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The Ivy

1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ, England
+44 20 7836 4751
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (259 reviews)
“baked alaska” (116 reviews)
“calves liver” (68 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
British, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So I work in the emergency services and consequently we have to save up for those special treats. The Ivy is a restaurant that my wife had always wanted to visit so as a birthday treat we booked a table before seeing a show. We...More

1  Thank DJVC1968
Reviewed yesterday

This was our first visit to The Ivy since the extensive, expensive centenary refurbishment. More of that later. I'll start with the food. As always, a great menu with plenty of choice ranging from good old traditional British to the more exotic dishes. I started...More

Thank TJP-UK
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although recently refurbished, the Ivy still retains the style and ambience that has set it apart from many other restaurants. The food was amazing and the service was first class.

Thank KeithGrahamuk
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been eating here for years. It is my London tradition. This time I have grilled liver. For desert we had baked Alaska and salted caramel fondant. The room is lovely and the staff well trained and friendly. Book early!

Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I was young in the excessive 1980s, with more money, more chutzpah and less common sense than I have now, I visited institutions like the Ivy - just for the experience. It's taken me over thirty years to save up for a second look....More

Thank KevinHorlock
Reviewed 2 days ago

You get what you pay for is defiantly the order of the day here. Classy venue, cool, well-informed staff, tasty food & great drinks choice. Don't bother going or taking anyone who moans about cost. Yes, everything is expensive but well worth it. Outstanding, loved...More

Thank Woozle47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been lucky to dine in many rated restaurants and The Ivy was on my list so for my birthday on 20/06 I went with my husband and was very disappointed. First of all waiter staff were totally I different and not at all...More

Thank tlvcmedway
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the Ivy based on a friend's recommendation & we were pleasantly rewarded. Restaurant decor is typically British if a bit dated. Service was attentive but the real star was the food. We started with the beetroot carpaccio, steak tartare, Caesar salad, & the...More

Thank Blackshirts70
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second visit no booking with different set of colleagues. Had the Shepherds pie as is required when visiting the Ivy - very nice but preferred the calves liver from my previous visit. Drinks very reasonable price and their own spiced rum slipped down very readily....More

Thank Lozzamas
Reviewed 4 days ago

I cant fault the Ivy, the staff are very efficent but with humour and a smile. The food speaks for itself. Overall a wonderful special place to visit. I meet a friend here twice a year and we shall never change the venue!! Thankyou.

Thank Bobblehat123
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
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Is it quiet enough to have a conversation?
4 June 2017|
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Response from Ron A | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, that is not a problem
Jan S
Does the Ivy have a Lunchtime menu and where can I see the menu?
5 May 2017|
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Response from Andy C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure I'd check out their website.
Agne B
I want to go there for my 40-ieth birthday. Can I take children to the restaurant? They are 9 and 6?
30 April 2017|
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Response from SteffiShilts | Reviewed this property |
I personally wouldn't there's not much room it was smaller and a lot more intimate than I was expecting hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$38 - US$63
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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