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.

Venue Details & Map

The Ivy

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

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 142 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ivy

4.0 out of 5 13 June 2017
by Nancy S.

The family enjoyed The Ivy beginning with cocktails, appetizer, entree, wine and dessert. The place is upscale, service is attentive and not a long wait. Good place for a celebration. A ver special time.more

3.0 out of 5 1 June 2017
by Jason H.

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...more

5.0 out of 5 30 April 2017
by Kiki H.

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.more

4.0 out of 5 30 April 2017
by Sar P.

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...more

3.0 out of 5 26 January 2017
by Inci T.

Very classy very pricey very small portions and every thing is listed as a side dish!

When you order meat for 23 pounds , literally only the meat slice comes on a white plate. Nothing next to it. Not even sauce. Greens, potatoes, everything every thing is priced seperately.

BUT great coctails and wine. So it is more like a light bite and a drink kind of a restaurant or maybe for special...more

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