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Ivy Market Grill, London, ENG

Ivy Market Grill

4.1
4.1
13026 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Sibling of the classic Modern European eatery offering walk-in seats in a polished, elegant space.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion."

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : 020 3301 0200

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Parking details

    Nearest car park: Savoy Adelphi Car Park, Savoy Adelphi Garage, Savoy Pl, WC2N 6BL

  • Public transit

    We are located 5 minutes walk away from Covent Garden Station (Piccadilly line) and 10 minutes away from Leicester Square Station (Piccadilly line, Northern line).<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 13,026 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. R

    Richard

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and Great service tonight. Will be back again for sure
  2. KG

    KamleshG

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Service was slow. Waiter kept forgetting things and therefore ruined overall experience
  3. a

    annm

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Am surprised at all the glowing reviews, certainly doesn't mirror my experience. We were 10 mins early and table wasn't ready so we sat at the bar for 20 mins (until i finally got up and asked if somebody could seat us). The bar staff studiously avoided all eye contact so we were unable to order a drink while waiting - surely a missed opportunity? We sat outside, setting was nice, the waiter was very friendly and helpful (the only friendly waiter actually). The food was ok, nothing to get excited about but no major complaints (my salmon was half cold but was definitely edible if not enjoyable, chips looked and tasted like they had been under a lamp for quite a while before making it to the table). Cocktails were overpriced for what they were - nothing special. At some point i could no longer focus on the conversation at our table as there were several mice scurrying around the small outside area. Appreciate that this was outside, but it was extremely off-putting. One mouse was determined to hang out under our table as there was a bait trap nearby. We took our coffee inside at the bar where to my horror i saw at least two mice dashing around the place. Staff just carried on and generally appeared to be inconvenienced if you wanted to order or pay etc. I thought the whole experience was overpriced, overrated and not worth it. I wont be back.
  4. SD

    SallyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were left waiting for our table for nearly half an hour and having moved our booking to 15mins later the day before we had lost our table outside but this was not clearly stated. Food was very good however and a nice ambience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    All great until we tried to paid. We were seeing a theatre show straight after dinner so were in a rush and we struggled to get the bill for a good 15 minutes. In the end we just had to walk up to the waiter’s station and pay directly. Frustrating end to an otherwise excellent dinner.
  6. VW

    VWood1

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    The food was very good but in 1hr 20 minutes I only managed to get a piece of fish, salad and one glass of wine. It took 25 minutes after being seated to get a glass of water. I had booked and told them I was going to the theatre but still the service was the worst I’ve ever had.
  7. GN

    GillianN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us were heading to a show for a belated birthday celebration and wanted to make an afternoon of it too. We booked for a meal beforehand and the good and service was fabulous. Would definitely book again.
  8. GS

    GavinS

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebrate, service and food was excellent
  9. SP

    SarahP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Service from the bar very poor - wine came after starts and the glasses of wine ordered after mains finished - awful
  10. CD

    CarolD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was exceptional, the food was absolutely delicious. The service was outstanding. A real treat - thank you
  11. b

    barbarab

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal in a lovely setting.
  12. L

    Liza

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is so lovely as soon as I arrived. Very welcoming, friendly and professional staff. Cocktail and food were spectacular!
  13. DE

    DebbieE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fantastic service and buzzy atmosphere.. a winning combination!
  14. LH

    LukeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service, fantastic birthday meal
  15. AP

    AnneP

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Enjoyed our visit again to the Ivy Grill, first time sat outside and the service was slow. Food excellent will return again.
  16. JS

    JulieS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely brunch and good cocktails. Service was excellent staff were very pleasant and could not do enough for us. Would definitely go again and recommend.
  17. Z

    Zee1973

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service was poor. Had to repeatedly ask for drinks. When drink’s finally arrived one was missing, had to chase. Food orders were missing had to repeatedly ask where missing food items were. I explained to manager that on this occasion we would not be paying service charge. He did not ask why we were unhappy he just grunted at us. The food was good, but the overall experience was the worst Ivy experience we have had and we are regular diners with the Ivy.
  18. AY

    AdrianY

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I’m so torn but keep coming back in hope! The food is ALWAYS excellent but the service just needs a bit more care…always something forgotten, or late, or or…
  19. FG

    FallonG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a lovely way to finish my mum’s birthday celebration’s. All the staff were so friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was absolutely delicious. A special mention to Shemari and Isatu on the front of house, nothing was too much trouble and they are a credit to the team
  20. TR

