The Ivy Dining Counter
I had heard about The Ivy over the years but always thought it was too expensive or too snooty for the likes of me. How wrong I was! We decided to give it a try before going to the theatre and were immediately put at ease by the lovely staff. The food was out of this world--in fact, it made me realise just how second rate many of the restaurants are that I have been to lately. I had the leek and potato soup with truffle and a poached quail's egg--delicious. Then I had the best pork belly I've ever had--it just melted in my mouth. Wonderful. A terrific and unusual wine, and the creme brûlée dessert was outstanding. What can I say? We will definitely be back. And regarding the cost, well it wasn't cheap but it cost the same as the dinner we had at a second rate wine bar last week, so there is no comparison. Well done, The Ivy! You'll see us again!
Some us time... with my wife
Great service great food. Great overall. Definitely worth going
Food was great. The service at the counter was slow and inattentive. We kept having to ask for our wine and service. Such a shame as our past experiences have been great
$70 pound lunch for just myself. Food was disgusting. Disappointed because I’ve been looking forward to going for awhile
Excellent food and service
Firstly, I really wanted to enjoy this dinner. The restaurant itself is wonderful. The food was just not good enough, including the presentation, which was not good for the hype of this restaurant. I would have a hard time going back.
Excellent food, cocktails and service. Ideally located in theatre land.
I took my boyfriend for his 30th birthday and had a brilliant experience. Delicious and well sized portions with really attentive service and a beautiful venue.
Great lunch friends meeting up
Being sat at the bar was ok, the barmen were great, friendly and good service. Food was lovely as usual.
Did not enjoy my chair getting bashed into every time somebody walked past, and hearing the wait staffs chatter behind us over our own conversation.
I’ve been before and always been seated at a table and loved it, was a shame on my anniversary this wasn’t the case as soured the evening slightly for me.
The food was very good, the dishes were not very large, but you can be satisfied with a first and a main course assuming you also eat their excellent bread.
Very good service.
Trendy as expected but overall very enjoyable! Always a classic night out!
All terrific cept for fatty, grisly veal chop. Richard awesome bartender server
The original Ivy always delivers. Great services and ambience. I just wish the other Ivy outlets were as good in terms of food choice and quality.
Love the Ivy! One of the best spots in London for a nice dinner
Excellent service and food. It’s not cheap , but this is London !
My husbands curry was not good.
He was compensated and the item was taken off the menu he was also given a free sweet, but this was our anniversary and ruined the evening.
Always a pleasure this restaurant. Consistently fantastic quality.
Awesome food, awesome service, awesome company
Great place, very good food, happy vibe. Enjoyed very much
I wanted to really like this place, but the food was just so so. The ambiance was great, the drinks were great, the service was great, the presentation was great, but the food could have been better. I had the scallops that were sadly nothing special. They were slightly fishy, slightly over cooked with no consistency, and beyond the fishy taste; they were pretty bland. The risotto that came with the dish was okay, but again, not the best.
However, if your looking for great drinks and great service, I would say this is the place!
Amazing food, amazing service, delicious cocktails - perfect evening
had a lovely first time visit to The Ivy .food and staff were amazing.
Awesome as always. The team here just know how to do it.
Lovely informal way to enjoy The Ivy experience. Really did enjoy ourselves
It was pouring rain, my husband and I were wearing soaking raincoats and dripping hats. The doormen and front desk staff greeted us as if we were elegantly attired and alighted from a limo. We were seated at the elegant bar and were professionally served a delicious meal at what we consider to be a very reasonable price. A lovely experience.
Am pleased to have been introduced to The Ivy. Food great and service + ambiance. Cosy. Think counter service only works well when two people.
Excellent service and fantastic food as always. Would highly recommend.
The Ivy is always a great place to have dinner! I love it
Attentive staff, excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere. It was also good to go to somewhere like this and be able to eat/drink at a relaxed pace and not to feel ‘rushed’ in any way. Would highly recommend a visit to the Ivy.
We sat at the bar as per the Dining Table booking, staff were friendly but not over bearing. Very relaxed atmosphere, great food and nice to be sat amongst things at the bar. Exceeded our expectations!
We spent a week in London and this was by far our favorite dinning experience. You must sit at the bar to take it all in.
Special night out for son celebrating his qualification
The waiter was rude and he got our order wrong
Thanks again for a New visit at The Ivy - mat be the 10th during last 20 years - this time in combination with Our 48- years of marriage upon we receive very staisfying attention from the staff!
We will certainly come back to you.
Inge Lise and Knut Stromsheim
Superbly renovated since my last visit 20 yrs ago, this is unpretentious 5 star dining at its best. Lighting, service, menu and wine list, all combining to produce the perfect ambiance.
Accidentally booked the dining counter and was worried I wouldn’t like it as much as a table for two but absolutely loved it and would definitely eat like that again! Gorgeous setting, great food and really lovely staff. Fantastic 1st anniversary dinner <3
Open table you were the cause of this disaster of an evening The Ivy said they didn't have my booking and sat us at the bar ☹️ the front of house was very poor. This was for my wife's birthday, this was very poor unlike the Ivy Manchester
Took my partner there for her birthday and it was fantastic - quick and attentive service, great menu, fine food and a lively atmosphere but still chilled enough to be able to speak and hear. Decor and ambience was fantastic and the quality of the cuisine was top class