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… Read More

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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

Address
1-5 West Street
London
WC2H 9NQ
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7836 4751

Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5
Based on 143 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Ivy

4 out of 5 7 October 2017
by Demetry P.

Great location. Drinks on the pricey side for what you get. Delicious olives appetizer. FIsh and Chips were tasty. Good, attentive service.Read More

3 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...Read More

5 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.Read More

4 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...Read More

5 out of 5 1 December 2016
by Amanda W.

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

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