The Ivy Tower Bridge

4.3
1557 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasions
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.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
British, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 8am-12.30am
(Last food order 11pm)
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 9am-12.30am
(Last food order 10pm)
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Phone number
020 3146 7722
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Sean Burbidge
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Public Transit
The restaurant is a 7 minutes walk from London Bridge tube station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch
What 1558 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

Overall service was disappointing,not like the other branches we have been to before. Food was okay, not mind blowing. Will not be returning to this one unfortunately

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great evening, accommodated an additional person for dinner. Food and service excellent.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Starter came after main, no napkin on the table and cottage pie main was starter size

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant is well located for pre theatre dinner for the Bridge. Service was efficient and speedy. The food was adequate. Carpaccio looked a little tired. Good sourdough bread.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The waiter went out of his way to get us served in time for the theatre. We were very impressed.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Very unlike other Ivy’s, service here VERY slow. Needed several prompts to get our order delivered correctly and still not totally as requested - had lost the will to live by the finish. Seemed short staffed and, whilst pleasant, inexperienced. Not a relaxing meal.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We felt that the restaurant was super busy and a bit chaotic. However, the food was very good and although the service was friendly we did have to keep reminding them that we were going to the theatre as the delays made us a bit anxious. The location is wonderful.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Ivy Cafe both here and in Kings Road has appalling entrance service - queuing to get to a reserved table with an indifferent hostess in both restaurants is not the best entree to a good meal. The customer is not priority at the beginning. Once inside, though the space is lovely and the food very good. Service was OK, but we had to work at it a bit. But friendliness is not expensive to demonstrate.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Didn't start off to well as we had a lady complaining about her lunch time meeting but after that all was excellent

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

Fourth visit here and gradually been more and more disappointed as our first 2 visits were great.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I’a huge fan of THE IVY and have dined there on many occasions. I was a little wary when I heard the restaurant’s owners were planning to roll out the Ivy concept all over the UK because I was concerned about the reputation of the iconic mother restaurant being diminished through this diffusion line of restaurants. I need not have worried. I dined at the Ivy brasserie in Brighton a couple of months ago and had a really enjoyable lunch and this time, at my local Ivy at Tower Bridge I was similarly pleased with the experience.
I reserved a table for two in the morning for lunch the same day. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived but it wasn’t overwhelmingly noisy. Service was everything I’d come to expect from this group of restaurants, although there as slight hiccup with the first courses arriving before our aperitifs. That was quickly sorted and from then on we had a really excellent meal.
We started with a couple of cocktails. Our first courses were a raw salad and a duck salad. This was followed by steak tartare with fries and steak with egg and side salad. We finished by sharing a cheese board. We washed all of this down with a nice bottle of Gruner Veltliner, tap water and two double espressos. The bill came to a very reasonable £138.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food! Good service. Friendly and welcoming staff

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

I really enjoy the location, décor, food and service at this Ivy and have recommended it to friends. This was my second visit. The only improvement I would recommend would be an improvement in the acoustics as it does tend to get rather noisy, making conversation difficult with others at the table (we were a party of 6). I will definitely come again.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We booked for a 8pm table. Planned to have drinks at the bar, but they were too busy with theatre goers for the Bridge theatre. We were asked to go elsewhere.
We were shown to a table. I could see a table of 4 being shown to a table next to is and ordering and eaitng well before us, even though they arrived 15mins after us.
The service was poor. Very difficult to get a waiter. We were really hungry by 920pm when the food came but one was delayed. That meant we all sat 5 of us atarring at our food whilst it went cold.
The food and wine were reasonable and tasty. We had enough to eat. Nothing too special.
We asked twice for the air conditioning to be switched off or down because we were shivering.
They eventually said it would take 15mins to get warmer.
By then after the main course we left at 1020pm because we had to wait ages for the waiter to appear again.
May go back as its is a lovely site with good views. please get more staff!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Booked for birthday dinner. Fantastic table on the 1st floor with amazing views of the London skyline.
Very attentive waiters but not imposing.
Food selected was delicious and plentiful.
Loved the Ivy G&Ts...refreshing.
The cake ordered for our daughter was great, fresh and light. Remainder was boxed up to take home.
I have been to the different Ivy restaurants and have never been disappointed, this one just gets my 1st choice due to the amazing views.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Another great evening at The Ivy. Look forward to our next visit!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Bearing in mind they are next to the Bridge Theatre and people dining between 18:00 - 19:15 may be on a tight schedule, it would be worth checking if customers are going to the theatre and serve faster. We have up waiting to order desert.
Great Cocktails, but no area ( apart from a few stools at the bar) to enjoy before being seated at your table.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal, very good wine, attractive decor. We were told our table had a good view, which was true for the person facing the river. The second guest was unfortunately facing the wall. I would recommend when booking to request a table at the front of the room where there is a view for all guests.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a very enjoyable meal for our Wedding Anniversary, very comfortable, lovely menu choice, exemplary waiting staff, front of house staff very friendly too, food was amazing, very good value and best of all, there was no hurrying you along for your table....perfect evening and will definitely return on our next trip to London!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Booked for our Daughter’s 21st. We had afternoon tea... the table was a little small for all the tea pots etc and we weren’t sure if we could have got refills. One scone missing but tbh the person didn’t mind only having one as it happened. The scones were warm and delicious. They accommodated a food dislike .. although didn’t replace with an alternative so just had a finger of bread and butter! We loved the decor and the staff were attentive and friendly. The overall experience was one we would like to have again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great brunch in this beautifully designed space right by Tower Bridge, with an excellent riverside view of the Tower and the city. Lovely staff, excellent food, gorgeous drinks. Try the chocolate bombe - it’s literally the bomb. Def coming back!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

