Ivy Market Grill

4.4
5762 reviews
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British
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
The Ivy Market Grill brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden.

Open seven days a week and comprised of a main restaurant, terrace overlooking the bustling piazza and two private dining rooms, The Ivy Market Grill provides the perfect setting for any occasion.

A number of tables remain unreserved throughout the day allowing more people to experience a taste of Ivy magic in both our dining and service. Sample our extensive range of quality food and delicious cocktails at your leisure from breakfast until late, whether you are a local resident, work close by or are simply visiting one of London’s best-loved areas.
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London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An excellent breakfast with attentive service in a wonderful setting.

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DB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner for 4, food all of a decent standard and service reasonably consistent. Enjoyable evening. Very over priced for what we had though, £250 for 4, only 4 alcoholic drinks in that total

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

Food was very good (salmon and asparagus), cocktails were nice if slightly overpriced. All was let down by the terribly slow service and rude staff. I had to ask a waiter to take my starter plate away, and several members of staff were stood chatting rather than attending to tables. It lets down the Ivy brand name, other branches are much better.

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

The service was too pushy. The waiter wanted to take starters and mains order at the same time even though we were not ready. The food was disappointing.

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

The food is rather dull. Always the same and the pre theatre menu which we chose, was frankly quite unpleasant. Gristly over grilled chicken salad, an unbalanced grilled haloumi concoction. It’s over priced. Fills up with all us pre theatre/opera types and takes advantage! Don’t recommend. Chelsea and Kensington are miles better.

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TM
Essex
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre Theatre dinner. Our waiter Vladimir was excellent and attentive. Food was very good as expected. Used main menu as PTD limited.

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DE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were given a table far to small for the 2 of us. We couldn’t fit our tea,coffee, toast, water and glasses on our table and had to use the table next to us for some of the items. What was so wrong is that the Restuarant was very quiet and they should have given us a bigger table. When I mentioned to the waiter we hadn’t enough room as we had different drinks and toast he replied that probably a bigger table would have been better. Meal was nice but could have been hotter especially the beans. My husband and I both agreed the Cumberland sausages were under cooked and we left them. Very polite staff though. Not the experience we had expected as our son who lives in london recommended it.

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

It was perfect

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NB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great experience. Staff were very accommodating. We really enjoyed our meal and the small birthday treat at the end was lovely!

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T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, had brunch, couldn't eat it all. Fresh orange is freshly squeezed. Lovely setting, food,drink,staff

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was curt at best until I finally got up to get my own water and coffee from the bar, while our server was still laughing it up with a table. Our table however was dry on drinks for a while, even though when food was dropped at table nobody came back to refill beverages or asked if we needed anything else. Sub-par service devalued the work of the kitchen.

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DM
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get place to meet friends. Good atmosphere with great staff and good reasonably priced food.
Would definitely recommend.

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MD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, good selection, lovely place however was a shame it is so tightly packed in. You feel very squashed and it hinders the service as the staff are rushed and stretched.

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

Sitting out on a summer evening in Covent Garden was lovely. Food very tasty and well cooked. Verging on the expensive but, hey, you’re in Covent Garden what would you expect!

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

Excellent choice for an evening meal. Very busy as expected creating a good atmosphere. Food choice very good and high quality. Only slight criticism is that wine is expensive but it is London!

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GM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb customer care and awesome atmosphere
Already looking forward to going back

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MF
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Busy Saturday pre theatre booking. Service was haphazard,there were long gaps between seeing the waiter. We ordered drinks then starters then mains, everything arrived within 2 minutes of each other so didn't feel like a meal, more like a buffet. The table was very sticky and needed either a good clean or re varnishing. I think they were very short staffed as they were turning people away but some tables remained empty for thd entire 2 hours we were there

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

Will definately be back and will recommend to all our friends. The food was outstanding and the staff were very efficient and friendly. An overall outstanding experience. It made the evening for our visit to the the Savoy theatre which is a 2 minute walk away. Not a better place around for a pre theatre meal

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MD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience food lovely and service very good

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

Lovely food and atmosphere, great location and good service.

