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The Ivy

#233 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ, England
+44 20 7836 4751
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant I love the 1950's decor it was like going back in time! Very nice friendly polite staff, gorgeous food. My only fault is being asked for the table back not long after we'd finished eating they just want you in and out, I know it's there policy the same as most top London restaurants but it is annoying!

Thank Jackie D
Dundee, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent location, service really good, excellent quality of food, nothing broken so nothing needing fixed, welcoming ambiance with a slick maitre de, would defiantly return on our next trip to London

Thank Doug J
Worcester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sorry no photographs I was to busy eating and taking in the ambiance !! My wife and I had been to a matinee of 42nd Street and booked this fabulous restaurant to cap the day off. The menu is nothing short of fabulous and the service is fantastic. There will be a choice of anything you could want to eat... More 

Thank Gordon B
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked the private dining room for an award winners gala dinner in February. We had our own bar area which was perfect for pre-dinner drinks and canapés. They sourced AV and even supplied boxes of chocolates for our guests. I would definitely book for another event.

Thank Cheryl P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked a pre-theatre meal for my Sister's 60th Birthday. Booked online and confirmed by phone and e mail. The staff were very welcoming and once seated we were given the menu and wine list and offered water!! We refused water and asked for a refreshing glass of wine. After 15 minutes of waiting for the waitress to return, I... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to the Ivy for 15 years now. We love the atmosphere and the menu is perfect, so many great options, however since the group have been expanding the service has declined. What happened to the lovely warm welcome? The service was ok but no special moments. The food was also average this time. When we left... More 

Thank Lourdesdaisy
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to The Ivy yesterday for lunch. It was an amazing experience, the food was exceptional, as was the service. The bartender Darren (from Birmingham) was very attentive, and made some excellent recommendations for our meals and drinks. I can honestly say it was the best restaurant meal we have ever had. We intend to return... More 

Thank JayneCraig
San Francisco, California, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great find for lunch. Great food, drinks, coffees, and atmosphere. It is a very sceney spot with a large lunch menu full of salads, meats, fish, currys, and more

Thank Bryan H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My Husband and I dine out in many restaurants but I have to say the Goan Curry is the best curry I've ever had. My Husband said the raspberry dessert was also the best he'd ever had. The atmosphere was fantastic food was not expensive given the top quality. Food proportions were fantastic. I did have to wait for drinks... More 

Thank SteffiShilts
Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here on many occasions whilst in London and it never disappoints. Wonderful refurbishment, décor remains classy with a grand central bar serving amazing cocktails. Excellent atmosphere. Staff always very welcoming and extremely friendly in a professional manner.The menu was a perfect mix of the Ivy classics and modern contemporary dishes including Asian cuisine. All courses presented beautifully... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$64
British, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 4751

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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