The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
6240 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Opening Winter 2019. The Ivy Cardiff will be an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant is situated across two floors with a large bar prominent on both floors, and beautiful private dining room on the first floor. The Ivy Cardiff will offer residents, businesses and shoppers a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience.
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SweetJA
London
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Excellent table service.

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MandyH
London
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant the atmosphere is superb. They have changed the menu recently and it’s not as good. Options are unusual. My favourite chicken salad has gone.
The food I say is average, chips completely taste less but the atmosphere and great drink make up for it. Great service, staff are super friendly and provide a great service

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TimW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, service, food and drinks were fantastic. Our server was especially good.

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Blielxliy
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and good service. A bit cold upstairs only downside

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AbigailW
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, beautiful restaurant and food, friendly helpful staff

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Martinw
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time @ The Ivy
food ,service, staff and ambiance made our visit special.

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ANDYL
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wonderful service. I would highly recommend The Ivy Cardiff

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Fudgie
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time to visit the Ivy beautiful setting, food was fabulous we had fish and chips and flat steak. We all had a lovely time we will definitely return

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Starter sent back AND charged twice for. Waitress disinterested. Completely the wrong music for this type of restaurant and too loud. Food bits left under the table. So disappointed after a fabulous experience at your Winchester Ivy.
A special occasion was spoilt.

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JulietN
Wales
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cardiff Ivy is my favourite place to eat. I love the decor and the vegetarian food.

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Myra
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were fabulous and very attentive - they made sure all was perfect.
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Joe12
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service! Lunch time booking which was easy to do

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janicem
Oxford
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good quality food and nice ambience. Staff a bit too conscientious felt a little bit rushed.

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Hon3st
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A very pleasant meal with care taken on presentation. Portion size is reasonable and quality is high standard.
A great deal of effort taken over the creation of opulent ambience. Prefer a booth to the long shared bench settings A pleasant and comfortable feel to dining areas.
Staff were first class. Professional and friendly.
Will not hesitate to going back for special occasions.

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SandraG
Wales
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been for breakfast before, only lunch but it was really good, plenty of choices, it was my daughter birthday they brought out a profiteroles with a candle, I was so impressed

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Bethank
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning place, excellent service with Happy friendly staff. Breakfast was beautiful. Had a fantastic morning with friends. Would definitely recommend.

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Macca
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love The Ivy however this time seemed to be very expensive for what we had. A Spritz £12 for what really was a Vodka and tonic with a slice of orange, seems very excessive and the Spritz itself was very underwhelming. That said, the food was lovely, we all enjoyed it, but at£50 a head for what was a burger and a dessert, probably won't return as a family again, but save for a treat night with friends.

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LisaP
Jersey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very disappointed with our trip to the Ivy Cardiff . As it was my daughters bday I ordered a cocktail and a bottle of Champagne / unfortunately our starters arrived before our drinks . This is really not acceptable and I complained . The manger took our starters off our bill but it left me feeling very disappointed in your service level . Won’t rush back

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CarlyS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A brilliant experience and will look to go again.

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Jol0
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Price as expected, service as expected given price and reputation .

Really disappointed with quality of food on the afternoon tea, it just wasn't great, sickly/dry. The other food looked great but to be honest ours looks good it wasn't reflected in taste so wouldn't look to go back.

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Madjan
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing as always and I had my favourite table

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AbigailR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gentlemen next to us were rude to the waitress which meant we had to say something. The waitress was thankful and really pleasant to us. Good was good but, having been for an afternoon tea in the summer, didn’t feel the food had as much of a Wow factor second time round as desserts came with the sandwiches and scones. Shortbread and macaroons were average. Didn’t like the green juice drink. A £27 afternoon tea for 4 ended with a £180 bill with 12.5% service charge. A mother daughter day, expensive for what it was

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SusanW
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, ambience & food could not fault it, a wonderful birthday thank you

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GeraldineE
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

If you enjoy a vibrant atmosphere with good food this it . If you want to catch up with a friend for a meal and a chat forget it, but then upstairs may be quieter. The food and the service will not fail you.

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LianneB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sad to see customers not wearing masks whilst walking around restaurant

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Chocolate
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Good choice of meals. Food was delicious. Staff are very professional and friendly.

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Sharon
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and food . Would recommend and will return.

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iluvdining
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely spot by the window was very noisy to begin but did calm down was made to feel extra special when the waitress found out it was my birthday fab start to my day they also let me leave my present there which I collected later in the day

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MicheleL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Building work going on next door. Drilling so loud table vibrating. It did stop after 15 minutes and a table change but terrible start to the meal.

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JanetteE
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent, as was the waitress . Only downside the amazing bread was unavailable.
We will be back again soon.

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JanetB
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely surroundings excellent food and the staff are great

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Laurence
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails! Perfect for birthdays!

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Micha
West Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing. Service was second to none, food was also beautiful! The decor is one of the best I have seen

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RhondaN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the loveliest meal with the most delicious cocktails. Wonderful service would highly recommend for a special occasion

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Clairesimbo47
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The whole experience felt rushed. We were asked for our order as we’d just been given the menus and were asked again twice while we were still looking and waiting for a drink we had ordered.
Our main course arrived as we were just finishing our starters.
Not a very relaxing time.
Nice food, just a shame.

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HLR2012
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not a great table when other tables were available. We were positioned by the loos. It was fine but it wasn’t the same attentive service as Tunbridge Wells.

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ClaireW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere brought a 90 year old lady for very belated birthday meal we were sat upstairs there was a lift available with plenty of room for 3 people and her walking aid. Food was fantastic and so was the service will definitely be back.

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HarryW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and professional service, great food and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partners birthday celebration and all staff who we came into contact with wished her a happy birthday which we both thought was a good touch,the whole part of our dining experience was excellent and will be recommending you to our friends and family.

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MariaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Great experience overall and will be back. Beautiful venue!

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The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 6240 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 reservations at the moment.