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We booked a room late in the day and were given a complimentary upgrade to the park view suite (hoorah!) After reading some mixed reviews, I wasn’t sure what to expect - we’ve eaten here maybe 4 times previously (all excellent) but never stayed. The...More
Visited the bar/lounge on Tuesday 3/07/18, ordered a glass of red wine, a dark rum and coke, a glass of cider and a bottle of beer, about 40minutes later the waitress returned with a glass of red, ( by now the wine drinker was putting...More
Arrived 02/07/18 no one to check me in had to go outside to the bar area then back through. Room was nice clean and The White Company toiletries a nice touch. Unfortunately I have to rate the food very poorly. I ordered the steak salad...I...More
Response from lucy l, Manager at Black IvyResponded 2 days ago
Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry to hear about your disappointing experience in the restaurant, we have recently changed the meat that is used in our steak salad to avoid issues like this happening as we always aim to provide the...More
I had delayed in coming here due to the mixed reviews it gets.
However, each of my visits was of a high standard.
The food choice may be a bit limited for some people to mainly gastro pub type offerings, but it is of good...More
Thank Julie R
Response from lucy l, Manager at Black IvyResponded 4 weeks ago
Hi Julie R,
Thank you for your lovely review, I'm so glad that you and your family have enjoyed your visits to Black Ivy. Its great to hear that you were impressed with all aspects of the venue and we look forward to welcoming you...More
very very comfortable, bed was like a marshmallow - loved it. The bar is excellent -Bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable- we were there on a sunday and they had a pianist- dont let the tiny reception area put you off on entry - the...More
Response from lucy l, Manager at Black IvyResponded May 30, 2018
Thank you for your review. The beds are very comfy - I love the comparison to a marshmallow. Im glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will see you again soon.
The Black Ivy Team
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.