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The Ivy

#238 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ, England
+44 20 7836 4751
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary here and it was a fantastic experience. The food was delicious, I highly recommend the scallops as that was so tasty! Also you must ask Darren to make you cocktails as every one we had was a taste sensation, really cleverly designed and presented. The service from all staff was attentive without being intrusive.... More 

Thank ilikeeatinglots
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose the Ivy for a treat before we headed off to a matinee performance of Kinky Boots. It is not the first time we have visited and it wont be the last. There is something really charming and stylish about this restaurant. The service was excellent. The menu is adventurous and international. There was a problem when our main... More 

Thank md_stewart
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the Ivy with my family prior to attending a local show. The decor is really lovely and cozy, we had a good seat in the corner which we could see all the going on's. The Ivy was lively, nice vibe yet the service was OK , too many servers ie: one takes order, one brings drinks, food etc...... More 

Thank coco45
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for lunch with my niece (whose partner is a member) a couple of weeks ago. The whole experience was really very enjoyable. The food, the service, the ambiance...all to a very high standard. As it says in the title, recommended.

Thank Hamish M
London/New York
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were treated to fantastic food and service and a quiet corner table from which to watch fashionable London. Everything was beautiful in this gorgeously refurbished spot.

Thank PortlandPlace
Surrey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came here with my sister and friend. I loved the vibe from the minute we walked in. Offers a fabulous menu with great choice! Nice selection of cocktails. My sister had a prawn cocktail to start which looked and tasted awesome! for a main i had fish and chips, lots of fish and cooked to perfection, not very greasy... More 

Thank SophZ88
Olney, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful decor, service excellent, but sorry was completely underwhelmed by the food which was fairly bland, obviously it was an experience but I think maybe because of it being 'The Ivy' more was expected.

Thank Mallorcanlover
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here with the friends on Friday evening. We had all 3 meals. Starters and dessert was not bad. However main course was disgusting for everyone.We had 4 different main meals and all were horrible. On top of that one of the manager rudely told us that they need our table and this was after we had paid already,so... More 

Thank Luiza C
Watford, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ivy is on the expensive side and renown for being a favourite of famous people. You have to book well in advance as it gets fully booked. We booked seats at the Bar for a better view of the restaurant and the all the staff we encountered were very friendly and pleasant . The Lady behind the bar was... More 

Thank Philip P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A few of us gather each year to dress up and have a day out in London. Go for a a few drinks and a nice meal and this year we chose the Ivy. We arrived at 6 and were escorted to the bar whilst our table was got ready. The place is quite stunning and the staff very attentive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$62
British, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 4751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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