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Ivy Market Grill

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7614 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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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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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 7614 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andrec
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was poor. As soon as we walked in felt like we was in trouble as we were spoken to quite abruptly. Throughout our visit we was reminded about 6 times that they were closing at 10, which obviously we were aware of. Especially considering it was shouted at us by the lady at the front desk as soon as we arrived. Nice food and nice scenery, unfortunately ruined by the staff.

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JudithG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There seemed to be confusion when entering the premises, due to new Covid regulations, but it did feel that we were left outside and then didn’t seem much of a hurry to let us in, but once in and seated, it was lovely. The food was delightful and the portions were sufficient.

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SCW77
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Have been before and enjoyed it but this time was really disappointing. We are put in the basement room on a table for two and it was really depressing- not at all like the other countless Ivy experiences I’ve had. Food was average and I could have cooked the risotto better myself. Sorry but won’t be returning.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic place for a great meal. Food was amazing and the staff are never faraway to help if required.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw Danny Williams

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AaronT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a nice setting. Service was excellent

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FlossiesCreations
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal, food and drinks were lovely, although a tad pricey!

The meal was a special treat for my girlfriend as she was off to uni.

Definitely recommend and will visit again

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DeborahC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had really worked hard at keeping everyone COVID safe and it didn't detract from our experience at all. Well done to them all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The only real problem with the Ivy Market Grill is they have not figured out social distance entrance and exit. Though given the importance of this, when busy it is a huge problem.

The entry way is always clogged up with people arriving, and there is no social distancing at the entrance, and there is no signage to indicate where one should exit.

The staff and the management need to do a much better job of explaining to people how the system works and providing indications and signs on site.

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AmyG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a gorgeous setting. Would definitely recommend!

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Kate
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good but not great value for money. Waiter was nice but welcome staff were quite rude. We were 10 mins late but I had called to explain and apologise, they did hold our table for us though which was good.

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heather
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, nice atmosphere, great food, a little pricey but still good value. Only downside was that I was seated facing away from the other diners, facing my boyfriend and the wall, so couldn't see anything going on in the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were lovely and the food was as ever amazing xx

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Oceanblue
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was absolutely perfect , from the reception area to leaving the restaurant at 10pm it was a great dining experience and one we will definitely repeat . The ambience was so right, the service superb our waiter was so attentive but without being intrusive . The food was amazing in its quality and presentation and a great beverage menus . We are very much looking forward to coming again . Thank you IVY .

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ElizabethB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Covid precautions. Attentive staff, good food and cocktails for reasonable prices for central London

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JWHX
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, celebrating a birthday. The staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious (the chocolate bombe was outstanding) and not overpriced for London. A decent bottle of wine wasn’t cheap but we’re not complaining, particularly as it was so fantastic to be eating out and feeling relatively normal in these trying times. My partner was presented with a mini birthday cake complete with a candle which was a nice touch to round off the evening.

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Klem
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Ivy Market Grill provides a very good upper mid range restaurant experience. For London the prices are reasonable. Service was good and friendly during our visit. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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Annabella
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been in London for 1 month and have visited The Ivy 10 times.Its lovely..beautiful ambience,delicious food presented superbly and great service..I highly recommend

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vipSBQD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was very disappointed to see that all people working in the restaurant including the wait staff were not wearing masks. I mentioned this to my friends as we had another booking for 6 people and that we cancelled.

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kmnm1
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A friend and I had a late lunch at the Ivy Market Grill on Sunday 20 September. The ambience was lovely, the food delicious and the service excellent. We had a brilliant evening.

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vipRestaurantBloke
15 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always The Ivy is just perfect in every way. If you, like me, were fearful that the brand would be reduced, in fact it is the Ivy reaching out in to towns and cities across the UK. Enjoy this Ivy, very covent garden with an outside area.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great as always! Requested special table and was given it

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SallyB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food we really enjoyed our visit. Would definitely book there again

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KarenC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely. A special treat, everything I expected.

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ClaireC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience celebrating my fiancé’s birthday. We done here every time we come to London. Very consistent. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
40 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff always happy to see you back - great meal as always

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ConanF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, setting, everything was great will definitely be back

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vipTC121
London
44 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant in the middle of Covent Garden. I took some friends there for dinner. This place has an excellent menu and wine list and the food is beautifully cooked and presented. Overall the service was very good and I will look forward to going there again another time. Thank you.

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LianaD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food was lovely. Staff friendly.
Unfortunately there was no social distancing at all with staff and customer I expected more from this establishment as it is a popular restaurant.
Are table wasn’t ready and we had to wait even though I had booked well in advance.
Toilets were dirty and stunk, With Covid going around u would expect the toilets to be very clean.
I know in your risks assessment all eating Places and bars are expected to have hand sanitiser to hand and 2 meters distancing marked I saw none of this at The Ivy.
If it wasn’t a birthday treat paid by someone else I would of left.

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MariaR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Management and staff were fantastic! We originally sat on the side road but the management team ensured we were transferred into the patio to celebrate my friends bday!

Thank you to all the staff at reception who took our bags and to the kitchen who carefully double checked my friend’s nut allergy!

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MVisitor
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was rather a pleasant visit. We were greeted by a friendly team although the farewell was vague. Our server was professional and very efficient.
The area that could have been better is to have kept the open wine bottle in eye sight near the table but rather than that and the inability to accommodate one more person post booking it was a very good!

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ClaireB
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal the food was delicious and not over priced. The drinks were lovely and the service excellent.

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LisaR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink was delicious, our waiter was so friendly and lovely. Had a great time there, would defiantly recommend

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ZoeE
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, amazing service, highly recommend! Lovely atmosphere, tables were spaced out nicely too

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VivianaR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant , food and atmosphere was amazing

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Baileyt
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When we arrived we were seated at the front of the restaurant, the doors were open leading to outside and it was just to cold for us as we had older grandparents with us. We asked to be moved and was told there was a table downstairs. At first it was just us and another table and I was worried that I had booked The Ivy and we wasn’t going to get the experience we wanted sitting downstairs, but it all turned out fine, it perhaps was more for couples but we had a great time. Service was spot on and the food was fantastic. Thank you!

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LeighB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very helpful staff and attentive. Good food as always

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Wendywoo
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Souffle was superb
Meal rather spoilt by waiter taking the wrong amount for the bill and didn't offer to rectify the split bill so we sorted it out ourselves.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service was as expected but the quality of the food was very poor-we both had different choices of fish which we found dry and warm rather than being hot.
Certainly not what I expected for the profile of this restaurant
Unfortunately would not return or recommend

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Balletfan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All four of us enjoyed our lunch. My sister whose birthday it was thought the cake with a candle was delicious.

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Ivy Market Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 7614 OpenTable diners.

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