The Ivy Soho Brasserie

4.3
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£26 to £40
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British
The Ivy Soho Brasserie is located on Broadwick Street, one of Soho’s most popular areas.
Decorated with artworks inspired by Soho’s music scene, as well as William Blake (Broadwick’s most famous resident), the space is made up of a restaurant, bar, private dining room and terrace with Parisian-style seating. Open seven days a week, the modern British menu will be available from dawn till dusk for local workers, residents, shoppers and visitors to enjoy. Being located in Soho, the brasserie will have a DJ spinning music every Friday and Saturday from 7pm and on weekends during brunch until close.
The Ivy Soho Brasserie’s look and feel has been created by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and notable features include an onyx bar, bronze pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet and a mixture of burnt orange leather and velvet banquettes and bar stools.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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DavidM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a reliable venue to meet a good friend. Good service. Good food. Thank you.

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PennyG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent and tasty food, with an interesting wine list. Very good service, we were made welcome and the service was attentive without being too pushy.

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NiclasE
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Great food and great place
Service very mediocre and not attentive staff and felt they did not really care about the customers

Would recommend the food but not service

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SeanR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

I had fish and chips. The cod was like it was dipped in pigs fat and the chips had a lot of salt. For starters I had courgette chips and sour dough bread. The courgette chips were VERY greasy and the bread was like rock and nearly took out my fillings. I wouldn’t recommend or return.

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FrancaS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual ... nice to see the restaurant busy ... staff were attentive and food delicious!!

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FionaE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service - extremely helpful staff

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JulieB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant with warm reception, comfortable relaxed seating. Excellent service from friendly staff. All of the food was of excellent quality with great choice of drinks. Would recommend and can’t wait to return.

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SamanthaQ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely Friday date night with my boyfriend. I am vegetarian and they had plenty veggie options. Fun night!

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vipAlanW
London
33 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a nice secluded table and service was attentive. Not cheap but food was good and nice portion size.

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MissAquaDragon76
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Ivy Brasserie chain is such good value for money and you feel special as soon as you walk in the door. Staff are attentive, food is tasty and well cooked and it's a lovely place to be.

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DamienS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Fantastic location and one of the better Ivy locations. The food was delicious and pricing is reasonable. Our waiter was a little snooty and could have definitely offered a more welcoming approach, but my guests enjoyed themselves regardless as did I. The booking included a note to say it was a birthday celebration, as the reservation website asks for any ‘special occasions’, but not a whiff of a happy birthday. Disappointing as other Ivy locations have been far more generous regarding customer care.

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vipPepsidog
London
123 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We went to the Ivy to celebrate my friends 50th birthday. She had never been to the Ivy before so it was an opportunity for her to try it out. We were given a nice comfortable table . We shared the zucchini frites as a starter which was delicious. I had the grilled chicken and portion of the sweet potatoes which was delicious. My friend had the salmon which was very good. Our cocktails were excellent . Overall food and service was very good . We had coffees to end it off . Sadly there was no birthday cake which was disappointing and a lost opportunity for the restaurant to be recommended for birthday celebrations .

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vipEmfortee
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We ate in the back section which was very loud. So many speakers at volume. Note to self: book the front section next time :)

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AdrianG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant.
Ticks all the boxes for a great night out .
We will definitely return .

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LouiseM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Been here a few times and never disappointed. Always great food, service and atmosphere. Perfect for date nigjt or a family gathering.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Table not ready on time so kept waiting by the front door for 15 mins - a comp drink at the bar would have been more appropriate! Music far too loud - could not hear servers or eachother. Menu in tiny print difficult to read in subdued lighting. Mains very expensive given no sides come with them and have to be ordered separately. £12 bottle of Malbec from Sainsbury’s on the menu for £44. Plenty of room for improvement especially with ambience and vfm.

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FayeK
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

As always the food was fantastic. However from the minute we entered service was not at its best. The girls on reception were snobby and stuck up, marching into the restaurant expecting us to know immediately to follow and pushing the door so violently it slammed shut in our faces! Table in the distance was gestured to, not at all a friendly arrival. I think whoever was supposed to be in charge of our table kept completely forgetting about us as things took forever to come or for ordering courses. My friends starter took forever to come as they had forgotten about it, no sense of an apology that she had to eat alone as I had already had my starter. We were offered drinks by the manager which was insinuated to be an on the house apology but at the end we were charged for them and the severely delayed starter. I got given the wrong drink to what was ordered. Food was lovely but disappointed with terrible customer service.

