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
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was good. Table not great as we were placed by door that opened onto outdoor eating space so quite chilly. Would go back.

FD
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another fantastic meal at The Ivy!

j
London
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have dined here a number of times before & its always consistent as is the service.
Sometimes the food is very good but sometimes its not, but its in a great location & the staff make up for any inconsistencies in the quality of the food.

LF
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Service and food excellent.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good range of choices on the menu, excellently cooked supported by attentive but not overwhelming service. My only criticism (as with many British restaurants) is the exorbitant price one has to pay for a bottle of wine! It simply adds a degree of negativity to eating out!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table to dine pre- theatre for my daughter and I to celebrate her 18th birthday. We were delighted with the service, food and general atmosphere of the restaurant. Ending with a surprise complimentary birthday cake ( highlight the occasion in the open table booking!) the over all experience was excellent. Will definitely be returning soon.

c
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing attentive service and great quality food. Worth every penny.

AP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.
The staff were so attentive and the flavour of the food was amazing

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. The food is great. The ambience is perfect

JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We all ordered the Fish and Chips but unfortunately we found the batter to be greasy, the chips were dry and the mushy peas didn't have much taste.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table prior to going Nd walked in and was shown straight to the table. The restaurant was very busy but we didn’t feel rushed at all. The service was excellent, very efficient and professional waiters. The food was served quite promptly but again, we were never hurried at all. The food was amazing, highly recommended but also book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.

MB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and excellent service. The cocktails were amazing

VL
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good for Double dates!

GA
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Everytime the door opened a cold wind swept through a whole run of tables... would not have been hard to have an entrance that protected against that. Staff just about coped with the number of customers. The Ivy brand is being diluted.

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food here - hearty and wholesome. Drinks are also great. Service is fantastic. A safe bet, but a very good one at that.

CB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We where a party of four having dinner before going to a show, we had the pre theatre menu which was very good. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly . Would definitely recommend .

KP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waiter not interested once he knew we only wanted main meal . Didn't give us chance to look at drinks menu just recommend a gin that was expensive without telling us the cost and then gave us a bottle of warm tap water and had the cheek to charge us for this and then a service charge !!! We wouldn't of minded about cost but fore warned is forearmed !!! Oh and the food was cold the Ivy experience very disappointing !!! Bet this doesn't get printed !!!

MG
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service . Great value for money, definitely recommend

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had lunch on a very busy Friday and we had pre booked. Service was excellent very attentive and prompt. Cannot recommend this place. Slightly pricey for a every day venue but lots of options to eat.
Great location and food well cooked and good portions

KD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We visit the Ivy frequently. On this occasion, it was my birthday. We met friends who we have not seen for 30 years. Naturally, we were chatting and having a catch up. I booked the table for 3 hours. The waiter was arrogant and surly. He would not let us have our wine in an ice bucket next to our table. (We bought six bottle, all told.) We insisted that we had it next to our table, and a manager helped us with that. The same waiter told us very aggressively that if we didn’t order soon, we would have to vacate our table. I told him That I had booked our table for 3 hours. He virtually told me he didn’t believe me and said he would check. He did not return.
We will think twice before booking this particular restaurant again. It made what should have been a happy gathering, very fraught.

MR
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and ambience. Good cocktails and dessert. Maybe burger a bit overdone

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Good food. Recomend this place.

DC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service fantastic staff backed up by the quality of the menus and food

PF
New Zealand
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My father I came here as he was visiting me from another country.

The food was absolutely amazing. We had pumpkin soup and duck liver parfait and then pork and venison. We drank NZ white wine and French Prosecco.

Will definitely be returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great venue relaxed environment

M
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue and lovely staff. I have visited many times. disappointed at some of the food. Prawns and calamari very dry and flavourless. The batter a little soggy on the fish and chips. All other food amazing. Chicken with Moroccan sauce excellent as were the green beans with almonds

P
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for supper after the ballet matinee performance. It was my friends birthday and I had indicated this when booking. Despite being very busy the waitress did not forget to bring a 'birthday' cake which my friend very much enjoyed. A wonderful supper to round off a splendid day out

LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately we arrived a bit late as our taxi driver dropped us at the wrong restaurant,therefore we didn't have much time to eat our meal as we were going to the theatre so only had our main course.I had mushroom rissoto which was very tasty but despite our server doing his best to rush it through we didn't have time for dessert.I would like to return when I have more time to enjoy my meal.

DS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre theatre menu and house wine were really good value. Really glad I booked and got a table. Thanks.

BW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Previous visits were excellent. However this visit was spoiled by very poor attitude from our waiter Fabio who appeared very unfriendly and arrogant, clearing plates without first asking and clearing two tables simultaneously. We were sitting at the back of the restaurant and should we visit again will definitely request a table at the front.

B
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A sensational evening! Food and service were truly excellent!

BH
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The efficiency of the staff was excellent. The food was tasty and well presented and not expensive. It was a very nice treat to our London outing.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were seated by the door to the outside diners - every time the door opened, we were cold ie every 2 or 3 minutes. The starter and the sole meunière were excellent.

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really reliable, fun reasonably priced option. Food is good enough and service is excellent.

SH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxed environment with great service & food. Will definitely visit again!

TK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This isn't my first visit to the Ivy Market Grill and I would still recommend it however, this last visit wasn't as good as I have come to expect. The restaurant was extremely busy, which could excuse the lack of attention from the waiter!
The portion sizes, although delicious and very tasty, could have been bigger. I ordered the vegan Kerala curry but left feeling like I still needed to eat. The lack of vegan options for dessert meant I didn't choose one.
With so many delicious recipies and options for vegan dessert there is no need to keep serving Sorbet or Fruit.
In addition, the vegan menu doesn't appear to have been updated since the summer. A little imagination and effort is needed.

J
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lunch with lively atmosphere and attentive service. Lobster risotto starter just amazing!

CJ
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Next time I would put a request to not have the tables by the bar .as they are too small and your are constantly knock as food orders come out

CL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I had a table booked for a business lunch. When we arrived (on time) there was no table booking and were left waiting for 30 minutes at the bar - not much use when time is restricted in a working day. Staff totally disinterested and dismissive.

HL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Really disappointed that the restaurant didn’t acknowledge my son’s birthday. It wasn’t busy and usually they give you a small cake with a candle in. I had put this in the notes.