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“Exquisite food as well as service.”
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The Ivy
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Ranked #743 of 24 685 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$39 - US$66
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
Description: The Ivy restaurant has been a firm fixture on London’s dining and social scene since its foundation in 1917. The Covent Garden restaurant and private room upstairs are the epitome of glamour – now more than ever after a triumphant redesign in 2015 by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. With its shimmering central dining bar, signature harlequin stained-glass windows, oak panelling and striking contemporary art collection, the longevity of this most British restaurant is ensured. Renowned for its food, Executive Chef Gary Lee creates balanced seasonal lunch and dinner menus that place the Ivy classics alongside a contemporary global palette, incorporating more Asian dishes, salads and vegetables, and a “sea and shells” section. Meanwhile, Director Fernando Peire and his experienced team deliver the unfaltering service for which The Ivy has become celebrated for worldwide, over the years. The Ivy welcomes customers without reservations at the central dining bar, where the A La Carte and Table d'hôte menus are both served. In this, its centenary year, there will be a host of special events lined up to celebrate both the past and future of this unique restaurant.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exquisite food as well as service. Everybody's food looked amazing as did the gorgeous desserts. They were able to cater to gluten free needs as well to a certain extent.

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Thank NicoletteE-P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing family late lunch, with sumptuous cocktails and a very nice bottle of red wine. Always enjoy eating here even if its a rare event. It makes it so much more enjoyable. Staff are always helpful and affable. Wonderful place. Love it!

Thank Nigel S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, food was amazing and this was worth every penny my girlfriend enjoys to visit different places on her birthday and I am glad to have surprised her with this lovely place.

Thank chrisjohnson47
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a friends birthday. The food was really good however the experience was slightly marred by a few things. We ordered a few nibbles and 5 olives came for a party of six........ (actually never seen such a mean serving of olives for over 3 pounds!). Some staff were inattentive right from the start especially regarding drink service. Often the staff were grouped together not watching the tables. We did have a lovely waitress serving us but she was not well supported by the wine service and we found ourselves struggling to attract attention for top up and drinks and water. By the middle of the main course the service picked up and stunning deserts were served by an army of waiting staff with aplomb! And finished with a little something for the birthday girl which was much appreciated and she was impressed so all good in the end. Will go again.

Thank Tamarisk59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

service is good. cleaning is good. meals are good. starters are good. drinks are good. a little bit expensive but it worths. thanks for the lady who gave us non reserved table.

Thank Sinan E
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