Ivy Cafe - Marylebone

4.5
3522 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Ivy Café, Marylebone presents a relaxed yet stylish dining experience offering an accessible all-day menu in a friendly, neighbourly environment.

Open seven days a week, The Ivy Café, Marylebone brings some of the familiarity of The Ivy brand to the ceaselessly chic Marylebone Lane, providing the perfect setting for any occasion.

A number of tables remain unreserved throughout the day allowing you to sample our range of café-style menus at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or shopping in the area.
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JulieP
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time. Lovely food, great service and a very nice atmosphere.

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Sondi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance, very friendly staff. Welcomed our birthday girl like a queen. Would 100% recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute booking, glad we did. Welcoming staff, nice food and great value. Highly recommended

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Zayd
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food with excellent service, nice relaxed ambience and reasonable value

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JoyH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made so welcome by front of house. Service was attentive and discreet. And the food was delicious.
Will definitely be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Muy bien restaurante, lleno de gente pero tan ruidoso que no se podía platicar.

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Janie
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We only wanted one course fish cakes excellent with salad and frites.

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Mystique
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Marlybone Cafe is always a wonderful experience. The staff are truly exceptional from chefs to waiters to rubbish removal.

Lovely people!

For that reason, I go as often as when I am in the area.

Elaine

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vipGHYD
London
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Last 3 times the wines were warm and the service was poor.

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RowsonW
London
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice environment and food great. Service was good but had to ask couple of times for more wine from bottle we’d bought that was chilling in ice bucket away from table

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BowBow
London
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I have been here many time service was slow which I have no problem with but it would have be nice every so often to check if we need more drinks was only offered drinks and water when we sat down.

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RoyD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch and were able to book on the day. Great food, amazing service- everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been very well looked after by Anna Marie and Veli and the female general manager despite Restaurant being unbelievably busy for a Tuesday night. Great atmosphere and good honest service from under pressure but genuine people. Thank you

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TinaB
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

It was overcrowded and I felt like we were just a number. Absolutely nothing special

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davidevan
London
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although I have visited a number of the Ivy restaurants, this was my first visit to the Ivy Cafe - Marylebone. I like very much the ambience and style of the Cafe. Service was great and the food excellent. We ate at just gone 6pm and the Cafe was fairly quiet, however it picked up considerably at about 7pm. I will be going back!

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BBab
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very attentive. Good food

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ChloeB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Terrible table by a till where I was constantly knocked in the elbow by servers using the till to plug in orders. Waitress was over familiar and poor. Food great as ever.

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Babette
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Calm quiet atmosphere with no background music. We had a nice meal served by an efficient and attentive waitress. Enjoyed our pre-dinner cocktails. Food was good.

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vipSamanthaM
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great for a business meeting; was quiet the day we went. Have the cream tea and was lovely. Good value too.

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Elephantintheroom
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our first visit to an Ivy, and we had a good time. Only (and slight) criticism was that, friendly and cheerful as the service was, it wasn't quite as efficient as it tried to appear, and drinks were slow in arriving.

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CatherineD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely birthday celebration in a fabulous restaurant - great atmosphere and service. Also treated to a birthday profiterole 😊

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FatDog
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Would recommend.

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Hepiffie
London
20 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relaxed and pleasant atmosphere for a weekend breakfast with great service

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Zorro
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was not open and the team were all sitting outside as they couldn’t open the door.

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Lara
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Average food, the best were the desserts, wonderful apple pie

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TraceyR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and value for money we were celebrating a birthday and staff were so lovely

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DawnW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff could not do enough to make everything perfect for us.
Great evening

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SallyJ
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always at an Ivy Brasserie restaurant we couldn’t fault the service, food and ambiance. I haven’t been to the Marylebone restaurant before and was a bit disappointed that tables were so close together - more space between tables would be appreciated. Also, the noise levels were off the scale, but that seems to be the way things are these days with modern restaurants.

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LuisR
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Was seated in the smallest table ever next to a wall and a table almost joined to us with young toddlers who’s guardians chose to consent full access to roam around restaurant whilst other diners ate. This relaxed parental attitude resulted in wife being kicked continually by the toddlers sliding on and off the bench seat and bumping into our table as they played. The guardians oblivious to this as they kept up with the latest on Instagram and glued to mobiles. Staff aware of chaos, but did nothing.

Food was terribly expensive and nothing spectacular, made all the worse by eating it in a rush to leave the restaurant. The first ever time I have asked for service to be removed from my end bill as a protest at the cost for what was an awful dining experience. Gut wrenching to pay close on £50 a head when considering what was ordered.

We started with a very poor Cheese soufflé that tasted like a terribly executed scrambled egg with cheese,…. This was never a soufflé texture! A prawn cocktail with more salad and dressing, than actual prawn. This was followed by a Main course of Lobster Linguine, again lobster pieces counted on one hand for a £29 dish selection, and a burger with cheese, bacon that was way inferior to other burgers I’ve had at less prestigious locations and at half the price. 1 Bottle of still water and 1 small bottle of lager.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and decor.
Lovely food.
Superb and attentive staff.

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BarryM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food but service not up to the standard of previous visits, maybe just having a bad day or staff that did not seem to know what each other were doing, but will still return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was a little rushed. Our mains came before we had eaten our starters so that was a bit awkward. The waiter also tapped his fingers on the table whilst I was ordering which is incredibly rude.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From being greeted at the door through our whole time at the Ivy, we had a tremendous experience this weekend. The food, service and setting was first class and I look forward to our next brunch visit.

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JuliaO
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so attention - a lovely experience

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Jonno
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delightful ambience and excellent service. Look forward to returning.

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DavidN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the lunch very much and will come again. The noise level is extreme however with very loud customers to our right.

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vipLocalfoodie2
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best dining experience in London

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RobertC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time dining at the Ivy Cafe and from the moment the maitre d' greeted me and my partner, we were made to feel special and valued customers. The food was uniformly superb and came in generous portions. We had zucchini friti 'for the table' which were light and crispy and very moreish. For starters we had the truffled mushrooms and prawn cocktail which were both delicious. My minute steak main was prepared exactly as I ordered and my partner's grilled halloumi was very satisfying. The bottle of primitivo we had with our meal was decently priced and very nicely balanced. We would have ordered dessert but were pre-empted by some gratis profiteroles, offered to mark the anniversary we were celebrating - a lovely and classy touch. We did have a couple of cocktails to round off the evening - an espresso martini and a maple spiced manhattan - which were well-made and finished off our evening perfectly. A wonderful evening and we'll certainly be back!

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LizH
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant, a real buss if a little noisy. Efficient, attentive staff. Good range of menu choices and nice sized portions, particularly the Creme Brulee 😉

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vipDaveC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our waitress had no personality the staff seemed to rush you to leave. They were out of stock on two red wines by the glass and only offer 5. I would not recommend for dinner. It was also extremely hot in the Resteraunt. Overall big disappointment

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Ivy Cafe - Marylebone is rated 4.5 stars by 3522 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.