The Ivy


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.

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The Ivy

1-5 West Street
+44 (0)20 7836 4751
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 120 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ivy

5.0 out of 5 27 November 2015
by Shaun D.

After recently being refurbished, I thought I would give this place a go.

I arrived for lunch without a reservation and was warmly welcomed and asked to sit at the bar. The bar staff were great and happily made up a very moorish virgin cocktail. Unfortunately I can't remember the name.

I went classic and had sausage and mash. Truly amazing. Perfect gravy and a surprisingly healthy size...more

4.0 out of 5 21 November 2015
by Jonny M.

Great ambiance, excellent and attentive service, varied menu and terrific wine selection make this restaurant in a very popular area of London a go to top choice. Dining here felt a little like I was dining with the who's who of the West End. I ordered the salmon and was pleasantly surprised with the taste, quality and presentation. I will return next time I'm in the UK.more

4.0 out of 5 30 September 2015
by Isobel C.

Following the refurb, The Ivy is better than ever. The menu has lost its grounded charm but doesn't fail otherwise. Staff are mostly gorgeous and chic, kitted out in uniforms they would surely choose for themselves; and you never fail to spot a 'face', lunch or dinner.more

5.0 out of 5 16 May 2015
by Jonathan V.

Absolutely loved every minute of it!

The location is perfect, close to the lively West End of London. The building is period with all the features to go with it, even stained glass! As the doorman open the door you are transported to the 60's!

They have one of the most beautiful bars I've ever seen! Dressed in dirty pink with stunning barman waiting to serve you. Every cocktail on the...more

5.0 out of 5 18 October 2014
by Lauren S.

A beautiful dining experience.

All day on Mondays they have a set 2 or 3 course menu, so we went along to celebrate a friends engagement as a special treat.

The setting is very classic, dim lighting, lovely tables, gorgeous stained glass windows.

The staff were all brilliant, helpful and very kind.

Three courses for £27 in such an institution of place was great value.

We had a delicious...more

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