Ivy Market Grill

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5978 reviews
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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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C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea at the Ivy is fabulous. I am a serious fan of afternoon tea and think the Ivy offers the most delicious and the best value for money. Was a pleasure to visit on our London visit. The Ivy at Spinningfields in my home city of Manchester is equally as good.

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

This was our 30th anniversary and it could not have gone better. The food was lovely and the service impeccable
We will come again

SW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dined at both this restaurant and the West Street one I prefer the atmosphere and friendliness of the staff here.

Food was well presented and delicious.

We dressed up for the occasion and it was a bit disappointing to see some people wearing trainers and sportswear.

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

Our first visit to the Ivy and we were very impressed. The welcome and the service throughout the meal was of a high standard. The food was well presented and good quality. I will definitely be back and would recommend to friends and family.

s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent sevice; waiters were very courteous and attentive. Afternoon tea was delicious and good pricing

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

Excellent all-round. Highly recommend

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

The place itself is very well appointed. The staff are friendly and helpful. The noise level was more that of a very crowded pub. Unfortunately we were sat next to a table of very loud drunken men with foul mouths. The poor waitresses were subject to drunken old men flirting, and we couldn't hear ourselves speak. If you want a lovely steak, and don't mind the noise of a busy pub I would recommend, if you prefer more of a relaxed atmosphere then I wouldn't.

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

First time visitors, service excellent, menu very good, thoroughly enjoyed our 3 delay courses. Will definitely go back.

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

No a great start.
We arrived 45 minutes early with a small child and an elderly person being part of our party.
Having been walking around all day and rather tired we were hoping to get some drinks before being seated at our table.

However the staff very bluntly sent us away and were not at all accommodating or friendly let alone welcoming.
Even though we could see spare tables available at the time.

Afternoon tea was enjoyed however we had rather burnt scones which they had tryed to cover up by putting sugar all over them... unfortunately you could still taste the burnt bits.

The waitress who served us was pleasant.

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

bad seats , no room to move or eat and felt rushed

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

A really nice meal with a very attentive waiter and we didn't feel rushed in the slightest. Very enjoyable and would recommend. Will definitely be visiting again.

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

Always the best place to celebrate with friends, great menu, sumptuous wine list and unique ambience. Love it! PS Book in advance it’s always busy

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

Excellent meal out, it was an event.

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

Celebrating both our Birthdays... Great location, beautiful restaurant, lovely food and staff. Thank you

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

Lovely buzzy atmosphere for an early lunch before a visit to the Ballet... great service, good food & reasonable value for money! Will definitely recommend & definitely go again!

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

Great food great service, we arrived early and was greeted with a pleasant smile and service to match.

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

Lovely place for breakfast, food was great, service was very good would definitely recommend will be back again.

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

Unfortunately there were tables of children all around our table. The hostess must ensure that families are sat together in a section of the restaurant, not by a table of 2. Totally ruined a usually nice experience.

D
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly good service, the see bass was very good, the lamb a liitle salty

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

Lovely food and sensible prices and our waiter was excellent, attentive and very courteous. We were not rushed out and had a bottle of house rose which was good value and tasted great.

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

We are regulars at the ivy market grill. The food is great and the service really attentive, but not so pressuring as to be uncomfortable. We were going to be 3 but our 3rd couldn’t come. The table for 3 was actually difficult to hear across. We were happy to move to free up the table and enjoyed sitting at the banquette table. We were able to have our conversation without hearing our neighbours. The espresso martinis are great

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

It was a great evening. We enjoyed the food.

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

My only negative was the chips were cold and the herb salad, presentation wasn’t very appetising. The rest was fantastic

TP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A nice enough meal but expensive for what we had. Service was very good.

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

Walked right into a very busy restaurant so glad I pre-booked with opentabke.co.uk as my table was ready and waiting. Staff were attentive and food was excellent as per usual 10/10

L
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post matinee dinner. We had booked and the show overran but I called and they kept the table. Service was typical of the Ivy; the staff are well trained and know who orders what. It’s what sets the group apart from other chains. The food was excellent. I thoroughly recommend the heritage tomato and feta salad followed by the Ivy’s own Shepherds Pie - both delish 😋

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

Just very attentive staff and lovely food

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

Great location and food is very good duck salad was good as was the crab salad not overly impressed with the prawn and monk fish curry

BE
London
205 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our lunch at the Ivy Market Grill. Many thanks to the Manager who sorted out a question over the bill for us very kindly. Great ambiance and tasty food.

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

Good food, plenty of options on the menu to suit all tastes.
Good service, very attentive without hanging about like a helicopter.
Ideal location for theatres close by.
My second visit, it wont be my last

HS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very good lunch, food good and service. We were not rushed. Would go again.

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

My father’s 80th birthday

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

Tables are a bit too close together but service very good. Would be even better if you changed your menus more often or had other specials of the day

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shepherds pie was amazing. The fish and chips were wonderful too.

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

Lovely anniversary/pre-theatre meal! Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Nice little touch at the end of our meal with a complimentary anniversary treat of raspberry tart. Will definitely visit again when in London

H
London
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were warmly received at Reception and quickly shown to our table. Menus were handed out and within a few minutes our charming waiter took our drinks order and pointed out the Specials menu on a discrete card on the table. Due to trains disruption two of our number arrived late and they were quickly seated and drinks orders taken.
The menu was extensve with sufficient choice to suit most tastes.
All of the starters were delicious with the mozzarella being the outstanding ingredient.
On the mains, whilst my lemon sole special was just perfect, the star of the show was undoubtedly the Rib-Eye steak. My friend has not stopped talking about it!
We only had one dessert which was the chocolate bombe. My wife wants to return to the restauarnt, just so she can sample that dessert, it was so good!!
The prices were a little on the high side, especially for the wine, but this is central London at one of the top tourist attractions, so I should of expected it I suppose. The quality of all the food and drink was very high.
The service was outstanding; not too much but always ready to assist when called upon. Just right.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant - lovely, lovely service. Nice atmosphere.

L
London
30 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ate from the pre theatre menu which was very good value for central London. The Market Grill has a good ambience and the service is very professional. The range of the menu is wide enough to provide something for everyone if meeting up with a group of friends.

EC
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Covent Garden location is much better than all the rest - mainly because the staff provide service throughout and do not rush you, unlike the Ivy in Chelsea. Always a very good experience.

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s a shame dining menu for 8+
When cooking for other guests in total of 100 maybe

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