The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

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£26 to £40
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British
Relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining in the heart of Blackheath. The restaurant makes for an ideal spot to enjoy an accessible all-encompassing menu, serving British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TB
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at the Ivy Blackheath and first of many, great food and great atmosphere

t
London
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely space, great food, great service. Try the shepherds pie delicious 😋

JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I love The Ivy for delicious food, cosy interior design, service and overall atmosphere.
It is very busy restaurant so sometimes they get a bit slow with service but otherwise I would highly recommend for delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.

SB
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints. Perfect service and the food was delicious.

DB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is very nicely done up and the waiter serving us was very polite and attentive. We went for breakfast and of the 3 of us who had eggs, 2 were disappointed to find one of their 2 eggs was very over cooked. The overcooked eggs were so obvious as the yolk had splattered all over the white and then cooked solid. Had it not been immediately noticeable I could’ve forgiven it but for a chef to have sent these out is terrible. To be honest if I was the waiter I’d have refused to take out it out to the customer!

HY
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a lovely meal. This was my first time at the ivy in Blackheath, having visited in London many times.
In a great location with the heath opposite. Service and ambience were impeccable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Poor service, warn wine. Not as expected although the staff were very apologetic and polite.

TA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Food was lovely and a good choice, partner was given signature dessert for his birthday for free which tasted amazing. However service was disappointing, took too long to get drinks and generally slow. Too busy and loud for us we couldn’t have a conversation. Would prefer a quieter time to enjoy.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal very much - great food and atmosphere. Our only complaint was that the table was so poorly lit that we couldn't read the menu!

T
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

A disappointing visit to the Ivy Cafe in Blackheath. Whilst the atmosphere and surroundings and service remains the same from previous visits the choice of food and wine has declined - either rather ordinary cheaper dishes or expensive more adventurous dishes. For example a good value spaghetti vongole at circa £15 has disappeared and lobster linguine at £29.50 has appeared in its place. Limited choice in a good value equivalent of house wine and a glass of Prosecco 125ml at £7.75 is steep even for London
Finally standards were slipping with both of our dishes. Fish and Chips - very good fish - appalling and dry old tasting chips. Roast fillet of Salmon - very good - Broccoli - inedible apart from the tip of the two tiny pieces. My knife simply couldn’t cut the stalk however hard I tried! Once upon a time it was impossible to book at the last minute - looking around there were a number of unoccupied tables. Coincidence?

t
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were very friendly, the service was great, and the food was exceptional.

t
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A really beautiful restaurant and excellent food. The service was attentive but not too overwhelming. Just right.

p
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Overpriced and trading on the parental name. Paid approximately the same for 4 people at The Savoy Grill the week before and that’s several leagues above The Ivy Blackheath.
Service and ambience is fine but food quality and value were poor.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Perhaps waited a little too long but generally very good

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a brilliant setting, service was excellent and couldn’t recommend The Ivy enough to people.

c
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Decor is beautiful as expected, food was nice. It was a nice experience and my son paid for the meal but £150 for three two courses and three alchoholic drinks and one coke is a tad excessive, its not worth that, but would recommend for the surroundings and ambience.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

I've eaten here four times now and whilst the service and ambience are great, the food is a bit lacking and certainly not as good as in the Covent Garden restaurant, which has always been excellent. For example, the chips were a bit on the cold side, the runner beans, a little on the raw side and the sea bream definitely overdone. Nothing so bad I'd feel obliged to complain about it, but not what I would expect from a 'little sister' of the Ivy. Shame...

s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very busy, noisy but excellent service. Food as you would expect from the Ivy although ours was warm rather than hot.

LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to visit this branch. The staff are friendly, it has a West End vibe without having to travel to town. Decor is 10/10 and the food is always good. Perfect.

C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints. Fabulous food and deliciously chilled Champagne. Nothing to fault. Will be back.

R
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, bustling atmosphere and perfect place for a date, a catch up with friends or a celebration!

j
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good location. Great food and service. Only slight downside was the noise level. As probably older than perhaps most customers we sometimes found it difficult to have a full conversation across the table. However this would not stop me going again and have already made plans to go again in near future.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Sorry steak tartare was like eating cooked roast beef (was not tartare), veal with mushroom sauce - veal was overlooked, therefore rubbery.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea, great portion sizes. Lovely ambiance.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere in this restaurant.

TB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere ,helpful discreet staff. Excellent food and beverages

LH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious afternoon tea in a lovely setting. All staff incredibly helpful and friendly.

JP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had the most delightful lunch. Food was excellent and exceptionally reasonable, would've been 5/5 but the poached egg wasn't runny. The servo e was outstanding, attentive without being in your face. All staff were polite and friendly. Restaurant is lovely but on all 3 occasions I've been it's been a little cold. I have another booking for November and am already looking forward to it

J
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

I’ve eaten here before and it was lovely, however this time I was very disappointed. The cocktails were not to there usual standard and no matter what we ordered they pegged a measly leaf of mint to the glass (I can only assume they run out of garnishes). The shepherds pie was good but the steak was rubbish, and neither of us ate our deserts. Not impressed

t
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely space, great food, great service. Try the shepherds pie delicious 😋

t
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal here. Would recommend if your in blackheath

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a really enjoyable meal – the food and service were excellent. Only negative was the noise level, but this varied through the lunch – we had thought that arriving at 2.30pm would be a quieter time.

ML
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food was amazing but the service from the staff wasn’t the best. Our waiter had an attitude on him and we could see that he was talking to a colleague about us as they kept looking over, wouldn’t recommend the Blackheath one.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Wife’s food was good but my yellow-fin tuna was overcooked. Restaurant was busy and service slow at times. Very odd that four ladies celebrating a ‘baby reveal’ were told to take a helium balloon off of their chair. Didn’t feel like a London Ivy experience but we have a family birthday at The Ivy Tunbridge-Wells next week which will be the decider on going to an Ivy outside of London again.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I was disappointed. My local cafes do much better brunches. The eggs were quite tasteless, lukewarm when they arrived and over cooked. A cafe relies on doing simple produce really well - I won’t be going again

SD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only moan, tables to close to each other, but the food was excellent

DK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

FABULOUS! Great anniversary dinner for me and b/f. Lovely receptionist Alexandra made us feel so special. We had the best table by window and a little sweet treats in the end. Our server Henry was very subtle and professional. Great food and ambiance. Will 100% return!

MO
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The service wasn't great - we were given our food without any plates or spoons to eat it with. The food however was excellent and we got to stay at our table for more than the pre-allocated 2 hours.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We decided to sit outside as it was quite warm inside. The food was lovely but service not great. Our server didn’t come across particularly friendly/smiley and forgot to pass on our drinks order. After we were finished and plates cleared it took a long time for him to check back if we wanted anything else. It wasn’t horrible but I’d expect more from the Ivy.

PN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Service was slow at first, food was lovely and the ambience was good

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