The legendary Ivy needs no introduction. Beloved of stage and screen luminaries as well as lesser mortals, its 90-year-old position in the London dining circuit is unassailable.
The eclectic menu nods to intercontinental cuisine, while the genteel dining room scatters guests across the buzzy main floor and into private booths. Centrally located in Covent Garden, this restaurant is perfect for a pre-theatre meal.
Venue Details & Map
1-5 West StreetLondonWC2H 9NQ
- +44 (0)20 7836 4751
Top 5 reviews of The Ivy
We booked very much in advance and then got the usual "table's not ready have a drink at the bar". It was 7pm on a Monday!
Anyway when we did get shown to our table it was the absolute worst table. Right at the back, a booth right next to the door to the kitchen and the waiters' cleanup station, so spent the whole meal with staff bustling around us. The food was good, but the wait staff were...Read More
We were excited to try the "original" Ivy, and were, frankly, disappointed - much more by the service than by the food.
The food was good...not outstanding, but very good. Among us, we had a tuna sashimi starter, which was by far the best dish of the night. A basil gnocci was the other standout.
Our main dishes were pretty ho-hum...I got a chicken curry dish off the "classics" menu which was...Read More
This was my favorite dinner in London! Everything was so delicious. My sea bass was the most unique flavor I've ever had with fish and it was delicious. The honeycomb sundae, although very simple, was also one of the best desserts I've ever had. Service was great and prices were comparable to the quality of food and service.Read More
I had a review of this saved for like two years so I'm finally posting it
I enjoy restaurants in London especially because they have a dedicated Vegetarians menu (yes not an after thought or yes we can remove the meat and give make it vegetarian for the same freaking price)
The Ivy is right next to Covent Garden so you have plenty of restaurants to choose from, they have delicious food and...Read More
So this was my first ever trip to the original Ivy. I did think before hand that it is probably quite overhyped. It did feel a little rah rah but gosh the food!!!!!
We started with the burata. I am quite burata obsessed at the moment and boy was this good burata. So creamy and flavoursome. We also tried the popcorn shrimp which was amazing - such a non greasy experience for an essentially...Read More