Ivy Cafe - Marylebone

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British
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  • Brunch
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Too warm, and did not get my order right two times

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

Lovely brunch with my sister. Took a little while to arrive but was delicious.

JD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You get what you pay for. Expensive (for me anyway) but overall a pleasant experience. I couldn't afford to go there every week but when I do it is always nice. And located in a beautiful part of Central London. After the meal we had a pleasant summer evening stroll to Baker Street Station. The only criticism I would have is that the Shepherd's Pie, lovely though it is, doesn't amount to much; by volume, calories, substance or pretty much any other criterion. On second thoughts I would downgrade 'criticism' to 'quibble'.

CH
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This particular Ivy always delivers although our waiter seemed a bit distracted and robotic last Friday evening. Beyond that, great kitchen, speedy service and great value! Great manager, super experience every time.

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

Service out of this world, breakfast (eggs Benedict and breakfast pastries) devine and at a very reasonable price.

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

We were pressurized into ordering food quickly and constantly felt like we had to justify ourselves being there. Whilst we were eating our starter the main course turned up, on realizing the error of his ways the waiter quickly took it away and it clearly got shoved under some heat lamps in the kitchen whilst we finished our starter. When my main course reappeared it in no way resembled the rare minute steak I had ordered, it was tough as old boots and tasted of acid.

On the plus side the dessert was good and they did bring me a small Happy Birthday tart which I thought was a nice touch...however I did pay up for it! Not the best Ivy Cafe I have eaten at.

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

Terrific but noisy
Food delicious
Service efficient and polite without being obtrusive.

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

The evening was absolutely lovely - perfect for a relaxed dinner with dear friends.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After being on the planet for 47 years, Simply the best lunch I have ever had!
The Rum Baba, blew my mind and transported me back to my childhood. Without doubt a must try item.
Allow the host to pour the rum, they know what they're doing!

BG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast. Tables quite close together so can be noisy at busy times

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, vibrant, classic London brasserie style

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant surroundings. Good food and good service. Conveniently situated for the West End and Marylebone.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Absolutely horrendous brunch. We all felt sick afterwards.

CC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great venue to catch up with friends. The Ivy Café - Marylebone has a brilliant ambiance and delicious food that caters for a wide variety of palates. Service is excellent - speedy without being intrusive. Would definitely recommend this place and can't wait to come again.

OT
London
39 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was ok, but service was very slow. Disappointed by the experience

NC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Glamourous excellent breakfast spot. Impeccable service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We celebrated my partner’s birthday breakfast, and the food was amazing, service was quick, and staff were friendly. Definitely will come back again :)

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, good decor, good service, good food, reasonably priced

WC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere. Reasonable value for money. Great location.

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

It's a brilliant restaurant,food and service are great!
it's just a little bit noisy at night... we have to shout to each other actually:)

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for any occasion, great food and good location.

SR
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 ladies for Brunch on a Sunday Morning- lovely atmosphere very friendly staff and great food.....always a treat!

FW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect venue for a special night out. Attentive service in sophisticated restaurant with excellent food and drinks.

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

After visiting the Ivy Cafe several times over the past 2 years, unfortunately our recent visit did not come close to any previous experiences. The food was excellent as always, the team behind the bar did a splendid job, though the waiters run around, look but do not see.

From starter to main only took 19 seconds after clearing the table, though desert was a 35 minute wait. The rush rush setting was dominated by the Italian manager as it seems, no managing but running around himself hoping to resolve the mess. He served our table once, was very impolite and was immediately offended after a friendly suggestion.

We do not eat out just because of the food. Ambience and service are key.
Too many options in London to visit them again. Choose wisely :)

RB
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The Ivy was excellent. Haven't been to this one before but knew it would be to the same high standard as the others I have been to. The food was excellent and good value. I marked noise level lower as it was noisy due to some of the other guests so it is an unfair question as this was not in the control if the restaurant. It was overall very enjoyable

SH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Was meeting friends I had not seen for many years and was rather over excited. I ordered and paid for a bottle of fizz to greet them with. I stupidly didn't look at the bill. An automatic service charge was added - for a bottle of wine! Disappointed in Ivy Cafe. Other than that, the food was good, staff friendly and efficient. Sadly we were told as we were paying that our table was booked again in five minutes.

OT
London
35 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning services with a smile. look forward to returning soon.

C
London
43 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a business breakfast at the Ivy. Good food, good service, excellent coffee!

a
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, cocktails fav as well! Loved it

TJ
London
19 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, good food, wife loved it, me happy. Recommended

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

I cannot praise the service, the food and the atmosphere enough, myself and friends had a fabulous night and I would recommend to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal had by all. Shepherds Pie never a disappointing meal :)

JG
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely girly relaxing lunch before going to the theatre. We both really enjoyed the Shepherds Pie.

OT
London
34 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

brilliant service and great atmosphere, all the food was great

OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely service here! We had a good time!

FB
Jersey
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, efficient service, pleasant decor, and all at a very reasonable price by central London standards. The major problem for me, sadly, was the noise level which made it difficult to conduct a conversation until the lunchtime rush had abated. A great shame.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Smelt like a hospital , too cramped, too loud and bad lighting

TW
Leicestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service ands a lively buzzy atmoshere

ST
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty but my friend had an item missing from her plate. It was not a large portion so we had to order additional items otherwise we would have left hungry. Desert was good and better value. Venue noisy and unbelievably the toilet seat was broken with the toilets, stairs and decor looking grubby and shabby. Not at all in keeping with the reputation of the restaurant. The service was very good, staff friendly and efficient but location and main course did not meet our expectations. We could have had a much better lunch at a Michelin star restaurant for a similar price

DR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I mistakenly thought all Ivy cafes had the same menu and booked afternoon tea as was meeting a uni friend I hadn’t seen for 20 years. The waiter bought us pots of tea then had a long wait before some burnt scones arrived. I had expected and asked for the full ‘tea’ experience with the big cake stand etc but it turns out this branch doesn’t do it as the kitchen was too small. This wasn’t mentioned until the scones arrived. All a bit embarrassing for me as my friend had travelled from Wales! If I’d had known we would have ordered lunch instead.

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