Ivy Market Grill

4.2
10443 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Sibling of the classic Modern European eatery offering walk-in seats in a polished, elegant space.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 10443 People Are Saying
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Anne
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Ivy Grill. Absolutely loved it! Food and service were fabulous.

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DianaB
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food, good service, but it was very busy so our drinks and food was slow to come.

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SCOTTB
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Sat at the bar after main meal for drinks. Ignored for 20 minutes, then told I can’t order at the bar and should of ordered drinks at the table to then be drank at the bar. I spoke to Our original waiter who then allowed us to order through him then the bar man gave us the drinks. It’s pathetic when every pub and bar has zero restrictions now. Also didn’t like the attitude of the waiter, asked how much the bottle of champagne is and was told it’s on the menu. Which it is not it’s only per glass prices. Overall not as nice as marlow ivy, rushed and small space. Food was good though.

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VeronicaS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal ... it was delicious & the chocolate bombe was to die for ... Definitely be back xx

KB
KellyB
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fantastic service with very friendly staff. Food was lovely and I would highly recommend.

SB
SammyB
Essex
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was nice, loved the decor,
Service was good, but they got my bill wrong twice, so just double check

CO
CharlotteO
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was a disappointing visit, the service was lacking and the food and drinks not up to the usual standard.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great venue to get together over some good food and wine. The staff were very courteous. The only downside was that we were seated near the door which made it draughty. I’d definitely return.

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Jogr19
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere sat on the terrace warm enough and watched the hustle and bustle of the market.

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TonyB
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with plenty of choice. Every dish was on point. Friendly and accommodating service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice setting, good service and the food was good with a variety of dishes and the snow ball fight for dessert was lovely.

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LynW
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. Can definitely recommend.

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Fazza
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Seated quickly, service quick and efficient. Food good and good variety with Christmas specials. A lot of people squeezed in so noise levels made it hard to have a conversation easily. Would recommend and would return happily.

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ColinK
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As with all Ivy restaurants, the Market Grill was a pleasure. Try all the desserts... we did! :)

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LauraB
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was wonderful, the staff a little surly and we got turfed off the table after 2 hours which I wasn't aware of when booking.

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Periwink
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always good - I have dined here 4 times and each time the standard of food and service is very good. I highly recommend the Ivy Brasserie.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Very poor experience, main was inedible with chewy overcooked fillet steak and undercooked pasta, sides were forgotten and arrived towards the end of the meal and raw. We didn’t pay for mains

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service and atmosphere

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Chris
London
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good to very good food, sensible and sufficiently extensive wine list, lovely atmosphere, reasonably priced given the location. One negative note, the sirloin steak was a tad chewy which, given the premium to the rest of the menu, was disappointing.

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vipMichelleV
London
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great location for a quick bite before the theatre, food was delicious. Only small issue service was slow at the end when we ordered coffees and the bill. Ideal spot in Covent garden to see the Christmas tree and lights.

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! It was our first time at The Ivy and we were very impressed, especially from our waiter Alexandios!! He was extreme accommodating and made our night!! Me and my sister went for our joint birthday and he made it so rememberable and eventful, even treating us to a profiterole birthday cake each. We just wanted to point out the lengths our waiter went to, including all of his great recommendations. He’s a huge asset to The Ivy! We would definitely be back.

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firmfan
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic evening to celebrate a birthday, can't recommend highly enough

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KarenS
Dorset
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We expected more for the money. Service wasn’t great. Started was the best part. Found some plastic in my sweet potatoe curry.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was shocking from start to end. Before I got chance to walk through the door I was greeted by an unfriendly host who without even saying hello demanded to know if we had a booking. We did, and we were directed to our table, menus thrown down on 3 of 4 places. No-one came to serve us or ask for drinks order. There was a server going around all the tables behind us and kept walking into the chair of one of our guests, could clearly see we were ready to order and ignored us. I then asked a passing server if we could order who seemed irritated by it.
Food arrived, it was nice, drinks were finished, no replacements offered no one checked in throughout the meal. We sat with empty plates for 10+ mins while the same server continued walking by and hovering over other tables the entire time. Thankfully, another server passed by told him we were done. We were given desert menus and again, left. The server who had passed by, came back took the order sorted payment at the end - the only person who seemed to recognise we were there. Odd given we were squashed in the middle of other tables. On top of that, it was my mums birthday, I'd called the reservation line to make the booking and this had been noted - no mention whatsoever.
We left, passing the sour faced host again, utterly disappointed with the experience purely down to the shocking service.

