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The Ivy, London,

The Ivy

4.5
4.5
4711 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

19:00


Booked 136 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
  • Area
    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

    1 Jul - 31 Jul 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 4,711 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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • West End London

    Modern European

  • West End London

    Most Booked

4,712 Reviews
  1. KaraG

    Houston

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolute horrible service. Our food took over an hour to come and they did not do anything. Did not comp anything did not profusely apologize, nothing. Would never go back. It’s a shame because the restaurant is beautiful and the location is great theater.

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  2. Gogo

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely art deco resturant with a warm welcome when we arrived .Our waitress was great and took our orders quickly ,the cocktails were the best and the food was outstanding .We all had something different and tried each others but the knickerboker glory at the end was something else .Fabulous .Karim ,the manager took the time to show our guests all the artwork round the walls and even kindly gave her a print out .It was my friends Birthday and they brought out a plate with Happy Birthday written in chocolate and some chocolates .Delicious coffees afterwards ended our memorable meal. We will all be definitely coming back.

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  3. KenH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal, great service and look forward to my next meal

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  4. AndrewB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and extremely friendly staff, who made an eightieth birthday celebration a treasurable memory. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the evening. Scallops and John Dory were delicious!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round, service and food quality exceptional

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  6. ArleneF

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the original “Ivy” is fantastic! The atmosphere, food, service etc is second to none. Remember to book way in advance though!

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  7. Zoe1

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome! Loved it! Art Deco in its finest! Definitely go and enjoy!

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  8. AndyG

    Bristol

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our team member Irene was brilliant and helpful and gave us plenty of ice whenever we needed . The salmon fab and the ivy burger excellent ..great chenin blanc wine .. Hannah great in reception

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  9. Tania

    Brighton

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days 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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days 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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FAQs

The Ivy is rated 4.5 stars by 4711 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 136 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy

1-5 West Street, London, WC2H 9NQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    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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