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The Ivy, London,

The Ivy

4.5
4.5
4699 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
The Ivy restaurant has been a firm fixture on London’s dining and social scene since 1917. The restaurant and private room upstairs are the epitome of real glamour. A shimmering central dining bar in the restaurant draws admiring attention, and the signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection ensure the longevity of this very British of dining institutions. Executive Chef Gary Lee creates balanced seasonal menus, featuring Ivy classics, but accounting for today’s tastes, incorporating more Asian dishes, salads and vegetables, and the advent of a “sea and shells” section. Director Fernando Peire leads a strong and experienced team to deliver the unfaltering service for which The Ivy has become well known over the years. The Ivy welcomes customers without reservations at the central dining bar, where the A La Carte and Set menus are both served.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:45 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:15 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7836 4751
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Patrizio Petrucci
  • Private party facilities
    Established in the heart of Theatre Land in London’s Covent Garden, The Ivy’s restaurant and private dining room are the epitome of glamour with iconic shimmering Central Dining Bar, signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection.
  • Private party contact
    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548
  • Neighborhood
    Covent Garden
  • Parking details
    Our nearest parking is the Q-Park, Chinatown on Newport Place. WC2H 7PU (3 minutes’ walk from the restaurant).
  • Public transit
    The nearest tube station is Leicester Square. Leave by Exit 3 and turn right. Walk up Charing Cross Road and take the 2nd turning on your right into Litchfield Street. The entrance to the restaurant is around the left hand corner on West Street, opposite St Martin's Theatre.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Flavours of Summer Set Menu

    £28.95 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2024
    Dine on a selection selection of our new summer dishes and enjoy two courses for £28.95 or three for £34.95. Complement your dining experience with a perfectly paired glass of wine handpicked by our sommeliers for £9.50. Available daily until the 31st of August.
    Flavours of Summer Set Menu Photo

What 4,699 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • West End London

    Modern European

  • West End London

    Most Booked

4,703 Reviews
  1. Tania

    Brighton

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed it, staff were on point and the food was delicious, and very filling.

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    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A return visit for my wife and I and we were not disappointed. A treat for when we visit London

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  3. kevinm

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great however the service was a little off we found out it was down to new staff being trained up on a busy Saturday night

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cold food, asked for them to warm it up and the server took my plate away, brought it back 20 seconds later, asked me 2 put my burger on a side plate and took chips away!! Returned with a basket of chips, no dinner plate, had to ask for a dinner plate, quite unbelievable! When I bit into the burger, that too was cold, but I didn't bother to ask for this to be re cooked. Very mediocre food and all cold! Wouldn't return in a hurry unfortunately

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s still got it, a fantastic afternoon had by all.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed i ordered the Lamb Cutlets meal only two chops very over priced £32 some amount of veg & had to order side of mash. Disappointed

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  7. ClareH

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely, staff was very attentive. Great atmosphere

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  8. KimC

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place for a celebration meal—ambience, service and of course food all excellent! Highly recommended!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had sun absolutely fantastic evening in the Ivy to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The service as second to none and they were attentive to our needs. To top it all the Chef had made up a special plate with chocolates and Happy Birthday which was a lovely touch. The food and ambience was amazing.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    So disappointed, after a lovely meal at Christmas, we decided to return. But the experience was totally different. The staff weren’t attentive, my main ‘Veal’ was greasy and over cooked… (how dare you over cook Veal..!!). No one offered to take our coats..! All in all, a real disappointment..

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FAQs

The Ivy is rated 4.5 stars by 4699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 129 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy

1-5 West Street, London, WC2H 9NQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:45 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:15 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Our nearest parking is the Q-Park, Chinatown on Newport Place. WC2H 7PU (3 minutes’ walk from the restaurant).
  • Public transit
    The nearest tube station is Leicester Square. Leave by Exit 3 and turn right. Walk up Charing Cross Road and take the 2nd turning on your right into Litchfield Street. The entrance to the restaurant is around the left hand corner on West Street, opposite St Martin's Theatre.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Patrizio Petrucci
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7836 4751
  • Private party facilities
    Established in the heart of Theatre Land in London’s Covent Garden, The Ivy’s restaurant and private dining room are the epitome of glamour with iconic shimmering Central Dining Bar, signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection.
  • Private party contact
    the Events Team: 020 3727 6548
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