As local residents we've now visited several times and really wanted to love it but I'm afraid it just isn't good enough and is in great danger of doing irreparable damage to the 'Ivy' brand. The food is absolutely fine but the service and ambiance are terrible. Throughout the evening a procession of kitchen staff wander through the middle of the restaurant wearing blue plastic gloves and carrying large black plastic washing-up bowls - it's like eating in a staff canteen. Worse than that is the service which is slow, inattentive, not very friendly and inaccurate - why do waiters try to show off by not writing down orders and then making a mess of it by forgetting things or ordering the wrong things? We had to complain several times during the meal about the slow service (including having to ask for the bill 3 times!) but this was not acknowledged and no apology was offered. The restaurant was busy and so I suppose complacency has set in.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great evening and meal. Beautiful view of tower bridge by night which was a highlight as we were taking friends from the USA for dinner. Service was top notch and we all loved our meals and wine.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The welcome and service was very friendly and efficient. Food was yummy and well presented, albeit not super special. Atmosphere was nice, buzzing, but without impairing conversation.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great location and pleasant friendly service

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Overall dinner was good. There was a noisy hen party nearby but the head waiter dealt with this very efficiently and effectively so it didn't bother us for long. Food was good although my chicken milanese was swamped with so many rocket leaves I had to pick my way through to find the small portion of chicken below; the sauce was poured on top rather than on the side so all in all the chicken was a bit soggy, as were most of the chips! Prawn cocktail was excellent and the apple tart, as always, was crisp and delicious, flambeed with calvados...it's worth going if only for the tart! The room is very attractive and, although large, is split so that it doesn't feel overwhelmingly so. All staff were friendly and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

After a matinee of Alan Bennett's Alleluja at the Bridge Theatre
Our 2nd visit because the first was one was so good
This one not as much - my wife's salmon requested well done came undercooked
The second one slightly overcooked but the asparagus truly undercooked
Bill came charging us for 2 salmons - would have expected dessert or a glass of wine to be comped but this said service friendly
Risk that male servers get trapped by loud hen parties or tarty women

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service, good food and good atmosphere. Will come again!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food ambience and setting were all good but the service was extremely slow. Staff very pleasant and attentive when you were eventually served. We were there about 20 minutes when we managed to get the waiters attention to please take our drinks order. We were there at 4pm on Sunday and it wasn't super busy warranting having to wait so long to be served. Otherwise a most enjoyable afternoon and I would go again

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very enjoyable experience, good venue and lovely food

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very pleasant with a magnificent view from upstairs dining room window of life om river and very convenient for Bridge Theatre

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great waiter, really attentive and helpful.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Quick service. Staff very attentive and kind. We had breakfast and the portion sizes were big and the food was delicious! Will definitely go back on my next trip to London!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was fantastic great food and the views are stunning

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very classy with an amazing view , the staff were very friendly and professional

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food, location and views were all very good but sadly let down by service. They assured us that they weren’t understaffed but we felt neglected. I booked on-line and you are requested to select an occasion/add a special request - I duly advised that we were celebrating my daughter’s birthday however this was not acknowledged by the restaurant at all. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very nice evening, lovely location in the shadows of tower bridge. Food goood , staff attentive but not intrusive, not too noisy so. Could. Chat quite. Easily. Prices not too bad for London. Would recommend.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Unremarkable food but good service. Shame that the corner table was a tricky setting for 3.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Average chain food at upmarket prices. My favourite was 'heritage' tomatoes that were tasteless cheap supermarket product.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Ivy. It was comfy and the service was excellent. The view was beautiful and will definitely be returning.

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