Ivy Market Grill

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7262 reviews
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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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JuliD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and the chef for going that extra mile for me. After recently being diagnosed with Bowel Disease, my love of food and eating out has been a challenge. Nothing was too much trouble and I was left having just as good experience as those of all that dined with us that night. Thank you all very much

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DianeJ
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were a party of 8 ladies and the restaurant was quiet, due to Coronivirus. Our pre dinner drinks arrived, promptly. Two ladies from our party, ordered chicken. This was served, initially, without red wine sauce and the chicken dish was cold. We informed the waitress, who apologised, and she took the food back to the kitchen. Their chicken dish was returned, ten mins later and this time, their chicken dish was served hot, with a portion of red wine juis. Overall, the food was very tasty. Although the restaurant was very quiet and there were several waiting staff, no one came to ask us if we would like wine with our meal. We had to ask a member of staff to order a bottle of wine. A young waiter cleared away glasses from our table and the glass fell out of his hand. The glass fell against the shoulder of one lady and a little of the drink, spilled over another ladies coat. Also, whilst topping up wine, a waiter served a savingnon blanc on top of a pinot grigio. He apologised for this and the bottle was not charged for. When our desserts were being served, the waiter offered us complimentary coffees, due to the series of errors during our meal. We declined the coffees and decided we would stay for a drinks, after we finished our food. However, although staff were standing around, speaking to one another, no one came to the table to ask if we would like more drinks. As a result, we decided to leave. When we received our bill, we were charged £42 service charge. I queried this and explained to a member of staff that the service we had received was poor. She didn’t argue with me, nor did she apologise. Therefore we decided not to pay the service charge

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JonathanL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food, great service and very nicely priced!

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DianeH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service slow, but very friendly and helpful, good with allergies, toilets really dirty, advised they needed cleaning.

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Chex
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location, easy to book. Good vegetarian menu.

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Welshy
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous three course meal with cocktails. The service throughout was excellent.

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ChrisW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the staff were very friendly and welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food very good. Initial service slow, took a while to get a drink & order but from then on all good. Husband feels tables too close together.

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JenniferA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely place to go for lunch, warm friendly staff, wonderful service and tasty food.
Only slight criticism was that my burger was undercooked & I was not asked how I wanted it cooked. The Maitre D did take the whole meal off the bill without me asking for this so that was excellent service. The meal was lovely, just rare meat is not to my taste. I didn't ask for a replacement meal as I was so full up from the amazing starter! Would definitely visit again but would ask for a well done burger! The fish and chips my daughter chose were fantastic she said.

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LisaG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service. Seated us early. Service was quick. Food was outstanding. Very reasonable prices!

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EmmaM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely book a table, great food and cocktails

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Ashleigh
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday brunch, exceeded expectations and was such good value for money - food and drinks for two with starters came out at £30pp! 100% will be returning

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Nickname
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great venue for a date night dinner. Food is good value for money.

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Thediner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant and excellent food. Our waiter was new and although charming made some errors. All put right with a smile!

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annserapio
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dinner. Quite near to most theatres which makes it a good choice for a pre theatre dinner.

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Countymouse
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was tepid, but pleasant enough in flavour. Our waiter was a friendly man, and the atmosphere was good.

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Ryan
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, truffle arancini balls, steak tartare, scallops and tarte tatin. All beautiful as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I booked for champagne afternoon tea, after a day out shopping in London for her birthday.

The last place we had afternoon tea, was the Ritz, and I have to say the afternoon tea at the Ivy was definitely superior to the Ritz.
Lovely sandwiches, especially the truffle chicken brioche. Great little deserts, lovely scones and cream and to top it off they recognised my sister’s birthday by bringing out an extra mini cream cake with a chocolate happy birthday note and a candle . A lovely touch .

We did not feel rushed at all and they happily obliged when I asked for teapot top ups .

The waiter happily put the remaining cakes in a cake box for my sister to take home . ( the Ritz had refused to allow us to leave with any remaining cakes!)

For £30 PP, this was amazing value in comparison to other London afternoon tea, and we will definitely be returning.

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HelenaE
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very nice meal but terrible service. The fact that groups of staff were standing chatting in clusters compounded the fact that it was so difficult to get served.
I would have asked to speak to the Manager but feared it would take so long that we would miss our train !

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ShannonK
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

We picked the pre theatre menu, which was limited however the food we received was tasty and worth the money! However they will charge you for water; so maybe ask to tap water. Also they add a service charge onto your bill too! Our waitress hardly understood what we were saying and ordering. And took a very long time to wait for her attention to ask for the bill and the card machine.

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Dfg1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant in a good location. Service and food both of high quality. Not cheap but good value. Only criticism is in common with other ivy restaurants tables are packed too close together.

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PeterR
Bath
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Tables too close together . Theatre menu tasteless.

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vipCGgastro
London
39 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Consistently good food, in a comfortable setting.

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NigelC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to this restaurant a few times and it never disappoints. We were a party of 6 and were looked after really well by our waiter, Vladimir. Only negatives were that we were sat at the rear of the restaurant with very poor lighting and the lamb main meal was extremely fatty and had to be returned. However, this was done with minimum fuss and was deducted from our bill - excellent customer service, thank you. We will be back.

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NushH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really good vibes, great atmosphere and food was excellent.

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Nico
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pre theatre early supper at our favourite table✔️ Super service from all the team and food was delicious as always...looking forward to our next visit X

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KarenS
1 review