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 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, will definitely come back!

AF
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely 80th birthday brunch with my mum. Staff were attentive, food was delicious. Would definitely do this again!

JS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for 4 when I meant 5. The wonderful Italian lady at the front desk sorted me out, during a very very busy period. Food was great, wine was wonderful and great service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Receptionist was very rude (seems like everyone was having an issue with her). Wouldn’t seat us without reservation and open table had a ton of availability so we were able to leave restaurant and came back in under 10 minutes which was silly

S
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We booked last minute and were delighted to get a table. The Ivy was packed as it’s the lead up to Christmas. As usual the staff and food was on point - if you haven’t already try the zucchini friti- they are fabulous. Definitely a place to go if you want some great food in the Covent Garden area xx

DN
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food fresh, tasty and definitely worth going again. Welcome was warm. Waiter good. Only negative -slightly too dark to see menu properly - minor problem.

JW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took 20 mins to take our drink order, it was a business lunch and we were asked to leave the table at 5pm despite not being served our food until 4.10! Was moved outside where it was freezing and raining.

So squashed in we had to disturb 3 tables to leave our own table.

Food very nice, drinks very expensive.

JA
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for team lunch or dinner, wide menu option, great ambience and decor.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I would recommend to a friend overall as food was good and service was good and apologetic but I did find it very irritating that we were asked to leave our table after 1 hour and 30mins - this is new record !
Most places allow you 2 hours for a sitting but they were very busy and needed our table to join 3 tables together for a big group. We did not want to sit at the bar, so in the end we moved to another table until we had finished our cups of tea. I'm not sure what would have happened if we had ordered dessert.

LF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service2ambience4

Went here for my sisters surprise birthday, have a lovely afternoon food was good prices, the own down fall was the service waited 25 mins before our order of drinks was taken, when are drinks arrived we then expected our choices of food to be taken. We then had to call another waiter over to take our choice of food. Food came super quick. Overall was a lovely experience but super noisy.

PA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ordinary, expensive for what it was and Luke warm

MC
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly and helpful staff as always. I always enjoy my visits to this iconic restaurant.

RW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent service was a bit slow as drinks were ordered and were slow in coming ,the fish and chips we had,and the shepherds pie were good and hot ,and we thoroughly enjoyed

LF
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Booking a table was easy. The table was good and well-positioned so not in the direct flow of service. It seemd quieter than when I was last there. Reception at the door most welcoming and helpful. It was Sunday night and there had been a "rush" on so a couple of things were "off" the menu. No problem! Alernatives tasted really great, the fish was delicious and the homemade sourdough bread special. Attentive service.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another fantastic meal at The Ivy!

j
London
20 reviews
Dined 4 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.

DM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing experience. Food superb fantastic ambience and seating spacious

LF
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Service and food excellent.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AP
London
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. The food is great. The ambience is perfect

JB
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and excellent service. The cocktails were amazing

VL
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good for Double dates!

GA
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 !!!

LP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Due to the close proximity of the tables, it almost feels like you are dining with other people, which normally would be fine but myself and my friend were seated right next to a couple who were having a very heated discussion throughout the entire duration of our meal. The atmosphere was awful. It left us feeling embarrassed and awkward and very upset. Such a shame. There were absolutely no other tables available to move to either as it was so busy. It really spoilt our meal. Food was lovely and service was great and attentive but such a shame it was spoilt by the couple next to us.

MG
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Good food. Recomend this place.

DC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PF
New Zealand
1 review
Dined 7 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.