff were friendly and the service was good. I would have liked to see more than one option for vegetarians, but what I had (the Halloumi open sandwich) was delicious. If I had been vegan, it might have been a problem. The apple tart is to talk about!!

MA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch. The staff were perfectly patient waiting for our late guests and allowed us to wait without making us feel bad. Lovely food and drinks, nice experience all round

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

The service isn’t that nice to Asian ppl

PK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Booked on a Friday night for a farewell meal with my sister and brother-in-law (from Australia) to be told that the grill wasn't working properly and that no hot food could be served. We decided to stay and choose from what was available. After choosing what we were told we could have we had to change it 3 times before it being served. The service was excellent and the staff could not have done more to try and compensate for the limited menu.

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

Lovely restaurant, with stunning views & a warm buzzing atmosphere. Food was delicious, and piping hot! An ideal venue for a special occasion. Oh and a special mention for The Ivy special G&T... which was amazing!

E
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really nice time for my anniversary with my wife. The waiter was brilliant and the food was exceptional.

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

Great value early bird menu. Excellent choice and delicious food

PB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the champagne afternoon tea which was excellent. The staff were friendly and attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

AL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The food is a bit overpriced but you wouldn't mind due to the great location and views (Tower Bridge and the Tower of London) if the quality was in accordance.
Unfortunately it isn't the case. The lobster risotto didn't taste lobster at all, not even the lobster meat bits. We ordered also the lobster linguine and it was so spicy hot that we have to ask them to take it back to the kitchen (they agreed it wasn't acceptable). They offered to cook it again but we refused (at this point our taste buds were dead) so we asked for a couple of different things. I had the salmon, which was basically tasteless.
As to compensate us for the awful dining experience we were offered ... a free coffee, hooray! which we refused as we just didn't feel as trying anything else.
When the bill cam we noticed that the service charge was included, a whopping £17.50 12.5% I estimated. We didn't even bother to challenge it as we just wanted to leave.
Disappointing is an understatement, it is a place not to come back again and certainly not to recommend.

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

Our waitress, think her name was Sam.( black and white hair) was excellent.

W
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my birthday lunch , was a total surprise and I absolutely loved it . We had a table at 3oc so wasn’t too busy, service , food and watching the world go by along the embankment... brilliant !
I had fish and chips followed by chocolate bomb... both really tasty . Highly recommend

CL
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my third and my dining companion's fifth visit to this particular Ivy. Why do we keep going back? Good food, great cocktails, Ivy Royale is a favourite, and excellent service. One of the few places left where flambe is done at your table, apple tart with calvados flambe, yum! Prices are on the high side for lunch time but the whole experience is worth it. Will be going back for my birthday lunch in late October.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch. Service by Stefano was excellent.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Attentive service , understood its was for a business meet and handled us and the environment very well

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Lovely meal at the Ivy Tower Bridge. When we arrived at 8.30 (late dinner anyway) our table wasn't ready and we were told to go to the bar. When we sat at the bar the bar staff told us to sit on the sofas. We sat on the sofas and it took 20mins to be asked for a drink. Our table was now ready by then so we never got to have a drink in the bar. Food was superb very delicious dishes. The waiters were nice. We were the only ones left at the end and we weren't taking ages to eat didn't even have a dessert and the lights were turned off before 10.30pm we asked them if they were closing and they said no we close at midnight. Just a bit bizarre as we got the feeling we weren't welcome and they wanted us to go. Shame as we really enjoyed the food but didn't feel like we fitted in.

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice venue, good service, tasty food, good service, easy location for London Bridge.

F
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch in the Ivy tower bridge. Great food, great service, great ambiance.

N
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a Business meeting breakfast this was a perfect location right up until 9am when the restaurant became a little too noisy in our section for continued discussions. The quality of food and speed of service was excellent as usual. Will be back.

MY
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food complemented with exceptional service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Was sat by door which proved extremely annoying with waiters comings and goings leaving the door open - could not enjoy the meal as consistently needed to close the door to stop the draught

KR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal the food was great the customer service excellent will visit again very soon

KD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent attentive service, great food and a great view

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