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 128 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ivy

5.0 out of 5 19 October 2016
by Charlie N.

Great food & service from The Ivy, London! The table was set beautifully and the attention to detail was excellent, and staff are all so friendly.

I ate from the Set Menu which changes regularly and is served Monday-Thursday 2.30pm -6pm & after 10pm also Sunday's all day.

Starter - Bruschetta with stuffed olives, piquillo, avocado & Ortiz anchovies - The Bruschetta had just the right amount...more

5.0 out of 5 21 September 2016
by Fer S.

EN: I really loved this restaurant. The décor and the food were perfect. I ordered the spicy masman chicken curry but asked them to go easy on the spicy part and the flavour was just right. Service was impeccable, as well.

SP: Me encanto este restaurante. La decoración y la comida estaban increíbles. Pedí el curry masman de pollo pero les pedí que no lo hicieran tan picante y estaba...more

4.0 out of 5 23 July 2016
by Andrew W.

Walking around Covent Garden in the morning, I stumbled on The Ivy and it was open at 8am. I didn't expect much from the food, especially after hearing that London has subpar food, but The Ivy surprised me. Service was courteous and attentive. And the decor was beautiful with fantastic natural lightning. I enjoyed both the Eggs Benedict and Vegetarian Breakfast, and enjoyed having eggs were...more

4.0 out of 5 12 February 2016
by Sherrie T.

We came here right when The Ivy opened so we could catch our early flight. The place just opened at 8 am on a Saturday morning and we were the only customers there the whole time. The interior was beautiful and I can imagine this is the place to be for weekend brunch if we only get here at 11am! The location, food and decor are definitely to be sought after.

We ordered the crumpet with a...more

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

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