Ivy Market Grill

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

It is a great place, our table was next to the disabled toilet and squeezed behind a pillar, all making it a challenge but not all that bad. The staff were charming. Food was super..it was basically full pre-theatre, but not full when we left about 8 p.m. I love The Ivy ambience (also the original and often go to Wimbledon's Ivy as well.

BP
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service fine, but the table was far too small and made the meal an uncomfortable experience.

G
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was so happy and so helpful. Thank you!!!

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

Food was fantastic - swordfish was the special of the day and it was excellent. I added creamed spinach and truffle chips which I shared with my colleague who chose the fishcake. Portion size were perfect for us, with the additional sides. We had an hour for lunch and the turnaround was quick but not rushed. Our waiter, Francesco C, was friendly, polite and efficient and definitely deserves a mention as the service was perfect. We will be back!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place to have a reasonably priced good dinner. The food was excellent along with the whole atmosphere of the restaurant. Will definitely come back again the next time I’m In London.

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

Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and fantastic staff - highly recommend!

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

Beautiful meal served by friendly professional staff in a restaurant with great ambiance

RH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The usual high standard we have come to expect from this outstanding restaurant. Fantastically positioned in this wonderful city. We could not fault anything about our visit. Our guests enjoyed the experience and we will all return soon.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Rude hostess. Made a reservation but told to sit basically in the toilets as all the tables were reserved. Restaurant was empty. Eventually moved. Had to double check my reservation as wasn’t enough to tell her the first time when I arrived.
Food was poor, came out at different times due to making a mistake. So salty.
Ivy used to be good now is below average

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

We had a wonderful time at this fabulous restaurant.
We were actually 30 minutes early but the very helpful front of house team were able to seat us immediately.
The food was excellent particularly the steak tartare as was the service.
We had cocktails which weren't on the menu but it was no problem for the great bar staff.
How could we not recommend this to our friends ?

H
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We visited The Ivy Market Grill for Sunday Lunch. The quality if the food was well below what we would normally expect of this restaurant. The service was very mediocre with inexperienced staff.

We would not return to this restaurant again.

IH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening had......great food great service, great fun ....

CT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We were served our main course - shepherds pie for myself swordfish for my husband however after waiting a few minutes then having to ask twice for ours sides after 20 minutes we told them to cancel them we had picked at our food waiting for the sides and expected much better service than we received. Eventually the vegetables arrived but we refused them the time for them had more than passed. We were offered a complimentary dessert or coffee which we did not want. What we wanted was the food we ordered arriving together which happened to the tables either side of us. A very disappointing visit

PS
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect venue before the ballet, accommodating staff

m
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would definitely come here again.

OB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A nice enjoyable dinner before the show. The food was very good and the staff tried hard to meet all our needs.

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

We had a fantastic evening. The atmosphere was excellent as was the service, food and drinks.

We cannot wait to return.

Daren and Tracey Flight

JH
Isle of Wight
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal with great food and service. Great atmosphere too

MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The quality of service was poor through out. Waited too long to place a drink order on arrival. Mistake made with order for one of our starters. When pointed out they first of all tried to say what arrived was correct and then just took it away with no explanation as what what was being done or what was going to happen. When i asked a waiter what was happening my question was dismissed with “ it was a mistake by the kitchen” I pointed out it would have been nice to have been told what was going on and this was met with a shrug and “ we are busy”. You feel like a number not a customer and they cant wait to get you out. Dishes were taken away from the table whilst in the middle of a conversation with no, excuse me have you finished or worse still no one bothered to check if everything was okay. Dessert menus were just thrust in front of your face with out any word or politeness. The frustrating thing is the food was good but i was just left with a bad memory of very poor service. Good service is so easy to get right yet can destroy positive memories of good food if not done correctly. If you go don't accept a table near the entrance unless you are prepared to wrap up or keep your coat on. Will not return and don’t deserve repeat custom.

LA
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food fantastic as always. My only criticism was after asking for the bill, which I received in minutes, it took them over 20 minutes to collect the money we had to take it to them! Other than that love the place

c
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

A very pleasing celebratory meal combining a daughter's graduation and her mother' s landmark birthday. Great food and service smoothly delivered with good humour and discretion thank you!

a
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Table booked fro 13.00 and yet it was heaving from 10.45 when we popped in. There are too many tables and this restaurant has lost its way. Too busy too many tables too noisy. Food was very average.
A 30th Birthday celebration and having called in to tip off staff at 10.45 I had to ask three times to get the "surprise". This ended up being a rushed small biscuit cake with a candle not the ices plate expected with Happy Birthday iced on the place... I get this in lesser establishments.
I lacklustre, disappointing and unrewarding experience all round.

V
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to the ivy. We had a fantastic meal. The food was amazing and the service was very quick. We will definitely be back. Would highly recommend it.

AW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love old style restaurant with a charming atmosphere. The food was lovely for most - the only complaint was my mums chicken milanese was burnt. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and there were no delays even with the restaurant being busy.

PJ
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food. Service not 10”%. Bit disjointed. Second coffee took an Eternity then duplicate toast came. Not as well organised as one would expect.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Nice place to eat but waiter forgot to place our order so after sitting for ages we had to ask what was happening about our food waiter didn't even have decency to come back to update us after we inquired!!
Lol give us a complimentary coffee when it come to paying the bill !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A highly recommend restaurant. Fabulous service, good selection of wines and delicious food. Once again, it has not disappointed me and I am now very much looking forward to our dinner in the very near future. I just love the Ivy!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely if a little noisy venue, good food and service

MS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall the restaurant is nice, food and drink were very good and is nice and lively. However, the attitude of staff not good, waiting staff had a very condescending manor about them and really need to be taught some customer liaison skills. Plenty of other restaurants like this to choose from so don’t think I will bother returning.

LM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Very convenient for visiting London

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A very enjoyable experience. Lively ambience, good service and extremely tasty food. Will definitely be returning.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the fourth time I have visited this restaurant over the past two years and it never fails to please.

KA
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and nicely presented food and a lively, bustling atmosphere.

GV
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, excellent service and a great place to eat and spend some time with family and friends

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was not good. I can't understand why this place is famous.

s
Dubai
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal here. We asked to be moved from a very draughty doorway and they were very accommodating.

Food and service excellent.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, nice atmosphere and good value for money

AM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual, however, it would be nice to have a menu change now and again.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zucchini fries were great.

MR
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Had to chase for the coffees on a couple of occasions

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