RB
RosieB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice selection of vegan food and quickly served despite becoming busier.

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Dina
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. I would go back again.

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CarolineR
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We love The Ivy but the Covent Garden branch isn't as good as both the Blackheath and Brighton branches. The decor is dated and dark, the food slightly less tasty and the service not as good.

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JasonS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food burnt did have what we wanted service was poor had to ask 3 times were my drink was?

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vipLondonista
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Poor table, poor service, some food great and some average

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HelenH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

After enjoying a visit several years ago, unfortunately this visit was disappointing.
We were asked to sit at the bar for ten minutes on arrival, but were informed we couldn't be served with a drink!
When we did get a table, it was very close to the next one and the service was poor. Had to ask twice for the wine list and several times for our wine to be replenished, as the bottle was placed in a wine bucket at the opposite end of the room! The staff were pleasant and tried their best, but were clearly struggling to manage.
The food was average; expected better for the price.
Consequently, will be reluctant to visit again or recommend to others.

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SimonB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor unresponsive service, items on menu not available, very cold

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PaulC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, excellent staff, welcoming and helpful. Dim lighting.

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JudiH
Surrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great building, lovely staff and food.
Lighting so poor had to use iPhone torch to read menu- as others did too.
Impossible to see to pick bones out of fish so ruined meal.

CC
CarolC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very cold & draughty sat inside as my mum is 80 won’t go again

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AnnaMarieM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

What a disappointment. This was a special meal for my parents 50th anniversary. We were stuck in the basement room, with next to no attention. Paper napkins, repeated asks for wine and drinks, slow service, rude service. Just not what we expected from The Ivy group. My mother was so upset by the whole experience I will write to Caprice Hdings to complain.

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LalaniC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very busy as expected and clearly that had not been taken into account with staffing. Some of the service staff were excellent others were terrible. Very long wait to get any wait staff attention. No fresh juice because the waiter said “we can not manage that with the number of covers we do”- then why be a restaurant? And worse put it on your menu!! My daughters pasta bolognaise was atrocious and dry- this should be an easy dish to do!! Overall a very very poor Ivy experience- we have eaten at the ivy chelsea garden, Richmond, Wimbledon, Cambridge and York and the main Ivy which were all far far far superior experiences. Avoid this branch where the food and service is not in line with the quality of the rest of the Ivy brand.

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

So excited to visit for the first time as I’ve always wanted to eat here. The food was outstanding, lovely atmosphere, the serving staff and Maitre D/Manager were all very friendly and polite. However my experience was slightly disappointing and let down by the rudeness of the person on Reception when we first entered the restaurant. I appreciate it was cold but the way were were told to get in and shut the door was so rude then we were just ignored for several minutes. Then told ‘follow me’ and the menus all dumped down on one plate without hanging them individually and then she walked away without saying anything like ‘your server will be with you shortly etc’ was just super rude - she may have been having a bad day, but honestly she really let your restaurant down. The chap on reception was we left could not have been more lovely however. It would not put me off returning but this receptionist perhaps needs some customer service training.

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AnneS
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly venue with good choice of food. Very helpful staff

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LaineJane1506
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great food and excellent service! I would definitely come again!

JC
JoanneC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Went for breakfast Sunday morning service not what we have had before staff were pleasant but service extremely slow when coffees eventually came they were cool by time breakfasts came drinks were finished food very nice but felt not the high end experience we have had before maybe staff shortages!!

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Ivy Market Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 10443 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.