Ivy Market Grill

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£26 to £40
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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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Diabolically bad. A friend was visiting London so we ended up here. Place is designed to rip off tourists that will never return so treatment of clients is shameful. The original Ivy burger was a work of art. This embarrassing facsimile of an Ivy admits that “its supplier supplies beef that must be cooked to well done”. Really makes one wonder about the steak tartar. A truly dire experience.

NP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Super meal, great service. Would definitely recommend and go again when we can.

M
London
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s the most hectic of all the Ivy’s — and due to being a tad overwhelmed at weekends, can be a little less welcoming than the others. Food is still terrific, service tries hard but can be over stretched. Great location in the corner of the market though and still flying above the immediate local competition.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place but I called in advance to say we are both coeliac gluten intolerant and my friend is also dairy free, they assured us they had options. However when deciding what to eat I found it very surprising that they didn’t have an allergen book to give us so we could make our own decisions. There was a lot of back and forth to the kitchen to check and took about half an hour to order. Disappointing they weren’t organised considering the venue, and upmarket dining. Cream tea was very good.

CW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food in a really buzzy atmosphere. Only complaint would be tables are a bit close. Really enjoyed it though

JB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient service, we weren't kept waiting nor made to rush. Food was excellent and the waiters were able to answer any questions about the menu. Nice atmosphere and the decor is classy. Would recommend, in fact I'm coming back in a few weeks!

RR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect thank you, the cocktails we had tasted amazing!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always

C
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to have breakfast on a Saturday and everything was great! Eggs Royale were delicious. Coffee and tea were also lovely.
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C
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good above average but definitely missing the wow factor

AG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb night - surprise for my wife's 60th Birthday. She had no idea that I had booked the Ivy Grill. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and ambience. Would definitely return

NP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, lovely food and friendly attentive service. Would definitely go again.

MC
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely place, nice atmosphere with good food. Slow service was a bit frustrating as we had to wait a while between courses.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food very nice surroundings nice very busy pre theatre but worth a visit

LC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our meal here on Friday evening. The ambience of the restaurant was the best of the Ivy's that we have visited and we will definitely be back.

TC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening out with great ambiance and delicious food.
The wines were excellent and the service very charming. The only thing that bothered me slightly is the bad WiFi Connection.

KT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch - staff very welcoming on arrival and the food was perfect. One dish arrived with fried egg instead of scrambled but our server had this correct really swiftly with no hassle.
Two of us requested a mix of cooked-breakfast ingredients rather than the full English and this was no trouble at all.
Table service was perfect, staff very attentive.
The only negative I wish to express is that the toilets were in need of some attention. Unpleasant smells and dirty toilet seat.

RG
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Extremely busy, we were in a corner booth and it took ages for a waiter to come over. Food was average and service not great

H
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food and service as always ,
Thank you

k
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The service was good but the food was disappointing. I ordered lamb which was stringy. When I told the waiter he didn't comment or offer me anything different.i have been to about 5 IVY's around the country and they were all good but this was not.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinnet

JH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and a beautiful location! Fully recommend for a meal before the theatre!

SP
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food in a wonderful atmosphere. Our second visit and we will definitely return x

L
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was lovely but very cramped, could benefit from a few less tables so people (including staff) can move around freely.

B
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic atmosphere, welcoming non intrusive staff. Been around 8 times, never disappoints.

LO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great table, great ambience and yummy food!

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday meal for my Father. 10 year old daughter also ca eyes for very well too!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Day old mashed avocado served with eggs made breakfast inedible. A place to avoid.

CB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all round , have a very lovely evening. Would definitely recommend.

GC
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous evening . The staff are excellent : professional efficient and also friendly

D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Nice table and staff very friendly and attentive. Would return.

AR
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took a friend for his birthday lunch - and the Ivy Market Grill was a great choice. I have been a number of times before, but on Wednesday the team got everything spot on. Service, food, ambience - everything was perfect. I had the beautifully crispy warm duck salad, followed my the special Chicken Milanese - which was served with the most delicious tomato salad. And to finish, the frozen berries with warm white chocolate sauce. All of the food was of tip-top quality, beautifully prepared and full of flavour. I did compliment the staff as I left, and as the restaurant is only 3 minutes from my home, will most certainly return very soon. Well done everyone the Ivy Market Grill - spot on.

MF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Busy lunchtime as you would expect. Even so the service was good and the food excellent.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On a horrible day weather-wise, it was a cosy ambience, if a bit noisy, and shepherd’s pie and a glass of red was just what I needed. Have been before and will definitely go again.

HB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for a business lunch. Great service good food.

j
London
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I have lost count the number of times we have dined here, its just so convenient. The food is always of the same standard which is good, but I still think the background music is a little loud & needs to be adjusted. On this occasion I have to say the service we received was outstanding, our waitress who unfortunately for us went off duty before we settled our bill so we didn't get her name & would have liked to have thanked her personally for taking such good care of us.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A good friend had taken me for dinner at the Ivy Market Grill Covent Garden and it was a delight to be able to take my son and his girlfriend earlier this week - lovely food, nice ambience, great location.

SA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely welcoming service, but slightly disappointing food. Not bad, but not special either.
Ambience fabulous and also super attentive staff

S
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a tremendous 3 course dinner off the a la carte menu. The food really was excellent, as was the service. Service was also very swift meaning we had no awkward rush before the theatre. Would certainly recommend as mid (to high depending on what you have) price range option for the area. Actually couldn't really fault it, does exactly what I think it aims to.

L
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Have eaten here many times however previous visit and this visit not so good. My daughter had minute steak which was very tough, she left over half of the portion. I had fish & chips one of the pieces nice the other a very thin piece of fish smothered in over cooked batter, which I didn’t eat.
We shared a starter, had 3 soft drinks and a coffee. Bill was £65. Fairly expensive lunch which unfortunately we didn’t enjoy.