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
Having started off as a modest café in 1917, The Ivy has such a storied history. Since then, it has grown into one of London's most quintessential restaurants. You can't possibly go wrong ordering British staples here, such as their famous shepherd's pie. Just be sure not to fill yourself up too much on the complimentary bread to start. After all, it's a good idea to save room for (at least)... more
Perfect place in London for a classic lunch in Covent Garden. Yummy and nice. Classy / casual. The food was delicious and the service was on point. Definitely recommended. more
A true taste of London. I'm a typical Monday afternoon the place is busy, you'll see locals having wine or champagne with their lunch. The menu is interesting it offers a variety of items. I like that they have fish of the day. I wouldn't recommend the shrimp and avocado appetizer. The carrot soup amazing, I liked without yogurt. The st Germaine Champagne cocktail is lovely. more
My first time at The Ivy and wow was it amazing. The food was delicious. I had the bang bang chicken for starter and a corn fed chicken for the main. I enjoyed a class of full body Nappa Valley wine. Service was very attentive, the lady from Portugal was lovely, she smiled, hosted and engaged with the customers.
The atmosphere was laid back, opulent and comfortable. People dressed casual... more
Fantastic, Classic restaurant - make a reservation now! Our entire meal was perfection from start to finish and the service was pure perfection. Start with a cocktail at the 100 year old bar and then make sure, after dinner, to save room for dessert and tea or coffee, it's well worth it! more