    TerryR

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Cramped condition on outside dinning area. 6 people at a table for 4 people. Very cramped. Service was slow lost our dinner order. Waited over an hour for main dishes to arrive. Staff blamed dinners for the error. Failed to apologise for poor service. Will not go back. Such a shame as it spoil our celebration dinner..
  21. CC

    CatherineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the perfect meal for our 2 birthday celebrations. Food was fantastic and the service spot on. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a super evening dinner. Thank you to all the staff who waited on us, you were attentive without being over powering, service with a smile and recommendations when stuck for a choice of food. It was all a lovely experience.
  22. S

    Sparkie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good but not as good as last time. Don’t agree with the service charge as feel it’s far too much for the service received
  23. GI

    GIll

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service delicious food , really enjoyed the meal would book again
  24. N

    Nightingale

    Kent

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We were disappointed with service which we presume is due to lack of trained staff post covid.
  25. BS

    BenSimmons

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful! My friend and I always pay the Ivy a visit when we were passing through. It was the first time eating/having the avocado and eggs benedict there and I can honestly say it was some of the best eggs I have ever had. Service was warming, atmosphere is always a pleasure to be a part of and I always feel comfortable and looked after within the Ivy. Can't recommend enough!
  26. k

    kellyannep

    Liverpool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was beautiful, however service was awful, we waited 45 minutes for our drinks! Waiter was quite rude and abrupt wen we asked where they were! I have eaten here several times before and never had service like this very disappointed when I bought friends with me who had never eaten there before!
  27. S

    Susiq

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite it being Pride weekend and it being exceptionally busy, we were made to feel very welcome. Every member of staff made us feel special. The food was faultless. We will definitely be returning on another occasion. We have lots more menu options to try!
  28. SW

    SWFC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff and good food in the ideal location
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food as good as ever. Service a little slow but still professional and attentive.
  30. LS

    LauraS

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great meal and service, our waiter was attentive and was able to meet our needs with a menu change,
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food 👌
  32. AB

    AndyB

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This used to be one of my fave restaurants. Something has drastically changed. It has gone really down market Immature inexperienced staff and food is just poor The sole was burnt We will certainly not be coming back
  33. JV

    JadeV

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I reused to pay the service charge … wrong water…. had to wait too long and then the sides came out cold … so noisy waiter couldn’t hear us
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Sadly this was not a great time on this occasion it was sooooo busy you were sitting on top of the next table !! So much so you could hardly get passed to get out Far to many tables booked and not enough room Our waiter was like a headless chicken running around we had to ask everytime for something Even though we booked in advance and turned up 15 mins early I feel we were put into the walk in area. The wine is very expensive and not much by the glass to choose from. Will not rush back here too greedy and not getting the service you pay for.
  35. B

    Brandon

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Great wine, great food, but a very rude manager… even more rude when we asked to take the service charge off because of the poor service.
  36. SW

    SamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner and great atmosphere. Will visit again
  37. DB

    DavidB

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The waiter in a noisy restaurant was bumped and spilled a tray of drinks next to our table. While he apologised- and they cleared up part of it, although left glass round my friend’s feet for the remainder of the meal, nothing else was done until I found glass in my meal! it would have been better service- especially at their prices- to offer to replace straight away rather than wait until I had glass in my mouth. They did replace at that point but made no adjustment to the bill and expected a tip, which we removed from the bill. The service was slow anyway and one of the waiters tried to make a joke out of it, calling it a ‘food challenge’. not great
  38. PP

    PaulaP

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was good but for some reason even though there were loads of empty tables they decide to sit you right on top of each other. Found that really odd. Our table was too small for our breakfast to fit on so that was awkward and I found myself piling things up just so we could fit our drinks and plates on the table.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great but unfortunately we had table outside and staff did not seem to react to rain situ outside as quickly as we would expect! I think it rains quite a lot! But in the end we were seated inside and had fab night but there was a bit of a wait to get table which was a little disappointing as booked table months ago!
  40. SG

    StacyG

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exemplary service, outstanding food, staff attentive, music far to loud.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Ivy Market Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 13026 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Ivy Market Grill

1a Henrietta Street, Covent Garden London, ENG WC2E 8PS

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:30 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Nearest car park: Savoy Adelphi Car Park, Savoy Adelphi Garage, Savoy Pl, WC2N 6BL

  • Public transit

    We are located 5 minutes walk away from Covent Garden Station (Piccadilly line) and 10 minutes away from Leicester Square Station (Piccadilly line, Northern line).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3301 0200

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion."

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : 020 3301 0200

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