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A
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Bit of a mixed bag. The setting and the staff were very good (waiter was very helpful around my wife’s allergy).

However, while her cooked breakfast was great my Eggs Benedict was very poor. While the eggs were poached well, the rest of it was very dry and under seasoned.

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S
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Service was uneven. We had a nice hostess but our waitress was hot and cold. She really rushed us towards the end - tried to take our plates when one of us had not yet finished. Throwing plates on the table when we asked for some because we wanted to share our desserts - we were too full to have one each! Overall, the place needs to improve on their service.

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

A Great atmosphere, very buzzy, was with my friends and we all thought the food was excellent, a good varied selection. The lobster and samphire Risotto starter was amazing, then I had the salmon which was really tasty, Didn’t quite manage a desert, but they looked yummy
Staff were very attentive! Will definitely return

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ML
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Food portions small. Prices are an extortion. Tasteless food. You are paying to dine at The Ivy and not the food.

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

Excellent service, venue and food. Thank you

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JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at this restaurant is always exemplary and this time the customer service was exceptional. We had dinner booked for 5.15pm but unfortunately our train line was suspended so we called ahead to let them know we were going to be very late. We eventually arrived just before 6pm, quite stressed and let them know that we had to leave by 6.40pm as we were attending the opera house. They sped through our food and drinks order and by 6.15pm we were eating and drinking. Unfortunately we only had time for 1 course but it was as delicious as always, steak cooked to perfection, steak tartare and chips (sublime) and fish cake. Our waiter knew how worried we were about the time and was reassuring and attentive to make our meal very enjoyable, even calming our stress! Such warm, courteous and professional hospitality makes this one of my favourite restaurants and the food is always gorgeous. Love this place!

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LG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb dining experience where everything that you might want of a restaurant is there.

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

Really great meal with friends. We all ordered different dishes and all enjoyed our dishes . House red wine was great and not expensive.

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C
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good and lovely staff. I forgot my phone in the loo and they kept it safe till I could pick it up in the morning.

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F
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely in every way!

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Z
London
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a late lunch here which was lovely. The parfait and salmon and crab open sandwich were delicious. And my rum baba dessert was wickedly tasty.
Service was very good. Definitely recommended.

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JE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food. We have eaten at several of the Ivy restaurants and this was by far the best food. Service was very good but compared to others, particularly Brighton, the decor was a bit gloomy.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We requested a table outdoors because it is so hot in the restaurant and were told we would be moved when one became available. However they continued to sit other people outside throughout the evening and did not come back to us.
Drinks were ordered but forgotten and so was a starter and 2 side dishes. I fail to understand the basic failing when everything is written down at time of ordering.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I, all thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was delicious and great value. The staff couldn’t have been more attentive. I loved the decor which created a wonderful ambiance. I will definitely return later in the year.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had to return the broccoli as it was so hard we couldn’t cut it! Had the fish cake which l’ve previously had at Cobham and the coating wasn’t such a good standard as that at Cobham. Had the rum baba which was delicious though rather stingy on the rum compared to Cobham. At the Market Grill we had a small pot only poured on by our waiter rather than be given to us to pour ourselves. We did have enjoyable evening though.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in a hurry and the waiter was extremely helpful and, without making us feel at all awkward, helped us to choose dishes that would be quick, and made sure that they did come to us within a few minutes. The food was very good and it was nice to sit outside but definitely the service was exceptional. Thank you.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt very comfortable
Treated very well by all staff
Food was lovely
Champagne was yum

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Having enjoyed several of the Ivy Grills I found Covent Garden to be disappointing. We had a poor seat opposite the bar which felt like sitting in a alleyway. The table was very sticky. My drink arrived and we waited another 10 mins for my friends drink after I asked the waitress again. Much confusion ensued. Tiny table so we couldn't have food to share and had to be served like starter and main, then the old plates weren't removed. Food was nice but everything else was disappointing.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lives up to expected high standard and very enjoyable

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PL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived for an early lunch at 12pm and had a good chance to chat with the pleasant waiter. Service was spot on. Food was delicious. Everything looked pristine. Within half an hour the place was full and buzzing. This was my third time there. Will certainly go again.

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