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ClareK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a really relaxing pre-theatre lunch. Food was great, service was excellent. It’s quite noisy at lunchtime so they could do without the music. But overall another good meal at Soho Brasserie

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StevenN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Always a good atmosphere and food to match.
The current Corona virus doesn't appear to have made any impact on their trade.

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ZoeY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Good food, service and ambience, took a little time to get the bill but overall very nice experience and we were not in too much of a rush anyway.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, as always.

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commoner
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Large restaurant, food of a very good quality with an extremely good value lunchtime menu with excellent staff.
Well worth a visit but suggest booking as it gets busy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and great food. Always a pleasure to go The Ivy.

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LukaD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Host are not friendly. The service did not have the height. The employees are haughty and cheap.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Not good at all - feedback given directly to restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and good location to have conversations. Staff are friendly and professional. Food is amazing! Would definitely recommend.

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vipLottie
London
35 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food great service.

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NicholasR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delightful restaurant with lovely staff and great menu. The decor is excellent and I am pleased to recommend it to all. If you don't like quite loud music, then you may need to avoid Fri/Sat evenings.

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TarkanM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Dined for my wife's second birthday celebration for her birthday weekend in London.

Again I ordered steak medium well but unfortunately came out rare, Steak was taken away and SAME steak was brought out only when we asked twice and my wife had already finished her main dish. Manager came to table and apologised profusely and steak was taken off.

I wanted to make it clear that we were happy with the service and it is the CHEF that let the front of house team down.

I think the talented kitchen team may well benefit from re-visiting the techniques used and adopted on how to cook steaks of various guest requests as it seems there's a pattern in Ivy Asia kitchens where they seem to be getting steaks wrong.


But again I want clarify that the front of house and waiting staff and managers are great.

Thanks

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carlyH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints, always great fresh food, served by well appointed staff.

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TaraB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service was good however disappointed that other diners were permitted to eat in the restaurant dressed in tracksuit bottoms and scruffy clothing which looked un clean. I thought The Ivy had a higher standard than that!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A successful romantic brunch thanks to a smiling and pleasant team, an environment decorated with taste and guaranteed taste pleasure. We will definitely come back and recommend it ❤️

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vikd
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice ambience. Had to wait for the table for about 20mins and table was quite cramped for 3. Vegetarian food was good. My colleague who had the fish and chips felt the batter was overly oily and left most of it. Overall though it was a pretty good meal.

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stephenJ
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

It was a busy Friday evening but impression was of a mass market chain venue with soso food quality rather than anything bespoke or really good. My son had a steak which tasted like it had been frozen rather than chilled and was oddly chewy and tasteless - much like the beef I had on the buisness class flight over to London and much worse than Hawksmore or anywhere similar. I has the shepards pie which was Ok but again not as exciting as expected. Appetisers and desserts were better - I enjoyed the tarte au tarn which was worth waiting for and the chocolate bomb looked good but essentially became a gooy mess. Service was friendly but a bit hit and miss - it was pretty busy though. Great deco but sound was too high so people were shouting, creating a v noisy enviroment. If you go expecting a slightly more upmarket and expensive version of a high street chain brasserie in a larger group then you will probably enjoy it but not if you are looking for a high quality meal in a relaxed enviroment and good conversation.

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SHAUNE
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was fine however we were situated in the middle of no where and felt like we were at a train station with everyone walking around us. This is the only gripe.

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PeterH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The curry was returned back as it looked like it was just reheated...

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Meli
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely evening, however our chips were very hard. Overall the dessert and service was great.

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Lammy
London
69 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good place to meet and eat in Soho. Really lively, fun place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food and decent service

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Pinklady
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was nice. I asked for a nice table as it was for a Birthday celebration and instead it was put between two other tables close by. I didn't think the service was as attentive. I remember first time I went, the door was opened for me when I arrived and left. This didn't happen and I even had my chair pulled out for me before as I got up and this didn't happen. Although our table waiter was very polite, its the extra touches which makes someone go back. And knowing it was for a birthday, would have been nice for a little treat. Even a small slice of cake, would have been nice but there was no acknowledgement.

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