The Ivy Roof Garden, Spinningfields

4.6
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1525 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English
One of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy, West Street, has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service for over a century. The Ivy Collection is now to open in Manchester this November, offering a new dining experience set across four fabulous floors.

The Ivy Spinningfields will occupy an impressive, timber framed space within a new development, The Pavilion, surrounded by greenery yet located in the heart of the city.


On the top floor of The Ivy Spinningfields, will be Manchester’s first Roof Garden. With a fully retractable roof, the spectacular space will be open all year round. Guests will enjoy food and cocktails alongside an abundance of planting, greenery and foliage, roaring fire pits and colourful fabrics, all creating an enchanting oasis in the heart of Manchester.
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4.6
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4.6
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LOUISEJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Unfortunately this is a bit of a false review as it was the last night before it closed down due to the virus.
We booked the roof top garden for 3 birthdays but we had to sit in the ground floor restaurant as it was closed.
Food was still good

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vipRichardB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing evening even in these times of COVID-19. We'll be back supporting our favourite restaurant!

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DerekD
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

My food was served cold. I rarely ever complain but as it was a birthday treat I informed the waiter who did replace my meal with a hot one 15 minutes later when everyone had finished. No discount or refund was offered and when I checked my receipt a service charge had been applied without informing me. I would not return.

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LesleyH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue. Great food & lovely staff & ambience. Fab birthday cake too!!

JD
JacquiD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I have been eating at the Ivy generally once a week for the past few months and have always found it to be a very pleasurable experience on all counts, all the staff we have met are friendly yet professional and we shall be looking forward to our next visit and lots more to come

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MichelleE
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Very busy restaurant food very good service bit slow but very polite staff

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KurtM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and matched the service and quality of the restaurant.

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David62
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

But I wouldn’t recommend a Saturday night, as the music is so loud you can’t hear any conversation at the table and have to shout to make yourselves heard. This ruined a otherwise lovely night.

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MaggieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant for a special occasion

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the best time here. Had no idea where we had booked as we don't know Manchester at all but searched for a good restaurant near to the opera house. This is literally a few steps away.
The ambiance of the whole place really set the mood for the evening. Different to anything our home town of Lincoln has to offer and it had a great vibe.
The service was excellent and the staff were so respectful and polite.
The food didn't disappoint. I had the lobster pasta - it was delicious.
Cocktails were also brilliant.
Wouldn't hesitate to rush back next time we are in the area.
Spot on.

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Vincenzo
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Roof Garden is an excellent venue that copes well with a high customer count and a moderate turnover of guests. Our food was excellent and well prepared and the attentive staff were helpful. We enjoyed our meal fully and will no doubt be returning soon.

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SuzanneC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely magnificent and was equally matched by the service and venue.
The food was reasonably priced for the quality and it is a beautiful place for something a little different and special.
The only minor down side was the price of the drinks but it’s central Manchester so that’s expected.
Can’t wait to go again and have the monkfish curry it was truly wonderful.
Would recommend at the drop of a hat.
Special mention to Alexandro (from Valencia) who was so lovely and professional (mucho gusto).

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HelenR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Booked a table on the roof terrace. Food, service and surroundings impeccable. Can’t wait to return.

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TraceyN
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon here but my only fault was the music was far too loud!

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FayeY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, great food and beautiful cocktails everything about the experience was fantastic

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BeataB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Yes for drinks, no for food. Steaks were done very well instead if medium. Food overall taste not compatible with price

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was brilliant. I’ve visited the Ivy before, but never the roof terrace. Food was lovely and the mood was great.
The live music was a little too loud, but nothing to cause concern.
Staff were polite.
Overall great experience, date went well. Will be back again.

AM
AlisonM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was lovely, food was very nice and good value for money.

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vipMinnie
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch menu was delicious and very good value for money. Had the goats cheese salad and the chickpea and sweet potato Thai curry, both were incredibly tasty and great vegetarian options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at the Ivy and loved it. Food was delicious and the service was great. Definitely go back.

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StephanieC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous lunch, staff were amazing, food and drinks were FAB! Thanks for a great time.

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Pilchard3
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely treat for us
The young lady who served us was absolutely fantastic made us feel very comfortable

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We booked the Ivy for a ore theatre meal and really enjoyed our meals drinks and the service. Our waiter was a young Spanish Student from Cadiz - he was ace

We will go again later in the year

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but56
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch at The Ivy Roof Garden for my husband's birthday, and both thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was exquisite, the service friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere what we'd hoped for. The one slight niggle was that the music was a bit on the loud side.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything perfect 👌🏾 got me laid 👏🏾 great chicken!

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Arriving at the Ivy felt like you were arriving somewhere really special. The service was very efficient and staff were the perfect blend of both friendly and professional. We went for the early dinner menu which for the quality of food was great. However, drinks were very expensive. £7 for a bottled beer that doesn't amount to a pint is excessive. There are also only 125ml on selected wines available to order by the glass. A greater variety of by the glass and a 250ml option would have have made it 5star.
Tip - Girls need to check out the ladies, it's a botanical haven!!

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HelenaR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All excellent but very noisy on a Saturday evening. Why do you need a dj when people want to talk

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AnitaS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The decor and setting at The Ivy is fabulous and very well done. The tables were a bit crammed in.
The food was delicious, I even attempted to recreate one of the dishes at home because it was that tasty.

The staff were welcoming and friendly.
The service was a bit slow and we had to wait a while after our meal for the bill and then even longer to pay. I cannot fault my server who was very busy and apologetic, it was due to not having enough waiting staff on.

I went for my birthday and while it was a lovely meal, I was fed up with poor service in general and ready to leave.

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vipCootey
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It Is the welcoming staff at the Ivy Manchester , that make this an ideal place to enjoy food and drinks. I go to many restaurants in Manchester but always come back here . Thanks to all the team .

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EmilyP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Lovely drinks but average food. Expected better quality for price. Also tables too close together and very noisy. Enjoyed the roof top bar for drinks afterwards

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hugely atmospheric.
Fabulous decor.
Unobtrusive service.
Delicious food.
Excellent value for money.
I particularly enjoyed the fact that there were family groups dining and all ages were represented. This is important to me as I am over 60 and often feel out of place in restaurants where I am surrounded by trendy young things!

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AllyK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit there with my husband. Lovely relaxed dinining and lovely staff. Great food and great service . Will definitely go back .

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The ambience and atmosphere was very rich. Music was great but could be a little lower so we can hear eachother catch-up on life’s gossip. Drinks were amazing and the price cost were already expected due to the Ivy’s reputation.


We decided against eating on our way to the venue and opted for drinks instead - however when we settled down we received a bit of pressure to be moved, despite apparent empty tables.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We are on the rooftop, it was lovely. Id like to have more vegetarian options please

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SarahW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous time here once again. Been quite a few times now, and can honestly say, the service, food and ambience is impeccable every time. Thank you

LH
LynnH
Spain
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there for lunch with two friends, loved the ambience and unpretentious atmosphere. Great service, friendly and very helpful staff. My corn fed chicken had the most amazing flavours. I want to go back to have it again!

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Myab
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

Bread was hard waiter was took it off the bill but sides were served after finished meal was disappointed as book for a surprise bday meal however nice atmosphere

MM
MarkM
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was ok bread was rock hard , waitress was nice but was expecting much more from this place

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SarahB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful décor and the staff were really friendly. Great menu. Love The Ivy.

LG
LouiseG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely stunning. Food , service, surroundings and everything was fabulous

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The Ivy Roof Garden, Spinningfields is rated 4.6 stars by 1525 OpenTable diners.

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