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Ivy Market Grill, London, ENG

Ivy Market Grill

3.9
3.9
18049 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Sibling of the classic Modern European eatery offering walk-in seats in a polished, elegant space.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 170 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–23:30 Sat 09:00–23:30 Sun 09:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    020 3301 0200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion."
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : 020 3301 0200
  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Parking Details
    Nearest car park: Savoy Adelphi Car Park, Savoy Adelphi Garage, Savoy Pl, WC2N 6BL
  • Public Transit
    We are located 5 minutes walk away from Covent Garden Station (Piccadilly line) and 10 minutes away from Leicester Square Station (Piccadilly line, Northern line).<br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • A Toast To Spring

    £27.50 per person

    18 Apr - 21 Apr 2024
    The days are getting longer and lighter and to toast the warmer weather arriving this week we are offering a complimentary glass of red, white or rose wine when you dine from our seasonal three-course ‘Toast to Spring’ menu.
    A Toast To Spring photo
  • Breakfast Set Menu

    £15.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Elevate your mornings with our £15.95 breakfast set menu. Begin your day with a choice of refreshing smoothies and a tempting selection of pastries to start, accompanied by The Ivy Breakfast featuring all the classics.
    Breakfast Set Menu photo
  • £19.17 All-Day Set Menu

    £19.17 per person

    4 Jan - 8 Nov 2024
    Available Monday to Wednesday 11:30 to close and Thursday to Friday 11:30 to 6:30 pm. Elevate your dining experience with our £19.17 All-Day Set Menu. Embark on a culinary journey with our seasonal and classic dishes, and delight in two courses for £19.17 or three courses for £24.17 per person.
    £19.17 All-Day Set Menu photo

What 18,049 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • London

    Most Booked

  • West End London

    Contemporary British

  • West End London

    Most Booked

18,049 Reviews
  1. MariaB

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice food, but our table was very close to the bar and we were short on space, which meant it lacked the usual comfort

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely brunch yesterday with some friends. We had travelled to London to celebrate our 60th birthdays. The staff at the Ivy gave us a nice table and treated us so well. Excellent value for money in London too. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and will continue to dine at Ivy’s around the country. Thank you

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  3. Carole

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was helpful and friendly. The atmosphere was perfect; buzzy without being too noisy. The food was excellent, as usual. I look forward to returning soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant pretheatre meal. We ate from the Friday 1917 menu. Delicious. Attentive staff and good service.

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  5. AlisonQ

    Bedfordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed my meal here service was mainly good and staff lovely and friendly. Good value 1917 menu for Covent Garden but we went all out with wine and bottled water so it was a wee bit expensive but worth it for the venue and the atmosphere. Second visit and will definitely go again.
    Ivy Market GrillResponded today
    Hi AlisonQ, Thank you for your rating! We hope to see you back soon.

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  6. JohnW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. Food, service, value and ambience.
    Ivy Market GrillResponded today
    Hi JohnW, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  7. CathT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience was lovely. Food excellent and service excellent. Lovely venue for ladies at lunch

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and we enjoyed it - however the service wasn’t great. At the end of the meal I realised I’d left my phone in my pocket and told the waitress that I needed to get my coat to be able to pay with my phone. She looked at me suspiciously like something she’d scraped off her shoe, and said that I need to go and ask the lady by the till, while standing there with the card machine in front of my face. In the end I just paid with a spare card I had in my purse but if I hadn’t had it she would have watched me walk to the till, talk to the lady at the till, and then made me stand there and wait for my coat, before paying. It is also overpriced, £101 for two main meals, two desserts, no fruit coolers and a bottle of water for the table.

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  9. AsmaH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As always it has been a delightful day experience at the Ivy, the staff were lovely and the food was good too

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  10. Saffy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect- the food, drinks, service, ambiance. Can’t fault anything at all, they even gave me a profiterole for my birthday! We will definitely be coming back.

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  11. Louise

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very enjoyable experience food was delicious, and the service was excellent we had to add someone to the table as they come at late notice, and it was no problem could not do enough for us.

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  12. ChloeS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a lovely meal but quite crowded and loud. Would go again

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  13. mbsssssssss

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and atmosphere but the food was below average. I had a lobster linguine which made me almost sick. Wine was great.

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  14. EdwardW

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really bad service, won’t be returning I’m afraid

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  15. Carrie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, helpful waiters, great food. All in all lovely time celebrating my birthday with friends.

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  16. Hadcarr

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had Ribeye on the bone…. Awful. The first three pieces I tried to eat was all gristle. Sent it back and requested a Fillet Steak which was fully acceptable…… except when the bill came they tried to charge me for three main courses despite there being only two of us and also tried to charge for the two glasses of complimentary wine which I purposely asked for due to my meal being unacceptable. The manager was very apologetic and rightly so but surely the servers knew what we had received. Because of having to send my meal back it meant that my partner (whose birthday it was) and I ate separately. Not ideal!!! Good atmosphere in the extremely busy restaurant but no excuse as far as we were concerned for the poor quality cut of meat and the equally poor service regarding the bill.

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  17. SueF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was very good. Friendly staff from moment we walked into restaurant. Food great. Thanks.

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  18. Bettina

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were very good. The fish and chips were one of the nicest I’ve had in a long time and were lovely and hot too. The only reason I haven’t rated my visit five stars is because I felt the tables were too close together making it feel very cramped.

