The Ivy Tower Bridge

4.1
2711 reviews
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British
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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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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable staff, wonderful food and view!

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DL
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Everything was great but my friend got sick the day after. It was the shrimp. But everything was great!

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

I go here quite a lot - have to say I found our waiter a bit strange this time and unhelpful - however food and views still great so I’m sure was just a one off. Perfect place for breakfast.

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A
London
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic night, the food, wine and service were fantastic. Starters, the Duck Salad and Tempura Prawns and Salt & Pepper Squid. Mains, Blackened Cod and the fish cakes were fantastic, followed by Espresso Martini’s....lovely

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p
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall very good BUT for-Too higher level of voice levels and tables too close together for one to one conversations.Understand the commercial motivation for such BUT spacier tables with fewer people would enhance experience.Need not be too many taken out.

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

Excellent dining experience. Visited the restaurant in the afternoon. Good food and value.Very attentive staff made us feel special.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely location, good food, excellent service but rather noisy as I could scarcely hear hear the waiter explain the ‘ specials’ and I kept having to ask my guests to repeat their conversation. This is particularly difficult when English is not the first language of guests.

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H
London
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, nice staff, I loved the Art Deco inspired interior. Nice cocktails too!

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

Great for a business breakfast, lovely service and atmosphere

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for breakfast with a friend for her birthday and had a lovely time, food was delicious and good potions size! Amazing views

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L
London
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great zlocation excellent menu and very good service

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W
London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great location, convenient for Bridge Theatre. We chose off set menu - steak at £3.95 supplement was not good value, a very thin piece of tough meat. The other food was good though. Our bill included 2 cocktails we hadn’t had but luckily we spotted it

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

Went for pre theatre dinner. Chose from the set menu- was told soup was changed, then changed again.Main course fish was also off and chose alternative. Food was ok but rather sluggish so we were on the minute for theatre next door.

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

Food was delicious. The atmosphere was lovely but the service was poor. The waitress who serve my table was not friendly, no smile and not provide any good service at all. Also, I ordered a glass of prosecco with one of your waitor and it never arrived. However, the overall is good and I will come back, just improve your service that it would be perfect.

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CN
London
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Feels nothing like a chain.

Food, service and ambiance all excellent. Perfect for both lunch and dinner. Especially recommend the shepherd's pie - delicious. Good portion size and the accompanying wine gravy is perfect. An Ivy icon dish apparently.

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked last minute a table. It was very inside, I asked them to change got a much better table. At lunch they have a lunch menu 2 course £16.5 or 3 course £21 very good deal. I choose 2 course. Main a nice fish and dessert a lemon parfait that was amazing. Service in ivy is always great. Food as well. Definitely I Always recommend the group.

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

I had a nice catch up with a friend and her new baby. Everything was good.

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

The food was fine but the service was very poor and the waiting staff pretty rude.

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

Great experience and very attentive service will definitely recommend it and will be back

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DD
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An excellent place for pre theatre meal for the Bridge Theatre. Went for a friend's 70th birthday and it was really special for her.

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

Amazing service. Especially pleased and pleasantly surprised at how baby friendly the establishment is. Food and ambiance were top notch.

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

The people at the Ivy always make us feel welcome. They're attentive without being intrusive and are friendly but professional. This is one of my favourite places to eat near the office.

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NM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

my request for a table upstairs as this was a special occasion being my wife's birthday was rejected on arrival as we were informed there was a function going on which there wasn't as I check mid way through our meal. we were given a window table next to the waiters stand which had high activity and wasn't relaxing at all, we were constantly badgered for our menu selection and when it arrived was of poor quality for such high prices. Definitely not going back.

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C
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A nice location and ambiance near the Tower Bridge and good for after work or pre or post theatre in the southbank. The IVY is one of many that have sprung up around town(not sure the ownership structure) but they do a nice job and you can be fairly confident that it will be a pleasant dining experience and value for money. Having said that, it is a franchise so consistent, pleasant and an diverse menu but wont knock your socks off

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SC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting & great food. Service was just a little slow but then they were very busy. Bit pricey but good for a special occasion.

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

This spot is right next to the Bridge Theater, which was very convenient for our plans. It is in the shadow of the London Bridge, with a view of the Tower of London across the Thames. The service and welcome was great, even after we called to say we were on the wrong side of the river, and would they hold our reservation! The monkfish and prawn curry was remarkable. The prices were very reasonable, given the quality and the location.

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S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Ivy Cafes before. This was by far the best. The very broad and appealing menu is the same so I imagine it’s the quality of the cooking that made the difference. Everything was delicious, including a vegetarian option. The service was quick and responsive and pleasant. The decor is very similar to other Ivy cafes but the view here is spectacular. Perfect for pre Bridge theatre supper

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N
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went here for a pre-theatre (Bridge) meal. Nice atmosphere, good menu, good food and value for money which was a pleasant surprise given the fantastic tourist location.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredibly good service - lovely food and brilliant location. The ONLY reason I didn’t give it five stars across the board is that there was only one option suitable for brunch for myself as a vegan and the portion size compared to vegetarian options was incredibly small. Whilst very delicious I didn’t leave full which was a shame! Other than that wonderful place

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LE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Views were great. Food was average but prices were good so can't complain there.

My one complaint was it took 25mins to get served two hot chocolates (we didn't complain as it was busy!) but with a restaurant so established I think we were expecting better service.
The people behind us had to chase up their breakfast tea, saying they'd been waiting half an hour for it, so we know we weren't the only people unimpressed with the slow service.

Venue itself (decor etc.) was lovely. Would give it another chance.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was lukewarm, asked for a good table as it was my daughters 21st birthday, got a table beside the door and got all the traffic coming into the restaurant.
Didn’t acknowledge the birthday celebration despite making a special visit to the restaurant to request a good table - poor for The Ivy

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and top notch service

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DD
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great evening - sadly one of the 4 meals was poor but they did everything possible to put it right. Could not fault them for their efforts in placating us. Fantastic service, fantastic ambience and great value. Strongly recommend.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food in lovely environment . Perfect pre theatre meal before visiting the Bridge Theatre next door

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really good service and a good value menu. A little noisy though as the sound bounces off the interior.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had high hopes and they were, if anything, exceeded. Excellent service, with every member of staff polite, friendly, relaxed and absolutely focused on our experience from beginning to end. The food was really superb; fresh and portion sizes generous. Great vibe, busy and happy. It’s also in an enviable location right next to Tower Bridge, looking over to the Thames. My husband and I were both seriously impressed and can’t wait to return. Highly recommended.

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CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A welcoming, elegant dining venue in a great location. Good value for money too!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic afternoon tea. Very helpful staff. Great place great atmosphere.

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BK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious as always. Our waitress was not that great, a bit heavy handed and not very personable. However towards the end of our visit she left and our new waiter was much better. The drinks waiters were also all really good as were the team at reception. I would return here but sitting in the Orangeries instead. We asked for a view of the bridge which they gave us but actually the table was quite cramped and the orangeries was a much nicer space. Overall a lovely lunch. Thanks!

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The dinner started off in a very disappointing way when our food was served all at different times, some waiting 15 minutes for their sides and others being served completely wrong dishes. Two out of nine orders were correct.
The only redeeming feature was the well-mannered service and the friendly manner in which the waiters patiently heard our numerous complaints.

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