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  19. KathrynP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, atmosphere was very good. Pricy for fish and chips.

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  20. NickR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a great restaurant. Lovely calamari and a fabulous monk fish curry. Good value.

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  21. GayO

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time in the Ivy grill and will not be our last. The food was amazing and the presentation beautiful. The server was a little shy and I think may have been a new member of staff. The décor is wonderful. The only disappointment is the service charge goes to the company not the staff so we asked for it to be removed and tipped the waiter instead. Which is a shame the kitchen staff are not rewarded as well.

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  22. TinaM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There was staff everywhere which should be a good thing but one of our group ordered a drink and was delivered an empty glass. We pointed it out to 5 different members if staff over 10+ minutes before the problem was solved. Everyone passed the problem to someone else in the team. Chaotic service which was a shame. Great food tho.

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  23. JaneW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Ivy was very nice, we were seated later than the time we booked but the staff were very apologetic and we received a complimentary glass for fizz. I have also visited The Ivy in West Street which I found much better, not as noisy, as our visit yesterday was for lunch and less formal it was good, I think if I wanted a more intimate meal I would return to West Street.

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  24. AmiM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good range of food options with brunch & main menu. Staff were good, downstairs dining didn’t have much atmosphere whereas upstairs looked better for the daytime

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  25. KamM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall enjoyable experience, only let down by the state of the toilets, when I told them more soap was needed in the disabled toilet, the waiter looked at my legs as if to say “you’re not disabled” (I have terminal cancer and this was a one off treat as I don’t get out much). I explained I didn’t have to look disabled 🤷🏻‍♀️ He told me I could use the other ladies.. but still didn’t replace the soap!

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  26. Crinfish

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but dreadful service! We had to ask 4 times and wait over 20mins just to get the toast that came with our breakfasts. By the time it arrived it was almost pointless! Staff really didn’t seem interested and then had the nerve to serve the table next to us their toast after the 2nd time we reminded them. It was also very disappointing for a restaurant with a high end brand based in Covent Garden to use cheap looking teabags instead of loose leaf.

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  27. PhilipR

    London

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy tobve back at The Ivy Market Grill, great meal as usual

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  28. LizA

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just wasn’t special. Very small portion the mash with the sea bass was a teaspoonful the shrimp sauce tepid, when I told them they just said sorry. Felt just like a chain meal. The Manchester Ivy is much more polished. I had a side of heritage tomatoes which was lovely but about 2 tomatoes cut up for 5:95 I feel extremely over priced.

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  29. RichardM

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue food was great service was ok just a shame you are made to pay a service charge

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  30. DeborahG

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautifully decorated, nice cocktails, lovely unique menu options, attentive staff. Tables were way too close.

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  31. TimR

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent choice for a pre theater dinner. Food was excellent and well presented. Minor concerns were the volume of the music, a bit too loud, and a delay in getting a drink from the bar in a timely manner. Will be back if in London again.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The door staff were welcoming, and our main course (the monk fish curry) was excellent. We felt disappointed overall as we were sat at a tiny table at the back of the restaurant, squished in next to the bar and the toilet. We felt in the way, and awkward, especially with staff having to lift trays over our heads to get by, sadly it wasn’t the pleasant dining experience that we expected. Shame, as we booked well in advance for a special occasion.

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  33. KarenH

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was poor quality, classic shepherd's pie was disgusting - resembled a poor quality cheap supermarket ready meal. Takes too small and not able to have bottle on table

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  34. Jani

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless experience from start to finish. Good amazing-creative and enjoyable twists on classics

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  35. RogerW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We throughly enjoyed our meal sitting at the bar. The staff were very helpful and polite. Look forward to visiting again.

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  36. GordonD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't give enough praise. We were welcomed with smiles and professional, high quality service. The food was beyond excellent and the location and atmosphere in the restaurant really superb. Our visit was a birthday celebration and we were made to feel so special. Great value when you consider the high standards set by everyone involved.... Well done all at The Market Grill.

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  37. JonathonW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, ambiance and food. My favourite restaurant in Covent Garden.

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  38. AnneR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A restaurant offering superb service which was friendly and fun I think the menu could be more varied with more finesse. My favourite day to day restaurant is Cote and it offers a much better range on menu That said my friends and I had a lovely time And can you tell me who makes those amazing jackets Many thanks to all staff

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  39. TanyaC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and starter was very quick to be served!

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  40. PAMELA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    our table for 4 people was too near the bar and the table behind us. our chairs were nearly touching. our table was also on route to the toilets. would not like to be sat in the same place again especially when we had visited for my grand-daughters and my own birthday lunch before the theatre.

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Ivy Market Grill is rated 3.9 stars by 18049 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 170 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ivy Market Grill

1a Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, ENG WC2E 8PS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–23:30 Sat 09:00–23:30 Sun 09:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Nearest car park: Savoy Adelphi Car Park, Savoy Adelphi Garage, Savoy Pl, WC2N 6BL
  • Public Transit
    We are located 5 minutes walk away from Covent Garden Station (Piccadilly line) and 10 minutes away from Leicester Square Station (Piccadilly line, Northern line).
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sean Burbidge
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 3301 0200
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion."
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : 020 3301 0200
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